Dr. Valorie M. Moore is the new Brookwood School District 167 Superintendent of Schools effective July 1, 2013, having been appointed by a unanimous vote of the District 167 Board of Education after a national search. First and foremost, Dr. Valorie Moore is child-centered and will work towards continuous improvement and embraces operating from a collaborative partnership with all stakeholders to provide students with a 21st Century world-class education second to none, in an environment that fosters innovation, respect and intellectual inquiry. Dr. Moore has a rich history in education spanning over 30 years and has worked in school districts ranging from 20,000 to 500 students on a K-12 and university level including suburban, urban, rural, and parochial school districts. Dr. Moore has been an adjunct professor for the superintendent’s leadership Ph.D. doctoral program at Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois.
Nationally, Dr. Moore has been a keynote speaker for aspiring superintendents and has been recognized for being invited to participate in the prestigious PROACT Supes Academy where she was personally invited as a presenter by former State Superintendent Dr. Max McGee. Most recently, Dr. Moore worked with her staff to implement the Common Core Standards; Charlotte Danielson’s Teacher Evaluation Model, RtI, data-driven decision-making, contract negotiations, directed curriculum and literacy for 20,000 students K-12, and organized a differentated professional development conference for over 600 teachers and support staff on a K-12 school level.
Dr. Moore has been a featured guest panelist at various state and national conferences and was recently invited to participate as a presenter at the 2012 Triple I Conference supported by IASB/IASA/IASBO. Additionally, last year Dr. Moore was one of the featured presenters and lectured for the prestigious NABSE Aspiring Superintendents’ Conference during which time she mentored aspiring superintendents from across the nation. Throughout her career, Valorie has had the opportunity to supervise and mentor over 36 principals as well as teachers and student teachers.
Under Dr. Moore’s leadership, students have been provided a 21st century education with a focus on problem-based learning, science, technology, reading, math and engineering. She has ensured that all students graduate prepared for high school college and beyond. Many of the school districts Valorie has served in have received awards for academic excellence and honored as Blue Ribbon schools. Dr. Moore has served in high performing school districts as a leader including Highland Park, Evanston, Carpentersville and Forest Park. Dr. Moore also served as the first African-American Principal in Highland Park, Illinois. Dr. Moore has been praised by colleagues for her high expectations and focused drive to always aim at becoming the best school district on a national and international level without exception.
Most recently, she implemented a co-teaching model involving regular and special education teachers in an effort to strengthen the curriculum for special needs students and has also assisted with the implementation of a gifted and dual language programs that have been nationally recognized. Concomitantly, Dr. Moore has strong legal background experience as a hearing officer for numerous school districts including Glenview, Chicago Heights, Hillside, Lansing, Maywood and Gurnee. With much pride, Valorie has successfully written grants in the amounts of $550,000 for reading improvement and assisted in writing and securing a grant for $1,000,000 for social and emotional interventions for students.
In 2010, another moment of great opportunity took place for elementary students when Valorie wrote a grant; and as a result implemented a STEM Lab Program and integrated technology at every grade level in all course content areas while superintendent of her former school district. As a result of her implementation of the STEM Lab Program, Dr. Moore’s students were invited to showcase their projects to the 7th Illinois House District and Illinois 4th Senate District in Springfield, Illinois this year. Additionally, while serving as superintendent Dr. Moore also worked as the business manager for one year and as a resulted balanced the budget. Moreover, test scores were increased by 7% and the prestigious National Junior Honor Society was implemented under Valorie’s leadership for Junior High students.
Dr. Moore has a wealth of education experience as a superintendent, fine arts high school teacher, doctoral adjunct professor, principal, director of curriculum and professional development, department chairperson and assistant superintendent of school operations. Dr. Moore is also a consultant for special education services. Valorie has been featured in 3 different textbooks, on the front cover of the Tribune Newspaper for academic excellence, highlighted in a television production with staff and students by renowned anchorman Bill Curtis and recognized for her efforts in being one of the pioneers to implement a new school including the building construction and development of the curriculum from start to finish for the new Proviso Math and Science Academy High School which now ranks as one of the top 40 schools in Illinois. Dr. Moore recently led a superintendents’ book seminar for the West Cook Superintendents of Illinois, and is passionate about ensuring that staff, students, parents and the community have commendable professional development workshops to ensure life-long learning and success.
While a teacher, Dr. Moore was nominated for teacher of the year and has served as the President of the Local School Council for the Chicago Public School Boone Elementary School. She received her undergraduate degree in Speech and Theater from Eastern Illinois University while an actress and television radio host, a master’s degree from North Eastern University in Education Administration and her doctorate degree focused on transformational leadership from Roosevelt University.Valorie is a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and numerous education associations coupled with a passion for visionary leadership and making certain that outstanding learning opportunities are provided to every student.