Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Shibani, Owner Shibani Gupta is the proud owner of The Goddard School of Katy. She holds a Master's degree in Computer science with 22+ years experience in the technology. She is our onsite owner who loves children and is passionate about early childhood education.


Ms Naureen, Director Mrs. Naureen has been in the educational industry for more than 25 years. Her fortes include mentoring and training teachers as well as executing and monitoring curriculum implementation. At the end of the day, one of Mrs. Naureen’s top priorities are the students of The Goddard School of Katy. She describes herself as a grandmother to all of the children in her care, spoiling them as any grandmother would. She understands the importance of allowing children to grow and develop academically and socially to help them achieve the best quality of life for their crucial upcoming development years.

As a result of this, Mrs. Naureen believes there is no greater joy than to watch the growth and development of a child and to help support and assist them in accomplishing developmental milestones. Her goal is to set the foundation for students to become successful, confident, and enthusiastic learners who always strive to deliver their best in their school, career, and life!

Ms Naureen

Francia, Lead Teacher Mrs. Francia was born and raised in Colombia. She moved to the US after she got married to her husband. She has been teaching Preschool for over 3 years. She has three children Isaac, Jacob, and Emmanuel. As a family, they love to hang out together and travel. Mrs. Francia loves to watch her students grow throughout the year. She is very passionate about giving each child the opportunity to express themselves. She believes education should be fun to keep the children engaged in learning. “I love what I do! I still keep in touch with my students from when I was first teaching!”


Ms Giselle, Lead Teacher Ms. Giselle is originally from New York but was raised in Columbia. She then moved to Houston to finish her higher education. She has been working in early childcare for over 8 years. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s in Science Degree from the University of Houston.

She feels all children should be greeted with a smile, because how you start their day sets the tone of their day. Ms. Giselle has had a passion for teaching since she was a little girl. The most important part of teaching for her is to be nurturing and to provide one on one attention. She believes that a good early education is a foundation for the wonderful, successful future of a child.

Ms Giselle

Laura, Lead Teacher Ms. Laura was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She lived in cypress for 9 years and moved to Katy 4 years ago. Laura is married and has two children, 3 and 6 respectively. She also has a dog and a cat that keep her busy and make her life even more fun and interesting.

Ms. Laura has a CDA in Preschool Education and has over nine years of experience working with young children. She loves being able to be part of a child’s learning and growing experience, as well as seeing kids have fun and enjoy the awesome environment they are in.


Ms Donna, Lead Teacher Mrs. Donna is a proud Lumber Jack from Stephen F. Austin State University. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an 1st - 8th grade certification. She has taught Fourth Grade in Katy ISD for seventeen years and after deciding to take a break from public education, she became a preschool teacher. Mrs. Donna has been teaching and working with 4-5 old children for almost 7 years and absolutely loves it!

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.

Ms Donna

Sasha, Lead Teacher Mrs. Sasha is a proud holder of a CDA and has recently earned her Director’s Credentials. She is looking to further pursue a career as a Certified School Teacher simply because teaching is what she loves to do. Her entire life she has been surrounded by children and she has naturally developed a deep, genuine love for working with them, helping mold them into healthy, successful learners. They have always been the center point of every employment role she has pursued, from Nanny to Private Tutor to Lead Teacher.

She believes that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is Ms. Sasha’s desire as an educator is to help children and students meet their fullest potential while providing a safe environment.


Miss Shelby , Assistant Teacher Ms. Shelby was born in Riviere Cyrique, Dominica and graduated from Cypress Lakes High School in Katy, TX. Currently, she is attending the University of Houston to pursue a degree in Mathematics.

She has been in early childhood education for four years. Teaching has always been her passion and she loves working with children, as they are always eager to learn and explore. She understands the needs of young children and wants to be able to help each child she cares for become happy and successful.

She dares to make learning fun and wants to engage children in being excited to learn about new things while creating memories for them to look back on. She strives to create activities that are personal and hands-on to allow children to make as many connections as possible. Finally, she believes each student learns differently, and her job as an educator is to meet the needs of all the learners in her classroom.

Miss Shelby

Ms Hada, Assistant Teacher Ms. Hada is originally from Mexico. She has been working with young children for the last five years. She satisfies her nurturing nature by working part time as a Certified Nurse Assistant. Her future Goal is to become a Pediatric Registered Nurse.

