Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Firas & Sally, Owners Thank you for visiting! We are a brother and sister team and we are the proud owners of The Goddard School in Weston.

Firas holds a Masters in Business Management from Northeastern University. Firas is a proud father of a Goddard student.

Sally holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Wheaton College, MA. Sally is a Weston resident and is a proud mother of 3 Goddard graduates.

We are both involved in our communities and enjoy traveling, reading, sports, the outdoors, and spending time with our families. As residents of the area for over 15 years, we are proud to offer the opportunity for children to grow through exploration and hands-on learning in our own community.

We recognize the importance of a safe and nurturing learning environment, which is why we chose The Goddard School. Growing up, education played an integral part of our lives. Our parents sent us to great schools that provided us with a solid, well-rounded education and helped foster a love for learning. We are excited and proud to be a part of The Goddard School and to be able to bring to the community the same, high caliber of education within the highest quality preschool experience.



Firas & Sally

Jennifer, Director Ms. Jen is the School Director. Ms. Jen holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services with a concentration in Early Childhood Education from Fisher College. She has been working in the field of early childhood education since 2001 and has been a Director since 2007. Ms. Jen has 4 children of her own and enjoys spending time with her family in Maine. She enjoys being outside, hiking, snowmobiling, boating and loves photography. She also has a love for dogs and has 2 German shepherds. Ms. Jen is very excited to be a part of The Goddard School and look forward to meeting you!



Jennifer

Ms Emily, Assistant Director Ms. Emily is the Assistant Director. She holds a teaching certificate from North Shore Community College and is currently working towards her Bachelor’s Degree. Ms. Emily is certified through the DEEC to work with Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, & Pre-K children. She has been working with children since 2012 and has worked with all ages. Ms. Emily enjoys watching the children learn new things and seeing how proud of themselves they get when they reach a goal! While not at work, she loves being outdoors, going on hikes with her dogs, and baking.

Favorite children's activity: Painting

Favorite children's book: Are Pirates Polite?

Ms Emily

Ms Diane, Lead Teacher Ms. Diane is a teacher in the Infant 'Make Way for Ducklings' room. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Ms. Diane is certified through the DEEC to work with Infants and Toddlers. Infants and toddlers are one of her favorite windows into the lives of children and families. Creating an environment that is loving, kind, and creates connections for these beings as they explore the world, makes her heart sing. Ms. Diane has years of experience being a best friend to many children under the age of 5. She is also a massage therapist! For fun, Ms. Diane walks the beach, travels, and enjoys time with friends and family.

Favorite children's activity: Giggling

Favorite children's book: And the Bear Snores On

Ms Diane

Ms Flo, Lead Teacher Ms. Flo is a teacher in the Infant 'Make Way for Ducklings' room. Ms. Flo holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Fitchburg State College and a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Assumption College. She is certified through the DEEC to work with Infants and Toddlers. Ms. Flo has experience working as a nanny since 1998. She has a big heart for infants. She loves any craft activity, jewelry making, and glassblowing. Ms. Flo also enjoys hiking in the woods and walking on the beach.

Favorite children's activity: Music/Singing

Favorite children's book: Wow, It's Great Being A Duck

Ms Flo

Ms Kerri, Lead Teacher Ms. Kerri is a teacher in the Infant 'Golden Grasshoppers' classroom. She holds a teaching certificate from Fisher College. Ms. Kerri is certified through the DEEC to work with Infant, Toddler, Preschool, & Pre-K children. She has been working with children since 2009. Ms. Kerri loves watching the children develop and learn. Ms. Kerri has three children of her own and a dog. In her free time, she enjoys day trips, taking her dogs for walks and photography.

Favorite children's activity: Painting

Favorite children's book: Going On A Bear Hunt.

Ms Kerri

Ms Margarita, Lead Teacher Ms. Margarita is a teacher in the Infant 'Golden Grasshoppers' classroom. Ms. Margarita holds a Master’s Degree in Preschool and Elementary School Pedagogics and Journalism from University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. She is certified through the DEEC to work with Infants and Toddlers. Ms. Margarita has been working with children ages 1 month to 11 years old since 1991. She is happy to be part of the The Goddard School in Weston.

Favorite children's activity: Music & Movement

Favorite children's book: Olivia

Ms Margarita

Ms Stephanie, Lead Teacher Ms. Stephanie is a teacher in the Infant 'Make Way for Ducklings' room. Ms. Stephanie is certified through the DEEC to work with Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, & Pre-K children. Ms. Stephanie has been working in childcare since 2005. Working with Infants is her passion. She loves getting the children involved in art and science. Providing a warm, comfortable, and loving setting for children and parents alike has always been a main goal of hers.

