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Schools That Inspire, LLC

Schools that, LLC was established in 2013 by Dr. John B. Gordon III. Dr. JBG3 has been in public education since 1995 where he began his career as a substitute teacher and basketball coach on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Working in both the elementary and secondary level as a 5th grade teacher in Salisbury, Md. and a high school history teacher in both Richmond, Virginia and Chesterfield, Virginia, Dr. Gordon taught with energy and creativity that led to high levels of student involvement and learning in the classroom. He brought the same level of detail,creativity, and passion throughout his years as a high school basketball coach at Armstrong and Meadowbrook High School, winning numerous championships over a ten year career. His players always mentioned how Coach Gordon created a culture of excitement and belief towards “men’s basketball” that could never be duplicated. As he retired from coaching and “crossed the bridge” into administration, Dr. JBG3 learned that the same formula that was used to build championship teams could also be used to create school communities with highly motivated students, passionate teachers who instruct with rigor, and instructional strategies that promote excellence.  Dr. JBG3 has had the honor of being the principal of The James Monroe High School in Fredericksburg, Va. from 2009-2014. He has applied all of these principles into inspiring his students and promoting one of the most positive and supportive schools communities in the history of education. Due to his successful tenure, Dr. JBG3 served as the Director of Administrative Services for Fredericksburg City Public Schools. Many of the successes that created such a positive culture at The James Monroe High School were aslo spread through the FCPS school division. Dr. JBG3 now has the opportunity to spread his message of inspiration and transformational leadership as Chief of Schools for Chesterfield County Public Schools. He is so excited to return to the birth of his administrative career and share the tips and tools for building excellent school communities. can provide all school divisions with the formula for inspired students that strive for greatness.
Owner: Dr. John B. Gordon III
Education: University of Virginia-B.A. Psychology (1995), University of Virginia-Master of Education and History (2000), Virginia Commonwealth University-Post Master’s Certificate in Educational Leadership (2007), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University-Doctorate of Educational Leadership and Policy (2012)
Wife: Shavonne Banks Gordon
Children: Marcus, Kennedy, Simone

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