UMW College of Education Hosts Educator-in-Residence Event

Princess Moss

The University of Mary Washington’s College of Education held its second annual Educator-in-Residence event on Wednesday, May 2 at the Stafford campus, featuring a lecture from 2012 Educator-in-Residence Princess Moss.

Moss ’83, is a veteran educator with more than 20 years of instructional experience and is the current president of the National Education Association (NEA) Executive Committee. She served two terms as president of the Virginia Education Association (VEA) and more than 10 years on the VEA Board of Directors. Moss is an advocate on a wide variety of topics, including minority concerns, women’s issues, political action and school finance at the local and state levels. Moss was awarded UMW’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2006 and served as a member of the university’s Board of Visitors from 2007 to 2011. She received a master’s degree in education from the University of Virginia.

In addition to the keynote lecture, the Educator-in-Residence event also included the Student Research Symposia and a special initiatives poster session and demonstration from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Recognition of 2011-2012 graduates of the College of Education and a reception followed the lecture.

All events, which are free and open to the public, will be held in the North Building. For more information about the Educator-in-Residence event, visit

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News release prepared by:       Julia Davis      

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.


  1. Hyland F. Fowler, Jr. says:

    Thank you for the news from UMW, which I usually enjoy reading. In all honesty, I must express my dissappointment in Ms. Moss’ selection to serve in any capacity at UMW. While leading the VEA, Ms. Moss never let the truth stand in the way of a good story. I am confident that she provides the NEA with the same type of “leadership”. Educator in residence is an appropriate title for Ms. Moss as Educators appears to be her only concern. Her political, and professional activity, make clear that Ms. Moss cares nothing about education. UMW really dropped the ball on this one.