Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Ms Terry, Owner
Ms.Terry is the mother of two children, and a school teacher in Lakewood, NJ. Ms. Terry was born in Italy and has been an owner of the Goddard School in Mount Laurel since 2004. She has her Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree in Education.

Ms.Terry has a wonderful outlook on child development as she believes that each child learns and develops individually. Ms. Terry is a hands on owner so you will likely see her in the classroom observing and guiding the Goddard School teachers. Her strong educational background and great communication skills create a wonderful atmosphere here at the Goddard School.

Ms. Terry is the Mother to two children, and loves to travel and go to the beach.

Ms Terry

Ms Michelle, Director
Ms. Michelle has been with The Goddard School for over 6 years and has been the Pre-School 1, Pre-School 2, Kindergarten Teacher, Assistant Director and is now the Director of our School.

Ms. Michelle has her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Literature from Stockton University. She loves to experience the excitement of reading with children and believes that if teaching isn't fun, then learning won't be fun. Ms. Michelle loves teaching and now has the opportunity to pass along her knowledge and experience to our teachers as she guides them in the tools and training they need to make the school successful.

Ms. Michelle loves to spend time with her husband Tony and two girls, Ellie and Addie, who both went to the Goddard School. She also loves to go to the beach and travel to new places.

Ms Michelle

Rebecca, Lead Teacher
Ms. Becky is the Lead Teacher in our Infant room and has her CDA in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Becky has also taken many early childhood classes and understands how important early childhood education is for developing infants.

Ms. Becky’s experience speaks for itself as she has 25 yrs. experience in teaching and caring for young minds. Ms. Becky has worked as a Toddler teacher, Preschool teacher and summer counselor. Of all the ages that Ms. Becky has cared and taught for, the infants have her heart.

When she's not teaching, Ms. Becky loves spending time with her daughter and family.


Crystal , Lead Teacher
Ms. Crystal is the Lead Teacher in the Toddler room and has been part of our Goddard Family since May 2018. She is currently pursuing her Early Childhood Education degree and is the proud Mom of two boys.

Ms. Crystal starts the process of learning with the Toddlers, by establishing routines early on, as well as allowing for lots of creative play time. She believes in creating a safe and fun environment for the Toddlers to explore, learn and grow.

When she's not teaching, Ms. Crystal enjoys going out to eat and trying new restaurants.


Ms April, Lead Teacher
Ms. April is the Lead Teacher in our Toddles/Get Set classroom, and has been with the Goddard School since 2010. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a concentration in Child Behavior Services. Ms. April loves to interact with the children in her class through music and movement and provides a variety of creative activities that get kids moving. She also loves to read to her students, in particular, Eric Carle and Dr. Suess books, which are always captivating to kids.

In her free time, April enjoys spending time with her energetic children, Mason and Cooper, and her husband, Jeff. She loves to run, watch movies and bake with her sons.

Ms April

Lilah, Lead Teacher
Ms. Lilah has her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Arcadia University and won an award for writing while in school. She has been with the Goddard School since May 2019 and is the Lead Teacher in our Pre-School 1 class.

Ms. Lilah combines her happy personality, with a calm and loving demeanor, which provides the children with a safe and loving environment to learn and thrive in. She has experience working with kids and in developing curriculum and procedures that cultivate a deep sense of self-advocacy, character building skills, and respect for others while preparing as they grow. Ms. Lilah believes that communication, cooperation, and empathy for others is extremely important to foster a sense of safety and security.

When she's not teaching, Ms. Lilah loves to read and swim.


Zoya, Lead Teacher
Ms. Zoya attended Cuny College in Staten Island with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Development. She has 4 years of experience working with children, and this is her 2nd year teaching at the Goddard School!

Communication is very important to Ms. Zoya, as she wants the best for your child and the classroom. It is Zoya's goal to have each of the kids in her Pre-K class be well prepared for Kindergarten with all of the skills they need to succeed.

When Ms. Zoya isn't teaching Pre-K, she loves to travel and eat pasta!


