Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Mrs Robin, Owner Hello, my name is Robin Ray and my husband, Ted, and I are the proud owners of The Goddard School® located on Old Atlanta Road in Suwanee. We have been Goddard School owners since 2000. We live in Laurel Springs, directly behind the School, with our twin boys (Both graduates of Goddard). I graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Management Information Systems. Before opening our first Goddard School, I worked in Information Technology for 15 years. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and playing tennis and volleyball. While pregnant with my twins years ago, I recognized the need and demand for a quality alternative to standard daycare. We then decided to open The Goddard School®. Our mission here is to offer the absolute best in high quality childcare and education. Being an on-site owner, I welcome your comments and concerns. Thank you for the opportunity to share in your child’s growth and early childhood development.

Mrs Robin

Ms Tiffney, Director Ms. Tiffney has been with The Goddard School since December 2017. She has worked in Early Childhood Education since 1999. She graduated from American Intercontinental University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design.

She enjoys working with children because she enjoys watching them grow and learn. She loves sharing this special time in their lives with them. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, reading, painting and photography. The Dot is her favorite children’s book.

Favorite Saying or Philosophy:
“The joy is in the journey.”



Ms Tiffney

Mrs Jordan , Assistant Director Ms. Jordan has been with The Goddard School since April 2016. She obtained her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Perimeter College and her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Georgia Gwinnett College.

She enjoys working with children because she loves seeing them grow and learn new things. She loves their bright smiles. Her hobbies include arts and crafts projects and dancing. Brown Bear Brown Bear is her favorite children’s book.

Favorite Saying or Philosophy:
“Treat others the way you want to be treated.”

Mrs Jordan

Mrs Alejandra, Lead Teacher Infants

Ms. Alejandra has been with The Goddard School since July 2018. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Centro de Estudios Universitarios. She has worked in Education for over eight years and has volunteered her time with children as well.

She enjoys working with children because she loves seeing their sweet smiles. She loves it when a child raises their arms for her to pick them up and snuggle with them. Her hobbies include watching movies with her family and walking her doggie. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is her favorite children’s book.

Favorite Saying or Philosophy:
“A person’s actions will tell you everything you need to know.”

Mrs Alejandra

Mrs Jennifer, Lead Teacher First Steps

Ms. Jennifer has been with The Goddard School since June 2018. She has been in Early Childhood Education for over 20 years. She has experienced every level of Early Childhood Education and teaching in a classroom holds a special place in her heart. She obtained a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential for Preschool.

She enjoys working with children because she loves watching them grow. She finds it very rewarding to be a part of a child’s learning process. Her hobbies include crafting and baking. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and her three children. The Kissing Hand is her favorite children’s book.

Favorite Saying or Philosophy:
“It takes a big heart to teach little minds.”

Mrs Jennifer

Mrs Lindsey, Lead Teacher Preschool

Ms. Lindsey has been with The Goddard School since June 2007. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina. She has taught in our Get Set and First Steps' classes before settling into our young preschool class. From her well thought out lesson plans to her classroom organization, she gives her all to her students.

She enjoys working with children because of their energy and their vibrancy for life. She also enjoys their willingness to learn. Her hobbies include watching movies and going to theme/water parks. Love You Forever is her favorite children’s book.

Mrs Lindsey

Ms Patricia, Lead Teacher Toddlers

Ms. Pat has been with The Goddard School since September 2017. She obtained her Associate’s Degree in Human Resources and Business Management from Georgia Piedmont Technical College. She is also completing her Child Development Associates (CDA) Credential in Infants and Toddlers.

She enjoys working with children because she loves their honesty and their ability to give and receive love unconditionally. Her hobbies include cooking, music, spending time with her family and doing home improvement projects. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is her favorite children’s book.

Favorite Saying or Philosophy:
“The end of an argument or discussion should be enlightenment and not victory.”

Ms Patricia

Mrs Rozita, Lead Teacher Get Set

Ms. Rozita has been with The Goddard School since January 2008. She obtained her Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential for Preschool. She has worked with children in an early childhood education setting since 2001. You will not walk into Ms. Rozita's class and not feel welcomed. She has a very warm and inviting personality. She makes it her priority to make every child feel loved in her classroom.

Ms. Rozita enjoys working with children because of their happiness and their love and affection. She enjoys getting hugs from them. Her hobbies include dancing and painting. Mommy Me is her favorite children’s book.

Favorite Saying or Philosophy:
I want to share my happiness with those around me!

Mrs Rozita

Mrs Tina, Lead Teacher Preschool

Ms. Tina has been with The Goddard School since November 2006. She obtained her Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential for Preschool. She is our cheerleader here at our school. You will find her bursting with energy with a smile on her face and a "you can do anything" attitude. She has been a loyal and committed teacher who adds so much to our team.

