In 2015 Moran was named the Virginia superintendent of the year by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents, and previously served as the association's president. 
Moran has led the implementation of a project-based instructional model and a maker curriculum in the county schools. During her tenure, the school division opened specialized academies at its three comprehensive high schools: the Math, Engineering and Science Academy at Albemarle High School; the Health and Medical Sciences Academy at Monticello High School; and the Environmental Studies Academy at Western Albemarle High School.
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