Berna's classes

Berna Can

lower school

Berna is excited to be returning for a second year as Teaching Associate in Lois’s kindergarten class. She earned her BFA from Mimar Sinan Fine Art University in Istanbul, Turkey, her hometown, and an MFA degree from Parsons School of Design at The New School in New York. Berna has been active in the Greene Street Friends community since 2013. During her time in the After School Program, Berna created and led imaginative projects for 1st through 6th grade students. Berna has also been an assistant teacher at the Cooperative Nursery School and a lead teacher at Six Senses Clay Studio Art camp, both in Mount Airy.

Whether teaching, learning, or playing -- or a delicious combination of all three -- she loves sharing her passion for creativity with children. When not at school, she can be found in her studio drawing, painting, and working in mixed media. She also loves reading, listening to music, playing chess, walking in nature, and playing with her cat. She lives in Germantown with her husband.