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German teacher from Greenfield High School named Global Educator of the Year

Carley Goodkind recognized for instilling lifelong love of learning among students
Wednesday, March 2, 2022


DPI Media Line, (608) 266-3559
MADISON — Carley Goodkind, a German language teacher and global educator at Greenfield High School, has been named the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s 2021-22 Global Educator of the Year.
Goodkind is receiving the honor for her commitment to students and building their curiosity, understanding, and engagement with our interconnected and interdependent world. A district administrator commended Goodkind, noting her exceptional ability to collaborate with local, state, and national leaders on instructional design for global learning across the curriculum.
“I’m so impressed by Ms. Goodkind’s commitment to student-centered inquiry and how she engages her students to explore local connections to global issues,” State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly said. “She has modeled lifelong learning and community engagement with her students and colleagues. Her leadership both within her school community and beyond is exemplary and impactful.”
Goodkind co-facilitates the Wisconsin Global Scholars Program in the School District of Greenfield. Participating students who meet state criteria qualify for the pre-college Certificate of Global Competence through the DPI. Goodkind’s professional leadership includes service to the Wisconsin Standards for World Languages design and implementation team and co-facilitation of professional learning events for global educators in the state. The Global Educator of the Year award honors her efforts to create and sustain learning experiences that allow students to discover the world and their role within it.

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