Missouri Military Academy (MMA) President Richard V. Geraci was recently highlighted in an online feature by his alma mater Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU), where he earned a Master of Education.
In the ENMU alumni highlight, President Geraci shares his educational path to his current role at MMA.
“My advice to those entering into the educational field is that it is more than just a job; it is a vocation with immense responsibility.
The future of our nation is in the hands of educators and academic institutions. Strong and transparent partnerships with parents and families are critical for success. Maintaining a high level of patience and preparation, having high expectations, avoiding relativism, modeling respect for all people and demanding civil discourse are imperative to teaching success.
Every day educators must hold ourselves and our students accountable to high standards.” — MMA President Geraci
President Geraci stands with Cadet Skyler Hineman (a senior from Raymore, Missouri) and his mother during the fall 2021 Senior Night at Missouri Military Academy.
A licensed school building and district administrator, President Geraci earned a Bachelor of Science in management from Park University, a Master of Arts in management from Webster University, a Master of Science in systems management from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Master of Arts in national security and strategic studies from the U. S. Naval War College — in addition to his ENMU master's degree.
His military education includes the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and U.S. Naval War College. He completed the Senior Executives in National and International Security program at the JFK School of Government and the leadership program at the Graduate School of Education, Principal’s Center, both at Harvard University. Additionally, he completed the National Security Leaders course at Syracuse University and the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) Leadership Academy at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.
President Geraci and his wife Kathy prior to hosting an alumni homecoming reception at their home in Sept. 2021.