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. 

  • Ms Kimberly

    Ms Kimberly

    Owner
    Ms. Kim is the Owner of The Goddard School in Orange. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Elementary Curriculum. In addition, she has ten years of teaching experience at the elementary level. Miss Kim is proud that The Goddard school has been serving the children and families in the towns of Orange, Milford, Woodbridge, West Haven, New Haven, Derby and surrounding areas since 2006.
  • Mr Chris

    Mr Chris

    Owner Building Super
    Chris is the co-owner of The Goddard School in Orange. He and his wife Kim have owned the school since it's opening in January of 2006. Chris has a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and is a recently retired Connecticut State Trooper. After a long career in the Connecticut State Police, Chris has joined Kim at the school and can be found maintaining the facility, greeting families, and attending to daily operations.
  • Ms Sue-Ann

    Ms Sue-Ann

    On-Site Owner
    Ms. Sue is the On-Site Owner for The Goddard School in Orange. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Development and a Master’s degree in Elementary Education. In addition, Ms. Sue has a National Administrators Credential from the National Childcare Association and a State of Connecticut Head Teacher Certificate. She has been working with infant through school age children for over 30 years. Ms. Sue joined The Goddard School in Orange in 2005 as our first Director. In 2011, Ms. Sue also earned her Connecticut State Directors Credential and accepted the role of Director of Operations.
  • Mrs Melissa

    Mrs Melissa

    Director
    Miss Melissa is our fabulous Director with her focus being on education, faculty and student support. Melissa earned a BA in Psychology and Human Services from the University of Bridgeport. She has worked throughout the early childhood industry in many capacities, most recently as a director of a medium sized childcare facility. Miss Melissa is excited to be a member of The Goddard School team and hopes to use her creativity and expertise to benefit both the children and the faculty here at our program!
  • Ms Gina

    Ms Gina

    Office Administrator
    Ms. Gina is the Office Administrator for The Goddard School in Orange. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Development and a Master’s degree in Elementary Education. In addition, Ms. Gina has a State of Connecticut Head Teacher Certificate. She has been working with infant through school age children for over 20 years. Ms. Gina joined The Goddard School in Orange in 2018 as Director of Education, took a leave of absence and has now returned in 2022 as Office Administrator.
  • Ms Jennifer

    Ms Jennifer

    Co-Teacher, Infants
    Ms. Jennifer is a co-teacher in the Infant Loveable Lambs classroom. She holds an Associates Degree In Early Childhood from Gateway Community College and a Bachelors Degree in Child Studies from Post University. She has worked with a range of ages from infant to Pre-K since 2014. Ms. Jennifer joined The Goddard School in 2018 and is happy to be a part of the Goddard Family.
  • Ms Joyce

    Ms Joyce

    Co-Teacher, Infants
    Ms. Joyce has been working with infants and toddlers since 2006. She has a CDA (Child Development Associate) and a Head Teacher certificate from the State of Connecticut. Ms. Joyce has been at Goddard since 2018.
  • Mrs Charlene

    Mrs Charlene

    Faculty Support
    Ms. Charlene joins The Goddard School with experience as a Nanny for 13 years, and worked as a Girl Scout leader heading up the arts and crafts. She has taken Early Childhood courses and has attended Hesser College in New Hampshire. Ms. Charlene has been at The Goddard School since 2023 and is a former Goddard parent!
  • Ms Steffanie

    Ms Steffanie

    Co-teacher, Infants (2)
    Ms. Steffanie is the teacher in our Darling Ducklings, mobile infant classroom. Steffanie joined Goddard with extensive experience as a toddler teacher, preschool teacher, and infant teacher. She also served as a Director for many years. In addition to Steffanie's teacher responsibilities, she also serves as a coordinator for our infant/toddler classrooms, assisting with lesson plan development, training, and opening and closing the building. Steffanie holds an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education and has been at The Goddard School since 2017.
  • Miss Alyssa

