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Tim was raised in the Danville/Burlington area. He graduated from Burlington High School and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education as well as his Master’s Degree in Sport Management from Western Illinois University. Goodwin started his career as a Marketing Assistant with the Boston Celtics and went on to become a Community Relations Manager for the New York Knicks. He later decided what he really wanted to do was teach, and went back to school to obtain his teaching licensure.

For five years he taught high school physical education and was the head baseball coach as well as the head girl’s basketball coach at Williamsburg High School in Williamsburg, Iowa. During that time, he completed his administrative degree and was hired as the Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at Muscatine High School in Muscatine, Iowa. He worked in Muscatine for eight years before becoming the Associate Principal and Athletic Director at Burlington High School. After that he was the Director of Human Resources for the Burlington Community School District. During his years as an administrator, Goodwin decided once again to further his education and earned his superintendents licensure from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. He currently works in the private business sector as the Director of Administration and Development for WW Transport, Inc. a locally owned trucking company in West Burlington.

As a lifelong learner who values education and has worked in several different positions within the school system, Goodwin will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Legislature. “I’m passionate about improving education in the state,” said Goodwin. “We need to offer flexibility for school districts, innovation for teachers, accountability for parents, and protection for taxpayers. I’d also like to help promote more economic growth in southeast Iowa and reduce the tax burden on individuals and small businesses.”

Goodwin and his wife, Tina, belong to the First United Methodist Church in Burlington, and he is also a Board Member for the Burlington Area Crime Stoppers as well as a member of the Burlington YMCA. Together they have three children. Tina’s daughter, Natalie, is a high school senior, while her son, Nate, is an eighth grader and Tim’s daughter, Carly, is in sixth grade.