Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

Our teachers blend the highest standards in early childhood development with nurturing care.

Erika & Talbert , Owners Erika came to Atlanta from Cincinnati, OH, to pursue an electrical engineering degree from Georgia Tech. After graduating, she was employed by a Fortune 100 company for 10+ years in various roles of increasing responsibility and leadership. Erika also has three US patents credited to her name. Later, she earned an MBA from Emory University.

Talbert is from Buffalo, NY, and is the youngest of three. He has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Morgan University, and with 24 years of experience leading and managing in Fortune 100 companies. Talbert is also a graduate of GE's technical leadership program.

Erika and Talbert opened their first Goddard School in 2008 where they have graduated both of their own children. Their goal for the school is to create a lifelong love of learning because they truly feel that this is the foundation for academic success. Erika and Talbert also hope that their families make a few friends along the way!

Erika & Talbert

Ms TerryLynn, Director Terrylynn, originally from Guatemala and raised in Erie, PA, came to Atlanta, GA to attend seminary. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Oberlin College and a graduate degree, Master of Divinity, from Emory University. Terrylynn brings to The Goddard School community over 25 years of preschool experience where she has served families in reputable brand preschools as a Director in Brookhaven, Sandy Springs and Midtown.

Terrylynn now lives in Midtown with her husband of 13 years, John. When not at the School, she enjoys running, kickboxing and reading. Her favorite children’s book is “The Missing Piece” by Shel Silverstein. She is excited to grow with the School and continue to deliver the best possible preschool experience for the entire Goddard School community.

Ms TerryLynn

Ms Ashley, Assistant Director Ashley, our Quality Assurance Coordinator, is originally from Chicago, IL, and has been living in Atlanta since she was 16. She attended the Art Institute of Atlanta where she studied Business. Ashley has worked in the child care industry for 13 years. Within the industry, she has experience as a kindergarten teacher, Curriculum Coordinator, and office manager. She loves working with children and also loves their big imaginations and how curious they are.

Ms Ashley

Ms Brittany , Lead Teacher Brittany is an Atlanta native and has a Bachelor's in Educational/Developmental Psychology. She also has an Associate's in Early Childhood Education and has been working with young learners since 2010. She enjoys watching children learn, grow and seeing them achieve the "impossible." Brittany also loves watching children master new tasks. Her favorite children's book is "Where the Wild Things Are", and she enjoys cooking. Brittany is excited to greet your child each day!

Ms Brittany

Ms Jasmine, Lead Teacher Jasmine is a native of Oakland, CA, and has a Child Development Associate's Degree along with 15 units in Early Childhood Development. She has been working with young learners since 2008, and Jasmine's favorite children's book is "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats. She loves creating fun activities that make her children smile! In her spare time, Jasmine enjoys baking and coloring. Ms. Jasmine loves coming up with new projects that can be fun while also teaching the children new things in the process!

Ms Jasmine

Ms Alicia, Lead Teacher Alicia is originally from Wilmington, NC, and has a Bachelors in Psychology and Early Childhood Credentials. After eight years of working with children, her favorite thing about them is being able to learn from them as well as the feeling of being valuable in their learning experience. Alicia's favorite children's book is "My Lucky Day." Ms. Alicia loves to sing songs that make her children smile!

Ms Alicia

Ms Jireh, Lead Teacher Ms. Jireh is an Atlanta native and has a Technical Certificate of Credit in Early Childhood Education. In her spare time, Ms. Jireh likes to shop and travel. Her favorite children's book is "Pete the Cat". Ms. Jireh has been working with young learners since 2014, and she loves to see them learn through play. She also loves ensuring that her children develop into life-long learners. Ms. Jireh's classroom is full of smiles and curious minds who love to learn!

Ms Jireh

Yolanda, Lead Teacher Ms. Yolanda is an Atlanta native and attended Atlanta Metro College. She has been working with children since 1998, and her favorite children’s author is Dr. Seuss. Ms. Yolanda loves the excitement in a child’s eyes when they achieve something. She also really enjoys being a part of a child’s learning environment!


Ms Jessica, Lead Teacher Jessica is from Dothan, Alabama, and has been working with children since 2015. She loves seeing them understand and grasp a concept for the first time. She also enjoys watching them grow and learn. Jessica's favorite children's book is "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly". In her spare time, Ms. Jessica likes baking, board games, and cats.

