For Immediate Release — August 6, 2021 | PAC-East
YOKOTA, JAPAN — August 6, 2021 — Mr. Goodwin is currently serving as an AP Social Studies teacher at Robert D. Edgren Middle High School. Mr. Goodwin was born in Indiana and went on to attend the University of Southern Indiana, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2007. At USI, he became a founding father of Sigma Pi fraternity, held various leadership positions in numerous organizations, and received numerous accolades including being named President Medal finalist.
Upon graduation, Mr. Goodwin moved to Arizona to begin his career as a Social Studies teacher. While in Arizona, he taught various AP social studies courses, became Title 1 Coordinator, Summer School Administrator, Junior State of America Summer Institute Program Director, and later served as assistant principal in Yuma, AZ. In 2014, he graduated with honors from Northern Arizona University with a master’s degree in Education Leadership: Principal K-12. After eleven years in Arizona, Mr. Goodwin joined DoDEA in 2018, where he has served as interim principal, acting assistant principal, department chair, AP social studies teacher, Harvard Model Congress advisor, and chair of CSI..
Mr. Goodwin loves spending time with his wife and two young children, a son and daughter. Mr. Goodwin believes that inspiring students to collaborate, engage in inquiry, and foster the skills that prepare them to face the challenges of the 21st century is what education is about. Encouraging lifelong learning amongst his students has been the driving force behind his educational philosophy. Mr. Goodwin is excited to be joining the Yokota High team this upcoming school year and is looking forward to serving our military-connected families further in this new role.
DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages pre-kindergarten through 12th grade education programs for school-aged children of Department of Defense personnel who would otherwise not have access to high-quality public education. DoDEA schools are located in Europe, the Pacific, Western Asia, the Middle East, Cuba, the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico. DoDEA also provides support and resources to Local Educational Activities throughout the United States that serve children of military families.