Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Aimee, Director Since 2017

Miss Aimee has many years of experience working with children in both administration and classroom settings. Miss Aimee holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology from Concordia University and a Masters in Education from Central Michigan University. Being part of a child's foundation is the most rewarding feeling for Miss Aimee. She is very thankful to be part of a team that is fully dedicated to the overall well being of the children and their development.

Miss Aimee continues her education through Goddard Systems University courses and is looking forward to pursing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership in the near future.

Aimee

Alison, Lead Teacher Since 2017

Miss Alison is the Lead Teacher in our Little Sprouts (First Steps) Classroom with curriculum support for the Sweet Peas (Infant) Classroom. Miss Alison has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and an Elementary Education with a Teacher of Students with Disabilities certification. Miss Alison has worked with children for more than 10 years and is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, the educational honor society.

In her spare time she enjoys snuggling and playing with her children, Lucas, Avery and Logan. Her favorite children's book is "The Very Hungry Caterpillar."

Alison

Jennifer, Lead Teacher Since 2016

Miss Jenn is the Lead Teacher in our Frogs (Get Set) Classroom. Miss Jenn has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. Miss Jenn over 10 years of experience working with young children and especially loves the Toddler age.

In her spare time she enjoys shopping and spending time with her two children. Her favorite children's book is "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" and favorite song is "Little Turtle."

Jennifer

Christina, Lead Teacher Since 2011

Miss Christina is a Co-Lead Teacher in our Caterpillar (Preschool II) Classroom. Miss Christina has an Associates Degree in Education and a Bachelors Degree in Social Services from Montclair State University. Miss Christina has worked in education for over 13 years.

On her spare time she enjoys taking pictures, doing puzzles and organizing in addition to spending time with her 3 children. Her favorite children's book is "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom."


"I enjoy listening to children's imaginative conversations in the dramatic play area! It always puts a smile on my face!"

Christina

Marie-Paule, Lead Teacher Since 2017

Miss Marie-Paule is a Co-Lead Teacher in our Caterpillars (Preschool II) Classroom. Miss Marie-Paule has a Bachelors Degree in English and holds a New Jersey Elementary Teacher certification.

On her spare time, she enjoys watching television and enjoying the outdoors with her two sons.

"I enjoy sharing books, songs and activities with the class that my own children enjoy at home!"

Marie-Paule

Laura, Lead Teacher Since 2001

Miss Laura is the Lead Teacher in the Busy Bees (Pre-Kindergarten) Classroom. Miss Laura has her Associate's Degree from Brookdale Community College in Education with a concentration in English. She has been teaching at The Goddard School in Hazlet for over 16 years.

On her spare time she enjoys crafting, concerts, cooking, watching movies, reading (loves Shakespeare) and vacationing!

"I always knew I wanted to teach, even when I was little. The innocence of the children, their minds and thought processes amaze me. I love watching the wheels in their head turn and their imagination come alive."

Laura

Alyssa , Assistant Teacher Since 2018

Miss Alyssa is a Flex Teacher who supports multiple classrooms at The Goddard School. Miss Alyssa is currently working toward a degree in Nursing at Trinitas School of Nursing. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, shopping, baking and playing with her dog, Ella!

Alyssa

Debbie, Assistant Teacher Since 2015

Miss Debbie is a Supporting Teacher in our Little Sprouts (First Steps) and Sweet Peas (Infant) classrooms. Miss Debbie has been working with children for many years in the early education environment.

On her spare time, she enjoys Zumba. Miss Debbie often brings the gift of singing and dancing into the classroom.

Debbie

Jean, Assistant Teacher Since 2016

Miss Jean is a Supporting Teacher in our Sweet Peas (Infants) Classroom. Miss Jean has been working in the field of Early Education for many years. She is a mother of three.

Miss Jean's favorite children's book is Goodnight Moon and she loves the song "You are my Sunshine."

Jean

Kaitlyn, Assistant Teacher Since 2018

Miss Kaitlyn is a Supporting Teacher in the Sweet Peas (Infant) Classroom. Miss Kaitlyn has many years of experience working within the Early Education Field.

Kaitlyn

Lorraine, Assistant Teacher Since 1999

Miss Lorraine is a Supporting Teacher in our Sweet Peas (Infant) Classroom. Miss Lorraine has been working in the Infant classroom since 1999 and has worked with children for over 20 years.

On her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with her granddaughters.

"My favorite part of the day is when we sing all our songs. It is rewarding when the babies recognize the different songs and try to do the hand movements and clap along."

Lorraine

Maria, Assistant Teacher Since 2015

Miss Maria is a Supporting Teacher in the Sweet Peas (Infant) Classroom. Miss Maria has many years of experience working within the Early Education Field.

On her spare time she enjoys going to the beach, walking and spending time with family. Her favorite children's book is "Are You My Mother?"

"Children will not remember you for the material things you provided, but for the feeling that you cherished them." (Richard L. Evans)

Maria

Joanni, Assistant Teacher Since 2017

Miss Joanni is a Supporting Teacher in our Little Sprouts (First Steps) Classroom. Miss Joanni has an Associates from Brookdale Community College. Miss Joanni has over 15 years working with children.

On her spare time she enjoys taking trips, swimming and crafting. Her favorite children's book is "Velveteen Rabbit."

"With starting a new chapter in my life with Goddard, the void from leaving nursing has been filled with happy, energetic children."

Joanni

Marissa, Assistant Teacher Since 2017

Miss Marissa is a Supporting Teacher in our Butterflies (Pre-Toddler) Classroom. Miss Marissa has worked within the Goddard Schools for over 15 years. She brings numerous years of experience working within the Early Education environment.

