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

Mrs Jody, Owner Jody, on-site owner of The Goddard School in Sparks, earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and has worked with children for over 30 years. Mrs. Jody’s experience has made her aware of the significance of providing a quality preschool setting with caring and professional teachers. As a parent, Mrs. Jody recognizes the importance of a safe and nurturing learning environment. She is passionate about providing your child with a warm, nurturing environment that enhances their natural desire to learn with a curriculum that challenges, stimulates and supports every aspect of their developmental growth. Mrs. Jody is happy to be able to provide Goddard’s outstanding program to the children of the Sparks community. She thanks you ahead of time for your part in fulfilling her dream by trusting her with your children each day.

Mrs. Jody is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check with the Washoe County Sheriff Department.

Mrs Jody

Mr John, Owner John, on-site owner of The Goddard School located in Sparks, graduated from California State University, Northridge with his degree in Kinesiology. After an extensive background in management/customer service and working with children as a coach, he wanted to operate a business that played an important role in the community by providing an exceptional service for children. Mr. John is very excited to own a business that is centered on his most important priority –people and family. He is proud to be a part of The Goddard School and is committed to providing the highest quality preschool experience for the children in this neighborhood. Mr. John looks forward to getting to know you and your family, as well as, being a part of the community.

Mr. John is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check with the Washoe County Sheriff Department.

Mr John

Ms Kristen, Owner Kristen, on-site owner of The Goddard School in Sparks, earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation and Hospitality from California State University, Chico. She has been a part of The Goddard School “family” since 2007 and has a passion for working with children. Ms. Kristen has an extensive background with customer service from her work experience at The Ritz-Carlton and she is excited to operate a school that plays an important role in the community. Ms. Kristen is committed to providing an excellent learning atmosphere for the children to create a love for learning at a young age.

Mrs. Kristen is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check with the Washoe County Sheriff Department.

Ms Kristen

Mrs Liann, Director Mrs. Liann is the Director of Education. She joined The Goddard School family in March 2017 and has over 15 years’ experience in preschools ranging from Infants to Pre-Kindergarten. Mrs. Liann studied Early Childhood Development at Ellis College and is continuing to take Early Childhood courses. She believes that children learn best when they are engaged in activities that promote confidence and self-esteem. Mrs. Liann feels children should be given the opportunity to get messy and have fun at school! Mrs. Liann is married and she and her husband have two children. In her spare time, she enjoys being outside with her family, playing sports or relaxing at home.

Mrs. Liann continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check with the Washoe County Sheriff Department.

Mrs Liann

Mrs Shauna, Director Mrs. Shauna is the Director of Operations. Mrs. Shauna has over 10 years of experience working with students in the education setting. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Special Education from Niagara University and her Master’s in Reading and Literacy from SUNY Geneseo. Mrs. Shauna also has a background in customer service and mentoring educators within her career, including at the Davidson Institution for Profoundly Gifted students. She enjoys spending quality time with her husband and son outdoors while hiking and exploring. Mrs. Shauna has a passion for working with children and their families to make a positive and long-lasting impact in their daily lives.

Mrs. Shauna continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check with the Washoe County Sheriff Department.

Mrs Shauna

Ms Faith, Lead Teacher Mrs. Faith is the Lead Teacher in the Infant classroom and Infant/Toddler Curriculum Coordinator. She began her career in Early Childhood Education in 2004 and holds an associates in Child Development. With over 15 years of experience and 3 kids of her own, she has an abundance of knowledge in the field. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time outdoors with her husband and children. Mrs. Faith encourages the infants to thrive with her creative curriculum including sensory activities and body movements. She believes that each new child brings with them a new learning experience for her.

Mrs. Faith continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check with the Washoe County Sheriff Department.

Ms Faith

Ms Jessica, Lead Teacher Ms. Jessica is the Lead Teacher in the First Steps classroom. She is studying early childhood education and administration at Purdue University, in which she will obtain her bachelor’s degree. Her family recently moved to Nevada to explore and enjoy all the outdoor activities of the area. She has three children and has been working in the childcare industry for over 10 years. Her favorite activities include arts and crafts and she enjoys seeing the pride in a child’s eyes when they learn a new skill or accomplish a new goal. Ms. Jessica is delighted to be a part of the Goddard family and create a nurturing and loving space for children to learn and grow.

Ms. Jessica continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check with the Washoe County Sheriff Department.

Ms Jessica

Ms Missy, Lead Teacher Ms. Missy is the Lead Teacher in the Toddler 1 Classroom. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a focus in Child Development at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Ms. Missy began her journey working with children at a young age. She loves interacting with children while watching them learn and grow. In her free time, she enjoys a variety of hobbies including: painting, reading, hiking, making music, camping and more! She is also a huge animal lover. Ms. Missy is excited to watch her children conquer developmental milestones and is ecstatic to be a part of the Goddard Family.

Ms. Missy continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check with the Washoe County Sheriff Department.