She loves working with toddlers, giving them love and receiving it back. Her favorite thing about teaching is that every day is different, and you get to be an important part of each child's life. Her focus is making a difference for every child she meets. Her teaching philosophy for the kids is to have fun and be safe. She aims to treat every child as the unique soul that they are.

Ms Hada

Audrey, Assistant Teacher Ms. Audrey was born and raised in Mcallen, Texas. She studied at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
and earned the Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and in Sociology. She plans to work for Child Protection Services because she would like to make a difference. She believes that every child in this world should experience love, care, and have great education.

Ms. Audrey has 4 years of experience in child care, she has worked as a teacher aide for 2 years at an
elementary school in McAllen, TX. She also did after school care for a year prior to moving to Houston
early in 2018. The more she works in Preschool setting, the more she noticed that she loves her job and that
how much she loves children. Her interest in working with the young children has grown and she has developed a passion for teaching. As a teacher her primary goal is to help accomplish the needs of every child in her care.


Reyna, Assistant Teacher Mrs. Reyna has been working with children for more than 20 years. She really enjoys working with toddlers because they are fun. Throughout the year, Reyna has enjoyed learning and growing with the Goddard School.

She believes children should be able to learn and grow in their own special way. Her goal is to help enrich the lives of each child and help them accomplish their full potential.


Ms Aixa, Assistant Teacher Ms. Aixa has been working with young children for the last five years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Caracas, Venezuela.

She feels that a child learns best when they are allowed to think creatively and given opportunities to learn through experimenting. She loves seeing kids grow into life-long learners. Her favorite thing about teaching is watching the children learn new things and continuing to grow each day. Her philosophy is to make sure all children are cared for, while still learning at their own pace.

Ms Aixa

Mrs Shama , Assistant Teacher Ms. Shama has worked with children for over 3 years. She loves working with children and does not see herself doing anything else.

She has a real love and passion for teaching and runs her classroom with love, patience, and commitment to the children. Ms. Shama believes that early childhood learning is the building block of knowledge that children need to instill a lifelong love of learning. She believes that learning goes hand in hand with the teacher and parent involvement. Ms. Shama strives to provide a safe environment where children can actively explore and discover new materials.

As a teacher, She wants to set all her goals to help accomplish the needs of every single child.

Mrs Shama

Ms Swetha, Assistant Teacher Ms. Swetha has worked with young children aged 1-4 years old for over 12 years. She worked in a variety of settings including her church, VBS, Awanas, and in private school settings.

She takes working with kids as an exciting opportunity for gaining knowledge and experience on her journey to completing her career goals in education. Being able to have the ability to help children achieve their best is the most awesome and rewarding feeling for her.

Ms Swetha

Bryan, Resource Mr. Bryan was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He graduated with a degree in Communications in 2016 and has been working with and inspiring kids for four years. He plans on continuing his career as a school teacher and looks forward to creating great memories to cherish with the children and staff that will last a lifetime. He has learnt that there is never a dull moment when working with children and he loves to see them learn as they grow.

Mr. Bryan really enjoys seeing the light in the eyes of children when they begin to enjoy learning. He feels that a great teacher never stops learning. He, also, believes that you should teach the children through love with focus on safety, respect, education, health and self-help skills.


Camille, Resource Ms. Camille has 3 years of professional childcare experience. She is currently enrolled in Lonestar Cyfair working towards her degree in Dental Hygiene. She moved here at 11 years old from her hometown in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. She loves adventuring around and discovering new and exciting destinations. It is her passion and goal to teach and meet the needs of all children under her care. She aims to promote a fun-filled learning environment where the kids can feel safe and secure.

Ms. Camille has always had a love for learning and teaching. Her favorite things about teaching are being able to connect with the children and becoming a part of their growth and success. Ms. Camille’s teaching philosophy is to not only teaching kids to perform basic skills like reading and writing but to also teach them how to become successful in everything, including how to think for themselves.


Jeannette, Resource Mrs. Marilyn has lived in Katy for 11 years now. She has 2 daughters, who are currently attending college. She is originally from Tegucigalpa, Honduras where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She has obtained her Food Managers Certificate. Her hobbies include her love for cooking, reading, organizing. One of her favorite things to do is to spend time with her family and having fun trips with them.

Mrs. Marilyn prides herself on making the most nutritious meal for children that will put a smile on their faces as well as their tummies.

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