On her spare time she loves spending time with her family. Her favorite children's book is "All the Places you will Go."

Marissa

Ashley, Assistant Teacher Since 2017

Miss Ashley is a Flex Teacher at The Goddard School. Miss Ashley has taken courses at Brookdale Community College. Miss Ashley has numerous years experience in the Early Childhood Education field.

In her spare time she enjoys going camping with her family and spending time with her daughter, Emma. Her favorite children's book is "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle.

Maribel, Assistant Teacher Since 2016

Miss Maribel is the Lead Teacher in our Butterflies (Pre-Toddler) Classroom.

Miss Maribel has worked in the education field for over 16 years. Prior to Goddard, Miss Maribel worked in Special Services as a Paraprofessional in public education.
Miss Maribel is certified in Early Childhood Education and have passed her Praxis Test.

On her spare time, she is working out, reading and spending time with family. She is always singing, dancing and making sure our pre-toddlers are having fun while they are learning.

"I love each and every part of children's learning abilities. My passion is working with children and here at Goddard I get to do that. When I walk into Goddard I feel like I am home."

Maribel

Ashley, Assistant Teacher Since 2019

Miss Ashley is a Flex Teacher supporting in the Strawberry classroom. She has always loved children and has experience through babysitting and child development classes. Miss Ashley has wanted to be a teacher since she was a child. She is starting her Associate Degree at Brookdale Community College for early childhood education in the fall.

On her spare time she enjoys playing with her dog, spending time with friends and family, and yoga. Her favorite children’s book is Goodnight Moon.

Ashley

Kaitlin, Assistant Teacher Since 2018

Miss Kaitlin is a Flex Teacher supporting our infant and toddler programs. Miss Katie has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Rutgers University and is currently finishing up her Master's Degree in School Counseling at Monmouth University. She also continues her education and training through Goddard Systems University courses. She is a member of the American School Counselor Association as well as a member of the NJ School Counselor Association.

In her spare time she loves to spend time with her friends, family and two puppies.

Kaitlin

Lakisha , Assistant Teacher Since 2017

Miss Lakisha is the Supporting Teacher in our Frogs (Get Set) Classroom. Miss Lakisha joins us with numerous years of childcare experience.

In her spare time, she loves spending time with her son. She also enjoys crafting and learning new things to benefit herself and others. Most of all she loves giving hugs!

Lakisha

Leanne, Assistant Teacher Since 2019

Miss Leanne is the Lead Teacher in our Strawberries (Toddler) Classroom. Miss Leanne has her Bachelors degree in Science from the University of Vermont. Miss Leanne hss worked with children for over 10 years.

On her spare time she loves drinking coffee and spending time with family.

Alexandria, Assistant Teacher Since 2012

Miss Alex is a Flex Teacher supporting our Infant and Toddler programs. Miss Alex has many years of experience working with children in Early Education. Miss Alex is fluent in Spanish.

On her spare time she enjoys dancing. Her favorite children's book is "Are You My Mother," and her favorite game is Monopoly.

"My favorite thing to do do with the children is to get down on the floor and play with toys. Expanding their imaginations in such a simple, everyday activity."

Alexandria

Emily, Assistant Teacher Since 2015

Miss Emily is a Lead Teacher in the Turtles (Preschool I) Classroom. Miss Emily is currently working towards her CDA. Miss Emily was involved with the Child Development preschool program while attending Raritan High School.

On her spare time she enjoys crafting, cooking and baking. Her favorite children's song is "Willaby Wallaby Woo," and book is "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish."

Emily

Lisa, Assistant Teacher Since 2015

Miss Lisa in a Supporting Teacher in our Turtles (Preschool I) Classroom. Miss Lisa has completed the Assistant Teacher certification at Brookdale Community College. Miss Lisa has been working with preschool children for over 10 years.

On her spare time she enjoys snuggling up with her pup!

"I enjoy singing songs with children. When I see the children dancing, laughing and learning through music, it fills me with such joy!"

Lisa

Hope, Assistant Teacher Since 2019

Miss Hope is a Flex Teacher at The Goddard School. She is currently taking courses at Brookdale Community College to become an agriculture educator. Miss Hope has a vast knowledge in agriculture.

In her spare time she enjoys going fishing and working in the garden. Miss Hope’s favorite thing to do with the students is blow bubbles and identify insects.

Hope

Juliann, Assistant Teacher Since 2018

Miss Jules is a Flex Teacher supporting multiple classrooms at Goddard School. She is currently taking courses at Rutgers University. Miss Jules enjoys making learning a fun experience for all the students.

In her spare time she enjoys traveling and everything Disney.

Juliann

Olivia, Assistant Teacher Since 2019

Miss Olivia is a Flex Teacher who supports multiple classrooms at The Goddard School. She is a graduate Mater Dei Prep and enjoys helping our children learn.

Olivia

Emily , Assistant Teacher Since 2018

Miss Emily is a Supporting Teacher in the Busy Bees (Pre-Kindergarten) Classroom. Miss Emily has a Bachelor's Degree in Education and holds a Middle Level Education Certification.

On her spare time she enjoys going to the beach and playing volleyball.

Emily

Michelle, Resource Since 2017

Miss Michelle joined the Goddard Family in 2017 as an Office Assistant and continues to support daily office operations. Miss Michelle has an Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, an Associate’s Degree in General Studies, as well as holds a Human Resource Management Certification. Having two daughters of her own has provided personal experience as well as teaching within the early education classrooms.

“Not only has The Goddard School in Hazlet provided an amazing work environment, but it has also proven to be an exceptional learning experience for my youngest daughter. Watching my little one continue to grow within the classrooms has been a wonderful opportunity as well as being able to attest to the wonderful education she has been exposed too.”

Michelle

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