Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Ms JoEllen, Owner Welcome to The Goddard School! My name is Ms. JoEllen and I have had the privilege of serving as the school’s on-site owner since we opened our doors to students in 2009. In addition to my leadership role at our school, I am Vice Chair of the Southwest Maricopa Regional Partnership Council for First Things First having served in both the childcare provider and business seats. I have three children, two of whom are Goddard graduates. As a family we enjoy camping, traveling and playing games. Prior to opening the school, I was a stay at home mom and community volunteer. I have also worked as a corporate trainer. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from DePaul University and a Master’s Degree in Training & Development from Loyola University Chicago. I look forward to growing roots in our community together!

Ms JoEllen

Ms Jessica, Director Hello! My name is Ms Jessica and I am the Executive Director and an enrolled parent here at The Goddard School in Goodyear. I have been a part of the Goddard School family since 2011 and am honored to be able to serve all of the wonderful students and families here! I was born and raised in Northern California, but I am very happy to call Arizona home now. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies/Elementary Education from the Master’s University in Southern California and earned a Director Credential from National Louis University. I am so grateful to apply all that I have learned here at The Goddard School! I love spending time with my husband Chris, our son Henry and our adorable puppy Lucy. I enjoy traveling (my favorites are Rome and Disneyland) and am working on learning Italian.

Ms Jessica

Ms Megan, Assistant Director Hello, my name is Ms. Megan and I am the Assistant Director of Operations. I moved to Arizona from California and I'm still not used to the intense heat! I have been working with children of all ages since 2010, and have made The Goddard School in Goodyear my home since 2013. I am currently working toward a degree in Early Childhood Education. In my free time I like to play video games, watch movies, read and travel back to California to visit my family.

Ms Megan

Mr Ryan, Assistant Director *2015 Goddard Systems Teacher of the Year*
Hello, my name is Mr. Ryan and I am the Assistant Director of Education here at The Goddard School in Goodyear. Prior to joining the Administrative Team, I was our lead Preschool 3's teacher for over five years. I have a degree in Elementary Education and am passionate about introducing STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) concepts to our young learners. I enjoy bringing a fun and creative atmosphere to our school as we partner together to help your children play and grow. Outside of school, I enjoy drawing, painting and creating images with Japanese ink.

Mr Ryan

Ms Christina, Lead Teacher Hello, my name is Ms. Christina and I am the Lead Teacher in the young one year old classroom. I have experience working with all ages of children and hold a degree in Early Childhood Education from Glendale Community College. I am excited to be a part of The Goddard School family!

Ms Christina

Ms Angelica, Lead Teacher Hello, my name is Ms Angie and I am the Lead Teacher in the Toddler classroom. I was born and raised in Arizona. Currently, I am a full time student and am pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. During my free time, I like to go out with friends and family. I also love to travel and learn about different cultures. I am excited to be a part of The Goddard School and help the children on their fun journey to success!

Ms Angelica

Ms Alexandra , Lead Teacher Hi, my name is Ms. Alex and I am the Lead Teacher in the Get Set (older twos/young threes) program. I have been working with children since 2011 and love it because it is a new adventure every day. I am currently attending ASU working toward a BA in Social Work. I am so happy to be part of The Goddard School team.

Ms Alexandra

Ms Jessica, Lead Teacher Hello! My name is Ms. Jessica and I am the Lead Teacher in the Silly Spiders preschool classroom. I am enrolled at Grand Canyon University pursuing my Bachelor's degree in Education. I was born and raised here in sunny Arizona and have lived in Goodyear for the majority of my life. I have a passion and love for working with children. In my free time, I love to hike, swim, ride bikes and watch movies with my family. My daughter graduated from The Goddard School in 2015 and I am thrilled to continue to be a part of The Goddard School family!

Ms Jessica

Ms Susan, Lead Teacher Hello, my name is Ms. Susan and I am the Lead Teacher in the older Preschool classroom. I have my Child Development Associate Degree (CDA) and am currently working toward my Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Prior to joining The Goddard School family in 2012, I taught Pre-Kindergarten in the school district for over seven years. I have lived in Arizona since 1997 and am originally from Holland, Michigan. I have a true passion for working with young children and I look forward to working with yours here at The Goddard School!

Ms Susan

Ms Kimberly, Lead Teacher Hello, my name is Ms. Kim and I have been the Lead Teacher of the Pre-Kindergarten Brilliant Butterflies class here at The Goddard School since 2010. I have many years experience working with children of all ages. I hold an Associate's Degree (CDA) in Child Development. My family and I moved from Erie, PA in June 2008 and have made Goodyear our new home. It is a pleasure to work with your children and teach them to learn and grow in a positive learning environment.

Ms Kimberly

Ms Beverly, Lead Teacher Hello, my name is Ms. Beverly and I am the Lead Teacher in the Pre-Kindergarten Dragonflies classroom. I have an A.A.S. in Early Childhood Education and have worked at the Goddard School since 2013. I have enjoyed every Pre-Kindergarten class I have taught and look forward to working with future students and their families. I was born in Wyoming, but have lived in Arizona all my life. I have lived in Goodyear since 2000 with my husband, Aaron, and our two boys. I enjoy baking and exploring new crafts, shopping, cruising and camping.

