The Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) recently recognized Christopher Ferrell as the Administrator of the Year for his work as the Cobb County School District Supervisor of Instrumental Music.
Ferrell has served students in Cobb County through music education for 13 years. He has worked as an educator for 25 years. After sharing the gift of music with students in schools in Texas, Ferrell moved to Cobb County where he helped to create the renowned band program at Hillgrove High School, which is scheduled to march in the 75th anniversary of the D-Day parade in Normandy, France in June.
In his role as the supervisor of Instrumental Music, the GMEA Administrator of the Year is able to help other music educators from around Cobb County develop world-class musical programs like the one at Lassiter High School, which recently performed in the famous Tournament of Roses parade in California.
“I truly believe that music matters in the life of every child,” the Administrator of the Year advocated. “Whether having the opportunity to learn to play an instrument or to sing, the life-long benefits of music are incredible. Music not only brings joy, but helps build perseverance, intellectual curiosity, coordination, emotional development, and self-discipline. The Cobb County School District has been an exceptionally strong supporter of music education in our school system, and I am very proud to be a small part of what teachers and students do every day.”