Meet Andrew Goodin, a teacher at Grand Center Arts Academy, a Confluence Charter School. Goodin leads the Makerspace lab, a concept in education and learning that is growing across St. Louis and across the country. Because of his leadership and innovation in the classroom, Goodin has earned a lot of positive attention, which is one reason why he was named a semi-finalist for The New Teacher Project’s Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice.
Goodin was one of 21 applicants out of nearly 800 who were selected as semi-finalists. TNTP’s Fishman Prize website says the award “honors teachers with $25,000 and a one-of-a-kind summer residency, exclusively for teachers in high-need, Title I eligible schools.”