Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Ms Jennifer, Owner Ms. Jenn, as the children call her, is the on-site owner of The Goddard School in Steiner Ranch.

Jennifer recognizes how important it is for families to have a safe and nurturing environment for their children. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at Texas A&M University (whoop!) and has almost a decade of teaching experience ranging from preschool to 2nd grade.

Our owners, Jennifer and Matt Burton, would like to extend an invitation to you and your family to visit the beautiful new school, introduce you to their incredible faculty, and tell you all about the Goddard approach to learning. "I am excited and proud to be a part of The Goddard School and am committed to providing the highest quality preschool experience for the children in the neighborhood!”

Ms Jennifer

Ms Cecily, Director Hi! My name is Cecily and I joined The Goddard School in March 2016. I started as a classroom teacher and moved into the office as the Office Manager in Summer 2017. I have now been promoted to the School Director and am so excited to serve our school in this position.

I received my Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Over the course of 8 years working in childcare, I have taught infants, toddlers, preschool and Pre-K. I am excited to bring my passion for early childhood education into the Director role!

I have a wonderful husband, two sons, one daughter and two pups. My oldest graduated from the Pre-K program at The Goddard School in 2018 and has excelled in elementary school since then! My two younger children currently attend The Goddard School and I love coming to school each day as a family!

Ms Cecily

Ms Ashley, Assistant Director Hi! My name is Ashley and I joined The Goddard School in April 2019 as the Office Assistant. I am the first point of contact many families have with our school and I love getting to know each and every family.

I received my Bachelor's in English from Pensacola Christian College in 2011. I have held various jobs since graduating from college including Preschool Teacher, Professional Organizer and Office Coordinator.

This position marries my love for organization with my love for children. It is my desire to see each child excel and thrive not only in our school but in life!

Ms Ashley

Ms Paula, Lead Teacher Hi! My name is Paula and I joined The Goddard School in August 2015. I am the Lead Teacher in the Tiny Travelers room for the infants.

I have been working with infants through toddlers for over 10 years and received my Child Development Associate Degree (CDA) in December 2015. I received the 'Teacher of the Month' Award in March 2019 and could not be prouder!

I love helping children reach their potential in a fun and loving learning environment!

Ms Paula

Ms Brittany, Lead Teacher Hi! My name is Brittany and I started teaching at The Goddard School in July 2015. I am the Lead Teacher for the older infants in the Curious Climbers classroom.

I completed my Child Development Associate Degree (CDA) in December 2015 with a focus on infants to toddlers, and have almost 8 years of experience working with infants.

I love to cuddle and nurture my sweet Goddard babies. Assisting in their development into pre-toddlers is an honor and delight!

Ms Brittany

Ms Rosy, Lead Teacher Hi! My name is Rosy and I joined The Goddard School in July 2017. I am the Lead Teacher for the pre-toddlers in the Darling Divers classroom.

I have a teaching degree in Mexico, and am currently working towards my Bachelor's Degree in Education. I have completed countless hours of Early Childhood Development courses and have almost 20 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education field. In addition to teaching, I am a Board Member for a Health and Education nonprofit group.

I believe that the most important thing a teacher can do is provide a safe and happy environment where children can learn from different experiences. I look forward to providing this type of environment for your child!

Ms Rosy

Ms Brittany, Lead Teacher Hi! My name is Brittany and I started teaching at The Goddard School in July 2016. I am the Lead Teacher for the toddlers in the Super Sailors room.

I am currently working on my Early Childhood Development Associate's Degree and can't wait to begin on my Bachelor's Degree. I have 5 years experience working in the Early Childhood Education field.

I love making connections with each student in my class and teaching my students how to connect with each other. Knowing that I am making a difference through teaching is what keeps me going each day!

Ms Brittany

Ms Daphne, Lead Teacher Hi! My name is Daphne and I joined The Goddard School in March 2019. I am the Lead Teacher for the older toddlers in the Playful Pilots class. Being a 'Potty Training Guru' is just one of the many things I teach daily! My daughter joins me daily at The Goddard School and I love coming to school as a family!

I have two years of experience in childcare, and can confidently say that early childhood education is my passion. I studied American Sign Language at Austin Community College and learned the effect body language can have on human interactions. I love to incorporate movement and sign language into my classroom daily. I have recently started classes for my Child Development Associate certificate and expect to finish in 2020.

