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 from New York immensely!
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.
Ms Michelle, Lead Teacher Ms. Michelle has a Bachelor Degree from Texas Woman’s University and holds a Texas Teachers Alternative Certification. She has 10 years of experience working with young children. Her experiences include substitute teaching, special education aid, and working in preschool education programs. Ms. Michelle volunteers as a PTA Board Member, Sun Dancer Service Organizer Board Member, and served as a Mentor for elementary children with behavioral disorders.
Ms. Michelle wanted to become a teacher because she feels it’s very rewarding to know that she’s making a difference in a young child’s life and providing skills in order for them to succeed in life.
Ms Jordan, Lead Teacher Ms. Jordan has an Associate’s Degree and working on her Bachelor Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. She has over 3 years’ experience working with young children. A few of Ms. Jordan’s experiences and volunteer work includes working with children in the PAL Program, Ready-Set-Teach, Special Olympics and her Church’s Nursery Program.
Ms. Jordan wanted to become a teacher because she loves the feeling she gets when she can see a child learn something new from her knowledge, guidance, and nurturing teaching skills. Ms. Jordan loves the special bonds she makes with each child and their family. She wants to make a positive impact on children’s lives and help them become lifelong learners.
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 Cobie, Lead Teacher Ms. Cobie has an Associates Degree and working on her Bachelor Degree for English with concentration of Language Arts with a secondary teaching certification. She has 3 years of experience working with young children.
Mrs. Cobie wanted to be a teacher because she has always loved working with children and wants to be a positive role model to help them grow and learn. As a young child, she always respected and looked at teachers as a role model for herself. Mr. Cobie wants her students to look at her the same way as she looked at her teachers when she was younger. She wants to inspire and guide students to achieve their dreams. Mr. Cobie is dedicated to instill the love of learning into the minds of each child in order for them to achieve their goals and become lifelong learners.
Ms Lisa, Lead Teacher Mrs. Lisa has an Associates in Early Childhood Development and holds a Certification as a Nurse’s Aide. Mrs. Lisa has 33 year of experience working with children of all ages. Some of her experiences and volunteer work includes teaching at Praise Assembly Church teacher, Pioneer Girls teacher, Big Walnut Church early childhood teacher, Fort Hill Child Development Center, and Pastor at Victorious Christian Center.
Mrs. Lisa wanted to become a teacher because she has loves working with young learners and considers them a special gift of God. She loves the teaching profession because she can help mold young children to grow socially, emotionally, and spiritually.
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.
Ms Kari, Lead 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.
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.
Miss Lenoy, Assistant Teacher Ms.Lanoy has 5 years’ experience working with children Some of her experiences and volunteer work includes working at college school events, helping at Halton Reception Center, Prep Program AVID, and doing clinical rotations.
Ms. Lanoy 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 Vanessa, Assistant Teacher Ms. Vanessa is currently working towards her CDA and Business degree and has 4 years’ experience working in early childhood. Some of her experiences include working with children through the PALS and Newcomer programs. Ms. Vanessa also does volunteer work for the Special Olympics, Neighborhood Cleanup, and her Church programs.
Ms. Vanessa wanted to become a teacher because she has a strong passion to help, teach and watch young children grow.
Miss Chelsey, Assistant Teacher Ms. Chelsey is currently attending TCC for her Associates Degree and she plans on getting her Bachelors in Mathematics. She also is in the process of getting her CDA Certification in early Childhood. Ms. Chelsey volunteers for North Richland Hills Animal Shelter, Trinity Trash Bash, and helping teach the Haltom Color Guard.
Ms. Chelsey wanted to become a teacher because she thinks teachers are one of the most important people to help us grow in life, and she has always wanted to be a part of helping others learn.
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.
Alondra, Assistant Teacher Ms. Alondra is currently attending TCC for her degree in education. Some of her experiences and volunteer work includes working in the children ministry at church, YMCA specialist for 3rd and 4th graders, Trash Pickup Bash, and helping the homeless in downtown Houston shelters.
Ms. Alondra wanted to become a teacher because she has a heart for serving and helping others. She loves to engage students in activities and guide them to become productive independent learners.
Savanna, Assistant Teacher Ms. Savanna has 6 years of experience working with early learners. Ms. Savanna has worked with children at the Fort Hill Child Development center and in daycare settings. She also does volunteer work at her church in the children’s program.
Ms. Savanna wanted to become a teacher because she enjoys and loves teaching children new things and watching them develop socially and emotionally. She is always willing to help others and always wears a smile.