Educator, Royal Oak Schools for over 40 years
Recipient of Michigan Teachers of English Distinguished Service Award
Distinguished Alumni Award, Albion College
Royal Oak Citizen of the Year, 1968
Inductee, Royal Oak High School Hall of Fame, 1996
Eva A. Moore was a career educator for the Royal Oak Schools. During her tenure, which spanned over 40 years, she was a teacher, counselor and mentor. She worked in Royal Oak High School, Dondero High School and Kimball High School. In 1928, she coached the ROHS debate team which won the state championship.
Ms. Moore did her undergraduate work at Albion College. In 1977 she was formally honored by the college as one of its Distinguished Alumni.
Eva A. Moore was a published author. Her English Course in American Literature was copyrighted in 1956. She had several articles published in the English Journal Magazine of the National Council of Teachers of English and the Montana Journal of English. One of her editors, Dr. Ann Bardens an instructor at Central Michigan University, said of Ms. Moore, "Eva was my inspiration as a teacher. Her combination of tough-mindedness and tender concern has been the model for my own teaching."
As a teacher Ms. Moore challenged her students to "realize that in a whole life time one can never learn enough. Recognize the human limitation, but stretch it". Others recognized Eva Moore's talents as a teacher. She was a charter member of the Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an honor society for outstanding educators, and winner of the Fries Award for Teaching Excellence given by the Michigan Council of Teachers of English.
Eva Moore was active in her community. She led Great Books discussions, taught Sunday School at the Methodist Church, volunteered at the YWCA , with the Royal Oak Youth Assistance program and the DeVlieg Scholarship Committee. In 1968, the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce recognized her accomplishments by naming her the Distinguished Citizen of the Year.
In 1996, Eva A. Moore was inducted into the Royal Oak High School Hall of Fame.