Theodore "Ted" Moore,
Title III Native American Student Success Specialist
Email: Theodore Moore
Ted Moore is an enrolled member of the Otoe-Missouria Tribe and is also of Osage, Pawnee, and Sac and Fox heritage. Throughout his life, he has been involved with his Native traditions and culture. He is a traditional straight dancer and an artist who enjoys painting Native themes in his works. He is a lifelong participant in the Osage Eloska ceremonies and enjoys learning the Osage language. He also participates in his Pawnee Kitkahaki Band ceremonies and in the Otoe-Missourian tribal culture.
Over the past 18 years, he has worked in various capacities for local tribes—the Otoe-Missouria Tribe, the Pawnee Nation, the Kaw Nation and the Osage Nation—in administration, grant writing, as Director of Operations and as Education Director.
He was selected as one of ten Native students in the nation to study at Oklahoma City University for a Master’s Degree in Gifted and Talented Education for Native American Students at OCU, completing his degree in 1995. He also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Oklahoma and is certified by the states of Minnesota and Oklahoma as a teacher of Art Education.
From 1990 to 1994, he helped to start the Native Arts Circle, a statewide non-profit arts agency in St. Paul and Minneapolis and was employed as Development Director. In 1997-98, Ted was the American Indian lead teacher for the Indian Education program for the St. Paul School District before transferring to the World Cultures and American Indian Magnet School in St. Paul, employed as an Art teacher and Curriculum Development Specialist. In 2013, he participated in the Circle of Leadership Academy (CoLA), a component of Native Americans in Philanthropy in Minneapolis, for training in Native American leadership in philanthropic and nonprofit sectors.
His mission at NOC is to assist students “to succeed in college; to succeed in life; have honor, and pride in living our Native culture; foster love for family, relatives and friends; and being close to our Creator.”
Ted's wife, Terry, is an Attorney at Law and a Tribal Judge. They are the parents of four children: Jessica, Dillon, Erica and Elizabeth.
Distance Learning Specialist - Currently Vacant
The DLS is responsible for collaborating with NOC’s Instructional Designer to coordinate the Quality Matters-led online course certification process. The Distance Learning Specialist will work closely with NOC’s faculty and student services staff to develop and pilot new and redesigned online services. Additionally, the Distance Learning Specialist will work with NOC’s IT Department to ensure integration of technology within the College’s overall IT infrastructure. The Distance Learning Specialist will also oversee the establishment of the six new tribal access sites.