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




Mike McGinty - Principal ext. 811





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 graduated from UW Eau Claire with a Business Marketing and Management degree. I attended Good Shepherd as a student and am very happy to be back!  





Classroom Teachers


  Catie Cosi9zsgeej1ydwpw8kjogdchy6yl.jpgrken - 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!

      Teacher Website





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







Hallee Olson - First Grade Teacher ext. 822

email: halleeolson@gsgvschool.org

This is my second year teaching, and my first year at Good Shepherd! I am so excited to me apart of such an amazing community. I grew up in St. Cloud and got my B.A. in Elementary Education from the College of Saint Benedict. I feel very blessed to be able to do what I love everyday. 

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 eighth year at Good Shepherd and my seventh teaching second grade. I earned my B.A. in Elementary Education from St. Kate’s University and my Masters of Education from St. Mary’s University. I have loved every year at Good Shepherd and I expect nothing less this year. I feel blessed to be apart of such an caring community! 

 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.

Teacher Website





 Katie Massopust - Fourth Grade Teacher ext. 837

 email: katiemassopust@gsgvschool.org 

 This is my sixth year teaching, and my second year at Good Shepherd. I received my B.A. from the College of Saint Benedict. I love everything the Good Shepherd community has to offer, and I'm looking forward to an amazing year!

 Teacher Website




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!

 Teacher Website






 Rachel Johnson - Fifth Grade Teacher ext. 833

email: racheljohnson@gsgvschool.org

This is my third year teaching at Good Shepherd School and my first year teaching fifth grade.  I received my B.A. from the College of Saint Benedict and my Master of Arts in Education from Augsburg University.  I feel so blessed to be a part of the amazing community at Good Shepherd! 

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-five years.  I have my Undergraduate Degree from the College of St. Benedict and my Master’s   Degree from St. Mary’s University.

 Teacher Website





Shelby Nelson - Sixth Grade Teacher ext. 835

email: shelbynelson@gsgvschool.org

 This year will be my first year teaching, and I am so excited to be starting my teaching career at Good Shepherd! I grew up in St. Cloud and didn’t move far to receive my B.A. in Elementary Education from the College of Saint Benedict. I feel so blessed to be welcomed into such a fantastic community, and am looking forward to a great year. 






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.

 Teacher Website





Carrie Henningsgaard - Learning Specialist   ext. 831

email: carriehenningsgaard@gsgvschool.org

 This is my fourth year at Good Shepherd and my thirteenth 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.

 Teacher Website




e8hmcd0wsp8wugs1dejyc0nr3nl.jpgMichelle 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!

Teacher Website




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.

 Teacher Website





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 - School Care Director ext. 855

 email: schoolcare@gsgvschool.org