Sue Young - Librarian and Spanish Teacher
Mrs. Young joined the GSES family as Spanish Teacher for the Kindergarten and Pre-K classes in the late 90’s. She became the GSES Librarian in the fall of 2017 and began teaching Spanish to the Fours classes. Mrs. Young’s family moved around quite a bit but settled longest in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She majored in Spanish with a minor in Latin American Studies at University Of New Mexico and spent her junior year studying at UNM’s Centro Andino in Quito, Ecuador. Mrs. Young is a performing songwriter and storyteller. She is a member of the Texas Commission on the Arts Artist Roster, and when she’s not at Good Shepherd you may find her performing at schools and libraries all around Texas. Mrs. Young also plays in a Folk/Americana duo – Young & Rusty – with her husband Rusty Nelson. She brings her love of music and stories to her classes. Your kids might come home singing a song they learned from Mrs. Young.
Becca Westerkom - Music and Movement Teacher
Mrs. Westerkom joined the GSES community first as a parent in 201and then as the Music and Movement teacher in 2018. Mrs. Westerkom helps students develop physical, mental and social skills through music, movement and creative play. She helps build a musical foundation through singing, dancing, playing rhythm instruments and FUN! Mrs. Westerkom attended Texas State University where she earned a degree in Television and Radio broadcasting. She was born in Houston, and she and her husband Andrew have two wonderful children, Vivian (7) and Henry (5).Vivian has already been bitten by the music theater bug like her mom and performed her second show at the historic Paramount Theatre this summer. Henry is also a natural performer and he especially loves comedy and improv. In her freetime, Mrs. Westerkom enjoys performing around town with the Story Wranglers, an all mom Improv troup.
Henriette Mansour - Floating Assistant Teacher
Trevon Heartwell - Facilities Maintenance
“ There is a reason to smile walking into the school, and I hope to be as positive and inspirational to others as they have been to me.”
Mr. Trey joined the GSES community in 2019. Mr. Trey grew up with both parents in the military and has lived all over the world. For Trey, “home is where your bed is.” Mr. Trey makes sure that all the parts of the school building are fully operational and a safe environment for everyone to enjoy. Trey is the oldest of five siblings and considers himself a family man. His siblings refer to him as a third parent, and he takes a lot of pride to be there for his family. Mr. Trey feels blessed to to be a part of GSES, and to have a place to grow and strengthen skills.