Kindergarten Teacher/PreK 4 and Kindergarten Division Coordinator
My name is Alicia Goodwin. I have been teaching for 41 years. I have taught Kindergarten at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School for the past 31 years.
I have a B.S. degree with certification in teaching nursery school through the eighth grade. I have a M.ED in Early Childhood Education, and I am certified in bilingual education and teaching English as a second language.
I love teaching Kindergarten and my philosophy is to first and foremost respect and appreciate each child as a unique individual and to recognize the various learning styles and personalities. My goal is to provide a learning environment where children will find varied opportunities, in which they can develop critical thinking skills, learn to solve problems, build and clarify concepts, extend present knowledge and experience and explore usage and meanings for effective communication with others.
My sons, Brett and Brandon, attended EDS from the PreK 4 program through the eighth grade. I chose EDS for their education because I found it to be the most academically challenging program. I also valued the smaller class size which enabled teachers to differentiate instruction. I found that children at EDS develop leadership skills, enhance their self esteem and spirituality and build good moral character.
Besides teaching Kindergarten, I am the PreK 4/Kindergarten Coordinator.
I love to travel and experience new cultures. Having grown up on an island, I am the happiest in the ocean enjoying all water sports from skiing to scuba diving.
I love being a wife, mother and grandmother to Mary, Liza, Caroline and Bennett. I am excited that two of my grandchildren are attending Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School. Caroline will be in PreK 3 and Liza will be in Kindergarten.