My name is Carolyn Courtien. I grew up in Good Shepherd Parish and attended Good Shepherd School as did my three children, Elizabeth, Katie and Michael. I still live in Marine Park with my husband, Michael and my favorite pastime is spending time with our four grandchildren. We continue to worship here at Good Shepherd and together we have trained children as readers and altar servers for our parish Children’s Masses since 1992.
A local girl, I attended St. Edmund’s High School which was an ALL girl school back then and graduated from Brooklyn College with a B.A. in Speech and Hearing Science. I also started a Master’s degree at Hofstra University. I studied piano privately for 8 years with concert pianist, Mischa Portnoff. This Fall, I will begin my 25th year as Music teacher at Good Shepherd.