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 serve as Chair of the Southwest Maricopa Regional Partnership Council for First Things First having represented both the childcare provider and business seats. I have three children, two of whom are Goddard graduates. As a family we enjoy traveling, movies 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 and our sons Henry and Hudson. I enjoy traveling (my favorites are Rome and Disneyland) and am working on learning Italian.

Ms Jessica

Mr Ryan, Assistant Director *2015 Goddard Systems Teacher of the Year*
*2019 Ready. Set. Teach! Scholarship Winner*
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 the Lead Preschool teacher in the younger threes classroom for over five years. I have AA in Elementary Education and a BA from ASU in Educational Studies. I 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, my beautiful wife, daughters and I enjoy movies, drawing, painting and creating images with Japanese ink.

Mr Ryan

Ms Damaris, Lead Teacher Hello, my name is Ms. Damaris and I am the Lead Teacher in the Snuggly Snails classroom. I am currently completing my Bachelor's degree in Education at ASU and have experience working with children of all ages. I have been at The Goddard School in Goodyear since 2017 and love getting to know our families and students. In my spare time, I like to read and watch movies.

Ms Damaris

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 Reena, Lead Teacher Hello! My name is Ms. Reena and I am the Lead Teacher in the Young Toddler classroom. I have my Childhood Development Associate degree (CDA) and pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Education. Working with children is a huge passion of mine. I was born and raised right here in Goodyear, AZ and am excited to be a part of the Goddard School family. I look forward to connecting with you all!

Ms Reena

Ms Brissa, Lead Teacher Hello, my name is Ms. Brissa and I am the Co-Lead Teacher in the Curious Caterpillars toddler classroom. I am enrolled at Estrella Mountain Community College completing my degree in Early Childhood Education. I was born and raised here in Arizona. I worked at the Litchfield Elementary School District for about four years and have a passion for working with children. I am very excited to be working with the students and families at The Goddard School!

Ms Brissa

Ms Rachael, Lead Teacher Hello, my name is Ms. Rachael and I am the Co-Lead Teacher in the toddler Curious Caterpillars classroom. I am pursuing my degree in Early Childhood Education and have worked in a preschool setting since 2017. I am the proud mom to two daughters. We moved here from a tiny beach town in California and love being by the water. In our free time, we like to take trips up north and explore new areas. I am excited to be a part of the Goddard team and I look forward to working with our families.

Ms Rachael

Ms Olivia, Lead Teacher Hello, my name is Ms. Olivia and I am the Lead Teacher in the older twos/young threes class. I am currently pursuing my Associate's Degree in Education and will soon be transferring to ASU to complete my Bachelor's Degree. It has been a goal of mine to become a teacher since I was young and I feel blessed to work at The Goddard School!

Ms Olivia

Ms Ruby, Lead Teacher Hello! My name is Ms. Ruby and I am the Lead Teacher in the Silly Spiders preschool classroom here at The Goddard School. I was born and raised in California where I started my journey in early childhood education. I have my Associate's degree in Child Development and I am continuing my education in Mild to Moderate Disabilities. I am excited to be a part of the Goddard family!

Ms Ruby

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 of 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 Christina, Lead Teacher Hello, my name is Ms. Christina and I am the Lead Teacher in the Daring Dragonflies Pre-Kindergarten classroom. I have worked with young learners since 2006 and have my Master degree in Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. I moved to Arizona in late 2019 and am enjoying the new adventure with my family. I love working with children in the first five years because I believe it sets the foundation for the joy of learning. I am excited to be a part of the Goddard family and look forward to being a part of your student's journey.

Ms Christina

Ms Jessica, Lead Teacher Hello! My name is Ms. Jessica and I am the Private Kindergarten teacher here at The Goddard School. I am enrolled at Grand Canyon University completing 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 Mikala, Assistant Teacher Hello! My name is Ms. Mikala and I am the Assistant Teacher in the infant classroom. I have been working with children since 2017 and have always been passionate about childhood development. I am originally from Chicago, but am happy to now call Arizona home. I am currently pursuing my BSN, but working with children will always be my passion. I am a newlywed so in my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our puppy Mocha. I am so honored to a part of the Goddard family!

