Jackie Gouge

"Our school has a rich tradition of dedicated, heartfelt, and committed educators giving their all to provide family-like love and care for students. Rarely does a school benefit from having a person such as Jackie Gouge in its midst for five decades... For fifty years, Jackie was the ACDS and CDS northern star, keeping us on course, reminding us through her actions that we are here to love and serve students and one another. We are saddened that Jackie has passed, and comforted that there will always be a place in the hearts of all in our school community for Jackie Gouge." head of school Kirk Duncan

Read the complete message "Jackie Gouge: Our Northern Star" by head of school Kirk Duncan, shared on September 26, 2017.

Jackie Gouge Remembered

The visitation and funeral service for Jackie Gouge will take place in Asheville on Saturday, September 30 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. and the funeral service at 11:30 a.m. The burial will follow at Grassy Branch Baptist Church on Riceville Road.

Please join Jackie's family, ACDS and CDS alumni, and the school community on Saturday, October 14 to celebrate Jackie Gouge and her contributions to our school community. The event will be held in the Alumni Gym on campus, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Please RSVP for this event: Elizabeth Garland

We are collecting stories and memories of Jackie for her family. Please share your memories with the CDS community here by emailing Elizabeth Garland.


Jackie Gouge Award Established

In lieu of flowers or gifts, Jackie's family has respectfully expressed that contributions to Carolina Day School in her honor will be appreciated. Contributions may be made to CDS in general or designated to support the Jackie Gouge Award, which will help students with demonstrated financial need attend CDS. 

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