Meet our teachers

"Like any good tree that one would hope to grow, we must set our roots deep into the ground so that what is real will prosper in the light of love."

  • Greta Lehman

    Greta is a teacher in the Bears class and the current director of Berne Preschool. She first joined the preschool in 1985, and her past duties have included teaching the Cubs and chairing the school’s board of directors. Greta graduated from Goshen College with a degree in Elementary Education and a Kindergarten Endorsement. Greta and her husband Scott enjoy spending time with their son Tim, their daughter and son-in-law Anne & Phil Shenk and their grandson Levi. She enjoys reading and caring for her flowers..

  • Jenny Dubach

    Jenny is a teacher in the Bears class. She joined the staff in 2022. Previously she served as a substitute teacher for Berne Preschool. Jenny graduated from IPFW with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. After college she married Chris and enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom for Ben, Katelyn and Zach. Now that Zach is off to kindergarten, Jenny is pursuing her love for teaching. Some of Jenny’s other interests are playing games with family, coaching Bible Quizzing, cooking and baking

  • Brooke Schwartz

    Brooke is a teacher in the Bears class on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. She graduated from IPFW in 2011 with a degree in Elementary Education. Brooke taught first grade at Bluffton Harrison Elementary for several years before staying home with her children. She began subbing at the Berne Preschool when her oldest child become a cub. Besides teaching Brooke enjoys spending time with her husband Ben and children; Luke, Brinlee and Olivia. She loves to be outside, to play games and to eat ice cream!

  • Lori Sprunger

    Lori is a teacher in the Cubs Class. She has been a staff member since 2011 and was an invaluable substitute teacher for seven years before that. Besides teaching, Lori and her husband Curt are dairy farmers. They enjoy spending time with their son Keith, their son Kyle and his wife Loree and their two grandsons Chance and Cooper. When she’s not with her family or cows, she loves cooking and baking. However, her favorite food, Royal Feast Pizza, is made by Pizza King.

  • Carla Bluhm

    Carla is a teacher in the Cubs class. Carla is new to Berne Preschool but not new to teaching. Carla recently retired from teaching at Adams Central. Carla is married to Paul. They have 3 adult children, Stephanie, Katie, and Lindsey and an adorable grandson, Landon. Carla enjoys cooking, baking, reading books, and playing the piano.

Berne Preschool is fortunate to have a dedicated staff full of compassion and love for every child. Each teacher is an experienced early childhood educator and regularly participates in educational conferences to build and enhance their teaching skills. All of our teachers are certified in Infant & Child CPR.