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 Karen

    Ms Karen

    Director of Education
    •Education: Graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a teaching license in Elementary Education. •Experience: Has 19 years of experience exclusively working with children from 3 years old to 8 years old. •Enjoys: When her students reach new and exciting educational goals and seeing children get excited about learning!
  • Ms MaryEllen

    Ms MaryEllen

    Director of Operations
    •Education: Earned her Lead Teacher credential from the Community College of Aurora and 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: Spending time with her family, decorating and baking. She also loves the sense of community she has at The Goddard School. She loves our Goddard staff and families and enjoys serving them each day!
  • Ms Angela

    Ms Angela

    Happy Hippo Co-Lead Teacher
    •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 Cassie

    Ms Cassie

    Generous Giraffes Lead Teacher
    •Education: Earned a Master’s degree in Business Management from Webster's University in 2010 and earned her lead teacher certifications through PDIS. •Experience: Has over 6 years of experience primarily working with children ages 2-4. •Enjoys: Fostering meaningful relationships with her students and getting to witness those ‘aha’ moments when a child learns a new skill
  • Ms Christina

    Ms Christina

    Happy Hippos Co-Lead Teacher
    •Education: Currently pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education at Metropolitan State University. •Experience: Has several years of experience working with children ages 3-10 years old and has also spent time working with young adults with special needs. •Enjoys: The satisfaction that teaching brings her because she knows she is influencing a child in a positive way! It is so rewarding to guide children on their educational journey!
  • Ms Emily

    Ms Emily

    Loveable Llama Co-Lead Teacher
    •Education: Earned a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Hofstra University in New York. •Experience: Has spent 3 years teaching Kindergarten in the Cherry Creek School District and has also spent time teaching Kindergarten through fifth grade in Japan. •Enjoys: Learning about the children in her class and seeing them learn through intentional play.
  • Ms Hailey

    Ms Hailey

    Jumping Jungle Cats Lead Teacher
    •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

    Playful Panda Co-Lead Teacher
    •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

    Magical Monkeys Co-Lead Teacher
    •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

    Playful Panda Co-Lead Teacher
    •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 Molly

    Ms Molly

    Eager Elephants Co-Lead Teacher
    •Education: Has her teaching credentials for Early Childhood Education through the Community College of Aurora and is currently pursuing her Directors Certificate. •Experience: Has over 5 years of experience working with young children, primarily with 4 and 5-year-olds. •Enjoys: Seeing children blossom through the school year and witnessing children reach important developmental milestones.
  • Ms Monica

    Ms Monica

    Fabulous Flying Frogs Lead Teacher
    •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 Patricia

    Ms Patricia

    Jumping Jungle Cats Co-Lead Teacher
    •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 Pearl

    Ms Pearl

    Magical Monkeys Co-Lead Teacher
    •Education: Currently pursuing her credentials in Early Childhood Education through the Community College of Aurora •Experience: Has over 10 years of experience working with students ages 1-17. •Enjoys: Knowing that her work with students now, will impact them throughout their life.
  • Ms Tonia

    Ms Tonia

    Caring Koalas Co-Lead Teacher
    •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.
  • Ms Victoria

    Ms Victoria

    Rockin Rhinos Lead 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.
  •  A'Dawnyea

    A'Dawnyea

    Eager Elephants Assistant Teacher
    •Education: Currently pursing a degree in Early Childhood Education. •Experience: Has over 7 years of experience working with children ages 3-18 at a group home. •Enjoys: Fostering meaningful relationships with the children and being a part of their learning journey. She also enjoys the sense of community at the Goddard school and the impact she has on her students as an educator.
  • Ms Shaniah

    Ms Shaniah

    Assistant Monkey Teacher
    •Education: Currently pursuing her early childhood teaching credentials. •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.
  • Ms Ana

    Ms Ana

    Resource Teacher
    •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 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.
  •  Jennifer

    Jennifer

    Resource Teacher
    •Education: Earned her lead teacher qualifications through Pickens Technical College. •Experience: Has over 5 years of experience working primarily with children ages 2-5. •Enjoys: How rewarding it is to take part in shaping our future generation!
  •  Kimberly

    Kimberly

    Resource Teacher
    •Education: Currently pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. •Experience: Has several years of experience working with school age children during her time as a paraprofessional in the Cherry Creek School District. •Enjoys: coming to work and seeing the joy, excitement, humor, attitude, wonder, and smiles of each child she interacts with. It is so rewarding to be an educator in the lives of little ones!
  •  Melany

    Melany

    Resource 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 Pramila

    Ms Pramila

    Resource Teacher
    •Education: Earned her Early Childhood teaching credential from the Community College of Denver. •Experience: Has worked with children from ages zero to twelve years old for over 22 years. •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.
  •  Shania

    Shania

    Resource Teacher
    Education: Currently attending Arapahoe Community College, pursuing her degree in Elementary Education. Experience: Has worked as a Nanny for children ages 3 months - 12 years old. Enjoys: Building personal connections with the children she works with. Discovering how they learn best and watching them reach new developmental and academic milestones!

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