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.

Have a fabulous summer filled with family, relaxation and read some great books!

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