Principals' Message

Welcome to Pole Green Elementary, home of the GREAT Gators! The G.R.E.A.T stands for:

G = Goal Driven
R = Responsible
E = Enthusiastic
A = Attentive
T = Team Members

Our school motto is “GREAT Gators Accomplish GREAT Things!” We emphasize the belief that all students are capable of accomplishing great things every day. We provide direct support to students through team building, class meetings, mentoring, and our school-wide villages. Our villages consist of two different grade level classes who pair together, adopt a community service project, and then work together to support the community. Such projects have included Covenant Woods, Camden’s Cause, Red Cross stockings, Juvenile Diabetes, and many, many more. The community benefits from these student projects, and the students benefit from the leadership, modeling, and teamwork they learn when they work together to positively impact their community.

It is an honor and privilege to be a part of the GREAT Gator team since 2001 and serving as your principal since 2005. Pole Green Elementary opened in 2000, so I have been fortunate to work with a strong group of teachers, staff, and community members to build the founding principles that make Pole Green a GREAT place for our students to learn and grow. We pride ourselves on high expectations and dedication to individual student growth. In 2017, we were recognized for our student engagement through STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) based learning, and we even experienced a live chat with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station Expedition 53. Our selection for the NASA live chat was only 1 of 6 schools in the nation and a truly unique educational experience for everyone.  

It is my goal to partner with you to continue to enrich the learning experience for our students. Together, we are a GREAT Gator team and family! We value your commitment to our school, staff, and students as we continuously work to educate our students in an ever-changing world. Thank you for being GREAT Gators! If I can ever be of assistance to you or your child, please contact me at (804) 365-4700 or via e-mail.

Welcome to the Pole Green GREAT Gator team and family!


Rhonda Voorhees

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