I am a practicing Chief School Business Official (CSBO) and a total leader in public education. I will always demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, analytical decision making, creativity, and attention to detail in all my personal and professional endeavors.
Chief School Business Official
Peotone CUSD 207U, Peotone, Illinois
Administer all aspects of the District's financial affairs ($20.8 million operating budget) for the purpose of ensuring that policies, procedures and regulations are followed and financial solvency of the District is maintained. Compile data from a wide variety of internal and external sources for the purpose of analyzing issues, ensuring compliance with policies and procedures, and monitoring program components. Develop a wide variety of documents and presentation materials for the purpose of implementing and maintaining services and programs.
Bolingbrook Soccer Club, Bolingbrook, Illinois
Oversee and maintain club financial records in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Reconcile monthly financial records with bank statement(s). Maintain and file necessary paperwork to maintain 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Report financial updates to the board on a monthly basis. Act as the primary purchasing agent for the club and approve all large purchases.
Valley View CUSD 365U, Romeoville, Illinois
May 2017—April 2018
Job shadowed a veteran CSBO, Gary Grizaffi, and completed projects/observation in all 24 content areas required to earn a Professional Educator License with a CSBO endorsement
Public Relations Manager
Dale Coyne Racing, Plainfield, Illinois
January 2014—March 2016
Maintained team website, social media accounts, wrote and distributed press releases, managed driver schedules, maintained media relationships, pitched story ideas that exposed the team's successes
Darwill, Inc., Hillside, Illinois
February 2010—April 2012
Point of customer contact for live jobs, maintained profitability of each job in production, coordinated with manufacturing and scheduling to accommodate customer needs, ensured complete satisfaction for every project
Print Production Manager
InnerWorkings, Inc., Chicago, Illinois
May 2008—February 2010
Gathered job specifications from customer, solicited bids from appropriate printers, selected appropriate vendors, ensured profitability of each job, held vendors responsible for deadlines and ensured smooth production of projects
Illinois Professional Educator License
Administrative Endorsement: Chief School Business Official (CSBO)
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
August 2016—August 2018
License valid until July 2024
Tax Levy Micro-credential
Illinois Association of School Business Officials
Masters of Business Administration
Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
January 2007—May 2008
Bachelor of Science (graduated with honors)
Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois
August 2003—December 2006
Major: Industrial Technology
Minor: Business Administration
school business PUBLICATIONS & presentations
Fester, J., Moore, T. J., & Palbicke, P. (2021). Challenges in Implementing Legislation. Presented at the 2021 IASBO Annual Conference, Schaumburg, IL.
Moore, T. J., & Palbicke, P. (2019). Finding Solutions to Difficult Legislation Recently Enacted in Illinois. Presented at the 2019 IASBO Annual Conference, Schaumburg, IL.
Moore T. J. (2018). The final word: an up and coming school business official's take on the future of the profession. The Update Magazine, 25(4), 42.
Moore T. J. (2017). Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL) utilizes the wrong economic indicator. The Journal of School Business Management, 29(1), 22-30.
Professional Memberships & Groups
Illinois Association of School Business Officials
Professional organization that aims to provide members and stakeholders with a comprehensive range of professional development activities, services, and advocacy through networking and participation.
Association of School Business Officials International
ASBO International is a collaborative association dedicated to equipping members with an active global network and a growing knowledge center of tools, resources, and services that define best practices in school business management.
September 2018—September 2020
Illinois Association of School Administrators
The Illinois Association of School Administrators is the state’s premier advocacy organization for school administrators. The guiding principles of the IASA are expressed by its vision of "Maximum Educational Success for all Students," and its mission statement, "To support school leaders in the pursuit of educational excellence through continued school improvement."
Illinois School Administrators Political Action Committee
The Illinois School Administrators Political Action Committee (IPAC) is a statewide, non-partisan political action committee formed by the IASA to benefit school leaders in the pursuit of educational excellence through continued school improvement.
Alliance Political Action Committee
The Alliance Political Action Committee has been created to support the work of the Illinois Statewide School Management Alliance which was formed in 1992. The Alliance PAC works to provide funds for the election of qualified candidates to public office who are supportive of school management.
Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society
Granted membership for being in the top 10% of U.S. college business students. Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.
Awards & scholarships
ASBO International Annual Conference & Expo Scholarship (from IASBO)
This award provides a scholarship to put toward travel and registration expenses for the ASBO International Annual Conference & Expo. These travel expenses were paid for by Illinois ASBO Service Associates and the Illinois ASBO Board of Directors.
ASBO International Emerging Leaders Scholarship (from ASBO International)
This award supports 18 rising professionals with five or fewer years in school business by providing a scholarship to put toward travel and registration expenses for the ASBO International Annual Conference & Expo.
Robert J. English School Business Scholars Award
This award was established to advance the field of school business administration by investing in second year CSBO students enrolled in the Illinois ASBO/NIU School Business Management (SBM) Program.
InnerWorkings’ Enterprise Account of the Year
Received this award as part of the team that serviced the Vera Bradley account for quality of products produced and overall customer satisfaction.
Ontario Corporation Business Management Scholarship
Received this award the only year in which I was eligible for outstanding performance and promise in the business department of Ball State University.
July 2003—July 2006
Gilbert W. Bassett Scholarship (Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation)
Received this award all four years in which I was eligible for promise in the field of Graphic Communications.
EIU Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences Dean’s List
Received this honor for having a grade point average that is in the top ten percent of all students enrolled in the Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences department.
The Roy E. Ehrsam Scholarship (EIU School of Technology)
Received this award for being deserving, conscientious, committed to technology, showing evidence of being a person the faculty would recommend for employment, and have a good attitude towards his peers in the School of Technology.
April 2003—April 2006
Eastern Illinois University Honors College Scholarship
Received this award all four years in which I was eligible for outstanding academic performance in high school and college.
Walter A. Klehm Industrial Technology Award (EIU School of Technology)
Received this award after being selected as one of the top students entering the Industrial Technology program at Eastern Illinois University.
IASBO UPDATE Magazine Editorial Advisory Board Member
Serve as a liaison between the editors of the UPDATE Magazine and the Public Policy & Intergovernmental Relations Professional Development Committee. Members assist the editors identify authors for professional articles and help guide the topics to be presented in future issues of the magazine.
IASBO Delegate Advisory Assembly (Will County IASBO Alternate Representative)
Represent and report back to the Will County Regional IASBO organization with legislative developments in Illinois. Use the platform to advocate for legislative reforms that will benefit schools in the region. The mission of the Delegate Advisory Assembly (DAA) is to make recommendations to the Illinois ASBO Board in regards to issues of public policy and/or legislation involving resource management of education.
IASBO Public Policy & Intergovernmental Relations Professional Development Committee Member
Work with other members of the Illinois Association of School Business Officials to stay current on legislative issues related to school business and plan professional development sessions in this subject.
April 2005—December 2006
President of the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts Eastern Illinois University Chapter
Served as the head of the student run printing business and performed all duties required of a Chief Operating Officer.
September 2004 & 2006
Specialty Graphic Imaging Association Exposition Student Exhibitor
Represented the university graphic communications program at an international industry trade show.
September 2005—May 2006
Student Representative on the Eastern Illinois University Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences’ Curriculum Committee
Represented all students in the college as the committee made important curriculum decision.
June 2000—June 2005
Volunteered on six mission trips with Habitat for Humanity
Worked on various projects at the home building sites that allowed a family in need to move into an affordable home.
Please refer to my Statement of Personal Ethics and Values of Leadership for more about my character and leadership style.