Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Mr Adam, Owner My name is Adam Heckendorn and I am the proud owner of the Tinton Falls Goddard School. I am originally from California and moved to NJ in 1990. I have been married since 2000 to my lovely wife Mindi and we have three boys, Gregg, Jason and Jeffrey. I have been in the finance industry since 1983 and I was looking for something that I could be passionate about. When the opportunity came along for me to be part of the Goddard family, I did not hesitate. Once I met all the great families and teachers that make up The Goddard School in Tinton Falls I was so excited that I was going to be part of that team. I consider it a great privilege to be involved in your child’s education and growth and look forward to their success.

Mr Adam

Kim, Director Miss Kim is the Assistant Director. She began at The Goddard School of Tinton Falls in 2011 as a Lead Teacher and became the Assistant Director in 2015. Miss Kim holds a BS in Health Sciences and Education from Towson University and holds NJ teaching certificates for both P-3 and K-12. She is also certified in CPR, First Aid, Safe Sleep for Infants, Severe Allergies and Medication Administration. Additionally, she receives 20 hours of Professional Development in Early Childhood Education each year.


Kim

Marian, Lead Teacher Miss Marian is the Lead Teacher in our Infant room, the Sweet Peas. She has been at The Goddard School of Tinton Falls since it opened in 1999. She holds an AA in Early Childhood Education. Miss Marian is also certified in CPR & AED, First Aid and Safe Sleep for Infants. In addition, she earns professional development in Early Childhood Education each year.

Marian

Marsha, Lead Teacher Miss Marsha is an Assistant Teacher in our Pre-Toddler room, the Precious Pumpkins. She joined the staff of The Goddard School of Tinton Falls in 2016 and is currently enrolled in Brookdale College for Early Childhood Education. She is certified in CPR, First Aid and Safe Sleep for Infants and she earns 12 hours of Professional Development in Early Childhood Education every year.

Marsha

Maria, Lead Teacher Miss Maria is a Floater - she is familiar with and provides support to all classrooms in the building. She has been a part of The Goddard School of Tinton Falls since 2010. Miss Maria holds a BA in English from Caldwell College. She is currently certified in CPR, First Aid and Safe Sleep for Infants and she is trained in Medication Administration. Additionally, Miss Maria earns professional development in Early Childhood Education each year.

Maria

Vanessa, Lead Teacher
Miss Vanessa is the Lead Teacher in our Get Set I classroom, the Curious Carrots. She has been at The Goddard School of Tinton Falls since 2006 and is currently completing her CDA Certification. Miss Vanessa is certified in CPR and First Aid and earns professional development in Early Childhood Education each year.

Vanessa

Nadine, Lead Teacher Miss Nadine is the Lead Teacher in our Get Set II classroom, (age 2.5-3.0 years), the Playful Ponies. She has been at The Goddard School of Tinton Falls since 2014. Miss Nadine holds a Masters of Science in Education with a specialization in Counseling from Hofstra University. She is CPR and First Aid certified and trained in Medication Administration. Additionally, she earns professional development in Early Childhood Education each year.

Nadine

Kayleigh, Lead Teacher Miss Kayleigh is the Acting Lead Teacher in one of our Pre-Kindergarten classrooms, the Sassy Sheep. She began at The Goddard School of Tinton Falls in 2015. Miss Kayleigh holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Purdue University and is pursuing her Masters in Counseling from Monmouth University. She is certified in CPR and First Aid and trained in Medication Administration. Each year, she earns 12 additional hours of Professional Development in Early Childhood Education.

Kayleigh

Anne, Lead Teacher Miss Anne is the Lead Teacher in one of our Pre-School classrooms, the Super Strawberries. She joined the Goddard School of Tinton Falls in 2013. She has a Group Teacher Certificate, is certified in CPR and First Aid and is trained in Medication Administration. She also earns professional development in Early Childhood Education every year.

Stephanie, Lead Teacher Miss Stephanie is the Lead Teacher in one of our Pre-Kindergarten classrooms, the Cuddly Cows. She began with The Goddard School of Tinton Falls in 2005. Miss Stephanie is currently working towards a degree in Early Childhood Education from Brookdale Community College. She is certified in CPR and First Aid and is trained in Medication Administration. Each year, she earns additional professional development in Early Childhood Education.

Stephanie

Megan, Lead Teacher Miss Megan is the Assistant Teacher in one of our Pre-K classrooms, the Cuddly Cows. She has been with The Goddard School of Tinton Falls since 2006. She is trained in Medication Administration and certified in CPR and First Aid. In addition, she earns 12 hours of Early Childhood Education professional development each year.

