Rocky Mount native earns STEM honor


Bill Goodwyn


From Contributed Reports

Friday, May 20, 2016

Bill Goodwyn, the Twin Counties native who is president and CEO of Discovery Education, has been named one of the top “100 CEO Leaders in STEM” by STEMconnector.

Goodwyn’s selection was based on his “unique perspective on the issues facing America’s STEM workforce” and leadership of a mission-based education company whose work will “definitely help drive the discourse going forward,” a release says.

“I am honored to be named by STEMconnector as a CEO leader in STEM,” Goodwyn said in the release. “However, the real recognition should be given to the classroom educators who each day are working hard to prepare their students for success beyond the classroom with engaging, exciting STEM lessons.”

Among his achievements in the field cited in the release are development and implementation of digital textbooks, creation of strategic alliances with Fortune 500 companies, foundations and associations supporting public education STEM initiatives and launch of a new suite of professional development services supporting STEM education.

Discovery Education is a leader in providing digital content for kindergarten through 12th-grade classes. It serves more than 3 million educators and 30 million students.

Born in Rocky Mount, Goodwyn graduated from Tarboro High School and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. His office is in Charlotte.