Mrs. Gerdes - Guidance

 Donna Gerdes

Nationally Board Certified

Nationally Board
Certified Teacher

Welcome to My Guidance Classroom

My name is Donna Gerdes.  I am the School Counselor at Shady Brook Elementary.  I have been at Shady Brook for 17 years and in education for about 22 years.  I enjoy traveling and spending time with my large extended family.
College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned: I have a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Masters of Education in School Counseling.  Both of my degrees are from Western Carolina University.  Go Catamounts!
Educational Philosophy/Vision: My educational philosophy is that all children can learn.  Our job as educators is to help provide the skills and tools necessary for children to become their best individuals.

What we doing in guidance class:
In guidance class, we are talking about respect, responsibility and caring, and the Character and Career Readiness skills of empathy and integrity.   Please feel free to contact me.

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