Dr. Bobby Moore

Affiliation: Battelle for Kids
Email: bmoore@battelleforkids.org


Dr. Bobby Moore is Senior Director of Effective Practices for the national non-profit organization for school improvement Battelle for Kids. In his work he coaches teachers and principals, and collaborates with schools to help implement researched based strategies while creating cultures that support the schools’ missions, goals and practices.  Dr. Moore was recognized as the Ohio Assistant Principal of the Year by the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators in 2003.  Next, he served as the principal of Canaan Middle School where the school received both statewide and national recognition by receiving a National and Ohio Schools to Watch Award in 2007, 2008, and 2009, an Ohio Hall of Fame School Award, and a Battelle for Kids High Progress Award.  Most recently, Dr. Moore served as superintendent of Mechanicsburg Exempted Village Schools. He successfully led the district to achieve an “Excellent with Distinction” rating and composite value added state ranking to be among the top 4% in the state from the Ohio Department of Education.

Dr. Moore completed his Doctorate from Ashland University in 2007.  Before earning his Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Dr. Moore completed his Master’s Degree from Kent State University in 1991 and Bachelor of Science Degree from Wilmington College in 1986. Dr. Moore has presented at national and international conferences on the topics of creating professional learning communities, creating high performing teams, leadership and emotional intelligence. He has also authored professional articles and a book on the same topics.

Sample Publications

Moore, B. (2009, Summer). Emotional intelligence for school administrators: A priority for school reform? American Secondary Education, 37(3), 20-28.

Moore, B. (2009). Inspire, motivate, collaborate: Leading with emotional intelligence.
Westerville, Ohio: National Middle School Association.

Moore, B. (2009, January/February). Improving the evaluation and feedback process for principals. National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Principals Magazine, 38-41.

Moore, B. (2007).The emotional intelligence coaching of school administrators: A comparative case study. Unpublished dissertation.  Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio.

Sample Presentations

Courageous Leadership and Leading Change. Presented at the Innovated Learning Environments Conference. Columbus, Ohio. (August, 2010).

Inspire. Motivate. Collaborate. Presented at the National Middle School Association National Conference. Indianapolis, Indiana. (November, 2009).

From Staff Compliance to Staff Commitment. Presented at the National Schools to Watch Conference, Washington, D.C. (June, 2009).

The Emotional Intelligence Coaching of School Administrators: A Cross Case Analysis.   Paper presented at the First Annual International Emotional Intelligence Conference in Malaga, Spain. (September, 2007).




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