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.


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. 

  • Ms Naomi

    Ms Naomi

    Hi! I am the owner of The Goddard School in Arvada. I have been part of this Goddard Family since 2011. Over the years I held various roles including Classroom Teacher, Curriculum Coordinator, Director, Executive Director, and On-Site Owner. My passion has always been to work with young children. I received my BA in Liberal Studies, focusing on Education and Ethnic Studies, from the University of California, Riverside and my Director’s Certificate from Front Range Community College. I most recently completed a Masters’ Certificate as part of the Buell Early Childhood Leadership Program at CU Denver. I value education and have learned a lot, but what has always stood out is the importance of cultivating community, which is at the heart of what we do and drives our mission. Our mission is to connect children, educators, and parents in a community of trust, so that together we can create an educational environment that allows us to thrive; both now and into the future.
  • Mrs Emma

    Mrs Emma

    Director of Education
    Hi! I would like to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Emma Phillips and I am thrilled to be a part of the Goddard family. I was born and raised in Illinois but have always had a love for Colorado. I took the plunge and moved to Breckenridge Colorado in 2010. After 7 years in the mountains, I had enough snow and tourists, and relocated to the Arvada/Westminster area in May of 2017. I graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies in 2015. I have also held my Directors License in the state of Colorado since 2014. I have worked in the early childhood field for 8 years and have loved every moment. I have a true passion for young children and the early childhood field as a whole. While I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband Tyler and our two dogs Sofie (Chihuahua) and Samson (Australian Shepherd/Corgi). Tyler and I got married in August 2016 and have been enjoying married life. Tyler and I love everything Colorado has to offer in both the winter and summer months. In the winter months, we spend most our off-time snowboarding. In the summer months, we love to hike, rock climb, bike and wake board. I look forward to all the experiences, moments and connections I make at the Goddard school of Arvada.
  • Ms Holly

    Ms Holly

    Assistant Director
    Hello! I'm Miss Holly and I've been apart of The Goddard School of Arvada since September 2015. I became passionate about Early Childhood Education after having a baby of my own in 2014. In my nearly eight years here, I have continued my education diving more into Early Childhood Education. I've been able to experience teaching multiple different age levels here and finally took the leap to the Assistant Director position. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and being outside. My son and I often visit the zoo and museums around Colorado.
  • Ms Alaura

    Ms Alaura

    Pre K Teacher
    Hello! My name is Alaura Boling, or better known as, Ms. Alaura here at The Goddard School of Arvada. I am a Colorado native and I’ve always aspired to work with children. I am currently studying Elementary Teacher Education for my Associates of Arts Degree. I have two younger brothers, three older sisters, and one older brother, so you could say I had a busy childhood! I am very devoted to my family and believe our values, love and trust define a person. My hobbies include going to the mountains, traveling with my family, cosmetics, boating, camping, and sleeping in. I am also both a cat and dog lover. I look forward to anything and everything my life has set out for me!
  • Ms Heather

    Ms Heather

    Toddler Teacher
    I am a Colorado native. I have an amazing family! My husband and I have been married since 1993. We have two beautiful daughters, Cassidy and Seann. I embarked on my teaching career in 1993 shortly after earning my degree in Early Childhood Education. I started out working with a privately owned childcare center and at the same time working with a child in a foster home. I then worked several years with Aurora Public Schools in their deaf education and special needs preschool programs. In 2001 I chose to open my own in home child care, so I could stay at home with our two girls. My career path has led me to Goddard. My goal every day I spend teaching here is to make learning fun and memorable for young children. I strive to get to know each child as an individual and to teach based on their individual needs while upholding our schools curriculum and philosophy. I have been blessed to have been part of the Goddard family since the opening year of the Goddard School of Arvada.
  • Ms Ashley

    Ms Ashley

    Pre K Teacher
    Hey there! My name is Ashley Rice. I live near olde town Arvada and was born and raised not far from there. We have 3 cats and 2 dogs in our household. In my spare time I like to go fishing, camping, bowling or my favorite , go to concerts. Music is a huge part of my life. I am currently attending community college of Denver studying early childhood education. I've always dreamt of working with children as my career, I'm now doing just that! Anyone who knows me will say I was made for this job. I'm excited to be a part of the Goddard family. This is the first professional childcare job I've worked and I think I made the best choice! I'd describe myself as compassionate, caring, patient and understanding. I cannot wait to watch your children grow and be there for them along the way. Looking forward to getting to know you all! 
  • Ms Natalie

