Mr. John Goodale

Phone: 803-476-4200


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. - Physical Education, Newberry College I.M.A. - Physcial Education, University of South Carolina

Mr. John Goodale


I'm John Goodale and I am beginning my 33rd year teaching in District Five and am just as excited about teaching PE as I was when I entered my first year in 1986. I graduated of Chapin High School and then went on to get my degree in Physical Education from Newberry College and my Masters from University of South Carolina. I am married (wife-Betsy) and have one daughter (Margo). I absolutely love Irmo Elementary and the FAMILY atmosphere that we have, in fact Irmo Elementary has been a major part of my life, because I went to school here as well, so when I was a 1st grader I walked through the same door into the same gym as our students do today. So "This Place" is special and I cherish the opportunity to teach all of our students that walk through that same door.

My goal is to provide a healthy and fun environment where all of our students learn the importance of developing and sustaining a healthy lifestyle. I will offer many activities within our SC State PE Standards and NASPE, to allow students to develop understanding and skills to perform at healthy levels of sport and exercise. By doing this each individual student will experience areas, skills and sports that they are very comfortable with and some areas that they realize that it may take some more time and work to improve.

Regardless, it is my goal that students find something that they LOVE doing and continue that passion as they move on to middle and high school levels, as well with hopes to that they continue these healthy habits into adulthood to stay fit and healthy. Feel free to check into this site at times to see neat activities, information, events and news that will be helpful not only for your child(ren), but also you and your whole family.

If there are any questions or in need of assistance please feel free to contact me. Irmo Elementary School is a great school because of our leadership, staff, parents and most importantly our students. 

Bee Happy & Bee Fit!

John Goodale