Statewide Office, NC

Mo Green


  • Led North Carolina foundation that awarded millions in grants for environmental sustainability
  • Believes in improved curriculum for NC students to learn more about environmental issues
  • Supports enhanced offerings from NCDPI to make schools more sustainable

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Maurice (Mo) Green is running to serve as North Carolina’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction.  He has strived to be a champion for public education in North Carolina throughout a professional career that has included being a school district superintendent, a chief executive for a large foundation that awards grants supporting public education and a school board attorney. Mo served more than seven years as superintendent of Guilford County Schools – the third largest district in North Carolina. Before Guilford County Schools, Mo joined Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in 2001 as general counsel. In 2006, he was named chief operating officer and later moved into the role of deputy superintendent. 

Among the most important actions he has taken to protect North Carolina's environment came through his seven years of service as the Executive Director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.  Mo served as the executive director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation from 2016 - 2023. The Foundation awarded millions in grants and provided other support to foster a healthy and sustainable environment and environmental justice across North Carolina.

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