Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Mr Steve, Owner Mr. Steve Patel is the Owner and Business Manager of the Goddard School in Greenwood, Indiana. He is the proud father of two children, a son and daughter, both of which attended The Goddard School in Greenwood. He moved to Indiana in March of 2001 from California, where he owned and operated a business for five years. He moved to benefit his children by opening The Goddard School. He feels Goddard is the best choice to provide a safe, stimulating, and happy environment in which all children can reach their full potential. He loves what he does and looks forward to coming to The Goddard School everyday.

Mr Steve

Ms Ciara, Director Ms. Ciara is the Assistant Director. She has her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. She has been with Goddard since January of 2003. She loves working with all the families at Goddard. She enjoys seeing the children learn and grow throughout the years.

Ms Ciara

Ms Tracy, Director Ms. Tracy is the Director. She has her Masters Degree in Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has been with Goddard since July of 2004. She believes strongly in Goddard's philosophy of learning through play and enjoys watching the development of the children in our care.

Ms Tracy

Kaitlyn, Lead Teacher Ms. Katie is the Lead Teacher in the Waves Classroom (Infants). She is pursuing her Early Childhood Education degree from Ivy Tech. She started working at Goddard in February of 2016. She loves nurturing the babies and watching them grow and develop tremendously through the first year.

Kaitlyn

Jessica, Lead Teacher Ms. Jess is the Lead Teacher in the Scampering Seals Classroom (12-18 months). She has her Bachelors Degree in General Studies with a minor in Sociology from IUPUI. She started working at Goddard in September of 2013. She enjoys teaching at Goddard because it gives her the chance to interact with many different children and to be a part of them growing and learning.

Jessica

Catelynn, Lead Teacher Ms. Catelynn is the Lead Teacher in the Dancing Dolphin Classroom (18-24 months). She has been with Goddard since January 2015. She has experience with babysitting as well as cadet teaching. She is currently pursuing a degree in Education hoping to concentrate on children with special needs. She loves Goddard’s philosophy and passion for teaching and guiding young children.

Ashley , Lead Teacher Ms. Ashley is a Co-Lead Teacher in the Toddling Turtles (24-30 months) classroom. She has been with Goddard since August of 2017. She has many years experience working with young children. She enjoys the toddlers' personalities and their smiles and hugs each day!

Ashley

Kellie, Lead Teacher Ms. Kellie is a Co-Lead in the Toddling Turtles Classroom (24-30 months). She is working toward her degree in Early Childhood from Ivy Tech. She has been with Goddard since March of 2017. She loves to work with amazing people and be around astounding children, helping them grow and learn new things each day.

Kellie

Carissa, Lead Teacher Ms. Carissa is the Lead Teacher in the Soaring Seagulls Classroom (Get Set, 24-30 months). She is working toward her Early Childhood Education Degree. She has been at Goddard since February 2014. She has many years experience working with young children. She loves Goddard's way of learning by doing and the hands-on curriculum.

Carissa

Ericka, Lead Teacher Ms. Ericka is the Lead Teacher in the Rambling Reefs young preschool classroom. She is working toward her Associates Degree in Early Child Development from Illinois Central College. She started working at Goddard in May of 2014. She has been working with children since 2006. She enjoys teaching at Goddard because it is a fun and loving environment to work in. She loves the low ratios and all the extra things we do here. The administration makes the teachers feel welcome and important as well.

Ericka

Kayla, Lead Teacher Ms. Kayla is the Lead Teacher in our Shining Starfish (Older Preschool Classroom). She has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ivy Tech. She has been with Goddard since January 2017. She loves that we are state licensed and held to such high standards.

Kathy, Lead Teacher Ms. Kathy is a Co-Lead Teacher in the Octopus Odyssey (Young Pre-K) Classroom. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been a camp counselor, Montessori teacher and a preschool teacher! Ms. Kathy started at Goddard in October 2016. She likes working at Goddard because of the focus on the whole child and the awesome curriculum.

Kathy

Rachel, Lead Teacher Ms. Rachel is the Lead Teacher in the Octopus Odyssey(Young Pre-K). She has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and an Associates in Liberal Arts from Solano Community College in California. She started working at Goddard in July of 2015. She has been teaching children since 2003. She enjoys teaching at Goddard because we believe children learn through play and there are so many hands on opportunities for learning. She enjoys the extra activities that we do and also the look on the children's faces when they achieve their goals.

