Anne Marie joined GSCM in 2017 after spending 5 years as the DRE (Director of Religious Education) at St. Anthony/All Saints Parish in Canton, Ohio. Anne Marie received both her BA and MA in Elementary Education from Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio. She taught in Catholic Schools for 12 years at both Villa Montessori Center in Cleveland, Ohio and Regina Coeli/St. Joseph School in Alliance, Ohio. She received her Pre-Primary Montessori Certification from Walsh University and her Elementary I Montessori Credential from Montessori Opportunities. Anne Marie is trained in all three levels of The Good Shepherd Catechesis and has been a catechist for over 20 years. She established the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at St. Anthony/All Saints Parish in Canton, Ohio in 1997 and oversaw the formation of all levels of atria at the parish. She is a recognized Formation Leader for Level I as well. Anne Marie served on the Youngstown Diocesan Council for Catechesis from 2001-2007. She completed a MA in Pastoral Studies with an emphasis on the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in 2017 from Aquinas Institute of Theology out of St. Louis, Missouri. Anne Marie enjoys reading, baking, working crossword puzzles, and spending time with family.
Nancy Toon – Office Manager
Dan received a B.A. in History from Trinity College in 1977. After working as a teacher-naturalist at outdoor education centers, he received his Masters in Montessori Education from Xavier University in 1984. He founded The Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori (then called Queen of Angels Montessori) in 1998 has always been active there as a catechist. He currently serves children in the Level II (6-9) and Level III (9-12) atria. Dan also serves as a formation leader, training adults as catechists in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Dan also manages the facilities at GSCM’s 13-acre, 4-building campus. When possible, he engages the students in facility-related tasks, working with ‘grounds crews’ at the upper elementary and middle school levels, and guiding weekly woodworking and building projects with the middle school students. He and his wife Maureen have seven children and one grandchild. Dan enjoys woodworking, canoeing, hiking, and gardening.