Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Robert & Jiena, Owners Robert and Jiena are the dedicated owners of The Goddard School in the Energy Corridor. Robert has a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Jiena has a Master’s degree in Music Composition. They have two sons Ian and Carson, and a daughter Zoe who is currently attending the school. They live in a nearby neighborhood and wanted to bring a quality preschool to their area. They are committed to making sure that each child who passes through The Goddard School doors are loved and cared for. Their high standards for excellence and customer service are apparent throughout the school, and they are happy to be able to provide Goddard’s outstanding program to the children in their community.

Robert & Jiena

Mrs Linzie, Director Mrs. Linzie is the Director at the Goddard School. She has over 11 years experience including Montessori early education. Mrs.Linzie is happily married and has 2 Terriers, and she loves spending time with family and friends. She feels that children are a gift, and she appreciates all her parents who have trusted her with their hearts and their children’s early education over the years.

Mrs  Linzie

Ms Tyneshia, Assistant Director Ms.Tyneshia (TY) is from Dallas, TX.She moved to Houston the fall of 2014 to further her education. Ms. Ty is currently pursuing her degree in psychology.She chose Psychology as a major, because she has a strong interest in studying the minds of children and their many different developmental milestones. Ms. Ty has a combination of both childcare and administrative work experience, and she's thrilled to combine the two to share her expertise with the Goddard School!

Ms Tyneshia

Ms Vantoria, Assistant Director Ms. Vantoria is the Assistant Director here at the Goddard. It is Ms. Vantoria's desire as an educator to help children and students meet there fullest potential while providing a safe environment. Working with children is her passion and finds great joy in the happiness they bring into her life as well as being able to bring happiness, growth and development into their lives.

Ms Vantoria

Ms Graciela, Lead Teacher Ms. Graciela is the lead teacher in our Infant classroom. She is originally from Venezuela but has lived in Houston for several years now. She has over 10 years of experience in childcare. She taught in a preschool setting and was an owner of a daycare in her hometown. She received an Associate degree in Computer Application from Venezuela and is currently pursing her Child Development Associate Credential. As a Venezuela native, she shares her extensive Spanish vocabulary with the children, and feels that it is beneficial to learn as many languages as possible! When Ms.Graciela is not loving on the infants at Goddard, she shares her kind heart with a church nearby, helping in their infant room. She feels privileged to be able to be a part of your child's growth and development here at Goddard!

Ms Graciela

Ms Stella, Lead Teacher Mrs.Stella C. is our First Steps Lead Teacher. She became a teacher because, she feels children bring joy everywhere they go. She is a mother of two who enjoys spending quality time with her family. Mrs.Stella Graduated from the University of Nigeria, and is excited to learn more about our diverse culture. She is also eager to share her knowledge of early child development with her new Goddard family.

Ms Stella

Ms Sandra , Lead Teacher Ms. Sandra is the lead teacher in the Toddler classroom. She has been working in the early childhood education field for the past 3 years. Ms.Sandra is focusing on infants and young toddlers. She believes that each child has their own way of learning, and it's important for teachers to provide different learning techniques to be able to meet the needs of every child.

Ms Sandra

Ms Stella , Lead Teacher Ms.Stella is the lead teacher in our Get Set classroom. She has been married for 16 years and is a mother of 3 boys. She is a graduate of Medical Laboratory Technology, earned a certification in comparative coaching, and participated in the Texas School Ready Program. Ms.Stella is currently pursuing her master's degree in Child Care Health. She believes that you should teach the children through love and focus on safety, respect, education, health, and self-help skills.

Ms Stella

Mrs Adeola , Lead Teacher Mrs. Adeola is our Preschool 1 teacher, but she is addressed by Mrs. D. She has worked in the education field for 7 years, and is very passionate about children.Mrs. D. has a bachelors degree in English & Literature as well as her Child Development Associates degree. During her free time she enjoys reading, dancing, and swimming.

Mrs Adeola

Ms Christi, Lead Teacher Mrs. Christi is our Pre K Lead Teacher and has over 12 years of Childcare Education Experience. She has an extensive educational background, including her Associates of Applied Science in Early child care and Development of Young Children. Mrs. Christi feels in order to be a great teacher you must never stop learning.

Ms Christi

Ms Haile, Assistant Teacher Ms. Haile is our Infant Assistant Teacher, she has 3 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education. Her favorite thing about teaching is watching them grown and develop their own personality. Ms. Haile enjoys being out doors hiking and loving her new puppy.

Ms Haile

Ms Lacee, Assistant Teacher Ms. Lacee is the First Steps assistant teacher. She has been working in the early childhood education field for the past 2 years. During her free time she enjoys spending it with her kids. Ms. Lacee chose to be a teacher in early childcare because it provides the opportunity to be apart of a child's foundations of learning.

Ms Lacee

Ms Fatimzahra, Assistant Teacher Ms. Fatima is the assistant teacher in the Pre Toddler classroom. She is originally from Morocco, where she has worked in the early childcare industry. Aside from being a devoted teacher she is a wife and Mother. Ms.Fatima believes children should be nurtured as well as taught by their teacher.

Ms Fatimzahra

Ms Josefina, Resource Mrs. Josefina is our cook at The Goddard School. She enjoys cooking and creating new recipes that the children would love. Ms.Josefina enjoys spending time with her family during her spare time. She feels all children should be greeted with a smile, because how you start their day sets the tone of their day.

Ms Josefina

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