Mr. Moran comes to Woodrow Wilson High School with a strong skill set and an excellent track record for meeting the needs of students in urban settings. His work with Dallas ISD began at Woodrow Wilson High School in 2008 as an English teacher, tennis coach, and yearbook sponsor. In 2009, he was named the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the year for increasing student achievement. During his time at Woodrow, Mr. Moran helped co-write aspects of the IB application and served on the IB interview panel.
In 2011, Mr. Moran transitioned to Maceo Smith New Tech High School as an ELAR instructor and mentor teacher, where he co-taught English and Social Studies in a project-based learning setting. In efforts to impact instruction on a larger scale, Mr. Moran moved to Bryan Adams High School where he served as the ELAR campus instructional coach for one year, and Assistant Principal for four years. Mr. Moran was instrumental in moving Bryan Adams High School from the brink of improvement required status through the use of protocols for monitoring curriculum alignment, providing high-leverage feedback, and building leadership capacity in the staff. He was also a key player in transforming Bryan Adams High School into a leadership academy which has unified the campus in its vision, mission, and goals.