“It was a pleasure to recognize Renea as Debate Coach of the Year. Her love and impact on our kids shines through. It was a pleasure working with her. We are blessed to have her on our team!”
Who am I? Honestly, at times I’m not sure, and the answer constantly changes depending on
my mood and audience. They are all distinctive versions of me. My acceptance of my crazy has
allowed me to be “secure in my insecurities”.
I am an oxymoron: a constant contradiction.
Over time, after major and minor changes, mistakes, failures, and pitfalls in my professional and personal life, I have reached a point where “I am okay with me.”
So, between the time that I am writing or watching ratchet TV, coaching or reading tawdry erotic romance novels, sleeping or going down a rabbit hole of ideas and creativity, or simply creating educational joy and opportunities for students, I love to inspire the world to live a life that they love. To stop surviving and live abundantly because isn’t that what life is for.
Renea L. Moss is a woman of many talents. Affectionately known as “Mama Moss, she is an award-winning and internationally recognized educator, author, inspirational speaker, coach, trainer, and performer with a heart the size of the moon and a mind as sharp as a tack.
Renea’s greatest achievement outside of giving birth to her son is the creation of Forge Independent Schools, a private school district that provides a space for students to learn creatively and pursue their passion. As the founder, Renea thrives on changing the face of education, creating joy in learning, and enhancing lives.
She is a sought-after teacher and trainer in Education and Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity. She created her own curriculum and pedagogy, Teaching through Technology, Arts and Gaming (TTTAGS). Additionally, she has led varied pieces of training and workshops for schools, districts, and national conferences throughout the world while being awarded the CW Network’s Super Teacher of the Week.
While she has been featured on BET’s J Lyric Café and has toured the United States and Canada, another treasured triumph has been transforming a nearly dismantled Speech and Debate club into the 2019 National Speech and Debate Association’s School for Excellence in Speech. This not only made her club one of the top 20 in the nation but instilled a sense of pride and accomplishment in all of her students. For her actions, Renea was awarded the Debate Coach of the Year for Broward County.
Additionally, Renea traveled to Uganda to expand their Speech and Debate program through the National Debate Council. For her actions, Renea was awarded the Debate Coach of the Year for Broward County, the Frank Sferra Director’s Commendation Award from the NSDA, and the Jenny Cook Mentorship Award.
When she is not honing her students’ skills at the podium, Renea’s passion is poetry. She is the author of four poetry collections, the first of which was released in 1999. Mumblings of a Maniac is her latest collection.
Renea’s diverse background gives her a bag full of mastered tricks. She combines her arts and education background to build innovative pedagogies and programs in schools and businesses worldwide while inspiring audiences to be great.
Renea’s content thrives on the premise of a mother’s love. She creates, speaks, and inspires with the same intent as one who wants to give birth to greatness.
Whether giving keynote speeches, penning literature and curriculum, training, and/or coaching, regardless of the subject matter, Renea uses authentic approaches to actively and powerfully engage a vast array of audiences.
Award-winning, gifted, and natural talent, Renea will be around for a long time to come.
Renea’s content thrives on the premise of a Mother’s love. She creates, speaks and inspires with the same intent as one who wants to give birth to greatness.
Regardless of the subject matter, Renea uses authentic approaches to actively and powerfully engage a vast array of audiences.
Executive Director, Wisconsin High School Forensic Association - WHSFA Board Member, National Speech and Debate Association
"It was a pleasure to recognize Renea as Debate Coach of the Year. Her love and impact on our kids shines through. It was a pleasure working with her. We are blessed to have her on our team!"
Former Superintendent of Broward County Public Schools
"Ms. Moss embodies all the qualities of an excellent and exceptional teacher. She has given my child a voice and skills that will take her to great places in her career and personal life."
"We made history, Uganda's first and oldest National Debate Championship (NDCC) hosted an amazing Speech and Debate trainer from the United States, Renea L. Moss"
National Debate Council -Uganda
"If I had to imagine a fictional teacher that embodied everything that a coach and an educator should be, I could not come up with a better representation than what Renea Moss is in real life."
Instructional Facilatator Broward County Public Schools Applied Learning
"Renea Moss, affectionately known by many as Mama Moss, is a fierce advocate for equity. Listening to her speak, reading her prose and poetry, and dialoguing with her will leave you in a state of amazement and deep reflection. Renea has the ability to mesmerize and inspire you in many areas: special education, competitive speech and debate, inclusion and equity, or performance. "
Principal, Roosevelt High School
"Renea doesn’t teach students to merely win trophies – she emphasizes finding a truth they believe in, gives them the tools they need to be successful, and forces them to do their own discovery, building, and implementation. She’s there to guide them, but doesn’t rob them of the important journey of learning they get along the way."