Lorraine Gerstl

Lorraine Gerstl is truly a woman for all seasons! She taught deaf children in her native South Africa before migrating to the United States, where she raised her own children, then recommenced her teaching career at Briarcliffe Academy / Robert Louis Stevenson before moving to Santa Catalina for nearly three decades as its beloved third grade teacher. She’s produced, directed, and acted in plays, musicals, variety shows, and programs of all kinds, picked up a National Disney Teacher of the Year nomination along the way, and traveled a good slice of the world in the process. An editor and internationally published writer, who won’t hesitate to stretch her students’ reach to the stars, she still revels in her favorite title – “Mom.”