Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Ms Mawara, Owner
Ms. Mawara is a pharmacist by training. She has her administrative credentials and her director credentials. She is also a certified CPR, First Aid and AED instructor along with being a trainer for Shaken Baby Syndrome and SIDS Prevention.

She and her husband are raising two children of their own. As a parent, she knows the importance of quality child care in the early stages of development of a child. Ms. Mawara wanted to bring a high quality education-based early childhood program to the community where the children can learn while having fun. She is very proud to bring the first Goddard School to Dane County where a great team of educators offer a play-based curriculum along with hands-on learning for the future academic success and a life-time love for learning.

Ms Mawara

Ms Lauren, Director
Ms. Lauren has been working in early childhood education field since 2014 as a lead teacher as well as a member of the management team. Ms. Lauren holds her bachelor's degree in Education from Edgewood College.

Ms. Lauren started at The Goddard School as a preschool lead teacher. She moved to the director role after 1 year. Her philosophy is to teach at the child's level to be able to teach new concepts at all levels of learning. She believes that children are full of life and ready to learn! She is excited to be able to work with all the children at the Goddard School and their families!

Ms Lauren

Ms Liz, Lead Teacher
Ms. Elizabeth went to college in Dubuque, Iowa at Emmaus Bible College and graduated with an Associates degree in Secondary Education. She has worked with children ages 2-4 years in a nanny setting for over 3 years before joining The Goddard School.
She loves the laughter children bring to her day and being able to learn from them. She was born and raised in Mazomanie, Wisconsin. In the summer of 2016, she got married and moved to Arizona for a year. She moved back to the Mazomanie area about a year ago. She is excited to join the Goddard school and get to know all of the Goddard families.

Ms Liz

Ms Ashley, Lead Teacher
Ms. Ashley has been a lead Infant/toddler teacher in centers around the Madison area since 2010. She has extensive training in infant/toddler development, baby sign language, and mentoring staff members. Throughout her career, she has learned that being passionate about each child’s happiness and education along with providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere helps build self- esteem in children. Ms. Ashley also has a 14 month old daughter who attends the Goddard School as well. She looks forward to creating a safe and welcoming atmosphere for your child.

Ms Ashley

Ms Marie, Lead Teacher
Ms. Marie has her Lead teacher and Infant/Toddler certifications through State of Wisconsin. She is also trained in CPR, Shaken Baby Syndrome and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome prevention. Her plan is to get a degree in Special Education in the near future. She has also attended Work and Family consulting.
Ms. Marie believes that every child is different, and part of her job is to help each one discover his/her own strengths and talents and nurture those traits through her educational approach.

Ms Marie

Ms Melissa, Lead Teacher
Ms. Melissa has an Associates degree from Waukesha County Technical College. She also has her Early Childhood Education Lead Teacher certification through state of Wisconsin along with her Skills and Strategies of Early Childhood certification.

She is from Hartford, WI and moved to Madison area about three years ago. She grew up in a childcare family. Her grandmother opened her own center and four of her eight children followed in her footsteps.

Ms. Melissa enjoys being outdoors. She is into fishing, camping, running and winter sports and she enjoys watching Packers play. She believes children are the future and enjoys making a difference in their lives by teaching them new things and watching them grow.

Ms Melissa

Ms Kayla , Lead Teacher
Ms. Kayla has been working as a care provider in the field as an early childhood educator, nanny and CNA since 2012. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Early Childhood through Concordia University.

Ms. Kayla's philosophy is to strive to see the world through the eyes of the children she teaches. She loves being able to explore the world with them and watch them discover new things everyday. She is very excited to be working at the Goddard school and looks forward to getting to know all the children she is fortunate to work with.

Ms Kayla

Ms Danielle, Lead Teacher
Ms. Danielle is our Education Coordinator. Ms. Danielle graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood. She has been working in a preschool environment since 2014.

Danielle has worked with all age groups, specializing in working with toddlers. Before moving into the office, Ms. Danielle was our lead toddler teacher. She is excited to continue to work with the Goddard Families in her new role.

Ms Danielle

Ms Karina, Lead Teacher
Ms. Karina obtained her Bachelor's degree in English and Secondary Education from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater along with her Assistant Teacher certification through Moraine Park Technical College. She just finished up her practicum teaching in special education in Sun Prairie.

Ms. Karina is excited to work with the preschool children at the Goddard School and use her formal education from her studies. She believes that are children are interested in learning and is excited to bring learning to every child and ability in her classroom.

Ms Karina

Ms Natale, Lead Teacher
Ms. Natale has been teaching early education since 2014. She holds an Education degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and an associates in Early Education from Rock Valley College.

Her philosophy is to ensure that all children feel safe while at school. She understands that all children learn differently and believes it is important to incorporate different learning styles and individualization in everyday learning.