    Miss Alyssa

    Co-Teacher (Infants 2)
    Miss Alyssa is currently pursuing a degree in Education/Sociology at Housatonic Community College. She has been working with children of all ages since 2014 and is excited to be working alongside of Ms. Steffanie in our Darling Duckling classroom! Miss Alyssa has been at Goddard since 2019.
  • Miss Sarah

    Miss Sarah

    Co-Teacher, Toddlers
    Ms. Sarah is a lead teacher in our Turtles classroom. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and has been working with children since 2009. Miss Sarah has supported many classrooms throughout her tenure here at The Goddard School.
  • Ms Shabnam

    Ms Shabnam

    Co-Teacher, Toddlers
    Ms. Shabnam joined the Goddard School in 2022. Shabnam has a BS in Food Science Engineering, an AS in Math and spent 14 years in a classroom of varying ages. Her most recent teaching position was in Elementary and High School.
  • Mrs Michelle

    Mrs Michelle

    Co-Teacher, Toddlers
    Ms. Michelle comes to us with some college credits in Early Childhood from Housatonic Community College. She has been working with children for 8 years from infants through preschool, but currently teaches in our toddler program. She has been at Goddard since 2021.
  • Miss Karina

    Miss Karina

    Co-Teacher, Toddlers
    Miss Karina comes to us with experience in Early Childhood. She has been working with infants through preschool for 2 years in an early learning center and currently teaches in our toddler program. She has been at Goddard since 2023.
  • Miss Jocelyn

    Miss Jocelyn

    Co-Teacher, Twos
    Miss Jocelyn is one of our fabulous teachers in our Twos program. She is creative, bubbly and bursting with personality! She has been working with children since 2021 and is excited to be a part of our Goddard team!
  • Miss Grace

    Miss Grace

    Co-Teacher, Two's
    Miss Grace joined The Goddard School in Orange in 2024. She can be found as co-teacher in the Two's class. She has been working with children of all ages for the past 2 years in various capacities. She is excited to be a part of the Goddard School team!
  • Ms Joyce

    Ms Joyce

    Co-teacher, Twos
    Ms. Joyce is a co-teacher in our toddler program. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Ms. Joyce has worked specifically with the infant and toddler age groups since 2003 and has been at The Goddard School in Orange, Connecticut since our opening in 2006.
  • Miss Julieanne

    Miss Julieanne

    Assistant Teacher, Twos
    Miss Julieanne was an intern in 2023 and has returned to join the Goddard team as full-time faculty. She is currently pursuing a real estate license. Julieanne can be found in all classrooms lending a hand and engaging children in their daily activities.
  • Miss Sandra

    Miss Sandra

    Faculty Support
    Ms Sandra joined The Goddard School in Orange in 2021. Sandra spends most of her time assisting in our toddler programs, but she can be found as support faculty in all areas of the building. She has been working with children of all ages for the past 3 years. Ms Sandra has an Associates Degree in Human Services from Johnson Smith University and a BS in Business Management. Sandra also has a designated Head Teacher certificate from the State of Connecticut (birth to 5 and school age children.)
  • Miss Brianna

    Miss Brianna

    Co-Teacher, Preschool
    Miss Brianna is currently working in the young three's preschool class. She has been working with children in many age groups for the past 4 years. Miss Brianna likes music and attending concerts. She has been at Goddard since 2023.
  • Miss Kasey

    Miss Kasey

    Co-Teacher, Preschool
    Ms. Kasey joined our team in 2022. Kasey has completed two years at Gateway Community College and has several years of experience at the toddler and preschool level.
  • Mr Christopher

    Mr Christopher

    Co-Teacher, Preschool
    Mr. Chris is a co-teacher in our Preschool program. Mr. Chris is a recent graduate of The University of New Haven, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and is going back for his Master's degree in teaching. Chris enjoys being outdoors. He loves to go fishing, boating and spending time with his family and friends. Chris has been working with children for 5 years and has been involved with The Goddard School in Orange throughout his entire life!
  • Ms Melissa

