Good Shepherd Lutheran School
Good Shepherd Lutheran School
Preparing His lambs... sharing His grace.
Meet Our Staff
Amy Gromowski (Administrator)

Ms. Gromowski is a product of Lutheran education from her elementary school years through college at Valparaiso University, Indiana. She has taught in a variety of grade levels throughout her career in education. In her leisure time, Ms. Gromowski enjoys reading a good mystery, crocheting prayer shawls, on-line gaming, and geo-caching with her children. It is truly her honor and privilege to be serving the church, school families, and our Lord here at Good Shepherd.
Taylor Foltz (7th/8th Grade)

As a Watertown native, Taylor Foltz is excited to start his teaching career at Good Shepherd. Mr. Foltz graduated from St. Xavier University, Chicago with a degrees in both Secondary Education and History. He is our homeroom 7th/8th grade teacher and departmentalizes in math and science in grades 5-8. Outside of school he is all sports all the time as he enjoys coaching and refereeing sports of all levels through the local park and rec department. And, new this year, he will be coaching wrestling at Watertown High School.
Charlotte Groth (5th/6th grade)

Miss Groth has been working with middle school students for over 15 years and loves the energy they bring to the classroom. She loves to make history come alive though social studies and enjoys sharing a great historical fiction novel with her students. Outside the of school Miss Groth stays busy working on her hobby farm, teaching genealogy classes at the Watertown library, and collecting Lutheran memorabilia. Be sure to ask her about her Portals of Prayer collection!
Julia Wackt (4th Grade)

Mrs. Julia Wackt has been teaching for 16 years. Julia got her undergraduate from Concordia University-Mequon. Julia has been married for 13 years to her husband, Mark. Mark and Julia have an 11 year old daughter named Olivia. Mark, Julia and Olivia have a dog named Daisy who is a huge part of their lives. Julia and her family love to be outside enjoying the beautiful Wisconsin weather and watching Olivia play softball. Julia feels so blessed to be a part of the Good Shepherd family!
Lucas Gerlach (3rd grade)

Lucas Gerlach, an Oconomowoc native, has spent 11 years teaching at Concordia International School Shanghai prior to coming to Good Shepherd. As a teacher, he seeks to serve children by helping them find their God-given potential, build character, and grow as Christ-centered leaders. Mr. Gerlach enjoys biking, playing board games, singing along with his ukulele, and spending time with family.
Kelli Ryddner (2nd Grade)

Miss Ryddner is a 2016 graduate of Concordia University, Nebraska, and has attended Lutheran schools all her life. Prior to coming to Good Shepherd, Miss Ryddner taught third grade for three years in Indiana. Miss Ryddner feels blessed to be a part of the Good Shepherd family and to be teaching second grade. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her family and friends, travel, go antiquing, and exercise.
Danielle Bely (1st Grade)

Mrs. Bely is excited to be sharing the Lord’s love with his little lambs here at Good Shepherd! She graduated from UW-Whitewater in 2000 and has been teaching ever since! She has taught in kindergarten and second grade at other schools and now has the privilege of teaching first grade here at Good Shepherd. Mrs. Bely and her family have been members at Good Shepherd for many years and her two daughters attend Good Shepherd school. In her free time, she enjoys camping, jeeping and geo-caching with her family, traveling, reading a good book, or playing games.
Johanna Grahman (Kindergarten)

Ms. Graham feels blessed to be at Good Shepherd. She comes to Good Shepherd with 20+ years of Early Childhood experience. Her favorite part of teaching is sharing the love of Jesus with her students every day. In the classroom, her passion is guiding young students through their learning, and watching them grow every teaching moment. She is a graduate of Carthage College in Kenosha, WI. While not at school she enjoys reading, spending time with her two sons watching them on the soccer fields or basketball courts. She enjoys traveling with her family and most recently enjoyed a week on the Island of Oahu!
Ingrid Wickboldt (K4)

Mrs. Wickboldt finds so much joy in teaching preschoolers each day and sharing the love of Jesus. She is a graduate of Concordia University Chicago with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She comes to Good Shepherd from the Chicago area with 19 years of teaching experience with preschoolers in Lutheran schools. She is so excited to be teaching 4K at Good Shepherd. She enjoys spending her free time cooking new recipes, exercising, reading, traveling and spending time with her family.
Michelle Gerlach (K3)

Mrs. Gerlach is thrilled to be teaching K3 here at Good Shepherd. Michelle loves singing and dancing with the students and getting them excited about how much Jesus loves them. She enjoys how much fun learning can be when they get messy! Michelle is delighted to be at Good Shepherd with her husband, Mr. Gerlach, and children. As a family they love to explore nature and visit family in Colorado.
Michelle Keller (Daycare)

Mrs. Keller serves as Good Shepherd’s child care director and 3 year old preschool teacher. Having grown up in the area, Mrs. Keller knows all the best places for window shopping. She enjoys both watching and playing volleyball, and hopes to one day make a visit to Switzerland. But, for now, she is happy to serve her Lord by sharing her talents with His little ones here in Watertown.
Megan Braunschweig (Music)

Miss Braunschweig feels honored to teach music and choir at Good Shepherd. She is currently Adjunct Professor of Bassoon at Concordia University Wisconsin and enjoys teaching woodwind lessons for high school and middle school students. She also loves to sing and has served as a choral accompanist and substitute organist at University Lutheran Church in Champaign, IL. She finds great joy in her various musical vocations. In her leisure time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, rock climbing, and spending time with her cats.
Jan Schadt Resource Teacher

Colleen Harrington (Spanish)

Ms. Harrington is happy to be returning to GSLS to teach Spanish again. She has had the wonderful opportunity to travel to various Latin American countries. She loves speaking Spanish and photography. When she is not teaching at Good Shepherd, she is working in her photography studio.
Betty Brown (Band Instructor)

Kathy Wackett (Physical Education)

Mrs. Wackett is very excited to serve the Lord as the Physical Education teacher here at GSLS. She has been teaching PE in 4K-8th grade for 23 years. Mrs. Wackett likes to see her family run in races and soccer games. You might see her biking, walking or running around town.
Heather McGuire (Administrative Assistant)

Mrs. McGuire is a familiar face here as she and her family are long time members at Good Shepherd. Her talents of organization and attention to detail are daily used to the glory of God. A few interesting facts about Mrs. McGuire include that she is also a landscape architect, enjoys snowmobiling, and visiting different National Parks across the country.
Stephanie Baker (Administrative Assistant)

Ms. Baker is a Watertown native. After graduating from UW-Madison in 2012, she moved to Miami, FL where her love of the ocean and beach blossomed. Life took her to Arizona and Texas before bringing her back home to Wisconsin in 2021. In her free time, you'll find her with her dog Teddy, enjoying time with her family and friends, and when vacation time allows - traveling the islands!
Pastor David Groth

Pastor Groth gets much pleasure from his vocations as a pastor and a dad. In his time away from the office Pastor is known to enjoy gardening, cooking, golf, tennis, beekeeping, sugaring (the process of making maple syrup), and a good game of Sheepshead. And even with all that, he still finds time to be a newspaper junkie.

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