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.
  • Mr Matt

    Mr Matt

    Director of Communication
    Mr. Matt began his career in Early Childhood Education in 2011 and has since worked his way up to become a Director in 2020. He has Director certification from the state of Colorado and is currently working towards an associate degree. Mr. Matt and his wife Chelsey have a son who attends Goddard as well and are both super impressed with the constant learning, communication, consistency of staff and cleanliness of the school. As the Director of Communication, Mr. Matt will be leading up parent, teacher and community communications, as well as helping his admin team.
  • Ms Noa

    Ms Noa

    Infant Nursery Supervisor
    Ms. Noa is the Infant Nursery Supervisor in our Infant program. Ms. Noa has been teaching since 2015 and graduated from Pickens Technical College in 2016. Ms. Noa loves infants and one's. Ms. Noa loves arts and crafts, loves hiking and exploring the outdoors, but most of all she loves working with children and watching them learn new things.
  • Ms Nadhy

    Ms Nadhy

    Infant Teacher
    Ms. Nadhy is our young side resource teacher. She started working for Goddard in May 2023. Ms. Nadhy has a bachelor's degree in Theology and has worked with children ages 6 weeks to 12 months for many years. Ms. Nadhy loves to spend time with her family, sing and dance and enjoys helping people.
  • 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. Her bright energy shines in our First Steps class along with her love of kids. She is creative and amazingly patient!
  • Ms Kelly

    Ms Kelly

    First Steps Teacher
    Ms. Kelly is an all over resource teacher for our school and a wonderful help in every classroom she steps into. Before joining our Goddard team in July 2023, Ms. Kelly worked as a nanny for a family in Texas. She is state lead qualified and currently working towards her Associates in ECE. She also has several years of experience working in childcare centers back home in Connecticut. Outside of working with children, Ms. Kelly loves crafts and spending time outdoors. She also loves animals and has fostered many cats and kittens over the years! Ms. Kelly's 14 years of experience paired with her overall calm and gentle demeanor, make her a great addition to the team!
  • 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. She has been a part of our Goddard team since 2022. In fact, she previously worked at the Denver Goddard 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 Estela

    Ms Estela

    Young Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Estela is a lead teacher in our Young Toddler Fox Classroom. She started her Goddard Centennial career in 2014 as a Resource Teacher and after spending some time getting her BA in Business Admin for Pacific Union College, Ms. Estela returned to us as a Lead Teacher. She loves to knit and crochet. Her vibrant personality lends well to the silly and fun environment created in the Young Toddler classroom!
  • Ms Neida

    Ms Neida

    Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Ei joined our Goddard Centennial team in July 2023 as a lead teacher in our Toddler Hedgehog classroom. She is lead qualified through Colorado Shines and has been working in a preschool setting since she was a senior in high school! Born and raised in Idaho, Ms. Ei considers herself a country girl through and through! She not only loves exploring nature, she also love to read.
  • Ms Jordan

    Ms Jordan

    Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Jordan is a lead teacher in our Toddler Hedgehogs classroom. She holds her Bachelors in ECE and has been working in the field for about a decade! Ms. Jordan's passion is teaching and she especially loves that no two days are the same when it comes to working with toddlers! Every day is full of new experiences and learning opportunities. Toddlers always keep life interesting!
  • Ms Melody

    Ms Melody

    Get Set Teacher
    Ms. Melody is a lead teacher in our Get Set Bunnies classroom. She has been a part of our Goddard School team since February 2023 and had 2 years of prior experience working in ECE. Ms. Melody loves playing with her dog, listening to music and dancing. Ms. Melody's fun, lighthearted, and patient personality is a great attribute when it comes to teaching our two year olds!
  • 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 Hannah

    Ms Hannah

    Preschool Teacher
    Ms. Hannah is a lead teacher in our Preschool Bears classroom. She has been working in the ECE field since 2014 and at Goddard Centennial since September 2023. Fun fact, on top of being lead qualified in ECE, Ms. Hannah also holds an audio/ video certification from Warren Tech! She has some fun critters at home, such as a cat and a bunny! In her spare time, Ms. Hannah has a wide variety of hobbies from hiking and camping to creating music and art.
  • Ms Amy

    Ms Amy

    PreK Teacher
    Ms. Amy is a lead teacher in our Pre-Kindergarten Skunks classroom. She has her Associates in ECE and Director Certificate. She has worked with children from newborn to 8th grade for over 20 years. Ms. Amy has been married for 28 years and has 2 sons. She loves to dance. She also loves music and gardening! Ms. Amy's experience and joy for teaching is a great addition to the Pre-K Skunks.
  • Mr Quincey

    Mr Quincey

    PreK Teacher
    Mr. Quincey has worked for our Goddard school since October 2022. He has worked with children ages 3-5 for 3 years. Mr. Quincey has his Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, going to the gym, playing video games, and spending time with family. He enjoys working with children because they fill him with happiness and at the end of the day, he knows he has made a difference. Mr. Quincey is always happy to lend a hand, he always has a smile on his face and is a great additional to our team!
  • Mr Jordan

    Mr Jordan

    Jr. Kindergarten Teacher
    Mr. Jordan joined our Goddard School team in October 2023 as a lead resource teacher for our two Jr. Kindergarten classrooms. He is lead qualified through Colorado Shines and has been working in childcare since 2015. In addition to his many years of experience working with children in a professional setting, Mr. Jordan also has a daughter of his own! In his free time, Mr. Jordan enjoys being outdoors, hiking, biking and exploring Colorado. He also loves going to car shows, baseball games and most of all, watching Raider football! Mr. Jordan's positive energy, patience and love of teaching make him a great asset to the team!
  • 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 Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education as well as an Associate's Degree in Special Education. Originally from Venezuela, she loves introducing Spanish vocabulary and songs 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 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 Lorena

    Ms Lorena

    Jr. Kindergarten Teacher
    Ms. Lorena is a lead teacher in our Jr. Kindergarten Owls classroom. She is lead qualified through Colorado Shines and taught at a Denver County elementary school for 8 years before joining our team in July 2023! Ms. Lorena is not only a Spanish speaker, she lived in many countries growing up so has no problem connecting with children and families of all backgrounds! Her bubbly personality, ability to connect with others, and understanding of the school district make her a wonderful asset to our Jr. Kindergarten room.
  • Ms Laura

    Ms Laura

    Resource Teacher
    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!
  • Ms Priyanka

    Ms Priyanka

    Resource 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!
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