Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Mrs Farah, Owner Farah Khani is the owner and operator of The Goddard School in Woodstock. While searching for the right preschool for her daughters she was introduced to The Goddard School. From that moment she knew that owning her own Goddard School would be the perfect opportunity to make a difference.

Mrs Farah

Mrs Ami, Director My name is Ami and I am so excited to be the director of The Goddard School in Woodstock. I have 17 years of experience in child care with the last 3 years at a Goddard School. I hold a Master’s degree in Psychology: Child and Adolescent Development. I enjoy working with the children and being able to serve as a mentor to the teachers.
I am a native of Georgia and currently reside in Dallas, Georgia. I have two wonderful children. My
daughter is a freshman in high school and my son is currently a Pre-k student at The Goddard School in Woodstock.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading. My favorite children’s book is “Love You Always” by Robert Munsch.

Mrs Ami

Mrs Laurie, Director • Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education

• Ms. Laurie is our Assistant Director. She is in charge of our Quality Assurance Program which helps us keep all of our classrooms up to the highest Goddard standards. Laurie has over 20 years of experience working with children teaching self-help skills, sign language, and much more! She has worked at CASA for Cobb County Juvenile Court advocating for children in foster care. Ms. Laurie also has three very active boys that keep her very busy. She is a lacrosse and football mom as well as the Booster Club President.

Mrs Laurie

Mrs Giti, Lead Teacher • Pursuing Child Development Associate Credential

• Ms. Giti has worked with infants for more than 15 years. She most enjoys nurturing their development and tending to their needs. Giti’s favorite children’s book is One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as cooking. Giti has one daughter who is very active in her school.

Mrs Giti

Katie, Lead Teacher I have worked in child care for 18 years and I love every minute of working with the children. Children are such a joy to work with. I hold a TCC from Chattahoochee Tech in Early Childhood and Development. My favorite children's book is Brown Bear, Brown Bear.

Christina, Lead Teacher Ms. Christina is one of the natives, she was born and grow up in Woodstock/Kennesaw area where she graduated from high school. She moved to Idaho with her husband and recently moved back to Woodstock. She holds an associate degree in Early Childhood Education from Chattahoochee Technical College. Christina is a proud mother of little girl and enjoys spending time with her baby.

Ms Julianne, Lead Teacher Ms. Julie - our preschool teacher

Mrs Agretta, Lead Teacher • Child Development Associate Credential

• Ms. Gretta has been in the field of early childhood education for more than 16 years. Her favorite thing about working with children is their love of learning. Ms. Gretta’s favorite children’s book is The Giving Tree because of the character’s willingness to give up everything for the boy he loves. Gretta is married to her husband Ralph and has three children: Sarita, Nicole, & Jeremy. She has three grandchildren: Joel, Desmond, and Angelina.

Mrs Agretta

Ms Megan, Lead Teacher • Bachelor of Science in Education

• Ms. Megan has been teaching young children for ten years. Her favorite thing about working with children is watching them explain something to a friend. Megan loves the children’s author Mo Williams. She enjoys karaoke and just having fun!

Ms Megan

Mrs Emilia, Assistant Teacher • Masters in Elementary Education

• Ms. Emilia has been teaching for more than 15 years. She came to the U.S. from Bulgaria where she taught elementary school. Emilia loves children’s books and enjoys reading to the children. She also enjoys singing with them. Emilia is married with one son who is a football and basketball player. She enjoys watching different kinds of sporting events.

Mrs Emilia

Mrs Mona, Assistant Teacher
Ms. Mona migrated to US in 2015. She holds a bachelor degree and master's degree from Azad University in Tehran in Science Education. Mona has worked in childcare field for over eight years, she has a passion for children and enjoys watching them grow. Mona has a son who attends kindergarten; she, her husband and family reside in Marietta GA.

Mrs Mona

Ms Sanaz, Assistant Teacher Ms. Sanaz has been living in Georgia since 2013 and have been working with children for over two years now. She loves working with young children and has a passion to teach Art. She wants to become an Art teacher eventually. She is attending Gwinett College to pursue her career in Art Education. Sanaz lives with her mom and dad in Woodstock.

Ms Sanaz

Ms Dominique, Assistant Teacher • Pursuing Child Development Associate Credential
• Dominique has been working with children for more than 8 years. She studied for two years at Chattahoochee Tech. Dominique enjoys children’s outlook on life. She feels that they experience the world very differently than adults. Dominique’s favorite children’s book is The Giving Tree. In her free time, Dominique enjoys spending time with her friends and going on trips.

Ms Dominique

Ms Lily, Assistant Teacher I have been working in early childhood education since 2014. After being raised in Woodstock, GA, I moved to Florida at the age of 15 to live closer to family. I started working in a preschool when I was 17 where I obtained my certification in Early Childhood Education. I moved back to Woodstock shortly after graduating high school. After taking a break from childcare, I came to realize that my passion is working with young children. In early 2017 I joined the Goddard School family as an assistant teacher. My favorite Children's book is "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown. I love arts and crafts and I am always working on a project in my free time.

Ms Lily

Mrs Katie, Assistant Teacher Ms. Katie moved here about ten years ago from Southern California with her husband. She received most of her education in Southern California. She earned her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development from Pine Manor College in Boston. Some of her favorite activities are ice skating and swimming, attending sporting events, and going to the movies.

Mrs Katie

Ms Kimm, Assistant Teacher Ms. Kimm - Private Prek classroom
Ms. Kimm moved from Ohio to Georgia in 2016, she holds a bachelor of Science degree from University of Southern Indiana. Kim taught Kindergarten for 17 years before she moved to Woodstock. Kim loves to teach pre-kindergarten classroom. She is a proud mother of two girls. In her free time she enjoys walking specially when she is walking her dogs.

Ms Kimm

Mrs Jane, Assistant Teacher • Associate’s Degree in Child Development

• Ms. Jane has been a Teacher in Early Childhood Education since 1981. Her favorite thing about working with children is the endless supply of hugs! Ms. Jane lives with her husband Randy, her son Wade, and her daughter Skye. Her favorite book is The Kissing Hand and she enjoys playing Putt Putt Golf and collecting seashells.

Mrs Jane

Mrs Mardi , Resource • Child Development Associate Credential
• Associate in Business Management

• Ms. Mardi is our Chef and Resource Coordinator. She insures that everyone receives nutritious lunches and snacks each day. In addition, Ms. Mardi also orders all of our supplies throughout the school. Ms. Mardi has been working with children for more than 8 years. She enjoys teaching children new things especially using science and crafts. She likes giving parents the security of knowing that their children are happy and safe. Mardi’s favorite children’s books are the Llama Llama series. She has two boys age 8 and 11 who are very active in martial arts, basketball, and music.

Mrs Mardi

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