Katherine Chan Goodwin, veteran community volunteer, 30-year resident of Plano, and entrepreneur, filed the necessary papers for her candidacy for Plano ISD School Board, Place 4. Goodwin says she is focused on maximizing the future potential of every Plano ISD student.

Over the past 21 years, Goodwin served on the Executive Board of every Plano ISD PTA/PTSA/PTO at schools that her children attended. She volunteered, and held various positions, multiple times, including President, Treasurer, VP Membership, VP Ways and Means, and on the Audit and Nominating committees. Goodwin is the proud recipient of the Texas PTA Lifetime Membership Award.

Additionally, Ms. Goodwin has served as Treasurer multiple years for the Young Mens’ Service League, Wildcat Chapter, Plano Senior High School Wildcat Battalion JROTC Booster Club, and Plano Future Farmers of America Buyers Club. She is currently a member of the City of Plano Senior Advisory Board, and is also certified as a Long-Term Care Ombudsman for residents of assisted living and nursing facilities.

Read more: How two moms are raising dyslexia awareness in Collin County 

Ms. Goodwin’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of California, and a Master’s degree in Dispute Resolution from Southern Methodist University. Following her career at EDS Corporation, she founded and served as CEO of her own commercial real estate company.

Goodwin understands the value of education in driving a bright future. She says, “When my father came to this country, he could barely speak English. With hard work and perseverance, he earned a Master’s degree and Ph.D., and went on do research at the USDA for almost 40 years. Education was the key to his success – essential to our family’s success. Every child deserves our investment in their opportunity to reach their full potential.”

Aayushi Pramanik

Aayushi Pramanik is a student at Williams College. When not working or studying economics and math, she enjoys dancing, singing, and taking countless photos with her camera.