He had the opportunity for a great career in banking ahead of him but he was also offered the Whitney Museum of American Art internship after college which would have led to a great career in the arts. What did he choose? He chose a teaching job, with a starting salary of $14,500 at the Portledge School in Long Island, NY. Why? Because he loved children and he loved education. Before he leaves us, we caught up with Mr. Moseley (or “Ole Boy” as his grandfather used to call him) to learn a little bit about his time at Ensworth, what he loves to do when he isn’t working, and well…really, we just learned why we will miss him so much!
His career in academics has taken him from Long Island, NY to the heart of the city, as the Director of Admission and Assistant Head of School at The Browning School in New York City. From NY, he moved his young family to La Jolla, California to serve as the Head of the Upper School for The Bishop’s School. From California, he landed in Nashville, Tennessee. Here is some insight into to the awesome leader of The Ensworth School for the last 12 years.
What restaurant will you miss the most in Nashville?
“The Tin Angel. I have probably been about 100 times and I get the same two dishes every time I go! I will also miss the burgers at The Pharmacy.”
His favorite southern expression: ” Bless your heart.”
What do you like to do in your downtime?
” Listen to music- all kinds of music- and I love live music. Growing up, I had access to every event hosted in Madison Square Garden.” The first show I ever saw was the Rolling Stones and the best show was by far Bob Marley. ”
Fun Music Fact: He was raised with a love for classical music which led him to serve on the Board of the Nashville Symphony, one of his favorite classes in college was The History of Music, which led him to love jazz and his time in Nashville has grown his appreciation for country music.
What place in Nashville will you miss the most?
“Ensworth. 85% of my time has been spent within the confines of Ensworth.
How did Ensworth prove you wrong?
” From my first visit through today, I couldn’t believe that the people could be so nice and care about each other so deeply. There is a genuine passion and commitment to this place.”
So why exactly are you leaving Ensworth?
“I feel like I have one or two adventures left in me. I have always loved that quote from Michelangelo, “I’m still learning.” I think that is the catalyst for the move. I have this gypsy, adventurous spirit that wants to see what else is out there.”
When Mr. Moseley came to Ensworth, the current Head of School, Nathan Sawyer, gave him some advice…” It’s a great job, don’t blow it.”
His advice to Mr. Braemer…
As we closed out our time with Mr. Moseley, and as the school year comes to an end…this is what he said.
” Upon coming to Ensworth, I couldn’t imagine that the perception I had of this place could sustain itself…and instead, it just got better. This has been an amazing journey. There are struggles and opportunities, but through it all we haven’t lost sight of whats important, the kids. I am not going to miss this place, because relationships transcend places.”
Thanks Mr. Moseley for sharing this amazing journey with us. Your mark will forever be left on Ensworth and you will forever be a Tiger.