Our Teachers

Our teachers blend the highest education standards with nurturing care to help foster well-rounded child development.

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. 

  • Mr Daniel

    Mr Daniel

    Owner
    Mr. Daniel graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Health/Physical Education from Arkansas Tech University. Prior to owning a Goddard School, he worked as a Teacher/Coach at several Arkansas High Schools for 6 years. After his coaching career he and his wife Emily opened up a CrossFit Business in which they owned and operated for 11 years. Mr Daniel has always been passionate about education and the development of young people. Daniel and his wife Emily have 3 children; Molly, Maggie, and Maddox. In his spare time, you can most likely find him hunting, on a football field or baseball field, at a cheer competition or volleyball match watching one of his kids compete.
  • Miss Charley

    Miss Charley

    Director
    I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Arkansas and Master of Arts in Teaching at Arkansas Tech University. I taught in public schools for nine years as a Kindergarten and Second Grade teacher. I am very passionate about Early Childhood Development and I am committed to creating an environment where children will flourish. I love playing and watching sports and spending time with family in my free time.
  • Mrs Miranda

    Mrs Miranda

    Director of Operations
    Mrs. Miranda obtained an Associate degree in Pre-Elementary Education, and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with two minors, Social Sciences and Early Care. With over 10 years of experience in Early Childhood Education, she is passionate about creating a nurturing and stimulating environment where young children can thrive. In her spare time, you can most likely find her spending time with her husband and two daughters and going on outdoor adventures.
  • Mrs Emily

    Mrs Emily

    Lead Infant Teacher
    Hi my name is Emily, I am a wife and a mother. We love having adventures outside as a family. I first started working with children in high school at my church's kids club. I attended college for early childhood education and began working with children from infants to 2 years old. I have been working with children for about 20 years now. I enjoy getting on the floor with the children and playing with them at their level. I teach with play and exploring our surroundings. I look forward to nurturing and caring for your children.
  • Miss Nicole

    Miss Nicole

    Lead First Step Teacher
    Ms. Nicole is originally from Little Rock, AR. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a B.S. in Education with a minor in Event Management. Ms. Nicole has worked with children for 6 years and loves every second of it! She enjoys shopping, makeup, and owning her own online fashion boutique!
  • Miss Chloe

    Miss Chloe

    Assistant First Step Teacher
    My name is Chloe Stumhofer and I am so excited to be in the first steps classroom! I am Originally from Franklin, TN but I now live in Roland, Oklahoma with my best friend and my 3 nieces and nephews. I have been a teacher in a childcare facility for the last 6 plus years. In my free time I enjoy Spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy getting outside in nature! I have a passion for seeing kids reach their full potential. I am excited to be a part of the Goddard team and family!
  • Mrs Jayleen

    Mrs Jayleen

    Assistant Pre-Toddler Teacher
    My name is Jayleen Canales, I was born and raised in California. I moved to Arkansas 2 years ago. I am a wife and follower of Christ. I enjoy outdoor activities but love being home snuggled up watching a good series. I've worked with kids for 4 years and I love it. I love how much joy kids have and how funny they are. Being a teacher brings me so much joy when I see how much of a difference I can make in their little lives. I can't wait to meet all these kids and create new bonds with them.
  • Mrs Maiya

    Mrs Maiya

    Teacher
    Mrs. Maiya has been in childcare for almost two years! She and her husband have one sweet baby girl. She enjoys reading, going on walks, and spending time with her family.
  • Mrs Parker

    Mrs Parker

    Lead Toddler Teacher
    Mrs. Parker began caring for children at a young age by babysitting siblings, cousins, and children of family friends. She has since gained years of childcare experience by babysitting and nannying for multiple families. Mrs. Parker worked as a toddler teacher at the Fayetteville Goddard School and is so excited to be able to teach closer to home. In her free time she enjoys cooking, playing with her dogs, and spending time with her husband and new baby.
  • Miss Jordan

    Miss Jordan

    Assistant Preschool 2 Teacher
    Ms. Jordan has been in childcare for six years. She is excited to begin this journey at The Goddard School and meet all the children and their families. She is currently enrolled at ATU to study Cardiovascular Sonography and intends to work at Children’s Hospital upon completion. In her free time, she enjoys golfing, reading, and spending time with her family.
  • Mrs Nicole

    Mrs Nicole

    Lead Preschool 1 Teacher
    Hi, my name is Nicole, but I go by Coco! I am a wife, a mom of three littles and I have 2 dogs! I grew up in greenwood and I love teaching and working with kids! In my spare time I like to hike with my kids, cook with my kids, read, run my in home baking business and am really involved in kids ministry at my church! I have been working with kids in both preschool and ministry settings for over the 16 years! I love watching children thrive at school and am really excited to be apart of the Goddard school!
  • Ms Audra

    Ms Audra

    Lead Preschool 2 Teacher
    My name is Audra. I have been married for 25 years and we have 3 amazing children. I started working in childcare 21 years ago as a paraprofessional. I worked 11 years with children that have special needs and have been in preschool the last 10. In my free time I enjoy camping, fishing, being outdoors, and family time.
  • Mrs Chenoa

    Mrs Chenoa

    Assistant Teacher Float
    My name is Chenoa! I was born and raised in Arkansas. I am a wife and mother and enjoy spending my free time going on adventures with my little family! I have been working with children for 4 years and absolutely love it. I adore the excitement and eagerness that children have to learn new things! I'm so excited for this wonderful experience!
  • Miss Allison