Favorite children's activity: Creating an Infant 'garden' with children participating every step of the way.

Favorite children's book: There Was An Old Monster

Ms Stephanie

Ms Hadley, Lead Teacher Ms. Hadley is an assistant teacher in the Infants 'Golden Grasshoppers' classroom. Ms. Hadley holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications and Media from Fitchburg State University. She is in the process of becoming certified through the DEEC to teach Infant, Toddler, Preschool, & Pre-K children. She was a professional nanny from 2005 until moving to preschool in 2016. Her hobbies include running, playing viola, performing on stage, and reading.

Favorite children's activity: Dancing and Playing

Favorite children's book: Goodnight Moon

Ms Hadley

Ms Padmaja, Lead Teacher Ms. Padmaja is a teacher in the Get Set 'Frog Pond Hoppers' room. She is certified through the DEEC to work with Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, & Pre-K children. Ms. Padmaja has been working with children since her own children were small and they are now young adults. She especially enjoys working with infants. Ms. Padmaja enjoys travelling in her time away from work and she would like to see the world as a peaceful, friendly place.

Favorite Children's Activity: Water Play

Favorite Children's Book: Amelia's Fantastic Flight

Ms Padmaja

Ms Christina, Lead Teacher Ms. Christina is a teacher in the Get Set 2 'Mighty Lobsters' classroom. Ms. Christina is certified through the DEEC to work with Infant, Toddler, Preschool & Pre-K children and has taken several classes at Fisher College towards her certification. Ms. Chistina has been teaching since 2014. Ms. Christina enjoys photography and reading.

Favorite children's activity: Arts and Crafts-the messier the better!

Favorite children's book: Anything Dr. Seuss

Ms Christina

Ms Kayla, Lead Teacher Ms. Kayla is a teacher in the Get Set 'Mighty Lobsters' classroom. Ms. Kayla is certified through the DEEC to work with Infants and Toddlers. Ms. Kayla grew up with a large family and has a daughter of her own. She adores all animals, enjoys the outdoors, photography, and reading in the sun. Ms. Kayla wishes to travel and see the world.

Favorite children’s activity: Art projects

Favorite children’s book: Sam I Am

Ms Kayla

Mr Brandon, Lead Teacher Mr. Brandon is a resource teacher for the Toddler classrooms. He has taken several classes in early childhood education and is certified through the DEEC to work with Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, & Pre-K children. Mr. Brandon enjoys giving each child the building blocks they need in order to further their development. He enjoys staying active through rock climbing, gymnastics, and dance.

Favorite children's activity: Finger Painting

Favorite children's book: Mouse Paint

Mr Brandon

Ms Gianna, Lead Teacher Ms. Gia is a teacher in the Preschool 1 'Terrific Turkeys' room. Ms. Gia is certified through the DEEC to work with Preschool & Pre-K children. She has taken several classes at Fisher College in order to become a Preschool teacher. Ms. Gia has worked with children since 2012. Her favorite thing about working with children is that they have such big hearts and are so loving.


Favorite Children's Activity: Group Games and Art

Favorite Children's Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Ms Gianna

Ms Cynthia, Lead Teacher Ms. Cindy is a teacher in the Preschool 'Terrific Turkeys' classroom. Ms. Cindy holds an Associates Degree in Science from Newbury College and an Associates Degree in Science, Liberal Arts from Middlesex Community College, where she attained honors and earned a dean's list placement. In 2014, Ms. Cindy returned to Middlesex to complete her Early Education Qualifications. She is certified through the DEEC to work with Infant, Toddler, Preschool and Pre-K children. She has taught in an after school program, jewelry making, candle making, ceramics, stained glass, cooking, as well as carpentry/woodworking. Ms. Cindy is inspired by the free spirited creativity of children and loves to help them reach their full potential through language, art, and math. For fun, Ms. Cindy enjoys photography, collecting shells on the beach, playing tennis, and going to art festivals. Her paintings have been exhibited at the Rockport Art Association Gallery and at several cafes.

Favorite children's activity: Any sport involving a ball and art activity

Favorite children's book: The Fox's Garden

Ms Cynthia

Ms Randa, Lead Teacher Ms. Randa is a teacher in the Pre-K 'Swan Boats' room and the school's Curriculum Coordinator. She holds a Master's of Education in Early Childhood Education from Cambridge College. She also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Medical Science from Zagazig University in Egypt. Ms. Randa is certified through the DEEC to work with Preschool & Pre-K children and has over 10 years of experience in early education which include experience within the public school system and a Montessori school. Ms. Randa made the decision to enter the field of early childhood education because she has a strong belief that she can make a difference in childrens' early years. Their smiles melt her heart! Ms. Randa loves swimming, cooking, organizing social events, and visiting Egypt!

