Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

Our teachers blend the highest standards in early childhood development with nurturing care.

Ms Heather, Owner Hello! I am a resident of Glastonbury, and excited to be serving this town! I am proud of the contribution our school has made since opening in 2009 to the youth of our wonderful community. As well as being the owner, I am also the proud parent of a currently enrolled Goddard student. I enjoy watching each and every child grow and develop under the loving care of our entire staff. I attended the University of Vermont and Western New England School of Law.

Ms Heather

Mrs Mary, Director Hello...and welcome to our school! I am excited to be a part of such a wonderful, learning environment. Since our opening in 2009, we have grown as a family and have established a great reputation as a leader in Early Childhood Education in our community! In 2011, I was awarded the highest honor by our company- DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR- and I am very proud to say that I could not have accomplished that without the help of the families and staff we have here. In 2013, I applied for, and received a certificate of merit to be a Mentor Director for The Goddard School Director Mentor Program. I am honored and privileged to continue my personal growth within this amazing company.
I received my Bachelor's Degree in Child Psychology from Central Connecticut State University and have worked in the Early Childhood Education field for 26 years! Being a parent is something I treasure, and my own family means the world to me! My Son, is a U. S. Marine and we could not be more proud! I am so proud to be his mom! My daughter is an avid hockey player is currently attending a private boarding school called The Gunnery. Understanding that being a parent is the toughest job you will ever love also allows me to understand how difficult it can be to leave your child in someone else's care. That is why every child here is treated as though they are my own and I share this philosophy with my staff. I am available for parents, staff and children as a mentor and guide. I would like to welcome you and your family to our school and our Goddard family!

Mrs Mary

Ms Christi, Assistant Director Hello! I am excited to start another new school year as the Assistant Director of The Goddard School. Previously, I was a Director of another center for ten years after working as a Head Teacher there for four years. All together, I have over twenty six years experience in the Early Childhood field. I have a Degree in Early Childhood Education and Library Science. Currently, I am enrolled at the University of Texas at Tyler for a Master's Degree in Human Resource. Education for young children is my passion, as well as my own two children and one grandson. I look forward to continuing working with the families and children at The Goddard School.

Ms Christi

Ms Denise, Lead Teacher My name is Denise Lewis. I have been working with infant age children for the past twenty years. I have my Connecticut Head Teacher's Certificate and am currently enrolled in school to earn my degree in Early Childhood Education. I also am a mom to two young girls and I look forward to taking care of your children.

Ms Denise

Jhana, Lead Teacher Hello, my name is Jhana. I attended Capitol Community College and graduated with my Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy working with children of all ages and I also love spending time with my family ad friends! I am very excited to start this new journey as a teacher in the First Steps classroom this year moving from Get Set.


Ms Stacy, Lead Teacher Hi! My name is Stacy Vincenti. I went to Saint Joseph College and graduated in 2000. I've been a preschool and toddler teacher since then. I enjoy working with children of all ages! I look forward to getting to know everyone and working together with the children and families here.

Ms Stacy

Ms Kimberli, Lead Teacher Hi! I'm Ms. Kim. I have my Associates Degree from San Diego Mesa College in Early Childhood Education as well as a Teacher's certificate. I have 16 years of teaching experience. I am the mom of two amazing girls ages 10 and 12! I have enjoyed being here at The Goddard School since 2015 and look forward to getting to know and love your children.

Ms Kimberli

Ms Carrie, Lead Teacher Hi! I graduated from UCONN with my Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies. I have been working here since 2013 and I really enjoy working with children and am very excited to start a new school year!

Ms Carrie

Ms Meagan, Lead Teacher Hi, my name is Meagan. I graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a Degree in Early Childhood Education. Currently I am attending Sacred Heart University pursuing my Masters degree in Education.
I am a certified teacher and have been teaching preschool for 10 years now!

Ms Meagan

Ms Jennifer, Lead Teacher Hello! My name is Ms. Jenny. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Central Connecticut State University in 2007. I have been happily teaching ever since! I enjoy working with children because it is so rewarding to watch them learn and grow.

Ms Jennifer

Ms Jacqueline, Lead Teacher Hello! I am Ms. Jacqui! I have been teaching in the Early childhood field for 20+ years…yes, I began as a part time after school teacher way back before I graduated high school. I have worked for Goddard since 2006, however I have been here in Glastonbury since 2012. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Child Studies in 2014 from Post University. I married my best friend in 2017 and am enjoying life living on a farm. I am the youngest of 4 children, I have 2 brothers and a sister. My sister and I are the only two that still live in Connecticut. My mom even though she isn’t here in CT she is a phone call away in North Carolina. My favorite animal is a frog, and my favorite color is blue. One of my weaknesses is hot wings and the other is ice cream or frozen yogurt! On the weekends I can be found hanging out with my cat or chickens, exploring the farm or bowling.
Did you know there are over 5000 different species of Frogs or that frogs do not need to drink water as they absorb it through their skin?
I look forward to getting to know you and your child during their journey through The Goddard School!

