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. 

  •  Nan

    Nan

    Owner
    Hi, my name is Nan, and I am one of the the owners of The Goddard School- Chino Hills. I am very excited to be able to offer a quality educational program to our wonderful community. My passion is to deliver the best inquiry and play-based learning experience to all children. I am so excited to devote myself to nurture children into respectful, confident, and joyful learners. Thank you for considering The Goddard School in Chino Hills to be your child’s best early educators. We will continue delivering the best quality care and education to our community.
  •  Yue

    Yue

    Owner
    Hi! My name is Yue, and I am one of the owners of The Goddard School- Chino Hills. I have a passion for education and believe early childhood education plays a very important role in laying the foundation of our young learners. I passionately extend a long promise of ensuring our quality educational and play based learning curriculum is offered to all students in our community. Thank you for entrusting your child's education to our quality staff and teachers.
  •  Natasha

    Natasha

    Executive Director
    Hi! My name is Ms. Natasha and I am the Executive Director of the Goddard School Chino Hills! I studied Early Childhood Education and Special Education at Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena. I have been in Early Education since 2009 and my passion is ensuring a proper early education for all children. I have two young daughters who also attend, and I am thrilled to watch them learn, grow, and flourish alongside your children. Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your child, we are happy to have them and you as part of our Goddard Chino Hills family.
  •  Leiann

    Leiann

    Director of Education
    Hi, my name is Ms. Leiann and I’m the Director of Education at the Goddard School Chino Hills! I began studying Child Development at Mt. Sac in 2011 and shortly after, I transferred to the University of La Verne where I received my bachelor's degree in Behavioral Sciences. My daughter is in our Little Mercury classroom, and I love to see how much she has learned and grown from when she first started until now. Our new Wonder of Learning curriculum helps nurture children’s natural curiosities and our child-led/play-based program encourages our children to learn through fun and exploration. Thank you for choosing our amazing team to be a part of your child’s life.
  •  Marissa

    Marissa

    Assistant Director of Education
    Hello! My name is Ms. Marissa and I am the Assistant Director of Education at The Goddard School Chino Hills! I’ve been working in Early Childhood Education since 2019 and I’ve been here at the Chino Hills location since it opened in April of 2021. I started off as the lead teacher in the Little Venus classroom until moving to the office at the end of 2022. While I miss working directly in the classroom with the kiddos so much, I’m excited to be able to work closely with all teachers and parents!
  •  Nikki

    Nikki

    Office Manager
    Hi! My name is Ms. Nikki, I’m the Office Manager at the Goddard School Chino Hills. I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food Science from Cal State San Bernardino University. I am a mother of three kids. Two of my boys are current students at the Goddard School Chino Hills and they love going to school and want to be in school every day, even during weekend! At Goddard, they have learned to respect others, share, and explore fun things. It's exciting to watch my boys and the other children grow and learn under a passionate, ideal, and joyful environment filled with love and warmth. In my spare time, I love cooking and spending time with my family and friends. I also love to discover new restaurants and try different countries popular foods.
  •  Joi

    Joi

    Little Sun - Teacher
    Hi! My name is Ms. Joi, and I am a teacher in Little Sun! My love for early childhood development started in 2001 when I started attending Mt. Sac. I've worked with ages infants to pre k, when my daughter started Kindergarten, I loved volunteering in her class until she was in 5th grade. Some of my hobbies are baking and spending time with family and friends.
  •  Alejandra

    Alejandra

    Little Sun - Teacher
    Hello! My name is Alejandra, but you can call me Ms. Alex. I have been in early education for twelve years. In my career, it has always been my goal to help children become more independent by having them make their own choices. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking and reading books or watching movies to relax. Thank you for choosing Goddard to be a part of your child's life.
  •  Esther

    Esther

    Little Mercury - Teacher
    Hi! My name is Ms. Esther and I am one of the teachers in Little Mercury. Watching my two children thrive at Goddard inspired me to follow my passion and do a huge career change from being a pharmacist to a teacher. In my spare time, I love doing arts and crafts with my kids and watching basketball games with my family. This age group is my favorite, and I am so excited to be here.
  •  Krysta

