Heather Moro

Heather M. Moro

Slade Elementary School
Albany County School District
Laramie, Wyoming

For the past 12 years, Heather Moro has focused on building a strong learning community at Slade Elementary School. Under her laser-focused leadership and emphasis on positivity, the school has received a state performance rating of “Exceeding Expectations” for five of the past six years and, in 2019, had one of the highest mean percentile growth rates in Wyoming. A proactive leader, Moro is continually furthering her skills. At the district level, she has taken on the multi-tiered system of support coaching roles and facilitation of Instruction Leadership Framework, learning modules for her administrative team. Moro believes in sharing leadership, ensuring all teachers, staff, students, and families are learning. This encourages goal setting, positive thinking, and a focus on future successes. Moro is the president of the Wyoming Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals and regularly leads initiatives that educate the principals of Wyoming. This passion for learning and improvement extends to her staff, whom she prides herself in supporting fervently. Moro works alongside teachers to resolve sometimes challenging issues, implement rigorous instructional programs, and create protocols to ensure students receive appropriate instructional intervention. Her high expectations and belief in students has contributed to much progress and growth at Slade Elementary. Moro has a Principal Endorsement from the University of Wyoming, Laramie, and an M.S. and a B.S. from the University of Oregon, Eugene.