Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Ms Sue, Owner I am so pleased to be the Owner of The Goddard School located in Franklin(Cool Springs)! My husband, Neil, my son, Tyler, and I have lived in Franklin since 2005 and we absolutely love it. I graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. After 16 years of corporate business experience I am very happy to be a business owner. I know that I have the best "job" in the world. I love the children and am dedicated to providing THE BEST environment for them and their families every day. Education, Love, and Customer Service are my focus.

Ms Sue

Ms Amy, Director Amy joined The Goddard School as Executive Director in 2012. Amy previously worked with Mid-Cumberland Child Care Resource and Referral where she worked with all of the Department of Human Services licensed child care facilities in Williamson County. She provided technical assistance and training to directors and child care providers. She has also previously been a Director and preschool teacher. Amy is active with the Nashville Area Association for the Education of Young Children serving on the Executive and Governing Boards of the organization. She has a degree in Communications from Vanderbilt University. She enjoys working with families and staff as we practice the Goddard philosophy of instilling a lifelong love of learning in the children entrusted in our care.

Ms Amy

Ms Juanita, Assistant Director Juanita is our Assistant Director of Family and Community Engagement. She began with The Goddard School as a Preschool Teacher in 2010 and was promoted to our administration team in 2011. Juanita received her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Belmont University Her experience includes over fifteen years working with three to five year old children in preschool settings both in the United States and overseas. During the five years she spent teaching in Germany, she was also a preschool director. Communication with families is of utmost importance to her and she really enjoys getting to know each child and family individually.

Ms Juanita

Ms Laura, Assistant Director Laura is our Assistant Director of Operations. She began as a teacher with us in 2012 and was promoted to Assistant Director in 2017. She received her degree in Secondary Education and E.S.L. from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. Her experience includes working with toddlers through school-aged children in preschool, public school and after-school program settings since 2005. In her spare time, Laura enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family. She believes in treating all students as individuals and allowing them to learn at their own pace.

Ms Laura

Ms Rita, Assistant Director Rita is our Assistant Director of Education. She began with The Goddard School as a Preschool Teacher in 2010 and was then promoted to our administration team to share her talents with the entire school. Rita received her degree in Education and Early Childhood Education Administration from Ashford University. Her experiences includes over 25 years of teaching infants through school-age children in military early childhood education and public school environments. She has had the opportunity to teach here in the US and in Italy. She believes that a child-centered learning environment promotes the very best educational experience for children.

Ms Rita

Ms Mary, Lead Teacher Mary is a Co-Teacher in one of our infant classrooms. Mary has an Associates degree in Early Childhood from Madison Technical College. She has worked with infants through pre-k age children since 2006. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening,cooking with her husband, bird watching and exploring Tennessee parks. Mary believes children are inherently happy young people and she enjoys helping them discover our world.

Ms Mary

Ms Stacey, Lead Teacher Stacey is a Co-Teacher in one of our Infant classrooms. She received her Bachelor's degree from Auburn University. She enjoys reading and spending time at the lake with her family. Stacey believes each child is unique in their own way. She is a positive influence on the infants, encouraging them and loving them to help them achieve their goals and develop positive self-esteem.

Ms Stacey

Ms Dee Dee, Lead Teacher Dee Dee is a Co-Teacher in our infant classroom. She received her degree in Mathematics and Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her experience includes working with infants through school-aged children in private preschool and public school settings, as well as working as a private nanny since 1997. In her spare time, Dee Dee enjoys spending time with her 4 daughters and her grandson, Braeden. She also loves cheering for the Titans and watching old movies on TCM. She believes that each child is unique and learns in his or her own way.

Ms Dee Dee

Ms Darian, Lead Teacher Darian is a Co-Teacher in one of our toddler classrooms. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Santa Fe College. She has worked with young children since 2013. In her spare time, Darian enjoys exploring Tennessee and baking. Her education philosophy is to be understanding with the children as all children are different. She believes hands on activities and being outdoors is beneficial to children.

Ms Darian

Ms Shea, Lead Teacher Shea is a Co-Teacher in one of our Young Toddler classrooms. . She has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. Shea has worked with young children for several years in private and public school settings as well as in home care. In her spare time she enjoys writing, reading and spending time with friends and family. Shea believes that she can help children learn best through patience and kindness to assist in the growth and health of each child.

Ms Shea

Ms Elissa, Lead Teacher Elissa is a Co-Teacher in one of our First Steps classrooms. She has professional experience with children both typically developing and with special needs since 2013. She has a Master's Degree in Exercise Science and Chronic Disease. In her spare time, she loves being outside, hiking, anything to do with the water and spending time with family and friends. She believes we need to help children learn and develop many life skills in a variety of ways and cater to each child’s different learning styles.

Ms Elissa

Ms Rebekah, Lead Teacher Rebekah is a Co-teacher in one of our First Steps classrooms. Rebekah has her Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in education from Concordia University in California. She has been working with young children professionally since 2000. Rebekah strives to ensure every child's needs are fulfilled and wants to provide a nurturing learning environment by collaborating with parents.

