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 Sloan

    Mrs Sloan

    Owner-Operator
    Owner and On-site Operator •Education: Has a Bachelor's Degree in Music from the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music as well as a Business Degree from the Daniel's School. •Experience: Owner and operator of The Goddard School, in Aurora, which has been open since 2009 as well as another Goddard School in Wash Park. •Enjoys: Working with such an amazing group of teachers, who take such pride in what they do as educators.
  • Ms MaryEllen

    Ms MaryEllen

    Director of Operations
    •Education: Earned her Lead Teacher credential from the Community College of Aurora and her Director's Certification through the Colorado Shines PDIS. MaryEllen also studied Organizational Management through Ashford University. •Experience: Has worked in various childcare related positions for a combined total of 20 years including before/after school programs, Nannying and in early learning. •Enjoys: The sense of community at Goddard. She loves our Goddard staff and families and enjoys serving them each day!
  • Ms Karen

    Ms Karen

    Director of Education
    •Education: Graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a teaching license in Elementary Education. •Experience: Has 23 years of experience exclusively working with children from 3 years old to 8 years old. •Enjoys: Getting to see our Goddard School families excited to come to school each day and working closely with teachers to improve our educational program!
  • Ms Inna

    Ms Inna

    Office Administrator
    •Education: Earned her Early Childhood Teacher qualifications from Arapahoe Community College. •Experience: Has over 10 years of experience working with young children and has spent time working in the Eager Elephants classroom and as a Resource teacher. •Enjoys: Providing a wide range of enriching activities to meet the needs of each child, while providing a loving, safe, and secure environment.
  •  Kelly

    Kelly

    Office Administrator
    •Education: Earned her Bachelors degree in Business from the University of Massachusetts and her Masters degree in Business from the University of San Diego. •Experience: Has worked with children ages 6 weeks – 10 years old for seven years. •Enjoys: Getting to see how the students are so eager to learn each day! She loves interacting with the kids and watching them soak up all of the new information they are exposed to while at school.
  • Ms Angela

    Ms Angela

    Lead Teacher in Happy Hippos
    •Education: Currently holds an Associate’s of Arts Degree and is certified as an Early Childhood Educator through the Community College of Aurora. •Experience: Has worked with children from 0 to 12 years old for 6 years before joining the Goddard School staff in 2016. •Enjoys: Knowing that children are our future, and she believes we should guide them in becoming the best they can be while having fun!
  • Ms Hailey

    Ms Hailey

    Lead Teacher in Rockin' Rhinos
    •Education: Earned her teaching credentials through the Community College of Aurora. •Experience: Has 8 years of experience working with all age groups of children at the Safe Splash Swim School in Aurora before joining the Goddard family in 2017. •Enjoys: Being around all of the smiling children as they flourish in a creative learning environment.
  • Ms Imelda

    Ms Imelda

    Co-Lead Teacher in Playful Pandas
    •Education: Holds a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and attended Metro State College of Denver, completing two years of Social Work. She has also completed several Early Childhood Classes through the Community College of Denver. •Experience: Has taught toddlers for numerous years and joined the Goddard family in September 2012 as a Lead Teacher. •Enjoys: Teaching the two year old age group as they keep life fun and exciting as they are exploring their environment.
  •  Jeanne

    Jeanne

    Co-Lead Teacher in Magical Monkeys
    •Education: Hold a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art and a minor in Art History and has earned her Early Childhood teaching credentials from PDIS. •Experience: Has over 17 years of experience working with children ages 0-5 but primarily has worked with toddlers. •Enjoys: How children do the unexpected and always make her laugh. She enjoys seeing them grow and achieve new things.
  • Ms Lori

    Ms Lori

    Co-Lead Teacher in Playful Pandas
    •Education: Completed Early Childhood classes through the Community College of Denver to receive her Early Childhood Education Teacher qualifications. •Experience: Has worked with toddlers for 27 years and joined The Goddard School in October 2013. •Enjoys: Encouraging, respecting and supporting every child on a daily basis to increase their learning ability.
  • Ms Monica

    Ms Monica

    Co-Lead Teacher in Fabulous Flying Frogs
    •Education: Certified Early Childhood Educator through the Community College of Aurora. •Experience: Has 17 years of experience working with children ages two and up. •Enjoys: Getting to know each child as an individual and learning about the different ways her students enjoy learning and applying that to the everyday curriculum.
  • Ms Victoria

    Ms Victoria

    Resource Teacher
    •Education: Certified Early Childhood Education Teacher through Colorado Shines and is trained in Pyramid Plus methodology. •Experience: Has taught children primarily between the ages of two through four since 2002. •Enjoys: Seeing the children’s smiling faces each day as they are reaching new milestones.
  •  Melany

    Melany

    Co-Lead Rockin' Rhino Teacher
    •Education: Currently pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education from Pickens Technical College. •Experience: Has worked with children ages 6 weeks through 6 years old at the Kids Tech program at Pickens College. •Enjoys: Interacting with the children and creating meaningful connections with them! It is so rewarding to be a part of a child’s learning adventure.
  • Ms Patricia

