Our Teachers

Our teachers blend the highest education standards with nurturing care to help foster well-rounded child development.

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. 

  •  Elizabeth & Martin

    Elizabeth & Martin

    Owner
    The Meiers love watching the children at their school smile, laugh, grow and learn. Elizabeth and Martin discovered the value of a safe and nurturing learning environment through their own children's experience at The Goddard School. Before opening the Vine Street location in 2013 their backgrounds were as a lawyer and IT project manager. Operating the City Park West location has been a fulfilling change from their prior careers. Even though the Vine location serves many families who live in Park Hill the Meiers believe that Park Hill / Mayfair area still has a shortage of quality child care.
  • Ms Heather

    Ms Heather

    Director
    Heather moved to Colorado from a town right outside of Boston to pursue a college education at the University of Northern Colorado. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and is Director Qualified through the state of Colorado. She began her teaching career working under the Montessori philosophy for 5 years as an infant, toddler, and primary teacher. In 2013, she found her forever home in Goddard after falling in love with all that the Goddard program has to offer. She began her administration journey after five dedicated and impactful years in our Goddard classrooms. After being an Assistant Director at our City Park West location for 3 years, she opened the doors of our Park Hill location in 2018 as Director. With her always positive attitude and early childhood expertise, she is a huge support to our teachers, families, and children. She lives in Denver with her husband, Charlie, and two sons, Cody and Colin, who also happily attend the Goddard School Park Hill!
  • Ms Millicent

    Ms Millicent

    Assistant Director
    Millicent is originally from Ghana, West Africa. She has her B.A. from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana West Africa. She has been working with kids for almost 10 years. Her passion for kids gained her a place at the Goddard School when she moved from Illinois to Denver. Millicent is amazing with children especially infants. She loves reading, listening to country and gospel music, and she simply loves to clean! Due to her hard work, dedication and reliability, Millicent recently climbed the promotional ladder to the position of an assistant director. To Millie, the sky is the limit.
  •  Riana

    Riana

    Assistant Director
    Ms. Riana was born and raised in New York City and moved to Denver in 2020. In addition to ten years of teaching experience, she has earned her Bachelor's degree in English Language Arts as well as her Master's degree Early Childhood Education! Ms. Riana's passion for teaching comes from seeing her students have a 'Eureka!' moment when they master a skill. In her spare time, she enjoys going to baseball games and seeing live music, especially Taylor Swift!
  •  Amal

    Amal

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Amal was originally born in Africa and moved to Colorado in 2006. She earned her Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education from Aurora Community College and has a Bachelor's degree in Social Work. Miss Amal loves working with her Pre-K students and sharing ideas about different cultures. Outside of work, Miss Amal loves traveling with her three children.
  • Ms Keisha

    Ms Keisha

    Lead Teacher
    Education: Child Development Associate Keisha is from Denver Colorado. She has been working with children since the age of 16! She began babysitting, and eventually got her CDA and started working in childcare. Working with children has been a passion for a long time. Keisha has two dogs and loves spending time with them. When she has free time she enjoys relaxing and watching movies.
  • Ms Susan

    Ms Susan

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Susan is originally from Ohio and earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kent State University. She has 12 years of experience teaching. Miss Susan loves seeing smiles on her students’ faces each day. In her free time, she enjoys going to live theater.
  •  Araceli

    Araceli

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Araceli was born and raised in Mexico City, MX and moved to Denver in 2005. She joins our Goddard family with over 15 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education field! As a mother of five, Ms. Araceli believes in nurturing and developing the skills of all children. In her spare time, she loves exploring the mountains with her family. In the summers, her family spends the weekends hiking, camping and fishing.
  • Ms Judy

    Ms Judy

    Lead Teacher
    Judy is originally from Ohio, but calls Colorado home. She has a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Bilingual Education. Judy has had lots of experience with young children, including her own, and retired in 2018. She came back out of retirement for her love of children.
  •  Debra

    Debra

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Debra was born and raised right here in Denver, CO. She has an educational background in Early Childhood Art education and has several years of experience in this field. She loves sharing knowledge with her students through literature and hands-on projects. In her spare time, Ms. Debra enjoys ceramics, gardening, crocheting and spending time with family and friends.
  • Ms Sally

    Ms Sally

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Sally is originally from Peoria, Illinois and moved to Colorado in 1983. She has her Bachelors’ degree in Physical Education from ECE-12th, Early Childhood Education endorsement, through 3rd grade, and a Masters’ degree in Counseling. Sally is passionate about working with children, especially the little ones! She enjoys seeing the looks on their faces when they learn something new.
  •  Sandra

    Sandra

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Sandra is originally from Chicago, Illinois and moved to Denver in 1999. Ms. Sandra has worked with children for over 13 years! She is passionate about caring for her students and loves to incorporate her native language, Spanish, when singing songs and teaching new vocabulary. In her spare time, Ms. Sandra loves spending time with her two sons and travelling.
  •  LaTonya

