December 8, 2022

Matt Speranza 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 Matt Speranza to the Goddard Systems Advisory Council. Speranza, a Mars, Pa., resident, is the owner of 9 Goddard Schools in Pennsylvania and Ohio—The Goddard School of Horsham, The Goddard School of North Huntingdon, The Goddard School of Spring House, The Goddard School of Cranberry Township, The Goddard School of Pittsburgh (Downtown), The Goddard School of Moon Township, The Goddard School of Wexford, The Goddard School of Chagrin Falls and The Goddard School of Broadview Heights—with several more 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 honored to join the Goddard Systems Advisory Council and serve as a leader and voice for our franchisee community,” said Speranza. “The future of Goddard has never been brighter and I look forward to helping navigate our path forward with an unwavering focus on providing high-quality care and education for families in Pennsylvania, Ohio and communities 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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