Dr.Trina Moore

Dr. Trina Moore

Dr. Trina Moore brings 20 years of combined experience in leadership, teaching, and curriculum development to Westcliff University. Her education accolades include a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC, a Master of School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, and a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California. Dr. Moore currently serves as the founder and leader of the Restorative Justice Educational Initiative (RJEI) for the educational non-profit Nehemiah Building Corporation. This initiative provides educational advisement and opportunities for underserved students.

Dr. Moore is a highly qualified and licensed teacher, principal, and curriculum specialist. Her educational experience includes twelve years as a classroom teacher and five years as a school administrator. In higher education, Dr. Moore has been a guest lecturer for the University of Southern California for master and doctoral students in counseling, leadership, and education. She also has international experience as adjunct faculty for the University of Zambia, Copperbelt University, and Mulungushi University in Zambia, Africa.

Aside from academia, Dr. Moore is an accomplished singer and composer. As a middle school choral director, Dr. Moore composed the song entitled “Purpose.” It became the school song and was heard in the US and 37 international countries.The song is currently available on Apple Music and Spotify. Dr. Moore is excited to contribute to the mission of Westcliff University as adjunct faculty.


  • B.A. Music Education, 2001.

  • M.S.A School Administration.

  • Ed.D. Organizational Leadership and Change.


  • 2019 Doctor of Education.

  • 2008 Masters of School Administration.

  • 2011 Bachelor of Arts Music Education.


  • Curriculum and Development.
  • Instructional Leadership.
  • K-12 Leadership.
  • Non-Profit Leadership.
  • Organizational Change and Transformation.
  • Organizational Leadership.
  • Teaching (K-12, Higher Education).


  • North Carolina Principal & Curriculum Specialist License | July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2024.

  • North Carolina Teaching License – Music K-12, Highly Qualified | July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2024.

Work Experience

  • Jun 2018 Present University of Southern California, Guest Lecturer.
  • Sep 2011 Present Nehemiah Building Corporation, Director of the Restorative Justice Educational Initiative.