Megan

Katlin, Lead Teacher Miss Katie is the Lead Teacher in our Kindergarten classroom, the Brilliant Bunnies. She joined The Goddard School of Tinton Falls in 2015. Miss Katie holds a BS in Elementary Education from Kean University. She is CPR and First Aid certified. Miss Katie is also trained in Medication Administration. Each year, she earns 20 hours of additional professional development in Early Childhood Education.

Katlin

Janiece, Assistant Teacher Miss Janiece is an Assistant Teacher in our Infant Room, the Sweet Peas. She joined the staff at The Goddard School of Tinton Falls in 2019. She is currently enrolled at Brookdale Community College pursuing an Associate's Degree. Miss Janiece is trained in Medication Administration and earns 12 hours of professional development in Early Childhood Education each year.

Kaitlin, Assistant Teacher Miss Kaitlin is an Assistant Teacher in our Infant Room, the Sweet Peas. She began with us in 2017 after completing her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Brookdale Community College. She is trained in Medication Administration and is CPR and First Aid certified. Miss Kaitlin continues to earn 12 hours of professional development in Early Childhood Education each year.

Kaitlin

Dayanira, Assistant Teacher Miss Destiny joined our Goddard team in 2019 as a Floater. She is familiar with and available to support teachers in all of our classrooms as needed. Miss Destiny earns 12 hours of professional development in Early Childhood Education each year.

Joanne, Assistant Teacher Miss Joanne is the Assistant Teacher in our First Steps classroom (age 12-15 months), the Darling Ducks. She joined our Goddard team in 2019. Miss Joanne is trained in Medication Administration and earns 12 hours of professional development in Early Childhood Education each year.

Katrina, Assistant Teacher Miss Katrina is an Assistant Teacher in our Infant Room, the Sweet Peas. She joined The Goddard School in 2018 and earns 12 hours of Professional Development in Early Childhood Education each year.

Katrina

Aliah, Assistant Teacher Miss Aliah is the Assistant Teacher in our Toddler classroom, the Lovable Lambs. She began at The Goddard of Tinton Falls in 2016. She earns professional development in Early Childhood Education every year.

Aliah

Jessica, Assistant Teacher Miss Jessica is an Assistant Teacher in our Get Set I Room, The Curious Carrots (2-2.5 years). We welcomed her to The Goddard School of Tinton Falls in 2017. She is CPR and First Aid certified and receives 12 hours of Professional Development each year.

Jessica

Cayce, Assistant Teacher Miss Cayce is the Assistant Teacher in one of our PreSchool Classrooms, the Rockin' Radishes. We welcomed her to The Goddard School of Tinton Falls in 2018. She is currently enrolled at Brookdale Community College to earn her Associate's Degree in Education. Miss Cayce also earns 12 hours of Professional Development in Early Childhood Education each year.

Cayce

Sonia, Assistant Teacher Miss Sonia began at The Goddard School of Tinton Falls in 2018 and is one of our Assistant Teachers in the PreSchool Prep classroom (2.5-3.0 yrs), the Playful Ponies. She is trained in Medication Administration and earns 12 hours of Professional Development in Early Childhood Education annually.

Susan, Assistant Teacher Miss Susan is a Floater/Office Assistant who provides support to all classrooms in the school. She has been at The Goddard School of Tinton Falls since 2008. Miss Susan graduated from Kean College with a BA in Elementary Education and is certified in Early Childhood Education. She is also certified in CPR, First Aid, Safe Sleep for Infants and Medication Administration and she receives continuing education in Early Childhood Education annually.

Susan

Roxanne, Assistant Teacher Miss Roxanne is the Assistant Teacher in one of our Pre-School classrooms, our Super Strawberries. She has been a part of our staff since 2011. Miss Roxanne is CPR and First Aid certified and trained in Medication Administration and she earns and additional 12 hours of professional development in Early Childhood Education each year.

Roxanne

Dane, Assistant Teacher Mr. Dane is an Assistant Teacher in our Get Set classroom (ages 2 - 2.5 yrs), the Curious Carrots. Mr. Dane joined The Goddard School of Tinton Falls in 2019. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Primary Education from the International University of the Caribbean. He has a Diploma in Primary Education - Physical Education from Sam Sharpe Teachers' College. Mr. Dane formerly taught Elementary School in Jamaica. He is currently trained in Medication Administration and earns 12 hours of professional development in Early Childhood Education annually.

Sandra, Assistant Teacher Miss Sandy is the Assistant Teacher in one of our Pre-K classrooms, the Sassy Sheep. She has been with The Goddard School of Tinton Falls since 2017. Miss Sandy is CPR and First Aid certified and trained in Medication Administration.
Miss Sandy earns 12 hours of Professional Development in Early Childhood Education annually.

Sandra

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