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

Mr Jake, Owner Jake and Ashley are proud to be the on-site owners of The Goddard School in Cave Creek. They are parents of three children that attend The Goddard School. After working in management and sales for over 10 years Jake decided that he wanted to be able to spend more time with his family. He and his wife wanted to operate a business that played an important role in the community along with his children. Jake is very proud and excited to own a business that is centered on his most important priority, Children and Families. He is proud to be a part of The Goddard School and is committed to providing the highest quality preschool experience for the children in Cave Creek. Jake and Ashley look forward to getting to know you and your family, as well as being a part of the community.

Mr Jake

Ms Andrea, Assistant Director Ms. Andrea has been a part of The Goddard Cave Creek family since April of 2019. She has a BA in Early Childhood Education, and is proud to work as the Assistant Director here at The Goddard School. Ms. Andrea works with children because she loves being around kids and teaching them new things every day and believes that early stages are the most important because we are teaching them how to behave and grow in society.

Ms Andrea

Ms Amanda, Lead Teacher Ms. Amanda has been a part of The Goddard School family since August of 2020 and has been working in Early Childhood since 2010. She works as a Lead Teacher in our infant classroom and finds immeasurable joy in providing quality care and opportunities for the babies in her classroom. Ms. Amanda works with children because she loves to create a lasting impression and bond with her students and their families.

Ms Amanda

Ms Taryn, Lead Teacher Ms. Taryn has been a part of The Goddard School family since April of 2020. She has been working in Early Childhood since 2010 and currently works as a Lead Teacher in the infant classroom. Ms. Taryn enjoys working with young children because it is rewarding and meaningful to see children understand, learn, and grow. To be a part of their daily life and help them achieve milestones and goals is the best feeling and it is her biggest reward.

Ms Taryn

Ms Brittani, Lead Teacher Ms. Brittani has been a part of The Goddard Cave Creek family since November of 2018. She has an AA in Human Services and has been working in Early Childhood since 2010, and currently works as a Lead Teacher in the First Steps classroom. Ms. Brittani believes all children are capable of reaching their full potential when shown enough patience, kindness, and love. It is our job as educators to make them feel as safe, loved, and happy as possible while in our care. She says "Since being a child myself, I knew I always wanted to work with children. Having the opportunity to teach them, watch them grow, and inspire them with love is the greatest career I could imagine."

Ms Brittani

Ms Kristhal, Lead Teacher Ms. Kristhal has been a part of The Goddard School family since July of 2018, has been working in Early Childhood since 2011 and currently works as a Lead Teacher in the First Steps classroom. Ms. Kristhal loves to watch and help young minds grow. She believes that every child grows and develops differently and approaches each child with patience and encouragement. Ms Kristhal says "I always knew I wanted to be a teacher and hope to leave a meaningful impact on all my student's lives."

Ms Kristhal

Ms Jackie, Lead Teacher Ms. Jackie has been a part of The Goddard School family since August of 2017, has been working in Early Childhood since 2011, and currently works as a Lead Teacher in the Young Toddlers classroom. Ms. Jackie works with children because nothing in a day can brighten her smile more than the love, hugs, and smiles of her little ones. She believes and knows that not every child is the same and to understand and educate all children, we must be patient, caring, and loving.

Ms Jackie

Ms Briana, Lead Teacher Ms. Briana has been a part of The Goddard School family since January of 2019. She has been working in Early Childhood since 2015, has earned her CDA, and currently works as a Lead Teacher in our Toddler classroom. Ms. Briana works with children because she loves to see them grow and discover new things. She believes that every child is our future and it is her job to make sure our children get the education they need in a way they love.

Ms Briana

Ms Kayla, Lead Teacher Ms. Kayla has been a part of The Goddard School family since October of 2020 and has been working with young children since 2013. She works as a Lead Teacher in our Get Set classroom. Ms. Kayla believes in a hands on approach to learning through play. It is an incredible gift to watch children learn and grow at their own pace with independence and our guidance.

Ms Kayla

Ms Sara, Lead Teacher Ms. Sara has been a part of The Goddard School family since January of 2015, has been working in Early Childhood since 2008, and is currently the Lead Teacher in our Preschool Prep classroom. Ms. Sara works with children because she loves to watch their growth and progress and know that she has made a positive impact on a child's life. She enjoys the ability to assist a child in developing lifelong habits and skills that will prepare them for their future.

