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

Robin, Director Ms. Robin is our Education Director. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology. She also has a Master's Degree from UNCW working in Early Childhood Leadership and Advocacy. Ms. Robin has been a Preschool Director since 1998 and is a Level 3 Director in North Carolina. She is a qualified Child Development Associate (CDA) program instructor, ITS-SIDS Instructor, and a North Carolina approved trainer for childcare workers. Ms. Robin loves working at a high quality preschool and in an environment where learning begins. Originally from New York, she moved to Raleigh with her family in 2008.


Nessy, Assistant Director Ms. Nessy is our Assistant Director. She has an Associate's degree in Paraprofessional Educational Studies, a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, and a Master's degree in Professional Studies/Psychology from Hodges University. She has also earned the North Carolina Level 3 Early Childhood Administration Credential. Ms. Nessy has worked with preschool children since 2001. She is a mother of one and advocates for all children.


Tekilla, Lead Teacher Ms. Tekilla earned her Bachelor's Degree in Family Consumer Science and Child Development from North Carolina Central University. She has taught young children since 2000 and especially loves working with infants. She is a native of North Carolina from Holly Springs. In her spare time, Ms. Tekilla loves to read.


Annabel, Lead Teacher Ms. Annabel earned her Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education from Kingsborough Community College. She has worked with children since 2012. Ms. Annabel loves fashion and traveling. She loves working with children because they are special and unique.


Laticha, Lead Teacher Ms. Laticha earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University and her Master's degree in Counseling from Grand Canyon University. She has been teaching young children since 2007 and loves to watch them grow and learn in her class.


Pamela, Lead Teacher Ms. Pam earned her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Marywood University in Scranton, PA and her Master's degree in Classroom Technology from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA. She has experience working with children since 2001. Ms. Pam loves teaching children and seeing them develop physically, cognitively, emotionally and socially. Originally from Pennsylvania, she moved to Raleigh with her husband, son, and two dogs. In her spare time, she loves to read, travel and spend time with family.


Tonia, Lead Teacher Ms. Tonia earned her Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication with a minor in Education, and her Master's degree in Education. She has over 20 years of experience teaching children and loves to be with young children.


Sharita, Lead Teacher Ms. Sharita earned her Associate’s Degree, Diploma, and Credential in Early Care and Education from Central Carolina Technical College. She has also earned credentials in school-age care. She has been working with young children since 2010, starting her career at Shaw Air Force Base Child Development Center and Crosswell Early Head Start Program in South Carolina. She moved to Raleigh in 2016. She has a little boy who graduated from Goddard and loves being in Raleigh. Ms. Sharita enjoys every minute of teaching children and is very happy to be a part of the Goddard School family.


Iesha, Lead Teacher Ms. Iesha has a Bachelor's degree in Public Health from North Carolina Central University and is currently working on her Master's degree. She has worked with children since 2006 and loves teaching young children. At home, Ms. Iesha enjoys trying new and exotic foods for dinner every night.


Victoria, Lead Teacher Ms. Vikki has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Education (K-12) from East Carolina University. She has worked with children since 2010. She loves working with children to help them learn and discover new things.


Tracy, Lead Teacher Ms. Tracy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Development from Georgia Southern University and a Master's degree specializing in children ages Birth to Kindergarten from Appalachian State University. She has taught children since 2009 and has experience working with children of all ages in a preschool setting. In her free time, Ms. Tracy enjoys reading, writing, cooking and spending time with friends.


Beth, Lead Teacher Ms. Beth has a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. She has been teaching children since 2005. After moving to North Carolina in 2005 from Michigan, she and her husband now live in Raleigh with their three teenage children. She likes to go camping, travel to Asheville, and visit family in Michigan during the summertime.


Giomar, Lead Teacher Giomar graduated from Hunter College of Social Work with a Masters Degree in social work. She started working for Goddard June 2019 and has worked with children since 2015


Cynthia, Lead Teacher Ms. Cyndi earned her Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education from Durham Technical Community College. She has worked in the Early Childhood field for over 15 years. She has also been a Girl Scout leader for over 12 years. Ms. Cyndi is a native of North Carolina, growing up in the Wake Forest area. In her spare time she enjoys camping, photography, traveling, doing puzzles and playing games.


Amanda, Assistant Teacher Ms. Amanda has her NC Early Childhood Credentials from Coastal Carolina Community College. She has been working with children since 2014 and joined The Goddard School in 2017. She enjoys working with the professional faculty at Goddard and intends to advance her own education in this field.


Nermine, Assistant Teacher Nermine graduated from the Alexandria University in Egypt with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. She started working at Goddard September 2019 and has worked with children since 2016


Leiah, Assistant Teacher Leiah Tamaki is an undergraduate student at NC State University in their Elementary Education program. She began working with children in 2014 and started her journey with The Goddard School April 2019. She loves seeing the children's smiling faces as they learn new things and explore the world around them.


Kyra, Assistant Teacher Kyra is currently attending Morgan State University to receive her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. She began to work for Goddard in July 2019 and transferred to our location in December 2019. She has worked with children since 2009.

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