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We are committed to ensuring the experiences our students have in our school division are engaging, positive, and aligned with our mission, vision, and core values.

Vision: Inspiring and preparing the next generation to make a positive impact
Mission: To maximize the potential of every learner
Core Values: Excellence, Creativity, Courage, Honor, Optimism

Our instructional program rivals that of any school division in the country. Our students benefit from exceptionally talented and caring teachers, small class sizes, rigorous academic pathways, award winning career and technical education programs, rich co-curricular opportunities, and storied athletic programs, all in a personalized and supportive atmosphere. ranks Goochland County Public Schools as the #1 school division "in the Richmond area." View our pupil/teacher ratio here.

Instructional Leadership Team Section Title

Assistant Superintendent of Instruction

Stephen Geyer Headshot

Stephen Geyer, Ed.D.
Division-wide Instructional Programming | (804) 556-5609

Director of Exceptional Education

Sarah Franklin-Murray Headshot

Sarah Franklin-Murray
Special Education, Preschool, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Student Services | (804) 556-5622

Director of Career and Technical Education & STEM

Bruce Watson Headshot

Bruce Watson, M.Ed.
Career and Technical Education, STEM Education, Work-Based Learning | (804) 556-5613

Coordinator of Technology Integration & Innovation

Matt Caratachea Headshot

Matthew Caratachea, Ph.D.
Instructional Technology, Computer Science, School Libraries, Professional Learning, Virtual Learning | (804) 556-5623

Division Coordinator of Student Programming

Christin East Headshot

Christin East, Ed.D.
Work-Based Learning, Summer Programming, Adult Education, Federal Grants Management, Policy, Student Attendance (Elementary & Secondary), Student Discipline | (804) 556-5642

Coordinator of Student Advancement

Beth Fowler Headshot

Beth Fowler, Ed.D.
Gifted Programming, Advance College Academy, Dual Enrollment, Governor's Schools, Equity | (804) 556-5610

Division Coordinator of Assessment & Evaluation

Stacey Rainbolt Headshot

Stacey Rainbolt, Ed.D.
Student Assessments | (804) 363-0010

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Instructional Information

Teacher working with students

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