    LaTonya

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Tonya joins our Goddard family with over 22 years of experience in the early education field. Her favorite part of teaching is making her students in our Hiking Honeybees classroom smile and laugh. She holds a Pyramid Plus certificate, and has completed coursework in early childhood education. In her spare time, she loves to relax, spend time in nature and visit her grandchildren.
  •  Leslie

    Leslie

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Leslie is from a small city in California’s Central Valley and moved to Denver this year! She graduated from UC Irvine, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Education Sciences, minoring in English and Psychology. Ms. Leslie loves how curious her students are and helping to guide their exploration of learning. In her spare time, Leslie enjoys embroidering, skateboarding, and playing the Ukulele!
  • Ms Pamela

    Ms Pamela

    Lead Teacher
    Pamela is from Denver, Colorado and joined our Goddard family in 2019. She enjoys working with kids because of the joy they bring to her when she works with them. Pamela loves learning about all the different personalities of her students.
  •  Jillian

    Jillian

    Lead Teacher
    Jillian's passion for teaching began in New Hampshire in 2003. She went to college in Florida for Environmental Science and Early Childhood Education. In 2011 She moved to Vail, CO to continue her teaching career. Jillian’s teaching style is exploration based which focuses on STEAM principles. She teaches many sciences using her home-made bubble solution and tools. In her free time Jillian enjoys playing outdoors; hiking, camping or doing water activities. She also has fun working on her off-road toys, her jeep and snowmobile, which she uses to explore Colorado’s great outdoors.
  •  Emonie

    Emonie

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Emonie was born and raised right here in Denver, Colorado! She has previous experience in working with students from K-8. Ms. Emonie loves learning from her students to guide instruction and building strong relationships with families. She loves being a teacher because each day is different and she wants to make a difference in their lives! In her spare time, she enjoys reading, music, dancing, and spending time with her nieces and nephews.
  •  Kimberly

    Kimberly

    Assistant Teacher
    Miss Kimberly was born and raised in Denver , Colorado. She joined the Goddard family because of her love for children. She loves bonding with kids and loves seeing how they learn new things daily. In her spare time, she likes to go out with family and friends.
  •  Mabel

    Mabel

    Assistant Teacher
    Miss Mabel is originally from Nicaragua. She loves to watch and guide the children in her care as they learn new things everyday and explore their surroundings. In her spare time, Miss Mabel enjoys listening to all kinds of music.
  •  Nancy

    Nancy

    Kitchen Manager
    Miss Nancy was born in Chicago Illinois. Her family moved back to Mexico when she was 3 years and in 1999 they returned to the United States, Denver, Colorado. Nancy is a mother of 8 adorable kids. She loves to work hard and treat everyone with respect. She enjoys working with children which she finds very interesting and fun.
  •  Zoe

    Zoe

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Zoe is a Colorado native and grew up right here in Park Hill! She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from CU Boulder. Ms. Zoe began her teaching journey abroad in Thailand where she taught preschool and second grade classrooms. After returning to the US, she continued to advance her career by earning her CDA. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and camping with her husband and dog, Frankie, and her son, Ollie.
  • Miss Zahra

    Miss Zahra

    ASSISTANT TEACHER
    Miss Zahra is from Afghanistan. She worked as a teacher for 6 years in Afghanistan before she moved to the United States. She got her degree in language and literature. Miss Zahra likes to be with children and loves to share what she knows with them. She spends her free time with her family and she loves to cook delicious meal for them.
  • Miss Stephanie

    Miss Stephanie

    LEAD TEACHER
    Miss Stephanie was born in Denver, Colorado but grew up in Mexico. After she finished school, she came back to the United States. She gained experience working with children when she started taking care of her cousins, nephews and brothers. Miss Stephanie enjoys playing with children, teaching them Spanish, and guiding them in their education. In her free time, she likes going to the movies, taking care of her plants, and spending time with family and friends.
  •  Gabriela

    Gabriela

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Gabriella was born in Chihuahua, MX and moved to CO last year! Ms. Gabriella loves to work with children and help them develop critical life skills. In her free time, she loves listening to all kinds of music and cooking for her family.
  •  Nelisa

    Nelisa

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Nelisa is a fun and loving toddler teacher, born in Japan and raised in Colorado. She did majority of her undergraduate degree based in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Nelisa loves teaching toddlers and also has a wide range of experience with students including public schools, preschools, university students, as well as serving the geriatric population. Her main focus and goal while working with the toddler students is to engage them in enriching and exciting activities in order to enhance their social, physical, and emotional development. Ms. Nelisa is looking forward to being a positive influence in the lives of the Junebug students!
  •  Nubia

