Demetrius Moffett, a volunteer in West Orange – Cove schools, has been honored by the State Board of Education as one of 17 Heroes for Children. He was recognized in late September as the District 7 honoree by the State Board of Education.

According to a Texas Education News Release, “The Heroes for Children honorees are selected by the State Board members and recognized for volunteering their time, talents and skills to help improve the public schools in their communities.”

Moffett volunteers as a paired reading mentor in the Build Great Readers program at West Orange – Stark Elementary School. He also serves on West Orange – Stark High School’s Site Based Decision Making Committee and the High School’s National Academy Foundation local governance committee. He has also served as a keynote or motivational speaker for student and faculty programs.

He was nominated for the Heroes for Children honor by WOCCISD Superintendent James Colbert.

“Mr. Moffett is an exceptional role model who unselfishly gives of himself in order to support the goals of our students and our school community,” Colbert said.

Moffett is the Pastor of First Church of God in Orange.

At the State Board of Education Heroes for Children ceremony, Moffett was presented a certificate of honor, a copy of the State Board’s “Heroes for Children” resolution, and photographs from the ceremony. Each hero will also have his or her name engraved on a plaque that is permanently displayed at the Texas Education Agency.