“I am humbled and honored to serve as Principal and Chaplain for Denver Prep Academy. I am thankful for this opportunity to serve. My focus at DPA is to support the success of your student-athlete in a holistic manner. As part of this work, I will ensure that our academic instruction is relevant, culturally aware, and individualized based on student need. Your student’s spiritual and faith development matter to us and I will also oversee the implementation of our programming in this area. Additionally, I firmly believe that parents/guardians are an integral part of a student’s development and you will have a voice at the table with us. All are welcome at Denver Prep Academy.”
Eric Mosley grew up in Pendleton, Indiana, a small town 35 minutes northeast of Indianapolis. Academic achievement was very important to his family. He learned the importance of worth ethic, dedication, and resiliency from the example his parents set. Eric will bring these same qualities to his work at Denver Prep Academy as principal and chaplain.
Throughout his over a decade of experience in education, Eric has served in a variety of roles giving him a unique insight into school systems, structures, and culture. Much of his work has centered on serving the needs of students with Individualized Education Plans. This has included students with learning disabilities, social/emotional concerns, and cognitive impairments. Because of this, Eric is an expert at a wide variety of instruction and support methods that will benefit the students of DPA. His focus on building supportive, encouraging relationships that maintain high expectations for all will benefit student-athletes in the classroom and on the court.
Most recently, Eric served as staffing chair and co-department chair at Aurora Central High School in Aurora, Colorado, one of the most diverse high schools in the United States. In this role, Eric oversaw the day-to-day operations of a special education department that served 300+ students and included 30 staff members. He was tasked with improving compliance with federal education law and IEP development, while developing systems and structures to create a more efficient delivery of services. Furthermore, as a member of the National Association for Student-Athlete Development Professionals, he is able to access the latest research and resources that DPA utilizes to develop and guide their work.
In addition to his role as principal, Eric will also serve as chaplain for DPA staff and students. As part of his responsibilities, he will oversee the spiritual and faith development of DPA student-athletes. Eric minored in Christian Ministries at Anderson University and has prior experience serving as an assistant youth pastor. While his background is primarily in Christianity, DPA values diversity and all faiths are welcome. Eric believes in finding the common ground for all in relation to faith and spirituality. By implementing this approach, DPA believes that their student-athletes will be able to grow and develop in the faith that they align with.