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

Tim & Moira, Owners Tim and Moira Lawler are the father-daughter owners of The Goddard School Naperville on 83rd Street. Tim received a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a law degree from the University of Illinois. He practiced business law for many years and opened this Goddard School in 2009. Moira joined Goddard in 2017. She earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

Over the past decade, our school has become one of Naperville's leading early learning centers, and we're proud of all of the care, learning, and fun that happens here each day. We enjoy building relationships with our families and strive to communicate openly and honestly. We look forward to welcoming you into our Goddard family!

Tim & Moira

Ms Meghan, Director I'm Meghan, and I am proud to be The Goddard School Naperville's director of operations. I earned my bachelor's degree in child care and support services and have spent several years in the field, both in the classroom and in management roles.

I love interacting with the students of our school on a daily basis! I encourage their love of learning by managing our great team of teachers and helping them advance Goddard's philosophy of learning through play.

I also enjoy building relationships with all of the wonderful families that make up our Goddard family. I see myself as a partner in your child's early development and am grateful you have chosen us to help your child become ready for school, their future career, and life in general.

Ms Meghan

Ms Melissa, Director Role: Director of Education
Education: Bachelor’s degree in education
Experience: Working with children since 2000
Philosophy: It is important to connect exploration/learning to all 4 areas of development (cognitive, physical, language, and social/emotional). Developing a cross-curricular program that allows children to explore, play, learn and ask questions with every activity.

Ms Melissa

Ms Annie, Lead Teacher
Program: Infants
Role: Lead Teacher
Education: Pursuing her degree in Early Childhood
Experience: Working with children since 2013
Philosophy: My goal for every child is to feel compassion and love. I enjoy building trusting relationships with the children and their families.

Ms Annie

Ms Cindy, Lead Teacher Program: Infant & Pre-Toddler
Role: Lead Teacher, Director Qualified
Education: Bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in child development
Experience: Working with children since 2008
Philosophy: I am committed to hands-on learning and learning through play, which is what children need to develop.

Ms Cindy

Ms Mollie, Lead Teacher Program: Pre-Toddler
Role: Lead Teacher
Education: Pursuing degree in early childhood education
Experience: Working with children since 2013
Philosophy: It is my job to help children learn and grow to be the best they can be.

Ms Mollie

Ms Taikira, Lead Teacher Program: All-Ages
Role: Lead Teacher
Education: Associates degree in science
Experience: Working with children since 2014
Philosophy: As teachers, we are here to protect the children and build up their self-esteem. I always have the kid's best interest at heart. It is important to protect and teach all children.

Ms Taikira

Ms Keontay, Lead Teacher Program: Toddler
Role: Lead Teacher
Education: Bachelor’s degree in social work
Experience: Working with children since 2017
Philosophy: There is no limit to your education. The more you dream and want, the more you will prosper.

Ms Keontay

Ms Linda, Lead Teacher Program: Preschool
Role: Lead Teacher, Director Qualified
Education: Bachelor’s degree in human resources and family studies with a concentration in child development
Experience: Working with children since 1988
Philosophy: Every day is a new opportunity to learn something new, no matter your age.

Ms Linda

Ms Tequila, Lead Teacher Program: Preschool
Role: Lead Teacher
Education: Pursuing bachelor's degree
Experience: Working with children since 2009
Philosophy: I believe that each child is an individual. As an educator, it is my responsibility to provide a safe environment for children to learn through play.

Ms Tequila

Ms Katie, Lead Teacher Program: School-Age
Role: Lead Teacher
Education: B.S. in Elementary Education from Benedictine University
Experience: Working with children since 2010
Philosophy: I believe everyone can learn! Children learn at different paces and in different ways. It is the teacher's job to meet those individual needs.

Ms Katie

Ms Jocelyn, Assistant Teacher Program: All Ages
Role: Assistant Teacher
Education: Pursuing her degree in Early Childhood Education
Experience:Working with children since 2017
Philosophy: I enjoy helping children learn while playing. It is my job to help them love to learn.

Ms Jocelyn

Ms Kiley, Assistant Teacher Program: Pre-Toddler
Role: Assistant Teacher
Education: Pursuing a degree in early childhood education along with psychopharmacology
Experience: Working with children since 2018
Philosophy: By teaching kids creatively we teach them how to think and not what to think.

Ms Kiley

Ms Ryan, Assistant Teacher Program: All Ages
Role: Assistant Teacher
Education: pursuing degree in early childhood education
Experience: Working with children since 2007
Philosophy: In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.

Ms Ryan

Ms Piedad, Assistant Teacher Program: All Ages
Role: Assistant Teacher
Education: Pursuing her degree in Early Childhood
Experience: Working with children since 2009
Philosophy: I believe that all children are unique and must have a stimulating educational environment. They need to grow as a WHOLE child to reach their full potential.

Ms Piedad

Contact our school today!

630-355-7199