Meet the principal
"I am excited for my new position as the Principal of the Central Region! I look forward to joining the principal team and working closely with GOAL staff. As the leader of the Central Region, I fully commit myself to furthering the district mission of developing productive members of society.
I have been married for 25 years and have 5 children. My wife is a Speech Language Pathologist and runs a private practice. My youngest child is a Junior here at GOAL High School and he is my last student left at home. I also have a son who works as a welder in Iowa and a son who is in the Navy. My daughter lives in Colorado Springs and participates in a program for special needs adults. My oldest son and his wife are expecting a baby girl and I am excited to be a grandfather in January 2022.
My journey in education began 18 years ago as a coordinator for an after school program at a local elementary school. During my time in this position, I realized my love for teaching and acquired my Master’s Degree in Education. Throughout my time teaching, I enjoyed leading educational teams, specifically in the acquisition of technology. It became apparent that I wanted to pursue a role in leadership, so I attained an administrator license. I then transitioned out of the classroom and into a technology leadership role where I mentored teachers. This role led me to my first Administrator position at a local high school, where I served as an Assistant Principal and Athletic Director. Two years ago, I was given the privilege of becoming an Assistant Principal for Goal High School at the Canon City location. I thoroughly enjoyed working in this role and it became apparent to me that this organization aligns fully with my vision for students in education.
I am excited about this new opportunity and look forward to working with everyone in this role. I love working with educators, students, and families to meet our mission and vision. I can honestly say that GOAL feels like home and I feel blessed to be part of this organization.
Meet the assistant principal
Richard "Rick" Henninger
Hello GOAL Gladiators! My Name is Rick Henninger, this is my first year at GOAL as Assistant Principal and have been in education for over 15 years. We have a great team in Canon City who are truly passionate for supporting our students. I look forward to getting to know each student and watching them grow! Please reach out to me if you need anything.