Our Wonderful Faculty & Staff
Lynn has been a member of the Good Shepherd community since 2004. She taught first and third grade before taking on the role of principal in 2014. She received a BS in finance and an AS in accounting from Bentley University. She studied elemetary education at Lyndon State College and is currently enrolled at St. Joseph's College of Maine where she is pursuing her Master's in Catholic Educational Leadership.
Lynn and her husband Vincent live in Lyndonville. They have three grown sons, Nick, Mike and Ryan (GSCS ' 13).
When she is not at school, Lynn loves to travel, garden and enjoys fresh air and sunshine.
Associate Director of Development
Jodi started working part-time at GSCS when her youngest child started Preschool in 2008. Mrs. Gingue provides a sympathetic ear to all and any first aid that may be needed. Jodi and her husband, Gerard, live in Lyndonville and have five grown children and four went to GSCS, one son-in-law, and two grandsons. She loves spending time with loved ones, especially at the ocean; enjoys reading, boating and taking walks with her dog, Maya.
Business Office Director
Director of Development
Jordan started at Good Shepherd back in July. She just recently moved back to St Johnsbury and bought a house with her fiancée. Good Shepherd has always held a special place in her heart ever since her little brother attended. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with loved ones, snuggling her dog, hiking mountains, traveling and writing. She actually even has a few published works. She looks forward to what the future holds here at GSCS and life in general!
Pre- K/ Kindergarten
Tonya Caron has been a part of Good Shepherd School since 2007. She is blessed with teaching Kindergarten, and enjoys her expanded role of Early Education Director. Tonya and her husband raised 3 beautiful children. Their passion has always been watching their children on the ice, field, courts, stage, or wherever their hearts led them. Together with a team of amazing early ed teachers, she is committed to providing families with a loving and engaging learning environment; creating a foundation for a lifetime of love of learning.
1st & 2nd Grade Teacher
Dawn Frechette has been teaching at Good Shepherd since the school opened in 1998. She has taught first, second and third grades. She went to Castleton State College where she received her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Development. She is also trained in Orton- Gillingham. Dawn lives in St. Johnsbury with her husband John and her three children, Marianna, Gwen and Max.
3rd & 4th Grade Teacher
This is Liz's 4th School year teaching at Good Shepherd. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in teaching and Master’s Degree in Counseling.
She grew up attending a Catholic school in Massachusetts and loves Catholic Education!
She lives in Concord with her husband and two daughters who have attended GS since preschool. She enjoys playing and watching sports. She played soccer, basketball and softball through high school and played softball all through college. Elizabeth still plays slow pitch softball in the summer too!
Jo Anna Hall
5th & 6th Grade Mathematics Teacher
Jo Anna has worked “part-time” at GSCS since January, 2014. She teaches mathematics to 5th and 6th graders and offers math camp 4 days a week from 3 - 4:30.
Jo started teaching in September, 1972 and has thoroughly enjoyed it for almost fifty years. Jo and her husband, John, live on Joe’s Pond in West Danville. They have one daughter, Johnna, their son-in-law, Chris Kendall, along with two grandsons currently attending Good Shepherd, Declan in 8th grade and Kellan in 6th grade. The family loves to travel together to the coast of Maine, to Florida, and to Arizona to visit family.
7th & 8th Grade Language Arts & History Teacher
8th Grade Homeroom
Kelsi Before began teaching at GSCS in 2015 and lives in Burke with her husband, Shane; Daughter, Fiona; and two cats, Si and Little G. She and her husband are expecting their second child in March. Kelsi loves the field of education and considers herself a life-long learner.
She enjoys participating in all activities that involve spending quality time with her family. In the future, Kelsi is most looking forward to watching her children grow!
Some of her favorites include watching Netflix and Disney movies, indulging in chocolate milk and fries, and playing along with Jeopardy.
