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. 

  • Mrs Shannon

    Mrs Shannon

    On Site- Owner
    My husband Brian and I are parents of two young children and recognize the importance of a safe and nurturing learning environment. Our family is the basis for the reason of why we chose Goddard. Our family enjoys spending time together traveling, swimming, playing tennis and golfing. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies with an emphasis in Early Childhood Development. I am committed to providing the highest quality preschool experience for the children in Lakewood.
  • Mrs Kaitlin

    Mrs Kaitlin

    Educational Director
    Kaitlin grew up in the mountains of Colorado. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her husband and 3 children, read, scrapbook or watch a good movie. She has her Directors Letter from the State of Colorado and has worked in the Early Childhood profession since 2000. Three of those years she ran a small in home childcare.
  • Mrs Patti

    Mrs Patti

    Office Manager
    Patti enjoys cooking, baking, hiking, watching Big 10 sports and spending time with her family. Her passion for her family just spills over to her love for children and she knows the importance of the early childhood experience. She has an Associate's Degree in Business Management and brings 25 years of customer service and office management with her to this position. She also spent 10 years teaching in a Pre-K classroom.
  • Mrs Candy

    Mrs Candy

    First Steps Lead Teacher
    Candy and her family have just moved here from New Orleans, she loves all things New Orleans Saints and Mardi Gras related. She has her degree in Speech Pathology and has worked with Deaf children for the past eight years.
  • Mrs Laura

    Mrs Laura

    First Steps Lead Teacher
    Laura has two daughters, Faith and Everly. She loves to travel and shop. Her favorite places to go are Disneyland and the beach. She worked at the YMCA as a site director before earning her CDA. She has been at Goddard since October of 2016.
  • Mrs Brooke

    Mrs Brooke

    Young Toddler Lead Teacher
    Brooke is a very proud mom to her son William, and has been with her husband, David for many years. She moved out west to Colorado in 2010 from upstate New York. She loves spending time with her family, being outside, and reading a good book. She has her Child Development Associate Degree from the University of Georgia, and has been working in the field since 1995. Brooke has worked mostly with infants and toddlers and enjoys this age group greatly. She has also had the wonderful privilege of working with children with special needs for about 15 years.
  • Ms Oceana

    Ms Oceana

    Toddler Lead Teacher
    Oceana loves cooking, doing crafts, camping, singing, music and learning. She lives with her mom and her little sister who is a toddler. She also has 3 small parrots and 1 great dane. Oceana has her CDA and has been working in the Early Childhood field since March of 2019.
  • Mrs Lisa

    Mrs Lisa

    Toddler Lead Teacher
    Lisa has been married to her high school sweetheart for over 20 years. She has two children Eli and Sophie. Lisa likes to read, organize, and relax. Her goal is to open her own Child Care Center one day. Lisa received her Lead Teacher qualifications from CCD and her Director qualifications from RRCC. Lisa has directed for two major corporate companies, a total of five years and taught for over 20 years.
  • Mrs Kristin

    Mrs Kristin

    Get Set Lead Teacher
    Kristin has lived in Colorado since she was five years old. She has two daughters, Amanda and Kaitlyn. Kristin loves camping and cooking. She attended Red Rocks Community College and received her Early Childhood Teacher qualifications. Her goal is to continue her education in Early Childhood. Kristin has worked with children since 1997 and loves to watch them learn different things and grow.
  • Mrs Hilda

    Mrs Hilda

    Get Set Lead Teacher
    Hilda was born in Mexico Acuna Coauhli, grew up in California and moved to Hawaii Island where she has lived the past 28 years. She is married, has three grown children and one grand baby. This is what motivated her to move to Colorado with her husband and daughter. She has been working with young children ranging from birth to 12 years since 1990. Hilda has her CDA and has 21 credits in Early Childhood Education courses.
  • Ms Laura

    Ms Laura

    Preschool Lead Teacher
    Laura is from Colorado and loves going on hikes, doing crafts, and spending time with friends and family. She has been working in the Early Childhood field since 2020, and has her Child Development Certification.
  • Ms Alannah

