Dr. Roy Moss, Superintendent of Grain Valley R-V School District, has been named the Missouri Superintendent of the Year by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA). The announcement of the award was made on September 27 during the Missouri School Boards’ Association and MASA joint fall conference held at Tan-Tar-A Resort.
As the winner of this award, Moss received an award acknowledging his selection, a $500 scholarship for a student in the Grain Valley R-V School District and a commemorative ring. The award is sponsored by PFM Asset Management, LLC, which is the program administrator for the Missouri Securities Investment Program. As the recipient of the award, Moss will represent Missouri in the National Superintendent of the Year program conducted by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA).
Dr. Moss has been employed by the Grain Valley R-V School District as Superintendent of Schools since July 2009. He previously served as Superintendent of the North Callaway R-II School District from 2004-2009 and as a high school principal at South Callaway School District from 1994-2004.
Under Moss’ leadership, the Grain Valley School District has opened a designated facility for early childhood special education, which has brought a greater emphasis on closing the achievement gap in preschool-aged children with learning delays. The facility has become a point of pride for the families of preschool-aged children in the community who have special needs.
The district has developed a funding strategy to fund the construction and makeover of the existing high school through the passage of annual bond issues and without increasing taxes. The plan will span more than ten years. To date, two phases of classrooms have been added to the high school. In addition to the classrooms, the sports stadium has been renovated, and construction will soon begin on a new transportation center.
During Moss’ first year at Grain Valley, the district established the Grain Valley Education Foundation. Each year, the foundation provides scholarships to graduating seniors. In addition, classroom grants are awarded to teachers twice each year. The foundation has grown its overall fund balance from $0 to $222,426.03 in its first five years.