Jocelyn Goodwin | Assistant Principal, Match Community Day Charter School
Jocelyn Goodwin is currently the Assistant Principal at Match Community Day Charter Public School in Jamaica Plain. Before becoming Assistant Principal she was the Language and Literacy Director at MCD. Prior to this, she taught for 11 years spanning many grade levels, including K-4 Special Education, Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade, and most recently Second Grade. She began her teaching career with the Merrimack Valley YMCA where she taught for 2 years. She then continued teaching in the Lawrence Public Schools for 3 more years. After moving to NYC, Jocelyn taught at Excellence Boys in Brooklyn, NY for 4 years, which is part of Uncommon Schools. When she moved back to Boston, she helped found Match Community Day. She taught for Match for 2 years before moving out of the classroom. For the 2014-2015 school year, she will be moving into the role of Assistant Principal, where she will focus on overseeing K1, K2, and First Grade. Jocelyn holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders (Speech Language Pathology & Audiology) from Syracuse University and a Master of Science degree in Language and Literacy Education (Reading Specialist Program) from Wheelock College. In her spare time, she is a licensed Zumba Instructor who teaches Zumba for adults and Zumba Kids/Kids Jr. to EVERY scholar at her school. She also dances on a dance team in Boston called “Bachata y Control”. This dance team performs bachata, a popular dance from the Dominican Republic, at many local venues.