Ms Stacey, Director Ms. Stacey is our Director of Education. She has 20 years of experience working in Early Childhood and 10 of those years she was a Director with The Goddard School. Ms. Stacey has a Bachelors Degree in English Literature with a concentration in Education and Math. Ms. Stacey truly believes that the love for Early Childhood Education is embedded inside those who have a very special gift and those special people can’t imagine doing anything other than teaching.
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 Samantha, Lead Teacher Miss Samantha is the Lead Teacher in our Preschool Classroom. She has her BS Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from UNC-Greensboro. She has over 3 years teaching experience in early childhood and did her Student Teaching Internship in K1 through 3rd grade. Miss Samantha believes in supporting her students by providing a warm, nurturing environment that encourages exploration and learning.
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 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 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 Melody, Assistant Teacher Ms. Melody is our After School Coordinator. She has completed coursework in Elementary Education at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and has worked with children in After School and Summer Camps for over 3 years. Ms. Melody brings great ideas to her classroom each week and is very supportive and patient in assisting the children with homework.