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The Goddard School®
Hendersonville


108 Cinema Drive
HendersonvilleTN 37075
615-822-9300

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

Mrs Leisa, Owner School Owner:
Leisa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Oberlin College, a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, and a Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurial Management from Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is CPR and First Aid certified.
 
“At The Goddard School, we continually strive to provide an educational program that not only prepares children for success in school but for success in life as well. I am committed to providing the highest quality preschool experience for the children in our community.”

Mrs Leisa

Ms Tami, Director Tami graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. She has over 30 years of experience working with children. Tami transferred to our school from a Goddard School in Pennsylvania where she was the director for 6 years. She is also a Director Mentor for directors within the Goddard franchise.

Ms Tami

Ashleigh, Assistant Director Ashleigh graduated from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Child Development and Child/Family Studies. She began working with preschool children after graduation and has since had many opportunities to work with children of all ages in a variety of settings. Ashleigh recently celebrated her 5th anniversary with our Goddard School.

Ashleigh

Rachel, Lead Teacher Rachel has completed 30 hours of orientation through TECTA, the Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance. She has over thirteen years experience working in a childcare setting and has worked with children of all ages.

Rachel

Stephanie, Lead Teacher Stephanie has worked in Early Childhood Education for the past 25 years. She studied ECE at Ashland Community Technical College and Morehead State University. Stephanie has worked with infant through pre-kindergarten classes, and has also been a director of a preschool. She has 2 daughters of her own and loves caring for the youngest of our school.

Kathleen, Lead Teacher Miss Kat has an Associates degree in Liberal Arts from Essex County College. She also has over 5 years of experience working with children. Miss Kat recently became a mother, and has a beautiful daughter in our Infant 1 classroom.

Kayla, Lead Teacher Kayla is currently working towards her Associate’s Degree in Elementary Education at Volunteer State Community College. She has experience working with children in a variety of settings including teaching Pre-Kindergarten at her church as well as working in a preschool setting.

Kayla

Miss Erica, Lead Teacher Erica has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Services from Northern Illinois University. She was a toddler teacher in Illinois before she moved to Hendersonville to be closer to her family. Erica loves everything about 2 year olds and is excited to be at The Goddard School!

Miss Erica

Jordan, Lead Teacher Jordan graduated from Lee University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. She has worked several years as a youth leader at her church and is thrilled to be making a difference with children in early childhood development!

Jordan

Miss Jackie, Lead Teacher Jackie graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work. She was a toddler teacher in Illinois before she relocated to Hendersonville. Jackie loves the toddler age and is excited to continue teaching this age group at The Goddard School!

Miss Jackie

Miss Ashlee, Lead Teacher Ashlee is currently enrolled in Volunteer Community College working on her degree in Early Childhood Education. She has over 3 years of experience teaching preschool age children.

Miss Ashlee

Michelle, Lead Teacher Michelle is currently working towards receiving her CDA, Child Development Associates, and has previously completed 30 hours of orientation through TECTA, the Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance. She has six years experience working in a childcare setting and has worked with children of all ages.

Michelle

Miss Nikki, Lead Teacher Nikki has taught preschool for 4 years and received her Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance Certificate. She also has several credit hours in Early Childhood Education and is working on a degree in ECE.

Miss Nikki

Stephanie, Lead Teacher Stephanie graduated from Martin Luther College in Minnesota where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She has twelve years experience working as an in-home childcare provider, and as a teacher at both the preschool and elementary school level.

Stephanie

Alissa, Lead Teacher Alissa has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work from Murray State University. She has taught preschool for the past 8 years and has volunteered several years in her church's children's ministry.

Alissa

Christy, Lead Teacher Christy earned a Bachelor of Science from Western Kentucky University’s College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. She has over seven years of experience teaching in the early childhood field working with children ages early two’s through four years old.

Christy

Miss Abby, Lead Teacher Abby has an Associate's Degree in Art Education from Hopkinsville Community College. She has over 4 years of experience working with children and is thrilled to be a part of the Goddard team!

Miss Abby

Gaye, Lead Teacher Gaye has completed coursework in Early Childhood Education through Volunteer State Community College, 30 hours of orientation through TECTA, the Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance, as well as participated in many CCR&R workshops. She has thirty-eight years experience teaching in a childcare setting and has worked with children of all ages.

Gaye

Heather, Lead Teacher Heather graduated in 2007 from Tuson College in Lancashire, England with her N.N.E.B. and then obtained her CDA from Montclair State University in New Jersey. She has worked with children in a variety of different childcare settings over the past twenty-four years. Some of her experience has been as an Au Pair and as a teacher in various preschools, including Wyckoff Christian School and The Goddard School in New Jersey.

Heather

Heather, Lead Teacher Heather graduated from The University of Tennessee at Martin in December 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. Her experience includes over nine years working in the early childhood field where she has worked with children of all ages; however, most of her time has been spent with PreKindergarten age children.

Heather

Jan, Lead Teacher Jan has over 30 years of experience teaching children. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Cumberland University with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education. In her 30 years, Jan taught kindergarten for 10 years and pre-kindergarten for 5. She is a great asset to our Junior K program.

Jan

Lyndsey, Lead Teacher Lyndsey is currently working towards completing her Bachelor of Science in English from Austin Peay State University. She has completed 30 hours of orientation through TECTA, the Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance. She has two years experience working in a childcare setting and has worked with children ages two to three.

Lyndsey

Mrs Lisa, Lead Teacher Lisa has an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and is currently seeking her Bachelor's Degree. She has been working in ECE for over 25 years and even owned a center of her own. At this time, she wants to be back in the classroom and teach the children again; it's her first love!

Mrs Lisa

Nicole, Assistant Teacher Nikki graduated from Euclidian Beauty School and has several credit hours in Early Childhood Education. She is a loving and nurturing teacher and caregiver to our 1 year olds.

Nicole

Patrice, Assistant Teacher Patrice is certified in the Tennessee Early Childhood Teaching Alliance, and she is currently working on a degree in Child Psychology. Patrice has over 18 years of experience working with children, including raising a daughter of her own.

Patrice

Kindel, Assistant Teacher Kindel is working on a degree in Secondary Education at Volunteer State Community College. She has several years experience working with children through her church ministries.

Kindel

Miss Desiree, Resource Desiree graduated from the University of Tennessee, Martin with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Family and Consumer Science. She has over 3 years of experience working with children in a child care center and at a child advocacy center.

Miss Desiree

Miss Katie, Resource Katie has an Associate's Degree in General Studies from Valencia College in Orlando, Florida. She moved to Tennessee from Florida in the summer of 2016. In Florida she was an assistant pre-kindergarten teacher for 2 years. Katie is preparing to have her first child this May.

Miss Katie

Miss Olivia, Resource Olivia is a student at Lindsey Wilson College, studying Human Services and Counseling. She has 2 years of experience working with children. Olivia is a native of Hendersonville and is enjoying getting to know all the children as she supports all the classrooms in our school.

Miss Olivia

Miss Traci, Resource Traci has over 20 years of experience working with children. She graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education. Traci brings a great deal of kindergarten teaching experience to our school.

Miss Traci

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