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 Melanie

    Ms Melanie

    Lead Substitute Teacher
    Melanie is from Denver and enjoys hockey, scrap-booking, and hanging out with her friends and boyfriend. She is Early Childhood Teacher qualified along with a degree in Business and Medical Codding and Billing. Melanie worked with children from August 2011 until January 2018 when she stepped away for a little bit. She has decided to come back to the field of Early Childhood because she loves working with children.
  • 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. She has her CDA and has been working in the Early Childhood field since March of 2019.
  • Mrs Kaitlin

    Mrs Kaitlin

    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 Valinda

    Mrs Valinda

    Educational Director
    Val and her family moved to Arvada, CO after retiring from the Air Force in 1992. She has two children and her hobbies are gardening, scarp booking, watching movies, and her and her husband love to travel around the world. Val holds an MA of Education from Lesley University with a specialty in Curriculum Development and concentration in Language and Literacy. She has been Director qualified with the State of Colorado since 1995 and has been in the Early Childhood Profession as a teacher, area manager, Director, College Instructor, presenter, as well as other early childhood roles since 1986.
  • 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.
  • 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! She 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 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. I’ve been working in the field of early care and development since 1984. I have been a teacher of multiple ages from six weeks to twelve years as well as an assistant director.
  • Mrs Brooke

    Mrs Brooke

    First Steps 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 Guadelupe

    Ms Guadelupe

    Support Teacher
    In Lupe's free time she loves spending time outdoors and designing cakes. She has been working in the Early Childhood Field for 20 years. She has Montessori training and has taken numerous Early Childhood Education Classes.
  • 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 Jill

    Ms Jill

    Preschool Lead Teacher
    Jill has two daughters and a grandson. Her and her boyfriend enjoy bowling, playing darts, and golfing. She has been working with children since 1988. She has taken classes at the Metropolitan State College of Denver and the Community College of Denver, where she received her Director’s Letter.
  • 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. She has completed her ECE classes to be Early Childhood Teacher qualified and is looking forward to completing more!
  • 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! Keri is excited to be back at Goddard in Lakewood and working with her pre-k friends! 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 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 Laura

    Mrs Laura

    Lead Support 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.
  • 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.
  • Mrs Lisa

    Mrs Lisa

    Toddler Lead Teacher
    Lisa has been married to her high school sweetheart Ben for 23 years. She has two children Eli who is 15 and Sophie who is 6. Lisa likes to read, organize, and sleep. Her goal is to open her own Child Care Center one day. She 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 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 Melissa

    Mrs Melissa

    Infant Nursery Supervisor- Infant Lead Teacher
    Melissa is married to her husband Trevor and has two daughters Mackenzie and Madelynn. She loves spending time outdoors with her family, hiking, swimming, going to the zoo, putting legos together, and cooking/ baking new recipes. She started babysitting at the age of 12 and has loved caring for children ever since. Melissa earned her Bachelor's Degree in Child Life in 2012 from East Carolina University. After graduating she has worked with both infants and toddlers and has found that this age group is where her passion is.
  • Mrs Sarah

    Mrs Sarah

    Pre-K Lead Teacher
    Sarah loves learning from kids as much as she loves teaching them. Some of her favorite things include baking, sewing, arts & crafts, and music. She is currently working on getting her Child Development Associate credential. Sarah has been working in Early Childhood Education since 2019 and she also has a background in theatre.
  • 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.

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