Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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 Sami, Director Ms. Sami is the Director for The Goddard School of Avon®. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Development from American Military University and came to us in October 2013 as a Toddler teacher. Ms. Sami also has experience as an office manager, as well as a HR manager while serving in the Indiana Army National Guard since 2008. Ms. Sami oversees the day to day functionality of our program and ensures our staff is consistently meeting or exceeding the standards set by Goddard Systems. She is passionate about creating a strong foundation of learning for all children and believes in the importance of quality relationships in these critical developmental years.

Ms Sami

Ms Anna, Assistant Director Ms. Anna is the Assistant Director for The Goddard School of Avon®. She comes to us with over four years of experience in the Early Childhood Education field and is currently working towards her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Wisconsin. Ms. Anna has also received training's in CPR, Safe Sleep, A.L.I.C.E., Domains of Child Development and Ages and Stages Screening Tool. She has a passion for providing the highest Early Childhood Education to children and families and believes that Goddard is the best place to succeed in this goal!

Ms Anna

Ms Brandi, Lead Teacher INFANTS (Adorable Angelfish) - Ms. Brandi has over 17 years of experience working with Infants and has her Child Development Associate specializing in Toddlers. She joined The Goddard School of Avon® in August 2018 and has since had training’s in CPR/First Aid, Health & Safety, Safe Sleep and Professionalism. Ms. Brandi loves teaching because "I am driven by a deep desire to teach and help others. I give my heart and soul to my work and to the children I teach!"

Ms Brandi

Ms Brooke, Lead Teacher FIRST STEPS / 12-18 Months (Super Starfish) - Ms. Brooke has over 3 years of experience working with children and has her Child Development Associate specializing in Toddlers. She joined The Goddard School of Avon® in August 2019 and has since had training’s in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Detection, Curriculum Training, Safe Sleep and Universal Precautions. Ms. Brooke has a passion for teaching because "I love watching children grow and accomplish new things!"

Ms Brooke

Ms Angela, Lead Teacher YOUNG TODDLERS / 18-24 Months (Silly Seahorses) - Ms. Angela has over 11 years of experience working with children and she joined The Goddard School of Avon® in April 2019. She has since had training’s in CPR/First Aid, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Detection and Nurturing Positive Environments! Ms. Angela loves teaching children because she loves “to guide and teach them to do the correct things to get them through life and help them learn!”

Ms Angela

Ms Brittany, Lead Teacher YOUNG TODDLERS / 18-24 Months (Silly Seahorses) - 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 Tabatha, Lead Teacher OLDER TODDLERS / Younger 2's (Jolly Jellyfish) - Ms. Tabby has over 12 years of experience working with children and is currently in the process of obtaining her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ivy Tech and her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. She joined The Goddard School of Avon® in January 2018 and has since had training’s in Health & Safety, Responding to Emergencies, Safe Sleep and Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Detection. Ms. Tabby's passion for teaching is "working with young children, watching them solve a problem or mimic something I have taught them. The smile, pride and confidence that shows on their face is an irreplaceable feeling at such a young age. Children really appreciate and love being taught!"

Ms Tabatha

Ms Maddi, Lead Teacher GET SET / Older 2's (Curious Crabs) - Ms. Maddi has over 3 years of experience working with children and has her Child Development Associate specializing in Toddlers and is currently working towards her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ivy Tech. She joined The Goddard School of Avon® in August 2019 and has since had training’s in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Detection, Indiana Early Learning Foundations and Universal Precautions. Ms. Maddi has a passion for teaching because "I love watching each child learn and grow each and every day!"

Ms Maddi

Ms Rachel , Lead Teacher PRESCHOOL I / Younger 3's (Terrific Turtles) - Ms. Rachel has over 17 years of experience working with young children and has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ivy Tech and is currently working towards her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She joined The Goddard School of Avon® in April 2018 and has since had training’s in Safe Sleep, Nurturing Connections with Families, Nurturing Positive Environments and Preschool Interactions. Ms. Rachel's passion for teaching is "knowing I get a chance to mold the future in a positive way and seeing those "ah-ha" moments when a child learns something new!"

Ms Rachel

Ms Kathy, Lead Teacher PRESCHOOL II / Older 3's (Daring Dolphins) - Ms. Kathy has over twenty years of experience working with young children and has an Associate's Degree in Christian Theology from International Miracle Institute. She joined The Goddard School of Avon® in August 2019 and has since had training’s in CPR/First Aid, Safe Sleep, Nurturing Connections with Families, Medication Administration and Infant/Toddler Interactions. Ms. Kathy's passion for teaching comes from "wanting to be a positive person in every child's journey through school. I love watching each child grow and learn!"

