Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Mr David & Mrs. Marcedes, Owners
David & Marcedes are the on-site owners of The Goddard School of Avery Ranch. They are passionate about providing children with the highest level of care and education possible.

David & Marcedes enjoy the wide range of the outdoor activities Austin has to offer. They are an integral part of the community and give back to charities like HAAM (Health Alliance for Austin Musicians), Mobile Loaves & Fishes and other local community groups/charities.

David & Marcedes would like to extend an invitation to you and your family to visit them at this new state of the art facility! The school is equipped with an indoor gym, chef's kitchen and the latest in educational tools & technology!

Mr David & Mrs. Marcedes

Mrs Stephanie, Director Operational Director – Stephanie Lewis
Mrs. Stephanie Lewis is the Operational Director, and works directly with Texas Childcare Licensing and Goddard Corporate to ensure the operations of the school exceed the minimum standards.

Mrs. Stephanie has nearly 11 years of childcare experience working as a Director for NAEYC accredited schools, afterschool programs, summer camps, preschool and private schools. Mrs. Stephanie attained her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Sam Houston State University. Mrs. Stephanie is passionate about ensuring that the operations of the programs are precise and provides high quality programs for all families and faculty. She is very excited to be a part of The Goddard Family because "I take pride on helping create positive and healthy environments where the staff is happy and where the families feel confident and proud to leave their children.” Mrs. Stephanie loves spending time with her husband and 1-year-old baby, outdoor activities, graphic design and learning new skills.

We are delighted to have Mrs. Stephanie in our Management Team!

Mrs Stephanie

Ms Mikahla, Assistant Director Assistant Director – Mikahla Riederer
Ms. Mikahla is the Assistant Director and works closely with our families and faculty.

Ms. Mikahla has nearly 8 years of experience working with infants through school-age children as well as being an Assistant Director in a Texas Rising Star and NAEYC accredited school, after school programs, summer camps, and preschools. Ms. Mikahla attained her Childcare Development Associates (CDA) from Austin Community College! She is very happy be a part of The Goddard School "I am excited to be a part of this amazing team, to help the school grow and to continue to give amazing care." Ms. Mikahla loves being in child care because she “loves being able to be a trusted person parents leave their children with.” Ms. Mikahla enjoys being outside with her 2 dogs, on the lake on her boat and visiting family in New Braunfels.

We are very excited to have Ms. Mikahla in our Management Team and our Goddard Family!

Ms Mikahla

Neva, Lead Teacher Infant Program – Neva Gregory
Ms. Neva is the Lead Teacher in our Infant Program, working with 6-week to 12-months old children.

Ms. Neva has nearly 2 years of experience working exclusively with infant children. She is currently pursuing her cosmetology degree at Avenue Five Institute. She is very happy be a part of The Goddard School because "I am excited to work with children in a positive and motivating environment.” Ms. Neva loves being a teacher because “I enjoy creating a loving bond and supporting the children as they learn and grow.” Ms. Neva loves to make music. She can play the guitar, piano, bass, ukulele, flute, trumpet, mandolin, and more!

We are thrilled to have Ms. Neva in our Infant Program!

Neva

Reagan , Lead Teacher First Steps - Reagan Page
Ms. Reagan is the Lead Teacher in our First Steps classroom, working with our 12 – 18 months children.

Ms. Reagan has nearly 4 years of experience working with young children! She is very happy be a part of The Goddard School because "It’s a top of the line facility and is a very organized center, placing children's best interest first”. Ms. Reagan's experience includes infants, preschool and even teaching English in Thailand. She holds a BA in Psychology from Texas State University. Ms. Reagan loves being a teacher because "how curious and open-minded children are." Ms. Reagan enjoys hiking, meditating and trying new foods.

We are very excited to have Ms. Reagan as a part of our Goddard family!

Reagan

Claudia, Lead Teacher Ms. Claudia is the Lead Teacher in our Get Set 1 classroom, working with our 2- year- old children.

Ms. Claudia has nearly 8 years of experience working with 2-year-olds through school-age children! She is very happy be a part of The Goddard School because "The school has a healthy balance of learning and play. Everything is intentional for the children.” Ms. Claudia attained her bachelor’s degree from Concordia University. Ms. Claudia loves being a teacher because “the genuine joy they have for the world around them.” Ms. Claudia enjoys to draw, paint, play arcades and comedy shows.

