Dr. Janjay Gehndyu on Emotional Intelligence and the Power of Education

 In VMA News

Sarasota Magazine February 6, 2023 – Heather Dunhill

This article is part of the series Listening to Diverse Voices, proudly presented by Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

Dr. Janjay Gehndyu

Dr. Janjay Gehndyu

Dr. Janjay Gehndyu has always made it his mission to make a contribution to his community. And today, he’s doing just that as principal of Visible Men Academy (VMA), a public charter school for boys in kindergarten through fifth grade in Sarasota-Manatee.

A second-generation Manatee County resident and the first in his family to graduate from college, Gehndyu—who was also a highly recognized soccer player—earned his doctorate in education leadership from Nova Southeastern University.

He has traveled the world, from the Galapagos Islands to Qatar to his father’s homeland of Liberia, where he speaks the tribal language of Grand Bassa. Closer to home, he has extensive experience in STEAM (which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) and has served as an educator and in leadership roles in Sarasota and Manatee counties for more than 14 years, including at Braden River High School, Sarasota School of Arts & Sciences, State College of Florida and Southeastern University. He believes that “with the right guidance, students can accomplish great things.”

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