Jennifer K.

By |2023-12-01T17:26:19-05:00August 10th, 2022|

It was the summer of 2019 that we received the long awaited teacher assignments in the mail. I remember my son Joey’s excitement when he opened the letter and saw Mr. Bertsch’s name listed on the letter. We had heard many great things about Mr. Bertsch and his teaching style, but could not wait to see [...]


By |2023-12-01T17:25:44-05:00August 10th, 2022|

I worked as a paraprofessional with Mr. Bertsch during Covid while being remote. I just want to say that he is a fantastic teacher. The growth I saw in students that year was tremendous. Even being remote he was able to engage with students and get them excited about learning. He is the kind of teacher [...]


By |2023-12-01T17:25:01-05:00July 27th, 2022|

I had Mr. Bertsch when I was in first grade.  He always kept the class environment creative and uplifting.  He often did things to make learning fun for all students and always kept our attention.  One of my favorite memories of his classroom was that he had a puppet named Mr. Einstein that told us [...]

Mrs. Julie Markiewicz

By |2023-12-01T17:24:38-05:00July 27th, 2022|

As  I write this, I have a big smile on my face. I am remembering my days of volunteering in the classroom of Mr. Gregory Bertsch’s first grade class. I had retired from working as a secretary at our local middle school. Before that, I had spent 16 years at the elementary school where Mr. [...]

Amanda Lipson

By |2023-12-01T17:23:07-05:00July 27th, 2022|

“My son was in Mr. Bertsch’s first grade classroom and I worked as a substitute teacher for many years at the same school. Mr. Bertsch has one of the most thorough understandings of social emotional teaching that I have witnessed. He is able to connect with students as people, not just as students. His teachings [...]


By |2023-12-01T17:22:05-05:00July 27th, 2022|

Mr. Bertsch, My favorite thing about you is the way you handle things. You are kind and patient, two major qualities we all need a little more of in this world. You not only teach math and reading but you also teach about life, feelings and positivity and so much more. I’m a big fan [...]

Rodriguez Family

By |2023-12-01T17:21:19-05:00July 27th, 2022|

Mr. Bertsch, Thank you so much for helping us with the kids. Thank you for all the wisdom you shared with the kids. Thank you so much for all the advices you gave me. My family and I appreciate all your hard work. Enjoy the summer! Namaste, From the Rodriguez Family

Holly, Chip, Charley & Penelope

By |2023-12-01T17:20:58-05:00July 27th, 2022|

Mr. Bertsch, We cannot thank you enough for sharing your gift with our children, and our family. Our girls light up like a Christmas tree when class begins and they see your face. The way in which you coach, guide, challenge and engage these kiddos is incredible to witness. It does not go unnoticed how [...]

Dr. Christine Woodcock

By |2023-12-01T17:20:18-05:00July 27th, 2022|

Although I have been in teacher education for 20 years, and I have met many exceptional educators, Greg Bertsch has always stood out to me as one of the absolute best. I have often said to him, "I wish you could be my daughter's teacher." The beauty of Kindness Ripples is that now Greg can [...]

Sara C.

By |2023-12-01T17:18:01-05:00July 27th, 2022|

It was an honor, and a pleasure, for my son to have Mr. Bertsch for a first grade teacher during the 2020/2021 academic school year.  Mr. Bertsch was always compassionate, and at the same time, passionate about doing his best to balance a very new and difficult remote learning environment. It had been said… ”remote [...]

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