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

Ms Mikahla, Director
Ms. Mikahla is our Educational Director here at the Goddard School of Avery Ranch.

She holds her Texas Directors Licence as well as has earned her Child Development Associates Credential. She is also CPR and First Aid certified and trained in Medication Administration. As the Director of Education, Ms. Mikahla oversees the implementation of an exceptional curriculum, manages our team of outstanding teachers and provides a superior Early Childhood program to the children of our community.

With 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. 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."

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

Ms Mikahla

Mrs Stephanie, Director
Mrs. Stephanie 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

Jazlin, Lead Teacher
Ms. Jazlin is the Lead Teacher in our Infant Program, working with our infant children.

Ms. Jazlin has nearly 3 years of experience working with infancy through Pre-K. Ms. Jazlin is currently pursuing a degree on Education & Early Childhood from ACC. Ms. Jazlin is bilingual in Spanish and English. She is very happy to be a part of The Goddard School because "They teach you meaningful lessons and remind you to stay joyful.” Ms. Jazlin loves being a teacher because she loves “To meet inspiring teachers and get to learn and grow with a new class of students.” Ms. Jazlin loves swimming, dog sitting, DIY projects, and playing video games.

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

Jazlin

Neva, Lead Teacher
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

Courtney, Lead Teacher
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

Kelsey, Lead Teacher
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
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

Sara, Assistant Teacher
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

Keyla, Assistant Teacher
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

Estefany, Assistant Teacher
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

Nadya, Assistant Teacher
Ms. Nadya is the Toddler Assistant Teacher working with our 12 – 18 months children.

Ms. Nadya has nearly 1 year of experience working with infancy through 2nd grade. She is very happy to be a part of The Goddard School because "They always put a smile on my face no matter what.” Ms.Nadya loves being a teacher because she loves “To further her knowledge in childcare and to spend time with children.” Ms. Nadya loves to read books, play with her dog, and watch movies.

We are very happy to have Ms. Nadya in our Team!

Nadya

Lesia, Assistant Teacher Ms. Lesia is the Assistant Teacher for our school-aged children, working with our 4 to 10 years old children.

Ms. Lesia has over 6 year of experience working with 1 to 2 years old children. Ms. Lesia has a Bachelors’ Degree from the University of Ukraine. She is very happy to be a part of The Goddard School because "I want to continue develop as a teacher and replenish my knowledge and skills.” Ms. Lesia loves being a teacher because she loves “Loves teaching children something new in a playful way.” Ms. Lesia to read, draw, and walk with my family.

We are very grateful to have Ms. Lesia in our Infant Program!

Lesia

Denisse, Resource
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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