Our Mission - To maximize the potential of every learner. Four pictures across the screen - first picture: high school band playing at the GHS stadium, second picture: elementary PE teacher dismissing class, third picture:  high school culinary arts student making dumplings, fourth picture: two students coding a robot using iPad. At the bottom the image says Our Core Values: Excellence, Creativity, Courage, Honor, Optimism

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Working at Goochland County Public Schools

What staff are saying about GCPS graphic with three sections. First section - ”GCPS gives staff the opportunity to be creative and use the gifts they have to help all learners meet their full potential. I am always amazed at how much support I am given to lead and serve in my building. The staff and leadership in this division truly care about students, and I count it a blessing each day to be here.” Matthew Mason - Middle School Principal with a picture of Mr. Mason below the quote. Second section - "The autonomy given to teachers here is phenomenal; I have long felt trusted as a professional and given room and resources to do what I need to do for my students, and I believe that common belief in our teachers has led to significant success for both teachers and students alike." Emily Holloway-Costa Teacher with a picture of Mrs. Holloway-Costa below the quote. Third section - "This is a place where opportunities are possible and growth is inevitable. We learn from failures and work together to make a stronger team."  Rosa Holman - Director of Transportation with a  picture of Mrs. Holman under the quote.

About Goochland County

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Our GCPS Human Resources Team

Dr. Jennifer Waggener

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Assistant Superintendent of Administration

Demetra Harris, SHRM-CP

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Director of Human Resources

Jessica Dickerson

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Human Resources Generalist

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Who We Are Looking For

We are looking for inspiring professionals to join us in our mission “to maximize the potential of every learner!” Moving in alignment with our division strategic plan, we are striving to make Goochland an extraordinary place to live and work. We are committed to investing in our employees, ensuring they have the resources and support necessary to experience maximum engagement in their work.

We want our students and staff to be known for who they are, not just for what they have accomplished. The members of our organization strive to be role models in order to cultivate in our students the desire to have a positive impact on others. Would you like to join our team?


Goochland County Public Schools offers a competitive salary and benefits package.  See our teacher salary scales here, unified staff scales here, flat rate coaching stipends here, percentage based coaching stipends here, and transportation salary scales here. Learn more about why working in Goochland is worth the drive here. Other benefits include children of employees attending Goochland schools and tuition reimbursement. Learn more about employee benefits here.

What Next?

Check this page for positions available in our school division. All positions will be posted on this page, from instructional positions, administrative positions, to classified (non-certified) positions.

You can apply directly below to open positions or create an open application with your background and credentials that will be held in our system for one year. Paper application materials sent to the Human Resources office by or for applicants will be destroyed.

Goochland County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, gender, age, marital status or disability, or handicapping conditions, in its educational program or employment. No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment which is unrelated to the ability to engage in essential activities involved in the position or program for which the application has been made.

If you have any questions or concerns about the application process or the positions advertised, you may contact our HR department: Demetra Harris, SHRM-CP, (804) 556-5603, email: dharris@glnd.k12.va.us.