Welcome to our school.
Hi. I’m Gina Goforth, and I am happy to be teaching 4th & 5th grade math and science at Bluff Dale ISD. I love to read, and have always been good at math, but I have recently discovered science can be a lot of fun too. I’m looking forward to sharing the fun with your children this year.
I grew up in Tennessee and graduated from Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, TN. Since then I’ve lived in Missouri, New Mexico, Tennessee again, then Florida before making my way to Texas where I’ve been since 1993.
I’m currently living in Granbury with my 18 year old son who is the last of my 10 children left at home. I homeschooled my own kids for 25 years before moving to the public school system in 2014. I began working as a full time teacher with the Brownwood ISD in 2016.
I have several allergies that will be relevant in the classroom. The most important is a sensitivity to chemicals. Please discourage students from bringing scented lotions, body sprays and hand sanitizers to use in the classroom. Even the yummiest scent can make me ill. Unscented or scents named after things that don’t really smell much (like cotton, linen, fresh air, etc.) are usally o.k. in small amounts. I want to have a clear head in the classroom to give your children my best, so I appreciate your assistance in this regard.
My word for the year is PERSEVERANCE. For several years I have had a framed picture over my desk with the quote, “You may see me struggle, but you’ll never see me quit.” If we give up when things get tough, we will never grow to the best we can be, and we’ll miss out on a lot of awesome experiences. My favorite thing to do as an educator is to convince the child who has given up to try again.
Colors: Aqua, purple and rosy pink in roughly that order.
Food allergies: I can’t eat berries, tropical fruit including lemon and orange, yogurt or bleu cheese.
Drink: Dr. Pepper
Snack: Almonds and peanuts, peanut M&Ms
Desserts: Pecan Pie, anything chocolate
Favorite author: Katy Jones
Favorite flowers: Gladiolas and irises
Music: Keith Urban, Tish Hinojosa and Nora Jones
Favorite games: Skipbo and chicken foot dominoes
Passtime: Reading and jigsaw puzzles
Restaurants: Chilis and Jack in the Box
Shopping: eBay...I love getting 3 or 4 Like New books for the price of 1 New.