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. 

  • 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 Madison

    Mrs Madison

    Assistant Director
    Mrs. Madison graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Science from South Dakota State University and a Master Degree of Education, with an emphasis in Workforce Development from the University of Arkansas. She is ready to start this exciting journey with the Goddard School, where she will be able to help teachers and children grow within their roles and classrooms. Mrs. Madison loves to spend time with her husband and 1 year old son. She is looking forward to meeting and working with all the kids and families that will start attending school in the fall.
  • Mrs Brenda

    Mrs Brenda

    Lead Pre-K 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. 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!
  • 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.
  • Mrs Jayleen

    Mrs Jayleen

    Lead First Steps 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 Miranda

    Mrs Miranda

    Lead Pre-Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Miranda has worked with children, birth-6, for nearly 10 years. She is very passionate about Early Childhood Education. She loves watching the children learn and grow. Ms. Miranda has always been inspired to be a teacher because she loves helping others, as it brings her great fulfillment. She obtained an A.A. Degree in Pre-Elementary Education, and a B.S. in Psychology. She enjoys seeing the way children’s brains develop from their childhood experiences and how important this is to instill those positive experiences in a classroom setting. Ms. Miranda’s favorite things to do outside of work is spending time with her husband and two daughters and going on outdoor adventures.
  • Mrs Joy

    Mrs Joy

    Lead Get Set Teacher
    Mrs. Joy has taught preschool for nine years. She loves it so much; she is now working on her master’s degree in special education integrated birth to kindergarten to better serve her students' needs. She has been married for thirty years and has a stepson, two grown children and an eight-year-old daughter. She is also a Meme to four grandchildren. Her interests include going to church, cooking, reading, and watching family friendly movies. Her favorite TV show is Beachfront Bargain Hunters and her dream is to live at the beach someday.
  • Mrs Tracey

    Mrs Tracey

    Lead Preschool 2 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!
  • 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.
  • Miss Chloe

    Miss Chloe

    Assistant Infant Teacher
    My name is Chloe Stumhofer and I am so excited to be in infant 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!
  • Miss Carter

    Miss Carter

    Part Time Assistant Teacher
    Hi! My name is Carter Schmidt! I am from Van Buren, Arkansas and I am currently a junior, majoring in Business, at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. I am Vice President Panhellenic for Delta Gamma, and I am in leadership for a college-based ministry called Reach! I love being involved, building community, and serving the Lord! I am the oldest of three girls, and have babysat for years. I love building special bonds with every sweet soul I encounter with. I am so excited for this fun learning experience.
  • Miss Jordan

    Miss Jordan

    Assistant Pre-Toddler 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 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!
  • Mrs Maiya

    Mrs Maiya

    Assistant Get Set 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.
  • Miss Nicole

    Miss Nicole

    Assistant 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!
  • Mrs Valeri

    Mrs Valeri

    Assistant Pre-K Teacher
    My name is Valeri. I hold an associate degree in early childhood development from Carl Albert State College, and I am currently pursuing my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. My passion for teaching is rooted in my belief in the power of education to shape young minds and foster personal growth. I'm a wife to my husband of 8 years and we have a two-year-old daughter. In my free time you'll find me at the football field supporting my husband's team or on the biking trails. I look forward to working alongside your child and helping them grow academically, emotionally, and socially.
  • Ms Molly

    Ms Molly

    Part Time Assistant Teacher
    Hello! My name is Molly. I am a mother to 5 and a nana to one little boy. I was born and raised in the area and I love this community. My boyfriend and I love outdoor adventures. I have an associates degree in General Studies and I am currently enrolled at UAFS furthering my education in early childhood. I have been in childcare for over 7 years. I love to see children flourish and am excited to be a part of the Goddard School.
  • Ms Veva

    Ms Veva

    Assistant 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.
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