Dr. Loretta Goodwin, Deputy Director, joined the American Youth Policy Forum in 2007. Her focus is on high school reform and college access and success. She oversees study tours and speaker forums on youth policy issues, and contributes to the organizational leadership and strategy of the organization. Dr. Goodwin is experienced in middle and high school reform, experiential education, and international education.
In South Africa, Dr. Goodwin began her education career as a middle and high school teacher. At The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars in Washington, DC she served as the program manager for international programs, as well as the faculty coordinator. From 2000 – 2004, she worked as the national co-director of Turning Points, a comprehensive middle school reform initiative. In this capacity, and during her work at the Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement, she provided technical assistance, professional development and resources to teachers, principals, and district leaders. Dr. Goodwin holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cape Town, master’s degrees from Wesleyan University and the University of Washington, in History and Political Science, and a PhD from Princeton.