    Miss Allison

    Part Time Assistant Teacher
    Hi! My name is Allison Dockins. I am from a small town in Southwest Arkansas. I am a freshman at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. I am majoring in elementary education. I have two younger brothers who are 7 and 9. I am the oldest grandchild, sibling, nieces, etc, so I have grown up babysitting all my younger cousins and siblings and also kids of family friends. I have formed so many bonds babysitting that I will always carry with me! I love being with children and seeing the world through their eyes! I’m so grateful for this opportunity, and I can not wait to impact the lives of all the children here.
  • Ms Veva

    Ms Veva

    Get Set Teacher
    My name is Veva, I graduated with two associates degrees, one in applied science and the other in office management. I was born and raised in Oklahoma, then moved to Arkansas. I have two older children and two granddaughters. I have recently got my CDA in child development. I have been a teachers aide in the various districts and was a lead teacher for 6 years. I am excited to be a part of the Goddard School. I enjoy spending time with my family, going on outdoor adventures, church, and shopping.
  • Mrs Tracey

    Mrs Tracey

    Lead Pre-K 1 Teacher
    Mrs. Tracey has been in childcare for over fifteen years. She studied Early Childhood Education at UAFS and completed her CDA in 2020. She is excited to start this new journey and to meet her students and families. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and anything outdoors!
  • Mrs Cheryl

    Mrs Cheryl

    Part Time Assistant Teacher
    Hello! My name is Mrs. Cheryl, and I am very excited to be a part of The Goddard School. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education plus a certification in Reading Recovery and hours in Teaching English to Students of Other Languages, and I have spent the last 38 years in the public school system.I am married with two adult sons who are also in the field of education so my love of children and teaching must be contagious! When I am not at The Goddard School, you can find me loving on and exploring the world with my grandson.
  • Miss Izzy

    Miss Izzy

    Part Time Assistant Teacher
    Hi my name is Izzie! I am from Fort Smith, Arkansas. I graduated from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville with a Bachelor's degree in Criminology and Sociology. I am further pursuing my education with a Master's in Art and Teaching through the University of Central Arkansas. I like to believe that people have children and raise them in reflection of what they believe the world needs more of or would like to see change in the world. As it is said, “Kids are the future.” Educators are those who inspire, motivate, and empower those young future leaders and I cannot wait to be that influence for your kids!
  •  Brenda

    Brenda

    Teacher
    I'm Ms. Brenda and I am so excited to teach your child! This is my 3rd year with the Goddard School! I transferred from Bentonville and I am so happy to be back in my hometown and being able to continue with such a wonderful school. I have been in early education for 9 years now and so excited to keep growing. I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. In my free time you can find me at home with my husband or out and about with my family. I also love all things Disney and traveling!
  • Ms Hannah

    Ms Hannah

    Part Time Assistant Teacher
    Hello! My name is Hannah. I am so excited to be part of the Goddard School team. I have a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Arkansas Fort Smith. I taught in public elementary for 9 years as a kindergarten and first grade teacher. I am married and a mom to three girls! My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family.
  •  Anastasia

    Anastasia

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi my name is Anna. I am a mom to three sweet kids and a wife. I have been teaching for three years now. My favorite part of teaching is helping them build the strong foundation they need to develop the skills to become well-functioning adults. I absolutely love watching the littles thrive and learn. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, anything outdoors related, and spending time with my kids.
  •  Hailee

    Hailee

    Lead Pre-Toddler Teacher
    Hi I am Hailee! I have 2 dogs and I was a dog trainer for 2-3 years. I am engaged to the sweetest guy. I love helping others even when they do not need it. I'm so excited to help your little ones become a little more independent. Some of my favorite hobbies include singing, playing with my dogs, and cooking. My favorite part about teaching is seeing the kids grow and making connections.
  • Mrs Marka

    Mrs Marka

    Part Time Assistant Pre-K 1 Teacher
    I graduated with my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a master's degree in special education from Pittsburg State University. I have been a teacher for 23 years. My husband and I have been married 33 years and have lived in six different states. We have three boys who all graduated from Arkansas Tech University and all live in different cities in Arkansas. Some of my favorite hobbies include reading, baking, scrapbooking, and traveling to new places. I am so excited to be a part of Goddard early education teaching preschoolers to learn and grow into school-ready children.
  •  Jessie

    Jessie

    Get Set Teacher
    Hi! I'm Jessie Tackett! I came from a family of 10 and my family did in-home daycare for years, so I have always been around kids it seems! I have always enjoyed walking with and playing with children in all settings (nannying, summer camp, daycare, school, etc.) I graduated with a BA degree in Educational Studies from Florida College, where I also worked at a Goddard School. I enjoy spending my free time in the outdoors with my husband or at home creating art, specifically acrylic painting, which is my passion (apart from teaching children of course!) I am excited to learn and grow at this school and get to know each and every child! I seek to focus on positive, choose joy in every day, and share that joy with others and I know that teaching is the best way I can do that!
  • Ms Jodie

    Ms Jodie

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi my name is Jodie! I have worked in early childhood education for over eight years. I enjoy helping children accomplish their goals, whether it be potty-training, or learning to read and write. I am a mom of three boys and a dog mom. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my boys, or going on a nature trail hike.
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