Faculty

 

To reach Good Shepherd staff via phone, dial 763-545-4285 and when prompted, dial their three-digit extension number. 

 

Administrative

 

Mike McGinty - Principal ext. 811

mikemcginty@gsgvschool.org

 

 

 

Julie Starosta

 

 

Julie Starosta - Administrative Assistant ext. 820

email: juliestarosta@gsgvschool.org

As the school Administrative Assistant, I can tell you that you won't find a better community for your children. The entire team at Good Shepherd School is the most dedicated group of professionals that I've ever met. I'm honored to support the quality education that Good Shepherd provides. We are a community and a family.

 

 

 

Jessica Ede - Administrative Assistant ext. 825

email: jessicaede@gsgvschool.org

I am thankful to be apart of the Good Shepherd community and love supporting our great staff and students. I attended Good Shepherd as a student and am very excited to be back!  

 

 

 

Classroom Teachers

 

 

  Catie Corken - Kindergarten Teacher ext. 823   

      email: catiecorken@gsgvschool.org

 This is my seventh year teaching in Catholic schools and my third year as the Kindergarten teacher at Good Shepherd School.  I earned my B.A. in Elementary Education from the College of St. Benedict.  Every student brings something special to the classroom and it is so fulfilling to work with young children and help them develop a love for learning.  I feel very blessed to be a part of the wonderful Good Shepherd community!

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Angela Lee - Kindergarten Teacher - ext. 851

email: angelalee@gsgvschool.org

This is my second year at Good Shepherd School.   I grew up attending this school, so I know first hand how special it is. I feel blessed to be able to work with such a great group of professional educators.

 

Teacher Website

 

 

Diane Brinda

 

 

Dianne Brinda - Kindergarten Aide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Rachel Johnson - First Grade Teacher ext. 822

email: racheljohnson@gsgvschool.org

This is my first year teaching at Good Shepherd School.  I received my B.A. from the College of Saint Benedict and am working on my Master's in Education through Augsburg College.  I feel so blessed to be a part of the amazing community at Good Shepherd!

Teacher Website

 

 

 

 Nancy Vanasse - First Grade Teacher ext. 824

email: nancyvanasse@gsgvschool.org

I have been a first grade teacher at Good Shepherd School for twenty-three years.  Prior to teaching at Good Shepherd School I taught second grade for four years in northern California.  My first teaching experiences took place in the Brainerd Lakes area where I lived for two years.  I received my B.S. degree from St. Cloud State University and my Master’s degree from St. Mary’s University.

Teacher Website

 

 

Diane Keefe

  

Diane Keefe - First Grade Aide

 

I've been with Good Shepherd School "officially" for seven years.  I started working in the library and AR program and now more recently as an aid to the first grade.  I get the privilege of being able to work with all the first graders (and two pretty awesome teachers)!  Unofficially, I've been with Good Shepherd School/Parkvalley since 1995 when my oldest started here in kindergarten.  All four of my children went to school here.  Two are now college graduates (!), one is still in college, and the other in high school.  When I have free time, I like to get outside and hike or bike and, of course, visit with my big kids!

 

 

 

 

Molly Fossen

 

 Molly Fossen - Second Grade Teacher ext. 827

email: mollyfossen@gsgvschool.org

This is my fourth year at Good Shepherd and my second year teaching Second Grade. I received my undergraduate degree from St. Kate’s. Good Shepherd is such a wonderful school with an amazing staff and such kind students. I feel truly blessed to be a part of it.

Teacher Website

 

 

 

Angie Ruehle

 

Angie Ruehle - Second Grade Teacher ext. 826

email: angieruehle@gsgvschool.org

I have been teaching second grade at Good Shepherd School for twenty-five years. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education and a Master of Education degree in early childhood education.

Teacher Website

 

 

 

Nancy Shields

 

Nancy Shields - Third Grade Teacher ext. 829

email: nancyshields@gsgvschool.org

I have been teaching at Good Shepherd since 2008. I have my Masters and Undergraduate degrees from Bradley University in Illinois. I have taught third grade for over 20 years in Catholic schools. I love teaching at Good Shepherd because of our commitment to a quality Catholic education and the wonderful sense of community.

Teacher Website

 

 

Kris Timian

 

 Kris Timian - Third Grade Teacher ext. 828

email: kristimian@gsgvschool.org

I have been teaching third grade for over thirty-four years, most of these years at Good Shepherd School.  I have a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s Degree from Hamline University.

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Katie Massopust - Fourth Grade Teacher ext. 837

email: katiemassopust@gsgvschool.org 

This is my fourth year teaching, and my first year teaching at Good Shepherd! I am very excited to be part of the Good Shepherd Community and feel so lucky to have a job that I love! I grew up in Fargo, ND where I attended a Catholic school K-12. I obtained my degree in Elementary Education from the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University. 
I live in Saint Louis Park with my husband, Devin and our two Cavalier King Charles puppies, Abner and Wilbur. (Yes, both of our dogs are named after fictional pigs!) In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and family, reading, and exercising. 

