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Ms. Wasko

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University of Central Florida- BS Early Childhood

Ms. Wasko

Lauren Wasko graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2016 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Her favorite things to do in her free time are to spend time with her family (and dogs) as well as work with horses. She has ridden horses since she was 8 years old and now teaches young children how to ride. She is very happy to be here at Good Shepherd with a community as welcoming as you!




Mrs. Cease

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Towson University- BS Early Childhood Education

Mrs. Cease

Mrs. Cease has a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Towson University. Previously, Mrs. Cease taught 1st Grade in Anne Arundel Public Schools and worked in Cecil County Public Schools as a long term-substitute. Mrs. Cease spends much of her free time with her two daughters, husband of 24 years, and pets. Some of her favorite hobbies include painting, crafts, reading, and gardening. 




Mrs. Tunell

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Neumann University, BS Elementary Education and Special Education

Mrs. Tunell

Mrs. Tunell graduated from Neumann University in May 2013 with a degree in elementary education and special education.  Before coming to Good Shepherd, she was the Kindergarten/First grade teacher at Tender Loving Kare. Some of her favorite things are spending time with her family, reading, volunteering, giraffes, and music.  

Mrs. Rothka

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Wilmington University, BS Elementary Education Studies

Mrs. Rothka

Jackie Rothka started her days with Good Shepherd at the age of 16, where she was a Childcare Assistant in our Summer Camp and Aftercare Programs. In the 2015/ 2016 school year, Mrs. Rothka made her way into the classroom when she became the Pre-K Aide. Today, Jackie teaches Religion and Science to our Intermediate grades, you may also see her directing our School Musical, working with Student Council, or even on our Gala Committee!

Mrs. Rothka is a proud alumnus of Cecil College  and Wilmington University and has earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education Studies.  She loves learning, and is eager to try new things in the classroom. If asked what Good Shepherd means to her, Mrs. Rothka states, "We're more than a school, we are a family; it's what makes us special."

 

Mrs. Christofano

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California University of PA- BS Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education. McDaniel College- MS Curriculum and Instruction

Mrs. Christofano

Mrs. Christofano feels especially fortunate to be teaching her favorite subject, English/Language Arts to her favorite age group, intermediate. Over the years Mrs. C has taught everything from toddlers to 9th graders, and without a doubt, the intermediate level is her passion! 
 
After graduating from St. Marks High School, Mrs. Christofano move to California, Pennsylvania where she met her husband Mike and earned her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education. In 1995 she began her teaching career in the Cecil County Public School system, and in 2005 she earned a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
 
When she's not doing 'teacher-y' things, you can find Mrs. C hanging out with her husband and their 3 kids Teno (17), Dominick (16), and Melina (13) and their two rescue dogs, Cooper and Pixie. Some of her favorite things include animals, books, working in her veggie garden, going out to dinner, and spending time with friends. Mrs. C thinks there is no such thing as too many chocolate chips in a chocolate chip cookie!
 
Mrs. Christofano is looking forward to a SPECTACULAR 2019-2020 school year!
Mr. Johnson

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Salisbury University- Masters in Business Administration; Notre Dame of Maryland University - Certificate in Secondary Teaching

Mr. Johnson

Mr. Johnson is a proud graduate of Salisbury University with a Degree in Business Administration and a Masters in Business Administration.  He worked in the business world for 27 years and was successful in management, sales and as a company president; however, was always longing to make a difference and loved coaching sports.  He decided it was time to make a change and become a teacher so he began taking courses at Notre Dame University of Maryland and became a certified teacher.  

Mr. Johnson loves working with the students at Good Shepherd.  They are all very special and they all have their unique skills and different ways of learning.  Mr. Johnson believes God led him here to do His will.



Mrs. Boyd

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Stevenson University- BS Elementary Education; College of Notre Dame- MA Leadership in Teaching; Reading Specialist

Mrs. Boyd

Mrs. Boyd has had the privilege of working here for the past 8 years.  Prior to her tenure here, she worked in Baltimore County and Cecil County.  She is the oldest of six kids and uses her siblings and personal life stories to help students understand the content and give them a glimpse of the importance of faith in their lives.  She has three children-- which are current Good Shepherd students.  She loves spending time with them and watching them grow!!  

 

Mr. King

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St. Joseph’s University- BS Physics

Mr. King

Mr. King teaches Math, Science, and Social Studies to all junior high students.  He has been at Good Shepherd for over 25 years.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia.  Previously, Mr. King taught Gym and coached basketball at the Tome School.  He also coached the Good Shepherd basketball team for 10 years.  In his free time, he likes to engage in hiking, biking, tennis, basketball, and anything outside.  When he retires, he hopes to travel out West and hike the Appalachian Trail.  

Mrs. Olszewski

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Mrs. Olszewski

Mr. O has served for more than 35 years in Catholic education.  She is truly honored to have been a part of so many young lives through those years. So many young children have had an impact on her as much as she has impacted them.  She believe that she is blessed to be a member of the Good Shepherd family.

Mrs. Collado

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Mrs. Collado


It has been a pleasure for Mrs Collado to be part of this remarkable school since 2015. She is married and has two children. Currently, her husband is in the diaconate formation and she would greatly appreciate prayers for his journey ahead. She enjoys spending quality time with family, reading, cooking, and doing crafts. It has been a great experience for Mrs. Collado to teach Spanish to the students of Good Shepherd. She is looking forward to another amazing year. Muchas Bendiciones!

Mrs. Henrich

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Shepherd University- Music Education

Mrs. Henrich

Mrs. Henrich is excited to be the music instructor at Good Shepherd! As a French Hornist primarily, she performed with the Symphony Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Marching Band at Hedgesville High School and Shepherd University.  High School is where she fell in love with musical instruments.  She started learning the saxophone in middle school and then learned the tenor saxophone, trumpet, and then french horn. She was drum major of her high school band where she then learned to arrange musical pieces for classes and lead the band during marching season and throughout the year. She is also proficient on the guitar, ukulele, flute, and percussion. 

Mrs. Henrich attended Shepherd University and student taught at South Middle school and Hedgesville High School, teaching 6th-12th grade, both located in West Virginia.  

 

Mrs. Tracy Harreld

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Mrs. Tracy Harreld

Ms. Tracy is our Physical Education instructor as well as a member of our aftercare program.  Some of her favorite activities include spending time with her family, reading and traveling as much as she can.