Meet Dorothy Goulet

Dorothy will be teaching French in grades seven and eight, as well as high school levels one and two. She will oversee a grade seven Advisory group.

A longtime educator, Dorothy has worked with students all over the world. Her first five years included teaching in the Louisiana Public Schools, and a year abroad teaching English and business in Poland. Her last sixteen years have been spent teaching with the US Department of Defense at Naval Station Guam and in Germany at Ramstein Air Force Base.

A native of Ruston, Louisiana, Dorothy holds Bachelor's degrees in French and Political Science from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge; as well as her Master's in Educational Leadership and Administration. She is A.B.D. (All but Dissertation) in a Ph.D. program in Curriculum and Instructional Leadership with a focus on homework; she expects to wrap that up in the next year and a half.

“Working as a teacher,” Dorothy said, “is akin to saving the world, one tiny moment at a time. It is both a challenge and a fulfillment of immeasurable importance. No problem in society exists that cannot, in part, be fixed or solved by strong public schools and high quality education.”

“I’m very excited about joining the RUHS faculty,” she added, “in part because nobody here seems afraid of change; rather, people seem to understand that it’s a necessary part of continuous improvement and they seem genuinely to want to find the way forward by working together.”

When she’s not in the classroom, Dorothy enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time in nature. “Actually,” she said, “I am simultaneously a travel-lover and a homebody. I love to learn and grow intellectually at any opportunity.”