Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Gerri McDonald
Gerri Van Pelt McDonald
BS Elementary Education
MS Elementary Education
HQT Gifted Education/Secondary English Literature
National Board Certified MIddle CHildhood Generalist
I have taught school for 32 years; 15 years in Florida, 3 years in Tennessee, 1 year in California and this is my 14th year teaching here in Baldwin County at Perdido Elementary/Middle School. My teaching career began in Kindergarten, and I have taught all elementary grades. In addition I was the writing teacher for 4 years at Century Elementary prior to coming to Perdido. My current position is in Gifted Education, where I have the privilege of teaching students in 3rd through 8th grades.
I have two children; Melanie is a Junior at UAB, and my son Ryan lives in Tampa and works at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.