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

Mr Robert, Owner Mr. Robert, as the children call him, is the on-site owner of The Goddard School of Avon® that he opened in January 2009. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Marine Science from Hawaii Pacific University. Robert worked towards his Master’s in Environmental Education while teaching high school science after which he joined the corporate world for over ten years. He saw a growing need in the area for a quality preschool and loved the idea of being able to provide the children and parents in his community with a loving and nurturing environment to grow and learn. As the on-site owner, Robert would like to extend an invitation to visit him at his beautiful school, introduce you to his eager, caring professionals and tell you all about the Goddard approach to learning.

Mr Robert

Ms Whitney , Director Center Director - Ms. Whitney has an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. She comes to us with 11 years of experience working with all ages as a Teacher, Assistant Director and Director. Ms. Whitney joined The Goddard School of Avon® in September 2020 as an Accreditation Specialist and was promoted to Center Director shortly after. Ms. Whitney loves "seeing a child's 'aha' moments and watching them grow"!

Ms Whitney

Ms Samantha, Assistant Director Ms. Sam has over 10 years of experience working with children and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Child, Adult and Family Services from Iowa State University. Ms. Sam joined the Goddard family in May of 2015 as a lead teacher and is excited to return as Assistant Director after a brief time away. Ms. Sam's training includes Infant Safe Sleep, Medication Administration, Infant/Toddler interactions and Nurturing Connections with Families. Ms. Sam’s passion for working with children is “being part of creating a loving, educational environment where each student and family feels welcomed and at home.”

Ms Samantha

Ms Vicki, Lead Teacher Infants (Adorable Angelfish)- Ms Vicki earned her Child development Associates and has 25 years of experience working with children of all ages. 10 of those years have been spent with infants specifically! She joined the Goddard School in January of 2021 and has since had trainings on Indiana Learning Foundations, Safe Sleep Practices and Child Abuse Prevention & Detection. Ms Vicki has a passion for teaching children morals, values, manners and respect!

Ms Vicki

Ms Angie, Lead Teacher First Steps (Super Starfish) - Ms. Angie comes to us with an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and 32 years of experience working in the field. She has worked with all ages in different roles throughout her experience as an educator. Her passion for teaching is "children are honest every moment! They find joy in the little things and are true to themselves!".

Ms Angie

Ms Kaylee, Lead Teacher GET SET (Curious Crabs) - Ms. Kaylee has over 5 years of experience with working in childcare. She is pursuing her Associate degree in Early Childhood Education from Ivy Tech, is CPR certified and has completed numerous trainings pertaining to infant and toddler safety and education. She chose Early Childhood Education as a career because she “enjoys seeing the children’s smiles on their faces and loves watching them learn and grow every day”

Ms Kaylee

Ms Brittany, Lead Teacher PRESCHOOL I (Terrific Turtles) - Ms. "B" has 2+ years of experience working with Kindergarten age children. She has her Registered Behavior Technician certification to work with children on the spectrum and spent her time with Kindergartners as a Behavior Support Specialist in the Avon Community School system. Ms. B is also working toward her Child Development Associate, specializing in Preschool. She joined The Goddard School of Avon® in March of 2020 and has since completed training in Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention, Safe Sleep Practices and Indiana's Early Learning Foundations. Ms. B has a passion for teaching children that comes from “the desire to just make a positive and lasting difference in the world around me. Plus, the daily giggles and snuggles don't hurt either!"

Ms Brittany

Ms Jaira, Lead Teacher Preschool II (Daring Dolphins) - Ms. Jaira earned her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University and has over 6 years of experience working with young children and infants. She joined The Goddard School of Avon® in September 2020 and has since had training’s in CPR/First Aid, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Detection and Indiana Learning Foundations. Ms. Jaira loves how "children are creative and full of energy. I love helping children reach their goals and celebrate with them!"

