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. 

  •  Dan & Andi

    Dan & Andi

    Owner
    Dan and Andi Resnick are the owners of The Goddard School off of Ward Road in Arvada. Andi graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Anthropology and received her Masters in Special Education from Metropolitan State University. Dan graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Psychology. Dan worked in Denver as an Analyst and Investor Relations Specialist for a financial firm called Braddock Financial. He left his financial career in Downtown Denver to pursue his passion in bringing a high-quality early education school to the Arvada area. As parents to their young children, Finnley and Rian, Dan and Andi understand the importance of how high-quality curriculum and strong social integrations influence the positive development of their children. They are excited to be able to bring a high-end preschool to Arvada and the surrounding area! Dan and Andi look forward to welcoming you to the Goddard family!
  •  Gary

    Gary

    Executive Director
    My name is Gary Allen and I am the Executive Director here at Goddard School of Arvada (Ward Rd). I began my journey in early childhood education back in 2008. My experience started as an assistant teacher for 4 years. I moved into a lead teacher position where I mentored new teachers for 6 years. My most recent experience includes being a preschool director in our local school district. I led multiple schools during this time. I have a strong passion for early childhood education. I love working with families to provide the best care for their child(ren). I graduated from the University of Arizona Global Campus with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education Administration and a Master of Arts in Education with a specialization in Early Childhood Education. I was born and raised in Thornton, Colorado. I am married to my wife Brittani and we have 3 children (Nevaeh, Sophia, and Gunnar). I look forward to meeting and working with your family!
  •  Isabel

    Isabel

    Director of Operations
    Hello, My name is Isi and I am the Director of Operations here at the Goddard School of Arvada (Ward Road). My journey started in 1997 in the Head Start program as a lead teacher. I then began working for Jeffco Public Schools preschool program, where I taught for many years. I graduated in 1998 with my CDA in early childhood education. I then went on to graduate in 2005 with my director certification. I have been married to my husband, Andy, for 40 years. We have two grown sons, Jack and Patrick. We also have a grandson named Elias who is 15 years old. We love to travel and take long road trips, we love camping and hosting BBQ's at our home for family and friends. I look forward to meeting you all and sharing in your child's educational journey.
  •  Cassandra

    Cassandra

    Director of Education
    Hello my name is Cassie and I am the Director of Education. I have 3 children of my own, Jacob 21, Kolton 12, and Rella 10, and two fur babies, Rasta and Journey. We enjoy spending time outside hiking in the flatirons and going to theaters watching new movies that were just released. I recently received my Directors Certificate through Front Range Community College and plan on finishing my degree in ECE in the near future.
  •  Autumn

    Autumn

    Get Set Teacher
    Hi! I'm Autumn, I have been an Early childhood Educator for 5 years now. I've worked with ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. My preferred age group is infants or 2 1/2 to 3 years old. I first got into childcare, because my sister worked in this field and not long after I joined. I realized I was good at it and I loved the kids and families, and so here I am.
  •  Ana

    Ana

    Pre-toddler
    Hi My name is Ana Hernandez and I am 22 yrs old, I was born in Tijuana, Mexico, but grew up in Colorado. I am a certified Medical Assistant with my associates degree. I worked in pediatrics before coming to Goddard, and I have always loved working with children. I love being outdoors and going on adventures. I love furthering my education in anything that I am doing, and I am excited to further my knowledge in education with Goddard.
  •  Brianna

    Brianna

    Toddler 1 Teacher
    Hello my name is Brianna Brill, I am 20 years old and go by Bri. I am one of the teachers in the Toddler 1 classroom. I started working with children when I was 17 years old, and also have 7 younger siblings. In my free time, I like to hang out with my family, dogs and my boyfriend.
  •  Brianna

    Brianna

    Pre-Toddler Teacher
    Hi my name is Brianna, I am 22 years old. I was born and raised in Arvada CO. I graduated from Ralston Valley High School. I am currently enrolled at Red Rocks Community College obtaining my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. I am also working on my Directors Certificate as well. I have always loved working with children. I have changed my major a few times, but have always come back to teaching. I love anything Disney, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. I mostly listen to Disney music or movie soundtracks. Look forward to meeting you all!
  •  Brittany

