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Your Child’s Safety Not Negotiable

One of the hallmarks of the current school year – and our tremendous County – is the presence of an army of community volunteers. These selfless people give their energy, time and unique skill sets to the greater mission of … Continue reading

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Jake King is a Crime Stopper!

I had the extreme pleasure of attending the presentation ceremony to recognize the winner of this year’s regional Crime Stopper’s Poster Contest, our very own Jake King. Jake is a junior at Goochland High School, equally as agile in the … Continue reading

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Movin’ On Up

Walking down the hall of Goochland Elementary this morning, I heard the thrilling sounds of the 5th graders, singing that familiar tune from The Jeffersons. They were engaged and excited to be learning – what a wonderful way to start … Continue reading

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Classroom Whitenoise

I just finished a fantastic article in the new Educational Leadership magazine. The February 2012 edition, “For Each to Excel,” addresses everything from differentiation and gifted education to self-selection and project-based learning – all in the context of individualizing education. … Continue reading

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Leader Visibility

This short article provides some great insight for leaders. We spend a lot of time talking about vision – in our graduate courses, in strategic planning meetings. We spend less time talking about visibility, especially as it relates to vision. … Continue reading

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GES Grade 3 Students Collect Canned Goods

Third grade students at GES have been learning about what it means to volunteer. They recently hosted a “Turkey Trot” to raise awareness of hunger in the Goochland community. Students in all grades sought pledges of canned goods for each … Continue reading

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21st Century Solar S’mores!

A few weeks ago I wrote about an exciting project in Jillian Edwards’ class (original post here). As part of a Goochland Middle School-wide G21 theme, “energy conservation,” Ms. Edwards’ students constructed solar ovens. The finished product is in – … Continue reading

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Technology for Students in Goochland? Yes.

Pretty engaging article here. Folks are questioning the degree to which technology in the classroom improves education. That’s no longer a new consideration; people have been looking at that for the past few years. Of course the overlooked obvious point … Continue reading

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Vision & Mission

Folks, We have recently participated with our school board in creating a long-term, visionary guiding document – a strategic plan. While the plan is not yet fully approved and may still be under further modification, the vision and mission statements … Continue reading

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Goochland Educators’ Hall of Fame

It was a tremendous honor to have been a part of yesterday’s Hall of Fame induction event at Goochland High School. Four unique individuals were inducted and joined the ranks of those who have devoted their lives to investing in … Continue reading

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