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

Mr Mark, Owner I earned my Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Lipscomb University in Nashville TN.

My wife Tammy and I have lived and worked in the Franklin community for the past 20 years. We have two sons, Jackson and Cooper. Jackson is at Father Ryan High School and Cooper is at Woodland Middle School.

We chose to be part of The Goddard School because it is simply the best option for the overall development of your child. We have spent a lot of time investigating Early Childhood Development Schools. We came away most impressed with the option of the Goddard School and are happy to be a part of their family!

We are humbled by the opportunity to make a positive difference in the life of your most prized possessions!

Mr Mark

Ms Tonya, Director Ms. Tonya earned her Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential at Nashville State Community College.

We are so happy to have Ms. Tonya as our Goddard Berry Farms Director!

Ms. Tonya brings over 17 years Early Childhood Leadership experience as a Director, Staff Trainer, and Health Safety Coordinator. Overall Ms. Tonya has been part of Early Childhood education for over 25 years.

Ms Tonya

Ms Kathy , Assistant Director Ms. Kathy had her Child Development Associate credential from Ellis University.

We are so happy to have Ms. Kathy as our first Asst. Director the Goddard School Berry Farms!

Kathy has over 15 years experience in Early Childhood including 10 years of Director/Asst. Director experience.
Tonya and I are excited to have her on board!

Ms Kathy

Ms Margaret , Lead Teacher Ms. Margaret is a graduate of the Nashville Technology School in Nashville, TN.

Ms. Margaret was born and raised in Williamson County and currently lives in College Grove, TN. She is a devoted wife of 26 years and has 3 children.

Ms. Margaret loves working in the Infant Chicks classroom!

Ms Margaret

Ms Andrea, Lead Teacher Ms. Andrea is the Lead Teacher of our First Steps Penguin classroom.

Ms. Andrea brings years of experience working as an in house nursing care for infants. We as happy to have her running our young one's classroom!

Ms Andrea

Ms Mary Ellen, Lead Teacher Ms. Mary Ellen received her degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Elementary Education.

Ms. Mary Ellen brings over 25 years of working with children to our Parrot Young Toddler classroom! She enjoys spending time with family, reading, watching movies and going on walks with her dog.

Ms Mary Ellen

Ms Jaimee, Lead Teacher Ms. Jaimee received an Associate of Arts from Martin Methodist College.

We welcome Ms. Jaimee to the Toddler Peacock classroom! Ms. Jaimee is from Mt. Pleasant TN and brings 3 years of Early Childhood experience to the Peacocks. We are so lucky to have her!

Ms Jaimee

Ms Jennifer, Lead Teacher Ms. Jennifer received her Bachelor's Degree from Moody Bible Institute in Children's Ministry.

Ms. Jennifer recently relocated to us from Dalton GA and runs out Get Set Hawk Classroom. She has 12 years of experience in Early Childhood working in Montessori, learning and development schools.

Ms Jennifer

Ms Crissy , Lead Teacher Ms. Crissy received her CDA from Ellis University.

Ms. Crissy has 21 years of childcare experience with all age groups. She has two children of her own.

We are looking forward to have her as the Lead Teacher of our Preschool Owl Classroom!

Ms Crissy

Ms Michelle, Lead Teacher Michelle received her Bachelors Degree in Human Development with a minor in Psychology from Lee University in Cleveland, TN.

We are so happy to have Michelle Ivey as the Lead Teacher of our Goddard Pre-K Eagles classroom! Ms. Michelle brings 8 years of childhood experience to our school. She is a cornerstone of our Berry Farms school!

Ms. Michelle's goal is to provide a loving and uplifting foundation for our Eagles so that they can soar!

Ms Michelle

Ms Hailey, Assistant Teacher Ms. Hailey earned her bachelor's degree in behavioral and health services from MTSU. Ms. Hailey has over 14 years of experience working with young children.

Ms. Hailey grew up in the Nashville area and graduated from Donelson Christian Academy. She has a very large family with over 15 nieces and nephews!

Ms Hailey

Kelsey, Assistant Teacher We welcome Ms. Kelsey to the Toddler Peacock classroom as an Assistant Teacher.
Ms. Kelsey brings 10 years of customer relations experience to us. She was born in California and raised in Tennessee.


Ms Tabatha, Assistant Teacher We are happy to have Ms. Tabitha join our team as a Teacher in the Get Set Hawks classroom. She brings experience as both a Substitute Teacher in a childcare setting as well as in home babysitting.

She is currently in pursuit of an Early Education degree and wants to someday work with special needs children with sign language.

Ms. Tabitha enjoys singing and painting.

Ms Tabatha

Ms Julie, Assistant Teacher Ms. Julie has an Associates Degree in Accounting from Acadiana Technical College in Lafayette, LA. Ms. Julie also attended the University of LA with course study in Education.

Ms. Julie will be working in various classrooms as a Specialist Teacher. She has several years of Early Childhood experience and loves to read, scrapbook, and spend time with family.

Ms Julie

Ms Carol , Assistant Teacher Ms. Carol joins the Preschool Owls classroom as an Assistant Teacher.

Ms. Carol brings over 10 years experience of working with children as a nanny and specials needs Teacher to our Preschool Owls classroom. Carol also enjoys travel, movies and is an accomplished singer!

Ms Carol

Heather, Assistant Teacher Heather graduated from Belmont University in 2017 with a business degree and is currently studying Early Childhood Education at Trevecca University.

Heather has over 10 years of experience with children babysitting and nannying. She grew up in Northern Illinois and loves road tripping to go to Cubs games with her husband.


Jamie, Assistant Teacher Ms. Jamie grew up in Chapel Hill and still lives there.

Ms. Jamie has been watching children excel as an early education teacher for over 10 years. She has three boys, Jordan, Jase, and Eli, and is involved in her church and spending time with family.


Ms Ragan, Resource Ms. Ragan earned an Associates Degree from Tyler Jr. College.

Ms. Ragan grew up in middle TN and brings several years of experience caring for children to our school. She enjoys the outdoors, reading, art, and music.

Ms Ragan

Ms Sharon, Resource Sharon brings several years of care giving experience to our Goddard support team!
She is originally from Houston TX and moved to Tennessee while in her 20's. Sharon loves ancestry, reading, and spending time with her family.

Ms Sharon

Ms Taylor, Resource Ms. Taylor earned her Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science in 2016. She is currently working on another degree in Respiratory Therapy.

Ms. Taylor was born in Franklin TN and has 7 years experience of working with children. We are so happy to have her back!

Ms Taylor

Ms Xueru, Resource Ms. Monica (Xueru) is bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese. She graduated with a Bachelors of Art in English Language & Literature from Yunnan Normal University China.

Ms. Monica has experience in various professions dealing with multi-cultural enterprises and has strong desire to embrace her passion of teaching young kids.

She likes spending time with her family, riding horses, reading books, watching movies, camping, hiking and traveling.

Ms Xueru

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