    Krysta

    Little Mercury - Teacher
    Hi! My name is Ms.Krysta. I'm a teacher in Little Mercury. I’m currently enrolled in college to advance my knowledge in child development. I have been interested in child development for as long as I can remember. It has always been my passion to work with kids and influence their lives. I love being able to watch them grow and assist them achieve their full potential. My favorite thing to do with the kids is play music while we’re doing arts and crafts. In my free time I like to read books and listen to my own music.
  •  Lauren

    Lauren

    Little Mercury-Teacher
    Hi! My name is Ms. Lauren and I am one of the teachers in Little Mercury. I have always been passionate about being a teacher and I am currently furthering my education in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy spending time with family as well as going to sport games and on adventures with my son.
  •  Sarah

    Sarah

    Little Venus - Teacher
    Hi! My name is Ms. Sarah and I am one of the teachers in the Little Venus room. I attended Pasadena City College where I studied Child Development. I've been in early education for 10 years because I love working with children and being able to teach them something new each day is always very exciting. My daughter currently attends Goddard in the Little Sun room and she always is very happy when I drop her off to her teachers. I'm looking forward to watching your kids learn and grow along side my daughter.
  •  Nadine

    Nadine

    Little Venus - Teacher
    My name is Ms. Nadine, and I am a dedicated pre-school teacher with a passion for shaping young minds. Ever since I was young, I've always wanted to work with children to help them realize their potentials. It gives me enormous pleasure to see kids learn new skills and discover the joy of learning at such a pivotal time in their lives. I hold a BA in Public Administration and am currently furthering my expertise through courses in Early Childhood Education. My interdisciplinary background equips me with a unique perspective on child development, allowing me to create an inclusive, stimulating environment for all of my students.
  •  Christina

    Christina

    Little Earth - Teacher
    Hi, my name is Ms. Christina. I am a co-teacher for the Little Earth room. I have been in early education for 29 years, working with children ages 2-5 years old. I love teaching children new things and watching the grow. I believe children learn best when they learn through play. In my spare time, I enjoy being with my family and spending time with my children.
  •  Christina

    Christina

    Little Earth - Teacher
    Hi! My name is Ms. Christina, and I am one of teachers in the Little Earth Classroom. I have my Bachelor's Degree in Education from Heilongjiang University. I also completed 12 Units in Childhood Education in Laguna Technical College. I have been teaching since 2014 and I have experience working with children from 6 months to 5 years old. My passion and love for children has driven me to make a career of developing young minds.
  •  Jolissa

    Jolissa

    Little Mars - Teacher
    Hi! My name is Ms. Jolissa and I am a teacher in Little Mars! I received my AST in Early Childhood Education, also with an AA in Social and Behavioral Sciences. I'm currently enrolled in Cal Poly Pomona furthering my education in Early Childhood Education. Children are my heart, my future is an ideal projection of my efforts here today.
  •  Homaira

    Homaira

    Little Mars - Teacher
    Hello! My name is Homaira, or Ms. Myra for short. I have been in the early childhood education field since 2018. I received an Associates of Science degree in early childhood education. My passion for wanting to work with children started when I was in high school when I worked as a care mentor for an elementary school. That was when I knew that I wanted to become a teacher who worked with children. Children make me extremely happy. I love watching them create, explore, and observe everything. I believe a child’s energy brings out the best in adults and that is why I love working with children.
  •  Layla

    Layla

    Little Jupiter - Teacher
    Hello! My name is Ms. Layla and I am the co-lead teacher in Little Jupiter! I have been working in childcare since 2016. I love working with children because I get to experience being a child again. I get to sing, dance, teach, and learn new things from them! I am currently in the process of getting my degree in Early Childhood Development from Laguna Tech. I love that I am able to impact the lives of so many children.
  •  Ricardo

