Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Mr John, Owner John is the original owner of The Goddard School located in Medford, NJ. Prior to opening the childcare center, John worked on Wall Street for 25 years. John is a Penn State graduate with a degree in economics. He is a Daddy of three adult children and PaPa John to five grandchildren. In his spare time Mr. John loves reading, reading and reading! He also enjoys theater, the orchestra, sports (particularly baseball) and traveling.

Mr John

Renee, Director Ms. Renee has been with The Goddard School located in Medford, NJ since it opened in August of 1999. Renee has a Bachelors of Science in Education from West Chester University. She has worked in Elementary schools, Pre-schools & childcare and in Children's text book publishing. Renee has two boys, that attended the preschool since the age of 8 weeks. She lives in her home town of Medford Lakes. On weekends, Renee spends time with her family, attending children's sporting events and reading. Renee loves to travel. "Miss. Nay" as many students call her, is well know for giving lots of hugs and pretzels to boys and girls at the end of a good school day!


Samantha, Assistant Director Lead Teacher & Assistant Director- Get Set "The Mountaineers"

Sammy started at the Medford location in May of 2008 but was at another location for 10 years. She has an Associates Degree of Education. She is a Mommy to Keith, Sophia and Savannah. Ms. Sammy enjoys being outside wheeling or riding quads. She truely loves all things country!


Christine, Lead Teacher
Lead Teacher & Assistant Director -Infant room "Pee Wees"
Ms. Chris did her student teaching/observation at The Goddard School and started working in May 2011. She has an Associates degree from Penn Foster in Early Childhood Education. Chris is pursuing a Childcare management degree. A well known fact is Ms. Chris is a Disney fanatic and counts the days to her next visit!


Angela, Lead Teacher Lead Teacher "Oceaneers" 12-18 months
Angela has been at The Goddard School since November 2017. She is a former dance teacher and enjoys keeping the little ones on their toes with lots of singing, moving and stretching. She studied psychology and sociology at Coastal Carolina University and is now returning to school for a degree in Early Childhood Education. When she is not having fun with the early toddlers, she enjoys spending time with her husband and kids. She enjoys reading and cooking.


Michelle, Lead Teacher Lead teacher- toddler "River Rovers"
Michelle is the lead teacher in the toddler "River Rovers" Classroom. Michelle has her BS in Education and Special Education from Lebanon Valley College. Michelle started at the Medford location in August 2016 but, comes from another Goddard School where she was the lead teacher in the infant classroom for 3 years. Teaching infants and toddlers is Michelle’s passion. Michelle is a proud mom to RJ.


Misty, Lead Teacher Lead Teacher- "Jungle Swingers" Toddlers 2-2 1/2 years
Ms. Misty has been the toddler "Jungle swingers" lead teacher since September of 2012. Prior to that she was an assistant in the Infant room since she started here in April of 2007. She has a 3 sons. She enjoys doing outdoor activities with her friends, family, son and husband, and reading.


Mary Catherine, Lead Teacher Lead Teacher- "Rainforest Residents"
Mary Catherine is the Lead Teacher in the younger preschool classroom. She is currently obtaining her degree in Early Childhood Education. MC returned to The Goddard School in January 2017 after working at Deborah Hospital for 3 years. Mary Catherine loves the beach, spending time with her boyfriend and family, and being with her dog and horses.

Mary Catherine

Shannon, Lead Teacher Lead Teacher- Older Preschool "Desert Dwellers"
Shannon is the mom of two boys. Her youngest attended the Goddard School of Medford. Now that her boys are older she has returned as a teacher. She returned in September 2015. Shannon has a degree in psychology and previously taught pre-k. She enjoys the beach and spending time with her family.


Tina, Lead Teacher Lead Teacher- Pre-K "Arctic Chillers"
My full name is Katrina. I have been with This school since September 2015. I have four children, a son who is 13, twin 12 year old girls and my youngest daughter is 10. I love to travel, read books and spend time with my family. Halloween is my favorite holiday and I love all things scary. Before having kids, I was working towards a journalism degree which I plan on finishing in the near future.


Amy, Lead Teacher Lead Teacher Pre-K "Farmyard Friends"
I have 4 children and 3 grandkids. I have 20 years’ experience and received my teaching diploma in 2011 while living abroad. I have been at the Medford Goddard School since August 2015. In my spare time, enjoy exercising, reading, crafting and traveling!


Erin, Assistant Teacher Assistant Teacher- Infant
Erin is a loving mom of three boys who keep her very busy. She has been with Goddard since 2011. She started at the Medford location in May 2018.


Chelsea, Assistant Teacher Afternoon Assistant Teacher- Infants


Ashley, Assistant Teacher Assistant Teacher- "River Rovers"
Ashley is currently pursuing a degree in Elementary Education at Stockton University. She lived in Virginia for three years before returning home to New Jersey. She joined our teach in June 2018.


Kelsey, Assistant Teacher Kelsey started with The Goddard School in July 2018. She has worked in every classroom and knows all of the students.


Christina, Assistant Teacher Assistant Teacher- "Jungle Swingers" Toddlers
Tina has her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Rowan. She taught kindergarten for 3 years and pre-k for 13. Tina joined is in January 2018. Tina lives in Medford Lakes with her husband Kevin, two daughters Anna and Zoe and their dog Louie. In her spare time she enjoys being with family and going to the beach.


Tori, Assistant Teacher Ms Tori is the assistant teacher in the Rainforest Residents pre-school classroom. Before coming to work at The Goddard School she was a nursing assistant for 3 years working with elderly patients with dementia. She enjoys being outdoors, traveling and spending time with her family and dog.

Kellie, Assistant Teacher Assistant Teacher "Desert Dwellers"
Kellie has been a teacher at The Goddard School since September 2016. She is the adoring mom of Bowie born August 2017. She has been cooking for 36 years. Kellie was a nanny for 5 years prior to joining Goddard. She enjoys all things with dance and music. Kellie is known for teaching her students several languages!


Nicole, Assistant Teacher Assistant Teacher-"Farmyard Friends"
Nicole has always loved working with children and having fun with them. She enjoys listening to music and dancing. Nicole is married and has a son Evan. Nicole started teaching in October 2015.


Contact our school today!