Faculty and Staff

Administrative Staff

Anne Marie Vega – Principal

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

Lynette Rosati-Shim – Finance Director


Lynette received a M.B.A. and a M.H.A. from Rush University.  After working for several years in the health care industry in the areas of finance and information systems, she took time off to have a family.  She has 7 children which includes three sets of twins (girl twins, boy twins, boy/girl twins, and a single girl).  She joined The Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori staff in 2008 after being a GSCM parent since 2001.  Her daughters graduated in the first graduating class  (then called Queen of Angels Montessori) in 2007.  Lynette enjoys playing tennis, reading, and spending time with her children.

Terese Munro – Development Director

Terese joined GSCM in December of 2019 as Development Director. She brings extensive development and marketing experience from her career with the Cincinnati Reds as Scoreboard Director at Riverfront Stadium, fundraising at the Cincinnati Ballet, office manager and events for The Wellness Community and most recently as Development Director, Publications Editor and website guru at Hyde Park Center for Older Adults where she worked for 15 years. Terese enjoys the beach, reading, music, sewing, history and stuffed envelopes for her first political campaign at age 8. She and her husband Tony Smith live in an old home in Madisonville that they affectionately call The Rex Estate with furry family members Ella the dog and Mia the cat.

Kristin Schwandner – Social Media Director

Kristin joined the staff at The Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori in 2016 as the Social Media Director after being a GSCM parent since 2010. She is also a GSCM staff photographer. Kristin holds a degree in graphic design and has worked in advertising agencies as a Creative Director and Social Media Director throughout the greater Cincinnati area. She has 2 children. The youngest attends GSCM and the oldest is a student at Northern Kentucky University. Kristin enjoys cooking, gardening, painting and is an avid photographer.

Becky Wichman, Office Manager/Secretary

Becky joined GSCM in August 2020.  Before joining GSCM she worked at The Seven Hills School for 20 years as the Secretary at Doherty Campus.  In her time there she was Co-Chair of the Outdoor Program which took kids on exciting outdoor adventures such as Canoeing, Biking, Camping, Ski Club, Tubing and Rock Climbing. Also, she Co-Chaired an annual trip to Washington, D.C. and helped plan the annual trip to Colonial Williamsburg.  Many weekends she can be found helping to plan events and weddings and has helped many young couples with their special day. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three teenage children, playing sports, and being outdoors

Zach Gagel, Facilities Manager

Zach is a native of Cincinnati and a 1995 graduate of Moeller High School where he played football and lacrosse. He continued his lacrosse playing career at Ohio Wesleyan University earning a degree in physical education. After graduation, he started his coaching career as an assistant coach for Ohio Weslyan. He spent six seasons there before excepting a job with Lacrosse America where he ran youth and high school lacrosse leagues in Chicago. He just started his sixth year teaching physical education and has worked at St. James of the Valley, Cardinal Pacelli and now GSCM.

Zach resides in West Chester with his wife Jenny, and their three children, Matthew, Juliana, and Thomas.

Barb Banfill – Auxiliary Clerk