Degrees and Certifications:
National Board Certified Teacher - Early Adolescent Social Studies 2021 NCSAR Middle School American History Teacher of the Year Bachelor of Science in American History; Minor in Political Science - Western Carolina University Master of Arts in Teaching Social Studies - The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Mr. Jerry Goodnight
CANVAS is the learning system we will use - all course materials and information can be found there!
My name is Jerry Goodnight, and I feel blessed to be your teacher this year!This is my 7th year teaching, and my 6th year at Winkler and I'm so excited that you and I will share our classroom this year! I have a passion for teaching American History, especially through historical inquiry, and love teaching middle school!
I focus on making my classroom inclusive, rigorous, and enjoyable, and do this through a focus on social and educational equity and community. This class is not easy, but it will be fun (I promise)! You will work hard, laugh, gain skills that will be applicable to the rest of your life, and will learn a couple of life lessons along the way. I'm so happy we get to share this school year together!
A little about me outside of the Social Studies classroom: I am the Assistant Band Director for the Jay M. Robinson Marching Band, and am an avid disc golfer and active trumpet player. I am an enormous Carolina Panthers and Tarheels fan, and often go to home games with my family, which includes my wife Katherine, our son Jack, and our dogs, Moo and Deacon!
“We all have a little bit of “I want to save the world” in us. That’s why we’re in school – to learn how to save the world. I want you to know that it’s okay if you only save one person, and that it’s okay if that person is you.”
Progress Reports and Report Cards PowerSchool Parent Portal: All families have online access to PowerSchool.
The user name and password have remained the same throughout your child's time in Cabarrus County Schools.
For the mobile app, the Cabarrus County code is HXBT. This program allows families to access grades throughout the year as they are posted in the online gradebook. Printed copies of progress reports and report cards will no longer be sent home.
To receive another copy of this information, please contact Mrs. Shealy: Penelope.Shealy@Cabarrus.k12.nc.us