Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Mr Jim, Owner I am the onsite owner of The Goddard School of Spotswood and have a business degree from Brookdale college. As an account executive I have had hands-on experience in leading a successful team in delivering the highest level of customer service. I hope to use these experiences to improve the day to day operation of the Goddard School.

In addition to my business experience, I am a father of two teenage children who attended a local Goddard School for 6 years. During that time, I had very positive interactions with the School and had a definitive belief on what parents expect in the care and education of their children. I am also a New Jersey certified coach and have coached for several years for local baseball, soccer and football leagues. Throughout my coaching years I encouraged children of all ages to stay active and motivated as an important guide for teaching good sportsmanship and building self-confidence.

Mr Jim

Ms Danielle, Director Prior to the administrative position, Ms. Danielle was the lead teacher in the Pre-K classroom for six years. She began her career here at The Goddard School of Spotswood in 2005 assisting in the infant and preschool rooms. From the Spotswood community, she has two children of her own, is CPR/First Aid certified, has her M.A.T certification, and is well versed in certifications for students with food allergies. Danielle is available to students and parents each day and works the administrative duties of the school. With her background in Education and Psychology, Danielle provides support to all teachers with their planning and development of classroom curriculum, programs, and management. Danielle helps to maintain a healthy, safe, and fun learning environment for the parents and children, always while continuing her education through G.S.U.

Ms Danielle

Ms April, Assistant Director Ms. April holds a Child Daycare Management diploma from Penn Foster and is a graduate of Whippany Park High School. Ms. April began first assisting with the infants here in 2003. She then became the Lead Teacher in our Get Set class for 10 years. She currently resides as our Assistant Director and helps to maintain the administrative duties of the school while keeping health and safety a priority. April is now furthering her Goddard experience through G.S.U. and is CPR/First Aid certified, has M.A.T certifications, in addition to food allergy certifications. With three children of her own, April enjoys the new experiences that she brings to the children each day and even to herself.

Ms April

Ms Giselle, Lead Teacher With a love for infants, Giselle feels that the early years are critical in a child’s development. Ms. Giselle works daily with the infants on forming secure attachments with their caregivers. She strives to provide a safe, comfortable, stimulating, and fun environment in our Infant Classroom, and succeeds beautifully. The parents and children love her.

Ms Giselle

Amanda, Lead Teacher
As our Lead Teacher of our Toddler Classroom, Ms. Amanda comes to school every day ready to teach through fun! Ms. Amanda loves to sing with her Toddlers. She feels that the easiest and best way for a child to learn is by having fun! Our toddler classroom certainly does that! Ms. Amanda is just credits shy of obtaining her CDA and she is loved by all!


Ms Jessica, Lead Teacher Miss Jessica has been with The Goddard School of Spotswood since 2003. She says, “as a young child I always wanted to teach children of any age. When they laugh, it makes me laugh and smile with them. Watching them grow and interact with each other is something you’ll never forget. It is truly great to see the world through their eyes and knowing that you have made a difference in their lives.” With a young son of her own, Jessica is CPR/First Aid certified and is the Lead teacher in our Get Set classroom.

Ms Jessica

Ms Nikole , Lead Teacher Ms. Nikole, started out assisting in all of our classrooms here at The Goddard School in 2014 and is now our Lead Teacher in the Get Set II classroom. She is CPR/First Aid certified and enjoys having a positive impact on the children each and every day. With two daughters of her own, and from the community, Ms. Nikole has become a wonderful addition to our Goddard family. Ms. Nikole is currently completing her Daycare Management program and she is heavily involved in all of the activities here at our school.

Ms Nikole

Ms Shawna, Lead Teacher Ms. Shawna, a mother of three boys, has been a part of our school since 2004. Over the years she has worked in various age groups but resides as our Pre-School Lead Teacher. Ms. Shawna is always furthering her education through G.S.U. She possesses her Daycare Management Diploma from Penn Foster University and is CPR/First Aid certified. Shawna is extremely creative in having the children express their little ideas. She enjoys working with the children and watching them grow into their own.

Ms Shawna

Ms Risa, Lead Teacher Ms. Risa, Lead Teacher in our Pre-Kindergarten classroom, holds a B.A. from Kean University in Elementary Education and is a graduate from Monroe Twp. High School. She has been a part of the Goddard School faculty since 1998 and is CPR/First Aid certified. From the community, Risa enjoys coming to school each new day to see what the children have in store for her. She is continuously furthering her Goddard School education through G.S.U. She is also our three time, award winning, Trunk or Treat champion!

Ms Risa

Ms Catherine, Lead Teacher With more than 11 years of childcare experience with all age groups, including children with special needs, Ms. Katie is our School-Age Support co-Lead Teacher. With a daughter of her own, Ms. Katie is CPR/First Aid certified and believes that the children need a safe and caring environment, so that they may learn and build relationships.

Ms Catherine

Ms Jessica, Lead Teacher Graduating from Montclair State University Ms. Jessica holds a B.A. in Family Services and her M.A. in Elementary Education. Jessica has been a member of The Goddard family since 2009 and joined Spotswood Goddard in 2011. She is CPR/First Aid certified and the proud co-lead teacher in our School-Age Support. classroom. With two children of her own, Ms. Jessica says, “I have always loved working with children and I enjoy molding them into who they become."

Ms Jessica

Mrs Domenica, Assistant Teacher Ms. Domenica primarily assists in our Infant Classroom, but she is always ready and willing to help in any classroom needed! Ms. Domenica's two grown children are graduates from The Goddard School! She loved our school 14 years ago while they attended, and still stands behinds us today as one of our wonderful assistant teachers. Her positive attitude, smile, and laughter radiate throughout our entire school.

Mrs Domenica

Ms Nicole, Assistant Teacher Ms. Nicole is part of our support staff here at The Goddard School of Spotswood, but mainly assists in the Infant Classroom. From the community, Nicole is CPR/First Aid certified and enjoys working with all of the various age groups of children. She continues to further her education here through GSU. You will see Ms. Nicole throughout the school during the afternoons each day.

Ms Nicole

Ms Destinee, Assistant Teacher Ms. Destinee works well with all of the children in the school. She loves coming to work each day to be with the children and all of their different personalities and characters. She firmly believes that every child is different and is here to support them in whatever they may need.

Ms Destinee

Ms Nicolette, Assistant Teacher From the East Brunswick community, Ms. Nicolette is constantly making sure our Get Set children are in a happy, safe environment where they are learning and growing. While having previously cared for young infants, she feels that children always need the opportunity to learn while playing and having fun.

Ms Nicolette

Ms Ashley , Assistant Teacher From the East Brunswick community, Ms. Ashley is a current Child Psychology major. Ms. Ashley believes that communication is key- with parents and with students. She wants the children to know that she is there to help and guide them with whatever they may need. Ashley works hard to keep the children engaged in all of their activities throughout the day. She is a great asset to our Goddard School family.

Ms Ashley

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