Superintendent Maurice "Mo" Green
Superintendent Maurice “Mo” Green was named Guilford County Schools’ third permanent superintendent by the Guilford County Board of Education on July 24, 2008.
Upon Green’s arrival in September 2008, he embarked on a “Listening and Learning Tour” of Guilford County to garner input from hundreds of GCS parents, students, teachers, principals and community members through town hall forums and other meetings. He augmented this tour with the “Mo Wants to Know” campaign, which informed the district’s strategic planning process. The more than 3,500 responses were incorporated into the district’s first-ever strategic plan, which was launched to the public on January 27, 2009. Immediately, employees, students and the community began to work toward the goal of achieving educational excellence.
Prior to joining Guilford County Schools, Green held several positions with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. He joined the district in 2001 as its general counsel, and in 2006, he was named chief operating officer. Upon his departure, he held the additional title of deputy superintendent. His duties included running the day-to-day operations of the district, which boasted 135,000 students, nearly 18,000 employees and a $1.17 billion budget.
Green holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics and a law degree, both from Duke University. Upon graduating from law school, his first job was a prestigious clerkship in the chambers of Federal District Court Judge N. Carlton Tilley, Jr. in Greensboro. The following year, he held another prominent clerkship in the Sixth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. After completing his clerkship, Green joined the law firm of Smith Helms Mulliss & Moore LLP. He worked his way up to partner after six years before joining Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in 2001.
Green has received numerous accolades. His many honors include In-School Prevention of Obesity and Disease Superintendent of the Year by the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, “Top 40 Under 40” from the Charlotte Business Journal and the Black Women’s Caucus of Charlotte’s Trailblazer award. He has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including the YMCA, the Arts and Science Council and the Crisis Assistance Ministry. He also is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Green and his wife, Stephanie, a school psychologist, are the proud parents of two children, Brianna and Isaiah.