2019-2020 Gray Fellow
Moses Ojeda has been an educator for the past 26 years. He is a graduate of Adelphi University, where he earned a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Technology. Moses is also a lifelong learner and holds the various Information Technology certifications. Over the years, his accomplishments and efforts have not gone unrecognized. Moses has been instrumental in pioneering CTE programs such as Cyber Security, Drone Engineering, and Medical Assisting. Moses attended Thomas A. Edison CTE High School (Edison) as a student and is a product of Career & Technical Education (CTE). Upon graduating, Moses enrolled in a five-year program with the NYC DOE to prepare him to become a CTE instructor. In 1998 he returned to his alma mater as a Technology instructor until 2008, when he became the department head of CTE, overseeing 12 CTE programs. Currently, he is collaborating with Apple to develop the first-ever CTE Apple Technician program. The intended outcome is to produce the workforce needed to support the instructional and technical needs of New York City classrooms.
In 2012, Moses became the Principal of Edison and was persistent in implementing an authentic college and career readiness experience through his vision of developing students with the academic rigor and career and technical education skills needed to become the 21st-century leaders of the future.
Moses believes in disrupting the traditional educational system to cultivate a unique learning experience, both for his students and his educators. The goal is to develop the leaders of tomorrow to be successful individuals not only within their community but strengthen the city of New York.