We are excited and honored to have Dr. Dean Goodwin, an upper school environmental science teacher at the Tatnall School in Wilmington, Delaware!
Goodwin joins Tatnall from Christchurch School in Christchurch, Virginia, where he was the director of Marine and Environmental Science. He received his bachelor’s in science from the University of Salford in England and his Ph.D. from the University of Leicester in England. With more than 20 years of experience in independent schools, he has taught a variety of science courses, including biology, chemistry, physics, environmental and marine sciences. Dean also runs summer institutes for teachers on the topic of curriculum design and problem-based learning.
Prior to his eight-year tenure at Christchurch School, Goodwin was the director of Environmental Education and chair of Science at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, New Hampshire.
His many accomplishments include designing a three-year integrated science curriculum (biology, chemistry and physics), the NAIS Leading Edge award recipient for environmental sustainability, Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, The College Board Award for AP Environmental Science and the New Hampshire Environmental Educator of the Year award.
Dr. Goodwin is also the author of two books, Global Warming for Beginners (2008) and Climate Change for Beginners (available March 2016).
(text adapted from a Tatnall School release)