Faculty and Staff

Upper Elementary Team

LinMarie Cameron – Montessori Upper Elementary Directress

LinMarie earned a B.A. in Theology from Christendom College, completed her elementary (6-12) Montessori training from the Washington Montessori Institute, and earned an M.Ed. in Montessori from Loyola of Maryland. Before moving to Cincinnati, LinMarie began and developed the elementary program at the Montessori School of Kokomo. She came to The Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori as a lower elementary directress in 2001, trained as an Orton-Gillingham tutor, and completed training in Levels I, II, and III in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. She has been the Humanities lead for Upper Elementary since 2008.

Jenny Griffin – Montessori Upper Elementary Directress

Jenny has an extensive background in science and education. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1994, and has worked for over eight years as a teacher-naturalist for the Cincinnati Park Board.  Prior to coming to The Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori in 2005, Jenny taught for three years at St. Bernadette School in Amelia, and also served as a private tutor for Huntington Learning Center.  Jenny received her Montessori training through Xavier University. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her husband and two children.

Shannon Lotterer — Upper Elementary Assistant Directress

Shannon earned her B.A. in International Studies from Miami University and completed the Montessori Methods and Materials Workshop Series for Assistant Teachers at the Greater Cincinnati Center for Montessori Education.  Her Montessori classroom experience is well-rounded as she spent three years as a teaching assistant in the Upper Elementary at GSCM and then spent two years as a teaching assistant on our Pre-primary level.  Shannon and her husband have four daughters and enjoy camping, sports and volunteering as a family.

Sheli Schlueter – Upper Elementary Assistant Directress

Sheli Schlueter joined GSCM as a substitute teacher in Fall 2020 and currently works as an assistant  in the Upper Elementary Humanities environment.  After graduating from Mercy Montessori in 1985, she had hoped for a Catholic Montessori education for her own children, and found it at GSCM.  Sheli has always enjoyed teaching — from her days teaching Criminal Justice  courses at the University of Cincinnati to teaching various legal and training topics, including active shooter (ALICE) courses, for fellow law enforcement officers and civilians during her police years.  She is happy to be back in the classroom with the students at GSCM.  Sheli holds a Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in Psychology, a Master’s  degree and most of a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati.  She is also a graduate of the FBINA (Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy) 245th session and CLEE (Certified Law Enforcement Executive) XIX session. Family health issues required her to step away early from her police career of almost 14 years, and though she does miss the adrenaline filled days, she is grateful to work with the wonderful families, students and staff that make up GSCM.