40 Under 40: Michelle Geppert
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40 Under 40: Michelle Geppert

Michelle Geppert, 39, is the director of Student Programming and Leadership at The Weber School.

Atlanta native Michelle Geppert graduated from Emory University in 2002 with a degree in history, and then completed her Master of Arts in teaching in 2004 at East Tennessee State University, with a focus on secondary education.

This fall will be the start of her 12th year at The Weber School. She was a full-time social studies teacher prior to becoming the director of Student Programming and Leadership in 2017. Geppert can still be found in the classroom teaching courses on world history and economics.

In her role as director, she provides mission-driven educational and social programming that enhances academics, personal growth, and leadership of Weber School students. Successful programs include the all-school Shabbaton to Camp Ramah Darom, grade trips, and weekly student-led kehillot.

She also serves as the faculty adviser to the Weber School’s Student Council, guiding student leaders to accomplishments such as being recognized as a National Student Council of Excellence.

“My hopes for Jewish Atlanta reside in the nearly 550 students I have had the privilege of watching graduate from The Weber School,” Geppert said. “I hope that the short amount of time spent with us has made an impact and I continue to look forward to seeing their accomplishments. I know some day many of them will be given this same honor.”

Her dedication to education also extends outside of The Weber School, where she serves on the School Governance Council for Manning Oaks Elementary School in Fulton County. The council is responsible for setting and monitoring the strategic direction of the school.

Geppert lives in Alpharetta with her husband Jason and two daughters Mia, 9, and Lucie, 7.

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