Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Mr Steve, Owner Steve and his wife Laura are the proud owners of the Goddard School in Chanhassen. Originally from Ohio, they moved to Minnesota in 2002. Steve has a degree in Education and English from St. Joseph's College in Indiana and is the on-site operator of the school. Laura graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH and is a sales manager for Nikon.

They have many happy memories of the Goddard School as both owners and parents. Their son is a graduate of the Chanhassen Goddard School and they are thrilled to be a part of many more Goddard memories both past and yet to come!

Mr Steve

Miss Kristin, Director Miss Kristin is the Operational Director for our school. She possesses a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Miss Kristin's favorite childhood memory is when she would play house with her younger cousins and would pretend she was the mom and take care of them. Miss Kristin believes that children are always learning and need a safe environment to in which to thrive!

Miss Kristin

Miss Sarah, Director Miss Sarah is the Educational Director for our school. She possesses a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from St. Catherine's University. Miss Sarah's favorite childhood memory is of helping out on her great uncle's farm and feeding the baby calves their bottles. Miss Sarah believes children deserve a safe and fun environment where they can explore, learn and play in engaging, meaningful ways!

Miss Sarah

Miss Cory , Lead Teacher Ms. Cory is teacher in the Cuddly Koala (Infant) classroom. She has her AS in Early Childhood Education from Hennepin Tech. Ms. Cory's favorite childhood memory was when she was adopted! She believes children are a gift and should be taught the skills that best fit their interests for the future.

Miss Cory

Miss Katy, Lead Teacher Miss Katy is a Teacher in the Cuddly Koala (Infant) classroom. She possesses a Child Development Associate Credential. Miss Katy's favorite childhood memory is of going to both her grandparents for the holidays! Miss Katy believes children learn best hands on and when we talk to them at their level.

Miss Katy

Miss Audrey, Lead Teacher Miss Audrey is a Teacher in the Butterfly Garden (Infant) classroom. Before moving to Minnesota she ran her own in-home program for many years in Iowa. Miss Audrey's favorite childhood memories are of spending her summers as a family boating on the lake. Miss Audrey believes children need love and connection in an environment rich in play that encourages a love of learning!

Miss Audrey

Miss Ellie, Lead Teacher Miss Ellie is a teacher in the Butterfly Garden (infant) classroom. She has an AAS degree in Early Childhood Development. Miss Ellie's favorite childhood memory is of when her family took a vacation to Disney World and Hawaii and up to her cabin in the summer. Miss Ellie believes that children need a fun, loving and safe environment to learn and grow in. She loves helping children discover something new that helps them become successful in the classroom.

Miss Ellie

Miss Annelien, Lead Teacher Miss Annelien is a Teacher in the Playful Pandas (Toddler) classroom. She possesses a certificate in Early Childhood Education from Ridgewater Community College. Miss Annelien's favorite childhood memory is of when she went to the beach for the first time when she was 7! Miss Annelien believes children are individuals on their own, and need to be treated that way. Each needs their own level of love and attention for their individual needs.

Miss Annelien

Miss Emily , Lead Teacher Miss Emily is a teacher in the Starfish (toddler) classroom. She possesses a degree in Child, Adult and Family Services from Iowa State. Miss Emily's favorite childhood memory is of when she, her mom, dad and sister went to Disney World. Even though her parents were divorced they still did a family trip and it was incredible! Miss Emily believes children require positive affirmation, endless affection and all of their basic needs met.

Miss Emily

Miss Milagros, Lead Teacher Miss Mel is a Teacher in the Dolphins Bay (preschool) classroom. She possesses a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the National College of Business and Arts in the Philippines. Miss Mel's favorite childhood memory is when she would go caroling during Christmas time. Miss Milagros believes that all children learn in different ways. As a teacher, we have the responsibility to cater to each individual child's learning style.

Miss Milagros

Ms Swarup, Lead Teacher Miss Swarup is a teacher in the Dolphins Bay (preschool) classroom. She has a Bachelor's degree in Textile Science and a Masters degree in Merchandising and marketing. Ms. Swarup's favorite childhood memory is of a field trip in fifth grade...she still keeps in touch with those friends! Ms. Swarup believes children need love and a safe atmosphere to learn and grow.