Ms Jessica

Ms Arlene, Lead Teacher Arlene was born in Philadelphia, PA and is the oldest of five. She was raised in Puerto Rico and moved to Miami, FL, in 2011 where she obtained a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked in special education, ESOL, and as a Pre-K teacher for the last four years. She enjoys being a part of a child’s development and providing them with the correct tools. She also loves that she gets spend her day surrounded by laughs, giggles, and children at play.

Ms Arlene

Charity, Assistant Teacher Ms. Charity is a Decatur native and attended Georgia Gwinnett College. She began working with children in 2015. Ms. Charity loves to learn from her students—they teach her something every day. In her spare time, Ms. Charity likes to travel and hang out with her friends.


Ms Ciera, Assistant Teacher Ms. Ciera is from Kalamazoo, Michigan, and she has been working with children since 2006. Her favorite children's book is "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom", and Ms. Ciera loves being a terrific leader for all of her young learners. Her favorite saying is "Teamwork makes the dream work". Your child's face is sure to light up with joy when they walk into Ms. Ciera's classroom!

Ms Ciera

Ms Sarah, Assistant Teacher Ms. Sarah is a Pfafftown, NC, native, and she attended Western Carolina University. She has been working with young learners since 2012 and she loves to be there when they experience that "aha!" moment. Ms. Sarah also enjoys learning the world through her children's eyes. Her favorite children's book is "The Little Engine that Could". In her spare time, Ms. Sarah enjoys traveling.

Ms Sarah

Ms Casey, Assistant Teacher Casey is from Smyrna, GA, and has been working with young learners since 2012. Ms. Casey attended Kennesaw State University. She loves to see her children grow and learn. She also enjoys their unconditional love and energy. Casey's favorite children's book is "Where the Wild Things Are". In her spare time, she enjoys theatre, dance, music, and soccer. Ms. Casey loves to get her classroom excited about learning!

Ms Casey

Ms Christina, Assistant Teacher Christina is from Philadelphia, PA and has enjoyed teaching children since 2015 at The Goddard School and in Bangkok, Thailand. She loves having the ability to help children develop at a young age. She also enjoys helping them learn and understand who they are in a fun and enjoyable environment. The fun learning experience is very evident in Christina's classroom!

Ms Christina

Ms Huzan, Assistant Teacher Huzan is originally from Kurdistan and is the youngest of five girls. She has enjoyed the early childhood education field since 2015. Huzan loves the relationship she forms with each individual child as she gets to know them and watches them grow and develop. She also enjoys witnessing how the young learners start to communicate. In her spare time, Huzan likes to shop, travel, and read. She is sure to offer a kind smile each day!

Ms Huzan

Ms Pooja, Assistant Teacher Pooja is from Atlanta, Georgia and has over 3 years of experience with children. Her favorite things about them is being able to share knowledge and comfort while showing them how you can make learning fun. Pooja's favorite kid's book is "Where the Wild Things Are". Ms. Pooja loves circle time and being able to interact with all of her young learners one on one! You can see evidence of learning all throughout her classroom!

Ms Pooja

Ms Kimberly, Assistant Teacher Ms. Kimberly is originally from Manassas, Virginia, and she loves to read and give back to her community! She has an Early Childhood Education Diploma, as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Human Relation Counseling. Ms Kimberly is now in pursuit of her Master's Degree. Her favorite children's book is "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". Ms. Kimberly loves to see children grow and learn new things. Ms. Kimberly's classroom is full of little explorers!

Ms Kimberly

Ms Brionna, Assistant Teacher Brionna is an Atlanta native and has been working with children since 2011. She also has an Associate's in Child Development. She loves to teach because children's brains are like sponges and it is important to her to fill them with knowledge, courage, and love. She loves the opportunity to be able to inspire and guide young learners. Her favorite children's book is "The Rainbow Fish". In her spare time, Brionna enjoys shopping. Ms. Brionna has a love of learning that you will see translate into the classroom, often through creative art!

Ms Brionna

Ms Alana, Resource Alana is from Lancaster, PA, and is a senior at Georgia State University. She loves having a part in developing and inspiring the lives and minds of the next generation. Her favorite part about teaching is interacting with the children and seeing the joy in their eyes when learning new concepts. You will see Ms. Alana always engaged and interacting with her young learners!

Ms Alana

Ms Jordan, Resource Jordan is a New Orleans native and has a BA from Wofford College.She is actively pursuing a Master's in Art of Teaching from Mercer University. Jordan has always had a passion for working with children, and she loves interacting with them and making them feel loved. Working with children makes Jordan feel like she is fulfilling her purpose and making a difference. Ms. Jordan is full of smiles and encouraging words!

Ms Jordan

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