Mr. Gouker is one of three Assistant Principals at the Senior High School. He is in his seventeenth year of employment with the Red Lion Area School District.
Mr. Gouker was born and raised in Red Lion. His educational adventure began at Locust Grove Elementary through the sixth grade. He attended the Junior High School located on the top of the hill in Red Lion Boro and then the current Senior High School where he graduated with the Class of 1994. He then attended York College and obtained Bachelor's Degrees in Biology and Secondary Education Biology and later a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership. Mr. Gouker loves working with teachers, parents, and particularly students. His mission every day is to work with the high school's administrative team to promote a safe and effective workplace for both staff and students by giving them the necessary tools and support to achieve at a high level both socially and academically.
Mr. Gouker's professional career began with day-to-day substituting for Red Lion and other districts before being hired by the Red Lion Area School District as a Biology and General Science teacher. He spent five years in the classroom and taught many wonderful students. During his sixth year, he moved to the office and was the Dean of Students. This was immediately followed by the job of Assistant Principal, where he still is eleven years later. Mr. Gouker feels that the number of students, staff, and community members he has worked with in his current capacity is huge, and every day he meets and helps more with all that goes on at the high school.
Outside of work, Mr. Gouker spends as much time as possible with his wife, Angela (RL Class of 1997), and his children, Ray (RL Class of 2029) and Sydney (RL Class of 2031). He is also part owner of his family's Christmas Tree Farm, is an Assistant Chief with the Yoe Fire Company, is a member of the York County Advanced Technical Rescue team, and goes to the beach, where he likes to boat and fish.
Red Lion Area School District is an awesome school district and Mr. Gouker feels privileged to be a part of it.