As parents ourselves, we know that you want warm, caring teachers who you can reach easily. Our certified teachers have total fidelity towards curriculum implementation, Christ centered environments and faith development. Each person on our staff is a Christian thinker who shares our vision and will carry on the mission of Good Shepherd Lutheran School. Learn more about our teachers and our staff below.
Alysa K. Johnson – GSLS Head of School
Alysa K. Johnson’s quest for high quality education started when her oldest child turned 6 weeks old. She took a job as a 3 year old teacher at the highest rated quality early childhood education school she could find for her first born. As her family grew, so did her desire to raise her children in her beloved hometown of Bastrop. With this aspiration came the vision for premier, Christian education in a private school setting. Alysa holds over 13 years of experience in private education. Alysa has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin in Sociology with a minor in Business Administration/Pre-Law. She holds several private education certifications for educational management. Alysa has led programs of over 200 children, managed over 20 faculty, won numerous enrollment and quality control awards, curriculum director, and recognized several times as top performing principal within her district. She developed and operated the company’s very first and only Private Elementary School and led HR and Recruiting efforts for 21 campuses and 300 teachers. Her passion, qualifications and experience are a true asset for our expanding program. Moving her experience and career path to Good Shepherd Lutheran School has allowed her to cultivate her lifelong passion for education. Pursuing the growth of a very successful preschool program, and expanding this into formal years of education, is yet another educational dream coming true. Being able to provide a premier, Christian educational opportunity for the children in her native home town, is the icing on the cake.
“Children are our most important investment. Providing a loving, Christ-centered, and academically accelerated educational option are the principles that Good Shepherd Lutheran School was founded on. We welcome you to Good Shepherd Lutheran School.”- Alysa K. Johnson
Jill Messina – GSLS Lead Educator
Jill has been an educator for thirty years. She has extensive experience in grades K-4. She is also certified in ESL, Early Childhood, Reading 1-8, Elementary Education 1-8, and Principal. In addition, Jill spent four years training extensively in Guided Reading and also trained in BLS to assist students with dyslexia. She worked with struggling students in math, reading, and writing as a Title 1 teacher, Reading Recovery Teacher, and an RTI Lead Teacher. Jill looks forward to serving you and your child in a low stress, high energy, Christian setting. Her classroom will be filled with rigorous learning that will fit each child’s current ability level, hands on activities, opportunities to work with others, and the opportunity for your child to advance as far as he can.
Alyssa Price – Assistant Teacher, Program Enrichment Coordinator
Mrs. Alyssa recently moved to Bastrop when her husband accepted the head baseball coach position at BISD. Alyssa and her husband have a three year old boy named Rush and an overweight(as she describes) chocolate lab named Boots. She studied education at Stephen F. Austin Sate University and has worked in two school districts since. She loves building relationships with her students and watching them learn and grow. Alyssa states that every day in the classroom is a new adventure.