She enjoys working with children because of their honesty. Children have the tendency to say anything. Her hobbies include cooking and dancing. Alice in Wonderland is her favorite children’s book.

Favorite Saying or Philosophy:
“If you tell the truth then you don’t have to remember what you said.”

Mrs Tina

Mrs Jessica, Lead Teacher Pre-K

Ms. Jessica has been with The Goddard School since August 2016. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia College and State University. She has taught elementary school in Forsyth County and now teaches our Pre-K program. Ms. Jessica has a very sweet and patient demeanor and goes over and beyond to make sure that her students not only thrive academically but feel loved and nurtured. One of her many strengths is her organization skills. She ensures that her lesson plans and materials are organized to make sure each day flows effortlessly. She is always there to lend a hand to her fellow teammates.

She enjoys working with children because she loves seeing them grow throughout the year. Her hobbies include spending time with her husband and her two boys. They love hanging out on Lake Lanier. The Kissing Hand is her favorite children’s book.

Favorite Saying or Philosophy:
“Do small things with great love.”

Mrs Jessica

Ms Erin, Lead Teacher Pre-K

Ms. Erin has been with The Goddard School since May 2011. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Ecology from Ohio State University. Ms. Erin always has a positive attitude and is always ready to lend a helping hand. Her students can count on her to show up and give 110%.

Ms. Erin enjoys working with children because of their innocence. She gets a sense of fulfillment when she makes an impact on a child’s life. Her hobbies include playing sports and traveling. Green Eggs and Ham is her favorite children’s book.

Favorite Saying or Philosophy:
“Reach for the moon and you are sure to land among the stars.”

Ms Erin

Mrs Jessica, Lead Teacher Afterschool

Ms. Jessy has been with The Goddard School since March 2018. She has worked in Early Childhood Education for over five years. She attended Wallace Community College where she studied Early Childhood Education. Ms. Jessy works hard to create fun and engaging activities for her Afterschool students. She also teaches three of our enrichment classes each week. She spends a lot of time researching and brainstorming ideas to help her classes and her students be successful.

She enjoys working with children because she loves watching them accomplish tasks and learn new things. Her hobbies include photography. The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash is her favorite children’s book.

Favorite Saying or Philosophy:
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

Mrs Jessica

Mrs Diana, Lead Teacher Kindergarten

Ms. Diana has been in early childhood education for over 15 years. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University where she received her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She taught Infants through Pre-K until she was promoted to the position of Assistant Director and then to Director. While an amazing director, her true passion has always been teaching. She made the decision to return to the classroom and now teaches our Kindergarten program. Ms. Diana has a level of commitment to her students and their success that is truly unparalleled. She is a problem solver with a strong drive to be the best teacher that she can be. Her ideas and activities are creative and intentional based on the needs of her students. She has created this classroom environment that exudes positivity and promotes creativity.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and her three sons. She loves college football and antiques.

Mrs Diana

Ms Selma, Assistant Teacher Infants

Ms. Selma has been with The Goddard School since September 2018. She attended Georgia Gwinnett College where she worked on obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.

Her favorite thing about working with children is seeing their faces light up when she enters the class. Her hobbies include working on cars, painting cars and going to car shows.
No, David! is her favorite children’s book.

Favorite Saying or Philosophy:
“The best apology is changed behavior.”

Ms Selma

Mrs Shina, Assistant Teacher Toddlers

Ms. Shina has been with The Goddard School since December 2017. She obtained her Child Development Associates (CDA) Credential in Infants and Toddlers. She has worked with children for almost 15 years.

She enjoys working with children because she loves making them smile and she loves watching their imaginations wonder. Her hobbies include multiple forms of art, reading, writing, camping and volunteering with various organizations. Where the Wild Things Are is her favorite children’s book.

Favorite Saying or Philosophy:
“Life is like writing a book. You can’t change what has already been published but you can always change the storyline for the future.”

Mrs Shina

Ms Angel, Assistant Teacher Get Set

Ms. Angel has been with The Goddard School since July 2018. She has worked in Early Childhood Education for over five years. She is currently in college, obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Pediatric Nursing. From her very first day at our school, she has always been a friendly face with a loving and positive attitude. She strives to make school fun for her students each and every day.

She enjoys working with children because she loves watching them grow. Her hobbies include dancing and reading. She is also a hairdresser for fun in her spare time. Pout Pout Fish is her favorite children’s book.

Favorite Saying or Philosophy:
“God will fix it.”

Ms Angel

Mrs Chaitali, Assistant Teacher Preschool

Ms. Chaitali has been with The Goddard School since September 2018. She obtained a diploma equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Commercial Design from Girls Polytechnic College, Surat.

