It wasn’t that long ago that I saw Mr. Goldman back at GHS, working as a substitute teacher. Terry Goldman was a fixture by the time I had come to Goochland High School in 1999. Formerly the library media specialist, when I met Terry, he was a social studies teacher who had high expectations for kids, for using high quality books in class, and finding something interesting to take away from history. Goldman was also a coach, and until recently, lived in the county. At last mention, I knew he had moved to South Carolina with his wife.
Terry Goldman passed away on February 23, 2015.
The memorial service will be on Friday, February 27, 2015, at 12:00 PM at the Temple Or Ami, 9400 Huguenot Road in Richmond, VA 23235, (804) 272-0017. A burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Goldman had a number of varied interests and he and I shared time talking about history, music, and even how to improve our schools a few times. Somehow, if you spent any time with him, you walked away a little richer. You might not have always agreed with Terry, but you were better off for the conversation.
Before we really got into G21, Terry was into project experiences for students. One year he was so excited that two students had built a trebuchet. He asked me to come talk to the students and photograph their work.