Faculty & Staff

Working Together to Provide a Safe and Welcoming Place for Students

At Faithful Shepherd, it’s the teachers who make the difference in the lives of those children. Our faculty are deeply devoted to our students; they persistently strive to push students beyond simple course completion and passing grades and nurture them into their fullest potential.

Whether it be inside the classroom or in extracurricular activities and sports, the teachers at Faithful Shepherd provide more than an education. They work together to provide a safe and welcoming place for students. They recognize that parents know their children best, and their openness to working together with parents helps create academic tools that support students’ learning, making them the best possible versions of themselves.

Over half of the teachers at Faithful Shepherd hold advanced master’s degrees. In the spirit of lifelong learning, our teachers continuously take classes and always stay up-to-date with the newest and most effective teaching methods. Faithful Shepherd is fully licensed as a Pre-K through 8th grade school and is fully accredited by the Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (MNSAA).



Schmidt, Mackenzie
Smith, Hannah
Solano, Isabel
Title: Spanish Specialist
Dept: Specialist
Swain, Karen
Title: 1st Grade Teacher
Dept: 1st Grade
Swartout, Jenny
Title: 5th Grade Teacher
Dept: 5th Grade
Szostak, Liz
Title: School Counselor
Dept: Counselor