Ms Missy

Ms Bailey, Lead Teacher Ms. Bailey is the Lead Teacher in the Get Set Classroom. Ms. Bailey received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies at University of Nevada, Reno. After helping raise her sibling and cousins, Ms. Bailey decided to pursue the Early Childhood Education field and is eager to help develop children’s early years. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her husband and spending quality time with her family. Ms. Bailey is pleased to be part of your family's educational journey and part of The Goddard School Family.

Ms. Bailey continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check with the Washoe County Sheriff Department.

Ms Bailey

Ms Kayla, Lead Teacher Ms. Kayla is the Lead Teacher in the Preschool 1 classroom. Ms. Kayla has studied Human Development and Family Studies as well as Early Childhood Education at Truckee Meadow Community College at UNR. Ms. Kayla has over 8 years of experience working in a preschool setting including working with children ranging from ages of infants to six years. She enjoys every moment of learning along with her students and believes in creating a fun and exciting classroom environment. In her spare time, she loves to join her family in game nights, crafting with her mom and soaking up the sunshine at the lake! Ms. Kayla is happy to be part of The Goddard Family and create a love of learning for all children as they grow and develop.

Ms. Kayla continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check with the Washoe County Sheriff Department.

Ms Kayla

Ms Shayla, Lead Teacher Ms. Shayla is the Lead Teacher in the Preschool 2 classroom. Shayla received her degree in Business Administration and is currently studying Elementary Education at TMCC to follow her passion for teaching children. Ms. Shayla is joining our team with over five years of experience working in preschools. One of her favorite subjects to teach is world cultures as she loves to travel! Shayla enjoys teaching the children about cultures, food and traditions from across the world! Ms. Shayla is delighted to be part of the Goddard Family and creating a love for learning for children at a young age!

Ms. Shayla continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check with the Washoe County Sheriff Department.

Ms Shayla

Ms Brandee, Lead Teacher Ms. Brandee is the Co-Lead Teacher in the Pre-Kindergarten 2 classroom. Ms. Brandee has over 15 years’ experience teaching ranging from preschool age to elementary school. One of her favorite parts about working with children is watching how independent they become in such a short time! As a mother of three, Ms. Brandee loves hiking with her family and crafting together at home! She is ecstatic to be a part of your child's learning experience and to be a part of The Goddard School Family!

Ms. Brandee continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check with the Washoe County Sheriff Department.

Ms Brandee

Ms Diana, Lead Teacher Ms. Diana is the Co-LeadTeacher in the Pre-K 2 classroom. She graduated from University of Nevada, Reno with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology including course work in child psychology. She is currently working towards receiving an additional degree in Developmental Psychology. Ms. Diana enjoys studying different languages including ASL, Korean, and Chinese. In her free time, Ms. Diana loves to spend time with her family, her dog and read. She is thrilled to be part of the Goddard Family and is happy to help in preparing your child to be Kindergarten ready!

Ms. Diana continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check with the Washoe County Sheriff Department.

Ms Diana

Mrs Emily, Lead Teacher Mrs. Emily is the Co-Lead Teacher in the Pre-Kindergarten 1 classroom. Mrs. Emily is pursuing her degree in Early Elementary Education and Human Development Family Studies at University of Nevada, Reno. She has several years experience teaching in a preschool setting and working with children. Mrs. Emily loves watching children grow and accomplish challenging tasks. In her spare time, she loves going for walks with her husband, trying new recipes and playing the piano. Mrs. Emily is excited to continue creating a fun learning environment at The Goddard School that provides opportunities for all learners to thrive.

Mrs. Emily continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check with the Washoe County Sheriff Department.

Mrs Emily

Ms Kaitlyn, Lead Teacher Ms. Kaitlyn is the Co-Lead Teacher in the Pre-Kindergarten 1 classroom. Ms. Kaitlyn is currently studying Human Development and Family Studies at University of Nevada, Reno. She has over 6 years’ experience working in child care settings including before and after programs and summer camps! Ms. Kaitlyn loves watching the children grow and learn new skills as they get closer to Kindergarten. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her dog. Ms. Kaitlyn is happy to be part of your child's foundation to their love for learning.

Ms. Kaitlyn continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check with the Washoe County Sheriff Department.

Ms Kaitlyn

Ms Mikayla , Assistant Teacher Ms. Mikayla is the Assistant Teacher in the Infant classroom. She recently moved to Nevada from Massachusetts to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with family. Ms. Mikayla is excited to begin her study of Early Childhood Education at Truckee Meadows Community College. Her passion for working with young children stemmed from helping her family and being involved in her church childcare growing up. Ms. Mikayla continued her experience at the Early Learning Center in Massachusetts working with toddlers. She is eager to bring her love for arts and crafts into our program. Ms. Mikayla is delighted to be part of our Goddard Family and create memorable experiences as they experience school for the first time!

Ms. Mikayla continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check with the Washoe County Sheriff Department.

Ms Mikayla

Ms Julia, Assistant Teacher Ms. Julia is an Assistant Teacher in the First Steps classroom. She is currently pursuing a degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno. Ms. Julia has has over two years experience volunteering in preschools and supporting students. She loves assisting teachers in creating hands on lesson plans to provide a fun learning environment. Ms. Julia truly enjoys the moments when children learn something new and share in their sense of pride. Ms. Julia is happy to be a part of your child's learning experience and can't wait to watch your children grow!

