Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Mr Anthony, Owner Mr. Anthony is the father of three beautiful daughters and is a resident of Rivervale, NJ. His girls are his inspiration and are ultimately the reason he decided to open the Goddard School here in Norwood, NJ. His goal was to be able to provide a school where children can be safe, have fun and develop a lifelong love of learning. You can often see Mr. Anthony in the mornings greeting every child and parent that walks through our door. Many of the children like to end their day by giving him a “high-five.” Mr. Anthony is CPR and First Aid certified.

Mr Anthony

Ms Ada, Director Ms. Ada has been the Executive Director of The Goddard School of Norwood since it’s opening in January 2005. She is the mother to three beautiful daughters which are her inspiration for operating the best preschool in Bergen County, NJ. Ms. Ada attended both Harper College and Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and has been completing ongoing training in Early Childhood Education on a yearly basis. She believes that one of the most important things she can do in her school is set a good example for her students and teachers alike. Ms. Ada has a genuine passion for working at The Goddard School of Norwood.

Ms Ada

Ms Caroline , Director Ms. Caroline joined The Goddard School in February 2014. She has been working in Early Learning Centers in Arizona and New Jersey since 2004. Ms. Caroline discovered her passion for working with children in High School. While she attended Bergen Community College, she studied Early Childhood Education. She also studied Business Administration at Berkeley College. Ms. Caroline has also completed The Goddard School Director Development Program. She has also attended various other workshops and continuing education courses provided by Goddard Systems Inc. and Professional Impact NJ. In her free-time, Ms. Caroline likes to play with her puppy, spend time with her family and friends, and redecorate her New Milford, NJ home. She is CPR and First Aid Certified.

Ms Caroline

Ms Nicole, Director Ms. Nicole has been a part of The Goddard School since April of 2007 with 16 years of experience in Early Childhood from Infants through Junior Kindergarten age children. She currently has a CDA in Pre-School and Junior Kindergarten and is CPR and First Aid Certified. Ms. Nicole is a mother to her 2 beautiful daughters and her amazing son who resides in Dumont, NJ. While working with us, Ms. Nicole has spent her time as a teacher, Curricular Coordinator and is now our Assistant Director, which she is very excited to continue spending her time within the classrooms to work alongside our teachers and students. Ms. Nicole’s goal is to give a helping hand and to guide children positively throughout their time in our care, socially, emotionally and academically.

Ms Nicole

Ms Eunice, Lead Teacher Ms. Eunice has been working at The Goddard School since 2013. She has a B.S. in Fashion Design from Syracuse University. Ms. Eunice also taught Sunday school for 6 years prior to joining the Goddard Family. She loves spending time with her family and three children.- in her Old Tappan, NJ home. Ms. Eunice is an outstanding infant room teacher and loves caring for children. She is CPR and First Aid Certified.

Ms Eunice

Ms Robin, Lead Teacher Ms. Robin joined our Goddard family in 2006. She began her career has an Infant and Childcare Technician at Englewood Hospital in New Jersey. Ms. Robin has a special place in her heart for all of the students at our school because she was their first teacher. She is also a great resource for first time parents and loves to help them navigate their new journey of parenthood! She is CPR and First Aid certified and has raised two children of her own in her Norwood, NJ home.

Ms Robin

Ms Kristen, Lead Teacher Ms. Kristen has been a part of the Goddard family for many years. She studied at William Paterson where she majored in Fine Arts and a concentration in Photography. She has been our resident photographer for many of our school events. Ms. Kristen's creative nature shines throughout the walls of our school with the crafty decorations she designs for each season. Ms. Kristen is a natural caregiver due to being one of the eldest of 25 grandchildren from her grandparents in Cresskill, NJ! In her free time, she likes to go to concerts, read lots of books, and spend time watching television in her Norwood, NJ home! She is CPR and First Aid Certified.

Ms Kristen

Ms Kimberly, Lead Teacher Ms. Kimberly became a member of the Goddard Family in February 2018. She is currently studying Child Development at Dominican College. Prior to becoming a member of our team, Ms. Kimberly worked as Floating Assistant in an Early Learning Center. She loves working with children of all ages! Her strengths as an educator include her understanding of individuality and giving each child the tools they need to succeed while instilling a lifelong love of learning. Ms. Kimberly loves working with children and feels as though it’s not “work” at all!

Ms Kimberly

Ms Stella, Lead Teacher Ms. Stella has been a part of the Goddard family since June of 2008. She has many years of experience working with children. She has a great passion for her students and has achieved her Child Develop Associate Credential with a specialty in Infants and Toddlers. Ms. Stella’s class is always full of singing, laughter, and happy children! In her spare time, she likes to scrapbook, redecorate her Dumont home, and go shopping. She is also CPR and First-Aid certified.

