Meet Djamala Goodwin
I aim to bring an open mind, a positive attitude, and achieve high expectations of the GACTE Presidency. I believe that I owe it to my students, my colleagues as well as the community, to bring consistency, diligence, and warmth to my job in the hope that I can ultimately inspire and encourage such traits in everyone I come across. In my classroom I teach more than healthcare, I teach respect, honesty, patience, kindness, and realness.
I advocate for my curriculum and for my students. I believe that making my community better starts in the classroom. Teachers inspire kids, and I want to lead by example. I do not aim for perfection, I aim to be better each day. As a healthcare professional and educator, it is my duty to promote my content and help develop the minds of the youth so they can prosper by unifying my content with other subjects, real-world examples, and experiences. My duties as an educator do not stop there, they include giving my students a voice, so they can be included in their plan for success.
As your GACTE president will do the same. As your Georgia ACTE President, I will be your vessel. I will make a change by advocating, emphasizing, and encouraging the promotion, improvement, and expansion of all programs of career and technical education.
My teaching philosophy includes building respectful relationships with students and parents. When I was working at the hospital, in the pediatric emergency room especially, we generally had to gain the parent's and the patient's trust prior to doing various procedures and I feel that this job is not that much different, gaining their trust and being transparent allows for a healthy classroom environment as well a great leader.