Faculty and Staff

Lower Elementary Team

Lizz Huddle – Lower Elementary Directress

Lizz’s journey began in preschool where she attended Fort Worth, Montessori in Texas. After completing the program and graduating from Kindergarten, her mother became a trained Montessori teacher, so she maintained connections to a Montessori school and grew up making materials and aiding in a Montessori classrooms on her days off. Upon graduating from high school, we crossed country to pursue her dream of becoming a Montessori teacher and attended Xavier University, receiving her B.S. in Montessori Education in 2009.  She worked as a Lower Elementary Directress at Cornerstone Montessori School in Northern Kentucky for 4 years before starting her family. While transitioning to a stay at home mom (she now has 2 children), she continued teaching at her parish religion program, eventually getting trained in CGS and building a level 1 and level 2 CGS program at her parish. She also taught music and piano lessons. Lizz is now a Directess in the Lower Elementary at Good Shepherd and couldn’t be more excited to fulfill her dream as a Catholic Montessori teacher!

Amy Scuglik – Lower Elementary Directress

Amy received her B.S. in Montessori Education from Xavier University in 1999. She then helped create one of the first elementary Montessori programs in Northern Kentucky while teaching at Prince of Peace School in Covington from 1999-2003. Amy returned to X.U. and earned her M.Ed. while completing her 9-12 Montessori training. She also completed the Orton Gillingham training program. Amy was a lead lower elementary  teacher at The Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori for 13 years (2003-2016). In the Fall of 2016, Amy transitioned into the role of Montessori Support Specialist. In 2023 Amy moved back into the Lead Directress position.

Eileen Alfieri – Lower Elementary Assistant Directress

At Xavier University, Eileen Alfieri earned her B.A in the Liberal Arts. After graduating, she spent several years managing a ceramic studio. This allowed her to run many programs for children and to create personalized pieces of art for her customers. Eileen and her husband enjoy spending time with their young daughter, tending their vegetable garden and traveling.

Mary Beth Burns – Lower Elementary Assistant Directress

Mary Burns has a B.A. in English from Morehead State University. She has taught Theology at the high school level as well as English at the middle school level. Mary has an extensive background in coaching including a state championship in girl’s soccer at Badin High School. This background has allowed Mary to continue to help athletes learn to find their playing edge while maintaining a positive mindset. Mary is also a published writer in poetry and nonfiction. Mary and her husband have four children. She is an avid sports fan with a passion for all sports especially hockey and soccer.

Sarah Rose Bort – Montessori Intern

Originally from Long Island, Sarah Rose graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with Bachelors’ degrees in Theology and Catechetics in 2016. Since then, she has been working in parish ministry in a variety of different roles; most recently, she was the Director of Evangelization at St. Monica-St. George & for the Newman Center at UC. Sarah Rose was first exposed to Montessori education through training in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, which she has a great love and passion for. For her capital V vocation, she is married to her college sweetheart, John Paul, and they have two sons: Judah Zion (pre-primary), & Giorgio Martin (2), and a baby girl due in 9/23.