Ms Amanda, Assistant Director Ms. Amanda S. is our Administrative Assistant in the Director's office. 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. This experience has given her the knowledge and abilities to build relationships with our families. Her combined experience and education will 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 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 Associate 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 S. is the Lead Teacher in the Chipper Chicks 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 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 BS degree in Early Childhood and over 10 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 Latoshia, Lead Teacher Miss Latoshia is the Co-Lead Teacher in the Frisky Frogs classroom. She earned her BS Degree in Psychology from Winston-Salem University and a Masters Degree in Psychology from University of Phoenix. She joins us with experience teaching three and four year olds as a Lead Teacher and also as a volunteer with Boys and Girls Clubs of Cabarrus County.
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 Mandy, Lead Teacher Ms. Mandy is the Co-Lead Teacher in the Transitional Kindergarten classroom. She is a graduate of Penn State University with a BS in Psychology. She also has a BA in German and has taught German at the college level. However, young children are Ms. Mandy's passion and what led her to an early childhood education career. Ms. Mandy has taught Preschool for over two years prior to joining The Goddard School faculty. Her focus is school readiness academically, physically, emotionally, and socially for each individual child in her classroom.
Ms Maritza, Lead Teacher Ms. Maritza is our Lead Teacher in our Darling Ducks/Transitional Kindergarten classroom. She has a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Montreat College and has completed the North Carolina teacher credentials for Early Childhood Education. Ms. "Ritz" brings her enthusiasm for learning to her class and inspires her children, building on their natural curiosity and love of learning. Her focus is on Kindergarten readiness, academically, socially, emotionally and physically, for her children.
Ms Janis, Lead Teacher Ms. Janis is our Private Kindergarten Teacher. She is the founder of our Private Kindergarten program and brings the skills and experience that provides our children with a state of the art Kindergarten experience. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Salem State University and has over 18 years experience teaching at the preschool and elementary school levels. Following the NC Standard Course of Study for Kindergarten coupled with Goddard Systems varied Kindergarten curriculum, Ms. Janis creates a fun and challenging environment for her Kindergarten students. She gets rave reviews from both the children and parents!
Miss Stephanie, Assistant Teacher Ms. Stephanie is the Assistant Teacher in the Chipper Chicks First Steps class. She is currently pursuing an Associate's Degree from CPCC and obtaining her North Carolina Teaching Credentials.
Ms Elaine, Assistant Teacher Ms. Elaine is our assistant in the Little Lambs classroom. She has over 25 years experience working with young children. She has obtained her CPA Certificate and is continuing her education at Mitchell Community College. Ms. Elaine has been with Goddard for two years and loves getting to know each child and their families!
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 comes to us with 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 Michelle, Assistant Teacher Ms. Michelle is our assistant Teacher in the Tiny Turtles/Infant room at the Goddard School. She has cared for children from coast to coast (North Carolina to Oregon and back again). She LOVES working with babies and toddlers. She has her Early Childhood Education credentials as well as certifications to work with infants all the way through to school age children. Family is very important to her and she thinks that being able to make a difference in a child’s life is both a blessing and an honor.
Ms Jessica, Assistant Teacher Ms. Jessica is the Assistant Teacher in the Precious Pigs classroom. She has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education as well as her Administrative Credentials. She is also a certified EMT and a volunteer firefighter in Rowan County. Ms. Jessica has been a 2 year old teacher and Assistant Director for the last 5 years. She feels that the most rewarding thing she can do with her life is to help others. She loves teaching and guiding children throughout different parts of their lives and showing them how to explore their world.
Ms Michele, Assistant Teacher Ms. Michele joins us as the assistant in the Galloping Goats classroom. She has a BS in Marketing from the University of West Florida. She has over 8 years experience working with young children, has obtained her teacher certification for children Birth through age 8 as well as her North Carolina Early Childhood Credentials. Ms. Michele believes in the saying "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade!"
Ms Valerie, Resource Ms. Valerie is an Assistant and Substitute Teacher who has been with us since January 2013. She has her NC Early Childhood Credentials as well as Childhood Development I and II. She has over 30 years experience working with young children as a Substitute Teacher, nanny, tutor, swim and soccer coach, and Brownie Leader. Ms. Valerie enjoys creating new experiences for young children and loves their willingness to learn.