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Mike MosesFormer Superintendent
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Dr. Mike Moses has been an educator for over thirty years. Currently he serves as the senior educational advisor for Raise Your Hand Texas and the Center for Reform of School Systems.

Dr. Mike Moses served as the general superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District from 2001 until 2004. From 1999 through 2001, he served as the deputy chancellor for Systems Operations at the Texas Tech University System. Dr. Moses was the Commissioner of Education for the state of Texas from 1995 through 1999. Prior to that service, he was the superintendent of schools in three Texas school districts including Lubbock, LaMarque, and Tatum. He also served as a teacher and principal in the Duncanville and Garland Independent School Districts. Dr. Moses holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and a doctor of education degree from Texas A&M University at Commerce.

Additionally, Dr. Moses serves in a variety of other roles. He has served as a member of the board of directors for the Trammell Crow Company, one of the largest real estate and property management companies in the world. He currently sits on the board of two publicly traded companies, Southwest Securities Services Group and Scientific Learning. Dr. Moses also serves as special advisor and consultant to corporations and entities interfacing with elementary, secondary, and higher education. His unusual blend of business and education experience gives him a unique perspective regarding matters of public policy.

Among awards that Dr. Moses has received are the Texas Business and Education Coalition’s “Distinguished Service Award” and the “Golden Deeds in Education Award” from Texas A & M University. The Texas School Public Relations Association awarded Dr. Moses the 1999 “Key Communicator for Public Education Award.” Both the national and Texas PTA organizations have presented him with lifetime memberships. Dr. Moses has been named distinguished alumnus in two of the state’s universities. He was also selected “Superintendent of the Year” in two Texas education service center regions and was one of the four national finalists for “Superintendent of the Year” in 2003.

His wife, Debi, is a former public school teacher and the couple has two sons. Mitchell is in his third year of law school at Pepperdine University and Mason is a graduate student at the Bush School of Public Policy at Texas A&M University.