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The Goddard School®

12 Tsienneto Road
DerryNH 03038

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

Ms Samantha, Owner Samantha Baldini is the owner of The Goddard School located in Derry, New Hampshire. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire in Durham and a Master’s degree in Business from Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts. She is also a Goddard parent; her older son attended another Goddard School for several years and her youngest attends our school in Derry. “I love The Goddard School and the peace of mind that I had when my son attended. It's not just a child care or a 'day care', it's a safe and nurturing preschool for educating all young children. I enjoy sharing those great experiences with the families in Derry and Londonderry!”

Ms Samantha

Ms Suzanne, Director Suzanne Mailhiot is a Director at The Goddard School located in Derry, NH. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education at Notre Dame College in Manchester, New Hampshire. For the past 25 years, she has worked in the early childhood community providing quality care for young children in nurturing environments. She opened this Goddard School, serving the communities of Derry and Londonderry.

Suzanne has taken on many different roles over the years including Associate as well as Lead Teacher for Infants and Preschool, Program Coordinator, Assistant Director and Director. She has been the Director of The Goddard School preschool serving the Derry and Londonderry community since we opened in 2009.

The Goddard School is so much more than just child care or 'day care'. She is excited to have the opportunity to meet you and provide your family with quality care and exceptional learning experiences.

Ms Suzanne

Ms Mary, Assistant Director Ms. Mary is the Assistant Director. She graduated from Rivier College in Nashua with her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Development, and a certification to teach Special Education. Mary is also certified by the State of NH as a Master Teacher of Early Childhood Education and has taught all ages from Infants through Toddlers, Preschool, and Kindergarten.

Mary is an integral part of The Goddard School team in Derry. She works hard to elevate and implement our educational program so that we are not just providing child care, or 'day care', but an enriching education for young children in Derry and Londonderry. She looks forward to meeting and greeting you each and every day!

Ms Josie, Lead Teacher Ms. Josie is a Teacher in the Young Toddler Room. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Family Studies from UNH Durham. She is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. Josie loves to create a special bond with every child. She believes that each day is an opportunity to learn alongside with the children.

Ms Kathy, Lead Teacher Ms. Kathy is a Lead Teacher in our Toddler II Classroom and is a graduate of Rivier College. Ms. Kathy chose Early Childhood Education because, "The early years are often overlooked and seen as not important because all children do is 'play," but so many important things are going on in a child's development and playing is so crucial. I wanted to be a part of helping to shape and build a child's foundation!"

Ms Corinne, Lead Teacher Ms. Corinne is a Lead Teacher in our Preschool program. She has worked with children of all ages for many years and has dedicated 20 years to the field of Early Childhood in the Derry and Londonderry area. Ms. Corinne received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education from Notre Dame and is thrilled to be a part of the faculty at The Goddard School located in Derry. Ms. Corinne lives in the Derry community and has been teaching Preschool for us since 2010.

Ms Nicole, Lead Teacher Ms. Nicole is Lead Teacher on the Preschool Team. She attended Plymouth State University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Studies. Ms. Nicole loves working with children because she wants to help shape the future. She feels that children’s early education is vital to that goal.

Ms Stefanie, Lead Teacher Ms. Stefanie is part of our PreSchool teaching team and is the Lead Teacher in Pre School II. She is a graduate of Purdue University earning her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Stefanie has been a part of the Goddard School since 2010 in Maryland, Massachusettes, and New York. We are thrilled to have her as part of our team now! Stefanie is looking forward to watching your child learn something new for the first time and encouraging them to grow thier own experiences.

Ms Heather, Lead Teacher Ms. Heather is a Lead Teacher in the Pre-K Room. She attended Plymouth State University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Childhood Studies with a minor in social work. Ms. Heather chose a career in Early Childhood Education because she believes that a solid foundation in early childhood is the stepping stones to succeeding in life.

Ms Nora, Lead Teacher Ms. Nora is a Lead Pre-K Teacher. Nora went to Mt. Ida College and earned an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Nora has been working with children for more than fifteen years. Her favorite parts of teaching are watching the children develop and grow throughout the year. Being able to look back and see all that her class has accomplished.

Ms Lisa, Lead Teacher Ms. Lisa is the Kindergarten Teacher at The Goddard School. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Education from Plymouth State University and is certified to teach K-8. Ms. Lisa has always loved working with children and watching them learn new concepts. Her favorite thing about teaching is seeing a student understand what she is trying to teach them.

Ms Tracey, Assistant Teacher Ms. Tracey is an Associate Teacher in our Infant program. She has been working with young children since 1994. She attended a vocational program at Greater Lowell Vocational School. Tracey is glad to be part of The Goddard School team, and enjoys sharing her knowledge and experiences with her new infant families.

Ms Kerry, Assistant Teacher Ms. Kerry is a Teacher in our Infant program. She has taught young children for the past 14 years and has been taking care of our infants for three and a half years. She is currently based in our Infant 1 room. She loves caring for our little ones, watching them grow, and reach their goals.

Ms Diane, Assistant Teacher Ms.Diane is one of our Associate Teachers at the Goddard School in our Preschool Classroom. She believes in providing not just providing excellent child care or 'day care', but a quality education. She attended Salem State University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Ms. Diane has worked with children of various ages for the past 40 years. She is eager to see the fruits of her labors in the smiling children she works with and has been working with us in Derry since 2011.

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