Jenny Goodrich, B.S.

Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities
Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-456-4738
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Last Updated: June 04, 2010

Jenny Goodrich

Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Facilitator, Sentinel Project / Consumer Advisory Council
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
Education: General
AUCD Council Membership: Council on Community Advocacy



Jenny A. Goodrich




National Certificate of Achievement in Employment Services, 2007

RI Elementary/ Special Education recertification, expected 2009




Rhode Island College, Providence, RI    1999- 2004

Bachelor of Science, Elementary / Special Education, June 2004


Student Teaching


Greenbush Elementary School, West Warwick, RI Spring 2004

3rd Grade

        Planned and implemented lessons in all subject areas.

       Presented a thematic unit on the Washington D.C. which utilized a KWL Chart, cooperative learning, and concepts of reading, writing, and mathematics. 

        Made appropriate accommodations and modifications for students with disabilities.

        Assisted cooperating teacher in parent-conferences.

       Documented student attendance, lunch orders, and grades.


Resource Room

1st - 3rd Grade

        Planned and presented 1:1 and small group lessons in reading, writing, and mathematics. 

       Presented a 1:1 unit on route counting to a student with a moderate developmental disability.  By unit's end, the student could count from 1-15. 

        Actively participated in faculty meetings regarding curriculum design.


Paid Experience

Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, Providence, RI   2005 - Present

Sentinel Project Facilitator                  


        Plan and execute 6 committee meetings and 6 public forums per year.

       Facilitate constructive conversation among individuals with disabilities and family members.

       Conduct an annual survey with individuals and family member

       Report all outcomes to the director of the Center.


Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative,  Providence, RI  2004 - 2008

Children's Teacher


       Planned and implemented literacy lessons for students 3-12 years old.

      Collaborated with lead teacher to plan and implement family activities.

         Created materials and experiences to increase parents' comfort in communicating child's school and teacher.

        Connected families to other library, school, and community programs.

        Assisted with office duties, as needed.


Rhode Island College Cooperative Preschool, Providence, RI   1999 - 2003

Childcare Worker


       Assisted head teacher in maintaining classroom routine and discipline.

       Encouraged children to actively participate in all classroom activities.    


Volunteer Experience

Rhode Island Youth Leadership Forum, August 2001- Present

Counselor / Social Coordinator


         Implement curriculum that encourages self-discovery, assertiveness, and   self-advocacy in students with disabilities ages 16-18. 

•         Facilitate constructive conversation amongst youth. 

        Make suggestions to the board of directors improve the forum. 

        Plan and execute at least 2 reunions per year