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MAKING A DIFFERENCE A MAKING career in education A DIFFERENCE Sharon Stubbs Goodman Corsicana High School The new year of 2019 marked the 50th year of Sharon Goodman’s ca- reer in education. She is still making big impacts on students almost daily. The former Sharon Stubbs was a drum major at Corsicana High School, then went on to Navarro College where she was a cheerleader. In college, she was on the student council, and was in a sorority leadership position. In junior high, she became interested in drama, and her love of the stage has continued to this day. At age 16, she had her first job at Daiches Jewelers, and was a gift-wrap- ping clerk. One fall Sharon worked at Collin Street Bakery typing labels for shipping. Her career in education was begun 50 years ago in 1969, when she became a classroom teacher, and continued as such until 1999. Goodman became an administrator in 2000, which she did until 2016. A gig as the media center specialist began in 2017, which she still does today. “She has changed that library out there (at Corsicana High School),” said retired educator Barbara Phillips. “The kids love to come in there. She has a group going on in the mornings that come and have coffee with her — she buys the coffee — and she has a snack drawer, and hundreds of kids know where that snack drawer is and that they can access it.” Phillips said Goodman shows movies at lunch for any kids who stop by, and she loves helping the kids with research. Many kids don’t have a computer or wifi service at home, so Goodman goes in at least an hour early to al- low kids who need to use the computers to do so. Phillips said for many, many years, the library closed five minutes after school let out. But now, if there is a kid in the library working, Goodman will stay there with them as long as they need. She is also the assistant principal at Sam Houston Elementary, and backs up the on-site principal, as well as administering all the testing at Sam Houston. “Sharon is all about the kids,” Phillips said. She and her late husband Ray were active with youth at First Baptist Church years ago, and Goodman now team- teaches in the Senior Adult Sunday School with Phillips. She’s served on many committees at church, is active in the FBC Choir (serving in leadership positions there), and is on the board of the Baptist Student Union at Navarro. She loves working in her yard, and enjoys being outside, mow- ing her own yard. Sharon Goodman has made a big difference in many lives over the last 50 years. Woman of action Lori Haynie Derrick Days, United Way A no-nonsense woman of action, Lori Haynie knows how to get things done. Her 30 years in education, 23 of which were as a classsroom teacher, and seven more as an adminis- trator, allowed her to help children from all walks of life. She herself attended 12 years of grade school without missing a single day! Haynie worked hard to instill the same values in her students, while also admiring their accomplishments and encourag- ing them to reach their full potential. Married for 26 years to Brad Haynie, they are proud parents of Carly, 24. In addition to raising Carly, being an educator and Brad’s wife, Lori has also previously served the commu- nity in these capacities: Hope Center Board, United Way Board (secretary and president), United Way Volunteer of the Year 2016, and was honored to be named both Recipi- ent of the Mark Culwell Award and Districtwide Teacher of the Year. Lori retired after 30 years in education, but you’d hardly know it because she’s still just as busy. Her favorite hob- bies are traveling with Carly and Brad, and playing golf. She is currently President of the Ladies Golf Association, and serves as the Corsicana High School girls’ golf coach, varsity and junior varsity. She’s active in Alpha Rho Or- ganization (teacher sorority) as well as Northside Baptist Church. Lori is President of the Central Texas Teachers Credit Union, and volunteers many hours at the Northside Baptist Church Care Center, which provides food, cloth- ing and furniture to those in need. These days, Lori is gearing up for Derrick Days, the annual oiltown festival held every last weekend in April. Husband Brad served as president for many years, and now that Carey Dean is president, Lori serves as treasurer and runs a very tight ship. “She wasn’t born or raised in Corsicana, but she loves it just the same, and I think my dad gets a little credit for that,” Carly said. “His love and passion for this town is infectious. It’s impossible to be around him all the time, and not love Corsicana too. “On top of her affection for this town, she also has a heart for helping others. She dedicated 30 years of her life to teaching and education, so it only makes sense that helping others has carried over into her retirement. Whether it’s coaching the golf team, or being a part of organizations that give back to the community... she’s all in, 110 percent. But it’s just who she is. She doesn’t do anything half way.” E X P LO R E C O R S I C A N A |   C O R S I C A N A DA I LY S U N | J A N - M A R C H 2 0 1 9 37