Ms Rebekah

Ms Brittany, Lead Teacher Brittany is finishing up her Bachelor's degree in English from Oakwood University. Brittany has worked with toddler age children since 2016. She enjoys reading in her spare time. Brittany believes helping young children learn and grow requires an interactive environment and being as expressive as she can be.

Ms Brittany

Ms Laura , Lead Teacher Laura is a Co-Teacher in our toddler classrooms. She received her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Columbia State. She has been working with young children professionally in home and preschool settings since 2008. She enjoys crafts and spending time with her family in her spare time. Laura believes that every child deserves to feel safe and loved. Every child learns and develops a their own pace. She strives to fill each child's day with fun learning activities that are both challenging and achievable.

Ms Laura

Ms Lauren, Lead Teacher Lauren is a Co-Teacher in one of our young Get Set classrooms. She has a Bachelor's degree from Middle Tennessee State University in Early Childhood and Music Education. Lauren has worked with Preschool through teen aged children since 2010. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, video games and hiking. Lauren believes that all children require a safe, nurturing and fun environment to grow, learn and thrive. She strives to provide all children opportunities to learn about themselves, their peers and the world around them through exploration, discovery, and play.

Ms Lauren

Ms Lisa, Lead Teacher Lisa is a Co-Teacher in one of our Get Set classrooms. She received her degree in Liberal Arts from Raritan Valley Community College in New Jersey. Her experience includes working with preschool through school-aged children as a Girl Scout Leader and in community preschool settings since 2007. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys spending quality time with her two kids, running, and volunteering. She loves providing a positive environment where children can grow and thrive.

Ms Lisa

Ms Crissie, Lead Teacher Crissie is a Co-Teacher in our Get Set classrooms. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood from Youngstown State University in Ohio. She also holds a BA in Geography. Since 2008, she has worked with infants through school age children. She is also a musician, and loves to write and perform. As an educator, she believes that all children deserve to be provided with a safe and nurturing environment to learn and grow. She looks forward to building positive relationships with all of the children and adults at The Goddard School, and to helping each individual child grow and thrive at school.

Ms Crissie

Ms Erin, Lead Teacher Erin received her Masters degree in Spanish from the University of Louisville. Her experience working with children includes working with infants through school age in Early Learning Programs since 2012. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, watching anime and doing crafts. Erin believes children are our brightest future and everyday should be treated as a day of growth and learning. She believes love is integral for learning and growth.

Ms Erin

Ms Christine, Lead Teacher Christine is a Co-Teacher in one of our Get Set classrooms. She graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Early Childhood. She has over 20 years of experience working with children as a lead teacher in a school setting. Chris believes in providing a safe, loving environment. She likes to provide activities that engage the whole child while striving to meet their individual needs.

Ms Christine

Ms Keri, Lead Teacher Keri is a Co-Teacher in one of our Get Set Classrooms. Keri has a Bachelor's degree in education from Freed-Hardeman University. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and cats. Keri believes every child deserves to be nurtured and taught on an individual basis. Children will learn best when they are in a safe, respecting and loving environment.

Ms Keri

Ms Chasidy, Lead Teacher Chasidy is a Co-Teacher in one of our preschool classrooms. She has a Bachelor's degree in Child Development and Family Studies from Middle Tennessee State University. She has worked in the classroom and administration in preschool settings like ours since 2013. In her spare time, Chasidy enjoys do it yourself projects and trying new foods. She believes children are creative and with guidance can become their optimum selves.

Ms Chasidy

Ms Morgan , Lead Teacher Morgan is a Co-Teacher in one of our Preschool classrooms. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ohio University. She has worked with infants through school age children in settings similar to ours since 2009. Morgan's philosophy is to let children learn through play. Allowing children to lead activities and lessons based on their interests. In her spare time, she enjoys figure skating, shopping, spending time outside, reading and trying new foods.

Ms Morgan

Ms Brooke, Lead Teacher Brooke is a Co-Teacher in one of our preschool classrooms. She has a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Elementary Education. She has been working with toddlers through school aged children since 2007. In her spare time, Brooke enjoys shopping and visiting family back in Memphis and spending time with friends. She believes early childhood education is the foundation of a child's life. What we are teaching them now will impact them for the rest of their life. Whether it is academically or life skills, they will always fall back on what they learned in preschool. I know I have to give them all I have to set them up for success in school.

Ms Brooke

Ms Stacie, Lead Teacher Stacie is a Co-Teacher in one of our preschool classrooms. She received her CDA from the Cortland, New York Child Care Council. She has worked with ages infant through 10 year olds since 1998. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and doing crafts. Stacie believes children are more excited and learn more when they can use all their senses and really get involved in what they are doing.

Ms Stacie

Ms Elaine , Lead Teacher Elaine is a Co-Teacher in our preschool program. She received her degree from the University of Illinois. She has been working with preschool age children in settings similar to ours since 2009. In her spare time, Elaine enjoys camping, hiking, trying new restaurants and doing crafts. Elaine believes in helping children develop their independence by teaching communication skills and encouraging their interests and hobbies.

