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.


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. 

  •  Shannon and Cody

    Shannon and Cody

    On-site Owner
    We are Colorado natives, and we are proud to call Broomfield home. Cody graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, and Shannon graduated from Regis University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. We have two sons named Declan and Hayden and two daughters named Eilee and Ashlyn. They are the light of our lives! We enjoy camping, fishing and spending time together as a family.
  •  Robin


    Managing Director of Operations
    My name is Ms. Robin and I have been teaching in the Early Childhood Education field since 2004. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and hold a current teaching license as well as a Director’s Certificate. I grew up in Boulder before moving to Spokane, WA for college. My husband and I currently live in Berthoud, CO with our mini schnauzers, Watson and Eddie, and five sassy hens. I enjoy being outside in the garden, playing in the mountains, and cooking. I believe all children learn in very unique and individual ways and feel it is my job as a teacher and director to encourage their individual learning styles as well as their natural curiosities. I am looking forward to getting to know all your children!
  • Ms Emily

    Ms Emily

    Director of Development
    My name is Ms. Emily, and I have been with The Goddard School of Erie since 2018! I have a BA in Human Development and Family Relations, as well as a BA in Child Psychology from The University of Colorado, Denver. I also hold a MS in Developmental Psychology, and currently hold a Director's License, Coaching Credential, and Trainer Credential from the State of Colorado. I live in Broomfield with my husband and daughter, and love to travel, read, and get new perspectives on the world. I love seeing the world through the eyes of a child, and providing opportunities for them to learn through exploration and play!
  • Ms Michelle

    Ms Michelle

    Administrative Assistant
    My name is Michelle Pannes and I am the office assistant for the Goddard School in Erie. I have worked in the administrative field for 30 years and enjoy the opportunity to come here each morning and see your child’s smiling faces! I have four grown children- three daughters and one son. I have also been blessed with two grandsons, two grandaughters and seven grand puppies. Away from work, I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren, reading, and cross stiching.
  • Ms Lisa

    Ms Lisa

    Infant Nursery Supervisor
    Hello! My name is Ms Lisa. I am the Infant Nursery Supervisor in our fantastic infant room! I hold an Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor or Arts Degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. I have worked with infants for over twenty seven years and I have been a part of this Goddard team for over 14 years! I have two children of my own, Jesse and Wyatt. Being a mother has taught me many things about being a teacher and vice versa. In my spare time I enjoy reading and playing board games with my kids! I also enjoy quiet time and taking walks.
  •  Juanita


    Assistant Infant Teacher
    My name is Juanita Torres and I have three children. I have been working in child care for over 20 years, and I have loved every moment of it! I love watching infants grow, and being a part of their care.
  •  Annamae


    First Steps Lead Teacher
    My name is Mae, and my experience working with children began while I was still a kid! I have been teaching dance to children for the last decade, and began teaching early education a year ago. I love being able to see in real time how much kiddos are learning about themselves, others, and the world around them!
  •  Bowen


    Assistant Toddler Teacher
    My name is Bowen, I'm a pastry chef and want to expand my career into teaching kids how to bake someday! I grew up baking with my mom, so I want to give kids the same experience I had. I have learned so much working with the children at Goddard, and can't wait to learn more!
  •  Krystal


    Lead Get Set Teacher
    My love of teaching comes from the enjoyment of watching the “light bulb” effect come to life when my students achieve or discover something new. My goal is to continue learning more on early education so I can bridge the gap between families and education so we can better set up future generations to come. I am a firm believer in hands on learning and getting messy!
  •  Damla


    Assistant Get Set Teacher
    Hello, my name is Ms. Damla and I have been teaching since 2019. I got my Master's degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management and Early Childhood Education in Turkey. I love working with children because they motivate me to be a better person! I'm so excited to work at Goddard, and to be a part of this Goddard team!
  • Ms Saman

    Ms Saman

    Co-Lead Preschool 1 Teacher
    Hello, parents! My name is Saman Esslam. I was born and raised in Kabul, Afghanistan. I moved to The United States in 2013. I am married and I have two beautiful daughters. I attended high school in Kabul. I am currently taking classes at Front Range Community College and pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. In my spare time, I enjoy reading books, listening to various types of music, spending time with family, and hiking around beautiful Colorado. I truly enjoy working in this field as it allows me to see the children grow!
  •  Alexandra


    Co-Lead Preschool 1 Teacher
    I love getting to be a part of the process of helping kids develop!
  •  Jessica


    Co-Lead Preschool 2 Teacher
    My name is Jessica Bueno and am the Preschool 2 lead teacher! I have had my CDA for two years now. I enjoy bonding with the students and their families. I came into ECE because I enjoy helping students find who they are and grow to be amazing human beings!
  • Ms Sequoia

