Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Ms Kaylee, Owner Kaylee is the On-Site Owner of The Goddard School in Folsom. Ms. Kaylee earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communication Studies and Public Relations 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. Kaylee understands that you have a choice in childcare and preschool for your family. She believes in making a difference and recognizes the significance of positively affecting the lives of the students as well as the families in the community. The Goddard School features a warm, loving atmosphere in a year round program designed to enhance the emotional, social, intellectual and physical development of your child while enriching their desire to learn. Ms. Kaylee is happy for the opportunity to provide Goddard’s outstanding program to the children of the Folsom community!

Ms Kaylee

Mr John and Mrs Jody, Owners John and Jody are Owners of The Goddard School in Folsom. They are the On-Site Owners for The Goddard School in Sparks, NV and recipients of the respected Circle of Excellence Award along with the coveted Quality Assurance Health and Safety Award for the entire West Coast. Mrs. Jody holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and has worked with children for over 25 years. Through Mrs. Jody’s experience, she is aware of the significance in providing a quality preschool setting with caring and professional teachers. Mr. John has a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and prior to Goddard he has worked with children as a sports coach. He also has an extensive background in management and customer service. They both recognize the importance of a safe and nurturing learning environment. Mr. John and Mrs. Jody are passionate and committed to providing the highest quality preschool experience for the children of Folsom and the surrounding communities. In their spare time, John and Jody enjoy spending time with their family, camping and traveling.

Mr John and Mrs Jody

Mrs Jamie , Director Mrs. Jamie is a Director at our School. She has earned her associate’s degree in Liberal Arts. Mrs. Jamie has been working in the Early Childhood field for over 25 years including working as a Teacher, Nanny, Dance Studio Director, Curriculum Coordinator and Preschool Director. Her passion is hands on mentoring of her faculty. Mrs. Jamie has extensive classroom curriculum experience which she loves sharing with others. She enjoys watching children of all ages grow and discover new things. Mrs. Jamie loves working with children and their families, creating the sense of community and family. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and twin daughters.

Mrs. Jamie is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Mrs Jamie

Mrs Katrina, Director Mrs. Katrina is a Director at our School. She has earned a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and has over 15 years of experience working in the field. Mrs. Katrina has been a Teacher, Director, Field Services Supervisor and Regional Manager for a Language Immersion program. She enjoys the love and natural curiosity children have. Mrs. Katrina is dedicated about developing classroom environments that encourages exploration, creativity, and discovery that supports love of learning that children carry with them throughout their lives. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, spending time outdoors and going to concerts.

Mrs. Katrina is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Mrs Katrina

Mrs Charlotte, Assistant Director Mrs. Charlotte is our Administrative Assistant and holds a degree in Art. She has supported Folsom youth and FCUSD for the past 15 years. Mrs. Charlotte has a wide range of experience in the field including designing and developing the support programs for multiple school gardens in our community. She has also taught art in elementary school classrooms. Additionally, Mrs. Charlotte volunteered for the national program "FIRST" by preparing FLL and FTC robotics teams for competitions. She is passionate about sharing her creativity and expertise with the Goddard Family as a whole.

Mrs. Charlotte is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Mrs Charlotte

Ms Melanie, Lead Teacher Ms. Melanie has earned her associate degree, as well as an associate teaching certificate through Los Rios Community College. Her studies also included child development, child psychology and family consumer science at Sacramento University. Ms. Melanie earned a certificate working with The Child Life Program at the Children’s Hospital and loves Tinkerbell and fairies. With over 25 years of experience, Ms. Melanie is a great addition to The Goddard Family.

Ms. Melanie continues her education through Goddard System University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Ms Melanie

Mrs Manbir, Lead Teacher Ms. Mannie is the Lead Teacher in the Crabs First Steps classroom. She has an Associate of Science degree in General Education. Ms. Mannie has 24 units in Early Childhood Education including Infant and Toddler specialized coursework. She is pursuing her degree in the Child Development field. Ms. Mannie has worked with young children since 2006. She loves watching the children play, explore, and get excited about new things they learn and experience. Ms. Mannie speaks Punjabi and English.

Ms. Mannie continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Mrs Manbir

Ms Theresa, Lead Teacher Ms. Theresa is a Lead Teacher in the Sea Turtles, Toddler 1 Classroom. She has recently completed her Bachelor's Degree in Child Development from Sacramento State. Ms. Theresa has taught toddlers for 3 years. She enjoys watching young children learn new skills and loves to incorporate fun new activities into her daily lesson plans. Ms. Theresa enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her family. She is excited to be a part of The Goddard School team.