Rachel

Ms Amanda, Lead Teacher Ms. Amanda is the Co-Lead Teacher in the Walloping Whales (Young 5s, Older Pre-K). She has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ivy Tech. She has been with Goddard since August of 2011 and has worked with children for many years. She loves Goddard because it is a great atmosphere for the children to learn and grow in. The minute she walked into the building, she knew it was where she wanted to teach. She loves that the classrooms and curriculum are based off the children's needs and adapted to different teaching styles.

Ms Amanda

Ms Marie, Lead Teacher Ms. Marie is the Co-Lead Teacher in the Walloping Whales Classroom (Older Pre-K). She has her CDA from Ivy Tech. She has worked in childcare since 2002, but has many younger siblings she helped take care of. She has been with Goddard since October 2006. She likes Goddard's philosophy of learning through play.

Ms Marie

Ms Ann, Assistant Teacher Ms. Ann is an Assistant Teacher working in the Waves classroom (6 weeks to 1 year old). She has been with Goddard since January 2011. She has her Elementary Education degree from Indiana University South and training in Early Childhood from Ivy Tech. She has many years of experience in a childcare setting. She started working in preschools in 1999! She loves that the curriculum at Goddard is play based.

Ms Ann

Brooke, Assistant Teacher Ms. Brooke is an afternoon Assistant Teacher in our Whispering Waves (Infant) Classroom. She has been working with Goddard since September 2017. She loves cuddling the babies in the afternoons!

Brooke

Marci, Assistant Teacher Ms. Marci is an Assistant Teacher in our Whispering Waves Classroom (6 weeks to 1 year old). She has been with Goddard since January 2016. She has over 25 years experience with children including working with children with special needs. She loves Goddard's philosophy of learning and how everyone working here puts the children first. She feels it is a great environment for children to learn, play and grow.

Marci

Stephanie, Assistant Teacher Ms. Stephanie is the Resource Teacher in the Seals and Dolphins classrooms (Younger and Older Ones). She has been working with children since 2013. She started working at Goddard in January of 2016. She enjoys teaching at Goddard because we share philosophies in loving kids and child's safety. Making a difference in a child's life is important to her.

Stephanie

Hope , Assistant Teacher Ms. Hope is an Assistant Teacher in our Soaring Seagulls (30-36 months) Classroom in the afternoon. She also supports the other classrooms in the building. She is working towards her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ivy Tech. She has been with Goddard since July 2017. She loves Goddard because of how inviting it is and that the children are learning through play.

Hope

Amelia, Assistant Teacher Ms. Amelia is the Assistant Teacher in the Soaring Seagulls (30-36 months) classroom. She is working toward her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education currently. She has been with Goddard since May of 2017. She enjoys seeing the growth in the children over the months she has them in her classroom.

Amelia

Marilyn, Assistant Teacher Ms. Marilyn is an assistant teacher in our Soaring Seagulls (Older 2's) Classsroom. She has her CDA and several years experience working with children. She has been with Goddard since 2018. She loves working with children and loves the Goddard system for teaching and learning!

Kaitlin, Assistant Teacher Ms. Kaitlin is the Assistant Teacher in the Rambling Reefs Classroom (Young Preschool). She is working toward her Bachelor's Degree is Social Work and Early Childhood Development. She has many years experience with young children. She has been with Goddard since May of 2017. She enjoys the interactions she gets to have and the difference made in the lives of young children in her care.

Kaitlin

Cheyenne, Assistant Teacher Ms. Cheyenne is an Assistant Teacher in our Toddling Turtles (24-20 month) Classroom. She has cared for children for many years. She plans to attend school for Early Childhood Education. She has been with Goddard since September 2017. She loves Goddard because it focuses on each individual child so you can help them learn to the best of their abilities and build relationships to help them grow.

Cheyenne

Lynn, Assistant Teacher Ms. Lynn is the Afternoon Before and After School Teacher. She has been working at Goddard since February 2014. She has five children of her own and babysat other children while raising them. She has been a Kindergarten Assistant for years and now teaches the Technology Lab for Elementary students Kindergarten through 5th grade during the school day. She loves working at Goddard because if gives her the opportunity to work with younger children and helping them to grow and mature.

Ms Samantha, Resource Ms. Sam is our Kitchen Director. She has her Associates Degree in Culinary Arts studying at Brown College the Le Cordon Bleu. She has been with Goddard since September 2012. She has cared for children for many years and has two children of her own. She loves Goddard because she loves the people she works with. All the children make everyday a new adventure for her and make working fun.

Ms Samantha

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