Christene Chadwick Moss, Trustee - District 3
First elected 1990; Term expires 2019
East Handley Elementary, Bill J. Elliott Elementary, Maude Logan Elementary, Lowery Road Elementary, Atwood McDonald Elementary, A.M. Pate Elementary, Sunrise-McMillan Elementary, Maudrie Walton Elementary, West Handley Elementary, John T. White Elementary, Jacquet Middle, Young Men's Leadership Academy, Handley Middle, McClung Middle, Dunbar High School
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Christene Chadwick Moss, Trustee of Fort Worth ISD Board of Education, is a product of the Fort Worth ISD and attended Como Elementary through Como High School. She is a trustee who has demonstrated leadership through service to the community. She was elected to represent District 3 of FWISD in 1990.
Mrs. Moss is a registered nurse. She holds an ADA degree from Tarrant County College, a B.S. degree from Texas Wesleyan University and a Master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University. Her minor was in financial management and, at one time, she taught that subject at Tarrant County College, where she served as an adjunct professor.
Mrs. Moss is also the president of the Texas Caucus of Black School Board Members. She assumed the leadership role during the group’s meeting at the Texas Association of School Administrators/Texas Association of School Boards meeting in October in Dallas.
Christene Moss Elementary was named in her honor. The Salvation Army also named its Children’s Library in her honor for her assistance in establishing a facility for homeless students.
Mrs. Moss is a member of the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church. She serves on the Executive Manager’s Board, Usher Board, the Nurses’ Guild and is president of the Women of Vision Ministry. Mrs. Moss also sings in the church choir and participates in the health ministry.
She is married to Franklin D. Moss, Sr., They have three children: Edmond L. Moss, Kimberlin Moss Simpson, and Franklin D. Moss, Jr., as well as three granddaughters.
Board and Community Service
- Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), Director
- Member of Texas Caucus of Black School Board Members, 501 (C)3 created while Treasurer for the organization
- Led the transformation of the Fort Worth ISD Board of Education to 9 single-member districts (replacing the 8-1 governance model)
- Master School Board Trustee, graduate of Leadership TASB
- Graduate of the Center for Reform of School Systems (CRSS)
- Led the initiative for single-gender schools in FWISD resulting in YMLA and YWLA
- Region 11 Legislative Advisory Council (LAC), Served
- Historic Rosedale Park Association, Secretary
- Texas Wesleyan Advisory Dual Credit Board
- Aviation Advisory Board, Dunbar High School
- Women's Policy Forum, Member
- Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC), Member
- African American Leadership Institute for Public Policy, Member
- Fort Worth Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, Inc., Member
- Psi Zeta Chapter, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Member
- Forum Fort Worth, Member
- Leadership Fort Worth graduate of 1979, Member
- Past member, Sickle Cell Disease Association of America
- Past Member of Women of Rotary
- Past Member, Fort Worth Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc.
- Past Member, Volunteer Guardianship Services, Inc. of Tarrant County
- Past Member Salvation Army Advisory Council
- Past Member, Lancaster Corridor (TIF) Board, City of Fort Worth Tax Incentive Reinvestment Board
- Church Women United, Steering Committee
Accomplishments of the Board of Education
- Conducted a nationwide search for a new superintendent of schools resulting in the hiring of Kent P. Scribner
- Balanced District budget through reductions of $50 million over the last four years with $3 million cut from the central office alone
- Developed and adopted Procedures and Standards of Practice for the Board resulting in a cohesive and committed team
- Established and utilized community advisory committees in the areas of technology, facilities, budget and audit functions
- Adopted policies that ensure transparency of operations
- Reinstated music and art into the curriculum for primary grades
- Developed the first strategic performance plan with high standards and accountability measures
- Defined staff responsibilities and accountability more clearly and implemented efficient and ethical business practices
- Created the first FWISD Community Forum - 1994
- Created the first FWISD Student Forum 1995
- Created the FWISD Youth Forum, “Where Students Lead the Way” – 2009
Recent Student/School Honors:
- Dunbar High School enters grant-funded partnership with Texas Wesleyan University allowing current students at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School the opportunity to get a jump-start on their college career with opportunities to earn dual credit at The Academy.
- Dunbar High School’s Gold Seal School of Choice in Aviation Engineering and Aviation Technology moved into a spacious, open-concept hangar. Students moved into the 10,000-square foot Dunbar Aviation Center the week of March 21, 2016.
- P.L. Dunbar Young Men’s Leadership Academy competed in the African American Male Academic Bowl on Saturday, January 31, 2014 at the University of Texas at Dallas. YMLA scholars took 1st and 2nd place and all won a new HP laptop.
- Handley Middle School received a contribution to their music program from The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation valued at $19,360. December 2, 2014.
- Artwork by students from A.M. Pate Elementary, Handley Middle School, and J. Martin Jacquet exhibited on The T’s Buses as part of their “Expressions That Move You Contest.”
- P.L. Dunbar Young Men’s Leadership Academy’s Isaac Tate was honored as the 2015-16 Sewell Lexus and Infiniti of Fort Worth Chair for Teaching Excellence in Humanities.
- John T. White Elementary was the beneficiary of a good deed by Foresters Financial of Fort Worth. The local office recently applied for, and received, a $2,500 Foresters Financial grant it used to benefit the east side school.
- The JPMorgan Chase Foundation awarded a $75,000 grant to provide iPads for Young Men's Leadership Academy students to use during class time.
- Dunbar High School student Demetris Tate presented his artwork at the commissioning ceremony for the USS Fort Worth in Galveston.