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Principal’s Message

Dear Eagles,

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year. I am honored to be serving as your principal this year. I graduated from Mills E. Godwin High School over twenty years ago. I then went on to James Madison University where I studied English and education. I earned my master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. I have spent 20 years as an educator. I spent eight years as a middle school teacher before moving to the role of Coordinator of Assessment and Remediation where I worked for three years. In 2010, I began serving as assistant principal at Godwin for two years, and then associate principal for four years, and am beginning my fifth year as principal here at Godwin. Godwin is a second home to me, and I am so excited to be able to serve this community that is so dear to me.

Godwin pride runs deep among our students, parents, and staff. I share that pride immensely because our teachers provide a means for a powerful educational experience for all of our students, our students have so many unique talents and gifts, and we have the most supportive families with whom I have ever worked.

Best wishes for a wonderful school year!
Mrs. Leigh Dunavant