Mr. Goldfine

Mr. Goldfine received his master’s degree from Middlebury College after earning his undergraduate in elementary education from Penn State University. He has been teaching for 32years and has a passion for fighting cliche and teaching his students to do so as well. Mr. Goldfine spent three years teaching at Lock Haven High School and 29 years teaching at State High.

Best part about being a teacher: “I really like impacting kids, education has given me a better life and made me richer by improving other’s lives. Education improves the quality of life and improves emotional intelligence.”

Best memory as a teacher: “No memory stands out, some students appreciate and “jive” with what I am doing and it sticks and is powerful. When it works, it’s a beautiful thing.”

Best family memory: “Going out early in the morning at Black Moshannon dam by a stream and having eggs and sausage for a breakfast picnic in the snow with my daughters.”  

Interesting fact about you: “I love my napoleon complex, it makes me feisty and aggressive”

What do you do in your down time: “Watch a lot of “stupid” sports and I cook like a mad man, more than makes logical sense.”

What is your favorite unit to teach: “First nine weeks using poetry to promote creativity, emotional intelligence and risk taking. Writing with a deep sense of audience. Helping kids expand their sense of self.”

Favorite childhood memory: “Being loved by my mother.”

Favorite color: Purple

Favorite food: Vietnam bánh mi sandwich

Favorite Song: “Hallelujah” -Leonard Cohen

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