Ms Jaira

Ms Rhylan, Lead Teacher Preschool III (Merry Manatees) - Ms. Rhylan has a Bachelors degree in Liberal Studies from Indiana University and her passion is Performing Arts. She wants to open a Performing Arts Studio for children some day! She has four years of experience working with children from Infants to Preschool. She has received training in Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention, Health and Safety Standards, and Safe Sleep Practices. Ms. Rhylan enjoys being a positive influence on children and watching them learn and grow.

Ms Rhylan

Ms Paige, Assistant Teacher Infants (Adorable Angelfish) - Ms. Paige comes to us with background in EMT work and 3 years experience working with infants. She also attended Midwifery School. She joined The Goddard School of Avon in September of 2020 and has since had training on Safe Sleep Practices, Child Abuse detection & Prevention and Indianan Learning Foundations. Ms Paige is excited to "use my medical background paired with my love for education and children!"

Ms Paige

Ms Danielle, Assistant Teacher First Steps (Super Starfish)-Ms Danielle comes to us with 4 years of experience working with infants and toddlers. She joined our team in March and has since had trainings in Safe Sleep practices and Indiana Learning Foundations. Ms Danielle enjoys interacting with kids of all ages while doing fun learning activities!

Ms Danielle

Ms Savannah, Assistant Teacher Toddler II (Jolly Jellyfish) - Ms. Savannah is working towards a degree in Early Childhood Education from Ivy Tech. She comes to us with 8 years experience working with children. Ms. Savannah joined The Goddard School of Avon® in September 2020 and has since had training on Health and Safety Standards, Child Abuse Detection and Prevention and Indiana Learning Foundations. Her passion for teaching is "being able to encourage young children and help them reach their potential"!

Ms Savannah

Ms Kaitlyn, Assistant Teacher PRESCHOOL I (Terrific Turtles)-Ms. Kaitlyn joined the Goddard team in January of 2021. She is currently working towards her Child Development Associates Degree and has over a year of experience working with young children. She loves helping kids learn about life and teaching them to love other people!

Ms Kaitlyn

Ms Cindy, Assistant Teacher PRESCHOOL II (Daring Dolphins) - Ms. Cindy has a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Fairhaven College. She has 18 years of primary teaching experience under her belt and 2 years teaching Preschool. She has received training in Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention, Health and Safety Standards, and Child Development. Ms. Cindy loves making learning fun!

Ms Cindy

Ms Megan, Assistant Teacher Pre-K I (Noble Nautili) - Ms. Megan is currently pursuing her Child Development Associates focused on toddlers. She joined the Goddard School in November 2020 and has over a year of experience working with young toddlers. Her passion for teaching is "making them smile and laugh and getting to be part of shaping their future"!

Ms Megan

Ms Adey, Resource Ms. Adey comes to us with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana Tech and is working toward her Child Development Associates. She has 3 years of experience working with children. Ms. Adey joined The Goddard School of Avon® in September 2020 and has since had training in Health & Safety, Child Abuse Detection & Prevention and Indiana Foundations. Her passion for working with kids is "being around their joyful spirits"!

Ms Adey

Ms Autumn , Resource Ms Autumn joined our team in March 2021 and has experience working with children ages infant-six years. She is currently working towards becoming an EMT and has trainings in firefighting. Ms. Autumn loves being a part of the children's educational experience and watching how they learn differently!

Ms Autumn

Ms Azaria, Resource Preschool II (Daring Dolphins) - Ms. Azaria has a Bachelor of Science from Indiana State University. She also has 2+ years of experience working with children ages 14-18 and is looking forward to gaining experience working in early childhood. Ms. Azaria joined The Goddard School of Avon® in August 2020 and has since had training in Child Abuse Detection and Prevention, Indiana Learning Foundations and Safe Sleep Practices. Her passion for teaching is "being able to help children to discover new lessons and experiences daily"!

Ms Azaria

Ms Bethany, Resource Ms. Bethany joined our Goddard team in March 2021 and comes to us with 7 years of experience working with children ages 0-4 years. She is currently pursuing a degree in Elementary Education from Ivy Tech. Ms. Bethany has a passion to learn and grow alongside students and make a happy and memorable experience for each child!

