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.
Ms Lynn, Assistant Director Ms. Lynn is our Assistant Director. Before joining The Goddard School of Keller, Ms. Lynn was a teacher at the Montessori preschool and then worked in Special Education in Mansfield, TX. Working in vastly different education settings has given her the opportunity to explore many different teaching techniques in a very hands on learning environment. Ms. Lynn feels all children learn at their own pace and in different ways. She believes teachers should be able to identify different learning styles and constantly adapt to the different learning modalities of each child within the classroom. She also believes, in providing children with a safe and loving environment where they feel comfortable, as well as giving children lots of opportunities to explore new concepts in order to create a lifelong love of learning.
Originally from NY, Ms. Lynn enjoys spending time at the Museum of Natural History as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She likes going to different Broadway productions, her favorite being the Disney shows. Growing up she was an avid English Horseback rider, competing throughout the North East.
She moved to Texas in 2001 with her son, husband and two dogs. Lynn enjoys exploring different parts of Texas. Her favorite so far being the Austin area, and spending the weekends in and around Fort Worth. But, she does still miss the pizza for New York immensely!
Ms Michelle, Lead Teacher Ms. Michelle has a Bachelors degree from Texas Womens University. She is continuing her education to complete her Masters in Education. She also has her teaching certification. Her professional experience includes being a special ed aide, substitute teacher, and 15+ years in early childhood education. She is a PTA board member, Drill Team Booster club board member, and a mentor for special needs children. She enjoys working with toddlers because she never has a dull day. She likes seeing her little people learn new things, grow, and develop their unique personalities.
Ms Bridget, Lead Teacher Ms. Richardson has her Bachelors degree in Psychology and Child Development. Her experience includes being a Psychology assistant, an ECI teacher and teaching toddlers through 5th grade. In her spare time she enjos volunteering as a JRMC volunteer, and working as a Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) volunteer. She enjoys working with children because she likes to positively mold them into future leaders.
Ms Cobie, Lead Teacher Ms.Cobie joins us with her Child Development Associate. She is currently in school completing her Bachelors in Education. She had over three years of experience in preschool teaching. She has a strong passion and love for children. She enjoys being able to teach them information and to be a part of their lives. She loves coming to work everyday because her students make her smile!
Ms Lisa, Lead Teacher Ms. Lisa joins us with her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. She had 25+ years of experience in early childhood education! She volunteers for small groups from her church. She enjoys working with children because she feels working with her children is her calling. She likes that they are honest, funny, and they keep her feeling young!
Ms Rachel, Lead Teacher Ms. Rachel has a Bachelors degree from University of North Texas. Her experience includes subsitute teaching for IL Texas and Keller ISD. She enjoys volunteering at local animal shelters and she is a nursery school teacher at her church. She is passionate about working with young children. She likes that she can influence kids for the better.
Ms Kari, Lead Teacher Ms. Kari attended Lubbock Christian University. She is working towards her teaching degree. She has worked in childcare for 20 years. Her experience includes PreK teaching, Assistant Director positions, and Preschool teaching. She is a nursery teacher at her church and she occasionally volunteers at the food pantry. She likes watching children learn new things as they grow and mature. She enjoys watching her students work well together.
Ms Valerie, Lead Teacher Ms. Womack has her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. Her experience includes 25+ years of being an elementary teacher, long term subsitite, and PreK teacher. In her spare time she works on Praise and Worship teams in her church. She also teaches for the children's church. She enjoys watching children grow physicially, academically, and socially. She loves hearing the sound of their laughter.
Ms Zilla, Assistant Teacher Ms. Zilla has her Bachelors degree. She joins us with over 20 years of experience! She enjoys working with children because she likes to get to know them and she likes to watch them grow.