    Brittany

    Jr-K Teacher
    Hi my name is Brittany, I am one of the teachers in the Jr-K classroom. I graduated from Arizona State University, with an Elementary and Special Education degree in 2012. I also received a degree from ASU in Nutrition in 2021. On March 13th I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy Owen. I have waited my whole life to be a mom. Working with children has always been by passion. I feel so incredibly blessed to be able to work for Goddard. I love animals and hope to live on a farm one day where I can own chickens and have my own garden.
  •  Brianna

    Brianna

    Pre-kindergarten 2
    Hi I am Bree and I am a teacher in the Pre-Kindergarten 2 classroom! I previously worked at a Montessori preschool, and have been around kids my entire life. I have love teaching and watching my students grow! I want to continue my education as a childhood educator and hope to be an elementary teacher one day. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends, taking care of my plants, and doing art!
  •  Cyan

    Cyan

    Get Set Teacher
    Hello my name is Cyan! I am a teacher in the Get Set classroom. I am a student at CSU Global, majoring in interdisciplinary studies while focusing on social work within race and gender. I started my educational experience while interning/mentoring for a high school counselor. I fell in love with helping the students in many ways; finding their path, understanding themselves, etc. By experiencing that, I discovered a passion of working with younger ages as its a crucial age in their developmental stages. I hope to further my educational path and earn my CDA. A little about me: I am a big reader, so on my free time, you can expect me to be relaxing with a book and drinking Iced Coffee. I'm also and animal lover and have volunteered at numerous shelters, where I have taken in many animals and have currently found my kitty Luna!
  •  Catherine

    Catherine

    Toddler 2 Teacher
    Hi! My name is Catherine, but everyone calls me Cat. I have 2 wonderful dogs, who I love being around. I have been in childcare for over year and absolutely love watching the children in our room grow! Music is a huge part of my life, and I love having music time with the kiddos. I look forward to being a part of your child's education.
  •  Kelly

    Kelly

    Pre-school 1 Teacher
    Hello Families, My name is Kelly, and I am one of the teachers in the Preschool 1 classroom. I have over 10 years experience with ages ranging from 6 weeks to 15 years. I have my CDA in child care. In my free time, I enjoy baseball games, motor cross events and hanging out with my 2 boys.
  •  Danielle

    Danielle

    Infant
    Hello my name is Danielle and I am one of the Teacher in the Infant Classroom. I was a nanny for a year before coming to Goddard. I am a native to Colorado, where I enjoy going to the mountains and jet skiing and having picnics, with my 11 year old son, who is my everything!
  •  Jennifer

    Jennifer

    Toddler 2 Teacher
    Hello! My name is Jennifer, but you can either call me Jenny or Jen. I have one beautiful daughter Naia and love spending time with her. I love going to music shows/festivals in my free time, so there is never a day without music in our classroom!
  •  Kaleah

    Kaleah

    Preschool 2 Teacher
    Hi! My name is Leah, and I am one of the teachers in the Preschool 2 classroom. I have previously interned at Mount Evans Outdoor lab. I love makeup, fashion, music, and going to concerts. I've been around young kids all my life and love them!
  •  Iana

    Iana

    Infant
    Hi yall! My name is Ms. Iana! I am one of the teachers in the Infant Room. I have my Infant Supervisor Certification. I was born in the Ukraine and raised here in Colorado. I enjoy being outdoors as much as I can. When I'm not outdoors, I enjoy spending time with my family and pets. I am very excited to watch your kiddos learn and grow here at Goddard.
  •  Leanne

    Leanne

    Preschool 2 Teacher
    Hi my name is Leanne Rubinstein, I am one of the teachers in the Preschool 2 classroom. I graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder, in May 2022, with a Bachelors degree in both Musical Theatre and Journalism. Prior to this, I taught elementary school piano in the Denver area. My passions include; singing, reading and writing. I am thrilled to be teaching here at Goddard.
  •  Madalayne

    Madalayne

    Pre-K 2
    Hi! My name is Maddie and I am one of the teachers in the Pre-kindergarten 2 classroom. I currently going to college for Criminal Justice and hope to become a lawyer one day. Outside of work, I love, music, going to concerts, reading and knitting.
  •  Madisyn

