Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Mr Bryan, Owner Mr. Bryan was destined to be the owner of a preschool. His retail and customer service background combined with a passionate love for children made it a logical choice. Bryan has a proven track record of 20+ years successfully running small businesses. Add in his experience raising his own two daughters, and it is easy to see why Bryan's school was named "Rookie School of the Year" in its first year of business, as well as being in Goddard's Circle of Excellence each year since. Bryan resides in Upper Freehold with his family and a menagerie of animals including "Goddard" the family dog! Bryan is active in the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Upper Freehold Township Board of Education. Running The Goddard School located in Princeton is Bryan's full-time job and he is very proud of his School and its teachers.

Favorite Children's Book: "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" by Judi Barrett

Mr Bryan

Miss Danielle, Owner Miss Danielle graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. Prior to owning the Old Bridge II Goddard School, Miss Danielle worked at the Princeton location for 10 years. Starting as a Lead Preschool Teacher, then filling the role as Assistant Director and then her most recent role as Director since 2012. She is looking forward to continuing her journey as the Owner of The Goddard School in Old Bridge.

Favorite Children's Book: "The Day the Crayons Came Home" by Drew Daywalt

Miss Danielle

Miss Kristen, Director Miss Kristen began working in Early Childhood Education in 2000. Prior to becoming the Director, she held positions as Assistant Director and Lead Kindergarten Teacher. Miss Kristen graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies. Since graduating, she has held various teaching positions, working with Infants through Kindergarten in the classroom setting. Prior to joining The Goddard School, Miss Kristen excelled as the Education Coordinator for another large childcare organization where she collaborated with the administrative team to implement new programming.

Favorite Children's Book: “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein

Miss Kristen

Miss Kellie, Assistant Director Miss Kellie is the Assistant Director of The Goddard School in South Old Bridge, NJ. Miss Kellie studied Kindergarten through 8th grade Education at Kean University and received her Associates from Raritan Valley Community College for Preschool through 5th grade Education. Miss Kellie has been working with young children for many years. She began her professional career as an Assistant Teacher then moved on to teach Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten for five years. As the Assistant Director, she strives to create a safe and comfortable environment where students can learn and grow to their full potential. She guides the teachers to instill a love and eagerness to learn. As the Assistant Director at The Goddard School, Miss Kellie is available to students, faculty and parents daily. Miss Kellie assists Miss Kristen in supporting the teachers in their planning and development of classroom curriculum, programs, and management.

Favorite Children’s Book: “Love You Forever” by Shirley Langer

Miss Kellie

Miss Asfa, Lead Teacher Miss Asfa is the Lead Teacher in the Infant classroom, she has her Bachelor’s degree in Economics and her Associate’s degree in Child Development. As a mother and grandmother, Miss Asfa knew she wanted to be a teacher of young children, knowing she could help them build a strong foundation for a stable future. Miss Asfa loves children and enjoys watching them grow physically, emotionally, and cognitively. She believes that childhood is a time of enormous opportunities, a time to grow, to learn, and to have fun. As an early childhood professional, she wants to ensure a better world for those in her care.

Favorite Children’s Book: “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown

Miss Asfa

Miss Kerri, Lead Teacher Miss Kerri is the Lead Teacher in the First Steps classroom, she is a graduate of Old Bridge High School and has worked with young children in the Preschool setting for many years. As a teacher, she feels the most important thing she can do is create a safe and loving environment for children. Miss Kerri works hard each day to ensure the children are learning and growing, all while having fun at the same time.

Favorite Children’s Book: “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss

Miss Kerri

Miss Kristen, Lead Teacher Miss Kristen has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Northampton Community College. She has worked with various aged children ranging from 6 weeks to 12 years for the last 15 years. Miss Kristen's favorite part of teaching is when she sees children enjoying their learning experience and watching them grow and learn throughout their time with her.

Favorite Children's Book: "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" by Eric Carle

Miss Kristen

Miss Alissa, Lead Teacher Miss Alissa is the Lead Teacher in our Get Set classroom. She has taken credits in Child Development while attending Middlesex County Community College and is a graduate of Spotswood High School. For the past 19 years Miss Alissa has worked in various childcare settings including raising her son Jase as a stay-at-home mom. Miss Alissa’s goal as a teacher is to create a fun, loving, and happy environment for all her students.