    Ms Alannah

    Preschool Lead Teacher
    Alannah was born and raised in Colorado, which will always be her home. Any chance that she has free time, she enjoys exploring the mountains and finding new breweries to try. She also loves to spend time with her 2 nieces and 3 nephews! Alannah was raised in an ECE environment where she was her mom’s #1 helper. As she grew, she became very fascinated and passionate about child development. This lead her to start teaching when she turned 16, and she obtained her CDA in 2020.
  • Ms Lexis

    Ms Lexis

    Preschool Lead Teacher
    Lexi was born and raised in Texas and moved to Colorado in 2015. She loves spending time with her boyfriend, his boys, family and friends. Lexi loves Mexican food and playing all kinds of games. She has her CDA and has been teaching in Early Childhood since 2012. She started working with children after taking care of her cousin that has developmental delays from seizures.
  • Mrs Barb

    Mrs Barb

    Pre-K Lead Teacher
    Barb's passion is giving children their first positive experience in a group learning setting, sharing their discoveries, and ensuring they have a nurturing experience from an early age. She has a CDA and have extensive courses in Early Childhood Development and Education. Barb has been working in the field of early care and development since 1984 and has been a teacher of multiple ages from six weeks to twelve years as well as an assistant director.
  • Ms Antoinette

    Ms Antoinette

    Pre-K Lead Teacher
    Antionette enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She likes to crochet and craft in her free time. She also loves music! Antoinette has worked in Early Childhood since 1996 with 13 of those years specializing in Pre-K. She has over 18 credits in ECE and is certified by the State of Colorado.
  • Mrs Keri

    Mrs Keri

    Infant- Lead Support Teacher
    Keri loves spending time with her husband, Nash, and baby boy, Landon. She enjoys snowboarding, camping, and going to the beach! She started working in the Early Childhood field in 2013 and graduated with a BS in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Early Childhood from Frostburg State University in Maryland.
  • Mrs Maria

    Mrs Maria

    Lead Support Teacher
    Maria is a native of Idaho, a loving mother of two beautiful children. She loves the spending time outdoors and dancing. Her love of children is what keeps her in this profession. She attended the Community College of Denver, which is where she completed the coursework to be Early Childhood Teacher qualified. Maria started teaching in Early Childhood in 1999 with 15 of those years spent in the preschool/pre-K classroom.
  • Mrs Jocelyn

    Mrs Jocelyn

    Lead Support Teacher
    Jocelyn was born and raised in Colorado, and is very passionate about kids! She enjoys learning new things about all of the kids in the school. In her spare time, she likes watching movies and reading articles. She has been working in the Early Childhood field since 2016. Jocelyn has completed her ECE classes to be Early Childhood Teacher qualified and is looking forward to completing more!
  • Ms Priscilla

    Ms Priscilla

    Lead Support Teacher
    Priscilla has two dogs, one cat and three reptiles. She loves music and art and danced for 5 years. She also loves to sing and read. Priscilla has worked in early childhood for two years and earned her level 2 credential in Colorado Shines.
  • Ms Marta

    Ms Marta

    Lead Support Teacher
    Marta enjoys reading, traveling and being in the mountains. She has earned her Early Childhood Teacher qualification from taking courses in both Mexico and here in the USA. She has worked with children for the past 7 years and it is one of the greatest experiences of her life.
  • Mrs Stephanie

    Mrs Stephanie

    Lead Support Teacher
    Stephanie was born in Colorado and comes from a large family with 11 siblings. She is married and a mother to her wonderful son. She enjoys playing sports, watching movies, doing arts and crafts and walking her dog Mila. Stephanie has worked in ECE since 2018 and has worked with all ages.
  • Ms McKenna

    Ms McKenna

    Support Teacher
    McKenna was born in Denver, Co and raised in Arizona. She loves to watch movies and play video games. She has worked in early childhood on and off since 2018. In 2021 she earned her BA in Psychology and she is working on her Early Childhood Teacher qualification.
  • Ms Toni

    Ms Toni

    Preschool Lead Teacher
    Preschool- Lead Support Teacher Toni is 21 years old and loves her family and friends. She absolutely loves her rescue puppy Lola. Toni graduated at Jefferson Sr/Jr High School and attended Red Rocks Community College where she received her Early Childhood Certification. She has worked in the Early Childhood field since 2017.
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