Meet our Faculty


  • Mrs. Diana Springfield

    Principal and 1st Grade Teacher

    Mrs. Springfield graduated from the California Institute of Technology with a BS in literature in 1999. In 2000 she earned a MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) from Occidental College. She taught in the Glendale Unified School District for eleven years, during which she taught straight and split classes in grades 2-6. She values effort and honesty in students, and tries to instill them with confidence and a sense of responsibility. She likes to be silly and play, too, and often gives her kids goofy nicknames. In return they sometimes refer to her as the evil queen from Snow White. They form lasting relationships, and often keep in touch with Mrs. Springfield throughout middle school, high school, and beyond.

  • Ms. Jacky Hilliard

    Preschool Director

    Ms. Hilliard earned her B.A. in Early Childhood Development in 1978 from Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles. She has a total of 25 years' experience in the field, of which 10 were spent as the director of the Sycamore Park Early Education Center in Los Angeles. She has worked at Good Shepherd for six years.

  • Ms. Sylvia Durand

    Preschool Teacher

    Ms. Sylvia Durand was born in Indonesia and came with her family to the United States at the age of 10.

    Ms. Durand has taught preschool for ten years, mainly working with four and five year-olds. She likes teaching children in this age group because of how fast they learn and grow. Ms. Durand says it's a blessing to teach her children the word of God through attending chapel and reading bible stories aloud to them.

    After attended Glendale Community College, Ms. Durand worked at Zion Lutheran in Glendale for eight years, a preschool in Woodland Hills for one year, and is in her second year at Good Shepherd.

    In her spare time, she listens to Hawaiian music and hula dances. She hopes to live in Hawaii someday.

  • Ms. Rosie Colima

    Childhood Development Teacher

    Rosie Colima has worked with children from pre-school through fifth grade for almost 10 years. She began to volunteer at Loreto St. Elementary School as part of a middle school project, and there she discovered her love of teaching. Since then she has been in and out of classrooms as an assistant.

    She pursued her career by attending Glendale Community College, where she majored in child development. She is now an assistant at Good Shepherd, which she says "was a job God sent." She is passionate about what she does and believes "every day is a learning experience when working with children." In her spare time she likes to spend time with her husband and two children. She loves arts & crafts and cooking. She also enjoys learning new things that she can implement both with her kids and in the classroom.

  • Mrs. Ignacia Gandaria

    Jr. Kindergarten and Kindergarten

    Mrs. Ignacia Gandaria graduated from California State University Los Angeles (CSULA) in 2005 with a Bachelors degree in Urban Learning (teaching inner city children) and preliminary multiple subject teaching credentials. She is currently enrolled in National University to clear her teaching credentials with a Masters degree in education.

    Mrs. Gandaria has worked in the education field for 7 years in both private and public schools. She taught pre-school at Kedren Head-start and 4th and 5th grade at East Los Angeles Light and Life school. Mrs Gandaria started working at Good Shepherd in November 2012 as a substitute and teaching assistant. She is excited that she is now part of the friendly and loving staff at Good Shepherd.

    Mrs. Gandaria enjoys spending time outdoors walking, jogging, hiking and playing tennis. During her spare time she spends time with her husband, her cat (Roger) and her dog (Snowflake). In the summer Mrs. Gandaria enjoys bike riding, walking and playing volleyball at the beach. She enjoys traveling to new places and trying different things. Mrs. Gandaria believes in making memorable moments in the classroom and outside of the classroom by living every moment to the fullest.

  • Ms. Karla Yulo

    2nd Grade

    Ms. Yulo graduated from California State University Northridge with a B.A. in Liberal Studies and a concentration in Science Education. For the past four years, she has worked with children as a teacherís assistant, soccer coach, and tutor. Ms. Yulo believes communication and respect are the most essential elements to an effective classroom. Her ultimate goal is for her class to unite as a community of learners where thoughts and ideas can be heard and are encouraged to be shared.

    Outside of the classroom, Ms. Yulo enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is always up for a new adventure, whether itís playing soccer, hiking, or being at the dog park with her fur baby, Milo.

  • Ms. Dale Maxwell

    3rd and 4th Grades

    Ms. Dale Maxwell graduated from Seattle University with a Bachelor of Education degree. Having a yearning for travel, she accepted a position teaching Special Education in the Sydney, Australia school system. During the next three years, she also taught 4th and 5th grades in a boysí boarding school and, for a short period, in a Catholic parish kindergarten.

    Upon returning to the United States, Ms. Maxwell taught for the next 30+ years for the Los Angeles Catholic Archdiocese in Hollywood and Los Angeles. Starting out with departmentalized junior high, then on to 4th grade, she eventually returned to teaching middle school. Along the way, she acquired a Master of Science in Education degree in Pupil Personnel Services (Counseling and Testing) and a second Master of Science in Education in Educational Administration, both from Mount Saint Maryís College in Los Angeles. In 2012, she retired from the Archdiocese to take on substitute teaching at Good Shepherd Lutheran School.

    In 2014, she was asked to take on a full-time position as 3rd and 4th grade teacher. Having become a little bored with retirement, she was most grateful to return to teaching and share her skills and knowledge with the students of Good Shepherd.

    In her spare time, Ms. Maxwell enjoys traveling, watching old movies, and visiting with friends. When time permits, she attempts to tend her backyard garden, but it seems to be a never-ending battle with the weeds. At present, she is not owned by any particular pet but is fostering a large family of kitties until they can be placed in forever homes.

  • Ms. Rosalyn Consolacion

    5th and 6th Grades

    Ms. Consolacion graduated from California State University Dominguez Hills with a B.A. in Liberal Studies: English Literature and is currently attending National University to complete her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.

    She has worked in education for several years as a teacher assistant, tutor, behavior interventionist, behavior support team assistant, and now, a teacher. She works with all students, despite their academic level or Circumstances. Her passion is to teach them skills that will enable them to learn, grow and be successful. By teaching and sharing her love for learning, she hopes to inspire students to pursue their own passions and instill in them a lifelong love for learning as well.

  • Ms. Pat Friar

    Music Teacher

    A veteran school principal, Ms. Friar also serves as the treasurer of Good Shepherd church and school. She sits on the church council and is active in the student music and choir program.

    Ms. Friar holds a BA in education and a master's degree in computer education. Prior to coming to our school she taught computer education and chorus at South Pasadena Middle School for 20+ years. She also taught computer education for teachers and other IT masters program classes at Cal State University Los Angeles. Although Ms. Friar's teaching career was primarily in the South Pasadena school district, she began teaching at Fletcher Drive School in LAUSD and was the administrative designee (assistant principal) at that school.

    In her spare time. Ms. Friar likes to visit and host the families of her two children, Anthony and Diana. She and her husband, Stan, love to travel, read, garden, and work around their home.

  • Reverend Ernest H. King

    The Reverend Ernest H. King very much enjoys the children at Good Shepherd. He plans and celebrates Chapel services each Wednesday morning.