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!

Anna Betsch, Lower Elementary Directress

Anna first joined GSCM in 2018 as a lower elementary assistant. Anna received her B.A. in Communications and a certification in Public Relations from the University of Cincinnati in 2014. She then spent 2 years working in the world of marketing. However, during an adventure in Tanzania for 4 months to teach English at a secondary school, Anna discovered her love of educating. She completed her MACTE credential in Lower Elementary Montessori Education in 2019 and taught one year at Ohr Torah Montessori. Anna returned to GSCM in 2020 as a lead elementary directress.   


Lara Messerly, Lower Elementary Assistant


Mary Burns, Lower Elementary Assistant