Mike Newman, the new principal of GHS wants to talk to you. Yes, you! In the first few weeks on the job Mr. Newman has invited parents and students in to talk because he wants to get to know the Bulldog community. He recently spoke to the football team and their parents, the volleyball and golf teams, the drama students, and of course, the band and many boosters. Twenty randomly called students ware invited in for a “talk” session and Mike stood in the cafeteria during Business Day hours to meet and greet. Of course, he met all of his teachers and staff, and his goal is to know all the “kids” too. But he wants to know parents and community members as well.
On his first day working in Goochland, Mike Newman attended the division leadership retreat. His contributions included the need to build relationships. This relationship building started that day with Mrs. Johnette Burdette, Principal of GMS, with whom he shares the middle school/high school complex. The shared vision of seeking to know the Goochland community started on his first day in July and continues as the school year begins. If you get the chance, go up and say “hello” to Mr. Newman. He’s eager to meet you!