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

Ms Jennifer, Owner Jennifer and Mark enjoy operating a business that is centered on their most important priorities - family and education. As parents, they recognize the importance of a safe and nurturing learning environment. Jennifer and Mark have been residents of Westerville since 2001 and have owned this Goddard location since 2013.

Jennifer has a Child Development Associate and also has a Bachelors degree in International Studies and minors in European Area Studies and German from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She has worked with children in various capacities her entire life. She has attended many Goddard University trainings including Child Transportation Passenger Safety, Mandated Reporting, Quality Assurance, Positive Discipline and Team Building. She is certified in ServSafe Food Protection, Allergy Training, Medication Administration, First Aid, CPR and Communicable Disease Prevention.

Ms Jennifer

Dr Mark, Owner Jennifer and Mark enjoy operating a business that is centered on their most important priorities - family and education. They are the parents of a middle school-aged son and recognize the importance of a safe and nurturing learning environment. Jennifer and Mark have been residents of Westerville since 2001 and have owned this Goddard location since 2013.

Mark has a PhD in Engineering from The Ohio State University. He is certified in First Aid, CPR and Communicable Disease and has training in Child Transportation and Child Abuse Recognition.

Dr Mark

Ms Jessica, Director Ms Jessica has been with The Goddard School since 2012. She is the Director and also manages our Kindergarten Enrichment curriculum. Ms Jessica has a Bachelors Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from The Ohio State University, and a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Ashland University. She is currently certified with a teaching license through the State of Ohio.

Ms Jessica has attended many Goddard University trainings including Team Building, Quality Assurance, Child Transportation Passenger Safety and Creating a Positive Environment. She is certified in First Aid, CPR and Communicable Disease Prevention.

Ms Jessica

Ms Claudia, Assistant Director Ms Claudia is our Assistant Director and has a degree in Early Childhood Education and is also now working on a Psychology degree. She is trained in Infant Safe Sleep, Medication Administration, and has certifications in CPR, First Aid and Communicable Disease Recognition.

Ms Claudia

Ms Jeannie, Lead Teacher Ms Jeannie is the Lead teacher in the young infant classroom. She has extensive experience in a child care setting and as a substitute teacher for a school district. She has a Bachelors Degree in Social Science Education. Ms Jeannie has certifications in First Aid and CPR, and is trained in Medication Administration and Infant Safe Sleep.

Ms Jeannie

Ms Sharon, Lead Teacher Ms Sharon is working on a Child Development Associate and is the Lead Teacher in the infant classroom. Ms Sharon is trained in Infant Safe Sleep and Medication Administration, and is an Excellence in Education recipient.

Ms Sharon

Ms Kyra, Lead Teacher Ms Kyra is the Lead Teacher in the Young Toddler classroom. She is trained in Infant Safe Sleep and has certifications in First Aid and CPR.

Ms Kyra

Ms Kristin, Lead Teacher Ms Kristin is the Lead Teacher in the Toddler classroom. She is trained in infant safe sleep and is pursuing a Child Development Associate credential. Kristin has certifications in First Aid and CPR, and has received the Excellence in Education award several times.

Ms Kristin

Ms Danielle, Lead Teacher Ms Danielle graduated with a degree in Human Development and Family Science and is the Lead Teacher in the Get Set classroom. She is certified in CPR and First Aid and is an Excellence in Education Award recipient.

Ms Danielle

Ms Sarah, Lead Teacher Ms Sarah is a co-Lead Teacher in the Get Set classroom. She is studying Child Development at Columbus State and will then continue on to a Bachelor's in Special Education. She is certified in First Aid and CPR and is an Excellence in Education Award recipient.

Ms Sarah

Ms Melissa, Lead Teacher Ms Melissa is the Lead Teacher in our preschool classroom and studied Anthropology in college. She is working on a Child Development Associate and has two older children. Melissa is a recipient of the Excellence in Education Award and has certifications in CPR and First Aid.

Ms Melissa

Ms Barbara, Lead Teacher Ms. Barb joined The Goddard School in 2005. She has a Child Development Associate and is the Lead Teacher in the Pre-Kindergarten classroom.

She is certified in First Aid and CPR, and trained in Infant Safe Sleep and Medication Administration. Ms. Barb has attended many Goddard University trainings including Team Building, Creative Art, Creating a Positive Environment, Quality Assurance, Challenging Behaviors, Temperaments, Brain Development, Making Sense of Sensory Processing and Classroom Management.

Ms Barb has won the Excellence in Education award several times.

Ms Barbara

Cherie, Assistant Teacher Ms Cherie is an Assistant Teacher in the young infant room. She has certifications in First Aid and CPR, and is trained in Infant Safe Sleep.

Cherie

Ms Penni, Assistant Teacher Ms Penni is an Assistant Teacher in the young infant classroom and previously worked for a local school district as a parent consultant. Penni is trained in infant safe sleep, and is certified in First Aid and CPR. She is an Excellence in Education award recipient.

Ms Penni

Ms Emily, Assistant Teacher Ms. Emily is a part of our Bear Room team. She is also a Psychology student at Capital University. Ms Emily is certified in First Aid and CPR and trained in Infant Safe Sleep. She is also a recipient of the Excellence in Education award.

Ms Emily

Ms Melissa, Assistant Teacher Ms Melissa is an assistant teacher in our infant classroom and previously worked in another child care center, and as a children's photographer. She is trained in Infant Safe Sleep.

Ms Melissa

Ms Kiara, Assistant Teacher Ms Kiara is the Assistant Teacher in the Young Toddler classroom and is working on a Child Development Associate credential. She previously worked as a Principal's assistant and with the Columbus Parks and Recreation department.

Ms Kiara

Ms Samantha, Assistant Teacher Ms Samantha is an Assistant Teacher in the Toddler classroom. She studied Social Work in college and has been trained in Infant Safe Sleep. Ms Samantha is a recipient of the Excellence in Education award.

Ms Samantha

Ms Pam, Assistant Teacher Ms Pam is the Assistant Teacher in the preschool classroom and also previously worked as a tutor. She has a Bachelor's degree from Columbus College of Art and Design. Ms Pam is a recipient of the Excellence in Education Award and has certifications in Communicable Disease, First Aid and CPR.

Ms Pam

Ms Anastasia, Assistant Teacher Ms Anastasia is the Assistant Teacher in the Pre Kindergarten classroom. She studied Early Childhood Education in college and is currently working on a Child Development Associate credential. In her spare time, she volunteers with Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

Ms Anastasia

Ms Amanda, Resource Ms Amanda is a member of our resource staff and recently graduated from the Early Childhood Education program at the Delaware Area Career Center. She has a Child Development Associate credential and is a student at Columbus State. She is certified in First Aid and CPR, and has trainings in Concussion and Medication Awareness as well as Infant Safe Sleep.

Ms Amanda

Ms Gabriana, Resource Ms Gabriana is an Early Childhood Education student at the Delaware County Career Center. She has certifications in First Aid, CPR, Child Abuse Prevention and Communicable Disease, and has been trained in Infant Safe Sleep.

Ms Gabriana

Ms Kaylee, Resource Ms Kaylee is a member of our resource staff. She enjoys working with animals and will soon be going to school for Early Childhood Education.

Ms Kaylee

Stephanie, Resource Ms Stephanie is an Early Childhood Education student at the Delaware County Career Center. She has certifications in First Aid, CPR, Child Abuse Prevention and Communicable Disease, and has been trained in Infant Safe Sleep.

Stephanie

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