Our Team




Cathy German

Cathy German

SACS Early Childhood Coordinator

Prior to taking the position as early childhood coordinator for SACS, I worked within the district's preschool speech program for 15 years. I also have 11 years experience as a speech language pathologist at Lutheran Hospital. I graduated from DePauw University with a B.A. in Psychology and graduated from Ball State University with a M.A. in Speech Pathology. I also hold a certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech Language Pathology from the American Speech and Hearing Association.I have been married to my husband, Todd, for over 30 years and have 3 daughters.  Rachel is a pediatric psychologist , Katie is a second grade teacher at Whispering Meadows, and Grace just completed her MBA.  I truly enjoy our youngest students in the district and am happy to work with our dedicated early childhood team.




Andrea Bearman

Early Childhood Teacher

I have been working in the field of education for 15 years.  I spent 8 years in the classroom teaching students at both the elementary and middle school levels.  In addition to that, I spent 7 years in administrative positions.  I was an elementary school principal for five years and spent one year as a director of special services.  I took last year off to care for the medical needs of my son, Aiden.  Now that he is stable and thriving, I am eager to get back into the career I love.  I thoroughly enjoy collaborating with families and colleagues in order to provide effective, meaningful and quality education for my students.



Jennifer Eckert

Early Childhood Teacher

This is my 19
th year of teaching. My teaching experience includes Title I, Reading Recovery, Kindergarten, First and Third grade.  Prior to teaching in the public schools, I taught preschool. I enjoy building relationships with students and families that fosters lifelong learning. My education consists of a Teaching Certificate in Exceptional Learners, Master of Education, Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Kindergarten Endorsement, Reading Recovery Certificate, and an Associate in Science in Child Development. I am passionate about teaching our youngest learners and love to come to work each day.