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 feels honored to provide Goddard’s outstanding program to the children of the Folsom community!

In Ms. Kaylee's spare time, she enjoys being with her family, friends and puppy! She lives here in Folsom and is obsessed with the community. Ms. Kaylee loves spending time at Folsom Lake, paddle boarding at Lake Natoma, going to the dog park, hiking and trips to beautiful Lake Tahoe.

Ms Kaylee

Mr John and Mrs Jody, Owners John and Jody are Owners of The Goddard School in Folsom. 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 the 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 crafting, gardening and spending time with her husband and twin daughters.

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

Mrs Jamie

Ms Melanie, Lead Teacher Ms. Melanie is a Lead Teacher in our Dolphins, Preschool 1 Classroom. She 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 Seahorses Infant classroom. She has an Associate of Science degree in General Education. She has 24 units in Early Childhood Education including Infant and Toddler specialized coursework. She is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in the Child Development field. Mrs. 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. Mrs. 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 Marina, Lead Teacher Ms. Marina is a Lead Teacher in the Seals, Toddler 2 Classroom. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Child & Family Sciences at California State University, Fresno. She has taught infants through school-age children for over a decade. Ms. Marina enjoys letting her class experiment with technology and engineering and likes to include a variety of STEAM activities in her lesson plans. She loves her dogs named Mia and Boston. Ms. Marina speaks Russian and enjoys spending her spare time cooking and making memories with her family.

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

Ms Lauren, Assistant Teacher Ms. Lauren is a Teacher in the Toddler 1, Sea Turtles Classroom. She has been working in the child care field for over 15 years and has worked with children infant to school age. She loves to sing and dance with all ages. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her daughter walking their dog and doing arts and crafts.

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

Ms Lauren

Ms Jennie, Assistant Teacher Ms. Jennie is a Teacher in our Preschool 2, Stingrays classroom. She has completed her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and will be continuing her education at Sacramento State this fall. She is excited to help guide children while they learn, grow, and discover new things. Ms. Jennie enjoys gardening and growing fruits and vegetables in her greenhouse at home. She also loves cooking and trying new recipes.

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

Ms Jennie

Ms Chelsea, Assistant Teacher Ms. Chelsea is a Teacher in the Whales Pre-Kindergarten 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 Leticia, Resource Mrs. Leticia is an Aide in our Infant and Toddler program. She is currently taking Early Childhood Education courses to add to her Education degree that she obtained in Brazil. Mrs. Leticia has over 15 years of experience working with children of all ages. She speaks both English and Portuguese. Mrs. Leticia enjoys spending time with her son and family. She continues her education through Goddard Systems University (GSU) courses and is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a Livescan background check.

Mrs Leticia

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