Ms Stella

Ms Kati, Lead Teacher Ms. Kati joined our Goddard family in 2010. She enjoys working with children of all ages, especially our Get Set class! Ms. Kati attended St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkhill, NY and studied Liberal Arts at Bergen Community College. Ms. Kati has great passion for teaching and is currently finishing her CDA in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Kati loves to shop, get her nails done, and hang out with her friends. Kati is a resident of Emerson. She is also CPR and First-Aid certified.

Ms Kati

Ms Maria, Lead Teacher Ms. Maria began working at The Goddard School in September 2011. Ms. Maria studied Education at William Patterson University. She taught and choreographed dance for over 14 years to children and adults. Ms. Maria has worked with infants and toddlers for over a decade. Her goal is to “learn something new every day” and shares this idea within the classroom and with her twin daughters. In Ms. Maria’s spare time, you will find her enjoying the outdoors with her family or inside changing the paint color in her Valley Cottage, NY house… again! Ms. Maria is also CPR and First-Aid certified.

Ms Maria

Ms Holly, Lead Teacher Ms. Holly has been a member of the Goddard family since 2008. She loves working with children and having a positive influence in their lives. Ms. Holly studied Social Science and earned her Associates Degree from Bergen Community College. She is continuing her education and currently studying at Ramapo College, in Ramapo, NJ. Ms. Holly has a passion for teaching children and helping to make a difference in our future generation. Ms. Holly is a longtime Norwood, NJ resident. In her spare time she likes walking, reading, and going to the movies. She is CPR and First Aid Certified.

Ms Holly

Ms Filipina, Assistant Teacher Ms. Filipina became a member of our Goddard Family in February of 2017. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Commerce from Roosevelt College. She also studied Special Education. Ms. Fina joined our team with many years of experience working in different preschools. She also worked as a Special Education Teacher while in the Philippines. Ms. Fina believes that children learn best through positive experiences that give them opportunities to learn and grow! You can always find Ms. Fina engaging with a group on the floor playing or reading a story! She is also CPR & First Aid Certified.

Ms Filipina

Ms Nicole, Assistant Teacher Ms. Nicole became a member of the Goddard staff in May 2018. She is a graduate of Riverdell High School and also attended Parisian Beauty Academy. Before joining our staff, Ms. Nicole held a position as an Assistant Teacher in a preschool classroom. Ms. Nicole has a passion for working with children and especially loves being a part of our First Steps classroom. You can always find her with a smile on her face as she greets her students for the day! Aside from working with children, Ms. Nicole has a passion for photography.

Ms Nicole

Ms July, Assistant Teacher Ms. July became an Assistant Teacher at The Goddard School of Norwood in March 2017. She currently studies at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ. A graduate of Bergenfield High School, Ms. July loves working with children of all ages. She joins our team with experience working with small children in group and one on one settings. Ms. July believes that children learn best through fun. In her opinion, the most important thing a teacher can do is have patience’s and listen to the children they care for. Ms. July is a patient, energetic, and overall happy teacher. Her method of teaching fits right within the philosophy of The Goddard School!

Ms July

Ms Sabrina, Assistant Teacher Ms. Sabrina became a member of the Goddard family in October 2018. Ms. Sabrina previously worked as a private caregiver for 9 year before joining our staff. She has experience working with children of all ages. She is a graduate of Nanuet Senior High School and also attends Rockland Community college. Ms. Sabrina believes that the most important thing a teacher can do is understand the needs and wants of each student and to make them feel important and cared for. She feels that with the right guidance, her students will achieve success! Ms. Sabrina has a warm and sweet personality and loves working with our Toddlers! She is also CPR & First Aid Certified.

Ms Sabrina

Ms Allana, Assistant Teacher Ms. Allana joined the Goddard family in September 2018. Ms. Allana has worked in the Early Childhood Education Field since 2005 and she joins our team with many years of experience working with children of all ages. Prior to joining our staff, Ms. Allana studied business at the University of the West Indies. She is currently working to obtain her Child Development Associates Certificate with a concentration in Toddler Care. You will often find Ms. Allana with a smile on her face, while she sings a sweet song to the toddlers in her care. Ms. Allana believes that the most important thing a teacher can do is to motivate their students and acknowledge them for the smart and unique individuals that they are. Ms. Allana is also CPR & First Aid Certified.

