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. 

  • Ms Shannon

    Ms Shannon

    Owner
    Ms. Shannon is the onsite owner of the Goddard School of Centennial. Ms. Shannon began her Goddard career as a teacher at the Aurora location in the summer of 2010 and quickly moved into a director position at the Denver location in the fall of that same year. She has a Masters in Early Childhood Education and three kiddos of her own! Her love of kids, extensive knowledge of the field, and her strong belief in the Goddard way made her decision to become an owner a no brainer!
  • Ms Andrea

    Ms Andrea

    Executive Director
    Ms. Andrea began her Early Childhood Education career in 2002 and at The Goddard School of Centennial in 2009. She first worked as a Young Toddler, Toddler, and Get Set teacher prior to becoming a director. She became the Operations Director in 2013. Andrea holds her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Freed-Hardeman University and received her Director's Certification in 2013. As the Executive Director, Ms. Andrea oversees the day-to-day operations, implements curriculum and our Conscious Discipline program throughout the school.
  • Ms Jenna

    Ms Jenna

    Director
    Ms. Jenna began her career in Early Childhood Education in 2015 and began working at the Goddard School in Centennial in September 2018. She has a Bachelors in Family and Child Sciences from Florida State University as well as her Director certification for the state of Colorado. Before joining us in 2018, Ms. Jenna worked as a Young Toddler, Toddler, and Get Set teacher at the Denver location. She also spent 12 weeks volunteer teaching at a childcare orphanage in Tanzania, Africa. Her kind heart, patient personality, and love for children make her a great asset to our team.
  • Ms Faith

    Ms Faith

    Infant Teacher
    Ms. Faith is a lead teacher in our Infant Sloths classroom. She is lead qualified through Colorado Shines and has worked with young children for most of her life as the oldest sibling in her family! Before moving to Colorado and joining our team in April 2022, Ms. Faith also taught infants and toddlers at a preschool in Nebraska for 3 years. Ms. Faith loves caring for our babies and seeing them hit new milestones while in her care. Her gentle demeanor and calming presence make her the perfect teacher for our littlest learners!
  • Ms Mabel

    Ms Mabel

    First Steps Teacher
    Ms. Mabel is a lead teacher in our First Steps Chipmunks classroom. She began her career in Early Childhood Education in 1987 and with the Goddard School of Centennial in 2011. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and has taught children in preschool up through Elementary School. As of June 2019, Ms. Mabel has decided to broaden her portfolio and become our newest First Steps teacher. Her bright energy shines in our First Steps class along with her love of kids. She is creative and amazingly patient!
  • Ms Bailey

    Ms Bailey

    First Steps Teacher
    Ms. Bailey is a lead teacher in our Chipmunks classroom. She joined our Goddard team in May 2022 after moving to Colorado from Alabama. She has worked in a childcare setting since 2017 and had about 6 years of babysitting experience. Ms. Bailey has worked with children aged 6-weeks to 5 years old but prefers working with infants and toddlers. Her sweet and cheerful personality make her a great fit to teach our young 1s!
  • Ms Nora

    Ms Nora

    Young Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Nora is a lead teacher in our Young Toddler Fox classroom. She has over 25 years of experience working with children, including over 11 years of experience teaching at Goddard. In fact, she actually worked at the Denver location with Ms. Shannon and Ms. Jenna! Ms. Nora's favorite age to teach is 12-24- months because she loves watching as they discover so many firsts! She enjoys planning activities and taking advantage of spontaneous learning opportunities that help children experience and explore the world around them. Ms. Nora encompasses the Goddard way and her bright smile can light up any room!
  • Ms Bayley

    Ms Bayley

    Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Bayley is a lead teacher in our Toddler Hedgehogs classroom. She has been working with children for almost 10 years and joined our Goddard School team in July 2021. She is lead qualified through Colorado Shines and is currently continuing her education at Metro State University. Her energetic and loving personality make her a great fit to teach our toddlers!
  • Ms Alyssa

