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. 

  • Mr Kunal

    Mr Kunal

    Owner
    Mr. Kunal & Mrs. Amisha opened their Goddard School back in early 2022. They are both the proud parents of their daughter Amaya, and son Krish, who are both currently enrolled at the school. Kunal holds a BSBA in Accounting & Finance from the University of Central Florida. His wife Amisha, holds a Masters Degree as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and is a proud supporter of The Goddard Program. Kunal and his family enjoy time together in the local parks, traveling, and spending time with their family. At Our Goddard School, you will find a collaborative school environment, which is vital to the success of our teachers and students. As the on-site owner, directors, and teachers, we are committed to providing the highest quality preschool experience for the Children in the Land O’ Lakes Community. “We are excited you are joining The Goddard School Family and we cannot wait to meet all of you and to get started!”
  •  Ashley

    Ashley

    Director
    Hello Friends and Families! My name is Ashley Pelham, and I am the Director of The Goddard School in Land O’ Lakes. I joined the Goddard family in May of 2022. I have a VPK endorsed Director’s Credential, which I earned at Pinellas Technical College in 2016 along with my Child Development Associate in 2015. I am currently in school pursuing a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. My history of working with children started back in 2006 when I worked at an after school H.O.S.T. program, while still attending high school. After graduation, I completed all required Department of Children and Families training courses and became a preschool teacher. I have a lifelong passion of educating young children and spent 14 years as a lead preschool teacher before beginning my career in childcare management. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my kids, my dogs, and enjoying fun in the Florida sun.
  •  Kimberly

    Kimberly

    Director of Education
    Hello! My name is Kim. I have been working in Early Childhood for 10 years. I have completed my 45 DCF training hours and am First Aid/CPR certified. I have a VPK endorsed Director’s Credential, which I earned at Pinellas Technical College in 2020, along with my Child Development Associate in 2016. I am currently in school pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education- Special Needs. My husband, Patrick, and I have been married for 25 years. We have three amazing children: PJ, Isabel, and Ariel. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, reading, crafting, going to the beach, and relaxing outdoors. I am excited to be a part of The Goddard School. I look forward to working with the children and families of our school, as we help them to learn and grow during these formative years.
  •  Amanda

    Amanda

    Administrator
    Hello, my name is Amanda. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Management and an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. I have been in Early Childhood Education for over 17 years. I am married and have 3 children who are 15, 13, and 11. My oldest son was diagnosed with Autism when he was 2; therefore, I have a passion for special education. In my free time, I like spending time with my family, spending time with my dog, shopping, and relaxing by the pool.
  •  Tasha

    Tasha

    Lead Infants Teacher
    Hello everyone! My name is Tasha. I am very excited to be a part of the Goddard School. I have worked in childcare since 2020 (with different age groups from Infants through VPK). Before working in childcare, I worked in the medical field for 17 years. I have my 45 hours of training through the Department of Children and families, My Child Development Associate, and my CPR/First Aide certification. I have a beautiful daughter, two dogs, and a hairless cat. I enjoy teaching young children and can't wait to work with you and your child!
  •  Maria

    Maria

    Lead First Steps Teacher
    Hello! My name is Maria. I am originally from Cuba. I am married with an adult son & daughter. I have been working in the field of Early Childhood for 18 years. I have 45 hours of training provided by DCF, have earned a CDA, and have completed numerous training courses to grow in my professional development as a teacher. I love teaching babies. I enjoy watching them grow and become their own individual person. In my free time, I enjoy shopping at TJ Maxx and spending time with my loved ones. One fun fact about myself is that I enjoy riding motorcycles with my husband.
  •  Laura

    Laura

    Lead Pre-Toddlers 2 Teacher
    Hello! My name is Laura. I am originally from Colombia. I am married, a mother to two wonderful little girls, and have two dogs. I have been working in the field of Early Childhood for 6 years. I have 45 hours of training provided by DCF, am First Aid/CPR certified, and am working towards obtaining my CDA. One of the best parts of teaching is the relationships that are formed between the child, families, and teacher. I also enjoy watching as the children grow and reach new milestones. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and building puzzles. A fun fact about myself is that I am a huge Eagles fan and I do not like frogs or spiders.
  •  Graciela

    Graciela

    Assistant Pre-Toddlers 2 Teacher
    Hello! My name is Grace. I am so excited to be a part of the Goddard family. I enjoy caring for and playing with children of all ages. I have 11 nieces and nephews that I have helped to raise. I enjoy watching the children, as they learn and grow. My favorite activity is reading their favorite books. In my free time, I enjoy reading and playing video games. I have been living in Florida for the past two years with my mother. I am originally from Boston, Massachusetts.
  •  Brandi