    Ms Natalie

    Toddler Teacher
    Hi, my name is Natalie! I have been working in Early Child Education for 6 years. I have a 4 year old son named Giovanni who comes to Goddard with me and a 7 year old son named Ryland. I was born and raised right here in Arvada in the Lake Arbor area. I love to be in the mountains going camping or hanging out at the lake. The reason I ended up in the Early Childhood field was so I could be close to Ryland when he started out. I fell in love with teaching, so I decided to make a career out of it. I received my teaching certificate from Front Range Community College. I have worked with kids ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Watching them learn and grow inspires me to be a better person everyday and I’m so thankful to be a part of the Goddard family.
  • Ms Bo

    Ms Bo

    I'm Bo and I've live in USA for almost 10 years. I'm from Thailand and I'm very. out going person. I like hiking, my favorite sport is soccer and I have 2 younger sister. We all live in Colorado, close together its nice to have your family by your side. My previous experience with childhood education is I've been volunteering with other elementary school, such as observation or helping out an lesson. I am working toward a degree in Early Childhood Education. I want to work with children because I've always wanted to be a teacher. Growing up it was my main focus, I love being around kids and working with them because they are the most amazing human beings. I want to help as much kid as I an and leave a lasting impact on them.
  • Ms Oceanna

    Ms Oceanna

    Infant Teacher
    Hello! My name is Oceanna. I am the oldest of 4 daughters and we were all raised here in Colorado. I have a son named Josiah who is amazing, loving, smart and he is my whole world. I love being his mother. I love kids and love working with them. My first job as a teacher was about 4 years ago at a Montessori school, I worked with a variation of ages from 2 1/2 -12, I mainly worked with the preschool and kindergartners. I am passionate about working with kids because I love being able to be such a big part of their lives and also making an impact on them. I am thankful and excited to be apart of this School and excited to get to know and build relationships with your children.
  • Ms Sarah

    Ms Sarah

    Pre K Teacher
    Hi! My name is Sarah Paquet. I’m so excited to have the opportunity to work on the team here at The Goddard School. I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. There I majored in elementary education, minored in special education, and completed an English as a second language concentration. I think that teaching is the best career in the whole world and I can’t wait to get started. I’m hoping to complete a master’s degree in elementary education within the next few years. My ultimate goal is to have my own elementary classroom in the future. I’m excited to work at this school because I think it is a great opportunity as well as a learning experience for me. I was born in Denver, Colorado and grew up in Westminster. In my spare time I spend a lot of time outside. I like to hike when the weather is warm, and I love to snowboard during the winter. Spending time with my friends is also another one of my favorite activities. Overall, I really enjoy spending time around children and I want to do everything I can to help them be successful learners!
  • Ms Hailey

    Ms Hailey

    Hi! My name is Hailey Saengsavath. I was born and raised in Colorado with an older and younger brother and two amazing parents, who traveled all the way from Laos. I absolutely enjoy any outdoor activities, traveling, sports, concerts, and spending quality time with my friends and family. This is my first experience working in a childcare job and I believe I made the best choice to get experience! Everyone is so kind, caring, understanding and overall great people! I’m excited to be a part of the Goddard community and can’t wait to watch everyone grow!
  • Ms MariaElena

    Ms MariaElena

    Hi my name is MariaElena. I joined the Goddard family in June after deciding to leave my previous career as a pharmacy technician. During the larger distributions of the COVID 19 vaccine I was able to obtain my immunization certification and help administer several doses at different clinics. I have two daughters JoceLynn and Zariah. I have lived in Arvada most of life and I’m happy my children will grow up in this community as well. In my free time I like to go on walks with my girls, or play the Nintendo Switch. I’ve always loved to be around children since I was younger. My mom would refer to me as “mother hen”. Joining Goddard has been such a wonderful experience from the children all the way up to the staff. It’s so rewarding to see the kids master new skills through our guidance, they’re always so proud once they’ve gotten the hang of it. I can happily say I’ve chosen a career I’m eager to grow in. I cannot wait to help each of your children grow and learn.
  • Ms Mary

    Ms Mary

    Infant Supervisor
    Hi! My name is Mary Pilling and I started working at The Goddard School November of 2020. I have always had a love for working with kids and am now apart of the Butterflies classroom. I was born and raised in Colorado and have 3 older siblings who all have kids, so I have been around kids for a long time, as well as babysitting for many families in Arvada. In my free time I love spending time with my family and pets as well as being outdoors. I look forward to meeting you and your sweet families!
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