Superintendent's Biography

David K. Moore, Ed.D.
David K. Moore, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Moore currently serves as the Superintendent of Schools for the School District of Indian River County (SDIRC). Upon his arrival in Indian River, he initiated work to completely re-envision education in the District and solidified a framework for systems change through the development and implementation of the ACHIEVE 2025 District Strategic Plan. Dr. Moore continued to move forward with significant shifts in practice to maximize student learning outcomes, including annually revising and implementing a District Strategic Plan and African American Achievement Plan; creating systems of support to enhance the quality of instruction in classrooms; establishing leadership academies for administrators and instructional coaches; developing the infrastructure and educational culture in which data-driven decision-making thrives; successfully negotiating a multi-year teacher contract and salary raises for all teachers; and securing an operating millage to provide fiscal resources needed to expand district supports. Additionally, Dr. Moore was named as a National School Public Relations Association “Superintendent to Watch 2021,” and completed the Yale University Fellowship Program for Educational Leaders and the Florida Chief Executive Officers-District Leadership Program during the 2022-2023 academic year. Under Dr. Moore’s leadership, during the 2021-2022 academic year, the SDIRC realized an improvement of 16 state rankings for the District Grade from a ranking of 38 in 2018-2019 to a ranking of 22. This improvement in rankings showed the highest rate of improvement in the State of Florida, with the exception of one other small district that also increased a comparable number of state rankings. More recently, during the 2022-2023 academic year, the SDIRC was the most improved school district in the State of Florida when compared to the 2018-2019 academic year, increasing 25 state rankings from 38 (18-19) to 13 (22-23). Additionally, Spring State Assessment results showed that the percentage of students in the SDIRC performing on grade level or above, exceeded state percentages in all content areas tested, ultimately resulting in the SDIRC being named a “Grade A” school district. This performance is an unprecedented achievement in the SDIRC.

Prior to becoming superintendent, Dr. Moore served as an Assistant Superintendent for Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), the fourth largest school district in the nation. During his more recent years with MDCPS, Dr. Moore led the Division of Academic Support (DAS) which encompasses the Education Transformation Office (ETO), Student Services, and the Office of School Improvement (OSI). Dr. Moore was instrumental in redesigning each area under his supervision and significantly contributed to M-DCPS becoming one of the nation’s highest performing urban school districts. Under Dr. Moore’s leadership, the ETO experienced a reduction in the percentage of schools supported by the Office due to being identified as performing below a “C,” from 83 percent in 2015 to just one percent in 2019. Dr. Moore led the charge which resulted in M-DCPS having zero schools with a designated school grade of “F” over a span of three years. Additionally, schools supported by the ETO realized drastic improvements in students scoring proficient within all content areas.