How do you describe an ideal graduate of our educational systems? A person aware of the broad view, the long-term effects of personal and collective choices, the value of intrinsic experience—a new kind of person: the Planetary Person. This is what Jerry Moore, through his teaching career, hoped to create.
Twenty-five years ago, Dr. Jerrold Moore was given the College of the Redwoods’ Portugal Award, which acknowledges excellent instructors. A native Californian, Jerry graduated from Humboldt State University in 1952, with a major in Music Education. He first taught music in local schools, then at the College of the Redwoods, teaching music theory, piano, ensembles, and jazz classes recreating the music of the big band era.