Our Teachers

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

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. 

  • Miss Kristina

    Miss Kristina

    On-Site Owner
    As Co-Owner of The Goddard School in Farmington, I am thrilled to be surrounded by the laughter and enthusiastic personalities of young children everyday! My education is in Human Development and Family Studies, however, my experiences in corporate sales and operations management, took me in another direction, which ultimately has helped to prepare me to lead The Goddard School. It is important to me to create an environment where the needs of our children come first and where every parent and child who walks through our doors feels welcomed and valued. In my free time I enjoy being with my family, spending time outside, fall fairs and festivals and traveling! Welcome to The Goddard School Family!
  • Miss Marissa

    Miss Marissa

    On-site Owner
    The preschool years are a whirlwind of boundless energy filled with enthusiasm and endless curiosity! At The Goddard School, our teachers nurture, inspire, and encourage our children to grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically. We strive to meet the needs of each student and help them to explore and grow beyond. It is our mission to foster a love for learning in each of our students. As an educator and Co-Owner of The Goddard School, this is an exciting opportunity for me as I join our families and faculty in providing the best possible early childhood environment filled with experiences that will help shape our young children for a bright, successful future in school and in life! On a personal note, my husband, Michael, and I are parents to Wyatt, Quinn and Stetson, all Goddard Graduates! I am committed to providing strong leadership and support for all of our teachers as well as a fun, loving, and safe “home away from home” for your children!
  • Miss Courtney

    Miss Courtney

    Director of Programs
    My name is Miss Courtney and I am the Educational Director here at The Goddard School. I have worked in the Early Childhood field for just about 25 years in many positions from teaching in Infant and toddler programs to enrollment counselors. The last 5 years I have held Director positions. I hold a bachelor’s in business management from Albertus Magnus, however, have taken many courses in the ECE field to support my passion. I am so excited to join the Goddard Family. I love to support the faculty and families any way I can so we can continue together to maintain a high-quality program that ensures individual child support while offering challenging and engaging curriculum. In my free time, I spend time with my husband, four children and two dogs in Rocky Hill. They keep me busy and entertained! When I’m not supporting one of my children’s extracurricular activities, you can find me taking walks, going to the movies or hanging out by our pool. I love children’s literature, but one of my favorite stories is 'Today I feel Happy' by Jamie Lee-Curtis. It is a great story about self-identifying emotions and allowing ourselves to be in the moment.
  • Miss Alyssa

    Miss Alyssa

    Co-Director
    My name is Miss Alyssa and I am a Co-Director, along with Miss Courtney, here at The Goddard School. I have been working at The Goddard School since 2017 and have been lucky enough to work with children of all ages, in all different classrooms. I began in toddlers, moved to preschool, then PreK and am excited to now be in the office! I have one son, Holland, who attend Goddard and in my free time I enjoy shopping. My favorite children’s book is ‘Chicka Chicka Boom Boom’ and 'Brown Bear Brown Bear' both by Bill Martin Jr.
  • Miss Allison

    Miss Allison

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Miss Allison and I am a Lead Teacher & Opening Manager at The Goddard School. I have been working in the early childhood education field, specifically Pre-K since 2012. I chose to work at The Goddard School because of their commitment to providing a fun, safe, and positive learning environment for their students. I have my bachelor's degree in Elementary and Special Education and master's degree in Natural Science & Environmental Education. In my spare time I enjoy outdoor activities, primarily camping, kayaking, fishing, and hiking. I also love taking care of my 5 guinea pigs. My favorite children's book is 'Cora and the Elephants' by Lissa Rovetch.
  • Miss Brie-Ann

    Miss Brie-Ann

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Miss Brie and I am a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School. Since 2020, I have worked with kiddos of all ages. During the summers, I worked as a camp counselor and an animal caretaker at a local nature preserve. I chose to work with young children because I wanted to make a difference in a child’s day to day activities at the earliest age. In my free time, I enjoy hiking with my dog Flash. My favorite children’s book is ‘Oh the Places You’ll Go’ by Dr. Seuss.
  • Miss Denise

