Deputy Superintendent, Robert Moore

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As Deputy Superintendent of Finance & Operations, Robert Moore oversees several key areas at Oakland Schools, which provides regional services to all 28 school districts in Oakland County. Moore manages Facility Maintenance and Operations; Capital Construction, Business Services; Government & Community Services; Legal Affairs; Event Management, and other Auxiliary services such as student transportation and Nutrition Services. Moore is also the Director of the School Finance Research Collaborative, a group of business and school leaders who are conducting extensive research to determine the cost of student achievement for all pk-12 students.

During the 2014-15 school year, Moore was named the Oakland County Business Administrator of the Year. In 2017, he was presented with the Michigan School Business Officials Distinguished Service Award.

Prior to joining Oakland Schools in 2005, Moore was senior deputy chief executive officer for Detroit Public Schools where he oversaw Facility Maintenance, Capital Improvement Programs; Contracting, Real Estate and Urban Planning; Transportation; Food Service; Security; Print Production; Environmental Health and Safety; Warehouse Operations; Financial Functions; and State Legislative Affairs. Before he worked in Detroit, Moore held a variety of executive level school positions in large school districts in Colorado and also served as chairman of the Board of Trustees for a $4 billion local government investment pool.

Moore also served in the U.S. Coast Guard as an operations officer and Russian interpreter on the 378-foot USCGC Boutwell (Alaska and West coasts) from 1974- 1976, commanding officer on the Coast Guard Cutter Point Ledge from 1976- 1978 (northern California) and as senior controller for the Rescue Coordination and Operating Center in San Francisco, CA from 1978-1981, where he managed and supervised Operations Center staff who coordinated search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, environmental/oil spill response and drug interdiction operations in the North Pacific. After his service in the Coast Guard, he worked for seven years at a large steel mill as a production engineer, product metallurgist and general foreman.

Moore earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern Colorado in 1988 and a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1974.