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Dr. Cliff Moon is a family man who has been married for 36 years and has four children. He has lived in the city of Mesa since 1991.

Dr. Moon served as the Mesa School District’s Diversity Coordinator for ten years and was also a teacher and middle school counselor in the school district. As an adjunct professor for Northern Arizona University, Dr. Moon has taught graduate studies in the areas of Cultural Foundations of Education, Race and Ethnic Identity, and Life-Span Development. Currently, he is the Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion in the Tempe Union High School District.

Cliff has been recognized with several distinctions that include: City of Mesa’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee’s Veora E. Johnson Spirit of Unity Award Winner, Who’s Who Among U.S. Teachers, Mesa Leadership Training Award, Multicultural Education and Awareness Award, Golden Bell Award for the Mesa Schools Grow Your Own Teachers Program, and Northern Arizona University’s Outstanding Graduate Student for 2011. Cliff is also the founder of the Annual Arizona Multicultural Education Conference.

Cliff has a strong belief in individual worth and is passionate about social justice. His community involvement includes participation in various non-profit organizations that include: East Valley Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee, City of Mesa’s Human Relations Advisory Board, the City of Mesa Police Department’s African American Forum and was the Chair for the City of Mesa Human Relations Advisory Board.  He looks forward to further serving others in addressing social justice issues.

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