East Rockaway Schools was proud to honor Director of Physical Education, Health & Athletics Mr. Gary Gregory during the April board of education meeting, as he was recognized by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association as a Certified Athletic Administrator.
This distinction recognizes individuals who demonstrate the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. Mr. Gregory is one of an elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism. The voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of the candidate's educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination.
Mr. Gregory, a Levittown resident, began his position with East Rockaway Schools in August 2021. His teaching career spanned 14 years in the NYC Department of Education where he taught physical education and health, served as a dean of students, and as a building athletic director. Mr. Gregory then led the Mount Vernon City School District and then most recently served at Roosevelt Union Free School District as a director of physical education, health and athletics. During his time at Roosevelt, he served as the COVID-19 Safety Coordinator and supported its re-opening plan. He also brought the pool and aquatics programs back into operation and infused technology into the physical education and athletics programs. In addition, he has coached multiple sports at the modified, junior varsity and varsity levels for several New York City and Nassau County school districts. He has also worked as an adjunct professor at Queens College and served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps working as an avionics technician for a Search and Rescue unit.
Mr. Gregory earned both his Bachelor of Science degree in physical education and his Master of Science in Education in physical education curriculum from Queens College. He went on to earn his Advanced Certificate in Educational Leadership from LIU Post. In addition, he is a member of several associations, including New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, New York State Athletic Administrators Association and National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.
The district applauds his accomplishment and is proud of the dedication he devotes to his position.
Date Added: 4/15/2022