Degrees and Certifications:
PhD-Educational Leadership- University of Southern Mississippi Ed.S.-Educational Leadership- University of Southern Mississippi Master's-Special Education-Jackson State University Bachelor's-Criminal Justice-Jackson State University
Dr. Jonathan Sutton
GREETINGS Goodman family! I count it an honor to be favored with the opportunity of working with the staff, family, and community of Goodman Elementary School. As Goodman Elementary School's instructional leader/principal, I extend my support and am dedicated to promoting student success, teacher development, school and community relations, and closing existing achievement gaps as we work together to educate the “whole child”. As an articulate, creative professional with high-energy and tenacity, I am excited about working alongside the Owls of Goodman Elementary to bring continued value and vision to the campus, its community, and district.
This academic year celebrates my 13th year as principal. I have been privileged to serve as principal, assistant principal, teacher, and behavior specialist during my educational tenure. Because I am super passionate about developing educators, I have served for nearly seven years at the collegiate level, writing graduate curriculum, teaching educational courses, and serving as Field Supervisor for prospective administrators. Of the many hats I’ve worn and wear, my favorite is being a Dad. I have three amazing children who bring so much purpose into my life: Jerbria (21), Corbyn (15), and Jayden (12).
I am a Mississippi native, full of southern hospitality and love for others. My passion and dedication are focused upon being successful in meeting the academic needs of our scholars and promoting a culture of excellence. I capitalize on building relationships and trust as well as empowering and building the capacity of others. I am a transformational leader who possesses compassion and love for people and their well-being.
I am honored to be a part of the Goodman family and welcome us all to a new year where we will ensure academic excellence for every scholar every day. EXCELLENCE IN ALL, FOR ALL, BY ALL!
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Yours in education,
Jonathan Sutton, PhD
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Gilberto Elissetche, Assistant Principal
My name is Mr. Gilberto Elissetche and I am honored to be an Assistant Principal at LGE. I have over 20 years of experience in education. I am originally from the Rio Grande Valley and moved to Houston to attend the University of Houston where I received a bachelor of arts in political science. I then attended the University of Saint Thomas where I received my certification in bilingual/ESL education. I obtained my master’s degree from the University of Houston Clear Lake in educational administration. I have had the privilege of being a bilingual teacher, math specialist, ESL/Bilingual specialist and an assistant principal in both high school and elementary levels. For the last 10 years, I also teach English Reading and Writing to non-native English speakers at Houston Community College. On a personal note, I have a passion for soccer, especially for our Houston Dynamo! I also have an affinity for coffee and during my time off, I love to travel and learn about history and different cultures.
My purpose at Goodman Elementary is to help all students achieve their highest potential, to instill a love for learning and ensure that they are receiving a quality education. My mother, who was a bilingual teacher for over 20 years, helped to instill in me a passion for educating our youth and servant leadership, which I bring to my position. I look forward each and every day to work with students, staff, parents and the community to provide an exceptional education experience for all our students. Please feel to contact me if I can be of assistance.
Gilberto A. Elissetche