7th & 8th Grade Mathematics
5th & 6th Religion
7th Grade Homeroom
Mary has been teaching Math and Religion since 2007. She teaches her students not only their subjects but also how to be kind and loving human beings. Over the course of the years she has been collecting Peeps from her students because they give them to her as gifts since she calls her students "her peeps". Mary lives in St. Johnsbury with her husband Dan, she has three children Meg, Caitie and Brendan. She also has two grandchildren Emma and Aidan. She loves the beach, cooking, traveling, baking muffins with her grandchildren and spending time with family and friends.
Mary Ann Baker
Mary Ann Baker is thrilled to be back teaching in the Good Shepherd Community this year. She is getting to know some of our youngest learners while teaching in the pre school. She has been involved in early education and care in the community for the last 35 years. Mary Ann and her husband David have been married 42 years, have been blessed with seven children and 11 grandchildren (so far!). Mary Ann has a passion for helping things to grow. When it isn't children it is plants. So when the pandemic hit and she found herself with no "littles" to care for she decided to root all of the plants that she could. As a result of that she has many rooms full of them.
Cynthia DeKett loves to foster creativity and stewardship by encouraging students to look for beauty in everyday objects, both old and new, and to develop their own unique interests and talents to make the world a better place. She is originally from the midwest and graduated from Ferris State University in Michigan, and the Institute of Children’s Literature in Connecticut. A diligent researcher, avid reader, and lifelong learner, Cynthia is also a published author and illustrator of a YA fantasy trilogy under the pen name C.A. Morgan. She and husband Roger have been married 29 years, and have four adult children, all GSCS grads, and a current 8th grader, Lydia. They are longtime music ministers at St. Elizabeth’s in Lyndonville.
5th - 8th Grade Science Teacher
Jen is the Good Shepherd Science Teacher, she loves bringing the joys of experiments, nature and anything science related to her students and classroom. Jen lives in Barnet with her husband and two bonus sons. She loves mechanics, building, hiking, knitting, farming, gardening, fishing and all of the other outside activities a person can think of. She enjoys watching Marvel movies and also anything with Johnny Depp in it. Her favorite things are Christmas, the color green or purple, anything maple, coffee and obviously Johnny Depp.
Ms. Thomas has been a part of the Good Shepherd Community for over 15 years. She has volunteered, subbed or taught in almost every position at GSCS. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education, has run her own daycare and worked as a co-director/preschool teacher at a local daycare as well. She was a scout leader for over 10 years and received The Scouter of the Year Award in 2015. She wears many hats at GSCS, Librarian, Gym Teacher and Lunch Lady. She also teaches religion , first grade math and Career exploration classes too. She has four children Will, Fred, Quentin and Josie. Three of her four children are GSCS graduates. Ms. Thomas grew up on and raised her family on a farm. She lives in Passumpsic, loves the ocean and spending time with loved ones.
Morning Infant and Toddler Teacher
Sandra Rankin is the morning infant and toddler teacher. She is in her second year in this position. She previously taught preschool and pre-k for several years here at GSCS. Sandra holds a BS in Elementary Education from the University of Vermont.
Sandra loves sports and coached youth softball and basketball for many years when her children were small. She enjoys hiking, skiing and most of all, spending time with her family.
She is married to Deane Rankin and they have three children; Brigette, Jasper and Delaney. They all attended Good Shepherd Catholic School.
5/6 Language Art and History Teacher
5/6 Homeroom Teacher
Melissa is a first generation American as well as a native Vermonter. Her Father is Austrian and her mother is French, and she was raised in a wonderful home with strong values and much love. Melissa is a licensed teacher with a BA in English. She re-entered the educational workforce several years ago after homeschooling her three children through eighth grade. This is her first year at GSCS (2021). She is married to her husband Ron, and they love the Lord, each other, and their family. Melissa also loves laughing, taking day trips, walking, reading, being in the sun, and thanking God for each and every moment. She loves to teach and she loves to learn! She views life as a tremendous gift, as well as an opportunity to uphold and value those around her. Melissa lives in Lyndonville with her family.