Catherine M. Goins

Assistant Superintendent,

Early Education


​Catherine M. Goins has over 25 years of experience with private, non-profit and publically funded early education programs. Ms. Goins is currently Assistant Superintendent, Early Education & Administration, for the Placer County Office of Education and is an adjunct faculty member at Sierra College. Prior to coming to PCOE, she managed early childhood programs at Sacramento Employment & Training Agency Head Start, a $47 million program serving 5,000 children.  Ms. Goins’ areas of expertise include early childhood program administration, human resources management, and multicultural/diversity education.

An active volunteer and advocate for children, Ms. Goins serves  President for the statewide Child Development Policy Institute and is Chair of the Sierra College Early Childhood Education Advisory Committee.  A former Chair of the First 5 Placer Children and Families Commission,  Ms. Goins was named Sacramento County Child Care Provider of the Year in 1999 and in 2003, she was honored as the Educator of the Year from the CSUS College of Education. Ms. Goins holds a B.A. degree in Child Development from CSUS, an M.A. in Human Development/Leadership in Education & Human Services from Pacific Oaks College and a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of San Francisco.