{OFFERING The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.}

faculty

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.
 
“I am excited and proud to be part of Goddard and am committed to providing the highest quality preschool experience for the children in this neighborhood.”

Mrs Leisa

Kelley, Director Director of Curriculum:
Kelley graduated from Lynwood Christian Academy and then attended Virginia Western Community College to work towards her Associate's degree. She has taught Pre-K at a private preschool and was a Special Education Assistant in Sumner County.

Kelley

Megan, Director Director of Education:
Megan graduated from The University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Elementary Education. She has five years experience working as a personal nanny, lead teacher in a two year old classroom, as well as previously serving as both an Assistant Director and Director in the private preschool setting.

Megan

Tricia, Lead Teacher Tricia attended the University of Northern Colorado where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and then went on to receive a Master of Science in Counseling from the Denver Seminary. She has over eight years of experience working in the field of education where she has worked as a director and teacher for children of all ages.

Tricia

Angela, Lead Teacher Angela graduated from Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She has many years experience working with children twelve months old through preschool age in the private preschool setting, including working at The Goddard School in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Angela

Emily, Lead Teacher Emily graduated from Volunteer State Community College with an Associate of Arts in University Studies. She has many years experience working with children six weeks through school age in various settings, which include teaching Vacation Bible School and serving as a youth leader with her church for four years.

Emily

Mandy, Lead Teacher Mandy is currently studying Elementary Education and Special Education at Middle Tennessee State University. She has worked with children of all ages for over four years in a variety of settings, including working at a children's fitness center.

Mandy

Andrea, Lead Teacher Andrea graduated from East Robertson High School and earned her Associates Degree in Interior Design from The International Academy of Design and Technology. She is currently continuing her education at Ashford University in Elementary Education. Andrea has over eight years experience working with preschool age children in a private school environment.

Andrea

Heather, Lead Teacher Heather graduated high school from Our Lady of Good Counsel and then attended Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland where she studied Early Childhood Education. She has over seven years experience working with children in a variety of settings, which include working as a preschool teacher in the private preschool setting, serving at her church and working as a nanny for various families.

Heather

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

Ashleigh, Lead Teacher 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

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

Shawna, Lead Teacher Shawna graduated from The University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology. She has three years experience working in a private preschool setting and has also tutored children on the English language in Pinghu, China.

Shawna

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

Erin, Lead Teacher Erin attended David Lipscomb University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Interior Design, followed by Trevecca University where she completed her Masters of Education in Teaching K-6. She has many years experience working with children in a variety of settings, including teaching 1st grade for Williamson County Schools, working with children in a preschool and private school setting as well as working as a nanny.

Erin

Jessica, Assistant Teacher Jessi graduated from Baker College of Flint, Michigan with an Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education. She has three years experience working with children six weeks through three years old in various childcare settings.

Jessica

Rachel, Assistant 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

Joanna, Assistant Teacher Joanna attended Volunteer State Community College where she earned her CDA, Child Development Associates. She has over eight years experience working with children in a variety of settings. She has worked as a preschool teacher in the private preschool setting, as well as served at her church and as a nanny for different families.

Joanna

Kayla, Assistant 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

Sarah, Assistant Teacher Sarah is currently working towards receiving her Bachelor of Science from Tennessee State University in Early Childhood Education. She has six years experience working with children in a variety of settings, including working as a nanny and as an infant teacher to children ages 6 weeks to 18 months old.

Sarah

Geneva, Assistant Teacher Genni graduated from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She has four years experience working with children of various ages in many settings including student teaching and volunteering in children’s ministry at her church.

Geneva

Michelle, Assistant 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

Gaye, Assistant 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, Assistant 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

Lyndsey, Assistant 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