Mr. C. Gooden


My name is Christopher Gooden, and I am excited to be at Santa Maria with great students, staff and families.  I am originally from Berea, Ohio, and moved to the Valley 18 years ago.  I am in my 22nd year in education as a teacher, coach and administrator.  As an English teacher, I felt success was helping students to get better at writing and speaking what they have in their heads.  As an administrator, success is helping students to find the value in education and how that will prepare them for college, career and life.  Mucho gusto.