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 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 Ashlyn, Lead 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 Infant Chicks classroom.

Ms Ashlyn

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 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 Kasey , Lead 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 Toddler Peacock classroom!

Ms Kasey

Ms Lindsey, Lead 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 Taylor, Lead Teacher Miss Taylor is a graduate from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelors degree in Exercise Science.

Miss Taylor joins us with over 2 years experience working in an early childhood setting. Ms. Taylor is a Lead Teacher of the Get Set Hawks classroom.

Ms Taylor

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 Anna, Lead Teacher Ms. Anna received her Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern College in Orange City, IA.

We welcome Ms. Anna VanZee to our Pre-K Toucan Classroom! Ms. Anna brings over 10 years of child experience from MN Head Start and as a residential treatment counselor.


Ms. Anna loves puzzles, kayaking and going on adventures with her husband and two dogs.

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 Victoria, Lead Teacher Ms. Paige is a recent graduate of the University of TN Martin with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

We welcome Ms. Paige to our Pre-K Toucan classroom. Ms. Paige has experience with Infant through school age students since 2014. Paige is recently married and loves to read and bake in her free time.

Ms Victoria

Ms Erica, Assistant Teacher Ms. Erica currently attends MTSU with plans to graduate with a BS. in Psychology in spring 2019.

We welcome Ms. Erica Selman to the Infant Chicks classroom!
Ms. Erica has over 5 years of experience working with children at TC Thompson Children's Hospital in Chattanooga TN.

Ms. Eric enjoys spending time with her pets and being outdoors.

Ms Erica

Ms 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 Taisha

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 Feron, Assistant Teacher Ms. Feron brings her unique style and "sparkling personality" to the Preschool Cardinals classroom!

Ms. Feron has been working with young children professionally for the past three years. She believes that the classroom should be a vibrant, nurturing and judgement free place for children to learn.
Outside of work Feron plays in a band called Roam Zoetta.

Ms Feron

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

Ms Victoria, Assistant 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 Amber, Resource Miss Amber is from Westfield Indiana. Ms. Amber has over three years experience in early childhood and 2 years at Ball State University for Elementary Education. We welcome Miss Amber as a specialist support group.

Ms Amber

Ms Bella, Resource Ms. Bella is currently attending Lipscomb University with a major of Nursing and a minor of Psychology.

We welcome Ms. Bella to our school as a Specialist Teacher. Bella's son Avery is in the Parrot young toddler classroom. Ms. Bella enjoys baking reading and hiking in her free time.

Ms Hanan, Resource Ms. Hanan brings experience as a mother and as a military veteran to our school support staff as a Specialist Teacher.
We are happy to have her and her son Adam as part of our school!

Ms Hanan

Ms Kimberly , Resource Ms. Kim has her Bachelor's of Art from Mercy College in New York.

Ms. Kim brings 10 years of experience working with children to our support staff. In her spare time, Ms. Kim likes to watch movies, snowboarding, and swimming.

Ms Kimberly

Ms Taylor, Resource Ms. Taylor is currently a student at Nossi College of Art and will be finishing her degree within the next year.

Ms. Taylor joins our support staff as a specialist. She has several years experience with infants and toddlers through other schools and church activities. She loves reading, travel, cooking and music.

Ms Taylor

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