Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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 18 years. Our sons Cooper and Jackson attend Kenrose Elementary and Woodland Middle Schools in Williamson County.

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 Kristin, Lead Teacher Ms. Kristin has over 3 years towards her Bachelors Degree in Art Education, and is working on her CDA accreditation.

Ms. Kristin is now the Lead Teacher of the Infant Baby Chicks room! She is a parent herself and both children of her children are students of our school!

Ms. Kristin has worked with children for almost 10 years. We are happy to have her as the new Leader of the Infant classroom!

Ms Kristin

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 to Lead the First Steps Penguin classrom. She has 12 years of experience in Early Childhood working in Montessori, learning and development schools.

Ms Jennifer

Ms Kathryn, Lead Teacher Ms. Kathryn is currently pursuing her dual degree at Western Governor's University for a BA in Special Education and Interdisciplinary Studies (K-8).

Ms. Kathryn has been a lead teacher in various preschools in Franklin over the past 8 years, and we are proud to have her as the Lead Teacher of our young Two Peacock Classroom!

As a Mother of three young boys, she has a heart for helping children learn and grow as they explore life.

Ms Kathryn

Ms Allison, Lead Teacher Ms. Allison earned her Associates Degree of Teaching from Columbia State University. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Early Childhood Development and Family Studies at Middle TN State University.

Ms. Allison brings 4 years of teaching experience as the Lead Teacher of our Get Set Toddler Hawks classroom! We are so Happy to have her as part of our Goddard family!

Ms Allison

Ms Aimee , Lead Teacher Ms. Aimee is currently working towards her CDA accreditation.

Ms. Aimee is originally from Cedar Falls IA and moved to the Nashville area 4 years ago. She absolutely loves it here!

Ms. Aimee has teaching experience in infant, toddler, preschool and pre-k classrooms. She started her teaching career in 2006 and is the Lead Teacher of our Preschool Cardinal classroom!

Ms Aimee

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 Jessica, Lead Teacher We are so happy to have Jessica as part of our Goddard Family!

Ms. Jessica is originally from Memphis TN. She has been working with children for the past 5 years. She loves hiking, reading and spending her free time outside.

Ms. Jessica is the Co-Teacher of the toddler Parrot classroom.

Ms Jessica

Ms Victoria, Lead Teacher Ms. Vicki has her CDA with two years of Early Education from Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania.

We are so happy to have Ms. Vicki join our Toucan Classroom! She brings 5 years experience from The Goddard School in Chalfont, PA.

Ms. Vicki promises not only to promote but celebrate exploration, experimentation, community, and the sharing of cultures and ideas in the Pre-K classroom.

Ms. Vicki likes painting, pottery, working with rescue animals and is working on her own children's book!

Ms Victoria

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 Sally , Assistant Teacher Ms. Sally Patterson attended Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Ms.

Ms. Sally recently moved from Little Rock, AR to be closer to family. She brings 3 years experience of working with young children.

Ms. Sally enjoys watching movies, swimming and cooking with her husband and 13 year old son.

Ms. Sally is a wonderful addition to the Infant baby chicks classroom!

Ms Sally

Taisha, Assistant Teacher Ms. Taisha has a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology from Middle Tennessee University. She is a Murfreesboro native with over 4 years experience in an early childhood setting. Ms. Taisha is currently working on a Master's Degree in Developmental Psychology. Ms.Taisha is a great addition to our young toddler Penguin Classroom.


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

We welcome Ms. Jaimee to the Pre-Toddler Parrot classroom! Ms. Jaimee is from Mt. Pleasant TN and brings 3 years of Early Childhood experience to the Parrots!

Ms Jaimee

Ms Kasey , Assistant Teacher Miss Kasey joins our team with over 6 years experience in a childcare setting and a Bachelor's degree in Clinical Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Kasey is working on her master's degree at Trevecca Nazarene University. She is a wonderful addition to our Goddard Peacock classroom!

Ms Kasey

Ms Lindsey, Assistant Teacher Ms. Lindsey earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Florida in Sociology.

We are so happy to have Ms. Lindsey as part of the Goddard team! Lindsey has over 10 years of working with children. Ms. Lindsey is in the Get Set Hawks classroom.

Ms Lindsey

Ms Lisa, Assistant Teacher Ms. Lisa is an Assistant to Ms. Amy in our Preschool Cardinals classroom.

Ms. Lisa brings over 6 years of Childhood caregiver experience to our school! We are happy to have her as part of our Goddard family!

Ms  Lisa

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 Ashlyn, Assistant Teacher Ms. Ashlyn is currently pursuing her CDA certification Columbia State University.

Ms. Ashlyn is from Spring Hill TN and brings 4 years experience in childcare to our Goddard Pre-Kindergarten Toucan classroom.

Ms Ashlyn

Ms Kirbye, Assistant Teacher Ms. Kirbye is our new Co-Teacher of the Eagles Classroom!
Ms. Kirbye brings experience to our school as both a private Nanny, and as a Sunday School Teacher at her Church.

Ms. Kirbye also worked for several years as an Office Manager of a popular Pet Hospital in the area.

Ms Kirbye

Ms Amber, Resource Miss Amber is from Westfield Indiana. She joins our team with over three years experience in early childhood and 2 years at Ball State University for Elementary Education. She welcome Miss Amber to join our team as a specialist.

Ms Amber

Ms Sherry , Resource Ms. Sherry has two more classes to finish her Associates degree in ECED, and is working towards her Bachelor's degree.

We are so happy to have Ms. Sherry as part of our team! She has over 20 years experience in Early Childhood, and will be working in multiple positions for us!

Ms. Sherry is a mother of her own and enjoys spending time with her four children.

Ms Sherry

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