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

Jim & Mary, Owners
Jim and Mary are the proud on-site owners of the Goddard School located in the Baltimore neighborhood of Canton. They opened the school in October of 2018 after seeing the need for a high quality Pre-School in the area.

After raising three children of their own, they know the benefits of an early childhood education.

Jim and Mary use their business backgrounds to work collaboratively with their directors and teachers to provide a fun, safe, and nurturing environment for all of the children attending their school.

They invite you to visit the School and learn more about their qualified staff and outstanding F.L.E.X. program.

Jim & Mary

Mrs Katie, Director Hi, my name is Katie and I am excited to be joining the Goddard School in Canton as their Center Director. I began my career with The Goddard School in White Marsh in May of 2013. I started as a part-time resource teacher then moved on to become a full-time lead teacher in our preschool program. I attended Walden University and in 2018 received my Bachelor's Degree in Child Development. I also possess an Associates of Arts in Elementary Education, my 90-hour preschool certificate and recently completed my 45-hour infant/toddler certifications.

I love The Goddard School and the opportunity I have been given to help all children discover their love of learning. My husband and I have come to appreciate The Goddard School even more since we had our son in January of 2017. It has been amazing to see him grow and learn as I have seen all of my students do in my time here at Goddard. I look forward to building new relationships with the parents of the Canton Community and cannot wait to see what adventures await.

Mrs Katie

Ms Caitie, Assistant Director Joined The Goddard School in September 2018

Educational Qualifications:
• 45-hour Directors’ Training
• 45-hour Infant and Toddler certification
• 90-hour preschool certification
• MSDE level 3 credentialed

Ms. Caitie has worked with children for 6 years.
Her educational philosophy is that communication in the classroom is a two-way street, listen and respect your kids as much as you expect them to listen and respect you.
Ms. Caitie’s favorite children’s book is “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss
When not at school, Ms. Caitie enjoys relaxing and spending time with friends and family.

Ms Caitie

Ms Jamillah, Lead Teacher Joined The Goddard School in July 2020

Educational Qualifications:
• 45-Hour Infant-Toddler certification
• 90-hour Preschool certification
• Pursuing MSDE credentialing
Ms. Jamillah has worked with children for 18 years.
Her educational philosophy is that children learn through interaction with other children and most children are visual learners.
Ms.Jamillah’s favorite children’s book is “Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale by John Steptoe
When not at school, Ms. Tiffany enjoys reading shopping, going for walks, poetry, music, movies, make-up artistry and spending time with friends and family.

Ms Jamillah

Ms Meredith , Lead Teacher Joined The Goddard School in May 2020

Educational Qualifications:
•MSDE level 3 credentialed
•AA degree in Early Childhood Education by CCBC

Ms. Meredith has worked with children for 30 years.
Her educational philosophy is that all children are unique individuals with unique needs, talents, etc.
Ms. Meredith’s favorite children’s book is “The Runaway Bunny” by Margaret Wise Brown.
When not at school, Ms. Meredith enjoys playing with her dog, cooking, watching films, listening to alternative music, and tuning into every Ravens, Orioles, & Liverpool (European Football) game!

Ms Meredith

Cheyenne, Lead Teacher Joined The Goddard School June, 2021

Educational Qualifications:

Pursuing AA Degree from Anne Arundel Community College

Pursuing 90-hour Preschool Certification

Ms. Cheyenne has worked with children for 1 year.

Her educational philosophy is to encourage the kids and to let them feel comfortable with her!

Ms. Cheyenne’s favorite children’s book is all Dr. Suess books!

When not at school, Ms. Cheyenne enjoys working out, watching TV and going on trips to small cities!

Denise , Lead Teacher Joined The Goddard School in April 2021

Educational Qualifications:
-MSDE Credentialed Level 4
-45-hour infant and toddler certification
-90-hour preschool certification
-Pursuing CDA in infants and toddlers

Ms. Denise has worked with children for 12 years.
Her educational philosophy is she loves working with all age groups because of the development and improvement with their large and small motor skills over time!
Ms. Denise’s favorite children’s book is Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe.
When not at school, Ms. Denise enjoys swimming, writing poetry, exercising, watching horror movies and spending time with family!

