Chaney Mosley

Chaney Mosley, Ph.D., is the Assistant Principal at Nashville Big Picture High School in Nashville, TN. He has more than 15 years of experience in career and technical education (CTE) teaching, outreach, policy and research, and has earned a national reputation in the field.  In his career experiences Chaney has led and directed project teams dedicated to helping states, districts, and schools be highly effective in increasing students' preparedness to succeed in careers and postsecondary training and education. He designs and facilitates technical assistance related to improving college and career readiness and contributes to research on CTE and other college and career pathways, using it to inform policies and practices. Chaney completed the National Leadership Fellowship with the Association for Career and Technical Education and has helped formulate and implement local, state, and national education policy. He has been featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and in a USA Today story where he discussed career and technical education as an approach to postsecondary readiness. Dr. Mosley twice participated in the Clinton Global Initiative America summit as part of the Reconnecting Youth working group aimed at the reengagement of opportunity youth and has published empirical work on student achievement in CTE. Chaney conducted statewide CTE teacher professional development needs assessments for Tennessee and Washington and has presented on the national landscape of CTE for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Prior to his current position, Chaney was the CTE Director for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, where he provided leadership for 41 career academies employing 125 CTE teachers across 15 different high schools serving more than 16,000 students. He managed an operating budget in excess of $9.8 million while collaborating with more than 350 business, industry and higher education partners to support successful secondary to post-secondary transitions for a diverse student population, with greater than 70% of students coming from low-income families. Chaney is a National Board Certified teacher and is also a member of the Tennessee Army National Guard where he holds the rank of Second Lieutenant and serves as a platoon leader in the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment.