Tom, Owner Tom is the on-site owner of the Goddard School in Jenks. He, and his wife Marta, also own the Goddard School in Owasso and have made that school an integral part of Owasso community for over seven years. Tom has been part of the Tulsa community for over 30 years - earning his BS and MBA from the University of Tulsa and working in various management capacities for Tulsa based companies since making Tulsa home. Tom is the proud father of three teen-aged children who are responsible for sparking his love for and interest in early childhood education.
Miranda, Director Hi there, my name is Miranda. I have been with Goddard since February 2012 and I have a student who attends Goddard as well! I have a Bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University (Go Pokes!) in Human Development and Family Science. I started out as floating teacher here at Goddard and have since obtained my Director's credentials from the state of Oklahoma. In August of 2014, I became the co-director here! I am also working on a Master's degree in Library Media from Northeastern State University. I love working children and parents and I can't wait to meet you all!
Mrs Vanessa, Director Good to meet you, my name is Vanessa and I have been with Goddard since January of 2011! I graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a Bachelor's degree in Speech Language Pathology. I enjoy running, hanging with my family, sports, and this crazy Oklahoma weather! I look forwarding to meeting you and being a part of your child's future here at Goddard!
LaDawn, Lead Teacher Hello my name is LaDawn and I have been at Goddard since October of 2010! I have been working in childcare for 12 years and love what I do! I am so happy to be a part of The Goddard School!
Ms Jessica, Lead Teacher Hello, my name is Jessica. I have been teaching in child care since 1992 and I enjoy watching children grow and learn! I have my Child Development Associate's degree as well as my Certificate of Mastery degree. I have been at Goddard since July of 2012. In my free time I enjoy going to the lake or Big Splash to go swimming plus I also like to scrapbook, take pictures, and create art projects for toddlers! I am definitely looking forward to meeting you and your children!
Ms Ashley, Lead Teacher Hi my name is Ashley! I have my Child Development Associate's Degree and have been working with children for over 6 years! I have been at Goddard since August of 2012. In my spare time I enjoy reading, shopping, and spending time with my nieces. I am definitely looking forward to meeting you and caring for your children!
Michele, Lead Teacher Hi! My name is Michele and I have been with Goddard since December of 2015. I graduated and received my certification in early childhood education from Francis Tuttle Tech Center in OKC and continued my education in Social Science in Human Services at Rose State College and TCC. When not working, I enjoy spending time with family, watching movies, and traveling. In the future I would like to open a girls group home equipped with a full time childcare center.
Ms Karen, Lead Teacher Hello, my name is Karen and I have been with Goddard since October of 2010! I graduated from the University of California Fresno with a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies and a certificate to teach K-8. When not working at Goddard, I enjoy waking, swimming, and activities with my family. I have worked with children for over 25 years and they fascinate me!I look forward to being a part of your child's development here at Goddard!
Katinka, Lead Teacher Hi, my name is Tinka! I started at Goddard in May of 2013. I started as a floater and took the position of Lead Teacher in Pre-K class in August 2013. I have my Associates degree in Liberal Arts. I got my Certificate of Mastery in July 2014 in Child Development at TCC. I love working with children. I have done it for close to 30 years. I feel it is my calling. I love spending time with my girls (even thought they are grown). We have so much fun together! My goals are to learn more and continue to widen my horizons in the Child Development field. There are always new things to learn about children.
Kim, Assistant Teacher Hi my name is Kim! I have a degree in Office Administration and a minor in Psychology. I have worked at various Mother's Day out programs and Early Childhood centers when my children were young and I have been working with children at Goddard since August 2011. I love dancing, boating and being in the sun!
Shelee, Assistant Teacher Hi my name is Shelee and I joined the Goddard team in August of 2013. I have my Child Development Associates, Certificate of Mastery, and my Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Development. I have worked with children and their families for 17 years now! I find it a rewarding experience to watch and help children learn through their everyday experiences, as well as, getting to know the child’s family. I am very excited to be on the Goddard team! I look forward to working with the children and their families.
Cherokee , Assistant Teacher Hi! My name is Cherokee and I've been with The Goddard School since July of 2015. I graduated from memorial High School in Tulsa and I'm currently attending Tulsa Community College to obtain my Associate's degree in Business Administration. In my spare time I like to spend time by the water and outdoors with family and friends. My future goals are to make a difference in as many children's lives as I can to to watch as many children grow and learn as I can. I look forward to meeting you!
Nikki, Assistant Teacher Hi! My name is Nikki and have been with The Goddard School since December of 2015. I have a CDA and a Certificate of Mastery. When I am not at work, I enjoy photography, softball, and spending time with my family.
Verenice, Assistant Teacher Hi! My name is Verenice and I have been with Goddard since February of 2016. I graduated from Interamerican University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Marketing. I have my CDA in preschool. I enjoy spending time with my 4 boys (and that includes my husband!). I also enjoy going to the park with friends and family. I look forwarding to being a part of the big family here at Goddard! I also want to take classes to help me complete my Master's degree in early childhood education.
Allie, Assistant Teacher Hello! My name is Allie! I have been with Goddard since August of 2015. I have worked with kids for the last three years and I love it! When not at work, I enjoy playing with my 3 kitties and binge watching police shows. I have some college experience at TCC and hope to finish a degree in the future.
Jennifer , Resource Hello. I'm Jenn and I have been with The Goddard School since September 2014. I enjoy the outdoors and riding my horse Jazzy when I'm not working. I attended Community Care College in Tulsa and received my associates in Early Childhood Education. I really look forward to teaching your child and helping them grow!
Michaela, Resource Nice to meet you! My name is Michaela and I have been with Goddard since July of 2015. I am currently attending Tulsa Community College to get my associates degree in Early Childhood Development specializing in infants and toddlers. I enjoy Disney movies, cooking and hanging out with my younger sister. I hope to continue working in child care and teaching after I finish my degree. I look forward to being a part of your child's life!