    Ms Melissa

    Co-teacher, Preschool
    Mrs. Melissa is a co-teacher in our preschool program. Ms. Melissa earned her Bachelor's degree Early Childhood Education, along with an MS. She has been working with young children since 2008 and has been at The Goddard School since 2011.
  • Ms Eileen

    Ms Eileen

    Co-teacher, Prekindergarten
    Ms. Eileen is a co-teacher in our Pre-Kindergarten program. She is also a Team Leader & Lesson Plan Coordinator for our faculty. She has studied social work/special education and has been working with young children since 1992.Miss Eileen has an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood and has been at Goddard since 2009.
  • Miss Mya

    Miss Mya

    Co-Teacher Pre-Kindergarten
    Miss Mya joined The Goddard School in Orange in 2022. She can be found as support faculty in one of the pre-kindergarten classes. She has been working with children of all ages for the past 2 years. Miss Mya is a recent graduate from the University of New Haven. She received her Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology .
  • Miss Annaleeza

    Miss Annaleeza

    Co-Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten
    Miss Annaleeza has joined our Goddard program in 2023 as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher. She has a double major in Early Childhood Education and Liberal Studies from Southern Connecticut State University. She also has a minor in Psychology and Child and Family Studies. Annaleeza has been working with children of all ages since 2013.
  • Miss Arielle

    Miss Arielle

    Co-Teacher Pre-Kindergarten
    Miss Arielle has joined our Goddard program in 2023 as faculty support. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Public Health with a Psychology concentration from the University of Saint Joseph. Arielle is detail oriented, excellent in both individual and group settings and has the ability to interact with children of all ages.
  • Ms Jean

    Ms Jean

    Faculty Support
    Ms. Jean is a fabulous resource to every classroom throughout our building. She has been working with children for over 30 years and has been working at The Goddard School in Orange since 2006. Happiness and creativity surround Miss Jean in each classroom that she supports!
  • Ms Seyedeh

    Ms Seyedeh

    Faculty Support
    Miss Seyedeh provides classroom support in our infant through kindergarten programs. Miss Seyedeh has a Bachelor's Degree is Sociology. She has been working with children for over 30 years and has been working at The Goddard School in Orange since 2006.
  • Miss Naomi

    Miss Naomi

    Faculty Support
    Miss Naomi joined The Goddard School in Orange in 2022. She can be found as supporting faculty in all areas of the building. She has been working with children of all ages for the past 3 years. Miss Naomi is currently pursuing a degree in Speech Pathology from Southern Connecticut State University.
  • Mrs Heather

    Mrs Heather

    Faculty Support
    Mrs. Heather graduated from Norwalk Community College with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Heather has been a Nanny for five plus years, and raised her own two girls. She has been working with children from newborn to age five in both private and public settings. Mrs. Heather is also certified in pediatric massage and enjoys building relationships with students as they grow as learners. She has been at Goddard since 2023.
  • Mr Patrick

    Mr Patrick

    Nurse Consultant
    Patrick is the Nurse Consultant here at Goddard. He is a registered nurse, currently a BSN trained RN and will be staying on board as an APRN in 2024. He has extensive experience working with diverse patients from local pediatrician offices, OBGYN offices, infertility and in rehabs and homecare. Patrick enjoys his family of animals from dogs to rabbits to guinea pigs and lizards! He has been at Goddard since 2020.
  • Mr Joshua

    Mr Joshua

    Faculty Support
    Mr. Josh currently is attending the University of New Haven. He is studying Criminal Justice with the hopes of being a law enforcement officer. When not at school or working, Josh enjoys sports, especially football, spending time with family and friends, tending to his new puppy, Maverick, fishing, hunting and travelling. Josh brings energy and fun into all that he does with the children here at Goddard.
  • Miss Raquel

    Miss Raquel

    Faculty Support
    Miss Raquel graduated from Gateway Community College with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She also has a degree in Nutrition as well as Culinary Arts from Gateway Community College. Raquel has been a previous teacher in an accredited school for the past 2 years and enjoys building relationships with families and students as they grow as learners. Miss Raquel has been at Goddard since 2023.
  • Mrs Alexandra

