History of GSCA
Good Shepherd Christian Academy was founded in the year 2000 by BMDMI missionary Laurie Johnson. The school started on the porch of the house that was then all that existed of Good Shepherd Children's Home.
Since GSCA's humble beginnings in 2000, God has provided us with many blessings and a lot of growth. Founder Laurie Johnson was able to watch GSCA grow from a one-room schoolhouse into the multiple facilities we have today, which includes: 12 classrooms, administrative office, directors office, teachers' resource room, library, computer lab, sports facility, playground, and a teachers' lounge. In 2019, the school had some major physical upgrades with the help us US missionary teams the school now has: new front entrance, double exterior gates to secure the premises, new teachers lounge, new administrative/directors offices. In 2020/2021, the entire school received all new roofing to help maintain the structure.
In the early days, all of the students' education was in Spanish, but it became evident that a bilingual education (English and Spanish) would help the students succeed even more in their futures. In Honduras, an English education is often more valuable than a college diploma. Understanding how valuable English skills would be for the students of GSCA, Laurie Johnson began the Bilingual Program in 2012 with K4 through 1st grade.
In 2014, former BMDMI missionary Brooke Pizzati joined the team as the Bilingual Director and founded the LEAD Teacher Program, which was started to recruit English-speaking teachers from the USA.
In June of 2016, Laurie Johnson retired from GSCA director and Brooke Pizatti took over as director from 2016-2018.
In 2019, after a period of transition, Udo and Tabatha Mohr took over as the joint directors of GSCA.
The English speaking teacher program was renamed the GSCA Teacher Program, to unify our Honduran and US teachers.
Our GSCA Teachers not only teach the core subjects in the classroom, but also Related Arts classes and Sports programs. GSCA Teachers have made, and will continue to make, a huge impact at Good Shepherd Christian Academy.
Currently, Tabatha Mohr has continued as the GSCA Director.