Ms Lindsay, Lead Teacher
Ms. Lindsay has been with our Goddard School since 2004 over 15 years, and is the Lead Teacher in our older Pre-School classroom. Ms. Lindsay structures her class so the children learn through cause and effect and creative expression.

Ms. Lindsay's favorite part about working at the Goddard School is getting to create artistic masterpieces with the children. You will also find her doing interesting Science experiments with the children.

When she's not teaching, Ms. Lindsay loves outdoor activities, animals, music and art.

Ms Lindsay

Chantel, Lead Teacher
Miss Chantel is the Lead Teacher in the Kindergarten class, along with being the Assistant Director, and has been with the Goddard School for 2 years. She graduated from Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Educational Studies and a Minor in Special Education. Ms. Chantel loves challenging young minds and guides them to become more independent and take more chances. She is a natural motivator who inspires others and believes that anything is possible if you believe in yourself!

When she's not teaching, Ms. Chantel competes in pageants and loves spending time with her family.


Ms Bonnie, Assistant Teacher
Ms. Bonnie is an Assistant Teacher in our Infant classroom. She joined our Goddard team in February of 2000. Her warm and kind nature, along with her genuine love for the infants, is part of her enduring success. Bonnie enjoys spending time with her husband of 50+ years and her family, reading and cross-stitching. Bonnie’s favorite part about working at Goddard is the smiles on the babies’ faces when they walk in every morning!

Ms Bonnie

Tyshae, Assistant Teacher
We are thrilled to have Ms. Tyshae join our Goddard Family in our Infant room. Ms. Tyshae is currently working towards a double degree at RCBC for Education and Nursing. Ms. Tyshae takes pride in her outstanding communication skills with parents and her enthusiasm with the children. Her goal is to provide a safe, warm and friendly environment where the children can learn and grow. She loves reading to the infants, especially the books, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and "No,David!".

When she's not teaching, Ms. Tyshae loves to read, knit and do makeup.


Julia, Assistant Teacher
Ms. Julie is an Assistant Teacher and has experience working in all of our classrooms. She has been with the Goddard School since 2018. Ms. Julie is wonderful at getting the children’s attention and planning fun activities with all our students. Ms. Julie is extremely kind and loving, and the children gravitate towards her.


Zaleya, Assistant Teacher Miss Zaleya is currently in college studying Psychology and hopes to become a Child Psychologist one day. She has been working with kids between the ages of infants and 7 years old for many years, and even started a small business when she was young, babysitting children.

Miss Zaleya feels like patience is the most important quality to have when working with young children, and hopes that she makes a positive impact on all of her student's lives. Miss Zaleya welcomes each child with her warm smile and loves the smiles and hugs she gets back from the kids.

When she's not teaching, Miss Zaleya likes to spend time with her family, go to the movies, read books and catch up on her favorite tv shows.


Holly, Assistant Teacher Ms Holly is a loving mother of three children, a six-year-old daughter and a set of 4 yr old twin boy and girl siblings. Ms Holly has worked with children educationally for 8 years and is now in the process of obtaining her CDA. Ms Holly is extremely fun and has the children in her care at the Goddard school feeling loved as well as entertained. Ms Holly loves children and understands how important our children are to us. Ms Holly quotes “My children teach me something new every day.” Ms Holly knows how important quality questioning is as she loves talking with children to provoke curiosity as they play. Ms Holly has a very busy schedule because at home she enjoys trips with her family. Ms Holly is always on the move taking her children to the playground, beach and anywhere they feel like exploring that day.


Tristen, Assistant Teacher
Ms. Tristen joined the Goddard School in June 2019 and has over 4 years of experience working with children of all pre-school ages. Ms. Tristen has a strong background in working with children of different developmental levels and believes that every child is capable of reaching their full potential and becoming anything they want to be in life.

When she's not teaching, Ms. Tristen loves spending time with her family, especially her 7 year old son, Kamryn, who she loves taking to swim and basketball practice and to the Zoo. She's also the Vice Chairperson for the NAACP and owns her own Baking Company!


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