Renee Moore has been a public school teacher in Mississippi since 1990. She currently teaches English at Mississippi Delta Community College. The 2001 Mississippi Teacher of the Year, she is also a Milken Education Award winner and National Board Certified. Renee is a National Writing Project Fellow and has received numerous awards and grants, including $30,000 from the Spencer Foundation (Chicago) for her classroom research on teaching standard English to African American students.
She has served on the board of directors for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (California), and the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), as well as on the Mississippi Commission on Teacher and Administrator Licensure. Her writings, published in several professional journals and books, include co-authoring Teaching 2030 and her blog, TeachMoore. She is featured in Sam Chaltain’s Faces of Learning, and her work as a teacher/leader is profiled in the book Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Don’t Leave (2013).
Renee and her husband, Pastor Clernest Moore, have raised 11 children, all of whom attended public school.