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.


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. 

  •  Lisa


    Lisa is our director. She has her Administrators Certificate in Early Childhood Education along with her college degree. Lisa worked in the School District before entering the Early Childhood Education field. She has dedicated her life to teaching children and supporting families. Lisa enjoys helping all our children feel at home here at The Goddard School through a nurturing, educational and a playful atmosphere. One of her favorite Children's Story is Love You Forever written by Robert Munsch, which she still reads to her children.
  •  Essence


    assistant director
    Essence is a mother of 4 children. She has worked with children since the age of 16. Essence attended Cheyney University and graduated from Strayer. Through the years, she has had the pleasure to watch so many children grow to be very smart and vibrant individuals. Among working with children, she has many other things she enjoys doing, such as cooking, singing, reading, write stories, make jewelry and sketch.
  • Ms Andrea

    Ms Andrea

    Andrea has an Early Childhood Education degree from Shortwood Teachers College, Jamaica. With over twenty years of experience working with children, she brings warmth, Caribbean heritage, patience, and an overall love of children to our school. She has been apart of The Goddard School family since 2010!! Favorite Children's Book: "Wolf's Coming" By Joe Kulka
  •  Kristen


    Lead teacher
    Ms. Kristen has over 9 years of experience in Early Childhood and has a certificate from the Department of Education as a Lead teacher. Ms. Kristen has extensive early education experience and loves challenging her students to learn new topics!
  • Ms Payal

    Ms Payal

    My name is Payal Talsania and I am the proud owner of The Goddard School® located in Wilmington, DE. My husband and I have two children, Ariana and Rishabh. My relationship with the Goddard Systems began when we enrolled Ariana in other Goddard School®. As a parent of two, I understand value and benefits of quality early education. I truly understand the importance of having a place that you feel is safe and loving for your children to learn and grow. Hence, I am committed to providing a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for your children to become confident learners as they develop. Favorite Children's Book: "The Kissing Hand" By Audrey Penn
  • Ms Karen

    Ms Karen

    Karen is certified through The State of Delaware as a Teacher in Early Childhood Education. She has over ten years of experience working with children and has been apart of The Goddard School family since 2017. Karen is native to Puerto Rico and loves teaching our children Spanish. Favorite Children's Book: "The Hungry Caterpillar: by Eric Carle
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