Miss Wendy and Leslie, Owners Wendy and Leslie come from diverse backgrounds in finance, law and business management. They began their relationship with Goddard when the youngest of Leslie's two children attended The Goddard School in Braintree, MA. It was his love of learning and rock-solid foundation that drove them to pursue a Goddard School of their own.
As a mother and grandmother, Wendy recognizes the importance of a safe and nurturing learning environment. She chose Goddard’s outstanding program and is committed to providing the highest quality preschool experience to the children in this community.
Ms Stephanie, Director I have dedicated twenty years to the care of our world’s most precious commodity, children. I have spent 5 of those years growing with the families here at The Goddard School. I progressed from Teacher, to Assistant Director, to Director. I taught for over 10 years at other centers and ran my own small childcare business for 5 years. I bring relative experience and a profound love for children to the Director’s position. As a mother of 2, I understand and appreciate the meaningful relationship between children and educators.
I am honored to be the Director here at The Goddard School and look forward to personal and professional growth, with enthusiasm. As Director, I will lead the development of our knowledge and practices to build lifelong memories for the wonderful families we serve each day. Children are the future, and assisting in their development is an adventure I look forward to being part of.
Julie, Assistant Director I have worked in the Early Childhood Education for more than fifteen years. I received my degree in Early Childhood Education from Middlesex Community College. I chose this field because educating children early on builds their foundation for life learning. I am very enthusiastic about providing our young with confidence and the diverse learning tools needed for the future.
Since joining the team of professionals here at The Goddard School nearly 5 years ago I have learned the importance of providing a happy, positive environment for the children and working cohesively with the teaching professionals and management to foster the children’s lifetime love of learning. I enjoy implementing the educational program here in Bedford and thrive on my daily interactions with our parents and children. I am delighted to bring my passion for educating our young children into my role as Assistant Director.
Courtney, Lead Teacher I have had the joy of working with infants and toddlers in a variety of settings for several years. I am currently pursuing my degree in Early Childhood Education at Middlesex Community College.
Caring for and teaching young children has always been a passion of mine, as it is truly rewarding to share in the excitement of a child's growth and development.
Since joining the team of teaching professionals here at The Goddard School® I have learned the importance of communication in the education process. My wonderful co-teachers work as a team to make sure that each child reaches his or her full potential and has fun along the way.
Ms Cristin, Lead Teacher I graduated from Bay State College with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. I knew that teaching young children was my calling - the excitement and energy that children bring to the classroom makes every day new and fun!
I enjoy working with young children because I know I can be instrumental in assisting them to develop a love for learning. Each day I look forward to challenging them to achieve developmental goals along the way. When I am not at work I spend all my time with my husband and my little boys, who continually encourage me.
Since joining the team of teaching professionals here at The Goddard School I have learned the importance of meeting the individual needs of the children in my care and the realization that each child is different in so many ways.
Liz, Lead Teacher I hold a Bachelor’s Degree from Salem State in Early Childhood Education. I love working with children because it is such a great feeling knowing they trust me, learn from me and have fun with me. I also love getting the same in return from them!
Since joining the teaching professionals here at The Goddard School® I have learned the importance of establishing a creative environment in the classroom. Children learn so well when they are allowed to thrive in an atmosphere of individual awareness. They are each very unique. The children and I are mutually excited, every day, about making a mess under the guise of learning.
Bridget, Lead Teacher I am currently pursuing my degree in Early Child Growth and Development. I have always had great relationships with children and have a desire to assist them in the growth and learning process.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I most enjoy watching and sharing in the growth and development of my two nephews, the happiness they bring to our family is priceless.
Since joining the team of teaching professionals here at The Goddard School® I have learned the importance of responsibility, compassion and safety for the children and the team of people we work with.
Maribel, Lead Teacher I currently hold an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education at Middlesex Community College and pursuing a Bachelors from Salem State. I decided to pursue a career in early child development because of the excitement I witnessed in my younger siblings as they learned different life skills.
I enjoy seeing the children smile as they incorporate their new skills into real life situations. The looks on their faces are priceless.
Since joining the teaching professionals here at The Goddard School® I have learned the importance of organization and teamwork. With both of these the classroom runs smoothly.
