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. 

  • Mrs Penny

    Mrs Penny

    Owner
    Ms. Penny graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor’s Degree in English. She worked as a Software Engineer for five years. She opened the school after searching for a quality preschool environment for her own child. She and her husband, Yuri, now have six children. Ms. Penny loves watching the daily interactions between staff and children, and knowing that the children are in a positive learning environment. She is the original owner of this location, opened in 2008. She is proud to be the onsite owner and help support the best teachers in Early Childhood Education.
  • Ms Crystal

    Ms Crystal

    Education Director
    Ms. Bragg is the Education Director at our school. She has been a part of our Goddard family since August 2012. She has her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Plattsburgh State University. She taught in the preschool for many years before becoming the Director. Her favorite part about working in early childhood education is being around the children, they can guarantee that everyday will be filled with smiles.
  • Ms Maressa

    Ms Maressa

    Assistant Director
    Ms. Maressa is the Assistant Director at our school. She has been a member of the Goddard Family since November 2021. She originally was raised in Japan, and Moved to Arizona in 2007. Ms. Maressa obtained her Bachelors in Psychology and Bachelors in Criminology/Criminal Justice from Northern Arizona University in 2021. She has worked with multiple childcare and respite care agencies since 2013, and has always been fascinated with young children grasping their passion of learning and exploring. Her favorite part about working in early childhood education is being around the children and watching them understand more and more of their personality, identity, and capabilities.
  • Ms Breanna

    Ms Breanna

    Koalas - Lead Teacher
    Hello, my name is Ms. Breanna and I am the Lead teacher in the Koalas Infant program. I moved to Arizona from Hawaii, and I have been living in Arizona for about 5 years. I have been a member of the Goddard Family since August of 2021, and I have 2 years of experience working with children of all ages. I obtained my Associates in Education, and I am currently working towards my Bachelor's in Early and Special Education. In my spare time, I like to work out, go on road trips, and spend time with my two daughters. I look forward to working with you and your child as well as being a part of their first steps in their journey to learn!
  • Ms Jazmine

    Ms Jazmine

    Koalas - Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Jazie is the lead teach her for our Koalas Infant Program. Ms. Jazie is an Arizonian born and raised, and has been working in childcare for over 7 years. In January of 2020, Ms. Jazie received her Child Development Associate, and she is also in the works of obtaining her bachelors in Elementary Education! Her favorite part about working with children is watching them learn and seeing their progression. One of Ms. Jazie's favorite hobbies is painting, and her passion is to teach children and the new generations to come! "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin
  • Ms Makayla

    Ms Makayla

    Chimps - Lead Teacher
    Ms. Makayla is the Co-Lead for the Pre-Toddler Chimps classroom. She has been a member of the Goddard Family since February of 2022. Ms. Makayla has 9+ years of experience working in child care settings, and has obtained an Associates in Fine Arts from Mesa Community College. She is obsessed with the K-Pop band, BTS! In her free time she loves to get cozy, draw, watch TV, and catch up on her learning the Korean Language. She's very excited to share her love of education with your children!
  • Ms Sydni

    Ms Sydni

    Chimps - Lead Teacher
    Ms. Sydni is the Lead Teacher for the Pre-Toddler Chimps Classroom. She has been a of member of the Goddard Family since May of 2022, and has 5+ years of experience working with children from infants to elementary school-aged children. In her free time, she loves listening to music, spending time with her animals, and loves the K-Pop band BTS! Her favorite part about working in early childhood education is giving the children a safe-space and second home, and seeing the children express joy and free spirit.
  • Ms Sharon

    Ms Sharon

    Penguins - Teacher
    Ms. Sharon is the Teacher for our Penguins program! She has been a member of the Goddard Family since November of 2023. Ms. Sharon obtained her associates in early child education from Milwaukee Area Technical College and has 10+ years of experience in childcare. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, going to the zoo, and spending time with her grandchildren.
  • Mrs Wulan

    Mrs Wulan

    Macaws - Lead Teacher
    Ms. Wulan is the lead teacher in our Macaws toddler program. She has her Child Development Associates or CDA from the National Credentialing Program. She loves showing toddlers new and exciting things and teaching them the importance of play! She is also trilingual in English, Korean, and Indonesian. Ms. Wulan has been part of the Goddard family since August 2016. "Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate."
  • Ms AnnMarie

    Ms AnnMarie

    Macaws - Assistant Teacher
    Ms. AnnMarie is the assistant teacher in our Macaws toddler program, and she has been a member of the Goddard Family since January of 2021! Originally from Brooklyn New York, she moved to Arizona in 2008, and has been in the childcare career field for 13+ years (and home care for 8 years). One of her main goals is to encourage a fun and safe environment for the children to thrive in. Her favorite part about working with children is seeing them learn, grow, and laugh. She also loves how children can make her rainy days completely better and makes her heart happy. She is a proud mother and grandmother, and values her time with her family dearly. "One day at a time!"
  • Ms Rebecca

    Ms Rebecca

    Lead Teacher - Chameleons
    Ms. Rebecca is the Lead Teacher for the Twos program Chameleons Class! She has 9+ years of experience working with children and has been in the Goddard Family since June 2023. Her favorite part about working with children is watching them grow and creating as many "lightbulb" moments as possible. On her free time, she enjoys spending time with her children and cats, hiking, shopping, and watching movies.
  • Ms Dianne

    Ms Dianne

    Chameleons - Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Dianne is the Assistant Teacher in the Chameleons classroom. She has been with Goddard in Chandler since January 2020, but joined our Gilbert location in July of 2023. Ms. Dianne has a true passion for working with children and values the growth they experience when supporting them academically, emotionally, and socially. Ms. Dianne is proficient in Tagalog and enjoys baking and playing video games!
  • Mrs Rachel

