Meet the GEA Presidents! Deb Leone and Sharon Bisci Kerr have been colleagues for nearly two decades since they both taught second grade at Helen Mae Sauter School. Deb is starting her 21st year in Gardner and is a School Counselor at GMS. As President of the GEA for the past six years, Deb has led the excellent educators in the district working together to make public education stronger for our students and teachers. While a valuable asset to the district, in her spare time, Deb is also a fabulous cook and baker! Sharon came to Gardner in 2000 and, after twenty years in grades 2 and 5, will be a Special Education teacher at the Middle School this year. This is Sharon’s first year as President, after three years as a Building Rep for GMS. These new positions for Sharon are exciting, and will hopefully leave time for her hobbies of reading voraciously and taking care of her adopted alpaca, Libby. Along with the members of the Executive Board, Deb and Sharon are excited to lead the Gardner Education Association for 2021-2022.