Dr. Jeri-Lynn Gatto
Absegami High School
Dr. Jeri-Lynn Gatto
Dr. Jeri-Lynn Gatto graduated from Oakcrest High School in 1975 and returned to her alma mater as a social studies teacher in 1986.
She attended Atlantic Community College following high school where she received an associate degree in medical technology, and worked in that field for eight years while studying Psychology as an undergraduate and pursuing teaching certification at Richard Stockton State College.
As a classroom teacher, she taught Psychology, Advanced Placement US Government and US History for twelve years and was honored as Teacher of the Year in 1990.
In 1998 Dr. Gatto attained a Master's Degree from Temple University in Social Studies Education and became the Supervisor of Social Studies and Performing Arts, a role that she loved and worked at for the next nine years.
Dr. Gatto received a second Master's Degree in Educational Administration and principal certification from Widener University in 2004.
In 2007 Dr. Gatto became the principal of Absegami High School and received her doctoral degree in Educational Administration from Widener University in 2008.
With the commencement of the class of 2011, Dr. Gatto
will celebrate her
25th year in the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District.
is grateful to have had the opportunity to work with countless talented and dedicated administrators, teachers and staff and considers herself extremely lucky to be profoundly affected and inspired by literally thousands of students who have crossed her
path over her
In addition to spending her professional life with high school students who certainly make every day an adventure, she has been an adjunct instructor in the Teacher Education Program at Richard Stockton State College since 1990.
Currently Dr. Gatto
teaches Student Teaching Seminar in both the fall and spring semesters at Richard Stockton State College
enjoys attending the occasional concert (James Taylor is a favorite) with her daughter (OHS Class of '00) and son (OHS '09), rowing on Lake Lenape with friends, and reading on the beach.