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 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!
  •  Macie


    Assistant First Steps Teacher
    Hi! My name is Macie and I grew up right here in Erie, Colorado. I have lived here my whole life! I am currently attending FRCC to attain my associate’s degree in Psychology. I love working with children because of their extraordinary imaginations and super bright minds. I love seeing what they come up with!
  • 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!
  • Ms Saman

    Ms Saman

    Co-Lead Get Set II 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 Get Set II Teacher
    I love getting to be a part of the process of helping kids develop!
  • Ms Juana

    Ms Juana

    Assistant Teacher
    My name is Ms. Juana and I have worked with children for the past 2 years. Before working with children, I earned my Associates in Business and worked in administrative work for over 15 years. Since working with children, I have gained so much passion for young learners and the way they develop. I look forward to being a strong influence on our tiny learners!
  •  Jessica


    Lead Preschool I 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!
  •  Alexis


    Assistant Preschool I Teacher
    My name is Lexi and I am so excited to join the Preschool I Classroom team! I enjoy being able to watch the children grow, both mentally and physically! It’s so special to be able to watch their personalities shape and change during their time in my class!
  •  Breanon


    Co-Lead Preschool II 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 working with three year olds, and love teaching them because of their wonder, curiosity, and pure excitement to learn.
  •  Katheryn


    Lead Junior Kindergarten Teacher
    Hi! My name is Katie Lafferty. I was born and raised in southern Colorado and currently live in Erie CO with my husband and 3 dogs Dixie (Heeler Mix), Koda (German Shepherd/Great Pyrenes), and Winchester (Black Lab). My husband and I spend lots of time traveling and going to diesel events. I have been working in early childhood since I was a junior in high school. I have spent the years moving up in the field going from Aid to Lead Teacher. In this time, I have worked with ages from 3 months to 6 years old. I have many early childhood classes along with Colorado Shines courses. I am about to finish my Bachelor’s degree in elementary education in December. I love working with young children, and seeing how their brains work and develop!
  • 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!
  •  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!
  •  Millie


    Support Teacher
    Hi! I’m Millie, I was a nanny for 3 years & I really love working with children. I was raised right here in Erie and found my love of child care through my position at the Goddard School! After years of watching my mom work in education, I'm excited to be a part of helping children grow. I look forward to learning alongside the kiddos, and being a part of their story!
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