Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Kellie, Owner As the first Goddard School in Michigan, Kellie was so proud to build and open The Goddard School in Lake Orion in 2007. She has been a part of the Lake Orion/Rochester area her entire life and is committed to providing the highest quality preschool education for the children of her community. Kellie’s passion for educating and caring for children is prevalent the moment you enter her school. It also shows in her charitable work with local children’s charities that share her passion for the importance of high quality early childhood education. Kellie has a BA in Pre-law/Political Science and was also a collegiate tennis player. Her past entrepreneurial business background consisted of owning businesses in real estate, land development and construction.

Kellie

Jean, Director Jean is the Director of Education at The Goddard School® located in Lake Orion. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Michigan State University with a concentration in Child Psychology. Jean also has over twenty years of child care experience: eleven years in an in-home child care facility and over ten years of center development and administration. Jean looks forward to working with your family and will do her very best to provide the quality of care that your family deserves.

Jean

Emily, Assistant Director Emily is the Assistant Director. She has a Bachelor's degree in Family Studies from Central Michigan University. She has been with The Goddard School since 2009. She is always enthusiastic about working closely with parents to bring growth, discovery and significance to each child.

Emily

Miss Ashlyn, Lead Teacher Miss Ashlyn is the Lead Teacher in the Infant classroom. She has been working as a childcare professional since 2010. She is currently working on her Child Development Associate degree. She says that "I believe all children learn best in a loving and safe environment."

Miss Ashlyn

Miss Hannah, Lead Teacher Miss Hannah is the lead teacher in the First Steps classroom. Hannah has a bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education from Rochester College. She has been an Early Childhood Educator since 2014 and she joined the Goddard team in 2016. Hannah is a wonderful teacher, she brings great joy into the First Steps program.

Miss Hannah

Miss Krista, Lead Teacher Krista is the Lead teacher in the Toddler I classroom. She has her B.S. in Early Childhood Education and has been working as a childcare professional since 1998. She loves working with children because it is rewarding to see them learn something new everyday. Krista's creativity and passion to teach have helped to establish her as a great asset to our young toddler class.

Miss Krista

Miss Stephanie, Lead Teacher Ms. Stephanie is the Lead teacher in the Toddler classroom. She has been working in Early Childhood Education since 2017 and joined the Goddard team in 2017. Her favorite children's book is "The Polar Express" by Chris Van Allsburg. She likes to be fun and creative, but also to help and instruct the children.

Miss Stephanie

Miss Cody, Lead Teacher Cody is the Lead Teacher in the Get Set (Older Toddler) classroom. She has been working as a childcare professional since 2007 and is pursuing her Child Development Associates. Cody is full of energy, ideas and has quickly proven herself to be an outstanding lead. She is loving, fun and brings much joy to the Older Toddler room.

Miss Cody

Miss Karlie, Lead Teacher Miss Karlie is the Lead teacher in the Preschool I classroom. She has been working as a childcare professional since 2013. She is attending Baker College to obtain her Early Childhood degree. She thinks all children are special and can learn from each other as well as their teachers.

Miss Karlie

Miss Nancy, Lead Teacher Ms. Nancy is the Spanish Teacher for our Preschool I, Preschool II, Pre-Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten classrooms. She is so excited for the opportunity to teach your child Spanish and knows that your child will have fun and a rewarding experience in Spanish class. She cannot wait to inspire her students to develop a love for the life-long learning of Spanish and other foreign languages!

Miss Nancy

Miss Melissa, Lead Teacher Melissa is the lead teacher in the Preschool II classroom. She joined the Goddard School in 2014 and is currently attending OCC to obtain a degree in Early Childhood Development. She has a lot of fun energy and loves to engage the children in learning activities.

Miss Melissa

Natalie, Lead Teacher Miss Natalie is the lead teacher in the Pre-Kindergarten classroom. She has her bachelor degree in Early Childhood Development and Learning from Central Michigan University. She joined the Goddard school in 2019 and has been working with children since 2015. Miss Natalie loves to get to know each child and teach each child with intention. She sees the brightness in every child and has a passion for teaching.

Natalie

Miss Nia, Lead Teacher Ms. Nia is the Lead Teacher in the Junior Kindergarten classroom. She has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Slippery Rock University. Ms. Nia has been working with children since 2003. Her favorite children's book is "The Junkyard Wonders" by Patricia Polacco.

