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goinsPam Goins

Director of Education Policy
CSG - Education
(859) 244-8142


Pam Goins has been with CSG since 2005. In her current role, she has led implementation of the Common Core State Standards Policy Initiative educating state and local policymakers on the national effort for states to adopt common English language arts and mathematics academic standards. She also led a six-state effort to reduce childhood obesity through policymaking through a project with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Prior to joining CSG, Goins served as a program consultant for the Kentucky Department of Education for 11 years, serving in a regulatory and policy compliance capacity. She also was associate director for KYCID, a statewide center working with 176 local school districts in Kentucky on positive behavior supports for students.
Goins holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Eastern Kentucky University and a master’s degree in education from the University of Kentucky.


Areas of expertise
  1. Increasing student achievement in K-12 setting
  2. Bullying prevention
  3. Leadership development
  4. College access and success