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 sit on the Southwest Maricopa Regional Partnership Council for First Things First in the childcare provider seat. 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 Michelle, Lead Teacher Hi! My name is Ms. Michelle and I am the Lead Teacher in the Infant classroom. I received a Bachelor's Degree in Child and Adolescent Development from California State University, Northridge and plan to pursue a Masters in the same field. My passion for working with young children began at a very young age and, in my eyes, working with young children is the most rewarding career out there. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, writing poetry, cooking, going to comedy shows, hiking local trails and spending time with loved ones and friends. I look forward to building remarkable bonds with all the children and their parents here at The Goddard School.

Ms Michelle

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 am finishing my degree in Early Childhood Education at Glendale Community College. I am excited to be a part of The Goddard School family!

Ms Christina

Ms Jessica, Lead Teacher Hello! My name is Ms. Jessica and I am the Lead Teacher in the Young Toddler classroom. I am enrolled at Grand Canyon University pursuing my Bachelor's degree in Education. I am 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 child 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 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 Ileana, Lead Teacher Hello, my name is Ms. Ileana and I am the Lead Teacher in the Get Set (older twos/young threes) program here at The Goddard School. I was born and raised in Phoenix and am in the process of earning my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from NAU. I hope to use my love of education to encourage and assist our young learners.

Ms Ileana

Ms Alexandra , Lead Teacher Hi, my name is Ms. Alex and I am the Lead Teacher in the Preschool 3's 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 Susan, Lead Teacher Hello, my name is Ms. Susan and I have been 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 am very excited to be the lead teacher of the Pre-Kindergarten Brilliant Butterflies class here at The Goddard School. 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

Devasia, Lead Teacher Hi! My name is Ms. Devasia and I am the After School teacher here at The Goddard School. I have been working with children of all ages since 2011 as a teacher and tutor. I am currently seeking a degree in computer science and enjoy bringing my love of learning to my students. I encourage exploration, investigation and intellectual expansion through play. I feel honor to be part of such a dynamic, committed team playing such a positive role in developing the next generation.

Devasia

Ms Rosa, Assistant Teacher Hi! I am Ms. Rosa and I am an Assistant Teacher in the infant classroom during the morning and serve as a bus driver for our school age students in the afternoon. 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 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 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 Kelli, Assistant Teacher Hello, my name is Ms. Kelli and I am the Assistant Teacher in the Toddler classroom. I was born and raised in California and am the proud mother of six children. When I lived in California, I was a licensed home childcare provider for seven years. I am very excited to be a part of The Goddard School.

Ms Kelli

Ms Cassandra, Assistant Teacher Hi! My name is Ms. Cassandra and I am an Assistant Teacher in the Get Set program here at The Goddard School. I am married and a mother of two. I have been a teacher since 2010 and absolutely love it! My passion is working with children and I am very excited to be part of this school and for the opportunity to get to know your families.

Ms Cassandra

Ms Mahalie, Assistant Teacher Hello! My name is Ms. Mahalie and I am an Assistant Teacher in the young three year old preschool program here at The Goddard School. I was born and raised in California and my family relocated to Arizona when I was in the eighth grade. I am pursuing a degree in nursing. I love working with children and am grateful to be a part of their lives and to help them grow.

Ms Mahalie

Ms Gabriella, Assistant Teacher Hi! My name is Ms. Gabby and I am the Assistant Pre-Kindergarten teacher in the Brilliant Butterflies classroom. I was raised in Arizona and am mommy to a little one who is my pride and joy. Working with children is my passion and I am super excited to be a part of the Goddard family. I fully believe in that if you "Choose a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life!"

Ms Gabriella

Ms Lynn, Assistant Teacher Hi! My name is Ms. Lynn and I am the Assistant Teacher in the Pre-Kindergarten Dragonflies classroom here at The Goddard School. I have a Bachelor of Science degree from New York Institute of Technology. I love working with children and have worked as an extended day aide at an elementary school. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, two daughters and my mom.

Ms Lynn

Ms Amanda, Assistant Teacher Hello! My name is Amanda and I am an Assistant Teacher helping in all classrooms. I am currently pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. I've always known that I was meant to work with children every day. I have experience working with all different ages of children, all the way up to 5th grade. I love getting down to the children's level and being engaged with them. In my spare time, I love taking photos and spending time with my dog.

Ms Amanda

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

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