Geraldine (Gerri) Aldridge is an educator, entrepreneur, motivator and mentor to children and adults! She has worked in several counties in Georgia, including Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett, as well as Atlanta Public Schools. After receiving BA and Med degrees from Temple University, she continued her education in Georgia by receiving another Med in Special Education from University of West Georgia in 2011. Gerri is also certified to teach English as a second language (ESOL). She is a member of the Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, a member of the Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) and a member of the Georgia Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children.
Gerri discovered her passion for mentoring others to succeed while working at IBM in Atlanta in the mid 80’s as an administrative assistant. She was given the opportunity to speak to small and large groups of people on how to market themselves in the work force. This was a time when several hundred employees were furloughed from IBM. After leaving IBM in 1994, Gerri decided to re-enter the educational field. As a result, she continues to teach, develop and motivate leaders. She is currently collaborating with a friend on several motivational speaking opportunities!
Gerri enjoys gardening, reading, creative writing and cooking great food for friends and family. For the past two years, Gerri supports the arts by volunteering at the Cobb Energy Center (CEPAC), the Rialto Theater and the Alliance Theater as an usher. In her community, she has volunteered as a child advocate (CASA) Cobb County Juvenile Court and as a Director, Community Involvement, Griffin Middle School in Cobb County. She is currently the Volunteer Coordinator of the Riverline Historic Area Preservation Committee in Cobb County and a member of the American Alliance of Museums. Gerri was recently appointed to the Cobb County Historic Preservation Commission as a member representing District 4 by Commissioner Lisa Cupid. She resides in Cobb County with her husband, Michael. Gerri can be reached on LinkedIn and Facebook.