Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Ms Susan, Owner Dr. Susan Monbarren has been the owner of the Goddard School in Ballantyne for nine years. She earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and a Bachelor's degree in Communication.

Ms Susan

Ms Tana, Director I’m Tana, and I am the Director of The Goddard School-Ballantyne. I am a graduate of Western Carolina where I graduated with honors and hold a Bachelors Degree in Birth to Kindergarten. I also hold a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Studies. I have worked in the field of Early Childhood for 25 years as an Owner, Administrator, and as a Teacher. I joined The Goddard School in 2010, and I love working with our wonderful staff of teachers and of course all of our students.

I believe a child’s school experience at an early age forms his/her attitude towards school and sets the pace for the student's lifelong love of learning. The Goddard School is the perfect place for a young child to be introduced to school and develop that positive experience!

I enjoy coming to work every day and working with our families and our students. Children have a way of making every day a "Good Day".


Ms Tana

Ms Nancy, Lead Teacher Hi! My name if Nancy and I am a co-lead teacher in the Infant Classroom. I am married with three children of my own. We moved to the Carolinas in 2007. I have been working with children of all ages for 30 years and in the Special Education field for 15 years. I am a North Carolina approved lead teacher and CPR/First Aid Certified. I am happy to be a part of the Goddard Family and look forward to teaching your children.

Ms Nancy

Christina, Lead Teacher Hello, my name is Christina McHam and I am co-lead teacher in the Infant classroom. I grew up in Ohio. I received my BFA from Winthrop University. I have 5 years of experience working with young children ranging from infant to 2 years. I love early childhood education and being able to watch the children grow into their personalities. I am so happy to be a part of the Goddard family, and look forward to working with your child.

Christina

Monique, Lead Teacher Hello, my name is Monique and I am co-lead teacher in the 1st Steps Classroom. I grew up in Plant City, FL. I received my Associates of Arts at CPCC. I am currently attending UNCC for a BA in Psychology. I have 10 years of experience working with young children ranging from 0-5 years old. I have two children of my own, a girl and a boy. I believe children should have the opportunity to explore the world and ask questions in a safe environment. I am so happy to be a part of the Goddard family, and look forward to working with your child.

Monique

Leslie, Lead Teacher Hello! My name is Leslie and I am the Co-Lead Teacher in the Young Toddlers Classroom. I am a native of Charlotte and received my bachelor's in Elementary Education at UNC Charlotte. I have 10 plus years’ experience working with young children aging from infancy to second grade. My experiences are in both public and private childcare providing group as well as individual care. My belief is that all children deserve to smile, laugh, and play, that is our daily objective in young toddlers. I am so happy to be a part of the Goddard family and look forward to working with your child.

Leslie

Kim, Lead Teacher Hi! My name is Kim and I am a Co-Lead Teacher in the Get Set classroom. I grew up in New York where I attained my Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from State University of New York, New Paltz. I have over 20 years experience teaching children from infancy through five years old. I recently relocated from New York with my husband to Rock Hill, SC. I am very excited to be a part of the Goddard team and look forward to helping your child grow and learn!

Kim

Ms Kristina, Lead Teacher Hello! My name is Kristina and I am a Co-Lead teacher in the Get Set classroom. I recently relocated to the Carolinas from upstate New York. I attended Dutchess Community College where I studied Liberal Arts and I obtained my Child Development Associates through New York State Educational Incentive Program. I have over 24 years of experience working with children of various ages. I am very excited to be a part of The Goddard Family and I am happy to be a part of your child's education.

Ms Kristina

Sunita, Lead Teacher Hi! My name is Sunita and I am a co-lead teacher in the First Steps classroom. I have a bachelor of arts in Education from India. In my years of teaching, I am always humbled at how much my students can teach me while I'm teaching them! I have thrilled to be a part of the Goddard School and I am excited to meet you and your family.

Sunita

Chantel, Lead Teacher Hello! My name is Chantel and I am the co-lead teacher in the Preschool 2 classroom. I was born and raised in Queens, New York then attended The University of North Florida where I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology with a concentration in Social Welfare. Soon after graduating, I relocated to Charlotte to further my teacher career. I am looking forward to teaching your child and being a part of their growth and development!

Chantel

Ms Bethany, Lead Teacher Hi! My name is Bethany and I am the Co-Lead Teacher in the Pre-Kindergarten 2 Classroom. I grew up in Twinsburg, Ohio but moved to Sarasota, Florida where I earned a degree in Education. During my time in Florida, I taught Pre-K for three years and developed a love for teaching. I am excited to work with your child and watch them develop over this last year before Kindergarten.

Ms Bethany

Kelly, Lead Teacher Hello! My name is Kelly and I am a co-lead teacher in the Pre-K2 classroom. I am a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I have been a teacher for over 25 years and have always enjoyed the opportunities that being a teacher gives. I take personal pride in promoting each child's developmental skills. I look forward to meeting you and your child and I am very grateful to be a part of the Goddard family!

Kelly

Pamela, Resource Hello! My name is Pam and I am a part of the Educational Support Staff! I have extensive experience and training by working with children of all ages for over a decade. I am married and have raised three children of my own! I am passionate about the well being and education of all children and I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Goddard team and to meet and teach your child!

Pamela

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