Denise

Ms Nicole, Lead Teacher Joined The Goddard School in August 2020

Educational Qualifications:
• 45-Hour Infant-Toddler certification
• Pursuing 90-hour preschool certification
• Pursuing MSDE credentialing
Ms. Nicole’s has worked with children for 12 years.
Her educational philosophy is that children learn through independency and being guided. Learning through play is also a great way to create a teachable moment throughout a child’s day.
Ms. Nicole’s favorite children’s book is “Little Blue Truck” by Alice Schertle.
When not at school, Ms. Nicole enjoys spending time with her family.

Ms Nicole

Ms Candace, Lead Teacher Joined The Goddard School in March 2021.

Educational Qualifications:
•Infant/Toddler CDA
•90-hour preschool certification
•45-hour infant and toddler certification
•Basic Health and Safety

Ms. Candace has worked with children for 10 years.
Her educational philosophy is that children learn best through play and positive reinforcement.
Ms. Candace’s favorite children’s book is “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle.
When not at school, Ms. Candace enjoys coloring, yoga and playing with her dogs!

Ms Candace

Ms Jillian, Lead Teacher Joined The Goddard School in September 2018

Educational Qualifications:
• 45-hour Infant and Toddler certification
• 90-hour preschool certification
• MSDE level 3 credentialed
• Bachelors degree in English from Towson University
Ms. Jillian has worked with children for 3 years.

Her educational philosophy is to help children learn and grow through play and reading. Ms. Jillian believes that teaching should be a fun and rewarding experience.
Ms. Jillian’s favorite children’s book is “Harry the Dirty Dog” by Gene Zion.
When not at school, Ms. Jillian enjoys doing her makeup, hanging out with friends and family, exploring the city and writing & reading horror fiction.

Ms Jillian

Ms Kiona, Lead Teacher
Joined The Goddard School in February 2020

Educational Qualifications:
• 45-hour Infant and Toddler certification
• 90-hour preschool certification
• MSDE credentialed

Ms. Kiona has worked with children for 17 years
Her educational philosophy is that helping to shape young minds is one of the most rewarding things you can do.
Ms. Kiona’s favorite children’s book is “Groovy Joe’s Dinosaurs and Ice Cream” by Eric Litwin.
When not at school, Ms. Kiona enjoys reading and playing PlayStation.

Ms Kiona

Ms Tyesha, Lead Teacher Joined The Goddard School in May 2020
Educational Qualifications:
• 9-hour communication
• 45-hour Infant/Toddler certification
• 90-hour Preschool certification
Continuing Education:
• Pursing CPR & First Aid certification
• Pursing Medication Administration training
• ADA training
• Breastfeeding training
• Safe Sleep Training
• Pursing Basic Health & Safety training
• Ongoing Goddard University training

Tyesha loves working with children because their minds are always ready to expand to take in more learning. For Tyesha, this is a career where you can work and have fun all at the same time.

Ms Tyesha

Ms Kayle, Lead Teacher Joined The Goddard School in December 2019

Educational Qualifications:
• 45-hour Infant and Toddler certification
• MSDE level 2 credentialed

Ms. Kayle has worked with children for 8 years.
Her educational philosophy is that students learn best by doing. Active teaching encourages active listening.
Ms. Kayle’s favorite children’s book is “Fox in Socks” by Dr. Seuss.
When not at school, Ms. Kayle enjoys hiking, swimming, watching movies and paddle boarding.

