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.
Diana, Director Ms. Diana has been dedicated to the field of education for more than 12 years as a teacher and director in private preschools. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood studies from The State University of New York.
Ms. Diana brings her skills as an educational leader to our school and to work as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success. She believes in providing safe, healthy and nurturing care in a strong academic environment.
She enjoys spending time with her two beautiful daughter’s at the library, museums and local zoos.
Ms. Diana looks forward to having the opportunity to lead this school which holds such a vibrant tradition that has produced so many outstanding students.
Cheryl , Assistant Director 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.
Brittany , Lead Teacher Ms. Brittaney has an Associate Degree in Child Development and has 8 years of experience working with infants from 6 weeks to 18 months. Brittaney also has 4 years of experience working with children from 4 to 12 years of age.
Ms. Brittaney volunteers her extra time at her church childcare program in her community. Ms. Brittaney wanted to become a teacher because she enjoys watching children grow and learn. She loves seeing a young child’s face light up when they learn how to do something new.
Caitlin , Lead Teacher Ms. Caitlin comes to Goddard with 8 years of working in a preschool setting. She is currently working towards her Child Development Associate’s. Some of her experiences includes Summer Fun Program at the YMCA in Honolulu and a Goddard School in St. Charles, Missouri.
Caitlin loves and enjoys seeing children’s faces as they learn, discover and create something new each day.
Krystal , Lead Teacher Ms. Krystal has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and an Associate’s Degree with an emphasis in Child & Adolescent Development from Texas Wesleyan University.
Ms. Krystal volunteers for SWITCH youth group at her church, Habitat for Humanity, P.T.A. at her children’s school, and is a Texas member of the Texas Educators Association since 2007.
Ms. Krystal wanted to become a teacher because her Aunt expressed to her what a positive impact she had on other people and possessed strong leadership skills. Krystal’s Aunt always reinforced that her skills would make her an amazing teacher and help guide and educate early learners.
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.
Andrea , Lead Teacher Ms. Andrea has 3 years of experience working with early learners. She has worked within a Head Start program and an Early Childhood Center. Andrea is currently working on her CDA and is excited about continuing to advance her skills in early childhood development
Ms. Andrea wanted to become a teacher because she enjoys and loves teaching children new things and watching them develop socially and emotionally. Andrea likes knowing that she has contributed to the social, emotional, and educational success of young children. She is always the first to help others while wearing a kind smile.
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.
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.
Keacia , Assistant Teacher Ms. Keacia has 3 years’ experience working with young children. Several of her experiences include working in an early childhood preschool setting and being a former nanny. Ms. Keacia has volunteered for Blue Star Families and Toys for Tots. Her educational background consists of studying Child Psychology at Texas Southern University.
Ms. Keacia wanted to become a teacher because she loves working with young children and wants to gain insight on different types of modalities and behaviors. She has a passion for providing a safe and nurturing learning environment for each child and hopes to impact their life in a positive way.
Ms Zilla, Assistant 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.
Tasia, Assistant Teacher Ms. Tasia has 11 years’ experience working with young children. Some of her e volunteer work includes the St. Jude’s Trike-A-Thon and helping at her child’s school carnival.
Ms. Tasia wanted to become a teacher because she loves working with children and contributing to their success. She loves helping others grow into kind, respectful, and successful young learners.
Jenni , Assistant Teacher Ms. Jenni has a Bachelor’s Degree and 6 years of experience working with early learners. She volunteers her time with her church in the children’s program, is an active member of Girl Scouts of America with Patriots 4 Hero’s, and home schools her 2 young children.
Ms. Jenni wanted to become a teacher because she enjoys watching children learn and grow. She believes there is nothing more important than and rewarding than watching young children learn more about the world around them!