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Superintendent awarded doctorate
San Jacinto News- Times

COLDSPRING -- Coldspring- Oakhurst Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent LaTonya Goffney has been awarded a doctorate of educational leadership by Sam Houston State University, announces Fred Taylor, president of the COCISD board of trustees. Taylor said, “We congratulate Dr. Goffney on her achievement. She has overcome many obstacles to succeed and we applaud her. She is academically accomplished and she has proven herself a more than able leader for our school district. We are proud of her scholastic achievement and we are proud that she is COCISD’s superintendent.” Goffney, a Coldspring- Oakhurst High School graduate, was named superintendent in May 2008. She began her career here in 1999 as an eighth grade language arts teacher and went on to serve as Lincoln Junior High assistant principal, Coldspring Intermediate School principal, and LJH principal. As part of her doctoral program, Goffney wrote and presented a dissertation entitled: Perceptions of race and gender in the superintendency: A feminist poststructural narrative inquiry of an African American, Hispanic, and White novice female superintendent. In addition to her doctorate, Goffney holds a Master of Education degree in Educational Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in History and a minor in English. All degrees are from SHSU. Goffney has also attended the Texas Association of School Administrators 2008-2009 First Time Superintendents’ Academy and the Lamar University 2010-2011 Superintendents’ Academy. She is married to Joseph Goffney, a COHS history teacher. They have two children, Joseph, Jr., 11, and Joslyn, 7.


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