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

Paul and Natalie, Owners Paul's background is a blend of education and business management. In the early 2000s he was working as a general manager of movie theatres in the Portland Metro Area for Regal Entertainment Group. During this time he completed his B.S. in Business at Concordia University in Portland.

Next his journey led him to graduate school to become a teacher. After earning his M.A.T.--also at Concordia--he became a licensed high school teacher in Oregon in the areas of Language Arts and Social Studies. After teaching for several years, Paul went on to further graduate study to become a literacy specialist.

Paul's graduate program in literacy and thesis research reinforced the extreme importance of the first several years of life in terms of long-term learning and academic success. He was looking for a way to make an impact at the earlier ages. That journey led him here.

Natalie also came from a hybrid of the business and education worlds. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from Portland State University in Child and Family Studies and Early Childhood Education. Along with working at the Goddard School she also is an active Substitute Elementary School Teacher.

In addition to our business and education backgrounds, we are the proud parents of four sons ages 8 to 14. Our youngest son is a graduate of our school.

We believe very strongly that our school is the highest quality educational experience in our area. We are proud to be a part of it.

Paul and Natalie

Ms Danae, Director Danae has been working with children from infants to twelve years old since 2008. Danae has her Child Development Associate credential and her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Clark College.

Ms Danae

Ms Kaley, Assistant Director Kaley earned her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and an endorsement in Special Education. Prior to leaving Goddard in 2015 to pursue her education full-time, Kaley was a lead teacher at our Goddard School for 3 years...she was one of our teachers when we opened in 2012. She returned in 2017 after graduating and was Lead teacher in our Pre-K class. She now serves the school as Assistant Director.

Ms Kaley

Ms Viri, Lead Teacher Viri has worked with young children for over 5 years, though her focus has been with infants and toddlers. In her previous role, she was an infant teacher at WSU Pullman, and is the lead teacher in Goddard's infant class. Viri is bilingual, and fluent in Spanish.

Ms Viri

Ms Keani, Lead Teacher Keani has her Associates Degree in Early Child Education from Clark College in Vancouver, WA. Her past experience includes working with young children as a nanny and as a teacher's assistant at another preschool in Vancouver. She is the lead teacher in our Fireflies classroom (age 18-24 months)

Ms Keani

Ms Tylar, Lead Teacher Ms. Ty(lar) has several years of experience with other centers as well as education in the field. She earned her Associates Degree and is continuing her education in Early Childhood Education. She is the Lead Teacher in our Walking Sticks class (ages 12-18 months)

Ms Tylar

Ms Savannah, Lead Teacher Ms. Savannah has been teaching in ECE settings for over 5 years. She began in high school and fell in love. She knew she had to pursue it as a career. She's currently working on getting her degree in Early Childhood Education. She's the Lead Teacher in our Frogs Class (ages 2-3)

Ms Savannah

Ms Chelsea, Lead Teacher Chelsea graduated from Washington State University in Vancouver, WA with her Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Development. Her prior experience includes working with 3-5 year olds at another preschool in Vancouver. Chelsea is the co-lead teacher in one of our Preschool classrooms (ages 3-4)

Ms Chelsea

Ms Chrissy, Lead Teacher Chrissy has been working with children since she was in high school. She has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. Chrissy has been an infant lead teacher, an assistant director, and is currently a Co-Lead teacher in one of our Pre-K classes (ages 4-5).

Ms Chrissy

Ms Jess, Lead Teacher Jess has over 11 years experience working with young children. Prior to joining The Goddard School, she was an Assistant Preschool Teacher at SWCCC centers in Vancouver, WA. Jess has her Child Development Associate credential, and she is the co-lead teacher in one of our Pre-K classrooms (ages 4-5)

Ms Jess

Ms Caroline, Lead Teacher Ms. Caroline has well over a decade of experience working with Preschool and Pre-K students in a number of environments. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors Degree in Human Development. She is the Lead teacher in The Stars Class (ages 4-5).

Ms Caroline

Ms Lesley, Lead Teacher Ms. Lesley (or "Mrs B.") has years of experience in both Preschool and public school settings. She came to us to work part-time to just have preschoolers back in her life. She has a masters degree in education. Due to the special need this year, she agreed to be the Lead Teacher for our Kinder-Specific School Age Education Program this year.

Ms Lesley

Ms Nicole, Assistant Teacher In addition to being a mother herself, Ms. Nicole has years of experience working in childcare centers with various age groups. She has been a lead teacher at previous centers and she is currently the Assistant Teacher in our Walking Sticks Class (Ages 12-18 months)

Ms Nicole

Ms Stephanie, Assistant Teacher Ms. Stephanie is an early educator with years of experience at various ages. She has earned her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. She currently serves as the Assistant Teacher in the Fireflies class (18-24months).

Ms Stephanie

Ms Courtney, Assistant Teacher Ms. Courtney has a passion for children of all ages. She is currently serving as the assistant teacher in the Bumblebees Class (ages 1-2).

Ms Courtney

Ms Alexis, Assistant Teacher Ms. Alexis has worked with children for many years, with the majority of her time caring for infants and toddlers. Prior to moving to Washington, she was a teacher at a Goddard School in the Portland-metro area. She currently serves as Assistant Teacher in the Turtles Class (Ages 2.5-3.5).

Ms Alexis

Ms Andrea, Assistant Teacher Ms. Andrea has previous experience a several childcare/ECE centers in Oregon and Washington. She has also worked as a nanny. She has extensive undergraduate coursework in Early Childhood Education. She currently serves as the assistant teacher in our Lightning Bolts class (ages 3-4).

Ms Andrea

Ms Kaitlin, Assistant Teacher Ms. Kaitlin comes to us with over 5 years experience as a nanny. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Washington. Ms. Kaitlin is currently the assistant teacher in our School Age class. (ages K-4th Grade).

Ms Kaitlin

Ms Christina, Assistant Teacher Christina began working with young children when she lived in Oklahoma. She has served as a lead teacher at a preschool in Battle Ground, Washington. She is currently actively pursuing her formal education in Early Childhood Education through Clark College. She enjoys working with children of all ages. Christina is an assistant for both school-age and the Kinder-age classes.

Ms Christina

Ms Angela, Resource Ms. Angela comes to us with years of experience working with young children at other centers. She has served as a permanent assistant, and now she supports multiple classrooms.

Ms Angela

Ms Jennifer, Resource Ms. Jennifer has over 18 years of experience working with children of all ages. Just prior to joining The Goddard School, she was a lead teacher for children ages 3-5 at other centers in the Vancouver and Ridgefield, Washington areas.

Ms Jennifer

Ms Kristine, Resource Ms. Kristine comes to us with a Child Development Associate, lots of training, and over a decade of experience in the field. She has a heart for teaching young children. She currently supports multiple classrooms.

Ms Kristine

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