Our Teachers

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


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. 

  •  Julie


    On-Site Owner
    Julie has a BA from CU Boulder in Communication Disorders, Speech Science and Elementary Education. She also has a MA in Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. She taught in Adams 12 Five Star School District for 27 years. After deciding to open The Goddard School with Rick, she began taking Early Childhood classes and has completed most of the course work for director certification as background knowledge to help build the best school possible! She is very excited to put her knowledge and experience into providing high quality educational childcare at the Goddard School in Louisville. Julie was born in Denver and is a third generation Colorado native. Her grandfather was born in a dug-out cabin near Palmer Lake, Colorado. Her extended family lives here in the Denver area, so family dinners are a very large group! Rick has a BS in accounting from the University of Colorado, Denver. He worked in corporate accounting for 25 years. He is thrilled to make the transition from the business world to the world of children, families, and education. After raising two children, he is delighted to be surrounded by smiling eager learners. Rick grew up in Dunedin, FL. His family’s house in Florida was across the street from commercial orange groves and instead of throwing snowballs as a boy, he and his friends lobbed fallen oranges at each other! Rick’s parents and brother still live in Florida Julie and Rick have a daughter and a son, as well as one grandchild. They both enjoy gardening (thus the gardening theme in the school), going to the mountains, reading, and traveling. They have driven with their children to almost all the states in the continental United States!
  •  Kylee


    Kylee attended college at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she majored in Child Development and Family Relations with a minor in Sociology of Human Services obtaining her degree in 2012. Kylee has over 20 years of experience working with children, she has always known that her heart was in this work. She attributes this passion to growing up in a large family where she got to see members of her family learn and grow. She believes in fostering an environment in which all children are accepted and have something to offer. When Kylee isn’t working, she enjoys backpacking, hiking, gardening and curling up with a good book. Kylee lives right down the street with her twin boys Max and Sam, their dog Tucker and cats Puff and Bill. You will likely see Kylee and "the boys" downtown grabbing an ice cream or library book!
  •  Cassilyn


    Cassie is a graduate of CU Boulder with a Bachelor's in Psychology and minor in Elementary Education. Cassie grew up in Colorado and was born in Hanoi, Vietnam. She lived in Denver until 4th grade before moving to the Broomfield/Boulder area.Cassie has always loved working with children. It is something that she is passionate about and is echoed in her work. She began babysitting when she was a teenager. She worked for SAC as a teen through BVSD, which is a before and after school care program. She also worked as a nanny for two years while she finished her degree at CU. She loves working with children because she feels you can always count on them to give you a good laugh or to make you smile! She finds it very rewarding watching them grow and develop. Cassie enjoys hanging with friends, playing with her two dogs, and decorating cakes that she bakes! She loves taking her dogs Sailor and Bear on long walks, spending time in the Colorado sun and watching a good comedy.
  •  Jade


    Lead Teacher
    Jade attended Chippewa Valley Technical College in Wisconsin where she graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She’s had the opportunity to teach Early Childhood for 8 years. The first 4 years being in a public school, and the last 4 years being in childcare centers. Jade enjoys volunteering with anything that involves children and has completed numerous internships in multiple different childcare settings. Jade has the satisfaction of knowing that by showing up to work each day and loving her students, she’s not only changing their lives, but that they’re changing hers as well. Watching her students' imaginations run wild, listening to their stories, hearing their infectious giggles, and seeing their eyes light up at the words of “DANCE PARTY” is what keeps her coming to work every day. Jade was adopted and she grew up with 2 other sisters. Her family was fortunate enough to have traveled to most of the U.S. states, Canada, and Mexico. She grew up learning to be responsible due to having multiple dogs, and a cat in the house. After visiting Alaska, Jade decided she would move there to explore everything the state had to offer. She doesn’t have any biological children of her own, although she does have 24 students that she considers hers and she’s content with that. Jade couldn’t be prouder of her kids. When Jade isn’t planning her lessons for the upcoming week you can find her exploring the mountains of Colorado as she has only lived here for a couple months. She is no stranger to the great outdoors and enjoys going out with friends as well. As much as she enjoys going out, a nice relaxing night at home snuggled on the couch watching her favorite movies is a must.
  •  Jeff


    Lead Teacher
    Jeff began working with children in his teens, and later earned an undergraduate degree in psychology and an MS in human development from Cornell University. He worked for four years in a preschool at Michigan State University, before embarking on an elementary school career of 23 years in mid-Michigan. He was a leader on school improvement teams and curriculum development initiatives for many years, while working closely with parents and tailoring instruction to the needs of individual children. He also worked in Denver schools after moving to Colorado. Jeff loves children’s openness to learning and interacting. He believes they need teachers’ respect and understanding to develop to their full potential, in social-emotional and artistic domains as well as academically. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys sculpting in stone and metal clay, as well as hiking and traveling to experience nature and cultural destinations. He loves spending time with his daughter and her family, who live locally.
  •  Karen


    Lead Teacher
    Karen was born in Los Angeles, California. She moved to Brighton, Colorado at 3 years of age and graduated from Brighton High School. She called Brighton home until she got married and moved to Westminster, which has been her new home for the past 33 years. Karen previously spent 6 years doing in home babysitting while also raising her two sons. She has always enjoyed watching kids learn new things, and the excitement it brings them. The most exciting part of working with kids for Karen is getting to see their “light bulb” in their head go off when they understand a new concept or skill. In her free time, Karen loves to spend time with her family. Karen loves to travel with her husband of 33 years. Together, they have two grown sons and one wonderful grandson. She credits the quality time spent with her grandson with how she chose to become a teacher.
  •  Payton


    Lead Teacher
    Payton is originally from Colorado but grew up in Arizona. She graduated from Hinkley High School in Aurora, CO, and now attends Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design majoring in illustration. Her passion lays in artwork, and teaching art to children. Payton has worked with children for years as a babysitter and has always enjoyed watching younger minds develop. In her free time, Payton enjoys art, reading, volleyball, and spending time with her friends and family. She is the youngest of six. She has two brothers, and three sisters. For 9 years now she has enjoyed the love of her family dog, and has a German Shepherd named Akron. Payton has a 5-year-old nephew who she adores.
  •  Cassidy


    Lead Teacher
    Cassidy is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and will be graduating at the end of the year. She plans to continue her education at Metropolitan State University to receive her master’s in teaching for elementary education. Cassidy grew up in Broomfield, but lived near Portland, Oregon for a few years after graduating high school. From a young age, Cassidy knew she wanted to be a teacher. She believes that children always have a unique perspective that she appreciates learning from. During her time in Oregon, she worked in a 2nd grade classroom and assisted in the variety of lessons. She also spends quality time with her 2-year-old niece. In her free time, Cassidy enjoys spending time with her dog and mischievous hamster. When she’s not with her furry friends, Cassidy enjoys hiking, baking, and weightlifting.
  •  Sabrina


    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Sabrina has her undergraduate in Liberal Arts and Elementary Education and her Master’s Degree in Education Teaching the Linguistically Diverse from Regis University. She has taught in the primary and intermediate grades, however her love for children has brought her to the prekindergarten classroom. Sabrina currently is a teacher in middle school, but subs for us during summer and other breaks throughout the year.
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