Meet Mr. Goodrich

Mr. Goodrich
As background, I am a native of Detroit, Michigan. After attending West Bloomfield High School, I graduated from Michigan State University (77-81).

My first job outside of college was in an advertising agency in Chicago. From there I went and worked in the advertising business in San Francisco for the next eight years. While living in California I met my wife Cindy and we had our first son Cal, my second son Chris was born in Dallas.    

When we moved Texas, I enrolled in college to obtain my teaching credentials (History and ESL) and to complete a master’s in education administration from the University of North Texas.  I started my teaching career at Highland Park High School, one of the highest-performing schools in Texas. I taught middle school and high school social studies and coached football and basketball.  

My first administration job was at a middle school in McKinney, Texas, just north of Dallas.  While in McKinney I served as an assistant principal, an associate high school principal and a middle school principal. After seven years in McKinney, I moved to the Lovejoy school district, where I joined a small team of administrators and helped start-up the secondary program from scratch. After serving as the middle school principal for five years, I moved to Lovejoy High School, where I served as its principal for four years.

I am headed into my fourth year at Ralston Valley High School.  RV is one of the premier comprehensive high schools in Colorado.  Our students have established a tradition of strong performance in academics, fine arts and athletics.  Our mission is to successfully encourage and support learning and growth for life, and our vision is to engage, involve and develop the whole person. With strong collaboration between students, parents and the school, we are confident the we can accomplish our mission and vision for the students of Ralston Valley High School.

Communication between school and home is critical for the success of RV students. In order to keep the communication flowing, I send home through School Messenger, a weekly principal e-mail.  If you are not receiving the email message, please contact Sue Halgren our registrar.

Hobbies:  Watching Sports, cooking, marathon running (I have run Boston – 2008), hiking and camping, and volunteering

Family: Married to Cindy Goodrich, two sons Cal and Chris 

Education: West Bloomfield HS, Michigan State University (81), University of North Texas – MED (94)

Career: 11 years in the advertising agency business, 24th year in education

Towns lived in: Detroit MI (22), Chicago IL (2), San Francisco CA (8), Deerfield Beach FL (1), Dallas TX (22), Golden CO (3)
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