I’m Emily Goodwin, the instructional designer, at Bridgewater College and here is a little bit of information about me. I grew up on a pure bred Angus farm not far from Bridgewater College in Augusta County. I graduated from James Madison University in December, 2003, with an undergraduate degree with a major in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies with a concentration in Math and Science and a minor in Elementary Education. As I was completing my student teaching in Kindergarten and Third grade at Beverley Manor Elementary School, I was hired as an instructional assistant. I worked with Kindergarten through Third grade while I was an instructional assistant. Later that school year, I was hired as a long-term sub in Kindergarten to finished out the year. During the summer of 2004, I was hired as a Kindergarten teacher at Beverley Manor Elementary School. At Beverley Manor, I taught Kindergarten for 3 years, looped with a class and taught First grade for one year, and then taught Third grade for six years. After a few years of teaching, I decided to go back to college and get my Masters degree. While I was teaching Third grade, I attended Virginia Tech and in December, 2012, received a Masters in Curriculum and Instructional Design with an emphasis in Instructional Technology. At the end of June 2014, I started working here at Bridgewater College in IT Center as an Instructional Technologist. During 2020, my title was changed to Director of Instructional Design.
I live in Staunton with my husband Ben, and our two daughters Whitney and Lucinda. Our family loves to get away to the beach whenever we need a break. Reading is a favorite pastime for me. So if you know of any good books, let me know!
I’m Melanie, the Instructional Media Specialist! I graduated from BC not once, but twice! The first time was in 2019 where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Art and Communication, Technology, and Culture. I also have a minor in Theatre and a dual concentration in Digital Media and Multimedia Authoring. In 2020, I graduated with my Master’s of Art in Digital Media Strategy as a member of the first MDMS cohort. As a fun fact, I am also the first person on both sides of family to have a Master’s degree!
During my time at Bridgewater, the IT Center has been family to me. I started in the IT Center as a Digital Scholarship Guru in the Spring of 2018, became one of the Coordinators of the program during the summer of 2019, and in July 2020 I became a full-time remote staff member.
Currently, I am living in Hanover, PA with my boyfriend, Zach, and our two dogs, Jess and Bella Bean. They were both adopted during the pandemic.
Schedule a virtual meeting with me here: https://go.oncehub.com/mtutin2