    Miss Denise

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Miss Denise and I am a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School. I have been working at The Goddard School since 2014 and during that time have enjoyed encouraging children to explore their world, while watching how they each discover their own way and love of learning! I choose to work at The Goddard School because I believe in helping each child maximize their learning through play. Young children are wonderful to work with because of the energy and excitement they bring into the classroom each day! I have my Child Development Associates Degree as well as my Head Teacher Certificate for the State of Connecticut. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, running, mountain biking and singing at my local church. My favorite children’s book is 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak.
  • Miss Diana

    Miss Diana

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Miss Diana and I am a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School. I have a bachelor’s degree in Pyschology. Before joining The Goddard School, I was a research assistant at Yale University. While working at Yale, I was a volunteer literacy tutor and helped elementary school children develop and expand their reading skills. I chose to work at The Goddard School because of their FLEX emergent curriculum that allows teachers to adapt activities to the students’ different needs. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, running, reading, and spending time with my friends and family. My favorite children’s book is ‘Matilda’ by Roald Dahl.
  • Miss Diamond

    Miss Diamond

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Miss Diamond and I am a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School. I am currently enrolled in an Early Childhood Education program and I’ve been working with toddlers since 2017. I chose to work at The Goddard School because I believe in encouraging children to have a love of learning through play. Children at this age have incredible imaginations and the potential to learn so much and I’m honored to be a part of their journey. I like to spend my free time with my family, shopping, and exploring new foods and restaurants. My favorite children’s book is ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See’ by Eric Carle.
  • Miss Kaila

    Miss Kaila

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Miss Kaila and I am a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School. My prior experience working with children include working in an elementary school as a paraeducator for 3 years and then as a nanny for 5 years. I chose to work at The Goddard School because of their commitment to making learning fun. I enjoy spending time with my son in my free time. We enjoy taking road trips, spending time outdoors, reading books and movie nights. My favorite children’s literature is the ‘Junie B. Jones’ series by Barbara Park and I love to read ‘I Love You More’ by Laura Duksta to my son.
  • Miss Kathleen

    Miss Kathleen

    Lead Teacher & Opening Manager
    My name is Miss Kathy and I am a Lead Teacher and Opening Manager at The Goddard School. I chose to work at The Goddard School because I truly love EVERYTHING Goddard! I agree with Goddard's philosophy on learning through play, their very high standards of cleanliness, and believe in the safe working environment that they provide. I have my master's degree in Elementary Education. I have worked in the early childhood field for quite some time, my most recent experience was with another Goddard School in New Jersey for the past 8 years where I was a Pre-K teacher and Assistant Director. In my free time I love playing with my dog, working on jigsaw puzzles (only 1000 pieces or higher), and organizing for friends and family. My favorite children’s books are the 'Piggie and the Elephant' books by Mo Willems...and any of the 'Old Lady who Swallowed..' books.
  • Miss Mary

    Miss Mary

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Miss Mary and I am a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School. I have been working with children since 2010 ranging in age from toddlers up to elementary. I absolutely love working with children as they truly bring joy to my days. I have my degree in Primary Education from Honduras. I chose to work at The Goddard School because of the way they care for and educate children. It is very apparent in the days here. In my free time I love to read books and listen to music. My favorite children's book is 'The Little Prince’ by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
  • Miss Sarah

    Miss Sarah

    Resource Teacher
    My name is Miss Sarah and I am a Resource Teacher at The Goddard School. I chose to work at The Goddard School because of the wonderful foundation and curriculum they provide. I have been working in the childcare field since 2010 and have worked with children from the Toddler age up to Preschool. In my free time I enjoy playing pool, going bowling, watching movies and going to new restaurants with friends. My favorite children’s book is 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See' by Bill Martin Jr. and 'Goodnight Moon' by Margaret Wise Brown.
  • Miss Shannon

    Miss Shannon

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Miss Shannon and I am a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School. I have a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and have been working with children since 2004, specifically with toddlers and preschoolers since 2013. I chose to work at The Goddard School because of their team approach to teaching and the school’s commitment to keeping the families involved every step of the way. The early years of a child’s life are full of so much growth. It is very exciting to be a part of that experience. I like to spend time with my husband and our 3 cats during my free time. I also like to go shopping, visit with friends and ride horses! ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle is my favorite children’s book. I’m a huge fan of all things Eric Carle!
  • Miss Tia