Ms Kayle

Ms Mickael, Lead Teacher Joined The Goddard School in July 2019

Educational Qualifications:
• 45-hour Infant and Toddler certification
• 90-hour preschool certification
• MSDE level 3 credentialed

Ms. Mickael has worked with children for 10 years.
Her educational philosophy is to become the best teacher she can be and to assist each child in developing their own potential and learning styles.
Ms. Mickael’s favorite children’s book is “Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do You See?” by Bill Martin Jr.
When not at school, Ms. Mickael enjoys marching bands and activities with her son.

Ms Mickael

Ms Chemia, Lead Teacher Joined The Goddard School in November 2020

Educational Qualifications:
• 45-Hour Infant-Toddler certification
• 90-hour preschool certification
• Pursuing MSDE credentialing
• Master’s degree in Social Work from Morgan State University
Ms.Chemia has worked with children for 4 years.
Her educational philosophy is that “Kids are people, too!” Children are tiny, complex humans who need loving and supportive environments to thrive.
Ms. Chemia’s favorite children’s book is “Matilda” by Roald Dahl
When not at school, Ms.Chemia enjoys reading, creating art, baking and playing with her cat, Pringle.

Ms Chemia

Ms Jenna, Lead Teacher Joined The Goddard School in February 2019

Educational Qualifications:
• 90-hour preschool certification
• MSDE level 3 credentialed
• Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Goucher College

Ms. Jenna has worked with children for 3 years.
Her educational philosophy is creating a loving and welcoming environment for children that will nurture their love of learning.
Ms. Jenna’s favorite children’s book is “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister
When not at school, Ms. Jenna enjoys going to concerts, reading, and spending time with loved ones.

Ms Jenna

Ms Olivia , Lead Teacher Joined The Goddard School in April 2019

Educational Qualifications:
• 45-hour Infant and Toddler certification
• 90-hour preschool certification
• MSDE level 2 credentialed
• Bachelors degree in ECE from Golden State Baptist College

Ms. Olivia has worked with children for 4 years.
Her educational philosophy is that play and activities should be geared towards the appropriate age group to enhance their learning experience.
Ms. Olivia’s favorite children’s book is “Please, Mr. Panda” by Steve Antony.
When not at school, Ms. Olivia enjoys listening to music, reading, spending time with family, and obsessing over Carrie Underwood.

Ms Olivia

Ms Aireka, Lead Teacher Joined The Goddard School in December 2019

Educational Qualifications:
• 90-hour preschool certification
• MSDE level 3 credentialed
Ms. Aireka has worked with children for 7 years.
Her educational philosophy is that creativity is key! Ms. Aireka wants to inspire independent, “outside the box” thinking for the children in her care. She wants the children in her care to feel confident enough to share their ideas with the world.

Ms. Aireka’s favorite children’s book is anything with bright colors and a nice rhythmic flow.
When not at school, Ms. Aireka enjoys memorizing 90’s female rap lyrics, researching holistic remedies and lifestyles, and thinking about working out and then sometimes doing it ...only sometimes.

Ms Aireka

Ms Stacee, Lead Teacher Joined The Goddard School in January 2021

Educational Qualifications:
•90-hour preschool certification
•AA degree in Early Childhood from CCBC
•MSDE level 1 credentialed

Ms. Stacee has worked with children for 30 years.
Her educational philosophy is that children learn through play and everyday experiences. They should be free to be their individual self.
Ms.Stacee’s favorite children’s book is “The Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle.
When not at school, Ms. Stacee enjoys spending time with my family and baking.

Ms Stacee

Ms Christina , Lead Teacher
Joined The Goddard School in September 2018

Educational Qualifications:
• 45-hour Infant and Toddler certification
• 90-hour preschool certification
• MSDE level 3 credentialed
• Associate’s degree in Early Childhood by BCCC

Ms. Christina has worked with children for 3 years.
Her educational philosophy is to help children learn and grow into something great in the future!
Ms. Christina’s favorite children’s book is “Don’t Push the Button” by Bill Cotter.
When not at school, Ms. Christina enjoys taking walks with her dog and reading.

