Congratulations to Mr. Josh Rooke on being selected as the GHS 2015 Teacher of the Year. Mr. Rooke teaches Spanish and has worked at Goochland High School for six years. He is a respected member of the faculty and a valuable colleague.
Simply walking into Mr. Rooke’s classroom can be an inspiring occasion. Typically, he is standing in the middle of the room and speaking with students. Students are always engaged in Mr. Rooke’s classroom and take an active part in the lesson. I have often felt that I could learn to speak Spanish with Mr. Rooke as my teacher. It is the interaction with students that makes the difference in his classroom. Lessons are fun and academic and always include a reinforcing message that encourages everyone to do their best.
Reflecting upon being selected as the teacher of the year, Mr. Rooke said, “I feel incredibly honored to have been chosen as Goochland High School’s teacher of the year. During my six years at GHS, I have had the privilege to work with many outstanding teachers, administrators, and students and I am proud to be part of such a wonderful team.” We are extremely proud of the work Mr. Rooke accomplishes each day and for the contribution he makes to lives of his students and colleagues.
Congratulations, Mr. Rooke – 2015 Teacher of the Year for Goochland High School.