    Miss Tia

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Miss Tia and I am a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School. I have been working with children since 2017. For 2 of those years, I worked with toddlers. I enjoy working with toddlers because I love the excitement on a child’s face during all of those teaching moments. I chose to work at The Goddard School because of their dedication to a professional working environment. In my free time, I like to draw, watch movies, travel and explore! All of the Dr. Seuss books are my favorite children’s books.
  • Miss Tanya

    Miss Tanya

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Miss Tanya and I am a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School. I chose to work at The Goddard School because I enjoy being surrounded by the professional, intelligent, respectful and fun co-workers here! I enjoy working with toddlers because I love seeing their growth over the school year, watching my students learn and achieve is the ultimate prize for a teacher! I have completed two years of classes in Early Childhood Education and am currently working on my Child Development Associate's Degree. I have been working with children of this age for 33 years in a preschool setting and am extremely passionate about early childhood education! In my free time I love to be with my 3 grandchildren! I love to go to the beach in the summer with my family, traveling and sometimes even fishing with my husband. My favorite children’s book is 'Corduroy' by Don Freeman.
  • Miss Luisa

    Miss Luisa

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Miss Luisa and I am a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School. I have a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and I have been teaching children since 2021. Before being a teacher, I was a nanny for twin infants and a toddler while enrolled in college. I have always loved working with children and I know The Goddard School will enhance my knowledge of child development. In my free time, I enjoy singing, reading, and spending time with my family. My favorite children’s book is ‘A Book for Escargot’ by Dashka Slater.
  • Miss Bonnie

    Miss Bonnie

    Resource Teacher
    My name is Miss Bonnie and I am a Resource Teacher at The Goddard School. I have a bachelor degree in Elementary Education and a master degree in Reading and Language Arts. I taught in the public school system for over 30 years, primarily as a first grade teacher. I chose to work here because while I was researching different schools online, I was very impressed with The Goddard School’s faculty and the school’s philosophy in early childhood education. In my freetime, I love to walk and shop! My favorite children’s books are ‘Alexander and the No Good Very Bad Day’ by Judith Viorst and ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ by Maurice Sendak.
  • Miss Apple

    Miss Apple

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Miss Apple and I am a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School. I have my bachelor's degree in Secondary Education. Before joining the team at The Goddard School, I had worked with children since 2018 as a preschool teacher, secondary teacher and ESL Teacher. I wanted to work at The Goddard School because of the quality of the faculty and my desire to work with children. In my free time I like to clean and cook for my family. My favorite children's books are any and all fairy tales.
  • Miss Dallas

    Miss Dallas

    Resource Teacher
    My name is Miss Dallas and I am a Resource Teacher at The Goddard School. I am currently pursuing my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I have been working with children for many years in the volunteer and work capacity. I chose to work at The Goddard School because their mission is one I believe in! In my free time I am either at the gym or hiking. My favorite children's book is "Chameleon's Colors" The book highlights the importance of individuality and being happy/comfortable with being who you are.
  • Miss Shantea

    Miss Shantea

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Miss Shantea and I am a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School. I’ve been working in childcare since 2015. I was a preschool teacher for 2 of those years and spent lots of time with the infants and toddlers as well. I chose to work at The Goddard School because I believe in their philosophy in positive reinforcements and purposeful play. In my free time, I enjoy spending it with my family and pets. I also enjoy cooking and crafting! My favorite children’s books are Dr. Seuss’ “Oh the Places You’ll Go’ and ‘Hop on Pop’.
  • Miss Kelsi

    Miss Kelsi

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Miss Kelsi and I am a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School. I am currently working on my bachelor's degree in early education and special education. I chose to work for The Goddard School because it is a very professional environment that I see myself flourishing in. Toddlers specifically have my heart! I love watching them experience the world every day. In my free time, I love to read and crochet. I do the occasional dance class and I love to be creative. My favorite children’s book is "5 Little Monkeys Swinging in the Tree".
  • Miss Dyamanni

    Miss Dyamanni

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Miss Dyamanni and I am a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School. I have been working with children since 2021. I have experience working with children of all ages. I chose to work at The Goddard School to be able expand my experiences within the field. I love working with children because I am able to provide exceptional care and guide them during such crucial years in their development. In my free time I enjoy going to the gym, getting my nails done and spending time with my family. My favorite children's book is "The Rainbow Fish".
  • Miss Emily

