On Tuesday, March 16, during a special meeting of the Goochland County School Board, Ms. BillieJo Leabough was appointed interim representative for District 2. Ms. Leabough assumes the seat of former District 2 representative Mr. William Quarles Jr., who passed away suddenly in February.
Ms. Leabough has been a resident of Goochland County for over 40 years, and her four adult children were all educated in GCPS. Ms. Leabough has worked in various capacities during a career that has spanned over 25 years in education, including work for the Virginia Department of Corrections and as a teacher and youth counselor at Intercept Youth Services and the Hallmark Youth Care Residential Treatment Center, where she currently provides educational and therapeutic support for students and families. Ms. Leabough received her degree in human services from J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College and her teaching credentials from James Madison University.
In the Goochland community, Ms. Leabough has maintained active roles in her church, in the Goochland NAACP, and has served as a Girl Scout troop leader. She has volunteered for the Powhatan Goochland Community Action Agency (PGCAA) and at the Meadows Nursing Facility.
Ms. Leabough is eager to serve the Goochland community through her work on the School Board. “I am committed to providing opportunity and assistance to the students and parents I represent, and look forward to collaborating with the hard-working members of the Goochland County School Board in an effort to continue providing support for our schools and their work toward reaching our mission to maximize the potential of every learner”.
Ms. Leabough will be officially sworn in as the District 2 School Board representative on March 26 at 8:30 a.m., and will participate in her first Board meeting at the regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 13.