LifeChanger of the Year Nominee Profile

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Marcus Goodwin

Position: Dean of Students / Athletic Director
School: Antioch Middle School
School District: Metro Nashville Public Schools
City, State: Antioch, TN

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Marcus Goodwin was nominated by his colleague, James Hoggard.

Mr. Goodwin is a truly amazing man who touches so many lives in so many positive ways on a daily basis.  He is a role model for anyone who desires to be a community leader and organizer. Not only does he assure that athletic events are well staffed with volunteers and referees, but he makes it a point to build a program where student-athletes have a sense of belonging. He makes sure student-athletes understand the importance of hard work in the classroom as well as on the field or court. In addition, Mr. Goodwin is in his fifth year serving as dean of students. He inspires and encourages a positive climate and culture for students and staff primarily through monitoring and intervening with positive behavior supports and sound restorative practices to assure student discipline and attendance.

What truly makes him successful, however, is that he has a big heart. He believes in the value of communicating and building positive relationships with students. Students listen to him and respect him because they know he cares. They know he cares because he takes the time to talk with students whenever he has the opportunity, whether it's in the cafeteria, in the gym, in the hallway, or sitting down for a face-to-face meeting with a troubled student in his office.

"Mr. Goodwin is a LifeChanger because he consistently makes time for our students, speaking into their lives and listening to what they have to say," said Hoggard.

Comments (6)

Laguiya Jordan Posted over a year ago

Mr. Goodwin is an amazing young man. He shows great leadership in everything he does. He is definitely a "Life Changer" person and we are very proud of him!!!

K Rodgers Posted over a year ago

Kudos on the recommendation! The acknowledgement of your work and character is well deserved.

Kelly Riley Posted over a year ago

Congratulations! Thanks for all you juggle!

Augodelia Coleman Posted over a year ago

Mr. Goodwin does a fabulous job with the students. We love him! 21st Century Morning Tutoring Student Comment - "He's one of the ones in charge of this big school. He's a pretty cool guy."

Janelle Brooks Posted over a year ago

Mr. Goodwin is a phenomenal leader! Much deserved!

Celia Conley Posted over a year ago

We are very proud of you!