Dori Gerber, Orlando

Dori Gerber is celebrating her 17th year in education, and has taught in both the private and public sectors, though the majority of her teaching career was spent in Jewish Day Schools in both Orlando and Boca Raton, Florida. She was named Teacher of the Year at her school, Bear Lake Elementary School, in 2016. Dori is currently a teacher trainer for the Institute for Curriculum Services, which is dedicated to promoting accurate educational materials and instruction on Jews, Judaism, and Israel for America’s K-12 students. Prior to earning her Master’s Degree in Education from Nova Southeastern University, Dori worked in Public Relations and Marketing for the Florida Governor’s Council on Fitness and Sports and the Sunshine State Games. Dori is heavily involved in her community and can often be found volunteering for the the Orlando JCRC, Autism Speaks, her congregation and its religious school, local public schools, and by sitting on the board of SPARK, an organization whose mission is to educate, enrich, enlighten, empower and engage all Orlando Jewish women. When not working or volunteering, Dori can be found in the stands cheering on her two daughters, Jacqui and Lila, as they hit it out of the ballpark on the softball field. She can also be found cheering on her husband of 17 years, Doug, while he coaches their girls both on and off the field. Having fun family time, watching musical theater, trying new restaurants, and getting lost in great books are some of the ways Dori loves to spend her free time.