THE LEGACY OF DR. ROY MOSS
Servant, Husband, Father
Warren LeRoy Moss was born in Ottawa, KS in 1953 to Elmer & Isabelle, the second of their 6 children and eldest son. He amassed a lifetime of experiences that impacted both students and community members, which was kick started during his years at Wellsville High School. While at Wellsville, he was a member of various organizations including Band and Chorus but he excelled in athletics, lettering in 3 sports and receiving All-Conference, All-District and All-Area honors in both Football and Basketball, and he was named WHS’s Co-Male Athlete of the Year in 1971. He was inducted into the Wellsville High School Hall of Fame in 2016. However, Dad's greatest accomplishment while at WHS was convincing the Homecoming Queen, Patricia Anderson, to agree to date him and later marry him in 1976.
Dad graduated in 1971 and then continued his academic and athletic pursuits at the collegiate level. He played both Football and Baseball at multiple universities, ending his college career at Baker University in Baldwin, KS where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education in 1975.
After college, he spent 10 years working as a dairy farmer and truck driver in Wellsville. In 1985, he accepted a teaching and coaching position at South Callaway High School in Mokane, MO. He was the Head Baseball and Assistant Boys Basketball coach from 1985-1994. He helped guide the Baseball team to 4 Conference titles, 1 District & 1 Sectional Championship and the Basketball team to 4 Conference titles & 1 District Championship. He held many different positions during his tenure at South Callaway, including Science/Physical Education Teacher, Director of Transportation, Athletic Director, and High School Principal. During his time at South Callaway he continued his education at the University of Missouri, where he attained his Masters & Specialist Degrees and ultimately his Doctorate of Education in 2002.
In 2004, Dr. Moss accepted his first Superintendent position at North Callaway School District in Auxvasse, MO, a position he would hold until 2009 at which time he accepted the offer to become the Superintendent of Grain Valley R-V Schools in Grain Valley, MO. In 2015, Dr. Moss was recognized as the Missouri Superintendent of the Year by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA).
Dr. Moss held a number of positions in the community including Deacon & Financial Trustee of First Baptist Church in Blue Springs, an honorary Lieutenant of the Grain Valley Police Department, and Adjunct Professor for William Woods University. He lived out the Great Commission, passionate about making disciples as he went through life which led to two trips to Africa including a 2016 trip to Ghana with 3 of his sons.
He loved to golf, fish, work outside and build with wood. He remained an avid fan of the one sport seemingly played at the University of Kansas, despite all of his sons receiving degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia.