Christene Chadwick Moss
Board President - Represents District 3
Term: First elected 1990; Term expires 2015
Profession: State Nurse Surveyor,
Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
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 registered nurse by training and vocation and currently works with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. 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, taught that subject at Tarrant County College, where she served as an adjunct professor.
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 Vision of Women 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.
- Member, Fort Worth Negro Business and Professional Women's Club, Inc.
- Past board member, Sickle Cell Disease Association of America
- Member, Psi Zeta Chapter, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
- Member, Forum Fort Worth
- Member, Leadership Fort Worth graduate of 1979
- Past Member of Women of Rotary
- Past member, Fort Worth Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc.
- Organizer, Educational Steering Committee, Parent Advisory Committee, and "Man to Man" Program for boys in District 3 middle schools
- Volunteer Guardianship Services, Inc. of Tarrant County
- Past Member Salvation Army Advisory Council
- Lancaster Corridor (TIF) Board, City of Fort Worth Tax Incentive Reinvestment Board
- Past member FWISD Committees: Budget, Academic English for Success
- Member, Coalition of Black Democrats of Fort Worth
- Past member of Dunbar H.S. Site Based Management Team
- Texas Caucus of Black School Board Members- North Regional Vice President
- Regional 11 Legislative Advisory Council Member – Texas Association of School Boards
- Member of the National Caucus of Black School Board Members
Accomplishments of the Board of Education
- Conducted a nationwide search for a new superintendent of schools resulting in the hiring of Melody A. Johnson
- Balanced District budget through reductions of $50 million over the last four years with $3 million cut from the central office alone
- Charged the District’s administrators with improving student achievement
- 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 Principal Carlos Walker is being honored by the Texas Caucus of Black School Board Members as 2013 Administrator of the Year.
- West Handley Elementary School's Jimmie Nealey was honored as the 2013 Kroger Chair for Teaching Excellence in Special Education.
- The Paul Laurence Dunbar Young Men's Leadership Academy officially opened on Thursday, August 23, 2012.
- Sunrise-McMilan Elementary School's Gillian Nash was honored as the 2013 XTO Energy Chair for Teaching Excellence in Early Childhood Education.
- Lowery Road Elementary School's Kimberly Greer was honored as the 2013 Lockheed Martin Chair for Teaching Excellence in Elementary Math.
- The JPMorgan Chase Foundation awarded a $75,000 grant to provide iPads for Young Men's Leadership Academy students to use during class time and underwrite math and literacy nights at East Handley Elementary School.
- The Fort Worth After School programs at Dunbar Middle School and Dunbar High School were awarded grants from the Afterschool Centers on Education and Texas Education Agency.
- Dunbar High School student Demetris Tate presented his artwork at the commissioning ceremony for the USS Fort Worth in Galveston.