We are very excited to have Ms. Claudia in our Get Set 1 program!

Claudia

Courtney, Lead Teacher Get Set 2 - Courtney Dobson
Ms. Courtney is the Lead Teacher in our Get Set 2 classroom, working with our 2-year-old children.

Ms. Courtney has nearly 5 years of experience working with infants and toddlers and is currently pursuing her Childcare Development Associates (CDA)! She is very happy be a part of The Goddard School because "I’m excited to join a passionate, loving environment and to have a chance to grow with new students." Ms. Courtney loves being a teacher because she “loves seeing the excitement they get when they achieve or discover new things.” Ms. Courtney coaches Volleyball and Softball in her spare time and enjoys spending time with her family.

We are delighted to have Ms. Courtney in our Get Set 2 program!

Courtney

Dawnysia, Lead Teacher Preschool – Dawnysia Seymore
Ms. Dawnysia is the Lead Teacher in our Preschool classroom, working with our 3 to 4-year-old children.

Ms. Dawnysia has nearly 7 years of experience working with infants and preschoolers! She attained her bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. She is very happy be a part of The Goddard School because "Goddard gave me the opportunity to work in Early Childhood Education again after working with older children." Ms. Dawnysia loves being a teacher because she loves “working with younger children and I love to see them develop their own personalities.” Ms. Dawnysia enjoys hiking, meditating and eating good food.

We are very happy to have Ms. Dawnysia in our Preschool program!

Dawnysia

Kelsey, Lead Teacher Pre-K - Kelsey Dobson
Ms. Kelsey is the Lead Teacher in our Pre-K classroom, working with our 3 to 4-years-old children.

Ms. Kelsey has nearly 11 years of experience working with infants through school-age children. She is currently pursuing her Childcare Development Associates (CDA)! She is very happy be a part of The Goddard School because "I am excited to learn and grasp Goddard’s teaching philosophy and implement them every day in class." Ms. Kelsey loves being a teacher because she “loves watching their excitement when they discover new things.” Ms. Kelsey loves to play softball, hang out with her family, and play board games.

We are pleased to have Ms. Kelsey in our Preschool program!

Kelsey

Mayra, Lead Teacher Kinder Ready – Mayra Huizar
Ms. Mayra is the Lead Teacher in our Kinder Ready Program, working with our 4-years-old and up children.

Ms. Mayra has nearly 10 years of experience working with infants through school-age children, including special need children. Ms. Mayra attained her bachelor degree from San Diego Christian College. She is currently pursuing her Childcare Development Associates (CDA)! She is very happy be a part of The Goddard School because "I get to gain more experience working with children, gain new skills, and get the support to further my education as an elementary teacher." Ms. Mayra loves being a teacher because she “loves seeing them smile when they have accomplished a task. I love when they are being silly and put a smile on us.” Ms. Mayra enjoys reading, exercising, paddling board and spending time with her family.

We are very excited to have Ms. Mayra in our Kinder Ready Program!

Mayra

Patricia, Lead Teacher Kinder Ready - Patricia Chapman
Ms. Patricia is the Lead Teacher in our Kinder Ready Program, working with our 4-years-old and up children.

Ms. Patricia has nearly 10 years of experience working with infants through school-age children including special need children. She attained her degree in Human Development from Merrimack College. She is very happy be a part of The Goddard School because "Goddard has a wonderful curriculum and all of the staff are passionate about molding students minds and preparing them for their future.” Ms. Patricia loves being a teacher because she loves “shaping their minds and making their first learning experience special.” Ms. Patricia enjoys swimming, hiking and spending time with friends and her dog.

We are very happy to have Ms. Patricia in our Kinder Ready Program!

Patricia

Sara, Assistant Teacher Infants – Sara Moore
Ms. Sara is the Assistant Teacher in our Infants Program, working with 6-weeks to 12-months old children.

