Dr. John Gerdy
The Authority on the role of athletics and music in schools and communities
And a few other things:
All-American and Professional Athlete / College Prof / Lifelong Musician
College Athletic Administrator / Artist-In-Residence / Ph.D. / Non-profit Entrepreneur
Featured on ESPN, VICE & ED WEEK
Dr. John Gerdy has a unique blend of experience and accomplishments in both athletics and music.
And Happy Thanksgiving!
My latest essay re/ music's community building power. https://t.co/VS3pSbpYSf
John believes both music and sports, properly implemented, have the power to transform schools and communities.
Role of Music
Music programs continue to be downsized and eliminated despite the overwhelming evidence of their power and effectiveness as an educational tool.
John Gerdy is a life-long musician, and founded an innovative nonprofit organization that promotes music as an educational and community building tool, and believes that music has the power to transform schools and communities.
Responsibility of Athletics
We have lost our perspective on the proper role of athletics within our schools and communities.
As a son of a football coach, an All-American athlete, and administrator in the NCAA and SEC, John Gerdy has experienced every side of athletics. He believes the roles of organized sports in our community has become more negative than positive.