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 Sammy Miller is the Get Set (The Mountaineers) Lead Teacher & Assistant Director. 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
Christine Sabo is the Infant room, known as the Pee Wees, Lead Teacher. 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!


Michelle, Lead Teacher Michelle is the lead teacher in the toddler "River Rovers" Classroom. Michelle has her BS in Education from Lebenon Valley College. Michelle comes from another Goddard School ehere she was the lead teacher in the infant classroom for 3 years. Michelle is recently married and relocated to Medford.


Misty, Lead Teacher 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.


Shannon, Lead Teacher 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 classroom assistant


Tina, Lead Teacher My full name is Katrina.I am the lead teacher in the Arctic Chillers Pre-kindergarten class. I started at The Goddard School of Medford in September 2015. I have four children, a son, twin girls and my youngest is a daughter. I have taken some photography classes at Tyler college in Philadelphia. I love to travel and plan on visiting Transylvania.


Amy, Lead Teacher I moved to the Medford Lakes area in July of 2015 from Texas. I have 4 children and a new grandson. I have 20 years experience and received my teaching diploma in 2011 . You can find me at one of my sons sports games or practices. I also enjoy exercising, reading and I love to craft! I am excited to be part of the Goddard Family and look forward to many happy memories in the Farmyard Friends Class.


Alyssa, Assistant Teacher Alyssa is a 2015 graduate of BCIT. She enjoys photography, shopping, concerts and going out with friends. She also likes being outdoors. Alyssa would like to continue her education in radiology.


Angela, Assistant Teacher Angela has recently returned to the east coast after living in Colorado for 3 years. She is excited to join The Goddard Family after being home with her 2 children for 5 years. She is a former dance teacher and studied psychology & sociology at Coastal Carolina University. She is a proud Goddard parent as well!

Marcia, Assistant Teacher Marcia is the lead teacher in the pre-toddler classroom that we call the "Oceaneers". She is mom to two boys. She enjoys being outdoors and boating. Marcia was first a parent at The Goddard School and became an employee in July 2014.


Amanda, Assistant Teacher Ms. Amanda is an assistant teacher in the Toddler II class called The Jungle Swingers classroom. She has been a teacher since October 2008. Amanda is also a trained Esthetician. In her spare time she enjoys reading, listening to music, and going out with her friends.


Mary Catherine, Assistant Teacher Mary Catherine is an assistant in the Arctic Chillers room. Mary Catherine is currently enrolled in college, and she enjoys spending her free time with her family, friends, and riding her horses!

Mary Catherine

Lauren, Assistant Teacher Lauren was part of the first Graduation class of The Goddard School of Medford.
Lauren has degrees in Elementary & Secondary Education as well as English from Rider University. She is currently working on her Masters in Early Childhood and Special Education. In her free time she enjoys camping.


Kellie, Assistant Teacher Kellie is the assistant teacher in the Get Set class. We call it the "Mountaineers"


Nicole, Assistant Teacher Nicole has worked in salons for 20 years. She is happily married and after many years, finally had her son Evan, who she adores. With her family in place it was time for a career change. Nicole’s love for children has brought her to Goddard. Nicole is the assistant teacher in the Pre-k classroom the "Farmyard Friends".


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