Year Appointed: 2017 (First Appointed: 2002)
William & Mary, Biology, Religion – B.A.
William & Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Fisheries Biology – M.S.
William & Mary School of Education, Educational Planning, Policy, and Leadership – Ph.D.
“What I want above all is for my students to think for themselves, speak for themselves, and do for themselves, so that someday they can change the world for themselves,” says Goff. He believes that HOW students learn is at least as important as WHAT they learn, and works hard to make learning science both “hands on” and “minds in.” Every week he aims to show students that learning science can simultaneously be both substantive and stimulating, both demanding and exciting, challenging yet fun. “Young people bring all sorts of different talents and ideas to the classroom, and I’ve long made it my mission to provide learning experiences and learning environments where they can all think creatively, critically, and collaboratively, each according to her or his own style and strengths.”
Dr. Goff has been teaching high school marine, environmental, and biological science in our area since 1991 – including CBGS from 2002 to 2009, during which he helped pioneer our field studies, M&E Science curriculum, and independent science research program. Along the way he earned his Masters Degree from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and his PhD from the William & Mary School of Education. He enjoys mountain biking, road biking, kayaking, playing guitar, having fun with his beautiful, uber-groovy wife Page, and horsing around with Snoopy ‘n’ Spanky, his lovely-but-nutty grandchildren. He deems Wrigley Field the navel of the cosmos, the one fixed and immovable pivot point around which all else in the universe revolves. Ergo: Go Cubs Go!