Pending board approval, Good will start new role in early August

The Gilbert Community School District is pleased to announce that, pending board approval, Lindsey Good will fill the role of Curriculum Coordinator for grades 6-12.

A valued member of the Gilbert Middle School staff for 12 years, including the last nine as an instructional coach, Good is excited about the transition into this new role at a school district she considers home.

“This is home. This is where I plan to retire from and this is where my kids will graduate from, so I couldn’t be more excited to continue my journey here,” Good said. “I’m excited to continue working with the middle school staff and work more closely with the high school staff.”

Good’s primary focus will be working with staff members on developing, implementing, and evaluating the curriculum and instructional services for grades 6-12. She will also serve as the Extended Learning Program (ELP), English Language Learners (ELL), and 504 District Coordinator.

Good feels her current role as an instructional coach has prepared her for this position.

“I feel like it’s an extension of what I’m currently doing, just on a larger scope,” she said. “It’s important to bring out the genius in others in a role like this and that’s what coaching is too. You have to be a good listener and ask good questions.

“I’m most excited about the influence on curriculum, instruction, and assessment, and ensuring that we are looking at that through a systematic lens.”

A native of Ankeny, Good has served in education for 15 years. After three years of work in the Des Moines Public school system, she came to Gilbert as a sixth-grade math teacher in 2011.

Good and her husband, Adam, have three children: William, 7, Thompson, 5, and Griffin, 2.

Dr. Christine Trujillo, superintendent of schools, is thrilled to have Good join the district’s leadership team.

“Lindsey will be an incredible addition to our curriculum team,” Dr. Trujillo said. “Her passion for young adult learners is evident. She understands the importance of collaborating with teachers to help develop strong instructional plans, and her experience as an instructional coach and a middle school math teacher will only add to the depth of knowledge in the work we do.

“Lindsey is ready for this leadership role!”