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.
Ms Diana, Director Hello! I am the Operations Director. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my two little girls. I come from a strong background in Early Childhood Education. I hold a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Studies from The State University of New York. It is an honor to work with your children and your family. I will ensure that your child has a safe, loving, and academically enriched quality learning experience.
Ms Jannette, Director My name is Jannette Autry and I am the Educational Director. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Missouri. I have extensive experience educating young learners and developing curriculum and learning environments both here and overseas. I have two wonderful school age children. It is my pleasure to be a member of the Goddard School family. I look forward to providing quality education for our students.
Ms Michelle, Lead Teacher I am Ms. Michelle and I am so happy to be teaching your children at The Goddard School. I have Bachelor's degrees from Texas Women's University. Prior to entering the education field, I worked for 15 years as a Public Relations/Marketing writer. Once I had my own girls, I realized my heart was with children. I have served several years with Keller ISD as a substitute teacher and educational aide for special needs children. Then I had an opportunity to work in Early Childhood and knew this was what I was meant to do. I am working towards a Master's degree in Education. I live with my husband and our girls who are 11 and 14 and growing up way too fast .
Ms Bridget, Lead Teacher I joined the Goddard team with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and 5 years of experience. I also have experience and training in working with children with disabilities. When I am not in the classroom I love to spend time with my husband and son who is also part of the Goddard family. I have a genuine love for children and attention to detail. I feel these are great assets to the Goddard family.
Ms Jen, Lead Teacher My name is Ms. Arata. I was born and raised in New York and moved to Texas in 2012! I love going to the beach and hiking. My passions include cooking, scrapbooking and of course shopping. I have been in the teaching field since 2007. I have worked in both the public and childcare setting. I have worked with toddlers through the age of sixth grade. I have degrees in Early Childhood, Elementary and Education and Literacy. In every lesson plan I incorporate children's literature as well as use my creativity and love for art. A child's curiosity, honesty and drive to take in everything around them push me to continually grow and learn as a teacher, educator and professional.
Ms Valerie, Lead Teacher Hi, I am Ms. Womack. I am an energetic Pre-Kindergarten teacher! I have a bachelors degree in Elementary Education and have been in the teaching field since 1993 working in both the pres-school and elementary setting. When I am not in the classroom, I love spending time with my children and grandchildren.
I like to use my knowledge and experience in the classroom with the children helping them learn to read and write and make them Kindergarten ready!