Favorite children's activity: Science Experiments Galore!

Favorite children's book: The Cat In The Hat!

Ms Randa

Ms Shahnila, Lead Teacher Ms. Shahnila is a teacher in the Preschool 2 'Great Seals' room. She holds an Associate's Degree in Business and is currently furthering her schooling towards an education degree. Ms. Shahnila is certified through the DEEC to work with Preschool & Pre-K children. She loves to work with children of all ages. Ms. Shahnila is the mother of 2 children, a son and a daughter. In her free times, she loves to cook and travel.

Favorite Children's Activity: Painting and Math Skills

Favorite Children's Book: Pete the Cat

Ms Shahnila

Ms Amanda, Lead Teacher Ms. Amanda is a teacher in the Pre-K 'Swan Boats' room and is certified through the DEEC to work with Infant, Toddler, Preschool, & Pre-K children. Ms. Amanda is continuing her education in Early childhood Education at Mass Bay Community College with hopes of becoming a Kindergarten teacher. She is a mom to a six year old daughter. Her favorite party of teaching is watching the children learn new things and seeing their confidence grow along with their capabilities.

Favorite children's activity: Anything art related

Favorite children's book: The Giving Tree

Ms Amanda

Ms Hemamali Yamuna , Lead Teacher Ms. Yamuna is a teacher in the Get Set ‘Boston Terriers’ room. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka. She also holds an early childhood degree and diploma in the Montessori Method of teaching. Ms. Yamuna is certified through the DEEC to work with Infant, Toddlers, Preschool, & Pre-K children. She has experience teaching and nurturing children since 1992 and is very passionate about providing a future filled with a sense of belonging, success, love, and security for her students. Ms. Yamuna enjoys painting in her spare time as well as visiting Sri Lanka, where she is from and has many family members.

Favorite children’s activity: Art, singing, and dancing

Favorite children’s book: Pete the Cat

Ms Hemamali Yamuna

Ms Elena, Assistant Teacher Ms. Elena is an assistant teacher. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Education Sciences from State Pedagocical University in Moldova and Masters degree in Social and Correctional Psychology from the Institute of Educational Sciences in Moldova. Ms. Elena has experience working with children since 2001. She has always dreamed of taking care of and working with little children.

Favorite children's activity: Crafts, Origami, & Quilling

Favorite children's book: Frog & Toad

Ms Elena

Ms Karyn, Assistant Teacher Ms. Karyn is an assistant teacher in the Get Set 'Mighty Lobsters' room. She is new to the field of early childhood education. She first started working with children in a babysitting capacity but is very excited to move onto making it her career. Ms. Karyn's favorite part about working with children is seeing them learn and grow at such a young age. Ms. Karyn is a huge animal lover, with 2 cats and a dog at home. One day, she would love to find a way to work with both animals and children, together. For fun, Ms. Karyn likes to spend time with family and friends and go to the beach or just about any outdoor activity.

Favorite children's activity: Circle time

Favorite children's book: Chicka Chicka boom boom

Ms Karyn

Ms Janesscia, Assistant Teacher Ms. Janesscia is an assistant teacher in the Toddler 'Frog Pond Hoppers' room. She is working towards continuing my education in the early education field. Ms. Janesscia has a dog, Harley, that she loves to spend time with when not at work and would love to work with the animal rescue, as well as with children. Ms Janesscia was also an avid runner on the track team at her high school.

Favorite children's activity: Painting

Favorite children's book: Good Night Moon

Ms Janesscia

Ms Insaf, Assistant Teacher Ms. Insaf is an assistant teacher in the Preschool classrooms and is new to the field of Early Childhood Education. Ms. Insaf holds an Associates Degree in Accounting from Andalus University in Jordan. She adores working with children of all ages and in various activities - especially having raised her own children here in the States. She is fluent in Arabic and has taught Arabic at a local Sunday school for the past 10 years. Ms. Insaf enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and is a passionate cook who loves Middle Eastern cuisine.

Favorite children's activity: Arts & Crafts

Favorite children's book: Curious George Books

Ms Insaf

Mr Eric, Assistant Teacher Mr. Eric is an assistant teacher in the Pre-K 'Swan Boats' room He is new to the field of Early Childhood Education. Mr. Eric first started working with a wide age range of children as a Sunday school teacher and within the scouting community. Mr. Eric loves seeing children learn and grow. In his free time, Mr. Eric loves pending time with his family, landscaping, or doing anything outdoors. He also enjoys traveling to Maine where he spent his summers growing up.

Favorite children's activity: Reading & Writing

Favorite children's book: Little Blue Truck

Mr Eric

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