Ms Sara

Ms Tianna, Lead Teacher Ms. Tianna has been a part of The Goddard School family since September of 2015, has been working in Early Childhood since 2013 and currently works as a Lead Teacher in the Preschool classroom. Ms. Tianna works with children to help enrich their knowledge, give them care when they need it. She believes strongly in the benefit to learning through exploration and experience, that all children need nurture and knowledge to grow and create relationships, and the importance of a warm, safe, and caring classroom environment.

Ms Tianna

Ms Stacy, Lead Teacher Ms. Stacy has been a part of The Goddard School family since December of 2019 and has been working in Early Childhood since 2016 and currently works as the Lead Teacher in our PreK Prep classroom. Ms. Stacy works with children because she loves the wonderment and curiosity that come with childhood. The impact she is able to make with her students, knowing that they will shape the future is what motivates her the most.

Ms Stacy

Ms Elvia, Lead Teacher Ms. Elvia has been a part of The Goddard School family since November of 2016 and has been working in Early Childhood since 2004. She has a BA in Education and currently works as our Lead Pre-K teacher. Ms. Elvia aspires to be creative in developing lessons that are hands-on, fun and that help children learn and reach their full potential.

Ms Elvia

Ms Gabriella, Assistant Teacher Ms. Gabby has been a part of The Goddard Cave Creek family since September of 2018 and has been working with young children since 2014. She works as an assistant teacher in classrooms throughout the school, helping the teachers in the room with lesson planning and substituting when a main teacher is out for the day. Ms. Gabby works with children because she finds great joy in seeing their growth and being able to have a positive impact on their development.

Ms Gabriella

Ms Lisa, Assistant Teacher Ms. Lisa has been a part of The Goddard School family since December of 2014, has been working in Early Childhood since 2001, and currently works as an assistant teacher in our Infant classroom. Ms. Lisa works with children because she strives to develop trusting relationships with children that allow her to ensure each child is having fun while learning and progressing in their development.

Ms Lisa

Ms Kelly, Assistant Teacher Ms. Kelly has been a part of The Goddard School family since July of 2020 and currently works as an assistant teacher in the First Steps classroom. Ms. Kelly enjoys working with children because it provides a sense of purpose and meaning. Being able to help a child understand how to become capable and independent is an incredible gift and honor that should not be taken for granted.

Ms Kelly

Ms Reagan, Assistant Teacher Ms. Reagan has been a part of The Goddard School family since October of 2020 and currently works as an assistant teacher in our Young Toddlers classroom. Ms. Reagan finds such joy in working with young children because she knows that she will assist in laying the groundwork for all future learning and growth.

Ms Reagan

Ms Rachel, Assistant Teacher Ms. Rachel has been a part of The Goddard School family since May of 2020 and has been working with children since 2015. She currently works as an assistant teacher in our Toddler classroom. Ms. Rachel works with children because she feels that children are our future and she wants to be able to directly impact and encourage their growth. Ms Rachel feels that every child is unique and deserves individualized attention to help them discover their potential.

Ms Rachel

Ms Teresa, Assistant Teacher Ms. Teresa has been a part of The Goddard School family since August of 2019 and has been working in Early Childhood since 2016. She currently works as a Lead Teacher in our Get Set classroom. Ms. Teresa works with children because she loves to make a huge difference in their lives. Helping children develop into people is what motivates her. She believes that these early years are the most precious for learning and as an educator she is here to help their development expand.

Ms Teresa

Ms Cyndi, Assistant Teacher Ms. Cyndi has been a part of The Goddard School family since August of 2019, has been working in Early Childhood since 2012, and currently works as an Assistant Teacher in our Preschool Prep classroom. Ms. Cyndi works with children because she believes that each classroom is a community and it is her goal to help children learn to develop not just academically but also socially and emotionally.

Ms Cyndi

Ms Abigail, Assistant Teacher Ms. Abby has been a part of The Goddard School family since May of 2020 and recently graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors Degree in Family and Human Development. She currently works as an Assistant Teacher in our Preschool classroom. Ms Abby works with children because it is important to her that she spark a love and appreciation of education. She enjoys being part of a child's journey into the education system and encouraging them to reach their fullest potential.

Ms Abigail

Anna, Assistant Teacher Ms. Anna has been a part of The Goddard School family since May of 2021, and is currently working on her BA in Education. She is currently an Assistant Teacher in the Pre-K classroom. Ms. Anna works with children because nothing in a day can brighten her smile more than the love, hugs, and smiles of her little ones. She believes and knows that not every child is the same and to understand and educate all children, we must be patient, caring, and loving.

Anna

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