Ms Amanda, Director Ms. Amanda S. 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 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 Amanda, Lead Teacher Ms. Amanda B. is our Assistant Teacher in the First Steps/Chipper Chicks classroom. She is a UNCC graduate in Elementary Education and also is licensed to teach K-6 in North Carolina and Illinois. She taught in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system and in a faith-based preschool in Charlotte prior to joining The Goddard School. She is enthusiastic and committed to creating a loving, nurturing environment for our First Steps class!
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 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 Kresta, Lead Teacher Ms. Kresta is the Lead Teacher in our Preschool 1 class. She has over 13 years experience working in Early Childhood Education and a is pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. She brings many fun and creative ideas to the classroom along with challenging and purposeful activities and we are excited for the nurturing environment that she creates in the class.
Ms Emily, Lead Teacher Ms. Emily is the Co-Lead Teacher in our Pre-Kindergarten 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 Transitional 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 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 20 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!
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 Ann-Charlott, Assistant Teacher Ms. Ann-Charlott (AC) is our Tennis Coach and Assistant Teacher. 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 also serves on our faculty as an Assistant Teacher.
Ms Pamela, 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.