After 32 years of service in education, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roy Moss officially announces he will retire at the end of this school year.
In his career, Dr. Moss has served as a teacher, coach, transportation director, activities director, high school principal, and superintendent. Prior to coming to Grain Valley in 2009, Dr. Moss served as Superintendent of Schools for the North Callaway School District, 20 miles east of Columbia, Missouri, from 2004-2009, and prior to that as high school principal at South Callaway School District from 1994-2004.
Dr. Moss will retire July 2017, after having served as superintendent in Grain Valley for eight years. During Dr. Moss’ tenure in Grain Valley, student enrollment has grown by more than 1000 students, the district has built North Middle School, the Early Childhood Education Center, a new transportation facility, and began a long-range plan to update and double the size of the Grain Valley High School building and student activity spaces.
Grain Valley High School has received national recognition in recent years for preparing students for college. Newsweek, US News & World Report, and the Washington Post have each listed Grain Valley High School among the top high schools in the nation.
In his first year with the school district, Dr. Moss established the Grain Valley Education Foundation. To date, the Foundation endowment has grown to $203,956.00; and has provided scholarships to our graduating seniors totaling $122,000.00, teacher grants totaling $53,000.00, and $108,000.00 in contributions to schools and student activities.
Dr. Moss was named the 2015 Missouri Superintendent of the Year by the Missouri Association of School Administrators. In May 2016, Dr. Moss was inducted into the Wellsville High School Wall of Fame, in Wellsville, Kansas where he graduated in 1971.
Dr. Moss and wife, Patricia, have five sons. All graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He and his wife have five grandchildren.
School Board President Mr. Chris Bamman expresses the appreciation of the community for Dr. Moss' service, "Our school district and community have been blessed to have Dr. Moss as our Superintendent for the past eight years. His vision and leadership for our district has been truly appreciated and we wish him and his family the very best in the years ahead."
As he reflects on his time in Grain Valley, Dr. Moss focuses on the opportunity he has been given to serve. “It has been a true blessing and honor to serve the past eight years as a servant to the Grain Valley Schools community and I would like to thank this great community for an amazing tenure. I have cherished my time in the Grain Valley School District.” Dr. Moss also acknowledges his successor, Dr. Marc Snow, whom the school board has selected to be the district’s next Superintendent of Schools beginning July 1, 2017. “I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Marc Snow and the executive team currently in place.”