Pace Academy has selected a new leader for its lower school.

Syreeta Moseley, a curriculum specialist at the Atlanta Speech School’s preschool, this summer will become Pace’s sixth Head of Lower School, the school announced Feb. 24.

Syreeta Moseley has been named Pace Academy’s new Head of Lower School.

Moseley held a variety of positions at the Atlanta Speech School over 16 years, including 10 years as a third-grader teacher, Pace said in its announcement. Moseley succeeds Anna Valerius at Pace.

“Syreeta Moseley is known throughout the education community for her integrity, commitment to academic excellence, extensive knowledge of childhood development, empathy and wonderful sense of humor,” Pace Academy Head of School Fred Assaf said in the announcement.

“Our search committee reached out to Moseley because her background as a lead classroom teacher and school leader – combined with her focus on individualized education and parent-teacher collaboration – is exactly what we were looking for in our new Head of Lower School.”

Moseley, the school said, wants students to have access to an education that will prepare them academically, motivate them and cause them to recognize that their contributions are needed in the world.

“When students feel safe, are encouraged to share their opinions without the judgment of others and have parent(s) who are actively involved in their lives, authentic learning takes place,” she said in the announcement..

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