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

Shanna, Owner Being involved with enhancing the lives and education of so many families here at The Goddard School is such an honor and so rewarding. I graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Communication as well as Elementary Education. I’m a certified Elementary Teacher (K-6) with an Early Childhood Education certificate as well. I’ve spent many years in the classroom teaching as well as in school administration as part of a management team. As the On-Site Owner of The Goddard School located in Downtown Pittsburgh, I am dedicated to providing your children with a quality, loving, hands on, exciting learning environment! I await the opportunity to welcome you and your family to the Goddard family.

“The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences.” Loris Malaguzzi

Shanna

Lindsay, Director I am thrilled to be the Director at the Downtown Pittsburgh Goddard School! I have been working with The Goddard School since September 2012. Before The Goddard School, I was active in Pittsburgh Public Schools as a substitute teacher and Programming Coordinator of an after school program. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh and graduated from Carlow University in 2009 with a BA in Elementary Education and Special Education. I have known since I was young that I wanted to be a teacher and am so excited to be able to share my love of learning with all of the students at The Goddard School!

Lindsay

Dilaida, Lead Teacher Ms Dilaida received her Masters and Bachelor's degree in Education from Pontifical Catholic University in Puerto Rico. She has over 10 years of experience working with children. She was inspired to become a teacher because of her desire to help others especially children.

Dilaida

Kathryn, Lead Teacher Miss Kathryn has her Bachelor's of Science in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. She has over 6 years of experience working with children. Miss Kathryn was inspired to become a teacher through her mother and aunt, who are both teachers. She was also inspired by experiencing things through the children's eyes as well as the creativity of the job!

Kathryn

Brittani, Lead Teacher Miss Brittani is certified in Early Childhood Education with her degree from Point Park University. She has over 4 years of experience working with children. She loves teaching children and has always been passionate about teaching. She became inspired to teach from many of her own teachers throughout school!

Brittani

Lora, Lead Teacher Ms. Lora has her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Infant Toddler Care as well as her Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University. She has over 13 years of experience working with children. She is inspired to teach by a drive to help struggling students be successful.

Lora

LeighAnn, Lead Teacher Ms LeighAnn has her BS in Elementary Education from Robert Morris University and has her PA Teaching License for K-6 and 6-9 Education. She has over 11 years of teaching experience. She loves teaching children and has always wanted to make a difference in their education. She became inspired to teach from many of her own teachers throughout school! Her favorite part about working with PreK is the funny stories they always tell!

LeighAnn

Brinda, Lead Teacher Ms. Brinda has her Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education from Carlow University and is working towards her Master's of Education in Curricular and Instruction with STEM Endorsement. She has over 2 years of experience working with children. She was inspired to help children reach their maximum potential.

Brinda

Holly, Assistant Teacher Ms Holly received her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education from Point Park University. She has over 10 years of child interaction experience. When she was growing up she was inspired to be a teacher by the dedication of her own childhood teaches.

Holly

Shelby, Assistant Teacher Miss Shelby has over 5 years of experience working with children and is continuously taking educational classrooms for professional development . She loves children and has always been passionate about teaching. She believes the children in her classroom make teaching extra special because they are always ready to explore and try something new!

Shelby

Kimberly, Assistant Teacher Ms. Kim has her Bachelor of Science degree in Leadership and her Associate's Degree in Christian Ministry from Geneva College. She has over 10 years of experience working with children, and even owned her own center. She was inspired to become a teacher after working with her husband, who is a youth pastor.

Kimberly

Tamera, Assistant Teacher Miss Tami has over 17 years of experience working with children and is always taking educational classes for professional development. She loves teaching children and believes they are full of life and energy and most of all are so much fun! She finds it so important to make a bond with each child and really get to know them!

Tamera

Alyssa, Assistant Teacher Ms Alyssa received her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Carlow University. She has over 6 years of experience working with children. She has been passionate about teaching from the moment she was introduced to child development classes in high school. She believes that children are our future and their learning years impact who they become greatly, and she loves being a part of that!

Alyssa

Dahlasziah, Resource Ms. Dahlasziah has worked in Early Childhood Education for over 5 years. Ms. Dahlasziah was inspired to teach by her two sons K.J. and Khlyer. She loves being able to prefect her craft so that she can teach them in ways that only a teacher can.

Dahlasziah

Shannon, Resource Miss Shannon is currently working on her degree in Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. She has over 7 years of experience working with children. Miss Shannon is inspired to become a teacher by the great teachers and caregivers she had growing up! The all allowed her to develop skills she still carries today and hopes to be able to pass on to her students!

Shannon

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