July 8, 2014
An elementary school music teacher from Louisa County is now playing a big role with one of the nation's largest union. Princess Moss has been elected secretary-treasurer of the National Education Association at a recent national meeting.
Moss has taught music in Louisa County for more than 30 years, according to her LinkedIn profile. She has previously served as president of the Virginia Education Association.
“With an overemphasis on high-stakes standardized tests, we’ve seen the curriculum narrow and subjects like music, fine arts and P.E. have been stripped from our students’ public education. That’s not right,” said Moss in a press release from the NEA. “NEA is leading the way to ensure all students receive a well-rounded education, and I’m honored to be at the forefront of that mission.”
As secretary-treasurer, Moss will oversee the multimillion dollar budget of the NEA. She will be the third-highest ranking officer of the NEA.
Moss will take office on Sept 1, 2014.
A version of this story that aired on Newsplex channels incorrectly reported that Moss worked for Fluvanna County schools. We regret this error.