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 16 years and in education for about 20 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:
The months of May and June will focus on careers.    In guidance classes, we are going to  begin to discuss  how to use interests, abilities and skills to explore possible future careers. 

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