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

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

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 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

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

Callie, Resource Hi, i’m Callie Chapple, i’m a senior at McIntosh High School and will be attending High Point University in North Carolina in the fall. I love working with children and have been babysitting since i was 15. Going to work at the Goddard School is my favorite part of everyday! I’ll be so sad to say bye to all my favorite kids and coworkers in the fall.

Favorite Children's Book: Oh the Places You’ll Go but Dr Seuss

Quote: “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” John 13:7


Denise, Resource 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 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

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

Maddie, Resource I am so excited to be apart of the Goddard school family! I am a senior at Starr’s Mill high school; where I have completed the three year Early Childhood pathway. I have always loved working with children ,and I hope to study childcare in college! Going to work and getting to be with such amazing co-workers and students makes my day!

Favorite Children’s Book- Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson

Quote- “Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, to be delighted.” Dr. Seuss

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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