Margaret Gerleve – Business Manager

Margaret began her involvement with the Rainbow community as a parent when her son started first grade in 1993. Three years later she began working in the school’s office and is grateful to still be a part of the community and contribute toward the good things the school brings to students, and therefore the world.


Margaret grew up in a suburb of Chicago and has a B.S. in Organizational Management from Illinois State University. She and her husband Russ, who handles technology for the school, decided to leave the cold winters and chose progressive Asheville, in large part because Rainbow was the school environment they felt good about for their son.


The vibrant community of parents and staff was good for the whole family in making life-long friends and leading Margaret to her first experiences of camping, skiing, contra-dancing, and attending LEAF. She also enjoys traveling, cooking, and hiking when not in her office handling the daily financial aspects of the school.

Contact Margaret at or 828-258-9264 ext. 125 with any tuition or financial questions.