Director & Instructor, GHF Online
Madeline Goodwin, M.E.S., serves as Director of GHF Online Classes and as Legislative Chair for GHF. She co-authored US Public Education Policy: Missing Voices. In addition to directing and teaching for GHF Online, Madeline owns and operates Exceeds Expectations Learning, an online and in-person private tutoring and mentoring service that specializes in neurodivergent and other atypical students. Her previous internship experience includes the USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station, the League of Women Voters of WA, Thurston Climate Action Team, Geos Institute, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR). She also volunteered for the WET Science Center. She also ran for City Council in Lacey, WA in 2017.
As a homeschooler, Madeline began taking university classes at 13, enrolling full-time as a fifteen-year-old sophomore in Fall 2011. She worked as a research assistant in her academic department for two semesters, and served as the ECOS liaison to SOCAN. She received her B.Sc., cum laude, in Environmental Studies and Biology from Southern Oregon University in 2014 and graduated with her M.E.S. from The Evergreen State College in 2016. Her undergraduate and graduate work focused on climate change communication, with her Master's thesis looking at climate change in state science standards. THE MAKER MOM article "Meet Climate Change Champion Madeline Goodwin" featured her work in understanding climate change. She has also provided testimony for the Oregon state legislature on gifted education and dual enrollment, and been interviewed on radical acceleration and early college for #gtchat on Twitter.
When not teaching, tutoring, or writing, Madeline enjoys reading, fiber arts of all kinds, hiking, and snuggling with her cats. She can usually be found at Harry Potter trivia events, board game nights, or the library.
You can see Madeline's blog posts about education at the 2EL Blog and follow Exceeds Expectations Learning on Facebook and Twitter. Madeline's thoughts on other topics are on EcoScienceGirl: The Blog. She can be found on LinkedIn and Twitter.