Mr. Thomas Gerdes

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Mr. Thomas Gerdes

  • Born in S.F. to parents who emigrated from Germany.

  • Grew up on the Peninsula.

  • I live locally with my girlfriend, my son and our four cats.

  • Graduated from UC Davis with a B.A. in Psychology and from National University with a M.A. in Best Teaching Practices.

  • I have worked at every grade level from Kindergarten through 8th grade.

  • Best part about teaching is when kids realize and show how capable they are.

  • Worst part of teaching is rainy days and not having enough money for supplies.

  • Before I became a teacher, I traveled Europe, managed a house-painting business, and worked as an independent contractor.

  • When I’m not teaching, I am a carpenter during the day and a bidspotter for charity auctions at night.

  • You might also find me acting as a background extra in a movie or commercial.

  • I love walking anywhere, building real stuff, creating artwork and playing piano.

  • Solving everyday problems and finding ways to resolve conflicts is how I function.

  • Remember, I am not only a teacher, but also a parent! I am on your team and I want to work with you to provide the best possible learning experience for your child.