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Ms. Bethany Ehlert

Early Childhood Director & Teacher

Ms. Ehlert has been serving as Trusting Hearts Preschool's Early Childhood Director and Teacher since 2014. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from (Dr.) Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota, and in 1999 received a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education from UW-River Falls. She has over 20 years of teaching experience, most recently serving St. Andrew Lutheran School in Chicago, and at Zion Lutheran School in Monroe, Michigan.

Bethany grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, enjoys serving as an organist, collecting antiques, and making cards. She also loves being auntie to her many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Brenda Smith

Teachers' Aide & Wrap Around Care Director

Mrs. Smith received an associate degree in Early Childhood Education from Lakeshore Technical College in May, 2007.  She also received the Preschool Credential through the Wisconsin Registry of Early Childhood Educators in August, 2007.  She has been serving Immanuel at Trusting Hearts Preschool since 2002, and as our Wrap Around Care Director since 2009.

Brenda and her husband, Dan, have two children, Zachary and Elizabeth.