Ms Allana

Ms Kerry, Assistant Teacher Ms. Kerry has been a member of the Goddard family since October 2014. Her love for children comes from being 1 of 5 children. Ms. Kerry always loved helping her family take care of her younger siblings in their Cresskill, NJ home. Ms. Kerry is currently studying Early Childhood Education at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ. She loves working with our youngest learners to our junior kindergartners! In her spare time, she loves spending time with family and friends, as well as sitting back with a good book! She is CPR and First Aid Certified.

Ms Kerry

Ms Paige , Assistant Teacher Ms. Paige joined the Goddard Team in June of 2016. She currently attends Bergen Community College where she is studying Psychology & Child Development. Before joining our staff, Ms. Paige studied Early Childhood Education at The College of New Jersey and worked as a babysitter. Ms. Paige is very sweet by nature and loves to play games with the children in her care. She feels as though children learn best through a great teacher and a generally eager to learn. Her positive attitude makes her a great asset to our school.

Ms Paige

Ms Elizabeth, Assistant Teacher Ms. Elizabeth joined The Goddard School in 2012 as an assistant teacher in the Get Set classroom. Ms. Elizabeth has been working with children since she was 17 years old. She has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Bergen Community College, in Paramus, NJ. In her spare time, Ms. Elizabeth loves to go out with her friends to see the latest movies, go out to dinner and enjoy time with her friends and family. She is a Westwood, NJ resident and is CPR and First-aid certified.

Ms Elizabeth

Ms Lisa , Assistant Teacher Ms. Lisa joined the Goddard family in September 2012. She is a graduate of Northern Valley Old Tappan High School and also recently obtained her BA from Dominican College. While she attended college, Ms. Lisa studied Early Childhood Education. Ms. Lisa is an asset to the Goddard Family because she loves to assist in every classroom in the school! From Infants to Junior Kindergarten, you can always find Ms. Lisa engaged with her students. In her spare time, Ms. Lisa likes to exercise, hang out with friends, and relax. She is also CPR and First Aid certified.

Ms Lisa

Ms Stephanie, Assistant Teacher Ms. Stephanie became a member of the Goddard Team in August 2017. She currently attends Bergen Community College and is learning more about the Early Childhood Education field by completing continuing education courses provided by Goddard Systems Inc. Ms. Stephanie is bilingual and loves teaching our Preschoolers new words in Spanish! She feels that it is important for children to receive positive praise and attention, open-communication, and a lot of love. That’s why you can often find her hands-on and engaged with the children in her care. She is CPR and First Aid Certified.

Ms Stephanie

Ms Annie, Assistant Teacher Ms. Annie is a new member of our Goddard Family and joined our staff in February 2019. She currently attends Montclair State University where she is studying Family Science and Human Development. Ms. Annie has a passion for working in Early Childhood Education and is eager to get more experience while working in our Preschool 1 classroom. Ms. Annie is very creative and loves bringing new ideas to the classroom. She is interested in applying her Early Childhood studies to her everyday experiences at The Goddard School.

Ms Annie

Ms Kiara, Assistant Teacher Ms. Kiara became a member of the Goddard staff in October 2018. Before joining our staff, Ms. Kiara studied psychology at the University at Albany. She joined our school with experience working at an afternoon school program as well as a family nanny. Ms. Kiara feels that one of the most important things a teacher can do is create a safe and fun learning environment. She believes that her students are our future. Ms. Kiara loves creating hands on activities that gets her students wheels turning while also having smiles on their faces! Ms. Kiara is CPR & First Aid Certified.

Ms Kiara

Ms Kailey, Assistant Teacher Ms. Kailey joined The Goddard School in December 2017. She studied Early Childhood Education at Montclair State University. Ms. Kailey joined our staff with years of experience working with young children. Ms. Kailey believes in giving children choices and guiding them while they learn through play. She feels that one of the most important things a teacher can do is to make children feel happy and comfortable. One of Ms. Kailey’s strong suits as a teacher is her open and outgoing personality. She loves to play with children at their level while making sure to teach them something new!

Ms Kailey

Ms Aranxa , Assistant Teacher Ms. Aranxa joined the Goddard team in November 2018. She currently studies Early Childhood Development at Rockland Community College in Suffern, NY. Prior to joining our team, Ms. Aranxa discovered her passion for working with children when deciding on her college major. She is a patient, understanding, and caring individual whose sweet and compassionate nature makes her a great fit for our school. She believes that all children learn differently and likes to get to know her students on a one-on-one basis to better guide their learning in her classroom. Ms. Aranxa believes the most important thing a teacher can do is care for and understand each child.

