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. 

  •  Ali

    Ali

    Owner
    Mr. Ali is the proud owner of The Goddard School located in Riverside, California. He is the father of a seven year old daughter; as a parent he recognizes the importance of early childhood development. He is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for children to grow up during their early formative years which has a direct and profound impact on their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development that lasts a lifetime. He understands the importance of early childhood education in 21st century learning and believes it needs attention now more than ever. He holds a Bachelor's degree in business administration and has been engaged in business development for almost two decades. Our goal is to make your family’s Goddard experience exceptional; including fostering a love for learning in your child thus creating an environment where they care about going to school each day.
  •  Dianne

    Dianne

    Director
    Ms. Dianne has been a preschool director in the Inland Empire for over 30 years. She grew up in the Canyon Crest area of Riverside during her childhood and is delighted to be back in the community working at Goddard. Her passion has always been in Early Childhood since becoming a mother. She had the privilege of raising her two children while working as a preschool teacher early in her career. She credits preschool for playing a key role in her children’s lives and setting them up for a successful career path. Now, a grandparent of nine, she understands the importance of finding a quality preschool in these changing times. Ms. Dianne believes that classrooms should be a place where children can explore, question, and create without the fear of failure. She is excited to bring her knowledge to the team and give our families the assurance of a fun, safe and nurturing environment at The Goddard School of Riverside.
  •  LaQuisha

    LaQuisha

    Assistant Director
    Ms. La Quisha has been with The Riverside Goddard School since September 2023.
  •  Lisette

    Lisette

    Infant Teacher & Management Team Member
    Ms. Lisette has been working with children for over 20 years. She has worked as a teacher and administrator of a child development center. Ms. Lisette enjoys the infant class the most! She loves providing exceptional care to reassure parents while they are away from their little ones.
  •  Monica

    Monica

    Infant Teacher
    Ms. Monica was a private nanny for several years before entering the preschool setting. She has been teaching preschool since 2017 working with various ages but enjoys infants and toddlers the most! Ms. Monica enjoys hiking, watching movies with her son and making jewelry.
  •  Ana

    Ana

    Infant teacher
    Ms. Ana has always had a love for children. She enjoys working at The Goddard School and loves the opportunity to watch her Toddler son grow at school with her.
  •  Diana

    Diana

    Twos Teacher
    Ms. Diana has been in the field of Early Childhood for over 25 years. She began her career after attending Santa Ana college. She became passionate for making a difference in the lives of children. She enjoys teaching our Two year olds and implements English and Spanish in her daily curriculum.
  •  Vanya

    Vanya

    Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Vanya (nicknamed Jessica) has been with The Goddard School since March 2023. Ms. Jessica is working towards her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Needs. She is looking forward to completing this in the summer of 2024. She is a mother of two children who attend Goddard. Her hobbies are photography, hiking and off-roading in the desert.
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