Dr. Archie Moss Jr.
Archie joins Transcend as a Partner on the School Design Services team. Archie was born and raised in beautiful Miami, Florida.
Prior to joining the Transcend team, Archie was a Teach For America Charlotte Corps Member where he taught 6th and 7th grade math at Whitewater Middle School. Archie also served as the Dean of Students for fifth and sixth grade at Whitewater K-8. Archie is a graduate from the University of Florida (Bachelors in Business and Family Studies), University of North Carolina Charlotte (Masters in Middle Grades Education), and a recent graduate from the University of Memphis (Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies).
Archie has a true passion for ensuring that all students feel seen, heard, and deeply known. Archie’s dissertation title, #BlackBoysMatter: Dismantling Systems of Oppression for Black Boys through implementation of School-Based Mentorship Programs, speaks to his passion for dismantling the school to prison pipeline. Archie’s passion led him to founding The Gentlemen’s League, an all-male mentorship program that serves boys of color. Archie serves as an Impact Leader for Profound Gentlemen, where he supports male educators of color across the country.
After leaving Charlotte, NC, Archie moved to Memphis, TN to pursue school leadership through a program called New Leaders. Archie first served as the Resident Principal at Bellevue Middle School before being named Principal at Bruce Elementary School. Archie was the youngest Shelby County Schools principal and the first Teach For America Memphis Alum to lead a district school. During his tenure at Bruce, Archie led the school to State of TN Reward School Status, went viral due to his weekly bedtime stories series, and was featured in USA Today and on the Ellen Show. Through his nonprofit, Archie founded Shelby County Schools’ first ever Elementary Basketball League. Archie also had the opportunity to deliver a TEDx Talk on Small Ideas leading to Big Change.
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Transform Learning with Community-Based Design
Community-based design is a collaborative and local process that brings together young people, educators, administrators, caregivers, and experts to redesign learning. It goes beyond traditional school improvement initiatives by involving the entire community in reshaping the purpose and design of education.