Ms Natale

Ms Amy, Lead Teacher
Ms. Amy has been working in childcare field since 2002. She is currently attending NWTC for her administrator credentials to get her degree in Early Childhood Education.
Ms. Amy is married and have two boys. She enjoys traveling to the upper peninsula of Michigan and love snowmobiling. She appreciates the fact that through this field, she is able to make a difference in children's very important early years.

Ms Amy

Ms Aimee, Lead Teacher
Ms. Aimee has her degree in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and has taken college courses in Early Childhood Education and Occupational Therapy from Concordia University and University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. She also has her DPI license through State of Wisconsin.

Ms. Aimee has worked in school settings and as a nanny with children ages 6 weeks - 6 years. She is excited to start working with the children at Goddard.

Ms Aimee

Ms Nea, Lead Teacher
Ms. Nea recently moved to the Madison area. She has her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from St. Cloud State University and her DPI license with State of Minnesota. She has been working with children for several years and lives for that “lightbulb” moment when a child really learns about something new for the first time. Ms. Nea loves that this career is filled with constant rewards and daily reminders on why she loves what she does.

Ms. Nea grew up in the small town of Foley, MN. She loves to spend time with her husband and son, Weston every chance she gets. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, camping, going for walks, and spending weekends with her family in Minnesota. She can get lost in good books, loves to shop, dance and spend quality time with her friends. Ms. Nea looks forward to working with all the Goddard families!

Ms Nea

Mr Mark, Lead Teacher
Mr. Mark Hymer has a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. He came to The Goddard School from Lac Du Flambeau Public School.

His teaching philosophy is all about changing activities to suit all learning styles. He strives to form strong bonds with each child so he can learn how to help them succeed and develop the love for life-long learning. Mr. Mark loves technology and is very excited to use all the tools he has available at Goddard. He looks forward to meeting all the Goddard families.

Mr Mark

Ms Alyssa, Assistant Teacher
Ms. Alyssa is from Rockford Illinois and has been a nanny for five years. She has her CPR, SBS and SIDS training certifications. At a young age she knew she was interested in the education of children and inspiring them to follow their dreams. Her mother owns an in-home daycare where she learned about the childcare field. She loves working with children and seeing their smiley faces every day. Her hobbies include makeup and traveling.

Ms Alyssa

Ms Tammy, Assistant Teacher
Ms. Tammy is a mother of 3 girls, ages 34, 24 & 14. She made a choice after her first child was born, to be a stay-at-home mom, and around the same time started an in-home daycare of her own. She maintained this for nearly 30 years before deciding to end this chapter of her life. She took a small break and realized how much she missed caring for children. That is when she decided to continue her career at Goddard.
Ms. Tammy's interests include spending time with her children, hanging out with friends, attending outdoor music concerts, taking long brisk walks, home decor projects and organizing.

Ms Tammy

Ms Maria, Assistant Teacher
Ms. Maria joined the school as a resource teacher and shortly joined our infant/ toddler team. She has 5 years experience of working with younger children in different capacities. She is currently working on her childcare certification.
Ms. Maria grew up in a Latino family resided in Madison area with her 4 siblings. Her hobbies are taking road trips, cooking, baking and watching classic movies. Ms. Marie is excited to be a part of Goddard team and is looking forward to know your children and watch them grow.

Ms Maria

Ms Lori, Assistant Teacher
Ms. Lori holds her Bachelors degree in History and Philosophy and has went on to get her Masters in Fine Arts. Ms. Lori holds her assistant teacher and infant toddler certifications through the State of Wisconsin.

Ms. Lori has worked with children in multiple settings including life guarding, summer school, and as a youth t-ball coach. She is excited about being a part of a positive environment for all the children she will work with at the school.

Ms Lori

Ms Brittany, Assistant Teacher
Ms. Brittany moved to Wisconsin from Florida after completing her Early Childhood and Infant/Toddler teaching certifications, and earning her BA in political science from University of Florida. She has previously taught VPK for two years, and done environmental education and gardening classes for children of all ages. She enjoys teaching her students sign language, science, and math the most, Reading books to the little ones is also a delight for her, as she reads everyday herself.

Ms. Brittany is passionate about the environment, music, volunteering, and having fun every day. Her teaching motto is, “Be kind and loving in all you say and do”! Her day brightens considerably when she comes into work to see the kids!

Ms Brittany

Ms Stella , Assistant Teacher
Ms. Stella has been working with children in childcare setting since 2013. She holds her Lead Teacher and infant toddler certifications through the State of Wisconsin.

She has a 15 year old daughter. She loves working with children because she gets to be a part of their development and see all the amazing changes that happen as they grow. She excels working with children of all ages and was most recently a lead infant teacher in her last position. She is excited to work with all age groups while at the Goddard School.

