Our Staff

Mrs. Brandy Berena, director

Brandy is the director of the Brookfield Methodist Preschool. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Youngstown State University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science From the University of Pittsburgh. She has over 10 years experience working in early childhood education. Brandy finds the most exciting part of education to be when a student's 'light bulb' goes off and the student fully grasps a concept for the first time.

Mrs. Lovie Zarlinski, teacher

Mrs. Zarlinski has been employed by B.U.M.P. for  over 20 years. She served as a classroom aide for the first 10 years and as a classroom teacher since. Mrs. Zarlinski holds certification in CPR, first aid, and child abuse along with meeting all of the state requirement for teaching preschool. She enjoys watching the children learn and grow throughout the school year. She is always amazed by how much children flourish educationally and mature in nine short months.