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New Staff at Pierce High and Elementary

New Staff Profile: Amy Lambrecht

by Victoria Orona


Amy Lambrecht has joined the Pierce High Staff as a guidance office assistant.

Prior to working at Pierce High, Lambrecht went to Northeast Community College, where she majored in journalism. From there, she raised cattle at home with her family before an opening at Zion Lutheran popped up. She was happy to work with the kids there since all her life she had been around them through volunteer work. While at Zion, she worked in office administration and technology for seven years before she resigned. After a year of just raising cattle at home, she came back to working with students by coming to PHS, about which Lambrecht said, “I missed that when I was just raising cattle.”

Her family consists of her husband Jeff Lambrecht, whom she has been married to for 22 years;  their son Isaac, who is a senior at Pierce High; as well as her daughter Autumn, who is an 8th grader at Zion.

In her spare time, Lambrecht enjoys the outdoors, photography, and going to her kids events, saying, “That’s all I really have time for anymore!”

New Staff Profile: Kate Bretschneider

by Kenzie Moeller


Pierce Public Schools welcomed a new elementary teacher to teach in the 2018-19 school year. Mrs. Kate Bretschneider teaches 5th grade at Pierce Elementary School. She will also be the new assistant coach for the high school speech team.

Bretschneider grew up in the town of Laurel, Nebraska, and went to college at Wayne State College, where she received her degree in middle level education. She then got a job in her hometown of Laurel and taught 5th and 6th grade English for a year before coming to Pierce Public Schools.

Bretschneider is the youngest of four siblings. Bretschneider’s mom still teaches, and her dad is a farmer. She is married to her husband Brock Bretschneider. In her free time, she loves to read, play with crafts, watch movies, and do house projects.

Bretschneider loves the staff support that Pierce Elementary has. “It is very nice to have a supportive staff at your school when you’re a new teacher,” said Bretschneider. Bretschneider is excited for the new year at Pierce Elementary, especially with her great group of students.

New Staff Profile: Lauren Bengston

by Kailey Marks


Pierce Elementary School has welcomed a new face to teach during the 2018-2019 year, Ms. Lauren Bengston. Ms. Bengston is the new 6th grade teacher, as well as the new cheer coach for the high school.

Ms. Bengston grew up on a farm by Crofton, Nebraska, and attended school at Hartington Cedar Catholic. After graduating high school, she went to Wayne State College to take on a degree in elementary education and a coaching endorsement degree. She graduated from Wayne State College in the spring of 2018. Bengston stated, “I am a 5th generation teacher and I have seen how my family members were able to make a difference in their students’ lives. That inspired me to job shadow many fantastic teachers who showed me what a rewarding profession this is.”

Bengston says she has enjoyed working in Pierce so far, and that the staff has been very helpful and supportive and that the kids have made this a very rewarding experience.

Bengston is also the new cheer sponsor and has enjoyed working with the girls on the squad. In her free time she enjoys reading, golfing, hunting and watching/coaching sports, but especially loves spending time with her family on the farm and watching her younger brothers’ play golf, baseball, football and basketball.

Bengston’s family includes her mom and dad and two younger brothers, Capp and Ted. Her dad is the guidance counselor at Hartington Cedar Catholic, and her mom is the manager of the Child Support Call Center in Wausa, Nebraska. Her fiance, Danny, works at Helena Chemical Company in Pender, and the couple will be getting married summer of 2019. As a family, they enjoy going hunting, going on vacations, attending Husker football, basketball and baseball games.

New Staff Profile: Theresa Asmus

by Kailey Marks


Pierce Public Schools has a new addition to the Elementary staff. Mrs. Theresa Asmus is now one of the new aides in the resource room for the 2018-2019 school year.

Theresa Asmus grew up in Randolph, Nebraska. Before becoming a paraeducator, she was a stay home mom and was a substitute a few times here and there for the school. In her free time, she likes to be outside, and some of her hobbies include going camping and hanging out with her family.

Mrs. Asmus said took this position because, “I like working with kids and being around the kids.” She also expressed that she has enjoyed working in Pierce, and she feels like this is going to be a great year for her and the students she works with.

Asmus’ family includes her husband Curt Asmus and her three kids. These include Wyatt, who started 6th grade; Alexis, who is in 3rd grade; and Logan, who is in kindergarten.           



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