The History of Robbie Susan Moore and Moore Middle School
Moore Middle School was named after Robbie Susan Moore. The school opened its doors on August 8, 2011 to serve the students and residents of the Central Gwinnett High School Cluster.
Robbie Susan Moore was born in Winder, GA on September 28, 1942 as one of eight children to McKinley and Robbie Teasley. She graduated Glenwood High School and then went on to Battle Hudson Trade School in Macon, Ga. In 1962, she married Eron Moore, Jr. and moved to Lawrenceville, GA where they happily remained. They are the parents of two sons, Kwane and Eron III, and grandparents to three grandsons, Jeramie, Amir, and DeOndre. Robbie was most recently employed as a bailiff in the Gwinnett County Court System.
Robbie had a long history of community involvement starting in 1964, when she joined the University of Georgia Extension Service as a teacher's aide. She organized the Concerned Citizens Group to talk about issues in the community such as education and voter registration. She organized the Miss Black Gwinnett pageants for young black girls from ages to 3 to 18 years old. In 1986, she became the president of the Lawrenceville Middle School PTA. She worked many years as a deputy voter registrar and was one of the first black poll managers in Gwinnett County. She was a member of the League of Women Voters of Gwinnett County and served as a Boy Scout troop leader. Robbie volunteered her time helping the American Cancer Society for its annual Relay for Life fundraiser and also worked as a peer counselor for cancer patients. She served on the boards of several organizations, including the United Way, the Gwinnett County Board of Education Human Relations Council, the Lawrenceville Housing Authority, the Advisory Board of Gwinnett County Schools, the Executive Board of the Gwinnett chapter of the NAACP, and the Poplar Hill Church Scholarship Program.
Awards and Honors
Robbie won numerous awards for her service, including the Black History Pacesetter's Award in 1990, the Outstanding Service Award for the United Negro College Fund in 1992, the MLK Keeping the Dream Alive Award in 1999, and was honored as one of Gwinnett's Exceptional Women Leaders by the League of Women Voters in 1995. In 2002 she was named as a "Woman of Courage" by the metro Atlanta branch of the National Association of University Women. In 2006, she was named an Outstanding Georgia Citizen by the Secretary of State of Georgia. In 2008, she was given of Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Community Service by the Gwinnett County Public School System.
Robbie was always very involved in her church. She was a member of Appalachee Baptist Church for many years, where she served as President of the Usher Board, President of the Junior Choir, a Sunday School Teacher, and at one time Superintendent of the Sunday School. Most recently, she became a devoted member of Hope and Life Fellowship Church, where she was head of the Prayer Team Ministry.
United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County
Robbie was the cofounder of the United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County, and served as president of this organization until her death. As President, she instituted and organized an annual march and program celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Lawrenceville, and was instrumental in getting all cities in Gwinnett County to recognize the day as a Holiday. She was also the driving force behind The United Ebony Society hosting an annual Black History Display for Black History Month each February in the Gwinnett County Justice and Administration building.
Robbie was dedicated to her family, church and community and had the drive and determination to make Gwinnett the best county it can be. She is respected by everyone in her community.