LATONYA M. GOFFNEY
Superintendent, Aldine Independent School District
Dr. LaTonya M. Goffney serves as superintendent of schools for the Aldine Independent School District (ISD) in Texas. The district has more than 67,000 students and 9,000 employees.
Under her leadership, Aldine ISD moved from a C-rated school district to a B. The district’s five-year strategic plan is designed to dramatically increase access to highly-rated schools, school options, and opportunities that prepare students for the future. Goffney and her team have created new initiatives focused on early childhood education, dual language, and rigorous instruction and support for teachers and principals. Since joining the district, she has expanded opportunities for students to earn a college degree and graduate career ready by opening the Rose Avalos P-TECH School and supporting its partnership with EMERGE Fellowship.
Goffney began her career as a language arts teacher in Coldspring-Oakhurst County ISD. She went on to serve as assistant principal and principal in that district before being named superintendent. In 2013, Goffney became superintendent of Lufkin ISD. There, she created initiatives to support teachers through the development of a professional learning academy. In addition, she helped establish several community cooperatives, including the district’s first education foundation.
Goffney was named Superintendent of the Year by the Texas Association of School Boards and was selected by the Texas Association of School Administrators as the state’s nominee for the 2018 American Association of School Administrators National Superintendent of the Year Award.
A native of Coldspring, Texas, Goffney is a graduate of Sam Houston State University, where she earned her bachelor’s in history, a master’s in educational administration, and a doctorate in educational leadership. Goffney is a member of the Chiefs for Change Board of Directors.