Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Ms Amrita, Owner Welcome to the Goddard School. I am Amrita Dandona the owner of the Goddard School in Bloomingdale Illinois. I am proud to be associated with the wonderful programs Goddard has to offer. My husband, Paul and our two daughters Amiera and Alviera reside in Schaumburg. As the parent of two children, I recognize the importance of a safe and nurturing learning environment. In fact, our elder daughter attended a Goddard School and I enjoyed being a Goddard mom so much that I wanted to be a part of offering the same positive experience to other families. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature (Honours). I've gained a lot of experience in the business world having worked with my husband managing several businesses since 1997. I use my leadership skills and background in Business and Literature to successfully manage day to day operations of the school in conjunction to taking the elements of learning at our school to the next level. I want to welcome all of our families to our school. I am thrilled to be a part of Goddard and I am committed to provide nothing but the highest quality preschool experience for the children in our neighborhood. I am always available to speak with you about your child’s experience here at Goddard School.

Ms Amrita

Ms Giulia, Director Giulia graduated from Elgin Community College with her Associate degree in Arts. She loves children so much that she changed her major from Graphic Advertising to Education. Giulia has been working with children since 2005. Giulia started with The Goddard School in July of 2007 and helped assist in the opening of our school which was in January of 2008. She has worked with every age group. As a result, she is familiar with and comfortable working in many of the different classrooms at our school. "There is always something new you can learn from the children," adds Giulia. Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care.- Horace Mann
Giulia was voted "Teacher of the Year" Award 2012-2013 by her peers and families at our school.

Ms Giulia

Ms Anne, Lead Teacher Anne has been in the Early Childhood field for many many years. Her experience in the past has included working in all classroom, cooking and as a former Director. She chose to step back into the classroom as her desire to work directly with the babies seemed to be more her calling. She began working at the Goddard School in August 2016.

Ms Anne

Ms Nayeli, Lead Teacher Nayeli started with us in November 2015. She comes to us with a long history of experience working with 2 year olds in the city of Chicago as a lead teacher.

Ms Nayeli

Ms Theresa, Lead Teacher Theresa began working at the Goddard School in September 2015. I started working in the childcare field in 2004. She is currently working on earning her Bachelors Degree in Education. She says, "I believe in keeping children in a safe and nurturing learning environment. I love working with children of all ages. In my spare time I love working out, shopping and going to the movies."

Ms Theresa

Ms Alyce , Lead Teacher Alyce graduated from Elgin Community College in 2013 where she received her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has always had a passion for working with young children. Alyce has years of experience working with children form the ages of 6 weeks to 6 years old. Alyce has a love for animals, enjoys horseback riding, watching and playing sports, and traveling. Alyce loves working with children and is very passionate about being in the classroom. She began at the Goddard School in August of 2015, and is looking forward to the many years ahead working as part of the Goddard family.

Ms Alyce

Ms Jennifer, Lead Teacher Jenny joined the Goddard team in March of 2016. She is currently enrolled at Elgin Community College to obtain her degree in Elementary Education. Jenny is very passionate about working with young children. It’s been a dream of hers since she was young. She has two years of experience working with young children. She plans to one day become a 1st grade teacher. Jenny strongly believes that teachers impact each and every child. She believes that it is her job to make sure that her impact is one that sticks. One of her favorite quotes is: “Children are like wet cement, whatever falls on them makes an impression”. - Haim Ginott

Ms Jennifer

Mr Scott, Lead Teacher Scott has been working with children since 1990. He has worked with children ages Toddlers through Kindergarten, as well as special needs children, and adults. He also worked in the food industry as a manager for Starbucks,and Foodstuffs,a gourmet grocery store on Chicago's North Shore. He currently teaches cooking classes to children in public schools across Chicago's suburbs with Sticky Fingers. He began working at the Goddard School in October 2016. Scott says, "Watching children learn, and grow on a daily basis puts a smile on my face every single day". One of my favorite quotes is " Tell me and I forget. Teach me, and I remember. Involve me, and I learn" Benjamin Franklin. I am very excited to be working at Goddard with so many wonderful teachers.