    Ricardo

    Saturn - Teacher
    Hi! My name is Mr. Ricardo! I am the Lead Teacher in Saturn. I have years of experience working in Early Education. I have worked with all ages from infants to school age. My favorite age to work with is the two's. I feel there is a need of male Early Education teachers and I hope by being here I will change that. My objective is to work closely with children and their families to make sure I give them the right tools to succeed.
  •  Gladys

    Gladys

    Uranus - Teacher
    HI! My name is Ms. Gladys, and I am the Lead Teacher in the Uranus Class. I currently attend Cal State Dominguez Hills for my Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Development. I have been working as a teacher since 2014. In my spare time I enjoy dancing and gardening with my son. On the weekends I am a balloon artist and event planner!
  •  Taylor

    Taylor

    Uranus - Teacher
    Hello! My name is Ms. Taylor, and I am one of the teachers in our Uranus Class. I am currently talking classes at Norco College. I like working with young children because they are so eager to learn. I also feel children, at a young age, learn from a play-based environment. I love spending time with my niece and nephew, going on new adventures, and spending time with my family.
  •  Alicia

    Alicia

    Neptune - Teacher
    Hello! I'm Ms. Alicia and I am one of the Lead Teacher in the Neptune Room. I have worked with children in the early education field for many years. Most of those years have been spent with preschool aged children. It is my goal to give each and every child the tools needed for success and the confidence to use those tools as they continue on their education journey.
  •  Hayley

    Hayley

    Neptune - Teacher
    Hi, my name is Ms. Hayley and I'm the lead teacher in the Neptune classroom. I graduated from Cal State Fullerton with my Bachelor's degree in Child and Adolescent Development and I have been working with young children since 2020. Working with children has been so fulfilling and I love seeing their little faces light up with excitement when they learn something new.
  •  Alesia

    Alesia

    Neptune - Teacher
    Hi! My name is Ms. Alesia and I am one of the teachers in the Neptune classroom. I graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Child and Adolescent Development from CSU Northridge. I also have obtained my Master Teacher Credential. I believe children learn best when they have a fun, loving, and safe environment. My son currently attend The Goddard School and he loves it! I love spending time with my family, shopping, and traveling.
  •  Trisia

    Trisia

    Pluto - Teacher
    Hello my name is Ms. Trisia. I have an associate's degree in Child Development, as well as an associates degree in University Studies and Social and Behavioral Sciences. For two years I’ve worked with children in kindergarten through third grade assisting with reading development and social emotional learning. For fun I like spending time with my child.
  •  Philip

    Philip

    Pluto - Teacher
    Hello! My name is Mr. Phil and I am one of the teachers in the Pluto classroom. It is truly an honor and privilege to help mold the young minds that come through our classroom. I love seeing them grow and develop each day that they are here with me. I have been working in early childhood education since 2021 and I am currently going back to school to get my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education.
  •  Valerie

    Valerie

    Pluto - Teacher
    Hello! My name is Ms. Valerie, and I am the co-lead teacher in the Pluto room! Working with children is my favorite thing to do. Not only do I get to teach them new things, but they are also teaching me. I have over 10 years of experience in childcare. I love working with Pre-K because this is the age group where the children can communicate with you about what they are learning, show interest in the things they love, and have a creative imagination. They see things so different than we do and being able to hear their ideas brings me back to my childhood. Being able to be a part of a child’s learning experience brings me so much joy.
  •  Amanda

    Amanda

    Support Teacher
    Hello! My name is Ms. Amanda. I look forward to meeting you and working with you to ensure your child(ren) have a truly special school year. A little about me, I come from a very large family, so I’ve been around children my whole life. My passion in life is education and taking care of children, specifically ages 0-3. After high school, I attended Norco College where I studied Early Childhood Education. I am currently working on furthering my education. I started working in a Preschool setting in 2017. Previously, I’ve worked as a receptionist, pre-school teacher, childcare worker with students on the autism spectrum and an infant/toddler teacher. I am thrilled to join the team at The Goddard School. In my spare time, I enjoy taking my dog on walks, reading, photography, crafts, gardening and spending time with my friends and family. Thank you!
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