Dr. Tina Owen-Moore is the Superintendent of Schools for the School District of Cudahy, in Cudahy, Wisconsin.
Dr. Tina, as she is known in the district, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Marquette University. She started her teaching career at Washington High School in Milwaukee, where she was an English teacher and adviser to several student clubs, including the School Spirit Club and the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA).
In 2005, with a grant from the Gates Foundation, she worked with a group of teachers and students to open The Alliance School of Milwaukee, a school with an explicit mission of being an LGBTQ-friendly space. During her tenure the school was awarded the 2011 Wisconsin Charter School of the Year, was named one of the “Coolest Schools in the Nation” by Teen Vogue, and was recognized as one of the “41 Most Innovative Schools in America” by Noodle.com.
With support from the Point Foundation, she continued on to earn her Master of Arts degree from Alverno College. Most recently, she earned her doctorate in education leadership degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.
In 2019, in an effort to help others implement best practices to prevent and address bullying, she published The Alliance Way: The Making of a Bully-Free School, through the Harvard Education Press. The book highlights the research and best practices that made The Alliance School successful.
She continues to work every day to ensure that all schools are safe and accepting spaces for all students.