Ms Elaine

Ms Sarah, Lead Teacher Sarah is a Co-Teacher in one of our Pre-K classrooms. She has a Bachelor's degree in Child Development from Harding University. Sarah has been working with young children since 2010 in home, camp and preschool settings. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys relaxing with her husband watching movies and reading. She believes that young children ought to play often. Children should be loved and encouraged to be the best they can be.

Ms Sarah

Ms Amaris, Lead Teacher Amaris is a Co-Teacher in one of our Pre-K classrooms. She has an Associates degree in Early Childhood Development from Touro College. Amaris has worked with young children ages infant through school aged children since 2007. She also has worked at a Goddard School in New Jersey before moving to Tennessee. Amaris has many hobbies. She enjoys reading, movies, decorating, cooking and going shopping as well as spending time with her family. Her teaching philosophy is simple. She believes give the best to receive the best.

Ms Amaris

Mr Brian, Lead Teacher Brian is a Co-Teacher in one of our Pre-K classrooms. He received his Elementary Education degree from Middle Tennessee State University. His experience includes working with infants through school-aged children in private preschool and public schools since 2001. In his spare time, Brian enjoys singing in his church choir, bowling, coaching basketball, reading, and watching sports. He believes that you should always give your very best, and hopes to instill that same drive in his students.

Mr Brian

Ms Glenna, Lead Teacher Glenna is a Co-Teacher in one of our preschool classrooms. She has worked with young children in home and elementary settings since 2012. Glenna loves spending time with her family and enjoys reading and traveling. She believes play based learning is most important. She hopes to give children a lifelong love of learning through everyday hands on experiences.

Ms Glenna

Ms Kelsey, Lead Teacher Kelsey is a Co-Teacher in one of our Pre-K classrooms. She has a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science. Kelsey has worked with infants through school age in church, therapeutic and Head Start settings including Administration. She enjoys being outdoors with her fiancé and dog. She likes to go hiking, caving, canoeing and picnicking. She believes every child is born with great potential to live a full and happy life with the help and guidance from the adults in their life.

Ms Kelsey

Ms Heather , Lead Teacher Heather is a Co-Teacher in one of our Pre-K classrooms. She has a degree in Early Childhood from the University of New York at Oneonta. She has been working with children ages infant through school age since 2010. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her animals and hiking. Heather believes children learn best through experience and play. She prefers child-centered activities that best allow them to ignite their interests and experiment with new information.

Ms Heather

Ms Sarah , Lead Teacher Ms. Sarah is a Co-Teacher in our oldest Pre-K5 classroom. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Child Studies from Vanderbilt University. Her experience includes working with preschool through school age children since 2015. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, cooking, gardening and and browsing McKay’s. She believes every child deserves to feel safe and loved. Children are naturally curious learners and learn through varied play-based experiences.

Ms Sarah

Mr Andy, Resource Andy is a member of our Support Faculty assisting where needed throughout the school. Andy has taken coursework at Columbia State and has worked with young children infants through school age since 2015. In his spare time, he is a huge sports fan. Andy believes in helping bring out the best in each individual child.

Mr Andy

Ms Anne, Resource Anne is a member of our Support Faculty team. She has an Associate's degree in Early Childhood. Anne has worked in the Early Childhood field with infants and toddlers since 1998. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding and card games. Anne believes that education is a partnership and I want to be a good role model for the children

Ms Anne

Ms Bernadette, Resource Bernadette is a member of our Support Faculty. She has been working with young children since 2015. She has also worked with children with special needs. In her spare time, Bernadette enjoys crafts, reading and spending time with her daughter. She believes that every child is unique and deserves to be treated as such.

Ms Bernadette

Ms Michelle , Resource Michelle is our Administrative Support Faculty. She received her degree in Early Childhood Education from Laguardia Community College in New York. She has spent over 13 years working in early childhood settings. She has been a Girl Scout Leader and member for over 35 years. Michelle believes every child can learn if given the opportunity to express themselves in a safe and nurturing environment.

Ms Michelle

Ms Pam, Resource Pam is a member of our Support Faculty. Pam completed Early Childhood Education credits at Sierra College in California for a childhood credential permit. She has over 15 years experience working with children from infancy through school age. She loves to nurture and encourage children to achieve their best potential.

Ms Pam

Ms Stephanie, Resource Stephanie is a member of our Support Faculty. Stephanie has worked with preschool age children since 2010. She operated a family child care in Mississippi before moving to the area. Stephanie believes that what is best for children is to provide a loving, fun, safe and consistent environment that is packed with activities to keep the children engaged.

Ms Stephanie

Ms Wendy, Resource Wendy is a member of our Support Faculty. She supports our youngest infant classroom. Wendy recently moved to the Nashville area from Florida. She has many years experience working with young children and as a gymnastics coach. Outside of school, Wendy is a vocalist, songwriter and worship leader and enjoys health and fitness. She believes that no matter the age, treat others as you would like to be treated. Love, kindness and respect are keys to joy and peace.

Ms Wendy

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