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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.