Faculty and Staff

Special Classes Faculty

Atrium

Cindy Wurzelbacher – Catechist

Cindy was introduced to and began volunteering with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd when her older daughter attended pre-primary at GSCM. As a former youth minister of 12 years, she fell in love with the method and philosophy. Cindy felt the youngest formation possible is a gift to the child in working towards a life-long relationship with Jesus Christ, our Good Shepherd. Cindy is trained in Levels I, II, and III of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. She comes to GSCM after directing CGS at St. Gertrude School and Parish, where she was blessed to coordinate volunteers and catechists, build and manage three atria, and coordinate the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion. Cindy graduated from the University of Dayton in 1995 with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy and Certificate in Lay Ministry. She has completed many Masters level courses at the Athenaeum of Ohio. All along her career, working with children has been her calling. In addition to her church ministry work, she has served in social service positions in agencies, hospitals, and schools.  Cindy is thrilled and honored to return to the place where she first learned about CGS, and serve as a catechist and liturgy coordinator.

Fine Arts

Natalie Ferraro – Music Teacher

Natalie Ferraro joined the GSCM community in 2020 as a general music teacher.  Natalie recently graduated in May of 2020 with a Bachelor of Music Education from Xavier University, where she participated in multiple choral ensembles and parish ministries.  A trained vocalist, Natalie’s main instrument is voice, and she has a deep passion for liturgical music, having sung in church choirs since grade school.  She has performed in multiple venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York, the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and the Kaufmann Center for Performing Arts in Kansas City.  Natalie continues to use her voice as part of ministry as a choir member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Cincinnati, as well as continuing her own musical studies.  While attending Xavier University, Natalie served as a music minister for student masses at Bellarmine Chapel.  One of seven children, Natalie is a native of the Dayton area, and currently resides in Middletown with her family.  In her free time, Natalie enjoys exploring nature, singing at weddings and concerts, spending time with family, and finding new coffee spots throughout Cincinnati.

Jennifer Borgert – Elementary Art Teacher

Her story got even better when she met Ted Borgert. They married and dedicated themselves to raising a Catholic, home schooled, family of artists, musicians and hopefully good- to-be -with sort of people. In Jenifer’s free time, she offer her sewing skills to priests for their vestments and to brides for their wedding attire. Jennifer wishes she had more time to read, paint for the fun of it, and be outdoors.

It is with continued eagerness for making projects and sharing my knowledge of Art History that Jennifer joins the faculty at Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori.

Nicholas Rottman – Assistant Catechist

To come – Spanish Teacher

Outdoor Education

Zach Gagel – Physical Education Teacher

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.