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 Tier II programs in educational leadership at Georgia State University.
Cowart Moss is a site visitor for the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. 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, educational leadership, and state agencies in reform efforts for Georgia institutions of higher education. Cowart Moss is an invited member of the Council of Professors of Instructional Supervision and is currently involved in a study of leadership in high needs schools with the International School Leadership Development Network.
An affiliate of Georgia State University’s Center for Evaluation and Research Services, 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.