    Mrs Alexandra

    Speech Pathologist
    Ally has been a Speech and Language Pathologist for the past six years specializing in the birth to five age group. She joins The Goddard School as an onsite Speech and Language professional who will work closely with the faculty and the families as she shares share strategies and ongoing support in child development. We are excited to have Ally join our team!
  • Miss Charlotte

    Miss Charlotte

    Faculty Support
    Miss Charlotte graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Science in Management and Marketing. Charlotte (also known as Charli) has 4 years of experience in working with children as a nanny for children ages 6 weeks to school age. She is looking forward to bringing her knowledge and passion for children to The Goddard School. She has been at Goddard since 2023.
  • Miss Emma

    Miss Emma

    Faculty Support
    Miss Emma joins our team while currently attending Gateway Community College. She is pursuing her degree in Early Childhood Education. She is looking to gain hands-on-experience in the Early Childhood field as she continues toward her degree. Miss Emma has been working with children for the past 2 years. Emma joined The Goddard School in 2024.
  • Miss Sara

    Miss Sara

    Faculty Support
    Miss Sara comes to The Goddard School with an array of teaching experience in all ages. She has worked with children from infancy to school-age. Miss Sara is excited to learn The Goddard way and has been here since 2023.
  • Miss Violet

    Miss Violet

    Faculty Support
    Miss Violet joins our team while currently attending Sacred Heart University. She is pursuing her degree in Psychology. She is looking to gain experience in the Early Childhood field to get the hands-on-experience as she continues toward her degree. Miss Violet has been working with children for the past 3 years. Violet joined The Goddard School in 2022.
  • Miss Katelyn

    Miss Katelyn

    Faculty Support
    Miss Katelyn joined The Goddard School in Orange in 2023. She can be found as support faculty in all areas of the building. She has been working with children of all ages for the past 6 years in various capacities. She is excited to be a part of the Goddard School team!
  • Miss Julianna

    Miss Julianna

    Faculty Support
    Miss Julianna joins our team while currently attending Florida Atlantic University. She is pursuing her degree in Business Management. She is looking to gain experience in the Early Childhood field to get the hands-on-experience as she continues toward her business degree. Miss Julianna has been working with children for the past 2 years. Julianna joined The Goddard School in 2022.
  • Mr Brayden

    Mr Brayden

    Support Faculty
    Mr. Brayden joined The Goddard School in Orange in 2023. He can be found as support faculty in all areas of the building. Mr. Brayden is currently pursuing his degree in Kinesiology from New England College in New Hampshire. Mr. Brayden is and avid wrestler and finds himself helping out at youth wrestling camps on his free time. He is excited to be able to share his sports and fitness knowledge with all of the children to help keep them active.
  • Miss Kristina

    Miss Kristina

    Support Staff
    Kristina is currently attending Quinnipiac University to pursue her degree in Elementary Education. She has worked with children of all ages in a variety of summer camps. She has been at Goddard since 2021.
  • Mr Ryan

    Mr Ryan

    Faculty Support
    Mr. Ryan was an intern in 2021 and has returned to join the Goddard team as a part-time faculty support. He currently attends Sacred Heart University pursuing a degree in History. Mr. Ryan also has ties to Goddard as he was a student throughout and graduated pre-k. Ryan has been at Goddard since 2021.
  • Mr Luca

    Mr Luca

    Faculty Support
    Mr. Luca joins us as faculty support in our preschool and pre-k classrooms. He has worked and currently volunteers teaching ice hockey to children ages 4-17 years of age. Luca has been teaching hockey for the past 7 years. As an avid hockey coach, Luca continues to play himself. He also had the opportunity to study abroad in Italy. He currently attends The University of New Haven studying Criminal Justice. Luca has been at The Goddard School in Orange since 2024.
  • Miss Julianna

    Miss Julianna

    Faculty Support
    Miss Julianna has joined our team in 2024. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the University of New Haven. She is currently attending Fairfield University to pursue a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Miss Julianna has been working with young children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age for the past 4 years. She is excited to be a part of the Goddard team!
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