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Steven Moats – A Renowned Educator
Steven Moats has built an esteemed career as an educator for two decades. He has presented education presentations across the county and been published many times; additionally he holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western Kentucky University.
Officer Bige noticed him sitting in his pickup truck at BI-LO supermarket parking lot when he first arrived on scene.
Early Life and Education
Steven Moats earned both his undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in education from Western Kentucky University. He holds a Ph.D in Leadership from the University of Denver as well as professional certificates for supervisor of instruction, principal (all grades), and school superintendent from Trevecca Nazarene University. He has held various roles within education, such as hall director and summer resident director at Miami University; student-athlete academic support coach at Western Kentucky University (WKU); college completion counselor at Miami University; admissions counselor at Rio Grande State University; and conduct hearing officer. Moats has previously worked as a consultant for Edvantia Inc. and directed the Tennessee Exemplary Educators Program which received a Harvard Innovations in American Government Award in 2007. Today he leads BenchWealth’s Education Solutions division as its director.
Moats has always shown his commitment to giving back through service to his community, currently sitting on the Board of University of Denver Graduate Programs and raising funds for Miami University of Ohio’s Red & White Athletic Fund.
He actively supports cancer research, serving on the committee of Generations Cancer Foundation to raise sponsorships and community dollars for cancer research. In addition, he contributes to Habitat for Humanity to provide secure homes for families in need.
Moats is a teacher and education specialist by profession. His credentials include both an undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University (WKU) and master’s from Trevecca Nazarene University. Professional certificates earned include supervisor of instruction, principal (all grades) and school superintendent status; Kentucky Association of School Administrators membership as well as membership in American Association of Student Conduct Administrators.
Achievement and Honors
Moats is an esteemed Kentucky educator and led the development of numerous education initiatives throughout Tennessee. She has presented nationally and internationally on her work related to educational policy and leadership; is a member of the American Politics Association; she has published extensively both journals and textbooks; as well as teaching American politics courses such as American Federalism, Legislative Process and Interest Group Politics.
Moats was an accomplished two-sport athlete during high school. He won All-State (private school) honors in both track and field and football before going on to be honored with Offensive MVP at Dallas All-Star game after his senior year at Bishop Lynch High School. Furthermore, Moats received the Dominic Norman Leadership award and was named Dave Campbell Texas Player of the year.
Moats is not only known for his successful business career but is also an avid sportsman and community builder. As part of the Denver Pioneers Board he raises sponsorship and community dollars for their nine-time National Champions team as well as supporting and donating towards cancer research initiatives.
Moats attended Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas where he excelled as both a football and track and field athlete, amassing 4,782 yards rushing with 56 touchdowns to earn both the Dominic Norman Award, Dave Campbell Texas Player of the Year honors, as well as All-State (private school) recognition.
He currently resides on W Paradise Way in Fruita, Colorado and may be related to Donald and John Moats as well as Priscilla and Jeffrey Moats. Additionally, he owns property on Parkridge Dr in Clayton North Carolina.
Moats was selected in the third round of 2005 NFL Draft by Philadelphia Eagles after playing college football at Louisiana Tech University.
At The Bahnsen Group, he works as a Portfolio Manager. This includes providing direct support to the Investment Process Department as well as reporting internal performance results and researching investment products and ideas.
He is currently an active member of the Griffins Rugby Club in Allen, Texas where he plays running back on their team. At school level he excelled as both a two-sport athlete (track and football) at Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas where he earned all-state honors in both sports as well as being honored as Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year. Moats lives on W Paradise Way in Fruita Colorado with Donald Moats, John Moats and Susan Moats being among his relatives.