Ms Christina

Ms Keyonna, Lead Teacher Joined The Goddard School in November 2020

Educational Qualifications:
• Pursuing 45-hour Infant and Toddler certification
• 90-hour preschool certification
• Pursuing MSDE credentialing

Ms. Keyonna has worked with children for 7 years.
Her educational philosophy is that all children are unique and need an educational environment where they can learn & grow.
Ms. Keyonna’s favorite children’s book is “David Goes to School” by David Shannnon
When not at school, Ms.Keyonna enjoys spending time with family or creating activities to do with her daughter!

Ms Keyonna

Ms Charity , Lead Teacher Joined The Goddard School in September 2020

Educational Qualifications:
•45-hour Infant and Toddler certification
•90-hour preschool certification
•School Age certification
•AA in ECE from Midlands Technical College

Ms. Charity has worked with children for 13 years.
Her educational philosophy is that all children are creative and must have a creative environment to grow.
Ms. Charity’s favorite children’s book is “No,David!” by David Shannon.
When not at school, Ms. Charity enjoys watching and playing sports.

Ms Charity

Ms Wendy, Lead Teacher Joined The Goddard School in June 2020

Educational Qualifications:
• 45 Infant and Toddler certification
• 90-hour preschool certification
• MSDE level 3 credentialed
• AA in ECE from CCBC

Ms. Wendy has worked with children for 8 years.
Her educational philosophy is a combination of Piaget and Maslow. I believe children learn through play and should be free to explore. She also feels that all needs of the child should be met to nurture an environment for optimal learning.
Ms. Wendy’s favorite children’s book is “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown.
When not at school, Ms. Wendy enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, cooking and trying new recipes, and traveling/exploring the world.

Ms Wendy

Ms Erica , Lead Teacher Joined The Goddard School in January 2020

Educational Qualifications:
• 90-hour preschool certification
• MSDE level 2 credentialed

Ms. Erica has worked with children for 5 years.
Her educational philosophy is that children should learn through meaningful play and child-centered activities.
Ms. Erica’s favorite children’s book is “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff.
When not at school, Ms. Erica enjoys going for runs, swimming and baking.

Ms Erica

Ms Tara, Lead Teacher Joined The Goddard School in February 2021.

Educational Qualifications:
•90-hour preschool certification
•Pursuing an AA degree in Early Childhood from Penn Foster
•Pursuing MSDE credentialing

Ms. Tara has worked with children for 2 years.
Her educational philosophy is that all children are unique, and their environment needs to be stimulating so that they can grow in every way.
Ms.Tara’s favorite children’s book is “Llama Llama Loves to Read” by Anna Dewdney.
When not at school, Ms. Tara enjoys candle making and painting.

Ms Tara

Ms Keyona, Lead Teacher Joined The Goddard School in September 2018

Educational Qualifications:
• 45-hour Infant and Toddler certification
• 90-hour preschool certification
• MSDE level 4 credentialed

Ms. Keyona has worked with children for 10 years.
Her educational philosophy is to help children learn through play and exploration.
Ms. Keyona’s favorite children’s book is “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” by Bill Martin, Jr., and John Archambault
When not at school, Ms.Keyona enjoys reading and writing.

Ms Keyona

Ms Karley, Assistant Teacher Joined The Goddard School in May 2021

Educational Qualifications:
• Graduating December 2021 with Associates in Elementary Education and Special Education

Ms. Karley has worked with children for 5 years.
Her educational philosophy is if a child doesn't understand something one way, then it should always be re-explained another. Children are always ready to learn!
Ms. Karley's favorite children’s book is the Pete the Cat Collection by James Dean.
When not at school, Ms. Karley enjoys going to church and hanging out with friends.

Kayleigh , Assistant Teacher Joined The Goddard School June, 2021

Educational Qualifications:

Pursuing 45-hour Infant and Toddler Certification

Pursuing 90-hour Infant and Toddler Certification

Ms. Kayleigh has worked with children for 4 years.

Her educational philosophy is everyone learns differently, so I will teach everyone in their own way!

