Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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 Cindy, Assistant Director My name is Cindy, and I’m excited to be The Goddard School Naperville’s assistant director. I earned my bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in child development and have been working with children since 2008.

I have been with the Goddard family since 2014. I love the high standards Goddard holds itself to and believe it helps push teachers to be their best and do their best for the children. We're committed to hands-on learning and learning through play, which is what children need to develop.

I have a preschooler of my own and understand both the joys and challenges of parenting. I love watching my daughter grow and develop her own personality, and I look forward to doing the same with your children!

Ms Cindy

Ms Mollie , Lead Teacher Program: Infant
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 Noelle, Lead Teacher Program: Infant/PreToddler
Role: Lead Teacher
Education: Bachelor’s degree in sociology & pursuing masters degree in psychology
Experience: Working with children since 2016
Philosophy: I encourage my students to learn from everyday experiences. Whether we make a mistake or gain a new skill, we just learned a lesson to make tomorrow an even better day.

Ms Noelle

Ms Taikira , Lead Teacher Program: Pre-Toddler
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 Mary Kathryn, Lead Teacher Program: Toddler
Role: Lead Teacher
Education: Bachelor degree in communication and early childhood education
Experience: Working with children since 2019
Philosophy: I believe children learn best through play, so they can become more confident, grow a love for learning and be ready to explore the world around them.

Ms Mary Kathryn

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 Ashley, Lead Teacher Program: All-Ages
Role: Lead Teacher
Education: Bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a minor in special education
Experience: Working with children since 2010
Philosophy: All kids learn differently. It is important to meet each child at their ability level in order to help them grow.

Ms Ashley

Ms Marissa, Lead Teacher Program: Pre-Kindergarten
Role: Lead Teacher
Education: Bachelor’s degree in elementary education
Experience: Working with children since 2014
Philosophy: My teaching philosophy leans toward progressivism by John Dewey. Students learn by doing, while the teacher is a facilitator. My role as a teacher is to create a safe, positive, welcoming environment for students to learn and grow.

Ms Marissa

Ms Melissa, Lead Teacher Program: Pre-Kindergarten
Role: Lead Teacher, Director Qualified
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 Lisa , Lead Teacher Program: Kindergarten/School-Age
Role: Lead Teacher
Education: Bachelor's in sociology and elementary education
Experience: Working with children since 2014
Philosophy: Children should feel excited about learning. It is my job as a teacher to help foster a love of school.

Ms Lisa

Ms Betsy, Lead Teacher Program: All-Ages
Role: Lead Teacher
Education: Child Development Associate from the United States Marines Corp
Experience: Working with children since 2016
Philosophy: Children should have the opportunity to explore freely while learning and having fun in a safe and healthy environment.

Ms Betsy

Ms Kiley , Lead Teacher Program: School-Age
Role: Lead Teacher
Education: Pursuing 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 Jordyn , Assistant Teacher Program: Infant
Role: Assistant Teacher
Education: Pursuing degree in psychology
Experience: Working with children since 2005
Philosophy: A teacher must lead by example.

Ms Jordyn

Ms Taliah, Assistant Teacher Program: Pre-Toddler
Role: Assistant Teacher
Education: Bachelor’s degree in arts
Experience: Working with children since 2009
Philosophy: I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is my desire as a educator to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk taking and invites a sharing of ideas.

Ms Taliah

Ms Ryan, Assistant Teacher Program: Toddler
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

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