Me as a child.
I am Chasitie Sharron Goodman. I was born to high school sweethearts, Lee and Sharon Goodman. My grandmother, Mary A. Goodman was a teacher for over 20 years. My mother owned and operated her own 5 star rated 24 hour child care facility. I worked alongside her from my pre-adolescence into my early adulthood. My mom taught me virtually everything I know about being an educator, from team building with parents, to approaching each child with love.
I graduated from Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies. After being heavily inspired and influenced by a professor, and Oxford Round-table scholar, Dr. William Hardy, I fulfilled my grandmother’s prophecy of becoming a chip off the old block, and I became a teacher. I earned my teaching certification and a Master of Arts degree in English, also from Tennessee State University. I love my alma mater, I share the same one as Oprah.
I currently teach at the high school and collegiate level, and I have taught, Pre-K, and Middle School. I teach and have taught a full range of students from Exceptional Education, English Language Learners, and Adult Learners in a non-traditional college setting.
I am a member of Golden Key International Honor Society, and Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society. I am the current president of the Nashville Chapter of the National Council of Teachers of English and I volunteer with Girls Inc.