In her ten years at Avon High School, the ultimate calling for Ranielle Moore has been to provide her students with a meaningful and differentiated education as encouragement for them to gain a voice in their lives. She loves to see the work ethic and optimism displayed by her students who originally appeared to be apathetic and on the brink of giving up. This transformation is the goal that drives her as a teacher every day.
Ranielle has taught a wide range of subjects around business education, but she is especially proud of her advocacy for cultural competency in her school and community. Ranielle is a co-founder of African Diaspora, a student-led extracurricular multicultural organization that focuses on diversity, leadership, and professionalism, seeking to create greater connections between people of color and their community. Ranielle also acts as an advocate and member of the Indiana Department of Education Advisory Council. More than anything, she refuses to give up on her students—“This, she says, “is why I teach.”