Lindsay Goulet is a physics teacher at Coronado High School. She grew up just over the bridge in National City and attended Sweetwater High School, eventually earning her undergraduate degree and teaching credential from San Diego State University in 2012.
Upon her graduation from SDSU, Goulet taught in the San Diego Unified School District. “Unfortunately, they didn’t have the need for a physics teacher this year,” she said. “Over the summer, I looked for work and applied to teach at a few schools, and Coronado was the first one to get back to me.” She went through the stringent application process, which included a trial lesson and an interview by a panel featuring educators and administrators, and was offered a one-year contract to fill the position of physics teacher David Bucko while he took leave.
“I love the enthusiasm here at CHS,” said Goulet. “I’m lucky to be able to come to work every morning and be thankful that I get to see my students again.” Her students are equally glad to have her in the classroom. CHS junior Molly Keith is eager to report to Ms. Goulet’s room every day. “Ms. Goulet is really supportive and the atmosphere of her classroom makes me so excited to learn physics.” Goulet keeps her students engaged in the material with fun labs and creative projects. Keith says that her favorite classroom activity this year was a lab in which students used limited supplies of tape, string and straws to design the most effective bridges.
“My main hobby is grading!” joked Goulet, who spends countless hours correcting papers and adjusting her curriculum to keep up with new standards. In her free time, she enjoys relaxing and watching television. After David Bucko returns to his former post in the fall of this year, Goulet plans to continue searching for a position teaching high school science.