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Kristal Goodell

Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher                                                                                                          English Language Development Program Specialist

Professional Philosophy

My insatiable appetite to improve the educational experience for our students who need it the most is rooted in a philosophy that equitable education is not only a civil right but a vibrant resource to our communities. These beliefs originated from my service in the Teaching Fellows, and I aspire for these interests to become my life's work.

I thrive in opportunities that encourage collaboration, risk-taking, innovative thinking, problem-solving, self-mastery, and data analysis.


Career History

20142016

English Language Arts Teacher and Program Specialist for English Language Learners

Rocky Mountain High School - Poudre School District
  • Design a program for English language learners that builds the staff's capacity to make content comprehensible using the E.L. Achieve framework.
  • Monitor, instruct, advise and empower emerging bilinguals and native English speakers who receive Tier II supports.
  • Teach 9th and 10th English Language Arts in co-taught class with emerging bilinguals and native English speakers.
  • Participate in the Technology Innovators team to build staff capacity in using technology in the classroom.
20102014

English Language Arts Teacher and Program Specialist for English Language Learners

Gila Ridge High School- Yuma Union High School District
  • Build and lead the school's program for English language learners
  • Monitor, instruct, advise and empower emerging bilinguals 
  • Instruct 9th and 11th grade English aligned to the CCS and Cambridge International Curriculum
  • Teach Structured English Immersion
  • Design curriculum at the district level for  9th Grade English and Structured English Immersion
  • Provide professional development to build staff capacity around English language development.
  • Teach and coach the Academic Decathlon Team
  • Participate in the campus and district Technology Mentors Team
  • Coach the Academic Decathlon Team
  • Coach Varsity Cheerleading and Varsity Girls Soccer
  • Migrant parent tutor
20112014

Curriculum Developer - YUHSD Structured English Immersion

Yuma Union High School District
  • One of four members to create a curriculum for the five high schools in our district that serve 450 English language learners.



Education

2014Present

Master of Arts in Education

Colorado University

Educational Equity & Cultural Diversity 

20132014

Master of Arts in English

Northern Arizona University

Professional Writing

20102012

Teacher in Residence Program

Rio Salado College

Endorsements - Secondary English and Structured English Immersion

20062010

Bachelor of Arts

Colorado State University

Major: Political Science

Minor: World Language - Spanish


Professional Snapshot

Professional Development

  • AVID Summer Institute Critical Reading I and II
  • Strands
  • AVID Summer Institute - English Language Learners Strand
  • E.L. Achieve Secondary Constructing Meaning LETRS Models 1-3 - In-depth approaches struggles with reading, writing, and spelling. Cambridge IGCSE English - 80 hours
  • National Center Teachers of English Conference
  • Lost in Schools - Conflict Management Resolution for Explosive Children
  • English Language Development from Arizona Department of Education - 48 hours Digital Innovation Pathway Team - 68 Hours
  • Co-Teaching Pedagogy- 12 Hours
  • What's New in Young Adult Literature - Bureau of Education and Research

Committees 

  • Avid Site team District LMS (Learning
  • Management System) Selection Team District Technology Team Campus Technology Mentor and Communication Team
  • English Language Development Committee District Structured English Immersion Curriculum Committee District IGCSE English Language Curriculum Committee
  • District Technology Team Campus Technology Mentor and Communication Team

Curriculum and Professional Portfolio

letters of reference

Below are a collection of letters written that depict my character, teaching style and professional outlook.

Observations

In this section, I have included previous classroom observations and evaluations conducted by my administration.