Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Ms Mary Sue, Owner Ms. Mary Sue as onsite owner is proud to bring the Goddard School to Lakeville and the surrounding communities. She has a degree in Education from the University of St. Thomas and a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership from St. Catherine University. Before opening the Goddard School in the fall of 2015, she was the Associate Dean of College Counseling at Providence Academy in Plymouth and before that was Associate Director of Admissions at St. Catherine University. She is a mother to three spirited children all who attend our school. Mary Sue and her family can be seen at the park, enjoying Twins games in the summer and enjoying time with family at the cabin.

Mary Sue's favorite children's book is "The Adventures of Taxi Dog" by Debra Barracca, Sal Barracca, Mark Buehner.

Ms Mary Sue

Ms Catherine, Director Prior to joining us in Lakeville, Ms. Catherine worked for 4 years at the Goddard School in Plymouth. She has a BA in Early Childhood Education from North Dakota State University and has worked in early childhood education for the past 8 years. She has seen firsthand the power of a play based curriculum at work in her five years at Goddard. Her experience and passion for children is evident to all she meets and she loves bringing on and helping new staff to grow as the Goddard School grows. When not at school Catherine can be found hiking, crafting or in the kitchen cooking and baking.

Ms. Catherine's favorite children's book is "Brown Bear Brown Bear" by Eric Carle

Ms Catherine

Ms Katie, Assistant Director Ms. Katie has over seven years of experience working with children. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a focus on pre-primary ages and has her teaching license in the state of Minnesota. She believes that young children deserve the best start to their education and feels children can grow and learn best when feeling safe and loved.

Ms. Katie’s favorite children's book is “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle.

Ms Katie

Ms Shannon, Lead Teacher Ms. Shannon has over 25 years of early childhood experience including 20 years running her own home based program. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Minnesota. She believes that continual love and support help our children grow into lifelong learners. Outside of school she enjoys playing Volleyball, scrapbooking and spending time with her children. She is excited to bring her experience to work with the families at the Goddard School.

Ms. Shannon’s favorite children's book is “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White.

Ms Shannon

Ms Jenna , Lead Teacher Ms. Jenna has spent the last six years working with infants through school aged children, including serving as an infant teacher at a Goddard School near Chicago. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Care and Development from Roosevelt University in Illinois. Jenna believes that children learn best through thoughtful play and that each child learns and develops in their own unique way. She is excited to be part of the Goddard team in setting children on the path to be lifelong learners. When not at school, Jenna loves riding her bike, watching movies and spending time with family and friends.

Ms. Jenna’s favorite children's book is “Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melson?” by Patty Lovell.

Ms Jenna

Ms Courtney, Lead Teacher Ms. Courtney is working with our infant and toddler program and has always loved working with children. Her love for early education started as a volunteer in her church community. Courtney believes that children deserve a loving and safe environment to learn, explore and grow. When not at school she loves all things outdoors and can often be found exploring the area with her family.

Ms. Courtney’s favorite children's book is "Chika Chika Boom Boom” by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault.

Ms Courtney

Ms Emma, Lead Teacher Ms. Emma holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health and Public Policy. She has been working as an early toddler teacher for the past year and is excited to join the Goddard team. Emma believes that every child is unique and should have the tools and recourses for success. Outside of school she loves spending time with her son and being outdoors.

Ms. Emma’s favorite children's book is “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss.

Ms Emma

Ms Kathleen, Lead Teacher Ms. Kathleen has over 10 years of early childhood experience including experience as a preschool director and infant and toddler teacher. She has her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Family Studies. Ms. Kathleen believes that each child is unique and should be given support to thrive in their own way. Outside of school Kathleen is busy spending time with her two young children.

Ms. Kathleen favorite book is " The Little Blue Truck" by Alice Schertle.

Ms Kathleen

Ms Coty, Lead Teacher Ms. Coty has over five years of experience working with children. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Dakota and a teaching license from both Minnesota and North Dakota. She believes that young children deserve a loving hand, a funny face and joyful classroom. When not at Goddard, Coty enjoys spending time cheering on UND hockey or watching movies.

Ms. Coty’s favorite children's book is “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss.

Ms Coty

Ms Missy, Lead Teacher Ms. Missy recently completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education at Winona State University. She has over five years of experience working with young children in a variety of settings, including as a substitute teacher and in a traditional preschool settings. Missy believes in encouraging children to be their best self and that they can succeed in whatever they choose. When not at The Goddard School, Missy can be found spending time with her family, reading and walking her dog Daisy.

Ms. Missy favorite children's book is “Biscuit” by Alyssa Satin Capucilli.

Ms Missy

Jennifer, Lead Teacher Ms. Jenny has over 15 years of education experience and has completed her Master's Degree in Special Education. She has worked in a variety of settings with children all the way from preschool thru high school. She believes that all children can learn with the right support and environment. Jenny is the mother to four active boys and when not at school she can be found knitting or reading a good book.

Ms. Jenny's favorite children's book is "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel" by Virginia Lee Burton.

Jennifer

Ms Abigail, Lead Teacher Ms. Abigail recently completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education at Minnesota State University. She has over five years of experience working with young children in a variety of settings, including personal care, private nanny and traditional preschool settings. Abigail believes that all children are capable of learning and thrive best with a caring and nurturing environment. When not at The Goddard School, Abigail can be found spending time with her family and enjoying the outdoors.

Ms. Abigail favorite children's book is “I’ll Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch.

Ms Abigail

Ms Annie, Assistant Teacher Ms. Annie has over 7 years of experience with early childhood, working as a private nanny and in a traditional preschool setting. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Business Management and decided to return to a career in education. Annie believes that children thrive in a structured environment filled with communication, patience, flexibility and love. Outside of school she enjoys cooking, spending time with her family along with water coloring and calligraphy.

Ms. Annie’s favorite children's book is “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak.

Ms Annie

Ms Ashley, Assistant Teacher Ms. Ashley has spent the last six years working with children including serving as a private nanny and working with children on the Autism Spectrum. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication Sciences and Disorders from University of Wisconsin- River Falls. Ashley believes that each child can learn once we can help them learn their own way. When not at school, Ashley loves camping and hiking with her fiancé and their beagle as well as crafting with her mother.

Ms. Ashley's favorite children's book is “Green Eggs and Ham?” by Dr. Seuss.

Ms Ashley

Ms Maura, Assistant Teacher Ms. Maura has 4+ years of experience working with children. Her experience started working with Before and After School care with the YMCA prior to joining our toddler program. Maura believes that all children deserve fair treatment and a respectful environment to allow them to learn and grow. When not at school Maura can be found hiking and spending time with her dog, Monty.

Ms. Maura’s favorite children's book is "Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister.

Ms Maura

Ms Ashley , Assistant Teacher Ms. Ashley began working with children in her high school child development center. She fell in love with their energy and their love of learning. She believes that children can accomplish anything with the right support from the adults around them. When not at school, Ashley can be found painting, riding her bike and exploring new places.

Ms. Ashley’s favorite children’s book is “ The Cat in the Hat” by Dr Suess.

Ms Ashley

Ms Jade , Assistant Teacher Ms. Jade began working with children as a camp counselor. This experience sparked her passion for education where she went on to work in a traditional preschool setting prior to joining the Goddard School team. Jade believes that each child is unique and has his or her own way of learning. Jade loves animals and when not at school she can be found spending time with her two lizards, two dogs, her horse and fish.

Ms. Jade’s favorite children's book is "Skippyjon Jones” by Judith Byron Schachner

Ms Jade

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