Ms Beverly

Ms Julie, Lead Teacher My name is Julie Velez and I am the Kindergarten teacher here at The Goddard School in Goodyear.I was a Special Education teacher in Chicago before moving to Arizona in 2017. Teaching has always been my passion and my goal every school year is to make a difference in my students' lives.

Ms Julie

Ms Rosa, Assistant Teacher Hi! I am Ms. Rosa and I am an Assistant Teacher in the infant classroom. I love working with children of all ages here at The Goddard School. I am a proud mother and grandma who loves spending time with family.

Ms Rosa

Ms Yamille, Assistant Teacher Hello, my name is Ms. Yamille and I am the Assistant Teacher in the young one year old classroom. I was born in Puerto Rico and have lived in Arizona since 1995. I have a degree in interior design and enjoy being creative. I have been working with children since 2001 and am very excited to be a part of The Goddard School in Goodyear.

Ms Yamille

Ms Damaris, Assistant Teacher Hello, my name is Ms. Damaris and I am the Assistant Teacher in the Young Toddler classroom. I am currently working toward a Bachelor's degree in Education at ASU and have experience working with children of all ages.

Ms Damaris

Ms Alexis, Assistant Teacher Hello, my name is Ms. Alexis and I am a floater teacher here at The Goddard School in Goodyear. I was born and raised in Arizona and am working on a degree in Elementary Education. I am dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children. I enjoy traveling and eventually would love to move out of the country and teach around the world. I am excited to be a part of The Goddard School family!

Ms Alexis

Ms Bianca, Assistant Teacher Hello, my name is Ms. Bianca and I am an Assistant Teacher/Floater. I was born in California, but spent much of my youth in Colorado. In 2016, I decided to take an adventure and ended up moving to Arizona. I have worked with children in a preschool setting since 2012 and am currently taking classes to further my education in Early Childhood Development. In my free time, I enjoy being with family and friends having game nights and taking trips to California. I am excited to be a part of The Goddard School in Goodyear.

Ms Bianca

Ms Lisa, Assistant Teacher Hello! My name is Ms. Lisa and I am the Assistant Teacher in the Toddler classroom. I have been working with children for over twenty-five years and in a preschool setting since 2013. I was born and raised in in Tennessee with a seven year break living in Arizona. I have two daughters and decided in 2018 to move back to Arizona in 2018 to be closer to my new grandbaby. My passion is to see children learn and grow and I look forward to getting to know our Goddard families.

Ms Lisa

Hayley, Assistant Teacher Hello! My name is Hayley and I am the Assistant Teacher in the older two year old classroom, the Busy Bees. I have been working with young children since 2017 and am currently in the process of getting my degree in Early Childhood Education. In my spare time, I like to binge watch Netflix TV shows and movies, travel and eat lots of food. My family and I moved to Arizona from California when I was five. I am more than excited to be a part of The Goddard School family!

Hayley

Ms Nathalie, Assistant Teacher Hello, my name is Ms. Nathalie and I am the Assistant Teacher in the Silly Spiders preschool classroom. I was born in California, but moved to Arizona in 2008. I have an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and Administration. I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with my family and friends. I am excited to be a part of The Goddard School and working with your children.

Ms Nathalie

Ms Alexx, Assistant Teacher Hello. My name is Ms. Alexx and I am the Assistant Teacher here at The Goddard School in Goodyear. I have worked with children of all ages since 2010 and am pursuing a degree in Education. Teaching and making children happy is my passion. I am excited to get to know all the families here at The Goddard School.

Ms Alexx

Ms Alleeah, Assistant Teacher Hello, my name is Ms. Alleeah and I am the Assistant Teacher in the Pre-Kindergarten Brilliant Butterflies class. I am a mommy to my little one, Andi. I'm a music lover as well as a movie-goer and I was born and raised here in the Valley of the Sun. I look forward to playing and growing alongside the students at The Goddard School!

Ms Peyton, Assistant Teacher Hello! My name is Ms. Peyton and I am the Assistant Teacher in the Daring Dragonflies Pre-Kindergarten classroom. I am currently enrolled at Grand Canyon University pursuing my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I was born in Wilson, North Carolina, but was raised here in Arizona. I love to do arts and crafts, write stories and go fishing whenever I get a chance. I have two nieces and a nephew and have been babysitting since 2011. I joined the Goddard family in 2018 and am super excited to be a part of this great school.

Ms Peyton

Ms Selena , Assistant Teacher Hello, my name is Ms Selena and I was born and raised here in sunny Arizona. I am currently pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education and I have a true passion for working with children. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and spending time with my family. I am a huge Disney fan and absolutely love Disneyland. You will always see me with a smile on my face because my goal is to start or end your day with a smile as well!

Ms Selena

Ms Walaa, Assistant Teacher Hello, my name is Ms. Walaa and I am an Assistant Teacher/Floater here at The Goddard School. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. I am currently working toward my degree in Early Childhood Education and have a love of working with children. I look forward to coming to work every day and am super happy to be a part of the Goddard family!

Ms Walaa

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