Miss Alyssa, Lead Teacher I have worked with children in a variety of settings for a few years. I am currently attending Middlesex Community College (as a Human Services student) and am licensed by The Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
I grew up in a large family and being around children made me realize I wanted to pursue a career working with them. I strive to be an affirmative role model, making a positive impact on the children I come in contact with.
Since joining the team of teaching professionals here at The Goddard School I have learned the importance of teamwork, patience and compassion.
Jackie, Lead Teacher I hold a degree in Early Childhood Education from Middlesex Community College and am pursuing a concentration in early intervention at UMass Boston.
I love children and love helping them to succeed. My mother is a preschool teacher so I have been around children much of my life and have enjoyed the stories she has shared with me. In my spare time I coach boys and girls volleyball – what fun!
Since joining the team of teaching professionals here at The Goddard School® I have learned the importance of being an advocate for each child as they learn to their full potential.
Jenny, Lead Teacher I am currently pursuing my degree in Early Childhood Education. I have been working with children for a few years now and have a daughter of my own. I enjoy watching my daughter develop and learn new things just the same as I do with the children here at school.
The am excited to play with the children as we incorporate fun in our learning. I can't wait to make lasting memories with each of them.
Since joining the team of teaching professionals here at The Goddard School® I have learned the importance of stopping whatever I am doing to enjoy each lovable learning moment or memory I get to share with my little friends.
Somie, Lead Teacher I have a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master' degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). I see myself being the most happy when I am around children. I have been around children for many years through teaching professionally for only a few.
I am full of joy and excitement when I see the children learning. I am so excited to help the children to explore new things and continue their development.
Since joining the team of teaching professionals here at The Goddard School® I have learned the importance of the teacher's role in creating a well-balanced environment for the children to learn in.
Miss Caitlin, Lead Teacher I have my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Psychology from Stonehill College.
Education has always been important to me and after volunteering and working with children in various positions I realized preschool was where I wanted to be. It is rewarding to witness and assist in the early stages of children’s learning.
Since joining the team of teaching professionals here at The Goddard School I have learned the significance of creating a community environment within the school.
Michelle, Lead Teacher I have my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Sociology from Keene State College. I have taught various groups of children from kindergarten through fifth grade.
Teaching has been my passion since I was a little girl. My goal is to make a difference in the lives of each and every one of the children that crosses my path. I believe teachers are the most important role models for children which is what I aim to be every day while in my classroom. Outside of the classroom I enjoy family, friends, working out and being healthy.
Since joining the teaching professionals here at The Goddard School® I have learned the importance of collaborating with other teachers and management to ensure my students are getting the best life and educational lessons we have to offer.
Laura, Lead Teacher I hold a degree in Early Childhood Education from Plymouth State University. It was at a young age that I realized that wanted to work with children like my dad who was a health teacher and youth coach for as long as I can remember.
The children I teach and coach (tennis) bring positive energy and happiness to the environments they are in – this brings me joy.
Since joining the team of teaching professionals here at The Goddard School® I have learned the importance of sharing every milestone with the children and highlighting their individual accomplishments, no matter how big or small.
Ms Melanie, Lead Teacher I studied Early Childhood Education at Middlesex Community College. I have worked with children since 1998 and took time off to start a family between then and now. Beginning my family solidified my decision to work with children as my life career.
The children bring enjoyment and excitement to my life. I like providing them with opportunities to learn and mature through all of their senses. The daily give and take brings a smile to all our faces.
Since joining the team of teaching professionals here at The Goddard School I have learned the importance of incorporating the outside world and its familiarity into our classroom community.
Jill, Assistant Teacher I am currently enrolled in an Early Childhood Education Program online through North Hampton Community College. In high school is where I discovered my love for children while taking the Early Childhood class and working in the school center.
Since joining the teaching professionals here at The Goddard School® I have learned the importance of working as part of a team of educators who share common goals. I have also learned that each child’s needs are different and they must be listened to and taught with emphasis on their unique differences.
Shelby, Assistant Teacher I have worked with children in a variety of ways and have been working at The Goddard School for over four wonderful years. I am currently working towards my degree at Middlesex Community College in Early Childhood Education.
I am the oldest of six with five brothers and have always loved working with children. At a young age I understood that educating children was imperative and that I wanted to pursue a career in that field.
Since joining the team of teaching professionals here at The Goddard School® I have learned the importance of being accountable to those that I work with and myself. I also learned that it is crucial to love the work that one does, which I do!