Ms Kathy

Ms Nighat, Lead Teacher PRE-K I / Younger 4's (Merry Manatees) - Ms. Nighat has over 10 years of experience working with children and has a Master’s in Education from Allama Iqbal University of Islamabad, Pakistan and her Child Development Associate specialized in Preschool. She joined the Goddard School in Avon® in the fall 2014 and has since had training’s in Ages and Stages Assessment Tools, Brain Development, Nurturing Connections with Families and Social/Emotional Development. Ms. Nighat’s passion for teaching is “if you love something, then show it!” She enjoys “making learning interesting, exciting and important while letting my students see what I am teaching applies to the world beyond the classroom!”

Ms Nighat

Ms Christina, Lead Teacher PRE-K II / Older 4's & 5's (Noble Nautili) - Ms. Christina has over 11 years of experience working with children and has a Master’s in Psychology from Government College in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. She joined the Goddard School in Avon® in the October 2015 and has since had training’s in Ages and Stages Assessment Tools, Professionalism, Nurturing Connections with Families and Social/Emotional Development. Ms. Christina’s passion for teaching is “not only for the activity of teaching, but also for the ends it serves! I have humility in knowing that I serve a purpose larger than myself. I found teaching is a calling, something we must do to feed our souls!” When asked why she chose teaching, Ms. Christina would say “I think teaching chose me!”

Ms Christina

Ms Laurie, Assistant Teacher INFANTS (Adorable Angelfish) - Ms. Laurie has over 10 years of experience working with young children and has a Child Development Associate specializing in Toddlers and is currently working towards her Associate in Early Childhood Education from Ivy Tech. She joined The Goddard School of Avon® in October 2018 and has since had training’s in CPR/First Aid, Safe Sleep, Nurturing Connections with Families and Infant/Toddler Interactions. Ms. Laurie's passion for teaching comes from "learning from the children as well as them learning from me!"

Ms Laurie

Ms Heather, Assistant Teacher FIRST STEPS / 12-18 Months (Super Starfish) - Ms. Heather has over 10 years of experience working with children and she joined The Goddard School of Avon® in March 2018. She has since had training’s in CPR/First Aid, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Detection and Nurturing Positive Environments! Ms. Heather loves “seeing how each child develops and grows throughout their time!”

Ms Heather

Ms Kayla, Assistant Teacher OLDER TODDLERS / Younger 2's (Jolly Jellyfish) - Ms. Kayla has over 4 years of experience working with children and is currently pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Photography from IUPUI. She joined The Goddard School of Avon® in November 2018 and has since had training’s in CPR/First Aid, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Detection and Nurturing Positive Environments! Ms. Kayla loves “seeing all children grow and learn!"

Ms Kayla

Ms Paige, Assistant Teacher GET SET / Older 2's (Curious Crabs) - Ms. Paige has over 3 years of experience working with children and is currently in the process of obtaining her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from IUPUI. She joined The Goddard School of Avon® in June 2019 and has since had training’s in CPR/First Aid, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Detection, Indiana Foundations and Nurturing Positive Environments. Ms. Paige loves teaching because "I absolutely love children and want to help make a difference in their lives in some regard!"

Ms Paige

Ms Whitney, Assistant Teacher PRESCHOOL I / Younger 3's (Terrific Turtles) - Ms. Whitney has over 8 years of experience working with infants and young children and is currently in the process of obtaining her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from IUPUI. She joined The Goddard School of Avon® in October 2018 and has since had training's in Health and Safety, Domains of Child Development and Responding to Emergencies. Ms. Whitney has a passion for teaching because she "loves helping children explore their passions and build their confidence in their ability to learn and find their own answers to their questions!"

Ms Whitney

Ms Gracie, Assistant Teacher PRESCHOOL II / Older 3's (Daring Dolphins) - Ms. Gracie has over 7 years of experience working with young children and has her Child Development Associate specializing in Preschool. She joined The Goddard School of Avon® in July 2015 and has since had training’s in CPR/First Aid, Safe Sleep, Nurturing Connections with Families and Professionalism. Ms. Gracie loves “helping each child discover their world and see their smiles as they have fun!"

Ms Gracie

Ms Emma, Assistant Teacher PRE-K I / Younger 4's (Merry Manatees) - Ms. Emma has over 8 years of experience working with young children and peer tutoring and is currently working towards her Degree in ABA Therapy. She joined The Goddard School of Avon® in December 2018 and has since had training’s in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Health and Safety, Domains of Child Development, Advanced Child Development and Responding to Emergencies. Her passion of teaching comes from “loving to see the children's growth as people and on an educational level!"