Ms. Sara has nearly 7 years of experience working with infants to school-aged children. She is currently pursuing her EMT certification from EMTS Academy at Austin Community College. She is very happy be a part of The Goddard School because "I love watching them learn and develop into little humans.” Ms. Sara loves being a teacher because she loves “the families I work with, and the faculty here.” Ms. Sara enjoys reading, baking, and gardening.

We are very happy to have Ms. Sara in our Infant Program!

Sara

Olamae, Assistant Teacher Toddlers – OlaMae Burditt
Ms. OlaMae is the Lead Teacher in our Toddler classroom, working with our 18 months to 2-year-old children.

Ms. OlaMae has nearly 3 years of experience working with Toddlers! She is very happy be a part of The Goddard School because "the school is a great environment to explore and being able to work with children and families." Ms. OlaMae loves being a teacher because she “enjoys being able to see the joyful personalities that the children have, including loving on them and teaching them.” Ms. OlaMae enjoys spending time with her daughter, watching movies, skating and horse riding.

We are very pleased to have Ms. OlaMae in our Toddlers program!

Olamae

Adriana, Assistant Teacher Get Set 1 – Adriana Nieto
Ms. Adri is the Assistant Teacher in our Get Set 1 Program, working with our 2-years old children.

Ms. Adri has nearly 5 years of experience working with infants to school-aged children. She is currently pursuing her degree at Brigham Young University – Idaho. She is very happy be a part of The Goddard School because "I love kids, and I am excited to teach them new things.” Ms. Adri loves being a teacher because she loves “I have the opportunity to be a part of their early education.” Ms. Adri enjoys reading, studying, and watching horror films.
We are excited to have Ms. Adri in our Get Set 1 Program!

Adriana

Keyla, Assistant Teacher Get Set 2 – Keyla Rivera
Ms. Keyla is the Assistant Teacher in our Get Set 2 Program, working with our 2-3 years-old children.

Ms. Keyla has nearly 1 year of experience working with toddlers. She obtained her degree on Forensic Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico. She is very happy be a part of The Goddard School because "I am excited about meeting all the children and grow professionally.” Ms. Keyla loves being a teacher because she loves “How fascinated kids are when they learn new things and how fast they learn.” Ms. Keyla enjoys reading, baking, and watching movies with her two children.

We are thrilled to have Ms. Keyla in our Get Set 2 Program!

Keyla

Bianca, Assistant Teacher Preschool – Bianca Rivera
Ms. Bianca is the Assistant Teacher in our Preschool Program, working with our 3-years-old and up children.

Ms. Bianca has nearly 3.5 years of experience working with toddlers through school-age children. She is pursuing a business degree at the Austin Community College. She is very happy be a part of The Goddard School because "The team, the priorities and school environment seem to be chosen with care and love.” Ms. Bianca loves being a teacher because she loves “Teaching them as much as they teach her.” Ms. Bianca enjoys writing, playing instruments, and traveling.

We are very happy to have Ms. Bianca in our Preschool Program!

Bianca

Estefany, Assistant Teacher Pre-K – Estefany Zamarripa
Ms. Estefany is the Assistant Teacher in our Pre-K classroom, working with our 3 to 4-years-old children.

Ms. Estefany has nearly 1 year of experience working with young children! Ms. Estefany currently has an Childhood Development Associates Degree (CDA). She is very happy be a part of The Goddard School because "I get to meet new kids, expand my knowledge on becoming a better teacher.” Ms. Estefany loves being a teacher because “children are super energetic and love to play!” Ms. Estefany enjoys reading novels, watch movies, cleaning, and going to the park with her dog.

We are very excited to have Ms. Estefany as a part of our Goddard family!

Estefany

Denisse, Resource Chef – Denisse Lopez
Chef Denisse is our certified Chef for the school.

Chef Denisse has nearly 6 years of experience working in 5 starts hotels including JW Marriot Hill Country Resort & Spa, and the Omni Hotel. She is very excited be a part of The Goddard School because "I’m excited to be working with children and I am happy to learn a different realm." Chef Denisse loves being a Chef because she “gets to use her creativity, explore different cuisines, and make people happy.” Chef Denisse attained her culinary arts degree from The Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio. She enjoys hiking with her dog, swimming and spending time with friends.

We are thrilled to Chef Denisse in the Goddard Family!

Denisse

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