    Nubia

    Assistant Teacher
    Miss Nubia was originally born in Chihuahua, MX and moved to CO last year! After graduating high school, Nubia knew she wanted to enter the field of Early Childhood Education. She adores her students and loves engaging in learning through play experiences. In her spare times, she enjoys playing video games with friends, traveling, listening to music, and learning to cook with her mom!
  •  Veronica

    Veronica

    Lead Teacher
    Veronica (Véronique) Koken was born in Brazil of European ancestry. She resided in many continents working in various careers, but education has always been a major part of her life. She earned a B.A in International Studies and a M.S in Aeronautics, and became Captain and Aerospace Educator in the US Air Force Auxiliary; taught at NASA; and was President and Flight Coach of a space training center. After retiring, she became an Accredited Lead Educator and Master Life Coach, and is working towards a Behavior Technician certification. In her free time, she likes to focus on her family, nature, technology, music, and motorcycle racing.
  •  Diamond

    Diamond

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Diamond is from Denver, Colorado. She has been working with children since her young age by taking care of kids of friends and families and it was always her dream to pursue a career in childcare. Miss Diamond enjoys reading, drawing and painting in her free time. She joined the Goddard Park Hill family in 2022 and she is looking forward to many more years with the wonderful family she says.
  • Miss Marie

    Miss Marie

    Assistant Teacher
    Miss Marie is originally from Cameroon and moved to Denver in 2018. She has earned her baccalaureate degree in French Literature and bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. Miss Marie loves teaching because she is able to see the outcomes of her knowledge and passion in the growth of her students. In her spare time, she enjoys movies, reading, photography, dance and sewing.
  •  Delaysha

    Delaysha

    LEAD TEACHER
    Miss Delaysha was born in North Dakota but moved to Colorado when she was 2 years old. She is currently working on earning her Bachelor's degree. Miss Delaysha's favorite part of teaching is building relationships with her students and guiding them to grow and meet their milestones. In her spare time, she loves being outside and doing fun activities with her children. She also loves playing basketball, dancing, and cooking.
  •  Amy

    Amy

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Amy was born and raised in Denver, CO. She went to school for nursing but soon found her passion in the field of Early Childhood Education. Miss Amy loves teaching because it gives her the opportunity to see the world from a child's perspective and guide their learning accordingly. In her free time, Miss Amy enjoys hanging out with friends, going bowling and having fun.
  •  Christine

    Christine

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Christine was born and raised here in Colorado! Her passion for teaching comes from the desire to make a difference, be creative, and inspire her students. In her spare time, she loves going on hikes, appreciating nature, and spending time with her dogs and family.
  •  Madelyne

    Madelyne

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Madelyne was born in Orange County, CA and moved to Colorado when she was seven years old. Her favorite part of teaching is finding ways to individualize learning for her students based on their strengths and interests. In her spare time, Madelyne enjoys being in the sun and spending time with her friends.
  •  Wendy

    Wendy

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Wendy was born originally in San Francisco, CA and moved to Denver over 20 years ago! Although new to teaching, she has found her passion and enjoys learning from her students knowing they have the power to change in the world. In her spare time, Ms. Wendy enjoys going camping, riding quads and playing sports with her family.
  •  Deven

    Deven

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Deven was born and raised in Colorado Springs, CO! She entered the field of Early Childhood Education, earning her Lead Teacher qualification. Miss Deven 's favorite part of teaching is seeing her students grow and learn each day. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and watching her favorite shows and movies.
  •  Lauren

    Lauren

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Lauren was born and raised in Littleton, CO. She earned her Bachelor's degree, majoring in Art, as well as several certifications in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Lauren's enthusiasm for this field stems from her passion to see her students thrive and achieve their developmental milestones. In her free time, Ms. Lauren enjoys creating art and going on hikes with her dog.
  •  Tanna

    Tanna

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Tanna was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana and moved to Denver in 2023. She joined our Goddard family with several years of experience and ECT Lead qualification. Miss Tanna loves teaching because she is able to watch her students grow across all social, intellectual and emotional areas. In her spare time, she loves painting, drawing, and knitting.
  •  Vanessa

    Vanessa

    Assistant Teacher
    Miss Vanessa was born in Connecticut and moved to Denver just last year! She studied Art at Naugatuele Valley Community College. Miss Vanessa loves the Early Childhood Education field because it allows her to guide her students' learning and watch their own personalities and interests develop! In her free time, Miss Vanessa enjoys reading, sewing, drawing and spending time with her friends.
  •  Madeline

    Madeline

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Madeline was born in Monterey, CA and moved to Denver in 2018! She earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Denver majoring in Biology and Physics. After discovering her passion for teaching early learners, she decided to pursue her master's degree in Elementary Education at Regis University. In her spare time, Maddie enjoys reading, hiking, walking her dog and spending time outdoors.
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