Stacey Poppler

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Stacey Poppler - Fourth Grade Teacher ext. 830

email: staceypoppler@gsgvschool.org

This is my seventh year teaching fourth grade at Good Shepherd School. I received my Undergraduate degree from the College of Saint Catherine and my Master's in Education from Hamline University. This will be my twelfth year teaching in a Catholic School.

Teacher Website

 

 

Stevi Evans

 

Stevi Evans - Fifth Grade Teacher ext. 832

email: stevievans@gsgvschool.org

I am thrilled to be teaching at Good Shepherd! I spent three years teaching fifth grade at a Catholic school in Minnesota. Prior to teaching in Minnesota, I spent three years teaching in Colorado. I received my Bachelor's degree from Regis University in Denver, and I am currently pursuing a Master's degree at St. Thomas University. I am a graduate of Good Shepherd/Parkvalley Catholic, and it feels wonderful to be coming back to work at the school I loved while growing up! I spend much of my time with my three children and husband, and I look forward to an awesome year!

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Regina Workman - Fifth Grade Teacher ext. 833

email: reginajoyce@gsgvschool.org

I am excited for my 3rd year at Good Shepherd School. I received my Bachelors degree from Saint Ben's College and am currently pursuing a masters degree from St. Thomas University. Good Shepherd is such a welcoming community, I am glad to be a part of such a wonderful school. 

Teacher Website

 

 

Amy Halstrom

 

Amy Halstrom - Sixth Grade Teacher ext. 834

email: amyhalstrom@gsgvschool.org

I have been teaching 6th grade at Good Shepherd School for twenty-two years.  I have my Undergraduate Degree from the College of St. Benedict and my Master’s Degree from St. Mary’s University.

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Julie Carlson - Sixth Grade Teacher ext. 835

email: juliecarlson@gsgvschool.org

This is my first year teaching sixth grade, and I am thrilled to be returning to Good Shepherd School! I previously taught kindergarten and fourth grade at Good Shepherd for ten years.  I received my Bachelor's degree from St. Ben's and my Master's degree from St. Mary's University.  I am looking forward to a great year!   

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Specialist Teachers

Leona Cornish

 

Leona Cornish - Physical Education ext. 836

email: leonacornish@gsgvschool.org

I have been teaching Physical Education for thirty-one years. Twenty-nine of those years have been here at Good Shepherd School. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree at Winona State University in 1986 and my Master’s of Arts in Education Degree from St. Mary’s University in 1999.

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Carrie McConville - Learning Specialist   ext. 831

email: carriemcconville@gsgvschool.org

 This is my third year at Good Shepherd and my twelfth year teaching.  I received my B.A. from the College of St. Benedict and my Master’s degree from Northern Arizona University.

 Teacher Website

 

 

Cindy Stearns

 

Cindy Stearns - Music Specialist ext. 838

email: cindystearns@gsgvschool.org

I am very excited to be teaching my eleventh year here at Good Shepherd School! I graduated from St. Cloud State University with a bachelor’s degree in K-12 music education, with an emphasis on instrumental music. My primary instrument is the trumpet; however, I have performed on almost all the band instruments in concert! I have also performed many different genres including,  concert band, orchestra, brass ensemble, jazz band, marching band, pep band, concert choir, and a world drumming ensemble. I look forward to teaching both classroom music and band to the students here at Good Shepherd School.

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Michelle Stockinger - Spanish ext. 816

email: michellestockinger@gsgvschool.org

This is my eleventh year teaching Spanish at Good Shepherd School, but not my eighth year in the building! I attended Good Shepherd grades 1-6. I have taught middle and high school Spanish for eighteen years, the majority of those in Howard County, Maryland. I have a BA from the University of MN, Morris in Spanish and English. It’s good to be back!

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Kim Whitehouse

 

Kim Whitehouse - Technology Specialist, School Care Coordinator ext. 815

email: kimwhitehouse@gsgvschool.org

This is my eleventh year at Good Shepherd School.  Previously, I worked as a director at a Huntington Learning Center located in the Twin Cities.  I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 2000.  I received my Masters degree from the University of Minnesota in the summer of 2007 in Elementary Education.

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John Vella - Maintenance Supervisor ext. 852

 

email: johnvella@gsgvschool.org

 

In March 1989 I joined the staff at Good Shepherd as Maintenance Engineer.  It is my goal to manage all the upkeep of the buildings and grounds, as well as the cleaning of the entire facility.  The maintenance staff helps with the cleaning and set up for the many church and school activities that are held throughout the year.  I have been blessed to work with staff members who are very supportive and committed to Good Shepherd!

 

 

         

Kelly Lavigne and Haylie Zenner - School Care Directors ext. 855

 email: schoolcare@gsgvschool.org