Meet the Trainers

KMIC Trainers bring a wealth of experience in the field of mentoring and new teacher training.

Sherry Goodvin

Dr. Sherry Goodvin, Director & Trainer

Dr. Goodvin brings over 30 years of experience as a teacher, mentor and administrator to her role as the Director of the Kansas Mentor and Induction Center (KMIC).  Dedicated to supporting early career teachers in a variety of contexts, she applies her expertise in online mentoring and program administration to develop and deliver mentor training to over 300 teacher leaders and success coaches across Kansas.  In addition to her role with KMIC, she has been a faculty member in the School of Education at Wichita State University since 2010 and has taught in the Teacher Apprentice Program since 2017.


Erin Nichols

Erin Nichols, Trainer

Ms. Erin Nichols is a teacher at El Dorado Middle School, she previously taught English Language Arts and History, but is currently theTitle I Interventionist. She also taught at Wichita USD 259 for 17 years where she taught both elementary and middle school students, was a literacy coach, and as a full release new teacher mentor. In addition to her work at El Dorado, she adjuncts in the WSU TAP Program as a success coach and instructor.  She has been a trainer with KMIC since its beginning. She has mentored more than 80 teachers and provides a passionate approach to her work. She lives with her husband, Jason, and has two daughters. Madeline and Riley. They spend the majority of their free time at sporting events.


Howard Pitler

Dr. Howard Pitler, Trainer

Dr. Pitler. is an international speaker, coach, and facilitator with a passion for improving education for all learners. He also teaches online courses for Wichita State University and Emporia State University and brings over 40 years of successful experience in education to the table. He was the Executive Director and Chief Program Office for McREL International from 2003 to 2015. Prior to working at McREL, Dr. Pitler spent 29 years in K-12 education as a teacher, assistant principal, elementary school principal, and middle school principal in Wichita, Kansas. Under his leadership, his elementary school was featured as an innovative program by WIRED Magazine, recognized as one of the Top 100 Schools in America by Redbook Magazine, and named an Apple Distinguished Program.