Michael Goodwin began his career in education as a teacher of English at the Groton School. Following Groton, he settled in Vermont, where he worked intensively with students who had been expelled from the public school system. While in Vermont, Michael founded Friends of Dicisco, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening communities by highlighting relationships between people and the natural world.
Michael has also served as the academic director of the Great Books Summer Program, an enrichment opportunity for high school students held at Amherst College and Stanford University. In the summer of 2010, he opened The Concord River School, offering a tuition-free interdisciplinary academic experience to high school students between Leominster and Boston, entitled: Rivers and Revolutions. This program has since been incorporated into Concord-Carlisle High School as a “school-within-a-school.”
Currently, Michael leads and teaches in the Rivers and Revolutions program. During his time at CCHS, Michael has also served as a teacher of History, English, and Senior Project. Currently, Michael is in the early stages of creating the Concord River Institute—an instructional laboratory set to open in the not too distant future.
Michael holds a BA in Fine Arts from Amherst College and a M. Ed in School Leadership from Harvard University. He lives in Concord with daughters Willa and Lena, and enjoys nothing more than tending his garden with his girls.