Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Ms Barbra, Owner Barbra Bryan – Franchise Owner

After a long and successful career as a Sales & Marketing Executive and a business Leader at Fortune 200 Corporations, Barbra left the Corporate world to pursue her passion – Building a successful Early learning place where children could learn and grow in an enriched, loving environment that prepares them to be the best they can be in school and in life. She and her husband Gordon bought the Mooresville Goddard School in the spring of 2008 and began building her dream.

Barbra is also involved in her community as she strives improve educational access for all students. She serves as Board President of the North Carolina Charter Educational Foundation which governs four K-5 elementary schools and two 6-12 High Schools. Barbra earned her BA in Business Administration at Queens University in Charlotte and her MBA at Wake Forest University.

Ms Barbra

Mrs Amanda, Director Ms. Amanda is our Education Director. She is a graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Communication. She has been with The Goddard School since May 2010 as both an Assistant and Lead Teacher and Assistant Director. This experience has given her the knowledge and abilities to build relationships with our families. Her combined experience and education enable her to be a huge asset to the management team. Ms. Amanda loves watching children gain confidence and build skills that are vital to their early development.

Mrs Amanda

Ms Michelle, Assistant Director Ms. Michelle is our Assistant Director. She also served as Lead Teacher in our First Steps classroom for three years. Michelle has a Bachelor of Science in Family and Community Services from East Carolina University and seven years experience in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys working with young children and watching them grow and learn. She also loves the positive energy that comes from children’s smiles and love. Ms. Michelle is a great addition to our staff and her smile brings happiness to all around her.

Ms Michelle

Mrs Anne, Lead Teacher Ms. Anne is our Lead Teacher in our Tiny Turtles/Infants classroom. She comes to us with over 35 years of early childhood education experience with much of her experience with infants and toddlers. She has served as a Level 1 Director for several years, and has an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education from CPCC. She is Its-SIDS Certified, First Aid and CPR certified. Anne's first love is the babies and prides herself on providing a warm, home-like and safe atmosphere for the little ones.

Mrs Anne

Mrs Sharon, Lead Teacher Ms. Sharon is our Lead Teacher in our Chipper Chicks/First Steps classroom. She has her North Carolina Early Childhood Credentials. and SIDS, CPR and BSAC certifications. Ms. Sharon has been teaching preschool for over 30 years and loves what she does! Her focus has always been with the younger children, with infants and young toddlers as her specialty. She creates a fun and interactive environment for her young toddlers who love to learn and play with Ms. Sharon!

Mrs Sharon

Ms Carla, Lead Teacher Ms. Carla is the Lead Teacher in the Little Lambs/Young Toddler classroom. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and is certified to teach Pre-K through 3rd grade. She has over 22 years experience in teaching children of various ages from Infants to 2nd grade. She also has previously owned and directed a small childcare center in Virginia. Ms. Carla loves watching children grow and learn each day and is excited that she has the chance to positively impact children for the future.

Ms Carla

Mrs Joy, Lead Teacher Mrs. Joy is the Lead Teacher in the Frisky Frogs/Preschool 2 classroom. She has her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and has been teaching and working in Early Childhood for over 18 years. Mrs. Joy brings so much fun to the classroom through songs, games, and activities, and challenges the children to grow individually each day. She enjoys working with children because it allows her to experience joy when the children learn new skills and it creates a lifetime love of learning.

Mrs Joy

Mrs Halie, Lead Teacher Ms. Halie is our Private Kindergarten teacher. She has a Birth-Kindergarten degree from Western Carolina University and over 8 years teaching Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten and First Grade in both private and public school settings. Ms. Halie loves working one on one with children and seeing their minds open. She emphasizes 21st Century Learning skills in her classroom on a daily basis and understands the importance of learning through play and exploration. Her students achieve such progress in their journey toward their futures.

Mrs Halie

Ms Olivia , Lead Teacher Ms. Olivia is the Lead Teacher of the Darling Ducks/Transitional Kindergarten classroom. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Gardner-Webb University and has been working with children since 2015. Ms. Olivia brings a fun approach to learning to the classroom and loves to integrate new technologies and give the children various perspectives about the world around them.

Ms Olivia

Ms Ellen, Lead Teacher Ms. Ellen is the Lead Teacher in the School Age Program for 5-9 year olds. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Catawba College and has been working with children since 2013. She is also currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Liberty University. Ms. Ellen is able to build great relationships and connections with each of her students through her positive outlook. She enjoys working with children of all ages, but she truly loves getting to know the different personalities that the school age children bring into the classroom.

Ms Ellen

Ms Sarah, Assistant Teacher Ms. Sarah is our Assistant Teacher in the Bouncing Bunnies/ Toddler classroom. She is currently pursuing her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Mitchell Community College. Ms. Sarah has worked in early childhood education teaching preschool for the past 12 years. She loves working with children because they are full of wonder and eager to learn new things.

Ms Sarah

Ms Victoria, Assistant Teacher Ms. Tori is the Assistant Teacher in the Precious Pigs/ Get Set classroom. She has her NC Early Childhood Credentials and over 3 years experience working with young children. Ms. Tori loves teaching because she can feel the positive impact she has on each of the children every day.

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