    Brandi

    Lead Toddlers Teacher
    Hello! My name is Brandi. I am excited to be a part of the Goddard family. I have been working in childcare for over 10 years. I have 45 hours of training provided by DCF, am certified in CPR/First Aid, and have earned my CDA. I enjoy singing and dancing with my students. I was born and raised in Manatee County, which is known for being the home of Tropicana Orange Juice. I am the baby of all my siblings and have two wonderful children. My little claim to fame is that my big brother is the mascot for the Dallas Mavericks
  •  Nhayda

    Nhayda

    Lead Preschool Teacher
    Hello! My name is Nhayda. I am originally from Puerto Rico and have been living in the US for 15 years. My husband Pedro and I have been happily married for 22 years. We have two amazing children, Rodrigo and Victoria. Family time mean everything to me, and I love spending my free time with my family.
  •  Rosanny

    Rosanny

    Assistant Preschool Teacher
    Hello! My name is Rosanny. I am the fourth of five sisters. I grew up in a family surrounded by a lot of love. I am married with two children, with whom I have learned a lot about children. I consider myself to be a very sweet, charismatic, friendly, and honest person.
  •  Evelyn

    Evelyn

    Lead Preschool Teacher
    Hello, my name is Mrs. Evelyn. I am very excited to work with your children at The Goddard School in Land O'Lakes. I have 10 years of experience working with children, including 3 years of experience in a bilingual preschool. I enjoy teaching children in both english and spanish. I have my 45 hours of DCF training from The Department of Children and Families along with a Bachelors degree in Elementary and Middle School Education. I am married to a wonderful man. We have 2 beautiful daughters and one handsome son along with 5 incredible granddaughters. I look forward to teaching your children and watching them learn and grow during their most important years of development.
  •  Denisha

    Denisha

    VPK Teacher
    Hello! My name is Denisha. I have been in Early Childhood Education for 10 years. I have two beautiful boys who keep me going. I love being a part of guiding children’s growth and development. Teaching is my passion! I enjoy reading. Mysteries are my favorite. In my free time, I like going on adventures with my boys. Most of my time is spent on the football field. My son plays football and I coach the tackle football league. I love the beach, kayaking, boating, swimming, and really anything that has to do with water. I look forward to a fabulous year of learning and creating memories with my class.
  •  Rosemarie

    Rosemarie

    VPK Teacher
    Hi! My name is Ms. Rose. I am thrilled to be a part of The Goddard School. I was born and raised in Ridgewood Queens, NY where I raised my four children. In 2004, I studied Early Childhood Education at Stoneybrook University. I have been teaching for more than 30 years. I have taught VPK-1st Grade. I love working with little minds and love seeing how they grow academically.
  •  Andrea

    Andrea

    VPK Teacher
    Hi! My name is Andrea. I am so excited to be a part of Goddard family. I am the youngest of 4 children. I was born in a small town in the Dominican Republic called Bonao. I began teaching in 2018, as a preschool cook. As my desire to learn more grew, I experienced teaching many different age groups from 1-year olds-VPK. VPK is where my strength and heart has grown. I am a wife and mother to two wonderful children. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, going to Disney, and the beach. I like to read stories with my daughter and listen and dance to music.
  •  Celina

    Celina

    Lead Get Set Teacher
    My name is Celina. I have been in the field of Early Childhood for more than 20 years. I have a passion working with children and believe that each child is unique, and they will be our future. I have worked very hard all these years and have earned three degrees. I have an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and a Master’s Degree in Leadership Organization Management. Working with children makes me feel happy because I love knowing I give them love, patience and knowledge for them to learn and grow. My view and key point are love and patience.
  •  Shirley

    Shirley

    Assistant First Steps Teacher
    Hello. My name is Shirley. I was born & raised in Costa Rico. I have been living in the United States for over 30 years. I am married with one son, one stepdaughter, and six grandchildren. I have been working with children for many years. I love to see children grasp new things and love to see the spark in there eyes when they discover something new. I am working toward obtaining the 45 training from DCF. Currently, I hold certification for Interior Design. In my free time, I enjoy traveling with family. We enjoy trying new restaurants, learning about new cultures, and walking my dogs. A fun fact about myself is that I love looking at old doors and love sunsets. I take pictures of every sunset since I am a #sunsetchaser.
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