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.


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. 

  •  Madison


    Mrs. Madison and her husband, Josh, were both born and raised here in Jonesboro. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Missouri - Kansas City in Dental Hygiene. After 11 years as a hygienist, she desired to work in education and with young children. She has served many years in their church as a preschool Sunday School teacher, and quickly realized her passion for spending time with little ones. She and her husband have three young children - Rory, Ellis and Summit. When school is out, she and the kids are usually cheering on dad’s high school baseball and golf team at Valley View. Madison and Josh look forward to meeting you and your children! They hope to help guide and nurture them through these important first years!
  •  Alyssa


    Director of Education
    Mrs. Alyssa was born and raised in the small town of Sheridan, Arkansas. Alyssa attended Arkansas State University, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. While attending ASU, she met her husband, Travis. After college, Alyssa taught sixth grade literacy at Nettleton School District for three years. Before joining the Goddard family, Alyssa opened her own in-home child care center and completed her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. In her free time, Alyssa loves to spend time with her family and travel to new and exciting places. Her most recent trip was to Ireland and Scotland! Alyssa is excited to serve you and your families!
  •  Lindsey


    Assistant Director of Operations
    Mrs. Lindsey was born and raised in Paragould, Arkansas. She moved to Jonesboro in 2011 where she attended Arkansas State University and studied Mid-Level Education. After she graduated, she married her husband, Kevin Frisbee. She taught middle school and high school for the last 8 years until having her daughter, Conley. Lindsey has a love for education and pouring into and serving her community. In her free time, you will probably find her in a basketball gym watching her husband coach, watching some of her former students play, or watching the Memphis Grizzlies. Lindsey looks forward to watching your babies grow and learn!
  •  Cayden


    Infant Lead Teacher
    My name is Cayden Wyatt. I’m 22 years old and married to my high school sweetheart. Together we have a son who just turned 1. I’m originally from Kennett, Missouri, but moved to Jonesboro in February. I’m so excited to be a part of The Goddard School! I can’t wait to get to know and love all of the children here!
  •  Gilliam


    First Steps Lead Teacher
    Mrs. Gilliam and her husband, Hayden, were both born and raised in Jonesboro. In 2021, she graduated from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. After graduating, she became a veterinarian assistant, but soon started to miss working with children. She’s worked at 3 different dance studios here in Jonesboro, teaching kids from 2 to 18 years old how to dance. She has also been a babysitter since she was a young girl. She has always loved teaching and caring for children. Gilliam and her husband live on a farm in Harrisburg with many cows, their two horses, Cash and Dream, and two dogs, Skylar and Candy. Something fun about Gilliam is that she was a Red Wolves Dancer for 4 years at ASU. Gilliam is so happy to be your child’s teacher!
  •  Kelsi


    First Steps 2 Lead Teacher
    I'm 27 years old and married to my sweet husband, Dale. I have 7 years of experience in Early Childhood Education, and it has always been a passion of mine! I love seeing young minds grow and explore new things!
  •  Brittany


    Toddler 1 Lead Teacher
    Hello! My name is Brittany, and I’m so excited to be a part of The Goddard family! I love working with children and being a part of their learning experience! I have two little ones of my own that keep me on my toes, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! I can’t wait to meet each child here at The Goddard School and watch them learn and grow!
  •  Marina


    Toddler 2 Lead Teacher
    Hi! My name is Marina, and I’m so glad to be apart of The Goddard School! A little about me: I am originally from Texas and moved to Jonesboro about 3 ½ years ago. I met my husband while he was stationed in Texas, and we have been married almost 5 years! Since I was little I always knew I wanted to work with kids. I planned to work with older elementary aged kids, but that changed to little kiddos. This field has been so rewarding and enjoyable!
  •  Summer


    Get Set Lead Teacher
    Hello! My name is Summer Owens. I just recently got married to my husband, James. We have two dogs, who are basically our children. I was born and raised in Jonesboro, AR. I have worked with children since I was 17, and I have a special place in my heart for kids. I was recently a pediatric nurse until I realized nursing was not for me, and I know working with kids was my passion. I cannot wait to see what all Goddard has to offer for me!!
  •  Miriah


