Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Elaine, Owner Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Experience: Elaine and her husband, John, have been the proud on-site owners of The Goddard School located in Cornelius, NC since it opened in 2001. They are committed to providing the best early childhood experience possible to all children attending their school.

Elaine

Amy, Director Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child and Family Development with a minor in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte; Level III NC Early Childhood Administrative Credential

Experience: Amy began teaching preschool in 2000 and has been working with Goddard Schools since 2001. She has been the Director at Goddard in Cornelius since 2011 and she enjoys working with all the children and families in the school.

Amy

Kristen, Assistant Director Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child and Family Development from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte

Experience: Kristen has been working at The Goddard School in Cornelius since 2010. She loves to see the joy and excitement on a child's face when they learn something new.

Kristen

Suzanne, Assistant Director Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University; Level III NC Early Childhood Administrative Credential

Experience: Suzanne has been working at Goddard in Cornelius since the school opened in 2001. She loves to play with the children in all the classrooms and enjoys getting to know all the families at Goddard.

Suzanne

Geneva, Lead Teacher Classroom: Infants

Education: Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education from Mitchell Community College

Experience: Geneva has been working at Goddard in Cornelius since 2007. She absolutely adores working in the infant classroom and she gives her utmost respect to the infants in her class.

Geneva

Theresa, Lead Teacher Classroom: Infants

Education: Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Development from Central Piedmont Community College

Experience: Theresa has 16 years experience working with children of all ages. She loves working with children because it keeps her young at heart.

Theresa

Dawn, Lead Teacher Classroom: Toddlers

Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Child Development and Family Relations from Eastern Carolina University

Experience: Dawn has 2 years experience working with young children. She loves being able to share in their happiness and bring smiles to their faces.

Dawn

Rachel, Lead Teacher Classroom: Toddlers

Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from The University of North Carolina Greensboro

Experience: Rachel has 3 years experience working with young children. The best part of her job is playing with the children and seeing their funny personalities really come to life while they are in her classroom.

Rachel

Anna, Lead Teacher Classroom: Toddlers

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Development from Appalachian State University

Experience: Anna has 2 years experience working with children. She feels like she gets the opportunity to be a positive influence on their lives and as a result the children bring joy to her life.

Angela, Lead Teacher Classroom: Two Year Olds

Education: Graduating in 2019 with an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Experience: Angela has 1 year experience teaching young children. She works with kids because she enjoys seeing their little personalities come to life.

Angela

Courtney, Lead Teacher Classroom: Two Year Olds

Education: Associate's Degree with a focus on Early Childhood Education and currently pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education

Experience: Courtney has 3 years experience working with young children. She enjoys working with kids because she loves watching them grow and learn on a daily basis.

Brina, Lead Teacher Classroom: Preschool

Education: Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from East Stroudsburg University

Experience: Brina has 8 years experience working with young children. She loves working with children because their happiness is so infectious.

Brina

Nina, Lead Teacher Classroom: Preschool

Education: Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Development from Columbus State Community College

Experience: Nina has been working a the Goddard School in Cornelius since 2010 but she has been working with children since 2004. She likes being able to learn new things on a daily basis and discover new wonders through the eyes of the children in her class.

Nina

Rhonda, Lead Teacher Classroom: Preschool

Education: Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education from Mitchell Community College and Criminal Justice Associate Degree from Central Piedmont Community College

Experience: Rhonda has been working at The Goddard School in Cornelius since 2002. She enjoys spending time with the children in her class and watching their knowledge expand on a daily basis.

Rhonda

Debora, Lead Teacher Classroom: Transitional Kindergarten

Education: Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education from Mitchell Community College

Experience: Debora has been working at The Goddard School in Cornelius since 2004. She loves that she has the opportunity to leave a lasting impression on the children in her class and works daily to ensure the children are getting the best education possible.

Debora

Stacey, Lead Teacher Classroom: Transitional Kindergarten

Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with a Minor in Psychology from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey as well as Early Childhood Teaching Credentials

Experience: Stacey has been teaching at The Goddard School since 2016 and has 10 years experience teaching preschool. She teaches children because there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a child's eyes light up with pride and excitement when they learn something new.

Stacey

Jo, Lead Teacher Classroom: After School

Education: North Carolina Early Childhood Teaching Credential

Experience: Jo has been working at The Goddard School in Cornelius since 2003 but has been working with children since 1988. She is always willing to help in any age group and loves to read to the children.

Jo

Sharon, Assistant Teacher Classroom: Infants

Education: North Carolina Early Childhood Teaching Credential

Experience: Sharon has been working at the Goddard School in Cornelius since 2006. She loves being a part of a child's first months of life and delights in working with the young infants.

Sharon

Jazmin, Assistant Teacher Classroom: Infants

Education: Associate's Degree from Central Piedmont Community College

Experience: Jazmin has 1 year experience working with young children. She loves working with children because seeing the world through their eyes gives perspective on how precious and meaningful life truly is.

Courtney, Assistant Teacher Classroom: Toddlers

Education: Currently pursuing her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education.

Experience: Courtney has 1 year experience working with young children. She loves working with children because they bring joy and something new to her life everyday which keeps her life exciting!

Tabitha, Assistant Teacher Classroom: Toddlers

Education: Early Childhood Teaching Certificate from Central Peidmont Community College

Experience: Tabitha has over 2 years experience working with young children. Her favorite thing about working with young children is watching them grow into themselves.

Tabitha

Amanda, Assistant Teacher Classroom: Two Year Olds

Education: Early Childhood Teaching Credentials and coursework through The University of Alabama

Experience: Amanda has 1 year of experience working with young children. She says the best part of working with young children is making a connection with them and creating loving bonds with the children and their families.

Amanda

Kasey, Assistant Teacher Classroom: Preschool

Education: North Carolina Early Childhood Credentials

Experience: Kasey has been working at The Goddard School since 2016 and has an additional 3 years experience teaching young children. She works with children because they bring her joy and make her smile everyday!

Kasey

Jessica, Assistant Teacher Classroom: Transitional Kindergarten

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Elizabeth City State University

Experience: Jessica has been at The Goddard School since 2016 and has 5 years experience teaching young children. She enjoys working with children because of their innocence, loving nature, and the fact that they are an open canvas that we are able to help mold into awesome people who will someday run our society.

Jessica

Alexandra, Assistant Teacher Classroom: Transitional Kindergarten

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration

Experience: Alex has 20 years experience working with preschool and elementary age children. Her passion is working with children because they give her great joy, free laughs and a sense of purpose in life.

Taylor, Resource Education: Graduated from The University of North Carolina Charlotte with a degree in Elementary Education

Experience: Taylor has been working at The Goddard School in Cornelius since 2011. She loves to play with the children and has fun with all the age groups.

Taylor

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