Jessamine teacher selected for KCM Leadership Academy

Published 9:58 am Friday, July 17, 2020

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Jessamine County teacher Kari Goodwin has been selected by the Kentucky Center for Mathematics (KCM) as a Kentucky Math Teacher Leader (KyMTL).

This group of passionate teachers were selected for the program after completing a rigorous application and interview process.

These select mathematics leaders were brought together by the KCM to collaborate with like-minded educators from across Kentucky to hone and expand their skills in leadership, mathematics content and pedagogy.

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Goodwin is a fourth-grade teacher at Rosenwald-Dunbar Elementary in Nicholasville.

She is an enthusiastic educator who aims to provide a collaborative and welcoming learning environment as well as an engaging classroom atmosphere, according to a press release from KCM.

Goodwin has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in education.

She utilizes her mathematics background to build her students as mathematicians who utilize critical thinking and teamwork to persevere when solving real-world problems.

As a member of the inaugural KyMTL cohort, Goodwin said she is excited to grow in her abilities not only as a mathematics instructor, but also has a leader within the district. Her ultimate goal is to help as many students as possible realize their mathematical capabilities and understand how math skills transfer beyond just numbers into all aspects of daily life.