Peggy Goddard is the new principal at Lannoye Elementary School.
Goddard spent the last 13 years working for the Howard-Suamico School District most recently as a training and development specialist and prior to that as a first-, second-, and fourth-grade teacher at Meadowbrook Elementary School. Before embarking on a career in education, she owned a business in Green Bay for 10 years. Its success was, in part, due to valuing exceptional customer service and doing quality work.
“We are excited to have Peggy join the PCSD community, the Lannoye family, and our learning leaders to continue our #RaiderStrong,” said Jennifer Gracyalny, executive director of Teaching and Learning. “She brings a wealth of experience from being a classroom teacher, training and development specialist (focused on school improvement and instructional coaching) as well as an interim principal.”
Goddard’s passion is to lead a highly collaborative, progressive environment that can serve as a model for other districts, Gracyalny said. “Peggy has wonderful leadership skills and experiences with Professional Learning Communities, personalized learning, and project-based learning that she will bring to our district,” she added.
She is a graduate of Bay Port High School. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Silver Lake College, Manitowoc. Goddard also holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership, a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and a teaching certificate from Marian College in Fond du Lac.
“Having been in the classroom and working with staff at the district level at Howard-Suamico, I look at the past 13 years as training for this position. I am truly grateful for that,” she said.
Goddard was preparing to start another year at her previous job when she came across the Lannoye job posting in August and was compelled to apply. Last year, she had the chance to work more closely with students in an interim principal assignment, one of the highlights of her career. She is excited about having the chance to continue in a job with direct student contact.
“I want to honor the history of Lannoye and the contributions made by the community and staff. Building relationships and collaborating to improve school processes, teacher effectiveness, and student outcomes are my priorities,” she said.
In her spare time, she stays very active. An avid walker and frequent traveler to out-of-the-box destinations, she has walked more than 300 miles in Western Europe on the Camino de Santiago, a network of walking paths leading to the shrine of the Apostle St. James in northwest Spain. She loves all things art, especially quilting, painting, and pottery, and she plays the guitar and piano.
Goddard and her family reside in Suamico.