    Mrs Rachel

    Zebras - Assistant Teacher
    Mrs. Rachel is the Assistant Teacher for our Pre-School Zebras Classroom! She has been a member of the Goddard Family since November 2023. She was born and raised in Texas, then eventually moved to Arizona, and obtained her Associates in Early Childhood and is planning on going back to school soon for her Bachelors in Early Childhood. Ms. Rachel loves to read, go shopping, and spend time with her husband. Her favorite part about working with children is seeing them learn and understand something new.
  • Ms Sharon

    Ms Sharon

    Tigers - Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Sharon is the Assistant Teacher for our Pre-school Tigers Classroom. She has been a member of the Goddard Family since November 2023. She has 5 years' experience working in childcare, and she will soon obtain her Bachelors in Counseling and Psychology from Arizona State University. She also has three years' experience in Elementary Education and music theory/voice from the College of Southern Nevada. She would love to work towards a master's and a Doctorate as well. In her free time, she loves spending time with her boyfriend Jordan and their two cats Ferri and Charlie. She also collects and loves to build Lego. Her favorite thing about working with children is watching the growth of each child and the little interesting things they say each day.
  • Ms Faith

    Ms Faith

    Polar Bears - Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Faith is the assistant teacher in our Polar Bears Pre-Kindergarten program. Originally from Rosenburg, Oregon, Ms. Faith moved to Arizona in 2014, and obtained college credits while still in high school in order to get a head start in doing what she loves; teaching! Ms. Faith received her Early Childhood Education Certificate in 2021 from the East Valley Institute of Technology, and is working towards her Associates, and is looking towards obtaining her Bachelors in education. Ms. Faith has 5+ years of experience working with children, and has been a member of the Goddard Family since June of 2021! Her favorite part about working with children is seeing the happiness in all the children and seeing how far the children have come throughout the years in the classrooms. Outside of teaching, she loves to travel to do volunteer work and projects, and so far she has touched South Africa and Guatemala.
  • Mrs Mary

    Mrs Mary

    Polar Bears - Lead Teacher
    Mary has been part of our Goddard Family for over 4 years, she has worked with all age groups here at our school. She has worked in Early Childhood Education for over 10 years! Her favorite part about working with children is watching the joy in their faces when they accomplish something new, and hearing their laughter! Mary's favorite childhood quote is "While we try to teach our children about life, our children teach us what life is all about!"
  • Ms Grace

    Ms Grace

    Polar Bears - Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Grace is the assistant teacher in our Polar Bears Pre-K Program working alongside Ms. Mary. She is originally from Pittsburgh, PA, and moved to Arizona in 2012 and has been a member of the Goddard Family since July of 2012! Ms. Grace has been certified with her Child Development Associate Credential. She loves getting to read to the children and comforting them in moments when they are sad or afraid. Ms. Grace's favorite part about working with children is that she gets to teach them everyday things and watch the children utilize what they have learned, as she finds it most fascinating when the children and their social skills grow! "Count your rainbows, not your thunderstorms"
  • Ms Star

    Ms Star

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Star is one of our resource teachers working with ages 6 weeks through five years old. She has been a part of our Goddard family since December 2018. Her favorite thing about being a teacher is playing with the children.
  • Ms Jasmine

    Ms Jasmine

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Jasmine is a Resource Teacher here at Goddard. She has been a member of the Goddard Family since April of 2023. She is originally from Southern California and lived in Montana and moved to Arizona in 2019. She obtained her associate in arts in Psychology and Behavioral Science. Her favorite part about working with children is seeing them excited about simple things and everyday things that adults overlook. Ms. Jasmine loves to travel, run with her dog and take care of her chickens and ducks.
  • Ms Katie

    Ms Katie

    Resource
    Ms. Katie is a Resource Teacher here at Goddard. She is originally from Gilbert and graduated from Mesquite High School and East Valley Institute of Technology in 2022. Her favorite part of working with children is seeing them laugh and smile! Ms. Katie's hobbies include reading, spending time with her friends and family, and being out in nature. "There are good days and hard days for me, even now. Don't let the hard days win".
  • Ms Majoba

    Ms Majoba

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Majoba is a Resource Teacher here at The Goddard School. She is from Kabul, Afghanistan, and attended Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. She has 15 years of childcare Experience, and she is dedicated to support emotional, social, and academic development of young children. Ms. Majoba speaks 5 languages; English, Farsi, Arabic, Pashto, and Urdu/Hindi! She enjoys spending time with the children while they engage in activities that encourage learning.
  • Miss Cindy

    Miss Cindy

    Pre- Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
    Miss Cindy is the assistant teacher in our Pre-Kindergarten program along side the lead teacher Miss Bohlmann. She has been employed here since August 2012. Her favorite part of being a teacher is that the kids always keep her on her toes, and the simplest thing can bring them so much happiness!
  • Ms Laurie

    Ms Laurie

    Teacher
    Ms. Laurie is a Resource Teacher here at Goddard! She began gaining her childcare experience when she started working at her children's preschool in Northern Virginia and worked there for 12 years. Her favorite thing about working with children is the curiosity and enthusiasm of the children. Ms. Laurie is originally from Southern California, also lived in Florida and Virginia, and moved to Arizona in 2017. She obtained her bachelor's in psychology from Nova Southeastern University. In her spare time, she enjoys tending to her plants/garden, hiking, and spending time with her friends and family.
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