Ms Emma

Ms Baleigh, Assistant Teacher PRE-K II / Older 4's & 5's (Noble Nautili) - Ms. Baleigh has over 2 years of experience working with children and is currently win the process of obtaining her Child Development Associate Specializing in Preschool. She joined The Goddard School of Avon® in September 2019 and has since had training’s in Curriculum, Indiana Early Learning Foundations, Nurturing Connections with Families and Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Detection. Her passion for teaching comes from “watching my nieces and nephew grow each day and how happy it makes them when they learn something new!"

Ms Baleigh

Ms Amanda, Resource Ms. Amanda has over 24 years of experience working with young children as well as her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. She joined The Goddard School of Avon® in April 2018 and has since had training’s in Indiana Foundations, Professionalism, Safe Sleep and Health & Safety Standards. Ms. Amanda has a passion for teaching because she “loves helping mold little minds to become great citizens and role models for our future!"

Ms Amanda

Ms Bianca, Resource Ms. Bianca has over 3 years of experience working with young children and is currently in the process of obtaining her Child Development Associate with a focus in Preschool. She joined The Goddard School of Avon® in June 2019 and has since had training’s in Indiana Foundations, Domains of Child Development, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Universal Precautions. Ms. Bianca has a passion for teaching because "I love to watch children grow! I love knowing I took part in something larger than myself!"

Ms Bianca

Ms Breanna, Resource Ms. Bree has over 3 years of experience working with young children and is currently in the process of obtaining her Nursing Degree from Ivy Tech. She joined The Goddard School of Avon® in November 2018 and has since had training's in Health and Safety, Domains of Child Development and Responding to Emergencies. Ms. Bree's passion for teaching is "wanting to create an environment where students can express their individuality and get them excited to learn!"

Ms Breanna

Ms Brittany, Resource Ms. Brittany has over 20 years of experience working with young children as well as her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Indiana Tech and has her Yoga Teacher Certification. She joined The Goddard School of Avon® in November 2019 and has since had training’s in Indiana Foundations, Domains of Child Development, Professionalism, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Health & Safety Standards. Ms. Brittany has a passion for teaching because she “loves helping children develop and blossom. I enjoy being a role model and mentor for children. I feel like it is my job to give back because I have had a few teachers that have impacted my life so much!"

Ms Brittany

Ms Carol, Resource SCHOOL COOK - 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 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 Galen, Resource Ms. Galen has over 2 years of experience working with young children and is currently in the process of obtaining her Child Development Associate with a focus in Preschool. She joined The Goddard School of Avon® in June 2019 and has since had training’s in Indiana Foundations, Domains of Child Development, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Universal Precautions. Ms. Galen has a passion for teaching because "I love seeing children progress and seeing them learn new things excites me!"

Ms Galen

Ms Jessica, Resource Ms. Jessica has over 7 years of experience working with children and has her Associates Degree in Mechanical Drafting from IUPUI. She joined The Goddard School of Avon® in June 2016 and has since had training’s in CPR/First Aid, Safe Sleep and Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Detection. Ms. Jessica loves “seeing how much fun children can have while learning! I love to see the excitement on children's faces when they learn something new and the smile they share with their friends!”

Ms Jessica

Ms Kacy, Resource Ms. Kacy has over 17 years of experience working with children and is currently in the process of obtaining her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ashworth. She joined The Goddard School of Avon® in September 2014 and has since had training’s in CPR/First Aid, Safe Sleep and Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Detection. Ms. Kacy’s passion for teaching comes from watching children laugh and learn. “I love teaching because the children teach me something new each day!”

Ms Kacy

Ms Kennedy, Resource Ms. Kennedy has over 6 years of experience working with children and volunteer work and is currently pursuing her Elementary Education Degree from IUPUI. She joined The Goddard School of Avon® in March 2019 and has since had training’s in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Detection, Indiana Early Learning Foundations and Universal Precautions. Ms. Kennedy loves “having fun with children and being a good role model for them!”

Ms Kennedy

Ms Megan, Resource Ms. Megan has over 2 years of experience working with children and has her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Indiana University, Bloomington. She joined The Goddard School of Avon® in January 2019 and has since had training’s in CPR/First Aid, Indiana Early Learning Foundations and Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Detection. Ms. Megan believes that “the best part of teaching children is not what you teach them, but what they teach you!”

Ms Megan

Ms Nakayla , Resource Ms. Nakayla is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree from IUPUI in Elementary Education. She began working at the Goddard School of Avon® in February 2016 and has since had training in CPR/First Aid, Professionalism and Nurturing Positive Environments! Ms. Nakayla's passion for teaching comes from "the fact that when working with children, you get to experience something different every day!"

Ms Nakayla

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