Ms Swarup

Miss Asma, Lead Teacher Miss Asma is a Teacher in the Terrific Tiger (Preschool) classroom. She possesses a Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences from Pakistan. A favorite childhood memory of Miss Asma's is when she visited her grandma during a summer break and was able to play with all of her cousins. Miss Asma believes children are unique. They need love and consistency to thrive and grow.

Miss Asma

Miss Emily , Lead Teacher Miss Emily is a Teacher in the Terrific Tiger (Preschool)classroom. She possesses an Associates in Early Childhood Education from Rasmussen College. A favorite childhood memory is when she and her brother would play restaurant, grocery store and house together. They'd also put on plays for their parents. Miss Emily believes children's opinions should matter and be heard and that no child should be left behind.

Miss Emily

Mr Derek, Lead Teacher Mr. Derek is a Teacher in the Lion's Den (Pre-Kindergarten) classroom. He possesses a Bachelors degree in Physical Education from Dakota State University. Mr. Derek's favorite childhood memory is when he and his family would go to Valley-fair. Mr. Derek believes children are our future and are here to put joy in our life!

Mr Derek

Ms Rachel , Lead Teacher Ms. Rachel is a Teacher in the Lions Den(Pre-Kindergarten) classroom. She possesses a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Psychology from The University of St. Thomas. Ms. Rachel's favorite childhood memory is when her family would travel to Florida in the winter to visit her grandparents. Ms. Rachel believes children need encouragement and love in a safe and supportive environment to help them grow and flourish.

Ms Rachel

Mr Jimmy, Lead Teacher Mr. Jimmy is a Teacher in the Soaring Eagles (Pre-Kindergarten) classroom. He possesses a Associate's degree in Arts from Lake Superior College. Mr. Jimmy's favorite childhood memory is when his dad took him hunting for the first time. Mr. Jimmy believes children need laughter and love in an organized environment so they can continue to learn and grow!

Mr Jimmy

Miss Whitney, Lead Teacher Miss Whitney is a Teacher in the Soaring Eagles (Pre-Kindergarten) classroom. She possesses an Associate's Degree in Child Development from Edison State University. Miss Whitney's favorite childhood memory is of when she went fishing on a Father-Daughter trip to Canada for a week. Miss Whitney believes children are eager to learn new things in a fun, exciting environment!

Miss Whitney

Ms Joy, Assistant Teacher Ms. Joy is a teacher in the Butterfly Garden (infant) classroom.
She has her Associate of Arts degree. Ms. Joy's favorite childhood memory is when she went to Star City with her family. Ms. Joy believes children are the future.

Ms Joy

Miss Leah , Assistant Teacher Miss Leah is a Teacher helping in all the classrooms. Miss Leah's favorite childhood memory is her parents took her, along with her sister, to Arizona to visit their aunt and uncle. Miss Leah believes children deserve to learn but should have fun while doing so.

Miss Leah

Miss Allison, Assistant Teacher Miss Allison is a Teacher in the Playful Pandas (Toddler) classroom. She attended Bemidji State University majoring in Elementary Education. Miss Allison's favorite childhood memory is when she and her sister would spend a week at their aunt and uncles' during the summer. They would hang out with their cousins, going to Valley fair, the Mall of America, IKEA and other fun places! Miss Allison believes children need a lot of love and have the ability to change the world one person at a time.

Miss Allison

Miss Shelby, Assistant Teacher Miss Shelby is a Teacher helping in all our classrooms. She is studying rehabilitation psychology and criminal justice through the UW-Madison. Miss Shelby's favorite childhood memories are of when she went to Disneyland. Miss Shelby believes children are full of adventure!

Miss Shelby

Miss Judy, Resource Miss Judy is at teacher in the Cuddly Koalas (Infant) classroom.
Miss Judy's favorite childhood memory is when her cousins would come from the city to her family’s farm to see all the animals. Miss Judy believes children all love to try new things, stay busy and feel comforted by their caregivers!

Miss Judy

Miss Mikaela, Resource Miss Mikaela is a teacher in the Starfish Reef (toddler) classroom. Her favorite childhood memory is when she went zip-lining in the Philippines. Miss Mikaela believes children need a loving and supportive environment that they can grow and learn in.

Miss Mikaela

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