Moorhead Schools’ Steve Moore honored with MoorHeart Award

Mayor Shelly Carlson presented school district director of operations Steve Moore with the February MoorHeart award. (From left) Carlson, Moore and wife Emily Moore.

Steve Moore, who has served as Moorhead Public Schools’ director of operations for the past three years, was presented with February’s MoorHeart Award Monday by Mayor Shelly Carlson. It was presented at the biweekly city council meeting.
Moore was cited for his leading role during the construction of Moorhead High School and especially in the transition from the old school to its new quarters – moving equipment, students and operations during winter break of the school year. He also was involved in opening the Career Academy in 2022.
Three parents of current Spuds – Lorilee Bergin, Nicole Mattson and Keith Vogt – nominated him for the award, presented monthly to an individual or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the community. They wrote, “Steve has been an amazing asset to Moorhead Public Schools. He is a creative problem solver, an incredible planner and a positive professional. He has proven himself essential to the Moorhead Public Schools leadership team.It was presented at the biweekly city council meeting.
They continued, “Steve had to figure out how to move almost everything from the old high school to the new school in just two and a half weeks, in the middle of the school year. He and his team did it sowell that our kids’ year wasn’t disrupted in any way.”
Moore joined the district in 2020 after serving as the city’s public works director for six years. He spent 22 years on active duty with the U.S. Air Force as a civil engineer. He holds a chemical engineering degree from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in computer information management from Webster University. He leads the school district’s property services, transportation and emergency management.
To learn more about submitting an application for the city’s top award, go to and search for “MoorHeart.”

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