Ms Stella

Ms Anne, Assistant Teacher
Ms. Anne has Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education from MATC. She is trained in CPR, First Aid and AED. She also has her Pyramid Model and WMELS certifications and The Registry level 12. Her area of expertise is early emergent reading. She believes in teaching by modeling good behavior and teaching students respect and kindness in a loving environment.

Ms Anne

Ms Jenni, Assistant Teacher
Ms. Jenni has her child development courses from Madison Area Technical College and has taken multiple continuing education courses through MATC. She also has her Early Childhood Education Lead Teacher certification through state of Wisconsin along with her Skills and Strategies of Early Childhood certification. She has worked with preschool children since 2013 in an early childcare setting.

Ms. Jenni loves working with children and finds that children are generally curious and active. She believes all children want to be loved and treated with respect. She looks forward to working with the families at the Goddard School.

Ms Jenni

Ms Geetha, Assistant Teacher
Ms. Geetha obtained her Master's degree in English from Madras University and has been in the teaching field since 2009. She has held multiple teaching positions in early childhood and school age care including Boys and Girls Club, After School, and Assistant Youth Supervisor.

Ms. Geetha is excited to bring her expertise and fun loving teaching style to the Goddard School. She loves to teach and believes in educating children in a friendly way as well as building relationships with them. She looks forward to meeting all the Goddard families.

Ms Geetha

Ms Gerri, Assistant Teacher
Ms. Gerri has 18 years of childcare experience working in both in-home daycare and in a group setting. She received her technical diploma in Accounting Assistant from Madison Area Technical College. She also has her assistant teacher qualifications.

Ms. Gerri’s family is important to her and having four children, she realized she wanted to continue working in the childcare field. She enjoys watching the children grow through their years and seeing the changes from infants to their teen years. Ms. Gerri is excited to be a teacher at The Goddard School.

Ms Gerri

Ms Katie, Assistant Teacher
Ms. Katie received her Bachelors in Communicative Sciences & Disorders from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Ms. Katie most recently has worked with preschool age children at Wisconsin Early Autism Project as a teacher. She believes that children are generally eager to learn and thinks it is important to understand that each child learns at a different pace. Ms. Katie looks forward to using the F.L.E.X curriculum to work individually with all students.

Ms Katie

Ms Ayan, Resource
Ms. Ayan has her Certificate of Nursing Assistant(CNA) through the state of Minnesota. She is also certified in CPR, Shaken Baby Syndrome and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome prevention. She has been working in childcare setting since 2014.
Ms. Ayan is mother of four beautiful daughters and understands the value of high quality early childhood education. Her youngest daughter attends The Goddard School. She loves seeing smiles on the children's faces when they learn something new.

Ms Ayan

Mr Esau, Resource
Mr. Esau is the Chef extraordinaire for The Goddard School. He has been the master chef for a very well liked Madison restaurant for over 12 years. He also has experience working in healthcare facilities where health and safety is the top priority.

Cooking is Mr. Esau's passion and he loves creating new dishes with his own recipes. He enjoys cooking for children. It's amazing to see the joy on children's faces when "Mr. E" enters the classroom with their favorite meals.

Mr. Esau is raising a son and daughter (twins) along with his wife. He loves soccer and enjoys going to his son's soccer games.

Mr Esau

Mr Sam, Resource
Mr. Sam grew up in Texas and moved to Madison area after having lived in different parts of the US including Alaska and Pacific Northwest.

With his energy and fun and caring nature, Sam is a favorite in every classroom with children, other teachers and parents alike. Sam is an avid guitar player and shares his love for music with Goddard students. Mr. Sam is currently working on getting his Lead teacher certification through the State of Wisconsin.

He loves being around children and helping them learn and grow. He looks forward to working with all of the Goddard families.

Mr Sam

Savannah, Resource Ms. Savannah is currently an online student at UW-Milwaukee pursuing a degree in Community Education and Engagement with a minor in American Sign Language graduating Fall 2020. She has lived in Madison her whole life and is excited to be back for good! Ms. Savannah is a certified Lead and Assistant Teacher and has worked as both throughout the last 3 years with children ranging from 0-8 years old, and most recently worked as a 3 year old Lead Teacher.
Ms. Savannah loves to cook, bake, make candles, and read during her free time, and especially loves llamas since they are her favorite animal! Ms. Savannah loves to work with children and loves to form bonds with every one of the children in the center. Ms. Savannah is looking forward to meeting everyone and joining on this new journey at Goddard as a Resource Teacher!

Ms Sue , Resource
Ms. Sue is a Nurse by degree and has had a successful nursing career of over 40 years. It was in 2013 when she decided to work with the little children and started working in childcare field.

Ms. Sue is grateful to get the opportunity to work with all students at The Goddard School and she looks forward to making their interactions with her memorable for them.

Ms Sue

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