Glenda Gerde views herself as a citizen of the world. Never one to let boundaries define her, she has never tied herself down to a certain location, feeling most at home when she’s seeing new sights and exploring new places. Glenda is a lifelong learner, and she sees the globe as her best educator, providing experiences and insights that could never be replicated and taught in a classroom. She has always been a hands-on learner, with information best absorbed when she has the chance to get in the thick of things and investigate for herself.
Traveling as much as she does might get lonely for some people, but not for Glenda. She has the privilege of traveling around the world with her best friend, furry companion, and consistently upbeat traveling buddy, Mr. Happy. Together, the pair have visited everywhere from Istanbul, Séte, and Montpellier to Portland, Oregon and Phoenix, Arizona documenting their trips as they go.
Glenda Gerde loves her travel companion, an opinion that’s shared by many from all corners of the planet. Most everywhere that she travels she encounters at least one person who wants to meet Mr. Happy and make his acquaintance.
“Everywhere that I go, people come up to me and ask to pet him and ask about us traveling together. The one common message I’ve receive about the little guy is that he always seems to be happy: I guess the name really fits!”
As long as there are new sights to see and new places for adventure, Glenda and Mr. Happy will be out there in the middle of everything. Keep up with all of their ongoing adventures by continuing to check back for more!
Glenda Gerde is also a passionate, seasoned educator. She firmly believes in the power of education and its ability to change people’s lives and circumstances. Her diligent efforts throughout her career have helped ensure that all children are able to receive a quality education.
Glenda has worked for more than 28 years in the education sector as a teacher, a vice principal, and principal. Her sound knowledge of the operational duties necessary to an educational institution has proven invaluable to everyone with whom she works.