Working at Good Shepherd is a true joy for me. As a student many years ago, I can still remember the classrooms I sat in and the teachers I had. As a teacher, I try to provide my students with the same experiences I once had here. My goal is to provide a thoughtful, nurturing environment for the children that fosters creativity, independence and social confidence. Being respectful of each child’s needs and individuality is of the utmost importance to me. Good Shepherd’s UPK Program is truly one that sets the foundation for future learning. Learning is student centered, interactive, engaging and fosters creativity. We use thematic units as an integrated approach to learning. Themes enable us to integrate math, science, music, literature and dance into the exciting units!