    Madisyn

    Toddler 2 Teacher
    My name is Madisyn, I am 21 years old. I am one of the teachers in the Toddler 2 and love helping these little ones grow! I enjoy cooking, taking care of my reptiles, fish, and dogs, as well as spending time with my family. I was born and raised in Colorado. I love spending weekends outdoors in Boulder or anywhere in the Mountains!
  •  Nicole

    Nicole

    Toddler 1
    Hello, my name is Nicole and I am one of the teachers in the Toddler 1 classroom. I have an older sister and an Identical twin. I have been working with kids since I was 16 years old, and have always loved it! In my spare time, I like to be with my family, at the lake boating or swimming and camping. I also love attending shows and just relaxing at home watching movies.
  •  Sheila

    Sheila

    Pre-Toddler
    Hello, my name is Sheila Garcia and I am one of the teachers in the Pre-toddler classroom. I worked at Denver Public schools before coming to Goddard. I was born and raised here in Colorado. I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
  •  Sarah

    Sarah

    Preschool 1 Teacher
    Hi my name is Sarah, I am one of the teachers in the Preschool 1 classroom. I graduated in 2010 with a Fine Art degree with a minor in education from Metropolitan State College of Denver. I worked with preschool since 2002 and decided after graduating that my heart was for preschoolers. I actually started teaching at my church when I was 13. I have been married since 2010 with 3 kids. When I have free time I like to paint. I love to sing and I am known to make up songs. I also have a corny since of humor, which I have passed down to my kids (I feel bad for their teachers). I am still active in my church by singing and teaching. My favorite children's book is "There is a monster at the end of this book!" My favorite game when I was a kid was Sorry or Uno. My favorite kid song is "Twinkle twinkle little star." I love working with kids and never know when they are going to surprise me. I am glad to be working with such a great school that works together and feels like family.
  •  Nevaeh

    Nevaeh

    Jr-K Teacher
    Hello/Hola, my name is Rubi. I am one of the teachers in the Jr-K classroom. I am bilingual in Spanish and English. My favorite color is pink. I have many hobbies, such as painting, going to the gym and spending time with my family. I am excited to be a part of your child's educational journey and watching them thrive.
  •  Sofiya

    Sofiya

    First Steps
    Hi! I'm Sofiya, I am 24 years young. I was born in Ukraine and raised in Colorado. I love spending time with family. I am a really good cook, and I can also speak 3 languages! For fun, I love to go hiking, shopping, and playing video games. A fun fact about me: I taught myself how to play the piano!
  •  Gabby

    Gabby

    Pre-K 1
    Hi, my name is Gabby, and I am a lead teacher in the PreK classroom. Originally, I had planned to study biotechnology in PA, but online classes during Covid did not work for my brain, so I decided a change of scenery was in order and moved to Colorado. I’ve always loved teaching and when I started in ECE in early 2023, I quickly fell in love with the job. Today, I’m passionate about making my classroom fun for all the children in it. I love teaching the kids in my class about the world around them, and new, safe ways to interact with and observe it. In my free time, I enjoy board sports and PEV’s, and I’ll sometimes ride my e-Skates to work. One of my favorite games to play with my class is “The Silly Name Game” where we swap the first letter of everyone’s name with the letter of the week. I look forward to meeting you and helping your kids develop their own passion for learning.
  •  Caleb

    Caleb

    Jr-K Teacher
    Hi my name is Caleb and I am one of the teachers in the Jr-k classroom. I have a bachelors in Illustration, and have a lot of experience event planning and lesson planning from a student ambassador job I had in college. I really want to incorporate art into the classroom lessons, to encourage creativity and help with fine motor skills. I have a strong desire to encourage students to express themselves and their feelings through art, just as I have done all my life. My favorite thing to draw is animals. I look forward to being a part of your child's educational journey.
  •  Makayla

    Makayla

    First Steps Teacher
    Hi my name is Kayla, I am 20 years old. I have been in childcare since I was 16 babysitting for family, family friends, neighbors, along side helping my cousins raise their babies. I enjoy building relationships with my students and their family. I love being outdoors, being with my girlfriend, spending time with my cat and just being me!! I'm super excited to be apart of this toddler classroom and can't wait to build relationships with all my students!
  •  Sadie

    Sadie

    Support Teacher
    Hi I'm Mae! I have experience with special needs children and have been caring for children in my family, since I was 13. I enjoy the outdoors and love swimming. I am excited to get to know you all and your little ones.
  •  Rebecca