Miss Nia

Miss Eileen, Assistant Teacher Ms. Eileen is the assistant teacher in the Infant classroom. She has been working with children since 2005. She joined the Goddard team in 2018. She believes in creating an environment that encourages curiosity and learning. Her favorite children's game is "Sorry".

Miss Eileen

Miss Shawna, Assistant Teacher Ms. Shawna is the Assistant Teacher in the Infant classroom. She joined the Goddard School in 2018. She is a nurturing, loving teacher that enjoys watching the babies grow a little every day.

Miss Shawna

Caitlyn, Assistant Teacher Miss Caitlyn is the assistant teacher in the First Steps classroom. She has attended Oakland Community College with a concentration on American Sign Language. She joined the Goddard School in 2019. Caitlyn loves working with the babies and watching them learn something new every day.

Caitlyn

Sydney, Assistant Teacher Miss Sydney is the assistant teacher in the First Steps classroom. She is currently attending Oakland University. She joined the Goddard School in 2019 and has been working with children since 2017.

Sydney

Miss Celine, Assistant Teacher Ms. Celine is the assistant teacher in the Toddler classroom. She has been working with children since 2015. She believes that school should be a fun and amazing experience for children. A place to have fun and learn!

Miss Celine

Summer, Assistant Teacher Miss Summer is the assistant teacher in the Toddler program. She joined the Goddard school in 2019 and has been working with children since 2015. Summers favorite children's game is Monopoly.

Summer

Mckenzie, Assistant Teacher Miss McKenzie is the Assistant teacher in the Get Set classroom. She joined Goddard in 2019. She volunteers with children at church and has been working with children since 2018.

Mckenzie

Miss Michelle, Assistant Teacher Ms. Michelle is the assistant teacher in the Get Set classroom. She has been working with children since 2016. She is a very calm, patient teacher. She loves to help the children discover new concepts.

Miss Michelle

Miss Cady, Assistant Teacher Ms. Cady is the assistant teacher in the Preschool I classroom. She joined the Goddard school in 2017 and has been working with children since 2016. She enjoys the curiosity and wonder that children have. Her favorite children's book is "The Legend of Sleeping Bear" by Kathy-jo Wargin.

Miss Cady

Miss Alayna, Assistant Teacher Ms. Alayna is the assistant teacher in the Preschool II classroom. She has been working with children since 2012. She believes that children have creative minds and thrive in a nurturing environment. Her favorite children's book is "Where's Spot?" by Eric Hill.

Miss Alayna

Miss Heather, Assistant Teacher Ms. Heather is the Assistant Teacher in the Preschool II classroom. She joined the Goddard School in 2018. She has been working with children since 2014. She loves to be creative with the children and is a great joy in the classroom.

Miss Heather

Miss Chelsea, Assistant Teacher Ms. Chelsea is the Assistant Teacher in the Toddler II classroom. She has been working with children since 2005. Ms. Chelsea has attended school for Elementary Education at Western Michigan. She loves to watch children discover new things every day.

Miss Chelsea

Miss Jagoda, Assistant Teacher Ms. Jagoda is the assistant teacher in the Pre-K classroom. She has been working with children since 2014. She joined the Goddard School in 2018. Ms. Jagoda believes that children are curious, full of energy and ready to explore the world. She believes that the most important thing a teacher can do is to listen and help guide children.

Miss Jagoda

Mr Benjamin, Assistant Teacher Mr. Ben is the assistant teacher in the Pre-K and Junior Kindergarten classrooms. He has been working as an Early Childhood Educator since 2012. His favorite children’s book is “Big Jump” by Benjamin Elkin.

Mr Benjamin

Miss Michelle, Assistant Teacher Michelle is an Assistant Teacher in the Junior Kindergarten classroom. She has been working with children since 1998 and is very excited to be part of The Goddard School team. Ms. Michelle has always loved children and feels teaching is one of the most rewarding jobs a person can have.

Miss Michelle

Miss Diane, Resource Ms. Diane is the office assistant here at the Goddard School in Lake Orion. She has been working in a school setting since 2015. Her favorite children's game is Kerplunk. She believes that not all children learn in the same way, so it is important to try a different way of presenting information to them.

Miss Diane

Miss Lucy, Resource Miss Lucy is our Snack Coordinator. She prepares fresh fruits and vegetables for our children everyday. Lucy has been working as an Early Childhood professional since 2001. Ms. Lucy visits each classroom every day; from Infants and Toddlers, Preschool, to Pre-Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten. All of our children love Ms. Lucy!

Miss Lucy

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