COLUMBUS — Warner Moore has contributed to public education and the lives of students, teachers and administrators throughout the state.
It is his lifetime of service that has Moore being included in the 2010 inductees into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.
Since 1977, the Ohio Department of Aging has celebrated outstanding older Ohioans for their achievements and contributions. Moore joins more than 350 individuals inducted since 1977.
As a teacher, he used creative methods, including poetry and unique strategies for math instruction, to establish his classroom as a “laboratory of learning” and leave a profound and lasting imprint on the lives of his students. As an administrator and superintendent of St. Clairsville-Richland City Schools in Belmont County, he mentored beginning teachers with the philosophy that they were “entering a privileged profession.”
As Director of the Division of Personnel and Legal Services in the Ohio Department of Education, Moore was responsible for final approval of department staffing and participated in the development and implementation of numerous policies.
Upon his retirement in 1981, he was awarded the distinction and title of Director Emeritus by the State Board of Education.
After his retirement he served as liaison between the Department and the Teacher Education and Certification Commission, and as a part-time consultant, evaluated school district education programs in all 88 counties of Ohio.
Following his retirement and his return to Belmont County, he was elected and served for two years as a member of the Union Local Board of Education.
Mr. Moore contributed to the literacy of Ohioans by serving ten years as one of the five member State of Ohio Library Board.
He is a fifty-four year member and former master of Weyer Lodge No. 541 of Free and Accepted Masons and has been an active member in Rotary.
He is currently a member of the Belmont County Republican Party Executive Committee and is a charter member of the Ronald Reagan Club of Belmont County.
He has served as an elder in his local church and presently is coordinating the construction of a new church.
Mr. Moore was involved in establishing the Smith Township Community Center in Belmont County and in organizing the Centerville Senior Center Association, where he served as the Association’s first president.
He also served for a number of years as chairman of Agency on Aging Region 9 Regional Advisory Council and a member of the board of trustees of Belmont Senior Services, Inc.
He has balanced his busy and successful career with family life.
He was the primary caregiver for his wife, Velma, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in the 80’s.
He continued to care for her in their home until her death in 1999, even while dealing with serious health issues of his own.
Mr. Moore’s career in education was an investment in future generations.
Over the past decade he has devoted that same degree of impassioned service and dedication to the senior citizens of his community, county and region.
WARNER?MOORE will be inducted into the Ohio Senior Citizen’s Hall of Fame by the Ohio Department of Aging this month.