Ransom Middle Innovation Center Renamed For Sandra Goldsby Ames

June 18, 2020

The Ransom Middle School Innovation Center has been officially renamed the “Sandra Goldsby Ames Innovation Center”.

The name change was in honor of Sandra Goldsby Ames who is retiring this year after serving the Escambia County School District for 39 years. She has served as an English teacher, administrative dean, assistant principal and principal. In the past she has also represented Ransom as their Teacher of the Year and ECSD as the Assistant Principal of the Year.

“My Ransom family and friends have been amazing to me,” Ames told the Escambia County School Board. “While I do not think I deserve such an important honor, I am extremely humbled and very appreciative of the love and support that they have shown me throughout my years.”

She is known to embody the values of pride, teamwork, privacy, safety, service, stewardship, and accountability, according a school board resolution. She has supported reading and language arts instruction, as well as encouraged the creative use of the school’s library as it transitioned into an innovation center.

Pictured top: Ransom Middle School Principal Dr. Regina Lipnick (left), Sandra Goldsby Ames and Superintendent Malcolm Thomas.  Pictured inset: Ames addresses the Escambia County School Board. Pictured below: Ames will family, friends and coworkers after the school board meeting. Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


5 Responses to “Ransom Middle Innovation Center Renamed For Sandra Goldsby Ames”

  1. Carole Seiffert Cox on June 19th, 2020 9:41 pm

    Sandy! This is no surprise to those of us that know you! Congratulations! I’m back home and continue to marvel at the feats and accomplishments of my dear high school friends. Congratulations! I know you are greatly deserving of this honor.

  2. Bonnie Exner on June 18th, 2020 10:57 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS, Sandy…a well deserved recognition and honor…I had already retired when you came to Ransom so I never worked with you directly but I always enjoyed our conversations when visiting at the end of the year lunches..I OWE YOU A RETIREMENT PILLOW!

  3. Beth (Boyd) Moulder on June 18th, 2020 1:43 pm

    I graduated in 1987 and she was my English teacher at Pine Forest. She was my favorite teacher there. She is always positive and delightful. I have been blessed to have randomly see her numerous times over the years and am always happy to see her. Well deserved! I cannot believe she is retiring now!

  4. Eleanor Foster on June 18th, 2020 12:02 pm

    I am proud to say I have known this lady for over 20 years & couldn`t be prouder for her !!! She is a very special lady & a devoted educator !! She`s AWESOME & deserves this honor !!! CONGRATULATIONS & God bless U !!!

  5. Helen on June 18th, 2020 11:25 am

    Mrs. Ames is wonderful! I know Ransom will miss her!

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