Ms. Theresa continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Ms Theresa

Ms Marina, Lead Teacher Ms. Marina is a Lead Teacher in the Seals, Toddler 2 Classroom. She has recently completed her Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Child and Family Sciences at California State University, Fresno. Ms. Marina has taught infants through school-age children since 2009. Ms. Marina enjoys letting her class experiment with technology and engineering and is proud to offer lots of STEAM activities. In her spare time Ms. Marina enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is also fluent in Russian. She is excited to be a part of The Goddard School team.

Ms. Marina continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Ms Marina

Mrs Ruthie, Lead Teacher Mrs. Ruthie is the lead teacher in the Octopus, Get Set Classroom. She has been working in the Early Education field since 2008 with children ages birth through school-age. Mrs. Ruthie plans to continue her education and obtain an A.A. degree. She enjoys doing messy art and cooking projects with her class. Mrs. Ruthie is bilingual so she also enjoys teaching Spanish. In her spare time, Ms. Ruthie enjoys baking and trying new recipes from different cultures. Mrs. Ruthie looks forward to providing children with the fundamental skills to be confident life-long learners.

Mrs. Ruthie continues her education through Goddard System University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Mrs Ruthie

Ms Courtney, Lead Teacher Ms. Courtney is a Lead Teacher in the Whales classroom. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Nevada, Reno. Ms. Courtney has been working with children since 2015 in numerous school settings and as a gymnastics coach. She is passionate about working with children because she can guide the children's learning through support and love. Ms. Courtney loves spending her days helping children find new opportunities to grow and learn.

Ms. Courtney continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Ms Courtney

Ms Shannon, Lead Teacher Ms. Teeter is our Kindergarten Lead Teacher in the Sharks Classroom. She has a B.A. in Liberal Studies and a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential from California State University, San Marcos. Ms. Teeter has been working with children for many years and loves to watch students learn new things. She has student taught in both 4th Grade and Kindergarten Classrooms and has experience working in a Preschool environment. Ms. Teeter has also worked in children’s ministries leading whole group and small group instruction while planning activities for Preschool – 5th Grade students. She has experience working with students of varying needs and abilities and strives to make her classroom an inclusive and nurturing place. Ms. Teeter enjoys learning about her students to make her lessons relatable for them. She is passionate about making the classroom a fun and welcoming environment for students to grow.

Ms. Teeter continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Ms Shannon

Mrs Tonya, Assistant Teacher Mrs. Tonya is a Teacher in the Crabs, First Steps Classroom. She has been involved in the early childhood education field since 2003 and had completed 30 early childhood education course units. Mrs. Tonya’s teaching philosophy is to have a loving, safe, and nurturing environment that stimulates learning. In her free time, Mrs. Tonya is an animal lover and she enjoys taking her three dogs to the dog park and cuddling with her cat. She has two grown sons that she tries to spend as much time as possible with.

Mrs. Tonya continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Mrs Tonya

Ms Chelsea, Assistant Teacher Ms. Chelsea is a Teacher in the Stingrays, Preschool 2 Classroom. She earned her Early Childhood Education units from Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo. Ms. Chelsea has been working with children since 2012 and has been teaching since 2018. Her philosophy is to lean through play. Every child needs a childhood and Ms. Chelsea believes that they learn best when they are having fun. Ms. Chelsea is enjoys working with our Goddard Families and being a part of the development as the children grow.

Ms. Chelsea continues her education through Goddard System University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Ms Chelsea

Mrs Sarah, Assistant Teacher Mrs. Sarah is the Teacher in our Preschool Program, Stingrays Classroom. She has her Associate Teaching Certificate and has earned her Early Childhood Education units through Modesto Junior College. Mrs. Sarah has been working with children for many years and continues to build her teaching skills. Her teaching philosophy is to provide children with a loving environment so they can learn best. In her free time, Mrs. Sarah enjoys cooking and the outdoors. She looks forward to sharing her love of teaching with our Goddard Family.

Mrs. Sarah continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Mrs Sarah

Mrs Debra, Resource Mrs. Debbie is a FLEX Teacher who supports all the classrooms in our school. She has been working in the Early Childhood Education field for many years and previously ran her own home childcare. Mrs. Debbie has earned her ECE units and continues to pursue her degree in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Debbie enjoys Zumba and Pickleball in her spare time. She is married with three grown children and loves spoiling her grandchildren.


Mrs. Debbie continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Mrs Debra

Ms Kelly, Resource Ms. Kelly is a FLEX Teacher who supports all the classrooms in our school. She is pursuing her degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in sign language. Ms. Kelly has been working with kids for over 5 years and enjoys finding ways to learn and connect with them. Ms. Kelly enjoys hiking and anime movies. Ms. Kelly is excited to help each child grow and reach their developmental goals.

Ms. Kelly continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) classes. She is CPR and First Aid Certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Ms Kelly

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