Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Dr Heena, Owner I am excited to be joining The Goddard School family! Speaking of which, my family is, and has always been, an intricate part of who I am; and I am so fortunate that I now have the ability to grow with them as members of the Peachtree City community. My husband, Ronak, daughter, Mila, and I live in Atlanta – we love the vibrancy and the buzz of the city; however, we were drawn to Peachtree City’s family-focused, tight-knit community as a place for our daughter to learn and grow. Children truly thrive in these environments! We recently celebrated Mila’s first birthday in April and will be enrolling her at The Goddard School when we open.

Helping facilitate a child’s lifetime love of learning has been an enduring passion of mine for more than a decade. I graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in early childhood education, a Masters in educational administration and policy, and a Doctorate in educational leadership. I began my teaching career in 2008 with Gwinnett County Public Schools and just recently spent a year as a kindergarten teacher with Woodward Academy. Being a lifelong learner myself only further fuels my passion to ignite that love in others!

I truly believe it takes a village to raise a child – just ask Mila! Our family, friends, and community play a critical role in the person she is and will become. That being said, I am honored to have the opportunity to be a part of the village that will help navigate your child through the learning adventure they are about to embark upon. At The Goddard School, you will find a collaborative school environment, which is instrumental to the success of our teachers and students. Through collaborative partnerships among our staff with parents and our community, you will find all you need is right here at The Goddard School.

I cannot wait to meet all of you and to get started!

Dr Heena

Mrs Katie, Director What an honor and joy it is to be a part of the Goddard School, Peachtree City administration! I was born and raised right here in PTC and currently live in Newnan with my husband, Brian, son, Bauer and a little one on the way due in early December.

I received a Bachelor of Science from Point University, formally Atlanta Christian College. My background includes more than 18 years’ experience in various roles of childcare settings to include Director, Minister, and teacher. I also taught and coached dance/cheer for many years.

My passion is helping kids seek their full potential through exploration and play. Nothing is better than a child discovering that learning can be fun!

I look forward to partnering with the families and staff to journey with the kids of Goddard School, PTC as we empower them to strive for their best and be fueled by fun through learning!

Mrs Katie

Jessica, Assistant Director I am so thrilled to be starting here at The Goddard School in Peachtree City! I have a true passion for helping others to succeed and I know The Goddard School will be a place to be surrounded in success!
My husband and our sweet rescue dogs, Allie and Carolina, have lived just outside of Peachtree City, in Newnan, for about 4 years now! My hope is that The Goddard School will be a place where our future family will grow and learn!

I have just over a decade of experience working with children! I received my Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Reinhardt University in 2013 and immediately started working with children age groups infant- 5th grade! This, however, was not where I got started! I worked alongside the Director of Education at my church from when I was 16 until I graduated high school! I soon worked as a children's minister for a church while in college! My love to see children succeed, grow, and develop a passion for learning has continued to grow through the years!

I also have a background in customer service, which is where I learned of and developed my passion to work with all people! I know that working for The Goddard School will be an amazing experience, and I cannot wait to get started!


Melissa, Lead Teacher I am very excited to be a part of an amazing team here at The Goddard School! I have an associate degree in early childhood education and have been working with young children for 3 years. I have worked as a lead preschool teacher, an after-school teacher, an education coordinator, and a substitute teacher. I am married with an 8-year-old daughter. I enjoy going to the movies, shopping, and spending quality time with my family. I enjoy teaching because it allows me to watch the children grow and learn new skills each day and to see them get excited when they master a skill is the greatest reward.

Favorite Children's Book: The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

Quote: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

Rebecca , Lead Teacher Hi! I've always had a passion for working with children. After 20 years in childcare, it still brings me so much joy to watch and help develop children. I love celebrating every milestone with them and their families!

I am happily married with two children, a daughter and son. Recently I became a grandmother and am enjoying every moment!

Favorite Children's Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Quote: "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." Benjamin Franklin


Ashlyn, Lead Teacher Hello! I was born and raised in Atlanta Ga. I have been working in childcare for over 20 years, some in the classroom and some in the front office. I love working and witnessing the growth of a child. I believe that every child is special and they all have their own personalities which makes working with children fun and exciting because you never know what to expect on a daily basis. I graduating from North Atlanta High School. I attended Shorty University for Early Childhood Education to obtain my associates degree and Ashford University for a degree in Childcare Administration.

I am excited to be a part of a school where the staff is always pleasant and greet you with a smile all day. I look forward to growing here and watching each blossom into the best person they can be.

Favorite Children's Book: Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Quote: "Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't try." Jack Canfield


Mrs Angela, Lead Teacher If I could have a wish list of the best possible working environment this Goddard School would definitely be it. I have lived in the Metro Atlanta area for the past 12years. I began my childcare career in Mississippi then to Florida’s VPK program and lastly moving to Georgia. I have 11 yrs. As lead Pre k Teacher and 5 yrs Georgia lottery prek assistant experience as well as an additional 5 yrs with birth to 5th grade. I currently have my Child Development Associate and hoping more credits can transfer for my bachelors in Education. I am married with a 13yr son and a crazy dog named Lightning.

Favorite Children's Book: Edwina the dinosaur that didn’t know she was extinct by Mo Willems

Quote: “They may forget what you said but they will not forget how you made them feel." Carl Buecher

Mrs Angela

Denise, Lead Teacher I am thrilled to be working for the Goddard School. I relocated to Peachtree City in August 2017 to be near my family and to get away from the winters in Pennsylvania. I was born and raised in a little town called Tarentum, which is 20 miles north of Pittsburgh. I've lived there all my life until I moved here. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

After college, I became a substitute teacher for 13 years. I moved on and became a nanny for 24 years. I have no biological children, but all the children I raised are like my own. I love to read, sew, go to sporting events, and scrapbooking.