    Ms Patricia

    Co-Lead Teacher in Jumping Jungle Cats
    •Education: Accredited Early Childhood educator through Colorado Shines. •Experience: Has been a teacher at The Goddard School since 2009 and possesses over 14 years of early childhood teaching experience. •Enjoys: Being a part of the Goddard family and building relationships with the families that go here.
  • Ms Tonia

    Ms Tonia

    Co-Lead Teacher in Caring Koalas
    •Education: Obtained Early Childhood Teacher Certification, an Associate's Degree as well as Director’s Certification through the Community College of Aurora, and is currently working on completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. •Experience: Has worked with all age groups of children, ranging from 12 months through 6 years, for over 16 years. •Enjoys: The thrill of working with young children and watching as they accomplish new and exciting skills.
  •  Ani

    Ani

    Lead Teacher in Eager Elephants
    Experience: Earned her Lead Teacher credential through Colorado Shines. Experience: Has worked in early learning for the past ten years. Enjoys: Getting to see that "lightbulb moment" when her students grasp a new concept that she has been teaching.
  • Ms Ana

    Ms Ana

    Assistant Teacher in Generous Giraffes
    •Education: Currently pursuing her Early Childhood Teaching credentials and her director qualifications through the Community College of Aurora. •Experience: Has over 9 years of experience working with children 6 weeks-10 years old. •Enjoys: Witnessing the children completing their milestones and exploring their creativity.
  • Ms Shaniah

    Ms Shaniah

    Lead Teacher in Generous Giraffes
    •Education: Earned her Lead Teacher credential through Colorado Shines. •Experience: Has over two years of experience working with children ages 1 to 3. •Enjoys: Connecting with every child she works with and building lasting relationships.
  •  Ekaterina

    Ekaterina

    Co-Lead Teacher in Caring Koalas
    •Education: Earned her elementary education teaching degree in Bulgaria and her Lead Teacher credential from Arapahoe Community College. •Experience: Has worked with children ages 6 weeks – three years for 22 years. •Enjoys: Working with the infants and having the amazing opportunity to help them discover the world around them.
  •  Tatyana

    Tatyana

    Co-Lead Teacher in Fabulous Flying Frogs
    •Education: Earned her elementary education teaching degree in Bulgaria and her Lead Teacher credential from Arapahoe Community College. •Experience: Has worked with children ages 6 weeks – three years for 23 years. •Enjoys: Building relationships with the students and getting to know their unique personalities.
  •  Amy

    Amy

    Resource Teacher
    •Education: Earned her Lead Teacher credential through Colorado Shines. •Experience: Has worked with children ages 6 weeks – 11 years old for over 20 years. •Enjoys: Getting to see the magic in her students’ eyes as they learn new things!
  • Ms Asuzena

    Ms Asuzena

    Co-Lead Teacher in Loveable Llamas
    •Education: Earned her Early Childhood teaching credentials through Pyramid Plus Methodology. •Experience: Has 2 years of experience working with young children before joining the Goddard team. •Enjoys: Getting to know her students and what makes them all unique and watching them grow and flourish as they learn new things.
  •  Brooke

    Brooke

    Co-Lead Teacher in Magical Monkeys
    Education: Earned her Lead Teacher credential through Colorado Shines. Experience: Has worked with children 6 weeks - 6 years old for 2 years. Enjoys: Getting to develop meaningful connections with her students and having the opportunity to watch them grow each day!
  •  Halle

    Halle

    Co-Lead Teacher in Loveable Llamas
    Education: Earned her bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Liberty University. Experience: Has worked with children ages 6 weeks - 6 years old for 5 years. Enjoys: Being a part of her students' very first school experience. Helping her students learn to recognize and manage their feelings and communicate those effectively in the school setting.
  •  Jasmin

    Jasmin

    Co-Lead Teacher in Loveable Llamas
    Education: Earned her Lead ECE credential through Colorado Shines. Experience: Has worked with children ages 6 weeks - 6 years old for 2 years. Enjoys: Reading with her students and developing their literacy skills.
  •  Jennifer

    Jennifer

    Co-Lead Teacher in Happy Hippos
    Education: Earned her bachelor's degree in social work from the University of Wyoming and is currently pursuing her master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Grand Canyon University. Earned her Lead ECE credential through Colorado Shines. Experience: Has worked with children ages 6 weeks - 6 years old for 11 years. Enjoys: Getting to experience her students' "ah-ha moments" where they grasp a new concept she's been teaching.
  •  Monica

    Monica

    Co-Lead Jumping Jungle Cat Teacher
    Education: Earned her Lead Teacher credential through Colorado Shines and also holds her CDA certification. Experience: Has worked with children since 2019. Enjoys: Watching her students learn new things each day.
  •  Elizabeth

    Elizabeth

    Resource Teacher
    Education: Earned her associate degree in science from the Community College of Aurora. Experience: Has worked with children ages 6 weeks - 6 years old for 3 years. Enjoys: getting to watch her students learn and grow each day!
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