Welcome to Mrs. Gerard's website! I graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education. I have thirteen years of teaching experience in Special Education. I also taught preschool for seven years at Madison United Methodist Church. I have taught in Illinois, Ohio and Mississippi and I have taught every grade level from preschool through 12th grade. My husband Alan is a meteorologist and we have two children, ages 21 and 17. Both of my children attended MAE. Seeing the new kindergarten students every year reminds me of when I brought my own children to MAE for kindergarten. My hobbies include reading, travel and the internet. I am on the Safety Team at MAE and I coordinate Light It Up Blue for our school every April. I love my job and believe that I learn as much from my students as they learn from me.