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

Mrs Melissa, Director I am so excited to be joining the team at The Goddard School of Peachtree City! I recently made the move to Peachtree City with my husband, Andrew, and our son, Jackson. We are outdoor and animal enthusiasts and have enjoyed getting to know the people and the community down here. Jackson just celebrated his first birthday and will be coming to the Goddard School with me.

I graduated from Georgia College and State University with my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I then continued on to earn my master’s degree from Piedmont University. After ten years of teaching there is still nothing that makes me happier than seeing a child’s face light up when they are learning. Goddard’s philosophy that learning should be done through fun learning experiences supports what I feel most passionately about as an educator. I am thrilled that we are able to put together a team of teachers who are eager to share and instill their love for life and learning into our young people. The Goddard school is going to provide an amazing environment, teaching our kids to be lifelong learners and wonderful members of our community- I am honored to be a part of that!

Mrs Melissa

Suzanne, Assistant Director This has been my dream to work in a small private school setting with children from infancy through preschool. The Goddard School of Peachtree City offers a nurturing, child-centered, and stimulating environment for young learners. My philosophy of education starts with the importance of developing the emotional, social, and physical aspects of a young child. I am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful and supportive team.

I have twenty years of experience teaching in elementary grades with Coweta and Fayette County. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Georgia State University and a Masters in Guidance and Counseling from the University of West Georgia. Peachtree City has been my home for the last twenty-six years raising two wonderful sons here. Both sons have graduated from Auburn University; although the oldest son is back at Auburn working on his second degree. I spend my free time watching college sports and occasional trips to the Gulf Coast to visit my extended family.


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

Mrs Lisa, Lead Teacher I have loved working with children my entire life and have been in the profession for two years. I recently got my diploma in Early Childhood Education. When I am not working, I am a wife and mother of four boys. I love spending time in the water and hanging out with family and friends.

Favorite Children’s Book: Whoever You Are by Mem Fox

Quote: "Life's a dance you learn as you go, sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow." John Michael Montgomery

Mrs Lisa

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

Ms Tanya , Lead Teacher Hello! I am originally from New Orleans and moved to Georgia in August 2005 due to Hurricane Katrina. Even though I am not a mom biologically, I am so happy to have had the opportunity to care for so many children since the beginning my career in May of 1987. While living in New Orleans, I was a Preschool teacher and an aide in the Pre-K classroom. After moving to Georgia, I have served as a Pre-K teacher, Summer Camp teacher, and an Education Specialist. Currently I am enrolled at Ohio Christian University pursuing a Bachelor's degree in psychology. I will be graduating in December 2019. My goal is to enhance the cognitive and social skills of every student I encounter. These developmental skills will enable each child to excel in their future academic career.

Favorite Children's Book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

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

Ms Tanya

Abbey, Lead Teacher Hello! Peachtree City Native here! I was born and raised here in Georgia and my family moved to Peachtree City when I was 6 years old. I knew since second grade that I wanted to be an educator when I grew up. In 2015, I fulfilled that dream and graduated from Georgia Southern University with my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Since then I have taught third and fourth grade within the public-school system. When I am not teaching I enjoy shopping, crafting, decorating, cooking, baking, reading, and spending quality time with my family. I am recently married to my husband Kyler and we live in Peachtree City with our two rescue dogs Lilly and Luna. We are looking forward to starting and raising our own little family in this wonderful community!

Favorite Children’s book: Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne

Favorite Quote: “Before I became a teacher, I had no idea you could fit so many kids in one heart.” Unknown

Ms Kelly, Lead Teacher I was born and raised in the great state of Georgia. I'm a very proud mother of three amazing daughters. I've worked with children since 2004. I currently hold an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. I am also a certified Pediatric Dental Assistant. I have worked as a private Pre-K Lead Teacher, Georgia Pre-K Assistant and a Paraprofessional for Fayette and Fulton County Schools (special education). For many years, I've worked with students with autism, special needs, and behavior challenges. My passion is to make sure all my students are successful no matter what challenges or obstacles they may face.

Favorite Children's Book: The Poky Little Puppy by Janette S. Lowrey

Quote: "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't MATTER, and those who MATTER don't mind." Dr. Seuss

Ms Kelly

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

Mrs Stephanie, Assistant Teacher I’m very excited to be part of this amazing team here at the Goddard School ! My husband, James and I have lived here in Georgia for over 34 years. We have two daughters and five grandchildren. We both love hiking, whitewater rafting and zip lining. I have had the opportunity to help school both of my daughters and grandchildren. I’m in the process now of taking CDA classes. I believe that today’s children are our greatest resource. It’s a thrill for me to be a part of your children’s development, they are so precious and valuable.

Favorite Children’s Book: Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Quote: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can can do that." Martin Luther King Jr

Mrs Stephanie

Ms Caroline , Resource I was born and raised in Peachtree City, Georgia along with my older sister Emily. I am a senior at McIntosh High School and plan on attending the University of Tennessee Knoxville this upcoming fall where I will be majoring in Anthropology with a concentration in Disaster Displacement and Human Rights! I have always had an interest in traveling and believe that experiencing different cultures can vastly broaden one’s knowledge. I have always enjoyed looking after and helping children learn and absolutely love the great learning environment that this Goddard School has to offer.

Favorite Children’s Book: Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor

Quote: "The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do." Anonymous

Ms Caroline

Mrs Donna, Resource I am excited to be a part of The Goddard School family. I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. I am a mother of two sons. I recently retired from administrative work and wanted to return to work in a happy and positive environment. Kids are the happiest people I know, so here I am!

Favorite Children's Book: Winnie the Pooh

Quote: "It is always the right time to do the right thing." Martin Luther King Jr.

Mrs Donna

Mrs Terrianna, Resource Hello! Being a resource teacher at The Goddard School grants me the wonderful opportunity to work with all age groups and to assist in the nurture and development of each child. I have been in the business of childcare for over 15 years. I enjoy interacting with the children and being a part of their growth and development.

I attended Ashford University to obtain my Associates Degree in Organizational Management. I am looking to return to school to obtain my degree in Early Childhood Education.

Favorite Children's Book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin Jr.

Quote: "Don't wait. The time will never be just right. Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve." Napoleon Hill

Mrs Terrianna

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