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. 

  • Mrs Shalini

    Mrs Shalini

    On-Site Owner
    Thank you for considering The Goddard School to be your child’s best preschool experience. As a parent of two young children, I know the importance of a safe and nurturing learning environment. I believe that an early start to quality education is essential for a lifelong love of learning. Here at The Goddard School, we are dedicated to providing that utmost quality of care and education to the children in our community. I look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful school.
  • Mrs Adriana

    Mrs Adriana

    Associate Director
    Mrs. Adriana is our current Associate Director here at the Goddard school. She has been with us since 2014 and originally started as the lead teacher in our older infant classroom (Jolly Jellyfish.) She comes from a family line of preschool teachers and previously worked for MAAC Head Start. Working with children and the families here at Goddard is a passion she truly is grateful for. She loves teaching children through play, art, and other sensory activities and loves being able to over see all the classrooms. In her spare time she enjoys being with her beautiful family.
  • Mr Fernando

    Mr Fernando

    Operations Director
    Mr. Fernando is the Operations Director at The Goddard School. He joined this school as a Pre-K teacher when it opened in 2013. He had been teaching Pre-Kindergarten for over 12 years. Teaching children has always been his passion, and he enjoys creating an environment designed to stimulate children using their critical thinking skills.
  • Miss Ninamarie

    Miss Ninamarie

    Assistant Director
    Ms. Ninamarie has been with the Goddard School since 2018. She started as an assistant teacher in the infant program and worked alongside many of the younger classrooms. She is currently the Assistant Director but still enjoys supporting and working with children of all ages. She completed her degree in Sociology with an emphasis in child and family relationships.
  • Miss Abegail

    Miss Abegail

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Abegail is our lead teacher in our "First Steps" classroom (Jolly Jellyfish). Though she is with our older infants, she enjoys working with children of all ages. She loves doing art of all kinds, sensory activities, and having dance parties with her class. When she is not at school, Ms. Abegail enjoys being outside and photography.
  • Ms Azure

    Ms Azure

    Infant Teacher
    Ms. Azure is the Lead teacher in our Infant program and has been with us since 2015. She graduated from San Diego State University, with a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development. She loves being an infant teacher, and strives to create a safe, enriching, and nurturing environment for the children.
  •  Darcy

    Darcy

    Infant Teacher
    Miss Darcy is one of our Toddler teachers. She has a passion for working with children, especially with working with the toddler age range. She came to The Goddard School with 7 years experience working with children. Miss Darcy chose a career in Child Development because she feels a strong foundation in early childhood will create a path to success. She looks forward to a continued career in Child Development at The Goddard School!
  • Mrs Elaine

    Mrs Elaine

    Teacher
    Mrs. Elaine is the Lead Teacher in one of our toddler classrooms (Smart Starfish). She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, majoring in Preschool Education from The University of St.Tomas in Philippines. She has a passion for teaching children, and creating a fun loving environment filled with art, academics, and music.
  • Mrs Erin

    Mrs Erin

    Teacher
    Mrs. Erin is our Kindergarten co-teacher. She enjoys being a teacher and bringing her passion for educating young minds into her class daily.
  • Ms Gay

    Ms Gay

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Gay is the Lead teacher in our Kindergarten classroom. She has been working in the field of Early Childhood Education for 20 years. She went San Diego State University and majored in Education with a specialization in Child and Family Development. Her true joy in life are the smiles and laughter of children. Their wondrous eyes show so much potential and curiosity. She tries to capture those moments and weave it in their learning experience in her classroom.
  • Mrs Janelly

    Mrs Janelly

    Lead Teacher
    Mrs. Janelly is a lead teacher in our Infant Program. She started working with us in 2014. She has her Associates in Arts Degree and academic units in Child Development. She feels that working with children is very rewarding. They are fun, full of energy, sweet, and it's fascinating to see how much they learn and grow. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching movies and reading books.
  • Ms Kathryn

    Ms Kathryn

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Kathryn is the lead teacher in our "Tiny Tigers" preschool classroom. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development from California State University Sacramento, and also a California State Teacher Permit in Child Development. Throughout the years she has taught a range of students from toddlers to preschool. Her favorite childhood book is Goodnight Moon by Margret Wise Brown. Love for teaching young children has always been her passion, and she looks forward to learning and growing alongside the children at The Goddard School.
  • Miss Kayla

    Miss Kayla

    Co-Teacher
    Miss Kayla is the co-teacher in our infant program. She is completed her Early Childhood Education units, and is currently pursuing her degree in Child Development. She's fluent in English and Korean and enjoys teaching children sign language.
  • Ms Kristine

    Ms Kristine

    Teacher
    Ms. Kristine is the lead teacher in our "Brilliant Blue-Jays" classroom. She has been working in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 20 years. Her passion has always been teaching and working with children. She enjoys spending time with every child and getting to know each of their personalities. In her spare time she loves being outdoors, or spending time with her family and friends.
  • Mrs Lisa Marie

    Mrs Lisa Marie

    Co-Teacher
    Mrs. is the Lead teacher in our "Zippy Zebras" Pre-K classroom. She's been teaching in the field for over 18 years. Teaching children has always been her passion, and she enjoys creating an exciting environment designed to stimulate children using their creativity and imagination. She obtained both an Associate Teaching permit, as well as her Teaching Permit in Early Childhood Education. In her free time, she enjoys singing, painting, and dancing.
  • Miss Monica

    Miss Monica

    Co-Teacher
    Miss Monica is the Lead teacher in our Preschool "Playful Pandas" classroom. She earned her Associate's Degree in Math and Science and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s in Child and Adolescent Development. She feels that working with children and watching them develop and grow is very rewarding.
  • Mrs Patricia

    Mrs Patricia

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Patricia (Paty) is the Lead Teacher in our Get Set (Wise Whales) program. She has her Associate Degree in Child Development and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s in Human Development with an emphasis in Child Development. Working with young children is her passion and she loves to help them develop and learn new things every day. She brings new ways to challenge each child depending on their current skills and abilities and does her best to make the class more interesting and exciting throughout the day by planning different activities that consist of creative learning, art, music, and lots of sensory play.
  • Miss Rhiannon

    Miss Rhiannon

    Co-Teacher
    Miss Rhiannon works with our Infant and Toddler classrooms. She has completed her Early Childhood Education units, and is currently pursuing an Associate's Degree in Child Development. She likes thinking out of the box to create new experiences for our students. She feels that making connections with learning at home to learning at school is an important bridge to education. Finding new ways for children to learn and finding out their passions is her favorite part of the job.
  • Miss Shannon

    Miss Shannon

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Shannon is the co-teacher in our Pre-K “Zippy Zebras” classroom. She has an Associate in Arts Degree with an emphasis in Child Development. Her main goal as a teacher is to provide a safe and positive learning environment for young children. She uses the latest curriculum and technology to prepare her class for elementary education.
  • Ms Tina

    Ms Tina

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Tina has been working in the child development field for 6 years and has her Associates Degree in Child Development. She has a passion for working with children of all ages and loves to get them excited about learning. Ms. Tina brings science and math alive for children with fun experiments and activities. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing sports, and getting outdoors.
  • Miss Briana

    Miss Briana

    Assistant Teacher
    Miss Briana is the co-teacher in our “Brilliant Blue Jays” classroom. She has a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts from California State University San Marcos. She has a true passion to teach children the value of learning. She always pursues to make the classroom a welcoming and safe environment to foster growth and discovery. Her objective is to make learning fun and meaningful to prepare children for grade level learning and beyond.

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