Dr. Barbara Goodman has been an asset to Chesterfield County Public Schools Transportation Department for over 15 years. She retired in June of this year as the Associate Director of Pupil Transportation. This year alone, she had received the Hall of Fame award from the Virginia Association of Pupil Transportation and the 2014 Governor’s’ Safety Award in Pupil Transportation.
Dr. Goodman started her career at Dinwiddie High School as a physical education teacher and coach. She coached Dinwiddie softball to two State Championships, with the Virginia state record for winning percentage in softball, and a Tri-Cities Coach of the Year Award. After her teaching career she moved on to serve as the State Director of Pupil Transportation for the Virginia Department of Education for 11 years, then came to the Chesterfield County Pupil Transportation Department.
She has developed many programs over the years, including the pupil transportation curriculum, driver education curriculum for PBS TV, an alcohol awareness program which received national recognition from Reader’s Digest, and staff development and training for school bus drivers and trainers.
Dr. Goodman received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education from VCU, a Master’s in Education from VSU, and a Doctorate in Vocational Education from Texas A & M. Dr. Goodman has made a huge impact in Chesterfield County in the Pupil Transportation department. Focusing on student and school bus safety, new bus driver training and recertification of current bus drivers, special needs transportation training, and the development of school bus driver curriculum; Dr. Goodman has given her all to Chesterfield County, its students, parents, and employees.