    Rebecca

    Get Set Teacher
    Hi! My name is Becca, I've been in the Early childhood education field for 6 years! I'm currently in school finishing my bachelors in Child Psychology, my end goal is to be a social worker in a school and create a safe place for children. I've taken ECE courses and earned my CDA credential in 2020. I 've had the wonderful opportunity to work with children ranging from infants up to 8th grade. In my free time, you can find me baking goodies, creating on the Cricut or enjoying the beautiful outdoors! I'm excited to meet you all and watch your children learn and grow in their educational journey.
  •  Allison

    Allison

    Support Teacher
    Hi my name is Allison, I started education at the Head Start in Arvada. I believe children are the future and their education should be nourished. I am a mom of a 5 year old, we love listening to music together. One of our favorites is Baby Baluga. I also enjoy spending time in the mountains with family. We stay very busy, as we have 5 dogs and a Guinea pig.
  •  Autumn

    Autumn

    Infant
    Hi my name is Autumn Jaramillo! I'm excited to be taking care of your kiddos! I have been in child care for 4 plus years. I am a Colorado native and I love the outdoors. I like to read and color, my favorite color is turquoise blue! I am very patient and caring. If you have any questions about anything, just ask away!
  •  Haley

    Haley

    Preschool 2
    Hello my name is Haley and I've been working with kids for as long as I can remember. I just graduated from high school last December and have been working on my career! I have nannied for about a year with various age groups, mostly between infants to about 6 years old, and of course babysitting family members and my neighbors children. The thing I love most about kids is how curious they are to learn new things. I genuinely enjoy that not a single day at work is the same here as well as how unique every child can be. I am excited to meet your kiddos and build new relationships.
  •  Jacqueline

    Jacqueline

    Toddler 1 Teacher
    Hi my name is Jacqueline, but people call me Jackie. This is my first year in child care. My future plans are to become an elementary school teacher. I am currently working on getting into college at red rocks. I have always loved being around children and its always been my dream to teach little kids. In my free time I love watching movies, especially Harry Potter movies. I also love spending time with my boyfriend and friends.
  •  Raygen

    Raygen

    Pre-k 1 Teacher
    Hi! My name is Raygen! I am one of the teachers in the Pre-k 1 classroom. I have been working with kids from 8 month to 12 years old, since I was 13 years old. I love watching your little ones learn new things and grow, as this is a highlight of my day. In my free time you can either find me reading or outside. I have 4 younger siblings and have and still enjoy watching them grow.
  •  Jordin

    Jordin

    Preschool 1 Teacher
    Hi, my name is Jordin. I was born in Denver, Colorado. I have a twin bother, as well as an older brother. I have 2 cats named Pickles and Pepper, and a dog named Peaches. I have always had the passion to educate, support and experience growth within the children and classroom. I have taken a few college courses towards my education degree and I intend on continuing my education. On my free time, I love to make art; painting, pottery and drawing. My interest includes astrology, cooking, traveling and just relaxing! I am looking forward to getting to know you all.
  •  Hailey

    Hailey

    First Steps
    Hello my name is Hailey, I am 20 years only, born and raised in Denver, Colorado. I consider myself a people person, loving, outgoing, and very passionate in whatever I do. I joined childcare because I grew up babysitting my little cousins and helped take care of them, so you can say this is my passion. I love building a bond with the students and watching them grow! Outside of work, I love being with family, and being outside and enjoying nature. During my free time, you might catch me with my bestie, my boyfriend and my dog Odie, or drawing, painting and taking a lifetime to do my hair! I look forward to meeting and watching the children grow.
  •  Emily

    Emily

    Toddler 1
    Hi my name is Emily. I have been teaching for about 9 years. I grew up in Colorado and Minnesota! I enjoy hockey, barrel racing and spending time at the rodeo! I grew up in a big Italian family, and love to spend time with them!
  •  Sara

    Sara

    Get Set Teacher
    Hi there! My name is Sara and I am one of the teachers in the Get Set Classroom. I grew up in Minnesota and moved to Colorado in 2022 after college. I graduated from Minnesota State University Mankato with a degree in Child Development. I've been working with kids age 7 weeks to 12 years old. I love being able to work with different ages and seeing them grow! I'm so excited to meet you and your kiddos!
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