Gerskin Family
  • Hello Parents and Students! My name is John Gerskin and this will be my fourth year teaching at Jefferson Middle School. I am originally from Michigan but have lived in Columbia for the last six years. This year I will be teaching 6th grade Social Studies, Shark Tank, and RTI. 


    6th Grade Social Studies focuses on Ancient Civilizations beginning with Early Human Communities and following up with a close examination of the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Indus Valley, and Chinese cultures. I am so excited to introduce this content and investigate how human knowledge and culture have been built over time. 


    In my free time I enjoy traveling, cooking, and spending time with my wife, son, and our cats. I look forward to learning more about your students and creating a successful partnership with you to ensure your student excels in my classroom. Please email with any questions you may have at