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 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 Amanda, Lead Teacher Ms. Amanda is our Supervising Teacher in Young Toddlers as well as 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 loves watching children grow as they become active learners.

Ms Josie, Lead Teacher Ms. Josie is a Supervising Teacher in the Infant classroom as well as 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 loves to create a special bond with every child. She believes that each day is an opportunity to learn alongside with the children.

Ms Jaime, Lead Teacher Ms. Jaime is lead teacher in our Toddler program. Jaime graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2014.She previously worked as a Parent Aide for Child and Family Services. Jaime loves to see a child’s face light up when they learn something new or achieve a new goal. We are thrilled to have Ms. Jaime as part of our Goddard School family.

Ms Paige, Lead Teacher Ms. Paige is a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School as part of the Toddler Team. She graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a focus on both Early Childhood and ABA Therapy. She has been working with children for the past 10 years. She chose this profession because she wants to be able to support children during a crucial time of academic development and personal growth. She is proud knowing that she has an important part in shaping her student’s futures.

Ms Stefanie, Lead Teacher Ms. Stefanie is part of our Preschool teaching team and is the Lead Teacher in Preschool 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, Massachusetts, 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 their own experiences.

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 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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