Board President | Executive Director
Corin Barsily Goodwin earned her undergraduate degree in Urban Studies (public policy) from San Francisco State University and did her graduate work at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy. Her early career included stints in policy analysis and in communications/social media at KPMG Peat Marwick, 3Com, Steelwedge, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and as a consultant. After becoming a parent to two twice exceptional children, she served as the Gifted/Special Needs Advisor for the HomeSchool Association of California and co-chaired their Legislative Committee.
Corin founded GHF in 2004 to address a growing need for support and advocacy. She has been presenting workshops on giftedness, learning differences and homeschool related issues for many years. Her articles and papers have been seen in NAGC (US) Parenting for High Potential, 2e Newsletter, California Association for the Gifted’s Gifted Ed Communicator, the NAGC (UK) magazine, California HomeSchooler, SENG Update, Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism, and many other publications. Corin also serves on the SENG Editorial Board and the Advisory Boards of the Asynchronous Scholars’ Fund and GRO - Gifted Research & Outreach, and is co-author with Mika Gustavson of Making the Choice: When Typical School Doesn't Fit Your Atypical Child, Writing Your Own Script: A Parents' Role in the Gifted Child's Social Development, and a chapter in a textbook, Interplay of Creativity and Giftedness in Science. She co-authored US Public Education Policy: Missing Voices with Madeline Goodwin and Martha Shaindlin. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, her almost-grown children, an indeterminate number of cats, and her sword.
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