Sarah Goodman

Sarah Goodman

Gray Fellow 2023 to 2024


Sarah is the proud founding principal of Hunter’s Point Community Middle School in Long Island City, Queens. The incredible staff lead diverse and inclusive classrooms using a project based and data driven approach. The strong school culture and rigorous academics at HPCMS consistently lead to performance that goes beyond predicted test results, attendance, and survey results creating a sought after public school option within the NYC DOE system.

Sarah Goodman is a product of public schools, a mother of two NYC DOE students, and married the English teacher she met across the hall during her first year teaching. She received an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies and a Biology Teaching certification from Brown University. Her graduate work in education took place at Lesley University, Baruch University, and Bank Street College.

She began her career as a middle school science and math teacher in New York City in 1996 obsessed with getting students to learn on the shores of the Hudson and East Rivers. She has also been a teacher coach, leadership consultant, and Quality Review Director. She is a member of a variety of leadership advisory groups and an Adjunct Professor within the teacher preparation program at the American Museum of Natural History.