Goochland Middle School Principal Jennifer Rucker Promoted to Coordinator of Professional Development in Chesterfield County Public Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GOOCHLAND, VA – October 10, 2018

Contact: Mr. Andrew R. Armstrong, Executive Director of Business Operations

aarmstrong@glnd.k12.va.us | (804) 332 0965 | @glndschools  www.goochlandschools.org

At their monthly meeting yesterday, October 9, the Goochland County School Board accepted the resignation of Mrs. Jennifer Rucker, principal of Goochland Middle School.  Mrs. Rucker has served as the principal of GMS since 2012, having arrived to Goochland after tenures as a school counseling director in Henrico County Public Schools and assistant principal in Charlottesville City Schools.

Mrs. Rucker will become the new Coordinator of Professional Development for Chesterfield County Public Schools, where she will work with staff to perform a variety of duties, including the implementation of leadership development,  division-wide events, and staffing for the CCPS Department of Professional Development.

Mrs. Rucker has led the transformation of Goochland Middle School, a school that has been recognized as a National School to Watch and Apple Distinguished School, during her tenure.  She is appreciative of the support of the GMS community during her term as principal. “There is nowhere I would have rather been a principal than here at Goochland Middle School. The students, families, teachers, staff, and leaders at GMS and in our division have supported our commitment to deeper learning, a safe school environment, and fulfilling our mission to maximize the potential of every learner.  I am excited for this opportunity to grow in Chesterfield, and wish the best to GCPS!”

Mrs. Rucker will serve as principal of GMS through October 19, at which point Mrs. Amie Potter, current GMS assistant principal, will begin in the role of interim principal.  Mr. Patrick Gordon, current GMS math teacher, will assume the role of interim assistant principal.

GCPS will begin recruiting for the new principal of GMS in the coming weeks.  All GCPS job opportunities can be found at www.goochlandschools.org/jobs  

 

GCPS Celebrates Farm to Table and National School Lunch Weeks in October

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GOOCHLAND, VA – October 1, 2018

Contact: Mr. Andrew R. Armstrong, Executive Director of Business Operations

aarmstrong@glnd.k12.va.us | (804) 332 0965 | @glndschools www.goochlandschools.org

This week Goochland County Public Schools will join divisions across the Commonwealth and the nation to celebrate the work of our School Nutrition Services with “Farm to School” week this week, October 1 through 5, and National School Lunch Week October 15 through 19.

This Thursday, October 4, Goochland Middle and High Schools will serve their locally sourced menu consisting of local beef, chicken, lettuce, broccoli, gala apples, and grapes.  Our Goochland Technical Center Culinary Arts students will be on hand to distribute samples of Virginia foods, and the Center for Rural Culture will have an information table to educate about local foods.

Goochland County Public Schools Nutrition Services works regularly with local and regional vendors to provide healthy and popular options to students.  In the past two years, locally sourced ingredients have been integrated into several regular offerings, the weekly “my way café” has been a popular choice for students who want to customize their meal, and this year’s offering of freshly-made personal pizzas has proven another popular option for students.  Lisa Landrum, Supervisor of GCPS Nutrition Services, is proud of the work of her staff on behalf of the students of Goochland County.  “We are proud to serve our students and extend the innovation and excellence of Goochland County Public Schools into our school nutrition program.  Our staff is committed to providing our students with healthy and delicious meals to fuel them for learning every day.”

You can learn more about GCPS Nutrition Services and see the weekly menu at http://goochlandschools.org/about-goochland/nutrition-services/.