    Ms Sequoia

    Lead Toddler Teacher
    My name is Ms. Sequoia and I have worked with children as a swim instructor and a soccer coach. I have volunteered as a Big Sister in the Big Brother Big Sister Program in Hilo Hawaii. I have my Bachelors in Exercise Science and a Minor in Psychology from MSU Denver. In my free time, I enjoy hiking with my dogs, travelling, paddle boarding, kayaking, surfing, and scuba diving. I love watching children grow and learn new things and discover who they are as individuals. I am looking forward to working with your child!
  •  Destionee


    Co-Lead Preschool 2 Teacher
    Hi, I'm Destionee Jarnagin, a preschool teacher with previous experience as a stay at home mom, nanny, and as a lead teacher for a 2 year old classroom. My passion has always been taking care of children. My goal is to help teach children patience and responsibility they can use all their lives!
  •  Breanon


    Lead Pre-K Teacher
    Hey! I’m Ms. Brea. I'm married to my husband Skyler, and together we have our two sons Jaxon (3) and Jasper (1). I have had many experiences with children in the education world in different forms. I have been a mom, private nanny, and have worked in other play based and Montessori style centers. In those centers I have been a toddler teacher, preschool teacher, and Pre-K teacher. I truly found my niche in Pre-K, and love teaching them because of their wonder, curiosity, and pure excitement to learn.
  •  Tricia


    Lead Jr. Kindergarten Teacher
    I am thrilled to join the Goddard team in the important work of teaching our young learners. I bring over twenty years of experience with children to our school, encompassing a wide variety of opportunities. With this, my education entails a B.S. in Elementary Education with a Reading Endorsement, as well as, a Special Education Endorsement. My professional experience includes teaching preschool, assistant director at various preschools, independently owned preschool, private tutoring, elementary teaching and special education teaching. I believe in teaching the whole child and am ardent about valuing each learner and their strengths. Also, I am extremely passionate about literacy and deeply value all of the important aspects of literacy! Plus, I am happily married with two teenaged daughters. Both of my daughters are national level competitive athletes in soccer and dance. Thank you for the opportunity to work with and teach your child!
  • Ms Alexandra

    Ms Alexandra

    Assistant Jr. Kindergarten Teacher
    Hello parents! My name is Ms. Alex and I am excited to be part of this Goddard team! I am passionate about being with children and I love seeing all of their different personalities. I love watching students discover their abilities and what they are capable of doing. While I am not teaching, I love reading and painting!
  • Ms Shelly

    Ms Shelly

    Lead Support Teacher
    Hello! My name is Ms. Michelle, but I go by Shelly. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology/Sociology from Peru State College in Nebraska, a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Idaho, and have several Early Childhood Education hours from Ivy Tech in Lafayette, Indiana. Thank you for letting me spend my days with your wonderful children. I have been in Colorado since 2011 and really enjoy being home! I was raised in Wyoming, but moved 17 times in 30 years. Working with children is such a gift. It makes me feel young again! I enjoy being a support teacher working with all of the age groups.
  • Ms Bree

    Ms Bree

    Lead Support Teacher
    Hello, my name is Ms Bree and I have been in the Early Childhood field since 2005. I began working with young children while I was still in high school. I am a mother of two and a stepmom for two other wonderful children. I’m excited to be working in various classrooms at Goddard and look forward to getting to know your children.
  • Ms Maria

    Ms Maria

    Lead Support Teacher
    My name is Ms. Maria and I have been teaching for over 15 years! Within my experiences, I worked at The Goddard School in Denver. I love the Goddard philosophy and working with children and teaching them to love learning! My favorite thing about teaching is watching them grow and become fast learners! I look forward to calling Goddard home for a long time!
  •  Iuliia


    Lead Support Teacher
    Hello! My name is Iuliia. I was born in Russia, and lived in Saint-Petersburg. I moved to The United States just last July 2022. I am married to a very talented ICU nurse! I graduated from St. Petersburg Pedagogical University and received a bachelor's degree. I worked with K-12 students in orphanages . My specialty is a teacher of Russian as a foreign language and a teacher of literature. I don't know what could be better than working with children. In my free time, I teach online, help my parents on the farm, and cook traditional Russian and Ukrainian dishes. I’m so thankful to be the part of Goddard School!
  •  Rachelle


    Lead Support Teacher
    My name is Rachelle and I am a mother of two, and a grandmother of soon to be three. I have been in all the rooms and really love what I am doing. I have been married 33 years to a great guy, we have two grown children. I love being with children and watching them grow, it makes my heart smile!
  •  Abby


    Lead Support Teacher
    My name is Abby and I have worked with kiddos of all ages for the past 20 years! Working with kids is my favorite because there is no better feeling than knowing you helped shape a child for life. I have worked in several schools and centers, and absolutely love being part of the growth an exploration of learning that each child I work with experiences!
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