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 school 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 gardening. 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!


Erin, Lead Teacher Lead 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.


Lindsay, Lead Teacher Lindsay is currently pursing a degree in Elementary Education at Rowan College. She loves putting smiles on her kids faces and making them laugh. She loves to be in the woods in the winter and on the beach in the summer. Lindsay started with The Goddard School in January 2020. Lindsay is expecting her first child in 2021.


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.


Tina, Lead Teacher Lead Teacher- "Jungle Swingers"
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.


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.


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!


Dina, Lead Teacher Dina is the lead teacher in the new school age support. She juggles multiple zoom calls, google meets, seasaw, kami, flipgrid, google classroom and assignments! She has 2 children that attend The Goddard School.


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


Emily, Assistant Teacher Emily is currently attending Drexel University to get her degree in Elementary Education. She joined Goddard in 2018 and has been able to work in all the different classrooms. She enjoys traveling, cooking reading and teaching!


Julianna, Assistant Teacher Julianna started with The Goddard School in November 2019. She is the assistant teacher in the Get Set class. Julianna loves cats and works with rescues.


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.


Rebecca, Assistant Teacher Rebecca is the assistant teacher in the Desert Dwellers older pre-school classroom.


Margaret, Assistant Teacher Margo started at The Goddard School in August 2019. Margo was also a student of the school.


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.


Allison, Assistant Teacher Allison is the proud mother of her daughter Alina and wife to her husband who serves as a soldier in the Army. Allison has a passion for working with the very young and very old. She spent 6 years doing recreational therapy with seniors in NC. She has her BA from Kutztown University. In her spare time she loves going on adventures with her family.


Christina, Assistant Teacher Assistant Teacher- School Age Support
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.


Kacey, Assistant Teacher Kacey is a semester away from an Associates Degree in Health Sciences and working toward her goal of becoming a pediatric nurse. In her spare time she loves traveling, hanging out with friends and family and being outside.


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