Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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 Southern New Hampshire!”

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 in 2009, serving the communities of Southern New Hampshire.

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 serving the Derry and Southern New Hampshire 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 Amanda, Lead Teacher Ms. Amanda is one of our Program Managers for our school. She has been working with young children in a school setting since 1999. She attended University of New Hampshire where she earned an Associate's degree and she earned her early childhood credits at N.H. Technical School in Manchester. Ms.Amanda was a Lead Young Toddler Teacher prior to becoming
a Program Manager. Ms.Amanda enjoys watching children grow as they become active learners.

Ms Josie, Lead Teacher Ms. Josie is one of our Program Managers. 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 has been an Associate Teacher and Lead Teacher prior to becoming a Program Manager. 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 Stacey, Lead Teacher Ms. Stacey is a Lead Teacher in the Infant Classroom. She is a graduate from Champlain College in Burlington, Vt. She has worked with children for 16 years. Stacey has been an Infant Teacher, Assistant Director and provided in home childcare. Stacey finds it rewarding to see a child learn something new for the first time, knowing she played a part in this exciting learning process.

Ms Alexa , Lead Teacher Ms. Alexa is one of our Lead Toddler teachers. She is a graduate from NHTI and Granite State College. Alexa was part of a high school program where she worked with Preschool age children. She fell in love with the whole experience and began her journey as an ECE teacher. Alexa loves to see a child’s eye light up as they figure out a task that they have achieved!

Ms Abby, Lead Teacher Ms. Abby is one of our Toddler teachers. She is a graduate from Plymouth State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Abby chose to be an Early Childhood educator because she wants to help guide and grow our future generations. Abby loves watching the toddler’s curiosity and excitement as they learn new skills.

Ms Amy , Lead Teacher Ms. Amy is a Lead Teacher in our Preschool Program. She is a graduate of Hesser college and has worked in the early childhood field for over 20 years. Amy has worked with multiple age groups from Infants through Kindergarten. Amy loves how rewarding teaching can be and enjoys being active with the children!

Ms Jennifer, Lead Teacher Ms. Jennifer is a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School as part of our Preschool Team. She graduated from the University of Houston and has been working with children since 2008 Ms. Jennifer’s favorite teachable moments are watching the children grow academically, socially and emotionally in the classroom. She is a lifelong learner and loves working with children in a profession she finds to be the most rewarding.

Ms Diane, Lead Teacher Ms.Diane is one of our Lead Teachers at the Goddard School in our Preschool Classroom. She believes in 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.

Ms Jennifer, Lead Teacher Ms. Jenn is a Lead teacher in the Pre-K program. She graduated from St. Joseph’s College Patchogue, New York, where she studied for her bachelor’s and master’s degree. Prior to working at The Goddard School, Jenn was an elementary school teacher in New York and a middle School teacher in Mass. Jenn has always had a passion for teaching and is excited to watch their growth and development throughout the school year.

Ms Lauren, Lead Teacher Ms. Lauren is a Lead Teacher in the Pre-K Classroom. She attended the University of New Hampshire and has been working with children for 4 years. Lauren has worked with children in Private Preschools, Public School and In-home day care. Lauren loves watching children learn and grow and is fascinated by all the milestones and growth that takes place over the year.

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. She also enjoys 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.

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