    Lead Preschool Teacher
    Hello! My name is Mrs. Miriah. I have many years of experience working with kids. I love teaching them new things and seeing them grow and learn every day. When I'm not at work, I love being outside with my husband, my daughter, Leia, and all my animals. If we aren't outside we are watching Star Wars (yes my daughter is named after Princess Leia), Harry Potter, or reading.
  •  Nora


    Lead Teacher - Preschool 2
    Hello, My Name is Nora Gomez. I have 5 beautiful children who keep me busy! My oldest 4 are teenagers. yikes! lol Never a dull moment but I love it, wouldn’t change anything about it. We love the outdoors, hiking, and family time as well. I am so excited to be a part of The Goddard School Family. I’ve always enjoyed working with preschoolers. I have over 10 years of experience working in this field. I am fluent in Spanish. I cannot wait to start on this new journey with you all.
  •  Monica


    PreK Lead Teacher
    Hi, my name is Monica Nava and I'm so excited to be your Pre-K teacher! I am an Arkansas State graduate with a Bachelor's in Communication Disorders. A few things about me is I love sweets, reading and being with my family. I can't wait to see how much we learn together this year!
  •  Zae


    Assistant Teacher
    Hi! I'm Zae, I was born and raised here in Jonesboro. It's a true honor to be part of this community, serving and supporting families by nurturing their children's growth and development. I have always had a passion and interest in early childhood development, and recognize the importance of these first years for your little ones! I enjoy reading, cooking, and art in my free time. I am looking forward to watching your children grow and thrive at Goddard!
  •  Olivia


    Assistant Teacher
    Hello! My name is Olivia Waymon and I am 21 years old. I am so excited to be apart of the Goddard Family. I graduated from Brookland and have lived in Jonesboro all of my life. I have 2 years of childcare experience, and have a passion to see young minds grow!
  •  Faith


    Assistant Teacher
    Hello! My name is Faith and I’m 23 years old. I am from Minnesota, and I moved to Jonesboro in August of 2021. Working with kids is something I am very passionate about. I am so excited to be apart of The Goddard School and can’t wait to build a connection with all of the children and their families!
  •  Brianna


    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, My name is Brianna Lowitt. I was born in Portland, Oregon, and moved to Jonesboro, Arkansas in 2016. I am a senior at Arkansas State University majoring in Business. My passion has always been with children, so I'm honored to be able to get the chance to work at The Goddard School. I can't wait to see what this new chapter in my life brings me.
  •  Felicia


    Assistant Teacher
    Hello! My name is Felicia King. I am a 35-year-old, country girl from Brookland, AR. I have a set of miracle twins, Kinna and Kainon, and three, beautiful bonus children, Sofie, EJ, and Ezmae. I have been in childcare for around 5 years. My family is my life. there is nothing more that I want to do in my spare time than make memories with them. I look forward to loving and teaching your babies!
  •  Monica


    Assistant Teacher
    Hi y'all ! My name is Monica and I am so excited to be a part of the Goddard family ! I grew up in Chicago and started my childcare experience as a private nanny. I relocated to Nashville to work for a private school and now I'm in Jonesboro to be closer to family ! I love to spend my time outdoors and traveling, listening to podcasts, hanging with my family or working on projects. I'm so excited to meet every one of you and grow a bond with each family!
  •  Meredith


    Part-Time / Floater
    My name is Meredith, and I am a junior in college studying Elementary Education. I am originally from Fayetteville, AR. Both of my parents went into education, and I am also the oldest of my siblings. I have a younger brother and sister. I have always loved working with kids and especially the younger aged kids.
  •  Hannah


    Part-Time / Floater
    My name is Hannah, and I am a senior studying to be a speech-language pathologist at Arkansas State University! I love kids and chose to work in childcare because I am wanting to work with this population after I graduate college.
  •  Kaliya


    Part-Time / Floater
    Hi! My name is Kaliya. I am from Palestine, Arkansas, which is a small town that is an hour and a half from Jonesboro. My hobbies include treat making and spending time with my family and friends. I am a student at Arkansas State University, seeking my bachelors of science in nursing. I want to become a pediatric nurse. I chose early child care because I enjoy caring for children and aiding them in growth. Early child care will also help me in my future career as a pediatric nurse, because it gives me experience with many different children. I hope I can be an advocate and provide the adequate amount of care for the little ones!
  •  Lacie


