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Dr. David Moyer

Dr. David A. Moyer - Biography


The 2018-19 school year marks Dr. David Moyer’s fourth as the superintendent of Elmhurst Community District 205. Moyer has 20 previous years of school administrator experience spanning seven school districts in two states. He has eight prior years of superintendent leadership, and has served as a superintendent, assistant superintendent, principal, assistant principal, and athletic director.

Since arriving in Elmhurst, Moyer has led multiple efforts to improve instruction and student achievement, including the addition of instructional coaches in all buildings and a comprehensive redesign of middle school programming. This year, D205 will launch Dual Language Spanish Immersion and Project Lead the Way. Curriculum renewal efforts have focused on interdisciplinary learning; rigor; increased STEM opportunities; increased access to grade level and advanced curriculum for all students; and a consistent, systematic approach to interventions and enrichment opportunities for learners across the District. An intensive community engagement process will soon culminate in a roadmap to the future that will include a Master Facility Plan.

This summer, Dr. Moyer was one of 32 administrators from across the nation who received a scholarship to travel to Helsinki and study the Finnish education system and attend a global leadership summit in Berlin with educators and students from around the world.


D205 is one of 40 districts from across the country invited to participate in the inaugural Innovation and Transformational Leadership Network, a joint effort of the American Association of School Administrators and the Successful Practices Network, an affiliate of the International Center for Leadership in Education.  

Dr. Moyer was recognized at the Governor’s Executive Mansion as a Superintendent of Distinction in the State of Illinois on April 21, 2015. His previous district, Moline-Coal Valley, was recognized in July 2015 as a District of Distinction by District Administration for its work in the area of Administrator Capacity Building.

Dr. Moyer has presented at numerous state and national conferences. This year, he and various members of his leadership team presented at five major State conferences on the topic of Instructional Rounds. His article “Creating Coherence with Instructional Rounds” was published in the December 2017 issue of School Administrator. He served on the Illinois Association of School Administrators’ Student Growth Sub-Committee and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s Work Team to develop a new statewide principal evaluation system.

Dr. Moyer earned a Doctorate in Educational Administration from Northern Illinois University (NIU) in 2004. He holds Master’s degrees in Educational Administration from NIU and Sports Administration from Eastern Kentucky University. An English major, he completed a BS-Secondary Education degree from the University of Wisconsin.

Dr. Moyer has worked as an instructor for Aurora University and Western Illinois University. He was inducted into the Sheboygan A’s Baseball Hall of Fame on June 13, 2015.

Moyer resides in Elmhurst with his wife Donna, and daughter, JoJo, a senior at York High School. He has four adult children. One is gainfully employed, two attend graduate school, and one pitches for North Iowa Area Community College.