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Miss Goulet “Graduates” from Coronado High

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Posted: Friday, May 30, 2014 4:51 pm

Physics teacher leaves CHS after one year.

If you’ve taken regular-level physics this year, then you’ve been privileged enough to have Lindsay Goulet as your teacher. Sarcastic, motivating, and involved, Miss Goulet, or Miss G., as she’s called more casually called by her students, has brought liveliness and humor into her physics classroom and changed students’ perspective on science (among some other things). But alas, the academic year cannot last forever and as another year draws to a close, so must Goulet’s short time at Coronado High.

Goulet, who grew up just across the bridge in National City and graduated from San Diego State University, was offered a job at Coronado High last August. As the 2013-14 school year began, so did her teaching career. “That’s actually kind of a secret”, Goulet said. “This year is my first as a teacher, so I was pretty nervous.”

Goulet had a tough act to follow in the physics department. Mr. Bucko, the much-loved previous physics teacher had just left on a one-year sabbatical. “The first thing that CHS administrators told me when I was interviewing for this job was how great Mr. Bucko was”, said Goulet, “I was kind of worried that the students wouldn’t get over the fact that I wasn’t the cool physics teacher they’d heard about.”

Her worries about living up to her predecessor were in vain. Goulet’s students are eager to spend an hour under her tutelage every day. “There honestly isn’t a day that goes by where Miss G. doesn’t make us laugh in some way or another,” said Franchesca Edhlund, Junior at CHS. “On top of her humor, she really keeps us interested in physics.” The feeling is clearly mutual between Goulet and her students. “I’m so happy I was able to spend my first year teaching in such an enthusiastic environment,” Goulet said. “In the morning, I come to to work, and I’m just like, yes, I get to work here.”

Goulet is on to new horizons after her time at Coronado ends this June. Over the summer, she plans to look for work locally just as she did last summer, and doubtlessly, she will go on to spread enthusiasm about physics to another San Diego school this coming fall.

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