Ms Bethany

Ms Brittany, Resource ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT-Ms. Brittany has over 10 years of experience working with young children and infants and she joined The Goddard School of Avon® in August 2019. She has since had training’s in CPR/First Aid, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Detection, Domains of Child Development and Responding to Emergencies! Ms. Brittany loves teaching children because she loves “to watch children grow and understand new concepts as they learn!"

Ms Brittany

Ms Carol, Resource NUTRITION COORDINATOR - Ms. Carol has over 20 years of experiences working with young children as well as her Bachelor’s in Home Economics from the University of Cincinnati. She also has her Safe Serve Certification from Ohio State University. She has been a part of The Goddard School in Avon® since the school opened in January 2009 and has had training CPR/First Aid, Safe Sleep and Professionalism. Ms. Carol loves when “children want to tell me stories about their adventures at home! I also enjoy receiving hugs from the children as I walk down the hallway or when I enter the classrooms!”

Ms Carol

Ms Cheryl, Resource Ms. Cheryl (AKA Goddard Grandma) has over 17 years of experience working with young children and infants. She joined The Goddard School of Avon® in April 2015 and has since had training’s in CPR/First Aid, Safe Sleep, Nurturing Connections with Families and Infant/Toddler Interactions. Her love of teaching comes from “watching children grow and learn while helping with the steps they take to get there!”

Ms Cheryl

Ms Elin, Resource Miss Elin joined our Goddard team in February of 2021 and has since been trained on Infant Safe Sleep, Indiana Learning Foundations and Health & Safety practices. She has had 8 years experience working with children of different ages. Miss Elin enjoys working with children because she loves watching them learn and grow!

Ms Elin

Ms Elizabeth, Resource Ms. Lizzy joined the team in June of 2020. She will soon be starting her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education at Grace College. She has 1 1/2 years of experience working with children ages infants to preschool. She has since received training on Child Abuse and Neglect, Safe Sleep Practices and Universal Precautions. Ms. Lizzy loves working with kids to ensure a safe and fun learning environment!

Ms Elizabeth

Ms Jana, Resource Ms. Jana has 3 years of experience working with children ages 3-6 years. She is currently working towards a degree in Early Childhood Education from Ivy Tech. She joined The Goddard School of Avon® in August 2020 and has since had training on Safe Sleep Practices and Indiana Learning Foundations. Ms. Jana loves teaching kids because she "loves seeing their growth and learning with them!"

Ms Jana

Ms Megan , Resource Ms. Megan has over 6 years of experience working with children and is currently attending IUPUI pursing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Child Development. She joined the Goddard School of Avon® in February 2020 and has completed training in Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention, Health and Safety Standards, and Safe Sleep Practices. Ms. Megan loves teaching children because “seeing them develop and grow in their education is the most rewarding thing as a teacher”.

Ms Megan

Ms Montana, Resource Ms Montana joined our Goddard team in March of 2021. She has 5 years of experience working with children 3 months-13 years old. She is currently working toward a degree in Elementary Education at ISU. Ms Montana enjoys watching the children grow and change and loves that she gets to be a kid along with them!

Ms Montana

Mrs Shannon, Resource Ms. Shannon has over 7 years of experience working with children and has a double Bachelor’s degree in History and Anthropology from Indiana University. She joined The Goddard School of Avon® in February 2020 and has since completed training in CPR/First Aid, Safe Sleep, and Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention. Ms. Shannon enjoys bringing smiles and laughter to classrooms – “seeing the kids happy is one of the best feelings in the world!”

Ms Tiffanie , Resource Ms Tiffanie joined our team in March and has 10 years of experience working with children of all ages! Since starting she has had training in Child Abuse Detection and Prevention and Health & Safe Seep Practices. Ms Tiffanie says she loves that she learns as much from her students as they learn from her, and enjoys being part of their first learning experience!

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