PRINCE WILLIAM EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
8510 Bucyrus Ct
Manassas, VA 20110
P (703) 361-2444
F (703) 361-2178
Although PWEA member Dawn Moulen was born in Seattle, Washington, having lived in Manassas for 27 years, she concedes that it could now be considered her hometown.
As an alum of Woodbridge Senior High School, Mrs. Moulen is a proud product of Prince William County Public Schools. Her undergraduate degree was awarded by James Madison University. Her subsequent graduate degree was earned from Mary Washington College (now University of Mary Washington). Dawn has also pursued additional certifications through coursework taken from University of Virginia (Fairfax) and, via satellite classes, Virginia Commonwealth University.
Currently assigned to C. D. Hylton High School as a library media specialist, Mrs. Moulen has also served the division’s students at Woodbridge Senior High School, Battlefield High School, and Brentsville District High School. In addition to her library media certification, Dawn also holds certification in the areas of Language Arts and Gifted Education.
A 31-year professional educator, all in Prince William County Public Schools, Mrs. Moulen became an educator as “there are few vocations in the world that touch almost every person’s life; education is one of them.” For Dawn, teaching is not merely her career, it is her mission in life. She wholeheartedly believes that having a positive impact on a young person has the potential to influence not only their decisions, but, ultimately, the person they will become. Dawn cites her own third grade teacher as inspiring her to pursue education, but notes that there were “many great teachers” along the way that reinforced both her decision and her direction.
Mrs. Moulen states unequivocally that she, “along with every other employee in the school system,” has “benefitted from what the association does for us” whether this be in the form of improved compensation, insuring due process, or providing opportunities for staff development. She views her active involvement in the association, both as a representative in her assigned worksite as well as PWEA Scholarship Committee Chair, as opportunities to “give back.” Dawn believes that “the association focuses on issues” which allows her “the freedom to focus on giving students the best education” she can.
An avid outdoorswoman at heart, Dawn’s favorite pastimes are: camping, hiking, and traveling with family and friends. Over and above these pursuits, she enjoys reading (go figure!) and unleashes her creativity through paper crafting.