Alexis Gerdes received her BS degree in Chemistry from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). At VCU, she was a Division I athlete competing in cross country as well as track and field. After graduation, she worked as a paralegal. Later she transitioned to the medical sales industry, holding various jobs over 11 years. Currently, Gerdes is a Respiratory Business Specialist for the Boehringer Ingelheim company. Gerdes is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children [1, 2].
Gerdes believes teachers, parents, and business leaders should have a voice in school board decisions .
Gerdes advocates for transparent communication from the school board .
Gerdes supports a facts-based curriculum that bolsters critical and independent thinking skills. Furthermore, Gerdes argues that education creates responsible and courteous citizens .
Gerdes advocates for funding for School Resource Officers (SROs) .
Gerdes believes that the most important part of the budget are resources that are dedicated to the success of students. She also supports providing necessary resources for teachers to bolster a critical and independent thinking curriculum .
Republican Party of Virginia Beach; Jen Kiggans, Republican Nominee for Congress and State Senator; Susan Allen, Former First Lady of Virginia; Bob McDonnell, Former Governor of Virginia; Ken Stolle, Virginia Beach Sheriff; Tina Sinnen, Virginia Beach Clerk of the Court; Tanya Gould, Virginia Director of Anti-Human Trafficking; Dan Crenshaw, United States Congressman