Mr Grady, Owner Grady and his wife Michelle are the parents of a young daughter and recognize the importance of a safe and nurturing learning environment. Their family is the basis for the reason that they chose Goddard. They have been residents of the Dallas/Fort Worth area for twenty five years and are happy to be able to provide Goddard's outstanding program to the children in the Keller and surrounding communities. Grady would like to extend an invitation to your family to visit them at their beautiful school, introduce you to their incredible faculty, including an Education Director, and tell you all about the Goddard approach to learning.
Mrs Kelly, Director Kelly Seepersad is originally from Coffeyville, KS and a graduate from Newman University. She holds a B.S. degree in Elementary & Early Childhood Education. She has a Certified Kansas Teachers License and teaching experience in Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade. In addition to her elementary teaching, she was an Early Childhood Director of a Private Christian Preschool.
Kelly combines her experiences along with her ability to be a compassionate and enthusiastic leader in order to make a strategic impact to the development and growth of each child, and to meet their social and emotional needs. Her objective is to help support, engage, and provide a safe nurturing learning environment for all students, families, and staff. She enjoys making personal connections with each child and their family. Kelly takes extreme pride in knowing she has made a positive contribution to the development and education in each child’s life.
Kelly is a very proud mother of two teenage children and 3 step children. In her free time she enjoys spending time at the lake with her husband, running 5 miles a day, attending FC Dallas soccer games, and spending quality time with all her kids and family.
Ashley , Assistant Director Ms. Ashley has a Degree in Early Childhood Development and has worked with children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. She has over 6 years of experience working with young children, and in a management position. Some of her experience and volunteer work includes Holloman Air Force Base providing free or low cost childcare for parents, Airman’s Attic Organization which provided free clothing to military workers, and Meals on Wheels in New Mexico. Ms. Ashley is the mother of 2 amazing boys and married to a former Air-force Sergeant. Her family had the opportunity to travel and live in many different place all over the world, including Germany and New Mexico.
Ms. Ashley wanted to become a teacher because she wanted to encourage, engage, and influence young children’s learning experiences through their personal interest. Ms. Ashley likes to provide a fun and active educational environment and create memorable learning moments for each child that will last a lifetime.
Ms Zilla, Lead Teacher Ms. Zilla has a Bachelors Degree and has over 20 years of experience working with young children. Some of her experiences include working within schools in Pakistan.
Ms. Zilla wanted to become a teacher because she has a strong passion for helping children grow socially, emotionally, and academically.
Carmen, Lead Teacher Ms. Carmen has an Associate’s Degree and Education Courses in Early Childhood Sign Language. She has over 3 years of experience working with young children. Her prior experiences include being an assistant teacher and a lead teacher at a private Christian Preschool. Ms. Carmen volunteers with the youth program at her church and dedicates her time to local mission trips.
Ms. Carmen wanted to become a teacher because she loves seeing the bright smile on a child’s face when they learn and discover something new. It’s rewarding for her to know she has contributed to their educational success.
Niaja , Lead Teacher Ms. Niaja has a Bachelor’s degree in Childhood Development with emphasis in child life. She has 2 years of experience working with early learners. A few of her experiences and volunteer work includes Child Life Organization and Early Childhood Intervention Foundation.
Ms. Niaja wanted to become a teacher because she enjoys working with young children and seeing how eager they are to learn about the world around them. She believes through fun interactions, children are engaged in learning.
Ms Bridget, Lead Teacher Mrs. Richardson has a Bachelors Degree of Science in Psychology and Child Development. She has 8 years’ experience working with children in early childhood and child development. Some of her experiences and volunteer work include substitute teaching, early childhood interventionist, volunteer at JRMS, volunteer at SCAN (suspected child abuse and neglect center), and a Mentor for new employees here at our school.
Mrs. Richardson wanted to become a teacher because she felt like it was her calling. She enjoys molding the minds of our future leaders in the most positive way possible and is proud to know she has contributed to these young learners’ lives.
Ms Rachel, Lead Teacher Ms. Rachel has a Bachelors Degree in History and Spanish with a minor in Education. She has 3 years’ experience working with early learners. Some of her experiences and volunteer work includes substitute teaching, teaching early childhood classes at her church, Special Olympics, and coached 2nd grade basketball for 2 years.
Ms. Rachel wanted to become a teacher because she has always loved working with young children. She wants her teaching skills to impact each child and to create a positive impact in their life. Ms. Rachel enjoys making personal connections with each child and their family and hopes to make a lasting memory in their life.
Simone, Lead Teacher Ms. Simone has an Associate’s of Arts and Business Degrees. She has over 10 years of experience working children. Her prior experiences include teaching high school, middle school, and elementary/early childhood school children. Ms. Simone volunteers her time to the homeless ministry, Bread of Life Church, and the Watson Nursing Home.
Ms. Simone wanted to become a teacher because she loves to see children apply what they learn to their everyday life. She is enjoys providing enrichment lessons to help children to continue to strive above their social and educational potential.
Cheryl , Lead Teacher Ms. Cheryl has a Child Development Association Degree and over 15 years’ experience working with children in early childhood. Some of her experiences and volunteer work include working with track and field athletes and forming her own track and field youth league.
Ms. Cheryl wanted to become a teacher because she was inspired by her Aunt’s dedication and love for teaching children and watching them learn and grow. Her love and dedication for her student’s success helps them strive socially, emotionally, and academically within and outside of the classroom environment.
Kelly, Lead Teacher Ms. Kelly has a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education from Texas Tech University along with a minor in ESL. She has 5 years of experience working with young children. Her experiences include serving as a reading interventionist, tutor for STARR testing within the ISD, and a substitution teacher prek-6th grade.
Ms. Kelly wanted to become a teacher because it’s very rewarding to know that she’s making a difference in a young child’s life and loves seeing them succeed academically.
Ms Valerie, Lead Teacher Mrs. Womack has a Bachelors Degree in Education from Temple University in Philadelphia. She has 25 years’ experience working with young children. Some of her experience and volunteer work includes teaching children’s church in New Jersey and helping with children’s choir in Delaware.
Mrs. Womack wanted to become a teacher at the young age of ten. She enjoyed learning from her teachers and decided she wanted to make the same impact on young children’s lives for her profession. Mrs. Womack likes to engage children with upbeat lessons and activities. She creates a fun and active environment for each student. Mrs. Womack has an outgoing personality and loves to make personal connections with each student and their family.
Jessica, Assistant Teacher Ms. Jessica has 3 years’ experience working with young children. Some of her experiences and volunteer work includes P.T.A. Organization within the ISD and Open House Events and Festivals.
Ms. Jessica wanted to become a teacher because she loves working young children. She loves to see them learn and grow.
Jessica, Assistant Teacher Ms. Jessica is currently working on her Associates Degree with a minor in Photography. She has 2 years’ experience working with young children. A few of her experiences and volunteer work includes teaching art classes to the youth in the summer, church programs, and a mission work in Uganda.
Ms. Jessica wanted to become a teacher because she loves and enjoys seeing children’s faces as they learn, discover, and create something new each day.
Ms Kari, Assistant Teacher Ms. Kari has a degree in Early Childhood Development from Lubbock Christian University. She has 19 years of experience working with early learners. A few of her experiences and volunteer work includes soccer and swim coach, church youth group and field trip mentor, PTA, and Homeroom mother for her children’s school.
Ms. Kari wanted to become a teacher because she gets an incredible joy in seeing the difference she can make as her students grow and gain insight on the lessons she teaches. Ms. Kari enjoys engaging with children in classroom activities and working to create a personable relationship with each child and their family.