I believe that all children can learn no matter how young and I strive to teach something new everyday. I can't wait for your child to join us on our quest to learning!

Ms Daphne

Ms Emiley, Lead Teacher Hi! My name is Emiley and I joined The Goddard School in December 2016. I am the Lead Teacher for the preschool students in the Awesome Astronauts classroom, and also serve as the Education Support Specialist. Not only do I have the honor of teaching our students, but I also get to assist in teaching our teachers! My two daughters join me at The Goddard School each day and I love coming to school as a family!

I am currently working towards my Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing, but previously studied Early Childhood Education Administration at Texas Tech University. I have 5 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education field.

I believe that love and nurturing in conjunction with a quality education is foundational at this young age and am excited to provide this for your child!

Ms Emiley

Ms Panda, Lead Teacher Hi! My name is Panda and I joined The Goddard School in May 2019. I am the Lead Teacher for Preschool students in the Awesome Astronauts class.

I am currently a student at Ashworth College and am working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. I expect to graduate in 2020! I recently completed my Child Development Associate Certification with an emphasis on 3-5 year olds, also from Ashworth College. I have worked with children in an early childhood setting for the past six years.

I believe that children should be given the opportunity to learn at their own pace and be kids! Preschool is a crucial time for children to develop a passion for knowledge and learning, and I can't wait to help develop this passion!

Ms Panda

Ms Sarah, Lead Teacher Hi! My name is Sarah, and I joined The Goddard School in February 2019. I am the Lead Teacher for the Preschool Prep students in the Terrific Trekkers classroom.

I completed the training for my Child Development Associate Degree in 2018 with a focus on 3-5 year olds. I have over 10 years of experience in Early Childhood Education and have taught infants through Pre-K.

My goal as a teacher is to create a fun, comfortable learning environment and to establish great relationships between myself and my students, as well as between the students themselves.

Ms Sarah

Ms Emilie, Lead Teacher Hi! My name is Emilie and I transferred to The Goddard School in Steiner Ranch in June 2019. Before moving to Texas, I taught Pre-K at The Goddard School in Ponte Verda (Florida). I am the Lead Teacher for the upcoming Pre-K class and can't wait to get the year started!

I graduated from Jacksonville University with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and a certification in teaching English as a Second Language. I have five years of experience teaching and can't wait to continue my career in early childhood education!

I believe early childhood education is the foundation to building lifelong learners, and love to teach using hands on activities and through exploration. I can't wait for your child to join the fun learning experiences happening here!

Ms Emilie

Ms Jess, Lead Teacher Hi! My name is Jess and I joined The Goddard School in March 2019. I am the Lead Teacher for the Pre-K students in the Nifty Navigators classroom.

I graduated from Texas A&M University in 2015 with a Sociology degree. Since then, I have worked directly in management positions and with elementary students.

I truly believe that all children deserve the opportunity to learn to their greatest potential and it is up to us to help in this pursuit. I look forward to getting to know your child and helping them prepare for Kindergarten and beyond!

Ms Jess

Ms MaKenna, Lead Teacher Hi! My name is Makenna and I started teaching at The Goddard School in September 2018. I am the Lead Teacher for the elementary school students in our After School and Summer Camp programs, and spend as much time as possible in our infant classroom.

I am currently working towards my Bachelor's Degree. I have 3 years experience in early childhood education and a spunky, outgoing two year old. I was honored to receive the 'Teacher of the Month' Award in April 2019 for my infectious energy and passion for teaching!

I love creating fun and engaging lessons that are hands-on and encourage team work, communication and problem solving. Stop by and check us out!

Ms MaKenna

Ms Nasrine, Resource Hi! My name is Nasrine and I joined The Goddard School in August 2016 as a floater. I love being a floater because it means that I am lucky enough to work with and know all the amazing children at our wonderful school.

I received my Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree with an emphasis in Communication from the University of North Texas in 1993. I took many classes in psychology and children's behavior analysis. I have lived in Steiner Ranch for over 10 years and have two beautiful girls.

I love watching our students achieve their developmental milestones and being a part of their academic and social growth. I look forward to providing a loving and nurturing environment for your children. It is a privilege to get to know you and your beautiful families.

Ms Nasrine

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