Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Butch & Maria, Owners Butch has a graduate degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in College Administration. He worked in Higher Education for several years before transitioning to a career in the telecommunications industry. He also has an MBA from Duke University. He has experienced The Goddard School as a parent, as well as an owner – both of his children are currently enrolled at the school. Butch is very active in the Cedar Park community, currently serving on the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Maria has an undergraduate degree in Education Psychology from Birmingham Southern University and an M.B.A. from U.T. Dallas. She has worked in various positions within the legal, telecommunications and website development industries but has found her true passion owning a preschool. Maria enjoys offering a loving and educational environment where children can develop into lifelong learners.


Our lead teachers are required to have education degrees and certifications. Many of our assistant teachers are also degreed or in the process of completing a degree. In addition to the customized daily lesson plans developed for your child by the lead teacher, our faculty includes a full-time music teacher and a fitness teacher that visit all classrooms throughout the week. Our teachers are carefully mentored and coached by our Curriculum Director to assure each child has a fun learning experience.

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Cindy, Director Cindy has a Bachelors Degree in Child Development and a Masters Degree in Education from Texas State University. Cindy has been in the child care and educational field for over 15 years in both the public and private school settings. Cindy taught in Austin ISD for 4 years as a 4th and 5th grade teacher and transitioned to a Literacy Specialist before making a move to Pittsburgh.

In Pittsburgh, Cindy began working at The Goddard School in Peters Township. In Pittsburgh, Cindy started off working in the Toddler classroom, then in the Kindergarten classroom and ended her 5 year tenure as a Director. She enjoys the constant quest for knowledge that children bring and loves children's curiosity. You never know what they are going to say next!

Cindy moved to Texas in the summer of 2017 and became the Operational Director at the Goddard School in Cedar Park.


Heather, Director Heather has been working in the Early Childhood Education field since 2006. She started as a teacher and has been a Center Director since 2007. She holds a Masters degree in Curriculum Instruction and Assessment and the equivalent of a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. Heather is actively involved in the community and currently serves as a member of the DCE PTA.

Heather is passionate about supporting children, families, and educators and is committed to providing your children with a high quality educational experience.

I am very excited to be the Executive Director at The Goddard School of Cedar Park; I enjoy partnering and working with families during their child(ren)'s early care and education.


Joey, Director Joey has been in the field of early childhood education for over 18 years, and has spent the last ten years in center management. Joey studied elementary education at Huston-Tillotson University. She holds her Child Development Associate certificate in Preschool, as well as an associate of arts.

Joey loves being able to make a difference in the lives of children, teachers and families on a daily basis. She believes that when teachers, parents and center management partner together, we can create the best possible learning environment for each and every child.


Ashley, Assistant Director Ashley has a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and has 20+ years working with children. Ashley started out as a student in high school nannying for families and found her passion was working with children. She has been part of the Goddard School since 2011 and in that time has worked with each age group. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience and a genuine passion for connecting with children and watching them grow. Ashley’s goal is to become the best educator she’s capable of being!


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