Ms Jacqueline

Ms Cheryl, Lead Teacher I attended Seton Hall University where I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Sociology in 2001. In 2010, I received my Master's Degree in Special Education from Central Connecticut State University. I am a certified teacher and have been both a Kindergarten teacher and Pre K lead teacher here at The Goddard School since 2010. We are going to do a lot of learning and have fun as we do it!

Ms Cheryl

Ms Joelle, Assistant Teacher Hello, my name is Joelle. I am a very proud and protective mother of three children. I have been working with children for more then seven years now. Working with children is my passion, therefore I feel blessed and honored to be working with such wonderful children every day!
I enjoy traveling with my family and drawing.
I am honored to be a part of the Goddard family!

Ms Joelle

Ms Christina, Assistant Teacher Hi! I'm Ms. Christina. I'm very excited to be in First Steps! I have worked in the Early Childhood field for six years. Teaching has always been a passion for me- I love teaching because I enjoy the opportunity to help children learn and grow. I enjoy traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family with friends. I look forward to starting this new journey with your child.

Ms Christina

Arianna, Assistant Teacher Hi, I am Ms. Ari. I currently attend Baypath University working towards a degree in Human Services and Rehabilitation. I have been working in childcare since 2014 and here with The Goddard School since 2017.,,I look forward to many years with your children at Goddard!


Ms Krystyna , Assistant Teacher Hi, my name is Krystyna! I am the mom of two children, Joshua and Jayliana. I have been here at The Goddard School since 2014. I previously worked in a child care for six years . I look forward to having a positive influence on each child in the classroom I will be working!

Ms Krystyna

Katrina, Assistant Teacher Hello, my name is Katrina! Recently I graduated from Elms College with my Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I have worked with children of all ages during my practicum and volunteering. I have a passion for helping children and I am so excited and honored to be working at The Goddard School.


Mrs LaRonda, Assistant Teacher Hello, my name is LaRonda Gomes. I went to school to learn how to work with children with special needs and also studied Early Childhood Development. I plan to pursue a degree in ECE . I have 3 years experience working with children. I enjoy working here and my one year old daughter is enrolled in the program.

Mrs LaRonda

Ms Sarah, Assistant Teacher I graduated Manchester Community College and am currently attending Southern New Hampshire University online to obtain my degree in Psychology. I have been working here for over two years and have been in the childcare field for over five years. Being a teacher at Goddard is rewarding and exciting and I love being a part of this team!

Ms Sarah

Ms Mary, Assistant Teacher
Hi, I'm Miss Mary! I came to the Goddard School in 2016 after graduating from the University of Scranton in 2016 with a Bachelor's in Counseling & Human Services. I've been working with children since high school through various internships and volunteer opportunities. I'm so excited to get to know your children and to create a safe, loving, and cheerful environment that will provide them with the tools they need to become lifelong learners and friends!

Ms Mary

Ms Heather, Assistant Teacher Hello, I came to the Goddard School with five years of early childhood experience. I am currently working towards a Bachelor's Degree in child studies and plan to further my education. Working with children is a fulfilling, rewarding experience and I am so excited to be working with the families, children and staff here at The Goddard School!

Ms Heather

Ms April, Assistant Teacher Hi! My name is April. I have more then 16 years experience in early childcare. I enjoy working with children because I feel as though I always learn something new! I have a very active 8 year old son and enjoy spending time with my family and traveling. I received my medical assisting degree from Goodwin College.

Ms April

Ms Kelsey, Resource Hi I am Kelsey O'Brien! I graduated Glastonbury High School in 2016 and I am now attending Goodwin College to attain a nursing degree. I am an extremely enthusiastic person and love to bring my enthusiasm to the children and their learning. Singing and theater are two of my passions and I hope to share these passions with the classrooms I am in. I am so happy to be a part of the Goddard family!

Ms Kelsey

Mrs Kimberly, Resource
Hello, my name is Kim Harrington. I am a mother of five children and have been a stay at home mom for 23 years! I am a religious education teacher and occasionally baby sit for friend’s children. I am glad to be here and to be around all the young children since mine are growing up.

Mrs Kimberly

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