School Board

General Information

The School Board consists of five members each elected by our community to a four-year term. The School Board while responsible for the operation and progress of the school system, delegates authority for the division’s daily operation to the School Superintendent. The Goochland County School Board works as a team with a common goal, to ensure students and staff achieve personal excellence through a shared vision and mission, guided by Core Values, a strong Strategic Plan, and Equity Goals, all developed through collaboration of parents, staff, and community representatives.

The School Board meets in regular sessions at 6:00 PM on the second Tuesday of each month at the Goochland County Administration Building on the corner of Sandy Hook and River Road West, (1800 Sandy Hook Road, Room 250) in Goochland.

The School Board Clerk is Diane Bennett (, (804) 556-5601.


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District 1
L. Meredith Moses

Maggie L. Walker Governor's School Representative
Policy Committee
Facilities and Safety Committee
School Health Advisory Board

4467 Halls Road
Mineral, VA  23117
(804) 215-6395

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District 2
Karen M. Wirsing

Policy Committee

3007 Willow Trace Lane
Goochland, VA 23063
(804) 293-0165

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District 3
Angela S. Allen

Gifted Advisory Committee
Maggie L. Walker Governor's School Alternate

P.O. Box 381
Goochland, VA 23063
(804) 215-6285

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District 4
Michelle F. Maxwell

Facilities and Safety Committee
Advisory Committee for Equity in Education
CTE Advisory Committee

1509 Toney Lane
Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103
(804) 277-9167

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District 5
M. Ellen Robinson

Blue Ridge Virginia Governor's School
Goochland Education Foundation
Special Education Advisory Committee

395 Edgehill Wood Drive
Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103
(804) 213-2439

Consult this meeting schedule for variations in this schedule, including special meetings.  Meetings are open to the public and citizens are encouraged to attend. Persons needing the services of an interpreter for the deaf are asked to make the request at least 72 hours in advance so that the appropriate arrangements may be made. Please call the Office of Exceptional Services at (804) 556-5615.

School Board policies and regulations are available in BoardDocs. Paper copies are also available from the Central Office.

Goochland’s Vision and Mission

Our vision: Inspiring and Preparing the next generation to make a positive impact.

Our mission: To maximize the potential of every learner.

Access our full Strategic Plan, Engage 20/26, on its own page.

Core Values

We believe our core values will help us direct everything we do, from budget planning, professional development, and learning in every one of our schools. Our values are a moral compass for decision making, and they define the character of our students, our employees, and our expectations for our community.

  • Excellence

  • Creativity

  • Courage

  • Honor

  • Optimism

In September 2014, the board began recognizing employees and students who were helping to make a positive impact on others within our division and our community. Called the ECCHO Award, this recognition celebrates those who have truly made one or more of our core values an important part of their lives as lifelong learners. Nominations may be made via our ECCHO Awards Page.

School Division Goals

Goal 1: To maximize each student’s potential in preparation for a successful life

Goal 2: To create an engaging and responsive experience where everyone feels informed, included, valued, and empowered

Goal 3: To enhance and support the instructional and learning needs of all students and staff

Equity Goals

The School Board approved three equity goals, aligned with its Equity Policy and Goal 2 of the division’s Engage 2026 Strategic Plan focused on creating an engaging and responsive experience where everyone feels informed, included, valued, and empowered. Those goals are listed below.

GOAL ONE:  Goochland County Public Schools will create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment that fosters a sense of belonging for all students.

GOAL TWO:  Goochland County Public Schools’ staff will utilize culturally competent strategies, among other strategies, to develop meaningful relationships, address student behavior, foster student voice, and encourage agency and optimism in each student.

GOAL THREE:  Goochland County Public Schools will continue to increase the availability of minority role models accessible to all of its students.

View Goochland County Public Schools resolution condemning racism and affirming the division’s commitment to an inclusive school environment for all for more information.

The Goochland County School Board stands steadfast in its commitment to foster an inclusive educational environment where every student, teacher, support professional, parent, and community member is treated with dignity and respect.  The Board is committed to fighting for racial justice as well as human and civil rights for all.

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