Sandy Goodman - Director of Career Pathways
Sandy’s work includes designing and leading college transition and career pathways initiatives. She provides technical assistance and professional development to individual programs and state adult education systems on national, state, and local initiatives. Currently, Sandy leads the planning of the Boston Adult Opportunity Network, a project of the Boston Opportunity Agenda, a consortium of private and public funders working to promote college and career readiness throughout the education spectrum. She is on the professional development team for the Accelerating Opportunity Initiative, a multi-state effort to reform adult basic education and postsecondary systems.
Sandy directed the National Career Awareness Project where she provided assistance to sixteen state adult education teams in developing plans for building statewide capacity to integrate career planning into programming and curriculum.Sandy is the lead author of the College Transition Toolkit and edited the Integrating Career Awareness Curriculum. She has also developed, written and facilitated several of NCTN’s online courses.
Prior to joining the NCTN team, she directed a career ladders project called Partnership for Automotive Career Education (PACE) where she facilitated collaboration among community based organizations, postsecondary and secondary education institutions, and private-sector employers. She also directed a large community-based ABE/ESOL program in Boston and was active in a number of city and statewide adult education planning and advocacy efforts. Sandy has a B.A. in Women's Studies/Social Thought and Political Economy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.P.A. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.