Favorite Children's Book: Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Quote: "A person is a person, no matter how small." Dr. Seuss


Mrs Tammy, Lead Teacher I am very excited to be starting this new chapter in my life here at the Goddard School in Peachtree City. I relocated to Georgia from New Jersey in 2015 with my husband and my daughter. I am working towards completing my Child Development Associate, and I have over 20 years experience in childcare. Teaching is my passion! I am so blessed when I see my students excel beyond their milestones. I enjoy going to the movies, shopping and traveling with my family. I'm looking forward to working with my new family!

Favorite Children's Book: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Quote: "Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it." Maya Angelou

Mrs Tammy

Magalys, Lead Teacher Hola! I am thrilled to be a part of the Goddard School of Peachtree City. Born and raised in Panama, I dreamed of becoming a teacher from a young age. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education at ISAE University in Panama and taught 1st - 3rd grades for 10 years in various schools. As a native Spanish speaker, sharing the love for my language and culture has become my passion and The Goddard School is by far the best place to do it!

I am happily married with a nine year old son, Maxwell. During my free time, I enjoy quality time with my family, reading, and participating in church activities.

Favorite Book: The Children of the King by Max Lucado

Quote: "Step with care and great tact, and remember that life's a great balancing act." Dr. Seuss


Mrs Monique, Lead Teacher Growing up in South Africa under the watchful and guiding eye of my mom, who was a second grade teacher for many years, I have always had a calling to be a teacher myself. I completed my Bachelors degree in Early childhood education in 2009. I have been living in California for the past 5 years and am a new resident of Georgia. My childcare experience goes beyond the classroom having worked as a Summer camp counselor, nanny, live in Au Pair, teacher's assistant and tutor. My most recent childcare experience is as a Pre K teacher in California where I taught for the past 3 years. I'm excited to share my passion for teaching with the families that walk through the door.

Favorite Children's Book: In my heart by Jo Witek

Quote: "Teachers who love teaching teach children to love learning." Robert John Meehan

Mrs Monique

Mrs Christina, Assistant Teacher Hi! I am from North Carolina, where I received my Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. After making the move to Georgia, I began working as a substitute teacher in preschools and soon made the decision to make childcare my new career. I began working at The Goddard School shortly after and working here has only encouraged my decision further. I plan to go back to school shortly in order to further my education in order to be the best teacher I can be!

Favorite Children's Book: Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Quote: "Listen to the mustn'ts child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me...Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." Shel Silverstein

Mrs Christina

Anita, Resource I am a native of Ohio and received my degree from Kent State University in Early Childhood Education. I am a retired Fayette County School teacher. My husband and I have two grown sons, who were raised right here in Peachtree City, and 5 grandchildren. We have enjoyed traveling especially when visiting our families living in different cities and parts of the world. I love reading and enjoy watching movies, soccer matches, and traveling with my therapy dog, Finn. We visit nursing homes, hospitals, colleges, schools and libraries.

I am so excited to be a part of the Goddard School family! This is an exciting place where children are loved, nurtured, and taught that learning is fun! My passion in teaching was always to show my student the joy in being a lifelong learner. After retirement I realized how much I missed the children, and I am so thankful for the time I spend with your precious little ones.

Favorite Children’s Book: Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss

Quote:"Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care." Theodore Roosevelt


Bella, Resource Hello! My name is Bella and I am so thrilled to be a part of the Goddard School family! My family and I have lived in the Peachtree City area since 2015 and I love it! I'm a senior at Starr's Mill and I hope to attend the University of North Georgia next fall to major in English. I have always loved spending time with kids so being able to work with them has been a joy! Even though I have only been working at Goddard since August of 2018, watching all of the children grow and develop has been so rewarding. I'm so excited to continue working with my incredible Goddard family for as long as I can!

Favorite Children's Book: Pigs Make Me Sneeze! by Mo Willems

Quote: "No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else." P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman


Ellie, Resource I am very happy to be apart of the Goddard family! I moved to Peachtree City with my family in 2016 after five years in China. I will be starting my senior year at Starr’s Mill High School in August and I plan on attending the University of North Georgia to study Early Childhood Education. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to be working at Goddard to give me the experience I need to help me learn and grow as a teacher!

Favorite Children’s Book: Skippy Jon Jones by Judith Byron Schachner

Quote: “There is no one alive who is youer than you." Dr. Suess

Susan, Resource My name is Susan David and my family and I are from North Carolina. So, we love the Carolina Panthers! My husband and I love to watch all sports. We are NY Mets fans, and SC Gamecocks fans. I love the Saints but my husband does not. So, it gets interesting in our house when the Panthers play the Saints. We moved to Peachtree City for my husband’s job. We are loving this new journey in our lives. I have three kids and one very spoiled dog. My family loves to spend time out doors exploring and watching movies together. We are a very family oriented family.

I am excited to be a part of the Goddard team. I have been a preschool teacher for about eight years now. I have always loved working with kids. They still teach my new things daily. I am a big believer that kids should do all their own art work. It is great to see how they put a craft together and how they interpret the craft. I am so glad I get to be a part of your child’s growth.

Favorite Children's Book: Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein.

Quote: "Family is everything." Gran , she was my grandma and it is a quote I heard all my life and now I say it to my family all the time.


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