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Gavan Goodrich

Gavan 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 (TLK).  From there, I 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 to 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.  While in McKinney I served as a middle school 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.


After serving as the principal at Ralston Valley High School (Jeffco) the past four years, I took the opportunity to become the principal of McLain Community High School and Long View High School. I am looking forward to providing support for the largest Alternative Education Campuses in Jeffco.


Communication between school and home is critical for the success of our 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 Sheri Randolph our registrar.


Hobbies:  Watching sports, cooking, hiking, and  marathon running (I have run Boston – 2008).


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, 25th year in education


Towns lived in: Detroit MI (22), Chicago IL (3), San Francisco CA (8), Deerfield Beach FL (1), Dallas TX (22), Golden CO (5)


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