Her favorite thing about working with children is having a chance to make a change in a child’s life. Her hobbies include cooking, gardening and crafting. The Kissing Hand is her favorite children’s book.

Favorite Saying or Philosophy:
“Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt and dance like no one is watching!”

Mrs Chaitali

Mrs Trina, Assistant Teacher Pre-K

Ms. Trina has been with The Goddard School since June 2013. Ms. Trina has worked in Early Childhood Education for over five years. Before relocating to Georgia she was a Social Worker for over 13 years. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Southern University of New Orleans and a Certification in Early Childhood Education from Gwinnett Technical College.

Ms. Trina enjoys working with children because she loves to watch them grow. In her free time she enjoys reading and interior decorating. "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" is her favorite children's book. Her favorite saying is "take one day at a time."

Mrs Trina

Ms Claudia, Assistant Teacher Floater

Ms. Claudia has been with The Goddard School since January 2019. She currently attends Georgia State University where she is completing her general studies.

She enjoys working with children because she loves watching them grow and learn. Her hobbies include cooking, hiking, swimming and running. Brown Bear, Brown Bear is her favorite children’s book.

Favorite Saying or Philosophy:
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

Ms Claudia

Ms Desiree, Assistant Teacher Preschool

Ms. Desireé has been with The Goddard School since August 2018. She has worked with children for over five years. She attended the University of West Georgia where she studied Early Childhood Education. She also obtained a Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) in the Introduction of Child Care.

She enjoys working with children because she loves watching their excitement when they achieve something they thought they couldn’t do. Her hobbies include crafting, shopping and watching Netflix. Oh, the Places You’ll Go is her favorite children’s book.

Favorite Saying or Philosophy:
“You can do anything you put your mind to.”

Ms Desiree

Ms Savannah, Assistant Teacher Floater

Ms. Savannah has been with The Goddard School since January 2019. She attended the University of North Florida where she worked on her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She also worked at The Boys and Girls Club as a Youth Development Professional.

She enjoys working with children because she loves to see them excited about learning. Her hobbies include sculpting, beach volleyball, traveling and watching movies. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is her favorite children’s book.

Favorite Saying or Philosophy:
“Where there is love, there is life.”

Ms Savannah

Ms Cindy, Assistant Teacher Floater

Ms. Cindy has been with The Goddard School since January 2019. She currently attends Gwinnett Technical College. She has worked with children for over four years and she completed an internship at Buford Elementary School.

She enjoys working with children because she loves watching them grow and learn. Her hobbies include reading and hiking. The Rainbow Fish is her favorite children’s book.

Favorite Saying or Philosophy:
“Respect is one the greatest expressions of love.”
-Don Miguel Ruiz

Ms Cindy

Mrs Jyotsana, Assistant Teacher Preschool

Ms. Jyotsana has been with The Goddard School since March 2017. She obtained a certified diploma in Early Childhood Education and Psychology from Nehru Public School in Ghaziabad, India.

She enjoys working with children because she loves seeing their faces when they learn something new. It brings her fulfillment. Her hobbies include painting and cooking. She also loves spending time with her own children. Are You My Mother? is her favorite children’s book.

Favorite Saying or Philosophy:
“I believe a teacher can make a big difference in a child’s life.”

Mrs Jyotsana

Mrs Tracy, Assistant Teacher Pre-K

Ms. Tracy has been with The Goddard School since September 2007. She attended State University of New York and has worked in Early Childhood Education for many, many years. She is patient and kind, not only with her students but her fellow teammates. She strives to spend as much one-on-one time with each individual student as she can.

She enjoys working with children because of their sweet smiles. Her hobbies include running and being outdoors. Horton Hears a Who is her favorite children’s book.

Favorite Saying or Philosophy:
“Treat others the way you want to be treated.”

Mrs Tracy

Mrs Anju, Assistant Teacher Pre-K

Ms. Anju has been with The Goddard School since August 2017. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Adi Sankara College of Engineering and Technology in India. She also completed training hours in Behavior and Psychology.

Her favorite thing about working with children is being able to teach them something new while having fun at the same time. Her hobbies include reading, gardening and home decorating.
The Pigeon Finds a Hotdog is her favorite children’s book.

Favorite Saying or Philosophy:
“The more that you read, the more things that you’ll know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go.”

Mrs Anju

Mrs Karen, Business Manager, Resource Ms. Karen has been with The Goddard School since May 2003. She has worked in Preschool and Pre-K as an Assistant and Lead teacher before moving into an Administrative Assistant position. That quickly lead to the position that she currently holds as the Business Manager.

She enjoys working with children because of their innocence and their eagerness about life. Her hobbies include reading, researching and spending time with her husband and her two sons. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is her favorite children’s book.

Favorite Saying or Philosophy:
“Dance like nobody is watching!”

Mrs Karen, Business Manager

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