About Woodrow Wilson High School
Our Mission Statement
Woodrow Wilson High School aims to expand opportunities to students by developing an exemplary program which will include the rigorous study of traditional discipline and educating the whole person so that students become life-long learners, self-aware and compassionate thinkers, and informed participants in both local and world affairs.
Woodrow Wilson High School will encourage and foster a culture so that students are more accepting of cultural diversity and continue to develop an international perspective. Woodrow Wilson High School will encourage students in an urban setting to set high standards so that they can become ambassadors and learn from other students across the world as they become active, compassionate global citizens.
Mr. Moran, Principal
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 Wilson High School, Mr. Moran also helped co-write aspects of the IB application and served on the IB interview panel.
In 2011, he transitioned to A. 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 then moved to Bryan Adams High School where he served as the ELAR Campus Instructional Coach for one year, and Assistant Principal for the last four years. Mr. Moran was instrumental in helping move Bryan Adams High School from the brink of IR 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 School of Choice (Leadership Academy) which has unified the campus in its vision, mission, and goals.
As an elite instructional leader himself, Mr. Moran is inspired, motivated, and fueled for the 2019-2020 school year. He is determined to make the Wildcat faculty, staff, parents, community, and alumni proud for years to come."