    Ms Alyssa

    Lead Resource Teacher
    Ms. Aly joined our Goddard Centennial team in May 2019 as a seasonal employee. After graduating from Colorado State University with her Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies, she decided to take on a full time teaching position with us. Ms. Aly is a lead qualified resource teacher who can be seen helping out in all over the school. Her sweet disposition and positive attitude are just a few of the reasons we love having her available to assist in any classroom she is needed, from infants to school-age!
  • Ms Aarti

    Ms Aarti

    Preschool Teacher
    Ms. Aarti started her career in Early Childhood Education 2001 and joined our Centennial Goddard team in 2010. Ms. Aarti holds a Child Development Associate Credential and her CNA. She has taught in our Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs, and currently teaches our young preschool children. Ms. Aarti has a broad array of interests and talents and is wonderfully supportive in all areas of our school.
  • Ms Priyanka

    Ms Priyanka

    Preschool Teacher
    Ms. Priyanka is a lead teacher in our Preschool Moose classroom. She began her teaching career in 2010 and joined our Goddard School team in November 2018. She has a Bachelors of Education as well as a Masters of Science. Her love of both teaching and learning, paired with calming energy and creativity make her a great fit in our preschool room!
  • Ms Marissa

    Ms Marissa

    PreK Teacher
    Ms. Marissa is a lead teacher in our Pre-K Skunks classroom. She joined our Goddard Centennial team in March 2022 but has been working in the education field since 2015. She has worked primarily with special needs children in the school district and is excited to branch out into a preschool setting! She is lead qualified through Colorado Shines and is currently taking classes at Metro State University to earn her degree in Special Education. Ms. Marissa’s patience and positive energy make her a great fit to teach our 4-year-olds.
  • Ms Sheila

    Ms Sheila

    Lead Resource Teacher
    Ms. Sheila is a lead resource teacher who can be seen helping out in our oldest classrooms. She joined our Goddard Centennial team in May 2021 but has been working with children for several years. She attended Grand Canyon University where she earned two Masters degrees, the first in Education and a second in Special Education. Ms. Sheila’s bubbly and patient personality paired with her understanding of best practices in early education make her a great fit to teach in any classroom she enters!
  • Ms Thais

    Ms Thais

    Jr. Kindergarten Teacher
    Ms. Thais is a lead teacher in our Jr. Kindergarten Squirrels classroom. She began working at The Goddard School of Centennial in August 2019 but has been working in the field of education for over 25 years! She holds a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education as well as an Associates in Special Education. Originally from Venezuela, she loves introducing Spanish vocabulary and song in the classroom so don't be surprised if your kiddo comes home with some new words! Her bright energy and loving personality truly shines through in every room she enters!
  • Ms Alisha

    Ms Alisha

    Jr. Kindergarten Teacher
    Ms. Alisha is a lead teacher in our Jr. Kindergarten Squirrels classroom. She began teaching at The Goddard School of Centennial in August 2020. She has her Bachelors in Early Childhood Education with endorsement in Elementary Education from Metro State University and is currently working towards her Master’s for Educator Effectiveness at Western Colorado University. Before joining our team, Ms. Alisha worked as an assistant teacher for children age 1-6 and as a paraprofessional for grades K-4th. She also has several years of experience working with children through her church and baby-sitting her younger twin brothers! Ms. Alisha loves being able to witness her Jr. Kindergarteners grow and have a positive impact on their lives.
  • Ms Jasmine

    Ms Jasmine

    Jr. Kindergarten Teacher
    Ms. Jasmine (or “Ms. Jazz” as her kiddos call her) is a lead teacher in our Jr. Kindergarten Owls class. She joined our Goddard School team in February 2021 but has been working in childcare since 2015. She has her Master’s in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University and has taught children ages 2 to 6. Her bubbly personality and her love of teaching make her a great fit for our Jr. Kindergarten class!
  • Ms Laura

    Ms Laura

    Substitute Lead
    Ms. Laura has been with the Goddard School of Centennial since February 2018. She is a retired public school educator with a Bachelors in Elementary Education, a Masters in Special Education, and over 30 years of experience working in the field of education. Ms. Laura has a true passion for working with young children and we love having her assist in the classroom as often as her schedule allows!

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