Today, our community welcomes 35 teachers to Team Goochland. You bring a breadth and depth of experiences to our team that will allow our division to continue to shine as a leader in providing students engaging, meaningful, and personalized instructional opportunities. You are joining a progressive and innovative school division that is committed to maximizing the potential of every learner. Our division has purposefully chosen you through a rigorous selection process to help Goochland County Public Schools continue its proud tradition of providing students with authentic, deeper learning experiences. We are excited about the skills and talents that you will share with our students and your colleagues.
The Goochland County Public Schools have received a multitude of state-wide, national, and international recognitions. Included in our many accomplishments, Goochland Middle School has received acclaim as a National Middle School to Watch and Byrd Elementary School recently received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the state Board of Education. Our school division has received acclaim as an Apple Distinguished Program. Additionally, our professionals continually share their expertise with colleagues at state and national workshops and conferences. Two of our amazing teachers have been recognized on an international stage for their collaboration with technology. Our students have been recognized for their success in athletic, academic, and other co-curricular activities. We are proud of our division’s accomplishments and are welcome you to be a part of our continued success.
Welcome to a school division that values Excellence and is committed to meeting high standards for growth, professionalism, character, and personal responsibility. Our Team values instructional opportunities that allow students to demonstrate Creativity through the use of imagination, intellectual curiosity, and human ingenuity. We are an organization that values Courage by creating an environment of advocacy and Honor through an unwavering commitment to the truth, personal integrity, and doing what is right. In our school division, we also share the core value of Optimism and believe that every student can and will achieve success.
In the three and a half weeks that I have been Superintendent, I have found that these values are deeply ingrained and at the core of who we are and what we do. We are all beginning our journey as new recruits on Team Goochland. I am thankful that you have chosen to be a part of our successful team. I look forward to meeting you and working together to serve our families and our community to make a positive difference in the lives of our students! Best wishes for a successful year!