B.A., Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Clemson University, 1979
M.A., Special Education/Learning Disabilities, Furman University, 1989
M.A., Administration and Supervision, Furman University, 1997
Ph.D., Educational Leadership and Policy Development, The University of South Carolina, 2011
Aesthetics in teaching and leadership, arts-based leadership, tensions in policy initiatives and interpersonal dynamics
A former high school principal, Sheryl Cowart Moss has teaching and administrative experience in general and special education at every level of P-12 public education. She directs the advanced programs (Tier II and EdD) in educational leadership at Georgia State University.
Cowart Moss is a site visitor for the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and she chairs the Teacher and Leader Preparation Committee for the CEEDAR-GA Project, a partnership between the state of Georgia and the national CEEDAR Center, bringing together general education, special education and educational leadership. She also serves as a technical assistance consultant for the CEEDAR Center. Cowart Moss is president-elect for the Georgia Educational Leadership Faculty Association (GELFA) and an invited member of the Council of Professors of Instructional Supervision (COPIS).
Cowart Moss recently completed a study of leadership in high needs schools with the International School Leadership Development Network (ISLDN). Her research interests include the aesthetics of leadership, particularly as they impact marginalized populations. Cowart Moss has presented her work to regional, national and international audiences and she has been invited to share her expertise in educational leadership program development with major universities across the country.