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Christopher Goins

Christopher Goins

Principal, Butler College Prep

F. Christopher Goins is the Founding Principal of Butler College Prep. He is a passionate advocate for racial equity in education and has dedicated his professional career to closing the opportunity gap. Goins has led Butler since it opened in 2013. A native of Greensboro, NC, a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (B.S. History/Secondary Education) and the University of Cincinnati (Masters of Urban Educational Leadership). In 2006, Goins was the youngest person selected to be Guilford County School’s Teacher of the Year for his work as a Civics and AP Government and Politics teacher at James B. Dudley High School. Goins received the 2015 Mayor Rahm Emmanuel’s Principal Achievement Award and Butler College Prep was highlighted as the highest performing high school, that serves African American students, in the city. In 2016, Chicago Magazine ranked Butler as the Top Charter High School in the city of Chicago. Goins, is a 2016 Surge Fellow, the key initiative of the Surge Institute.