2014

Distinguished Educator

Gerald Gerbracht

Gerald G. Gerbracht enrolled at Buffalo Teachers College in 1950, completing his bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in August of 1953. From there, Gerald enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving most of the enlistment at Fort Campbell, Kentucky Before his discharge in the summer of 1955, Gerbracht was hired by the Hamburg Central School District to teach junior high mathematics. He completed his master’s degree in mathematics, also at Buffalo State Teachers College, and his Ph.D. in Education Administration at SUNY Buffalo State, During his long career with Hamburg Central Schools, Gerald taught 8th grade mathematics from 1955 to 1959. He also served as an Assistant Principal from 1960 to 1964. In 1964, Gerbracht became an Assistant Superintendent of Business Affairs, a position he held for 28 years until his retirement in 1992. During his career, Gerald touched the lives of many students, parents and co-workers, and at the same time, he also enjoyed the challenge of budget and finance for the district Gerald enjoyed retirement as well with his wife of 56 years. Gerald remained active, serving as election inspector in the high school gym during school board and special elections. He was also an election inspector for Hamburg village elections, serving as Chairman of the inspectors for many years. Gerald served the Hamburg Central School District for 37 years as a teacher and administrator. He was lifelong learner who had great affection for the Hamburg School District he served.