Mrs Barbra, Owner Barbra Bryan – Franchise Owner
After a long and successful career as a Sales & Marketing Executive and a business Leader at Fortune 200 Corporations, Barbra left the Corporate world to pursue her passion – Building a successful Early learning place where children could learn and grow in an enriched, loving environment that prepares them to be the best they can be in school and in life. She and her husband Gordon bought the Mooresville Goddard School in the spring of 2008 and began building her dream.
Barbra is also involved in her community as she strives improve educational access for all students. She serves as Board President of the North Carolina Charter Educational Foundation which governs four K-5 elementary schools and two 6-12 High Schools. Barbra earned her BA in Business Administration at Queens University in Charlotte and her MBA at Wake Forest University.
Ms Amanda, Director Ms. Amanda is our Education Director. She is a graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Communication. She has been with The Goddard School since May 2010 as both an Assistant and Lead Teacher and Assistant Director. This experience has given her the knowledge and abilities to build relationships with our families. Her combined experience and education enable her to be a huge asset to the management team. Ms. Amanda loves watching children gain confidence and build skills that are vital to their early development.
Ms Jennifer, Assistant Director Ms. Jennifer is our Assitant Director. She is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Early Childhood and Adolescent Development. She began her career 1998 as a Transitional Kindergarten teacher and was an Assistant Director and Director of a preschool in South Charlotte for 8 years before joining the Goddard Team. Ms. Jennifer loves seeing children progress and develop and considers it a privilege to be a part of so many young lives.
Ms Anne, Lead Teacher Ms. Anne is our Lead Teacher in our Tiny Turtles/Infants classroom. She comes to us with over 35 years of early childhood education experience with much of her experience with infants and toddlers. She has served as a Level 1 Director for several years, and has an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education from CPCC. She is Its-SIDS Certified, First Aid and CPR certified. Anne's first love is the babies and prides herself on providing a warm, home-like and safe atmosphere for the little one.
Ms Michelle, Lead Teacher Ms. Michelle is the Lead Teacher in the Chipper Chicks/First Steps classroom. She has a Bachelor of Science in Family and Community Services from East Carolina University and two years experience in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys working with young children and watching them grow and learn. She also loves the positive energy that comes from children’s smiles and love. Ms. Michelle is a great addition to our staff and her smile brings happiness to all around her.
Ms Sharon, Lead Teacher Ms. Sharon is our Lead Teacher in our Little Lambs/Young Toddlers classroom. She has her North Carolina Early Childhood Credentials. and SIDS, CPR and BSAC certifications. Ms. Sharon has been teaching preschool for over 26 years and loves what she does! Her focus has always been with the younger children, with infants and young toddlers as her specialty. She creates a fun and interactive environment for her young toddlers who love to learn and play with Ms. Sharon!
Ms Jessica, Lead Teacher Ms.Jessica is our Lead Teacher in the Toddler classroom. She has her Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood and over 12 years experience caring for and teaching young children. Ms. Jessica brings education experience and her genuine love for children to our toddlers. She is loved by all her children and their parents!
Ms Kristin, Lead Teacher Ms. Kristin is the Lead Teacher in the Precious Pigs classroom. She is currently working on her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and has over 5 years experience in Early Childhood. Ms. Kristin loves working with children because they are eager to learn and open to anything. She enjoys watching them grow and develop new skills. She prides herself on teaching through experiences because she believes the children will remember things that they do over things that they hear.
Ms Emily, Lead Teacher Ms. Emily is the Lead Teacher in our Preschool class. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University and is certified to teach Preschool through Fifth Grade. She has over 2 years experience working with children from 3-10 years. She has also served as a children's ballet instructor for a Music and Dance School in Georgia. Ms. Emily desires to provide students with a happy, positive environment in which to learn and to challenge children so that they may gain the tools necessary to navigate through life.
Ms Paula, Lead Teacher Ms. Paula Bush is our Lead Teacher in the Frisky Frogs Pre-K classroom. She comes to us with over 6 years experience working with Preschool and Pre-K children. She has her North Carolina credentials and her her Basic School Age Care certificate and is currently pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education at Stanley Community College. One of the things Ms. Paula loves about working with young children is to see the wonder in their faces when they make a new discovery. She also enjoys seeing the pride that children develop in themselves when they master a new skill.
Ms Melanie, Lead Teacher Ms. Melanie is the Lead Teacher in the Private Kindergarten class. She has a Master's Degree from Long Island University and over 20 years teaching in preschool and elementary school. She brings very creative, fun, and challenging activities through her lesson plans and student interactions. We are proud to have her with us and know that her skills and experience help create a nurturing and interactive classroom environment.
Ms Gladys, Assistant Teacher Ms. Gladys is the Assistant Teacher in the Tiny Turtles Infant classroom. She has over 30 years experience working with children of all ages, including teaching Spanish lessons to older children. Ms. Gladys brings lots of creativity and happiness to her classroom and enjoys giving the children lots of exposure to music and art.
Ms Ashley, Assistant Teacher Ms. Ashley is our Assistant Teacher in the Chipper Chicks/First Steps classroom. She is currently pursuing her degree in Elementary Education through UNC Charlotte and Mitchell Community College. She has 2 years experience working with children. She says the children make coming to school everyday easy which is evident from her happy personality. Ms. Ashley loves being able to teach the children new things and see their excitement when they master a new skill.
Shelley, Assistant Teacher Ms. Shelley is our Assistant Teacher in the Little Lambs/Young Toddler classroom. She has an Associate's Degree from Mitchell Community College and over 13 years experience teaching preschool. Ms. Shelley loves working with children because every day there is a new experience and teachers can learn from them as well.
Ms Carla, Assistant Teacher Ms. Carla is the Assistant Teacher in the Bouncing Bunnies Toddler class. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and is certified to teach Pre-K through 3rd grade. She has over 15 years experience in teaching children of various ages from Infants to 2nd grade. She also has previously owned and directed a small childcare center in Virginia. Ms. Carla loves watching children grow and learn each day and is excited that she has the chance to positively impact children for the future.
Ms Jennifer, Assistant Teacher Ms. Jen is the Co-Teacher in our Galloping Goats/Preschool classroom. She has completed coursework in Elementary Education at SUNY and King's College. She has over 9 years experience working with children in education and dance. Ms. Jen demonstrates her love for teaching and patience with her students each day while implementing creative and challenging lesson plans.
Sarah, Assistant Teacher Ms. Sarah is our Assistant Teacher in the Frisky Frogs/Pre-K classroom. She is currently pursuing her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Mitchell Community College. Ms. Sarah has worked in early childhood education teaching preschool for the past 12 years. She loves working with children because they are full of wonder and eager to learn new things.
Ms Pam, Assistant Teacher Ms. Pam is the Co-Teacher in the Transitional Kindergarten class. She has her North Carolina Teaching Credentials and over 23 years working in early childhood education. Her favorite part of teaching is finding teachable moments and watching the children grasp new ideas and information.
Ms Ann-Charlott, Assistant Teacher Ms. Ann-Charlott (AC) is our Tennis Coach and Lead Teacher in our 21st Century Leaders Club. She has a Bachelor's and Masters Degree in Sports Management from High Point University. She served as the Assistant Women's Tennis Coach at Winston-Salem State University and has been coaching our Preschool to Kindergarten classes since 2013. The children love learning the basics of tennis each week through her small group lessons. Ms. AC enjoys sharing her passion for tennis with them and creating a fun and stimulating environment for our AfterSchool children each day!