Rachel Goins is a Region 7 Comprehensive Center team member, supporting the Mississippi Equitable Access to Effective Educators project. She has 12 years of experience managing, designing, and delivering research-based technical assistance for national, state, and local education stakeholders. She employs an equity- and cultural competence-centric approach that focuses on supporting the whole educator and child to improve college and career outcomes.
Ms. Goins co-led the Race to the Top–District technical assistance center providing support to districts implementing student-centered personalized learning. She helped design and facilitate national convenings; virtual learning networks; and on-site technical assistance focused on logic models, strategic communications and stakeholder engagements, project-based learning, barriers to college persistence and degree attainment, and sustainability. Ms. Goins oversaw the design and provision of technical assistance for the Teacher Quality Programs Technical Assistance Center, which served districts, nonprofits, and institutions of higher education working to improve the preparation and professional development of teachers and school leaders.
She also serves as a subject matter expert on the Promise Neighborhoods technical assistance team. In this role, Ms. Goins supports grantees who are working to provide all students with the academic rigor, work-based learning, and personal skills experiences necessary to develop the dispositions to be successful in life.
EDUCATION: B.A. in sociology from Howard University
AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Personalized learning; Educator effectiveness; Cultural competence; School climate; and Social-emotional learning