December 8, 2022

Brooks Coatney Appointed to the Goddard Systems Advisory Council

Franchisee council provides insights and perspectives to support and strengthen The Goddard School franchise system

Goddard Systems, LLC, manager of The Goddard School franchise system, today announced the appointment of Brooks Coatney to the Goddard Systems Advisory Council. Coatney is the owner of three Goddard Schools in Arkansas—The Goddard School of Fayetteville, The Goddard School of Jonesboro and The Goddard School of Little Rock—with two additional schools in development.

Established in May 2021, the Goddard Systems Advisory Council includes 12 Goddard School franchisees representing four regions and 600 Goddard Schools from across the country. The council provides valuable advice, insights and perspectives to further The Goddard School’s long-standing position as the nation’s leading premier early childhood education provider. The council’s franchisee members reflect the system’s diversity of skills and experience, tenure, operating performance and geography.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to represent our franchisee community on the Goddard Systems Advisory Council,” said Coatney. “I am excited to help our system grow and evolve while maintaining our commitment to providing high-quality care and education for families in Arkansas and across the country.”

In addition to the 12 franchisees, three senior Goddard Systems executives serve on the council: Dennis Maple, chairman and CEO; Jacqueline Burls, senior vice president and chief school support services officer and Tim Dwyer, senior vice president and chief financial officer.

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