Mr. Dave Goggin

Phone: (530) 582-2700


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Mr. Dave Goggin

4th grade Website


 I was Born In the Bay Area and have lived in California most of my life. I graduated High School from the Urban School of San Francisco. After attending several colleges in the Bay Area, I left school and had three completely unrelated and fulfilling careers in the business world. I returned to college and graduated with a BA in Psychology with an emphasis in Child Development and Artificial Intelligence. I obtained my California Teaching Credential with CLAD, (Certificate of Language Acquisition Development) from California State University Chico.

   In 1997, in Yosemite, I married Susie, a strong, intelligent and beautiful partner. Susie is an outstanding RN at Tahoe Forest Hospital. Together, with our dog, Magic Man, a dalmatian as funny as they get, we have made our home in Russell Valley. Some of my favorite memories were created while listening to my mother read aloud  from her favorite book of poems. I owe her my love of poetry and my love of reading. My hero is my Father who always gave me the right advice at just the right time.

   I have been drawn to Tahoe Lake Elementary because of the devoted staff, and  amazing parent community. I love teaching and strive each day to do one thing:  give students a reason to want to come back for one more day.