Nacogdoches middle school namesake Dr. Mike Moses returns to his hometown May 27 to serve as the keynote speaker for the Superintendent’s Scholar Banquet.
The event, slated for 6 p.m. in the Stephen F. Austin State University grand ballroom, recognizes high school seniors who have achieved academic excellence.
“We are pleased to have such an important member of the education community and district alumnus here to help us honor this deserving group of young men and women,” said Nacogdoches ISD Superintendent Dr. Fred Hayes. “These students have put in a great deal of effort to achieve Superintendent Scholar status, and we look forward to bringing them together to celebrate their accomplishments.”
To be eligible for the Superintendent Scholar status, a student must:
• Take four of the following courses —
*Advanced Quantitative Reasoning
*Algebra I and II
*Anatomy / Physiology
*Independent Study in Mathematics A and B
*Integrated Physics / Chemistry
*United States History
• And, also maintain semester grade of at least 95 (85 in Pre-AP, AP, and Dual Credit courses) in all courses.
As the evening’s speaker, Dr. Moses brings familiarity for both the region and education as a whole. The Nacogdoches High School graduate has worked in education for more than 30 years including four years as Commissioner of Education for the state of Texas from 1995-1999.
Currently, he is Distinguished Professor of Educational Administration at the University of North Texas and holder of a chair at that institution named in his honor. He also serves as the senior educational advisor for Raise Your Hand Texas and the Center for Reform of School Systems.
Dr. Moses held superintendent positions with Dallas Independent School District, Lubbock, LaMarque and Tatum. He also taught with Duncanville and Garland Independent School Districts.
He also knows about being an SFASU Lumberjack, receiving both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from there. He then received his doctorate of education degree from Texas A&M University at Commerce.
Dr. Moses’ long list of honors and accomplishments include being selected “Superintendent of the Year” in two Texas Education Service Center Regions, and one of the four national finalists for “Superintendent of the Year.”
His wife, Debi, is a former public school teacher and the couple has two sons.
For more information on the Superintendent Scholar’s Banquet or the Superintendent Scholar’s program, call Lila Robertson at 569-5000.