Thank you to Gary Kendra, Charlie Bennett, Jim Mahoney and friends for cleaning up the preschool playground. It is now safe and ready for play!
Mrs. Monica Morales joins the GSC faculty this year as our Spanish Teacher.
Please meet our new friend...
¡Hola! I am your new Spanish teacher, Sra. Morales. I was born and raised in Lima, Peru and immigrated to the United States 20 years ago. I studied at Temple University and earned a Bachelor degree in Spanish. I also studied and worked in the tourism and hotel industry for a short time. In my spare time, I began substituting and found a new passion working with children with disabilities and I have been in the education field since then as an instructional aide and now as a teacher. I’ve started teaching Spanish last year at St. Charles Borromeo School and this year, I’ve been blessed to accept the Spanish position at Good Shepherd. I work at SCB on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays and at GSC on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
I used to be an active parishioner at St. William Church where I met my husband. We moved to Hatboro and now, we attend St. John Bosco parish. My husband and I love to go to the shore, walk in the Schuylkill, athletics, watching movies, writing poetry and reading Hispanic classic works.
I am very delighted to be part of the Good Shepherd School family and I look forward to a great year!
The Good Shepherd Catholic school community would like to extend a warm welcome to Tom McDonald as the new Chair of Good Shepherd Catholic School’s Board of Limited Jurisdiction. Previous to this appointment, Tom served as Vice Chair from 2015 and now will automatically move up to Chair and rotate into position upon the retirement of Charlie Bennett, who served his term of three years as Chair.
Outside of his work with the school board, Tom is an active member of Queen of Peace Parish Community. Tom was strongly recommended by the community who refers to him as a “leader and having very strong skills in constituent relations and would be well suited to address facility matters with his Fire Department experience.” His volunteer work, in addition to this Board of Limited Jurisdiction, has included volunteering with The Fort Washington Fire Company #1 and coaching with the Upper Dublin Soccer Club. Tom also served on the Fort Washington Fire Company’s Board of Directors and has chaired several committees, including Recruitment and Retention, PR and Insurance.
Tom is married to Eileen McDonald, GSC’s Honors Math Teacher, and is a devoted father to 3 graduates of Good Shepherd Catholic, Maggie (‘13), Maura (‘15), and Harrison (‘18) McDonald.
Join us in wishing Tom great success in this position and we look forward to many new ideas under his leadership and guidance.
At Friday's Opening School Liturgy, our student council members were inducted into office.
Bria Mahoney President
Robert Sciscio Vice President
Meghan Nowaczyk Secretary
Nicholas Nguyen School Representative
Grace Lyons 7th grade Class Representative
Dermot Gray 6th grade Class Representative
Matthew Myers 5th grade Class Representative
Conor Chapin 4th grade Class Representative
We thank Mr. Urmson for his work with our Student Council. We pray that God blesses our students as they carry out their responsibilities.
On behalf of the Good Shepherd Catholic school community, I would like to thank our board member, Charlie Bennett and his wife Kathleen for their generous donation towards our new auditorium chairs. Their support helps us continue in our mission here at GSC. Our chairs were well loved and used but as everything else, they wear out. We use them on a very frequent basis for both students and faculty assemblies but to also extend our awareness into the community through special events. Again, thank you Mr. and Mrs. Bennett for your assistance in the renovation project of our gym/auditorium. If you would like to be a part of our renaissance and be a donor, please contact Amanda Wilkes at 215-886-0176 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good Shepherd's faculty are kicking the school year into high gear! Our teachers met after school to learn more about Google Expeditions. Expeditions lets teachers take their students on virtual field trips anywhere and get a completely different perspective. Google Expeditions will help our teachers bring their lessons to life!
My name is Melissa Gregory, and I am excited to begin the new school year teaching 5th grade at Good Shepherd Catholic School.
I grew up in New York state’s Hudson Valley, and I attended the State University of New York College at Geneseo, majoring in psychology. I moved to Pennsylvania after graduation and worked several years doing social work in Philadelphia. I’ve always enjoyed working with children, but knew that my calling was in education. I returned to school, attending Holy Family University, where I obtained my Master’s Degree in Education with certifications in elementary and special education. I began my teaching career at the School District of Philadelphia, teaching Kindergarten and then 3rd grade. As my family grew, I took some years off to care for them. I returned to teaching a few years ago at the Abington School District where I held long term and per diem substitute positions. I am thrilled to be returning to teaching full-time at Good Shepherd.
I now live in Ardsley with my husband, Kevin, and four children Connor (18), who recently began his education at Kutztown University, Abigail and Aiden (13) and Hadley (12). As a family, we are active in Queen of Peace, and my husband and I are entering our 6th year volunteering with the Queen of Peace PREP program. As a family, we enjoy the beach, traveling, and just spending time together.
I have a strong love and foundation for my Catholic faith, as well as a strong love for teaching. What better way to fulfill my calling than through a career teaching at Good Shepherd! I hope to pass on my love of learning to my students, guiding them toward their future.