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 Fatoumata, Lead Teacher Toddlers I (Silly Seahorse) - Ms. Fatima comes to us with a Bachelors in Sociology from Lehman college. She has 5 years of experience working with children ages birth to 3rd grade. She joined the Goddard School in November of 2020 and has since been trained in Health and Safety, Child Abuse Detection & Prevention and Indiana Foundations. Ms Fatoumata has a passion for working with young children because she wants to foster a good start to their lives!

Ms Fatoumata

Ms Rhylan, Lead Teacher Toddlers II (Jolly Jellyfish) - 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 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 Veeloni, Lead Teacher PRESCHOOL III (Merry Manatees) - Ms. Veeloni earned her bachelors degree in Liberal Studies from Indiana University. She has 4 years of experience working with children ages 0-9. Ms. Veeloni joined The Goddard School of Avon® in August of 2020 and has since had training on Teaching with Intention and Child Abuse Detection & Prevention, and is currently working towards her Child Development Associate (CDA) focused on Preschool age. Her passion for teaching is "Seeing them learn new things and how happy it makes them when they reach those new goals!"

Ms Veeloni

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 Madison, Assistant Teacher First Steps (Super Starfish) - Ms. Madison joined the Goddard School in November of 2020. She is currently pursuing her Child Development Associates and has over a year of experience working with young children and infants. She enjoys working with children because she "loves watching them grow and develop and the building relationships with each of them"!

Ms Madison

Ms Hunter, Assistant Teacher Ms. Hunter joined the Goddard School in November 2020 and is currently attending Ivy Tech to become a Medical Assistant. She as experience in the early childhood field working with 3 and year olds. She has had trainings in Health and Safety, Designing Early Learning Environments and Music and Movement. Ms Hunter enjoys teaching because she "loves watching children learn to coexist and work as a team"!

Ms Hunter

Ms Makayla, Assistant Teacher Toddler II (Jolly Jellyfish) - Ms. Makayla comes to us with 4 years of experience working with children and is currently working towards her degree in Early Childhood Education! She joined The Goddard School of Avon® in October 2020 and has had training on Paths to Quality standards, Health and Safety and Universal Precautions. Ms Makayla has always wanted to become a teacher and loves "the bond you create with children as you help them learn and develop"!

Ms Makayla

Ms Savannah, Assistant Teacher Get Set (Curious Crabs) - 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 Sara , Assistant Teacher PRESCHOOL III (Merry Manatees) - Ms. Sara has over 12 years of experience working with children of all ages. Sara joined The Goddard School of Avon® in February of 2020 and has since had training’s in Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention, Safe Sleep Practices, Indiana Early Learning Foundations and Domains of Child Development. Sara has a passion for combining children’s ever-growing imagination with learning - "it’s very rewarding working with our future generations and showing them learning can be fun!"

Ms Sara

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 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 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 Brittany, Resource 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 Diana, Resource Ms Diana comes to us with a Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Arts. She has over a year of experience working with children infants to school age. She has had trainings on Child Abuse Detection and Prevention and Safe Sleep Practices. Ms Diana enjoys working with children because it has helped her in her journey in being a mother!

Ms Diana

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 Heather, Resource 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 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 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!”

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