Ms Aranxa

Ms Valerie, Assistant Teacher Ms. Valerie became a member of the Goddard staff in August 2018. She is a graduate of Dumont High School and also attended Parisian Beauty Academy. Before joining our staff, Ms. Val held a position as an Assistant Teacher in a preschool classroom. Ms. Valerie loves working with children and making sure they are safe and happy while in her care. She is eager to learn more about Early Childhood Education while she works as an Assistant Teacher in our Junior Kindergarten classroom. Ms. Valerie has a bubbly personality and always has her students laughing! Ms. Valerie is CPR & First Aid certified.

Ms Valerie

Ms Valerie, Assistant Teacher Ms. Valerie became a member of the Goddard staff in August 2018. She is a graduate of Dumont High School and also attended Parisian Beauty Academy. Before joining our staff, Ms. Nicole held a position as an Assistant Teacher in a preschool classroom. Ms. Valerie loves working with children and making sure they are safe and happy while in her care. She is eager to learn more about Early Childhood Education while she works as an Assistant Teacher in our Junior Kindergarten classroom. Ms. Valerie has a bubbly personality and always has her students laughing! Ms. Valerie is CPR & First Aid certified.

Ms Valerie

Ms Alexa, Assistant Teacher Ms. Alexa joined The Goddard School in July 2017. She is currently a student at Pascack Valley High School and will be studying at Ramapo College of NJ in Mahwah, NJ when she graduates. Before joining our staff, Ms. Alexa worked in a Preschool Setting as well as an Elementary school in her Work-Study Program. Ms. Alexa’s future plans include working with young children while studying Early Childhood Education. She has a passion for dance and also spends her free-time volunteering at a local dance studio. Ms. Alexa is also CPR & First Aid Certified.

Ms Alexa

Ms Breanna, Assistant Teacher Ms. Breanna became a member of The Goddard Family in April 2015. She currently attends William Patterson University in Wayne, NJ. She discovered her passion for working with children while babysitting in High School and decided to work at The Goddard School part-time until her high school graduation. Since her first day in our school, Ms. Breanna has been a model teacher. She knows how to get on the child’s level and have positive interactions with children of all ages. From Infants to Junior Kindergarten, Ms. Breanna is a teacher that all children and staff love being around. She is also CPR & First Aid Certified.

Ms Breanna

Ms Cynthia, Assistant Teacher Ms. Cynthia joined The Goddard School in May 2017. She studied Elementary Education at Ramapo College of NJ in Mahwah, NJ where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree. Before joining our staff, Ms. Cynthia worked in a public Elementary School as a Substitute Teacher. Ms. Cynthia loves teaching children new things. Her patient and calm personality makes it very easy for children to connect with her. She likes to lead every activity she does with something positive and exciting to garner children’s attention. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with friends, family, and her 4 dogs. She is also CPR & First Aid Certified.

Ms Cynthia

Ms Katie, Assistant Teacher Ms. Katie joined The Goddard School in August 2017. She is currently studying Early Childhood Education at Dominican College. Ms. Katie joined our staff with experience working in another preschool as well as studying in a Teens & Tots Program in High School. She feels that one of the most important things a teacher can do is believe in their students. Ms. Katie believes that all children are smart, creative, and eager to learn. Some of her favorite classroom activities include arts & crafts, reading stories, and playing games that engage her students and stimulate learning. Ms. Katie is CPR & First Aid Certified.

Ms Katie

Ms Katie, Assistant Teacher Ms. Katie has worked at The Goddard School Since 2009. She is a great school assistant and you can find her helping out in all of our classrooms. Ms. Katie is nurturing, loving and possesses a positive attitude. She is always smiling and her lovely personality is an asset to our team. In her free time she likes to watch TV, babysit, and spend time with family and friends. Ms. Katie is a long time resident of Norwood, NJ. Ms. Katie is also CPR and First-Aid certified.

Ms Katie

Ms Lisa, Resource Ms. Lisa joins our faculty with many years of experience working with children. Prior to joining our Goddard family in 2009, Ms. Lisa worked as a Teacher's Assistant in a Kindergarten. She was a lead teacher in our First Steps class and is now using her creative and organizational talents to enhance our school. She has her her CDA with a specialty in Infants and Toddlers. Ms. Lisa is also a mother to three wonderful boys. She is married to a wonderful chef and loves to brighten up our classrooms with her artistic skills. Ms. Lisa is a long time resident of Northvale, NJ. She is CPR and First Aid certified.

Ms Lisa

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