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NEA Secretary-Treasurer Profile:

Princess R. Moss

Princess R. Moss, an elementary school music teacher from Louisa County, Va., is secretary-treasurer of the National Education Association, the nation's largest professional organization. She ranks third among NEA’s leadership team, with primary responsibility for managing and maintenance of the Association's multimillion dollar budget.

A champion of children and public education at the local, state, and national levels, Moss distinguished herself with two terms on the NEA Executive Committee, where she served on the Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA) Advisory Committee, steering the Association’s strategy for the law’s pending reauthorization, and the Dropout Prevention Advisory Committee, helping develop relevant tools for NEA members. She also served on the Board of Directors for the NEA Health Information Network, a non-profit dedicated to providing school communities with vital and timely information that supports successful learning environments and student achievement.

Under her direction as president, the 62,000-member Virginia Education Association increased its membership and advocated successfully for greater investment in public education at the state and local levels. She also served as VEA Vice President and on the Board of Directors for NEA and VEA for over 10 years.

In 2006, Moss was tapped by Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine to serve on the Commonwealth's P-16 Education Council, tasked with coordinating education reform from preschool through higher education. She also served on the Executive Committee of the Foundation for Virginia, a 501(c)4 bipartisan coalition of organizations, business leaders, and public officials promoting a better future by ensuring quality education, public safety, and other priorities. Through her wide range of experiences, she has developed a recognized expertise on women's issues, minority concerns, political action, school finance, and professional development.

Moss earned her bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Mary Washington, and received the university’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2006. She also earned a master's degree in elementary and secondary administration and supervision from the University of Virginia.


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