Mr Scott

Ms Tiffany, Lead Teacher Tiffany began her journey with Goddard in September 2015. She obtained her Child Development Associate certificate in 2007. She has over 15 years of experience educating children of all ages. Tiffany has worked with children in a preschool environment, as a nanny and a tutor. When asked how would you describe your teaching style, she replied “I feel my teaching style is made up of many pieces. “I like to have a mixed balance of academics, play, responsibility, independence and audacity.” Tiffany’s favorite quote is “A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart." - unknown

Ms Tiffany

Ms Cheryl, Lead Teacher Cheryl grew up in Wisconsin and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Religion from Luther College in Iowa. She has worked in the education field since 1982, as a substitute teacher, nanny, early childhood teacher, program director, and center director. Cheryl began working at the Goddard School of Bloomingdale in August 2014 after transferring from the N. Aurora location. She has a passion for children of all ages, but especially loves working with preschoolers because they have such curiosity and joy about learning new things! Cheryl states, “I want to make a positive difference in the lives of the children I teach. I want them to be prepared for school, but also to be good citizens of their little corner of the world.” In addition to teaching, Cheryl is an active volunteer at The Morton Arboretum.

Ms Cheryl

Ms Keisha, Lead Teacher Keisha has been in childcare field since 2005. She has worked with children from the age 6 weeks old to school-age children. She says, “I enjoy working with children and watching them grow. I am working on going to school to receive my CDA in early childhood to become a lead teacher. I am so excited to be a team player at the Goddard School.” She has been at the Goddard School since September 2013.

Ms Keisha

Ms Rebecca, Lead Teacher Rebecca began working at the Goddard School in January 2016. She was born in England and moved to the US in 1993 at the age of 15. Rebecca has a BA in Early Childhood from Western Illinois University and a Master in Teacher leadership form Roosevelt University. She has been teaching since 2001, first teaching kindergarten for 6 years in Oak Park and then moving to teach 1st grade for a year. Then she began to teach preschool. "A job I consider a privilege", she says. "When I am not teaching children to love learning you can find me at church or out for a run preparing for marathons."

Ms Rebecca

Ms Sandy, Lead Teacher Sandy teaches in our Pre-K II classroom. She graduated from North Central College in Naperville with a Bachelor degree in Psychology. Sandy also has an Associate degree from the College of DuPage. Sandy has been teaching since 2004 and has been with The Goddard School since April 2008. Sandy adds, “I have always loved children and look forward to having fun with them and helping them learn and grow.” Many of her former students come back to visit her at Goddard.

Ms Sandy

Ms Donna, Lead Teacher Donna has been working in the Special Education field as a Para-Professional in School District U-46 for over 10 years. She has worked with literacy and math testing. She has her Associate of Science with concentration in Early Childhood. Donna has also been an Area Manager for a Pre-School Music Program based out of Michigan. She started working with children over 25 years ago and started at our Goddard School in April 2014. “I have always believed in having a hands on approach to education, no matter what age or ability. The children have always amazed me and they have a genuine love of learning.

Ms Donna

Ms Katie, Lead Teacher Katie graduated from Elmhurst College in May 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Reading Teacher Endorsement. She completed her student teaching in a second grade classroom and has since had many experiences with children of all age groups. She worked for the Addison Park District as a counselor and director for over eight years with children aging from three years old to ten years old. She also worked as a student aid for three years which helped her earn valuable experience with children with special needs. After being an aid, she substitute taught in multiple districts, which opened the door to three maternity leaves (in kindergarten, first grade, and fifth grade) as well as a long-term substitute teacher in a special education classroom. Katie began at the Goddard School in June 2015. Katie is very excited to be a part of the Goddard family to help young children build a solid foundation for their futures, not only academically but socially as well.

Ms Katie

Ms Emely, Assistant Teacher Emely is working on going to school to receive an associates degree in early childhood to become a lead teacher. She volunteers as a Sunday school teacher and is also a member of the chorale in her church. She says "I believe teaching children is my calling." She is excited to start a new chapter of pursuing a rewarding career.

Ms Emely

Ms Susana, Assistant Teacher Susana studied early childhood education at Stratford Career Institute. She has 6 years of experience in elementary education. She was a stay at home mom for a few years until she had the chance to get back in the field. She says "I have three kids of my own and I'm very proud of their accomplishments." She doesn't make her job just a job but she makes it come from her heart.

Ms Susana

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