Favorite Children’s Book: “Don’t Push the Button” by Bill Cotter

Miss Alissa

Miss Lisa, Lead Teacher Miss Lisa is the Lead Teacher in the Preschool 1 classroom. She is currently pursuing her Child Development Associates Degree and truly loves working with young children. As a teacher, Miss Lisa feels it is her job to determine how each child learns best and support their individual learning styles. Miss Lisa also strives to provide a fun, positive, and caring learning environment that will encourage students and provide the support to help them develop a love of learning.

Favorite Children’s Book: “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss

Miss Lisa

Miss Kim, Lead Teacher Miss Kim is the Lead Teacher in the Preschool 2 classroom. She is a graduate of Old Bridge High School and completed two years of study at Broward County Community College in Florida. Miss Kim has also earned her Child Development Associates Degree. Kim has been working in early childhood education for many years. In Florida, Kim was an Assistant Teacher in an early learning center and continued in the field after moving to New Jersey. Miss Kim believes that every child is special in their own way. She is very patient and positive with children because she recognizes the powerful influence teachers have on children.

Favorite Children’s Book: “Pinkalicious” by Victoria Kann

Miss Kim

Miss Vanessa, Lead Teacher Miss Vanessa is the Lead Teacher in our Pre-Kindergarten 1 classroom and has worked as an Assistant Teacher in the Pre-K, Preschool, and Kindergarten classrooms. Prior to joining The Goddard School, Miss Vanessa worked with young children as a Teacher’s Aid at the East Brunswick Jewish Center. She grew up in a bi-lingual household and is fluent in Spanish. As a bi-lingual teacher and loves working with young children and helping them grow both socially and academically. Her teaching philosophy is to always treat children with kindness and encourage them to participate.

Favorite Children’s Book: “Love You Forever” by Shirley Langer

Miss Vanessa

Miss Christy, Assistant Teacher Miss Christy is the Assistant Teacher in our Infant classroom, she lives in Monroe and has worked with various age groups of children. She believes that the most important thing a teacher can do is be a great role model and guide and help children grow and learn in a positive way. She likes to teach in a fun and entertaining way and always try new things to keep the children interested in the activities. Miss Christy feels that making learning fun is the best approach.

Favorite Children’s Book: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Ronald Dahl

Miss Christy

Miss Sassy, Assistant Teacher Miss Sassy is an Assistant Teacher in our Get Set classroom. She was born in Egypt and moved to the U.S.A. when she was 17 years old. She has been working in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 20 years and feels that as a teacher, it is her responsibility to lay the foundation for learning. Miss Sassy teaches from the heart and always creates an environment that is both safe and fun. Her hopes are that every child leaves her classroom with confidence and joyful memories of their time at school.

Favorite Children’s Book: “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle

Miss Sassy

Miss Stacey, Assistant Teacher Miss Stacey is an Assistant Teacher in our Toddler program, she attended the Fashion Institute of Technology and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in marketing. Miss Stacey strives to create a memorable experience for all the children in our school and looks forward to watching the children grow and learn.

Favorite Children's Book: "Chocolatina" by Denise Brunkus

Miss Stacey

Miss Haley, Resource Miss Haley has been working at The Goddard School for several years, assisting with every age group throughout the school. Miss Haley is a graduate of South River High School and attends Rutgers University where she is studying Early Childhood Education. She believes that every child should be given the opportunity to succeed and that their accomplishments should always be acknowledged.

Favorite Children’s Book: “Pretzel the Dog” by Margret & H.A. Rey

Miss Haley

Miss Julianne, Resource Miss Jules is a Cardinal McCarrick High School graduate and graduated from Middlesex Community College in 2012 with an Education Practitioner Degree. Miss Jules works with all age groups. She has been a substitute in the public school system for a few years. In Miss Jules’ free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Favorite Children’s Book: “Corduroy” by Don Freeman

Miss Julianne

Miss Sally, Resource Miss Sally is our Program and Curriculum Coordinator, she has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Kean University and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Reading and Math from Walden University. She is also certified in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Miss Sally has been working with young children for many years. In addition to teaching at The Goddard School, Miss Sally also provides personalized tutoring in reading, writing, and math. Miss Sally is very excited to be teaching Kindergarten! As a teacher, she feels the most important thing she can do is inspire and encourage children to do their best. Miss Sally maintains a warm, fun classroom environment to help ensure that every child enjoys coming to school each day. Miss Sally aims to instill a love of learning and a desire for ongoing knowledge. Miss Sally truly loves working with young children and will always be a positive influence.

Favorite Children’s Book: “The Day the Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt

Miss Sally

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