Ms. Bert has been teaching and coaching at Forsythe Middle School for 16 years. She teaches health, peer mentoring and 6th grade physical education. Along with teaching, Ms. Bert coaches cross country, synchronized swimming, and boy's and girl's 7th/8th grade track & field.
Ms. Bert was a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she ran cross country and track. Upon graduation, she was the cross country/track & field coach at the University of Georgia. Other coaching stints were head men's and women's head cross country/track & field coach at Binghamton University, women's head coach at Ithaca college, and women's head women's cross country coach/assistant track & field at Michigan State.