How have I impacted GCPS since November 2018?

I have been one vote, one member, one leader in a Board of 5 from November 2018 – December 2023. The work of Team Goochland affects the lives of students, staff, and families. I take every decision and responsibility seriously.    GCPS has received numerous recognitions since 2018 and maintained a high graduation rate.  We are successful because we are Team Goochland.

The most important responsibility of a School Board is to appoint the right leader for the school division.  There are daily news items regarding School Superintendent dismissals, resignations, or retirements.  Dr. Raley’s consistent leadership and engagement from 2016 – 2023 in the Goochland County Public Schools provided our community the stability needed to overcome hard times and celebrate our numerous wins.  I am proud to have this leader’s respect.
I am now proud to collaborate with Dr. Cromartie to find solutions and to realize the hopes and dreams of our learning community.  I am proud to support or challenge as needed to maximize the potential of every learner.

An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success. –Stephen Covey

My service will continue to impact the division’s success because I am a

  • Respected collaborator
  • Analytic thinker
  • Creative partner
  • Resourceful and practical decision maker
  • Compassionate human
  • Hands-on worker
  • Enthusiastic leader
  • Tireless educator and student
  • Sincere advocate for public schools
  • Active leader for our mission, vision, goals, and values.

To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity. –Douglas Adams