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Associate Superintendent Shifts Roles; Focus Remains on Educational Improvement
Rita Everett Goss to Lead Student Learning and Accountability

May 21, 2015

Associate Superintendent for Eastern Elementary Schools Rita Everett Goss will leave her current role on July 1 to take on new duties as the Division’s Associate Superintendent for Student Learning and Accountability. In that role, she will continue to empower and lead a department focused on understanding and improving Divisionwide performance in meeting the needs of students, teachers, and schools.

After four years of fostering quality teaching and learning in the Division’s 19 Eastern Elementary Schools, the former elementary and middle school principal sees her new role as a natural progression.

“I am passionate about student learning and I am excited about the opportunity to support it from Kindergarten through 12th grade,” said Goss. “I see this as an amazing opportunity to work with outstanding professionals as a champion for all children across Prince William County.”

Functions housed in Student Learning and Accountability include: testing; program evaluation; serving speakers of other languages; professional development; special education services, overseeing curriculum for all subjects; preschool, gifted, alternative, and special programs, and student services, counseling, health and other student services.

Mrs. Goss takes the reigns of Student Learning and Accountability from current Associate Superintendent Dr. Tim Healey, who is returning to his passion of working closely with students every day. Dr. Healey will be the first principal of the county’s 12th high school, newly named in honor of Virginia’s longest-serving State Senator, Charles J. Colgan Sr. The school will open in August, 2016. As principal, Dr. Healey will continue his collaboration with Mrs. Goss to ensure World-Class teaching and learning.

Mrs. Goss holds a Bachelor of Science in Education, and a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University. She is currently working toward her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, also at George Mason.

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