Ms. Kayleigh’s favorite children’s book is “Harold and the Purple Crayon” by Crockett Johnson.

When not at school, Ms. Kayleigh enjoys reading and watching TV.

Kayleigh

Melanie, Assistant Teacher Joined The Goddard School June, 2021

Educational Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Liberty University

Ms. Melanie has worked with children for 4 years.

Her educational philosophy is early childhood is the perfect time to instill love of learning by making school engaging and fun!

Ms. Melanie’s favorite children’s book is “The Fantastic Flying Books” by Mr. Morris Lessmore.

When not at school, Ms. Melanie enjoys gardening and spending time with her family!

Melanie

Ms Shunyia, Assistant Teacher Joined The Goddard School in November 2020

Educational Qualifications:
• Pursuing 45-hour Infant and Toddler certification
• 90-hour preschool certification
• Pursuing MSDE credentialing
Ms. Shuniya has worked with children for 3 years.
Her educational philosophy is that a child can learn better when encouraged instead of forcing it.
Ms. Shuniya’s favorite children’s book is “Diary of a Wimpy Child” by Jeff Kinney
When not at school, Ms.Shuniya enjoys reading, relaxing, watching tv or going out for fresh air!

Ms Shunyia

Ms Lindsay, Assistant Teacher Joined The Goddard School in March 2021.

Educational Qualifications:

•Master’s Degree in Communications from Loyola University.
•Pursuing 45- & 90-Hour certifications

Ms. Lindsay has worked with children for 8 years.
Her educational philosophy is that every child is different in their own way when is comes to learning, playing, and listening. Communication is key!
Ms. Lindsay’s favorite children’s book is “The Day the Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt.
When not at school, Ms. Lindsay enjoys being with friends, family, and her dogs.

Ms Lindsay

Ms Andrea, Resource Joined The Goddard School in March 2021.

Educational Qualifications:
•MSDE Credentialed Level 3
•45-hour infant and toddler certification
•90-hour preschool certification

Ms. Andrea has worked with children for 15 years.
Her educational philosophy is to always provide a safe and caring classroom where children are free to explore and grow.
Ms. Andrea’s favorite children’s book is “Miss Nelson is Missing” by Harry Allard.
When not at school, Ms. Andrea enjoys reading and doing her hair.

Ms Andrea

Ms Colleen , Resource Joined The Goddard School in November 2020

Educational Qualifications:
• 45-hour Infant and Toddler certification
• 90-hour preschool certification
• AA in ECE from BCCC
• MSDE level 5 credentialed
Ms. Colleen has worked with children for 17 years.
Her educational philosophy is that every child deserves a chance to learn and grow.
Ms. Colleen’s favorite children’s book is “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss.
When not at school, Ms. Colleen enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family!

Ms Colleen

Ms Jordyn , Resource
Joined The Goddard School in May 2020

Educational Qualifications:
• 90-hour preschool certification
• MSDE level 1 credentialed
• Pursuing Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Bowie State University

Ms. Jordyn has worked with children for 6 years.
Her educational philosophy is to provide any and every child she works with and/or comes across with the education they deserve regardless of any obstacles or challenges we may face on the way.
Ms. Jordyn’s favorite children’s book is “Love You Forever” by Robert Munch.
When not at school, Ms. Jordyn enjoys weekly gymnastic classes and crafting with her sisters.

Ms Jordyn

Ms Kelis, Resource Joined The Goddard School in December 2020

Educational Qualifications:
• 90-hour preschool certification
• Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Special Education from Bowie State University
• Pursuing MSDE credentialing
Ms. Kelis has worked with children for 5 years.
Her educational philosophy is that children learn through play. She also believes that children should feel welcomed in the center especially since they spend most of their time with us.
Ms.Kelis’s favorite children’s book is “Corduroy” by Don Freeman
When not at school, Ms. Kelis enjoys doing make-up, eating, and watching childhood movies/tv shows.

Ms Kelis

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