Bay Haven Math and Science Teacher Wins Golden Apple

By: Meredith TerHaar Email
By: Meredith TerHaar Email

This week's Golden Apple winner is a 5th grade math and science teacher at Bay Haven Charter Academy.

Pamela Goodwin was nominated by a parent who writes:
She is very caring and understanding and willing to help the student with their work until they understand it. She makes learning fun and make my daughter want to go to school every day.

"When you walk into Mrs. Goodwin's room it is just alive," Principal Larry Bolinger of Bay Haven said. "She teaches science and math and there is always great activitieis going on. The students are engaged. She has a smart board going, the kids are interacting, it's just this wonderful synergy of activity that goes on that really makes the learning fun."

"I love being able to challenge them to help them to feel successful with what they are doing and just to have fun with them," Golden Apple winner Pamela Goodwin said. "This is such a great age and they are fun to joke with and interact with but also to inspire success with these subjects. I teach math and science. I love those subjects and I want them to love those subjects."

"I like Mrs. Goodwin's class because she is funny and she explains things very well," student Lisa Pringle said.

"She helps me learn alot of things and without her I probably wouldn't get alot of the stuff that she is teaching me," student Leellie O'Laughlin said.

"Sometimes we'll use the whiteboards and we will work as a team to figure out the answers and she will show you has the most points and it's really fun," student Ashley Dempster said.

"She is a really great teacher, um, I think she is one of the best teachers in 5th grade," Raelyn Hutchinson said.

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