Professor Goodman comes to Valencia with both Industry and teaching experience.
She graduated with an MBA from FIU in Hospitality Management and started her career with Marriott Hotels. In her 22 years with Marriott, she worked in various roles in five states and in 12 Hotels, and was a General Manager for 13 of those 22 years.
She left Marriott to create the current NAF Academy for Hospitality for OCPS in 2010 and has been a full time faculty here at Valencia since 2016.
Ms. Goodman is known for developing her students to be effective leaders in the Industry and she has a strong focus on the Community. Ms. Goodman partners with various non profits for collaborative class projects for her students and is on the board for the Bridges of Light Foundation.