Lisa Gerard

Me with children's book author Grace Lin Getting Temple Grandin's autograph I attended the World Rett Syndrome Congress during the summer of 2012 Meeting Stephen Shore at the US Autism & Asperger Association conference in St. Louis 2011 My classroom iPad purchased by Central Mississippi Down Syndrome Society

About the Teacher

Welcome to Mrs. Gerard's website!  I graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education.  I have fourteen 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 22 and 18.  Both of my children attended MAE and I love being a teacher in the community in which I live. My hobbies include reading, travel and the internet.  I am on the Safety Team at MAE, March of Dimes Coordinator, Madison Literacy Council Building Rep, and I coordinate Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness and Support for our school every April.  I love my job and believe that I learn as much from my students as they learn from me.  I have received classroom grants from Central Mississippi Down Syndrome Society and Nissan.  I currently participate with Mrs. Hall in an arts grant for special education classes through the Mississippi Arts Commission and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. I am also working on my masters degree in special education with a focus in autism.

Wearing blue for Light It Up Blue 2012 to support Autism Speaks MAE teachers at the 2012 Buddy Walk to support Central Mississippi Down Syndrome Society Light It Up Blue