Jody Goins was named the new principal of Oak Ridge High School, effective July 1, 2009.
Jody Goins, the son of Glenwood Elementary School Principal Pearl Goins (B’70, M’90), has served as vice principal at ORHS since 2007.
Goins earned an educational doctorate degree this year from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minn. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in history education, a master¹s degree and an educational administration and supervision degree from LMU.
Goins¹ career in education began in 2004 as a social studies teacher at the high school. His coaching career also began in 2004 at Oak Ridge High School where he was an assistant boys' basketball coach. In 2006, Dr. Goins was named associate head boys' basketball coach, assistant athletic director and social studies teacher at Oak Ridge High School. In 2007, he served as Oak Ridge High School's interim vice principal, associate head boys' basketball coach and assistant athletic director.
Goins holds memberships in several professional organizations including the National Association of Secondary School Principals, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Education Association, Advanced Placement/College Board and International Society for Technology in Education. He is involved in several community organizations such as Leadership Oak Ridge Class of 2010, Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce Relocation Specialist Committee and Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals' Association. He also serves as a director on LMU’s National Alumni Association Board.