Ms. Julia continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check with the Washoe County Sheriff Department.

Ms Julia

Mrs Yazmin, Assistant Teacher Mrs. Yazmin is the Assistant Teacher in the Toddler 1 Classroom. She holds an Associates in Child Development and is planning to further her education in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Yazmin has over 7 years experience working in a preschool setting and has always loved working with Toddlers. In her free time, Mrs. Yazmin loves going on road trips with her husband. She is also an incredibly talented artist and enjoys being creative at home as well as in her classroom. Mrs. Yazmin is excited to be part of the Goddard School and engage with all the children and families in her classroom.

Mrs. Yazmin continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check with the Washoe County Sheriff Department.

Mrs Yazmin

Ms Ashlee, Assistant Teacher Ms. Ashlee is the Assistant Teacher in the Squirrels classroom. Ms. Ashlee has over 3 years’ experience working with children in a preschool setting. She is continuously amazed at how quickly children grow and learn. Ms. Ashlee loves teaching and watching each child's little personality develop. She is actively pursuing her Child Development Associate credential and is excited to bring her knowledge to the classroom. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with family and friends and coaching softball. Ms. Ashlee is happy to be part of The Goddard School team and create a love for learning for all children at a young age.

Ms. Ashlee continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check with the Washoe County Sheriff Department.

Ms Ashlee

Ms Madi, Assistant Teacher
Ms. Madi is an Assistant Teacher in the Get Set classroom. Ms. Madi is currently pursuing her degree at University of Nevada, Reno studying Secondary Education. She has been working with children in different settings for several years including recreational programs and gymnastics. Ms. Madi loves engaging with students in dramatic play to see the creative side of all children. She is delighted to be a part of The Goddard Team and creating a love for learning for children at a young age!

Ms. Madi continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check with the Washoe County Sheriff Department.

Ms Madi

Ms Lee, Assistant Teacher Ms. Lee is the Assistant Teacher in the Preschool 1 classroom. Ms. Lee is currently studying Early Childhood Education at Truckee Meadows Community College. She has experience working with the preschool age prior to joining our school. Ms. Lee’s favorite part of teaching is creating personalized relationships with her students and spreading love in her classroom! Ms. Lee enjoys getting outside and backpacking as well as quality time with her family. She is happy to be part of our Goddard Family and help provide a nurturing and inspiring teaching moments!

Ms. Lee continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check with the Washoe County Sheriff Department.

Ms Lee

Ms Ashley, Resource Ms. Ashley is a Flex Teacher who helps in all the classrooms at The Goddard School. She is currently pursuing a degree in nursing at the University of Nevada, Reno. Ms. Ashley has been an instrumental part of our team since 2019. She has coached young children in a variety of sports. Ms. Ashley enjoys playing sports and camping with family. Ms. Ashley is delighted to be part of The Goddard School team and share her love for working with children.

Ms. Ashley continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check with the Washoe County Sheriff Department.

Ms Ashley

Ms Gabriela, Resource Ms. Gabi is an assistant teacher who assists in all classrooms. Ms. Gabi has been a Reno/Sparks native since 2005 and loves everything about the area. She received her Bachelors Degree in Sociology with a minor in Spanish in 2010 at the University of Nevada, Reno. Prior to joining the Goddard team she worked with children at the Reno Sparks Indian Colony Head Start program. Ms. Gabi loves spending time with her daughter and reading books in her free time! She has heart and passion for working with children and is very happy and honored to be apart of the Goddard family!

Ms. Gabi continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check with the Washoe County Sheriff Department.

Ms Gabriela

Mr Kana, Resource Mr. Kana is a FLEX Teacher that helps in all of the classrooms at The Goddard School. He is the very first Goddard Alumni to become a teacher and share his love for the Goddard experience with your children! In his free time he enjoys competing in dirt bike riding competitions in the local area and is thrilled to be a part of your child's learning experience!

Mr. Kana continues his education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check with the Washoe County Sheriff Department.

Mr Kana

Ms Lynette, Resource Ms. Lynette is a Flex Teacher who helps in all the classrooms at The Goddard School. She is eager to continue her career by studying Early Childhood Development at the University of Oregon. Ms. Lynette enjoys watching children learn a new task for the first time and the "ah-ha" moment. During her free time, she enjoys being outdoors and staying active with her family. Ms. Lynette is delighted to be part of the Goddard Team and creating a love for learning for children at a young age!

Ms. Lynette continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check with the Washoe County Sheriff Department.

Ms Lynette

Peyton, Resource Ms. Peyton is a Flex Teacher who helps in all the classrooms at The Goddard School. She is currently pursuing a degree in Psychology with a specialization in Behavioral Analysis and double minoring in Addiction Treatment and Philosophy at the University of Nevada, Reno. Ms. Peyton's favorite preschool moment was using her imagination to build and create different things and she can't wait to foster those moments with our students.

Ms. Peyton continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check with the Washoe County Sheriff Department.

Peyton

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