Position: Performing Arts / Guitar Instructor
School: Legend High School
School District: Douglas County School District
City, State: Parker, CO
Music that Describes Eli
Eli Moore was nominated by a colleague, Jennifer Harvey.
"The words and music of Josh Groban perfectly illustrate my reason and desire to enthusiastically nominate Mr. Eli Moore, an exceptional music educator at Legend High School, for the LifeChanger of the Year Award," said Harvey. "Mr. Moore's dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to his students and school make him truly deserving of this prestigious recognition."
As a guitar music educator, Mr. Moore has consistently raised his students up and created a nurturing and engaging learning environment. His innovative guitar teaching methods, combined with his ability to connect with each student on a personal level, have profoundly impacted their educational journeys. There are many, many students in the Legend and Chapparal High School communities who graduated from high school simply because of their desire to attend one or more of Mr. Moore's guitar classes each day. You see, these students knew Mr. Moore's classroom as a safe place, a place of inspiration, and a place to express their authentic selves as they learned and performed guitar music.
What truly sets Mr. Moore apart from other educators is his ability to connect with students on their level using their preferred music and guitar style. In this way, he shows genuine care for the well-being and interest of each individual student. Through music and sports, he has played an instrumental role in implementing initiatives that promote mental health awareness and emotional support within the Legend community. With the help of Mr. Moore, students have found a safe space to share their music, express their concerns, and build essential life skills.
Beyond the classroom, Mr. Moore has clearly demonstrated his dedication to community involvement. As the "Voice of Legend," Mr. Moore announces most sporting and community events, including football, volleyball, varsity and unified basketball, and wrestling. His energy and voice inspire students to compete to their highest level each afternoon and evening. He is even the voice surrounding the gym on one of the most incredible nights of the year, when the Parker Police Department comes and plays with the Unified basketball team in front of a packed house.
Mr. Moore's impact extends far beyond his role as an educator. He is a mentor, a role model, and a source of inspiration for all who have the privilege of knowing him. His unwavering commitment to his students' academic and personal success is a testament to his exceptional character and dedication to making a difference in the lives of his students and his community.
"It is with great honor that I nominate Mr. Eli Moore for the LifeChanger of the Year Award. His profound influence on his students and the Legend community embodies the spirit of this award. I am confident that his contributions will continue to shape the lives of many and inspire others to follow in his footsteps," said Harvey.