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Dr. J.W. Good earns international education award
J.W. Good Georgia College’s Dr. J.W. Good has earned the 2013 Georgia Excellence in Education Award from the world’s largest education community, AdvancED.
The award recognizes leadership in promoting and advancing excellence in education through research, accreditation and professional services.
Good is the first faculty member from Georgia College’s John H. Lounsbury College of Education to receive this award.
“The award emphasizes state impact on K-12 school improvement and accreditation,” said Good, professor of educational leadership. “It is validation from an international organization that works systemically for school improvement and accredits approximately 2,500 Georgia K-12 public and private schools.”
The award is given to an individual in each of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) states for achievements in education.
Good serves as certified national chair and lead evaluator for AdvancED, parent organization of NCA CASI and SACS CASI.
For the past 27 years, he has been involved with school improvement and accreditation.
“As a college professor, he has used the accreditation process and protocol to enhance work of teachers and leaders in school districts throughout Georgia,” said Dr. Mike Bryans, state director of AdvancED for Georgia. “His students also are engaged in relevant, provocative discussions regarding continuous school improvement and how to measure, monitor and advance student performance.”
Good earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Va. He earned a master’s degree in secondary administration from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. He earned a doctorate in education administration and supervision from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va.
He works as a faculty adviser, instructor and performance coach for Georgia College’s educational specialist program in educational leadership.
“Dr. Good is a longtime student of effective, inspired leadership and able to develop these talents among those he teaches,” said Dr. Jane Hinson, dean of the College of Education. “He is an accomplished facilitator of learning communities and has deep understanding of organizational group dynamics.”
Good’s work is known throughout Georgia, the Southeast region and on campus.
“Dr. Good has an extensive body of work with SACS in both accreditation efforts and school improvement,” said Dr. Craig Smith, chair of special education and educational leadership at Georgia College. “He has a reputation for accentuating quality in public schools.”