    My name is Lacie, and I am from Medina, Tennessee. I am a Junior Early Education major at Arkansas State University. I am the secretary for my sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha. Off campus I am involved in 747 college ministry at Central Baptist Church. In my spare time, I like to hang out with my friends and family, go shopping, travel, read, and play with my puppy, Gus. I am also a huge music fan! I love all genres of music. One of my favorite artists is Taylor Swift.
  •  Matti


    My name is Matti, and I am a freshman at Arkansas State University. I am studying to receive a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and become a teacher! I am excited to spend time with the kids at The Goddard School and have lots of fun while learning!
  •  Kimberly


    Assistant Teacher
    Hello! My name is Ms. Kimberly. I have three children of my own, along with a German shepherd and three cats! I have lived in Jonesboro all my life and have worked in childcare off and on for nearly 20 years. In my free time, I love to read, crochet, paint, and any other crafty activities that inspire me. A lifelong dream of mine is to write and publish a book. I'm so excited to work at Goddard and help your babies learn and grow.
  •  Megan


    Hello! My name is Megan, I am a freshman at Arkansas State University. I am studying to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I chose to work here at The Goddard School because I love helping children. I’m am so excited to be apart of The Goddard School and can’t wait to teach all of the sweet kids!
  •  Kennadie


    My name is Kennadie Hobson, and I am from Sheridan, Arkansas. I am currently a student at Arkansas State University, majoring in Elementary Education. I chose education because I love kids and want to help them become the best version of themselves.
  •  McKinley


    Part-Time / Floater
    Hi, my name is McKinley Powell! I am a sophomore at A-state, and I am majoring in social work! I plan on being a pediatric therapist and love working with children!
  •  Piper


    Hi! My name is Piper Cox, and I am currently a junior at Arkansas State University! I am studying Elementary Education, and I am super excited to be a part of the Goddard School. I am excited to gain more experience with kids so that I can be the best teacher once graduating! I love being around kids and watching them grow and succeed.
  •  Yasmine


    My name is Yasmine Aly. I was born in New Orleans, but I have lived in Arkansas for quite some time. I am a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, and am currently a senior at Arkansas State University. I hope to graduate with a Bachelor’s in Criminology and attend law school in the near future.
  •  Meagan


    Hey! My name is Meagan Phillips, and I am from Cabot AR. I am a student at Arkansas State University majoring in Elementary Education with a goal of becoming a 3rd grade teacher! I love to hang out with my friends and family, travel, read, and cruise. I also love music with some of my favorite artists being Taylor Swift and Morgan Wallen! I chose to work at Goddard because I love helping little kids learn and thrive. I cannot wait to work with so many amazing kids!
  •  Hannah


    My name is Hannah Fulmer, and I’ve lived in Jonesboro since I started at Arkansas State in 2010. I graduated with degrees in Math and Math Education. After teaching high school math for 7 years, I am excited to work with a fun, younger age group!
  •  Jordan


    Hey! My name is Jordan Elsperman. I’m a Mom/Bonus Mom to a total of 6 kiddos. I carry a degree in Respiratory Care, but childcare is where my heart is. I have about six years of prior childcare experience and truly enjoy every aspect of it. I'm so excited to love on your kids here at Goddard!
  •  Kaylee


    Part Time / Floater
    Hey! My name is Kaylee Whitson! I’m a freshman at Arkansas State University. I’m so excited to meet all the children and families of The Goddard School! In my free time, I love to paint, spend time with friends, and visit my large family. I am the oldest of 16 grandchildren, so I have a lot of experience working with kids.
  •  Lindsay


    Hey! My name is Lindsay Daniels! I’m a senior at Arkansas State University majoring in Exercise Science. After I graduate, I plan on becoming a physical therapist. I chose to work in early childcare because this is the age group I plan on specializing in. I’m excited to be a part of The Goddard School and meet the kids!
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