MarilynWHello, my name is Marilyn Westphal, or Mrs. W as the children call me. I have been with Good Shepherd Preschool since it opened its doors in 1996. I started as a Teacher’s Aide the first few years and have been a Teacher ever since. I like to go for power walks, bike rides, and I play volleyball in the winter. I help with our Sunday School program and enjoy my crazy cat George. My husband Mike works for Cargill. My oldest son Josh is a middle school principal in Pine Island. His wife works in Owatonna doing MRIs. My son Aaron works for Southern Wine and Spirits and lives in Duluth. His wife is a nurse, and they had a wonderful little boy in March. It has been a joy to help start Good Shepherd Preschool and have the opportunity to teach here. I have enjoyed seeing former students as they grow up. Teaching the ABC’s and colors are important, but teaching about God’s love through prayer, Bible Stories and music is the most important gift we can offer them as they begin their education.