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#FacultySpotlight: K. Hope Goodner
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Friday, November 08, 2019

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Meet Ms. Hope Goodner!  Ms. Goodner currently serves as the Media Specialist and WCHS Beta Club Sponsor.  Ms. Goodner is an alumna and former classroom teacher at WCHS.  She's been in education for 10 years all of which have been served in the Wilkinson County School District.


She defines herself as Passionate. Eccentric. &Dedicated. All of which we can attest is most definitely true.

When did you realize you wanted to become a teacher? 

10th grade - when I fell in love with teaching literature as a project in Mrs. Newsome's English class. 

What three traits define you? 

Passionate. Eccentric. Dedicated. 

What is your personal philosophy? 

I'm just fumbling along trying to be a good person at the end of the day. Y'all help a girl out when you can!

How was your high school experience? 

For me, high school gave as good as it got - there were good times, bad times, and REALLY ugly times (that 9th grade yearbook photo was ROUGH). I wouldn't trade my days at WCHS for anything though. They're the reason I came back to teach here!

If you could have any other job what would it be?

Does desperate housewife count? If not, I'd say not-so-starving artist.

Any advice to the students of WCHS? 

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.

What would you like to be your greatest accomplishment? 

I want to influence kids to do their best. I also want to write a book about my funny experiences in education.

What is the best book you have ever read? 

My favorite book is always changing - I'm on a journey to read 100 books this year, so I'll let you know in January!

You're hosting a dinner party. Who are the 3 people, living or dead, who you would invite and why? 

  1. J.K. Rowling because I want to cry all over her and tell her how much Harry Potter changed my life.
  2. Dolly Parton because I want to be her when I grow up.
  3. Lizzo because I want to be her best friend.

What's the coolest (or most important) trend you see today?

Give me animal print, or give me death! 

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