Ms Mikala

Ms Megan, Assistant Teacher Hello, my name is Ms. Megan. 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. When I’m not at Goddard, I love to spend time with my husband, play video games, watch movies, read, and travel back to California to visit family.

Ms Megan

Ms Anissa, Assistant Teacher Hello! My name is Ms. Anissa, I am the Assistant Teacher in the Busy Bees classroom as well as a mom here at The Goddard School. I have always been passionate about working with children and I am so blessed to be here to continue to do what I love. I was born and raised here in Arizona, and my favorite place to travel is Flagstaff because I love the trees and mountains.

Ms Anissa

Ms Audrey, Assistant Teacher Hello! My name is Ms. Audrey and I am a floater teacher here at The Goddard School. I will be attending Arizona State University this fall to pursue a degree in Elementary/Special Education. I am originally from Kenosha, Wisconsin and moved to Arizona in 2016. I have been working with children since 2017 and was the 2020-2021 Educators Rising Arizona State President. My favorite part of working with children is seeing them grow and all their energy! In my free time, I like to travel, read, play with my dogs and go to the movies. I am excited to work with your children here at The Goddard School.

Ms Audrey

Ms Briana, Assistant Teacher Hello! My name is Ms. Briana and I am an Assistant Teacher in the Silly Spiders preschool classroom. I am currently enrolled at Estrella Mountain Community College pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. I was born and raised here in Arizona and have a passion for working with children. In my free time, I love to spend time with family and fiancé, watch movies, binge watch shows like Star Wars and eat. I am excited to be a part of The Goddard School family!

Ms Briana

Ms Gisselle, Assistant Teacher Hello! My name is Ms. Gisselle and I am an Assistant Teacher here at The Goddard School. I am enrolled at Arizona State University pursuing my Bachelor's degree is Elementary Education. I grew up in Glendora, California and moved to Arizona in 2008. I love watching Disney movies and going to Disneyland. My passion is helping students to achieve their goals and watching them grow. I am excited to a part of The Goddard School.

Ms Gisselle

Ms Kindra, Assistant Teacher Hello! My name is Ms. Kindra and I am the Assistant Teacher in the Pre-K Butterflies classroom. Before joining the Goddard faculty in October 2020, I was an extended day group leader at a local school district. I love to sew, paint and do anything creative. I love working with children and hope to be a part of your child's learning experience here at The Goddard School!

Ms Kindra

Ms Diane, Assistant Teacher Hello, my name is Ms. Diane and I am the Assistant Teacher in the Daring Dragonflies Pre-Kindergarten class. I have worked in classrooms with infants and preschoolers and was also a Kindergarten teacher for a few years. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development and a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Development. My family and I moved here from Northern California in 2019 and I am so excited to be here with you and your children at The Goddard School!

Ms Diane

Ms Morgan, Assistant Teacher Hi! My name is Ms. Morgan and I am part-time Assistant Teacher/Floater here at The Goddard School in Goodyear. I am a senior at AAEC-Estrella and also attend classes at Estrella Mountain Community College. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends, watching movies, playing video games and drawing. I have been a part of The Goddard School family since I was six years old, first as a summer camper and later as a volunteer. I am proud to now be an official member of the faculty and look forward to serving your family.

Ms Morgan

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 Saundra, Resource Hello, my name is Ms. Saundra and I am the Kitchen Coordinator here at The Goddard School. I began working with children in 2007 when my youngest child attended preschool. I have worked as a classroom and after school aide throughout the years as my children went through school. I was born and raised in Arizona and have yet to live anywhere else. I love spending my free time with my husband and our three children, and would love to one day visit Spain or Italy. I am looking forward to getting to know the students and families here at The Goddard School.

Ms Saundra

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