Eric Gowdin

Eric Godwin

Author and Educator

Eric Godwin is a native of Dunn, North Carolina, currently residing in Manassas, Virginia, with his wife, Channing Godwin, their son, Smith Godwin, their cat Abby and dog Beau. He is a 2007 graduate of Midway High School, where his passion for agricultural education and FFA began. He graduated from the University of Mount Olive in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriscience Education and graduated with his Master of Science degree in Agricultural Education from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in 2014. He currently teaches science at Grace E. Metz Middle School.

When he’s not working, Eric roots for his Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, Washington Nationals, and Carolina Hurricanes as an avid sports fan.

He enjoys traveling with his wife, spending time with family and friends, hunting, fishing, and vacationing at the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

The Career Classroom Podcast

Have you ever thought about a specific career, but never knew what kind of education or skills are needed for that career? What about the details that they do not tell you about that specific career while you are enrolled in school? Well The Career Classroom Podcast is a platform for any young adult or individuals who are interested in exploring various careers. The Career Classroom's engaging guests will explain their paths to their successful careers and tell you the details that you can not get from a book!

  • American FFA Degree (2009)
  • WITN Teacher of the Week (2013)
  • Honorary State FFA Degree (2014)
  • National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy (2015)
  • North Carolina Agriculture Teachers Association (NCATA) Northeast Region Agriculture Teacher of the Year (2018)
  • Grace E. Metz Middle School Golden Horseshoe Award (2019)
  • Grace E. Metz Middle School Apple Award (Spring 2020)
  • Grace E. Metz Middle School G.R.A.C.E. Award (2020)
  • Manassas City Public Schools Outstanding Secondary Mentor of the Year (2019-2020)
  • Manassas City Public Schools Leadership Academy (2020-2021)