    Miss Emily

    Resource Teacher
    My name is Miss Emily J. and I am a Resource Teacher at The Goddard School. I am currently working on my associate degree. I have been working with children since 2021 and have experience with children of all ages, infant through preschool. Most of my past experience is with infants and toddlers. I chose to work at The Goddard School because I feel that Goddard will help me grow as a teacher and also allow me to work with children of all ages! In my free time I enjoy reading, painting, and spending time in nature. My favorite children's book is "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" by Eric Carle.
  • Miss Naomi

    Miss Naomi

    Resource Teacher
    My name is Miss Naomi and I am a Resource Teacher at The Goddard School. I am pursuing my degree in Organizational Psychology. I have been working with children since 2020. Working with the early childhood population is so rewarding because you get to see the children learn new social skills and get to be a part of their development. I chose to work at The Goddard School because of their mission for a happy and positive work environment. Working with children always puts a smile on my face! I love to paint, go on hikes, do yoga, and connect with my friends. My favorite children's book is "Clifford the Big Red Dog".
  • Miss Abby

    Miss Abby

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Miss Abby and I am a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School. I have been working with children, ranging in ages, since 2014. I chose to work at The Goddard School because I have always wanted to be a teacher and The Goddard School is a great place to broaden my experiences in the field. In my free time I like to go on hikes, exercise and create art. My favorite children's books are 'The Giving Tree' and 'Goodnight Moon'.
  • Miss Bria

    Miss Bria

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Miss Bria and I am a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School. I have been working with children since 2010. I chose to work at The Goddard School because of their play-based learning approach and their mission statement aligns with many of my viewpoints on teaching. I love working in early childhood because not only do I find their development to be fascinating, but I love finding new ways to encourage and challenge their learning. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my son, working out and traveling. My favorite children's books are any Eric Carle books and 'If you Give a Mouse a Cookie' by Laura Joffe Numeroff.
  • Miss Makayla

    Miss Makayla

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Miss Makayla and I am a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School. I chose to work at The Goddard School because I love teaching children new skills and caring for their daily needs. I have been working in the childcare field since 2010. In my free time I love to hike and spend time outside exploring new towns around Connecticut. My favorite children’s book is 'Llamma, Llamma Red Pajama' by Jacqueline Mitchell.
  • Miss Terrina

    Miss Terrina

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Miss Terrina and I am a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School. I have been working with children, ranging in ages, since 2008. I chose to work at The Goddard School because it is a beautiful place to work. In my free time I like to workout, dance and participate in fun activities. My favorite children's books are 'I Spy books'.
  • Miss Leanne

    Miss Leanne

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Miss Leanne and I am a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School. My degree is in Family and Childhood Studies. I have been working in childcare since 2022, however have worked with children since I was a teenager. I chose to work at the Goddard School because of their commitment to making learning fun! In my free time I love to listen to music, play with my dog, and spending time with family and friends. My favorite children's book is 'The Kissing Hand' by Audrey Penn.
  • Miss Amber

    Miss Amber

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Miss Amber and I am a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School. I chose to work at The Goddard School because working with children provides me with meaningfulness and purpose. I have worked with children since 2010. In my free time I enjoy hiking, exploring, reading, writing, learning, and painting. My favorite children's books are 'Goodnight Moon' by Margaret Brown, 'Inch by Inch' by Leo Lionni, and 'Pink is for Boys' by Robb Pearlman.
  • Miss Amerie

    Miss Amerie

    Resource Teacher
    My name is Miss Amerie and I am a Resource Teacher at The Goddard School. I have been working with children since 2022. I chose to work for The Goddard School because it is something exciting for me and I enjoy that it keeps me on my toes! In my free time I enjoy working out and spending time with my friends and family. My favorite children's book is 'The Cat in the Hat' by Dr. Seuss.
  • Miss Kayla

    Miss Kayla

    Resource Teacher
    My name is Miss Kayla and I am a Resource Teacher at The Goddard School. I chose to work at The Goddard School because I have heard wonderful things about the program and I love working with children. In my free time I enjoy going fishing and spending time with my family. My favorite children's book is 'The Little Red Hen' by Paul Galdone.
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