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Educational Advisory Board


The Goddard School’s Educational Advisory Board (EAB) is a knowledgeable group of educators, researchers and experts in child development, early learning, technology integration, brain development, parent engagement and health and nutrition. The EAB evolves and shapes The Goddard School’s play-based learning program, putting research into action and empowering children to become school-ready, career-ready and life-ready. 


Craig Bach 2018


Craig Bach, Ph.D. - Learning Assessment, Learning Analytics

Dr. Bach is an experienced educational researcher who proudly serves as the vice president of education for The Goddard School. He also served as Drexel University’s vice provost for institutional research, assessment and effectiveness.

Helen Hadani 2018  

Helen Hadani, Ph.D. – Creative Thinking, Child Development

Dr. Hadani helps design and evaluate products that promote children’s curiosity, creativity and love of learning. As the director of research for the Center for Childhood Creativity, she authors publications on creative thinking and child development.

Jennifer 2016  

Jennifer Jipson, Ph.D. - STEAM in Early Learning, Learning outside the Classroom

Dr. Jipson uses her expertise to support preschool children’s development and learning. She is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology and Child Development at California Polytechnic State University.

Jack 2016  

Jack Maypole, M.D. - Pediatric Health and Well-Being, Public Health and Policy

Dr. Maypole is a well-respected pediatrician, associate professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and director of the Comprehensive Care Program at Boston Medical Center.


Kyle Pruett, M.D. - Family Engagement and Parenting, Social-Emotional Development

Dr. Pruett is a clinical professor of child psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine and an internationally known child psychiatrist. He is also the author of the award-winning books Me, Myself and I and Partnership Parenting.

Lee 2016  

Lee Scott - Curriculum and Enrichment Programs, Professional Development

Ms. Scott is a seasoned and well-respected education specialist who chairs the EAB. She is the author of several national programs in early learning and has experience in curriculum development and supplemental education.

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