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Principal's Corner

Joe Goble

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Contract Principal

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Bachelor of Science, University of Maryland
Master of Science, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Educational Specialist, University of Alabama

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Mr. Joe Goble serves as the program administrator and concept author of the St. Clair County Virtual Preparatory Academy.  A veteran educator with nearly 25 years of public education experience as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, district central office coordinator and state coordinator.   He returns to the Virtual Prep Academy after serving as principal at St. Clair County High School and Coordinator of Educational Technology at the Alabama State Department of Education.

As principal and program administrator, Mr. Goble’s focus will be on: 

  • Creating a safe, secure, and student-centered learning environment.
  • Maximizing student success for future career or college opportunities.
  • Support teacher learning initiatives for a quality virtual program.
  • Develop a strategic plan to improve academic success.
  • Engaging in strong communication and community engagement

Principal Message:

I want to welcome parents and students back for the 2023-24 school year.  It is an honor to be back at VPA and I’m excited to be a part of building on the initiatives I envisioned five years ago. I look forward to meeting and interacting with our students to learn from you about how we can improve your experience and to assist you with meeting your academic goals.  The traditional school setting is not always the right fit for all students and is why I’m so proud to be the leader of the St. Clair County School’s virtual school program.

Virtual Prep Academy's Vision:

Equip, Enrich, Encourage

Virtual Prep Academy’s Institutional Mission:

Equip every student to pursue lifelong success through Career or College Readiness.

Virtual Prep Academy’s Institutional Beliefs:

We believe it is our responsibility to provide a safe, secure, and supportive learning environment.  In addition, we believe in the value of student growth from a variety of enriching educational opportunities through a blended and virtual delivery education model.