Meet Our Goddard Family

Our expertly trained and experienced teachers and staff blend the highest standards in early childhood education and development with nurturing care to help your child have fun while growing physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.

Careers

If you want to help shape the hearts and minds of young children in a fun, nurturing environment, we’d love to have you work with us! We’re always looking for great teachers to join our family.

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Warm, Nurturing & Highly Trusted

Learning happens best in a warm and nurturing environment, which is why our teachers take the time to make sure your little one feels safe and cared for every day to help them develop a lifelong love of learning. 

Expertise & Skills

Our caring teachers are highly experienced in the best methods to support your child with teachable moments of exploration, discovery and learning each and every day. 

  •  Layne

    Layne

    Owner
    Ms. Layne graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Education and Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Arkansas. Prior to owning The Goddard School, she was the Director of Rehabilitation and a Speech-Language Pathologist for a skilled nursing facility in Central Arkansas. She and her husband, Casey, are the proud parents of their son, Cooper. Layne is passionate about early childhood education and the development of young people. She is excited to create a unique, premier, and meaningful preschool experience for the Conway community. In her spare time, you will likely find her spending time with family, going to the lake, watching her race horses, or “Calling the Hogs!” at Razorback games.
  •  Cara

    Cara

    Director
    Ms. Cara graduated with an Associate of Arts in Education and Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from UCA. Her love for education goes back to being a little girl running around the school with her dad who was the elementary school P.E. teacher in her hometown. Cara has a passion for creating an environment where kids can thrive and truly enjoy coming to school. She is excited to carry out The Goddard School experience and ensure our students are receiving the best early education and care. Cara and her husband have two children, Barrett and Sutton, and a black lab, Hank. In her free time, she enjoys watching all sports, spending time with her kids, and reading a good book!
  •  Olivia

    Olivia

    Assistant Director
    Ms. Olivia graduated from UCA with a Bachelors Degree in Health Service Administration and worked as a site supervisor in childcare while attending college. Olivia is so excited to provide premier childcare and early education at The Goddard School and to help children excel socially, physically, and academically!
  •  Donna

    Donna

    Pre-K Lead Teacher
    Ms. Donna has a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education (K-6) and has taught Pre-School, Special Education, 2nd Grade, and English to Spanish. She was born in Chicago, IL and has two dogs, Mia and Dioji as well as two grown sons and three grandchildren!
  •  Haley

    Haley

    Lead Pre-School Teacher
    Ms. Haley has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and has a passion for kids. She is so excited and honored to get to be a part of the learning and fun at The Goddard School Conway. Haley's favorite things are animals, music, Disney cartoons, Winnie the Pooh, and pastel colors!
  •  Meredith

    Meredith

    Lead Pre-School Teacher
    Ms. Meredith is a University of Central Arkansas graduate with a Bachelors in Family and Consumer Sciences. She has grown up in Central Arkansas and can't see herself anywhere else. She is the oldest of 3 and has a huge love for kids!
  •  Natalie

    Natalie

    Lead Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Natalie has an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Miami. She is a die-hard Philidelphia Eagles fan and loves helping others. She loves to explore new places, singing, and playing piano.
  •  Alexandra

    Alexandra

    Assistant Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Alex is from Portland, Oregan and came to Goddard Conway after working at The Goddard School in Little Rock! She has traveled around the United States several times, plays guitar and bass, and enjoys camping and hiking. Fun fact, Ms. Alex went to The Goddard School as a child!
  •  Taylor

    Taylor

    Lead Young Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Taylor is a graduate of UCA with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and has several years experience as a Preschool and Substitute teacher. She is so excited to be a lead teacher at The Goddard School! She is a mother of two adventurous daughters and has a very funny husband named Zach. She likes to be outside with their two dogs, Frank and Eugene!
  •  Bailey

    Bailey

    Assistant Young Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Bailey is currently a student at University of Central Arkansas studying to become an Occupational Therapist. She has been working with children for over 5 years and is excited to be a teacher at The Goddard School!
  •  Adrian

    Adrian

    Infant Lead Teacher
    Ms. Adrian "Jetta" is a graduate of Morrilton High School with two years of college from UACCM. She is a very open person and likes to spoil her babies like they are her own! She is married and has a 10 year old son. Jetta grew up around kids her entire life and has worked with adults and children with disabilities. She loves to travel, play sports, sing, dance, and be goofy!
  •  Trakiyah

    Trakiyah

    Infant Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Trakiyah is a graduate of Maumelle High School and is currently in Medical Assistant School. She has been working with children since 2019 and has a professional goal to work in the medical field with children after graduating school. She was born and raised in Arkansas and is a die hard Cowboys fan!
  •  Karla

    Karla

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Karla is a graduate of Dardanelle High School and majored in Communications and Broadcast Journalism at University of Arkansas, Arkansas Tech, and Westark Community College. She is an Arizona born, Arkansas raised wife, mother, and grandmother. Her career experience is primarily professional photography. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and exploring the backroads of our country. She spends as much time with family as she can, especially with her 3 grands!
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