Deb Gruner, 4th and 5th Grade Teacher
Deb was born and raised in a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but once she moved south to go to Columbia Bible College in South Carolina, she never went back north again. After graduating from college she moved to Chattanooga to teach Bible in the public schools. While teaching, she completed the requirements for a teaching degree at UTC and met her husband, Brad. After graduation she came to Brainerd Baptist School where she taught everything from middle school history to pre-school to Bible. From 2001 to 2009 she taught 6th-8th grade at David Brainerd Christian School. Deb returned to Brainerd Baptist to teach 5th grade in 2009.
Deb and Brad have three children and two beautiful granddaughters. All three children are alumni of Brainerd Baptist School and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Brad and Deb are active members of 1st Presbyterian Church, where she works with the youth and teaches middle school Sunday School. She likes to read, garden, sew and spend time at the beach or sitting by the pool visiting with friends.