Mrs. Gander is originally from House Springs, Missouri which is around St. Louis. She received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a minor in art from Central Missouri State University. She also has a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction. She has taught at North Shelby for six years, teaching fifth grade, special education and kindergarten. Mrs. Gander and her husband Scott have a son, Grady and daughters, Sadie and Tucker. When not at school she enjoys shopping, fashion, art, and movies.