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. 

  •  Shelina

    Shelina

    Owner
    Miss Shelina is honored to bring The Goddard School to Orlando - Lake Nona and the surrounding communities. She and her husband have 2 young children and have been resident of Orlando since 2005. Shelina can think of no other work environment that is more fun and rewarding than a preschool. She feels that it is extremely gratifying to know she is providing a safe, happy and high quality preschool program that allows parents to walk out of her school with peace of mind. She is excited to provide the students with the opportunity to develop into happy and confident learners who are prepared for school and life!
  •  Cathy

    Cathy

    Educational Director
    Hi, my name is Cathy and I have been the director of The Goddard School Orlando for 18 months now. I have a total of 20 years experience in the early childhood education field. I have a 15 year old daughter and have lived in Orlando for 3 years. I was born in Long Island New York and moved to Florida in 2000. I have spent most of my years in Florida living in Merritt Island. I love Disney and hanging out with my family on the weekends. My favorite children's book is I Love You Forever.
  • Miss Phuong

    Miss Phuong

    Assistant Director
    Hi! My name is Miss Van, I was born in Hawaii and moved to Orlando to make memories and explore new things. My favorite thing to do is try different cuisines from all over the world with my fiancée. I also love to do different arts and crafts with my students in the classroom. I am patient, kind, and eager to inspire others. I am looking forward to getting to know you all and guiding your child through a successful year.
  •  Jenny

    Jenny

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Ms. Jenny Estevez. I’m from the Dominican Republic, I am married and I have a daughter. I have been in the early education field for 10 years. I chose this field because I enjoy teaching young children. I currently hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. In my free time I like to spend time with my family and travel.
  •  Bellysol

    Bellysol

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, My name is Bellysol. I am from Caguas, Puerto Rico. I moved to Orlando 30 years ago. I have been in the early education field for 15 years. I love teaching singing, dancing, playing and reading books with children because they are our future. Watching them grow and learn everyday makes me happy. I love spending time with my family, listening to music, and going outdoors.
  •  Jeananne

    Jeananne

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Ms. Jeananne. I am currently a Business major at Florida Atlantic University. While I enjoy working with children of all ages, I have the most experience with infants and toddlers. I have two nieces ages 5 and 17 months whom I adore and who motivate me to treat every child with love and compassion as if they were too my own family. My favorite children’s book is “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?’.
  •  Mariana

    Mariana

    Assistant Teacher
    My name is Mariana. I am excited to be a part of The Goddard School. I recently started my journey in Early Childhood Education. I chose this field because I love working with children. I currently hold a DCF credential. During my free time, I like to go to the beach. My favorite children’s book is “The Cat and The Hat”.
  • Miss Maria

    Miss Maria

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Maria, I’m originally from Venezuela and I’ve been living in the USA for 10 years. I’ve worked in Early Childhood Education for 7 years. Childcare is my passion because I love seeing the children develop and change as they grow.
  •  Yasmine

    Yasmine

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Yasmine, I am 20 years old. I’ve worked with kids for 2 ½ years. This is my 1st year at the Goddard School. I’m so excited to be part of this learning program and to watch the kids learn and grow. My favorite children’s book is “Puplicious” series.
  •  Modesta

    Modesta

    Assistant Teacher
    My name is Modesta, I am from Columbia. I came to the United States 13 years ago. I have 2 children and 3 grandchildren. I am a preschool teacher and I have worked with children for over 10 years. I love that each one of them leave you a lesson. My students' development and well being is very important to me. My favorite children's book is "The Three Little Pigs"
  • Miss Leonor

    Miss Leonor

    Lead Teacher
    I’m originally from Venezuela and I moved to Orlando with my mother and daughter 3 years ago. I’ve worked in education for 15 years, starting in preschool through kindergarten. I always dreamed of becoming a teacher ever since I was 12 years old. And now every day I get to live my dream!
  • Miss Daisy

    Miss Daisy

    Assistant Teacher
    My name is Daisy, I’m originally from Dominican Republic. I have a college degree in Early Childhood Education. I love working with children and families, I’ve worked in this industry for 20 years. My favorite part about working with children is watching them become confident in their abilities as they grow.
  •  Cassie

    Cassie

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Cassie, and I have been working in education field for 2 years. I really enjoy getting to teach the kids and getting to watch them grow. My favorite children’s book is “Rumble In The Jungle”.
  •  Genesis

    Genesis

    Assistant Teacher
    My name is Genesis and I’ve been working with children for almost a year. I love to teach dance to kids. I also currently work at a dance studio locally. My favorite children’s book is the “Rainbow Fish”.
  •  Destiny

    Destiny

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Destiny and I have been working in childcare for about 5 years. I love being a teacher and growing little minds. My favorite thing to do is eat, read, and spend my time on the beach. My dream is to become an elementary school teacher and a part time photographer. I can’t wait to see what else lie has in store for me. As a teacher I’m known to be kind and loving. I love to shop and buy new books. My favorite children’s book is “Green Eggs and Ham”.
  •  Laura

    Laura

    Lead Teacher
    Hi, my name is Laurie and I have been working with children for over 30 years through church, boy scouts, girl scouts, public school sub and in home daycare. I have been with Goddard for 2 years now. I have been married for 34 years and I have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. I have my AA in Early Childhood Education and a certificate from the Orlando Science Center with the STEM program. In my spare time, I like crafting, light gardening and spending time with my grandchildren. My passions are children, music, and captivating my classroom through engaging, thought-provoking activities.
  •  Elizabeth

    Elizabeth

    Assistant Teacher
    My name is Elizabeth, I am originally from Puerto Rico. I lived with my husband in New York for over 29 years and recently moved to Florida to be closer to our family. We have three daughters, two grandchildren, and more on the way. I had been a teacher for 20 years. I love my family and my career. I enjoy everything to do with gardening and craft. My favorite children’s book is “I Love You To The Moon and Back” by Tim Warnes.
  •  Valentina

    Valentina

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, my name is Ms. Valentina. I am your child's teacher assistant. I am very excited to join Goddard. I love creativity and this place is full of it. I've been in this field for years and I love working with children.
  •  Julimarie

    Julimarie

    Resource
    Hello, my name is Ms. Julie. I love to sing and draw, anything art related. I love to work with kids and being a role model for them. I also write in my free time, poems, songs, stories. I do everything through music and love to listen to every genre.
  •  Nunzia

    Nunzia

    Resource
    Hi! I’m Giulia. I am from Italy. I moved to the US after I got married. I have a Bachelors Degree in Tourism and Business Administration and I worked in the travel industry in Italy for 20 years. I love to work with children, this is one of the reason I started to work in this field! In my free time, I teach Italian and I like to run and work out at the gym. I love cooking, reading, and travel with my husband!
  •  Daneil

    Daneil

    Resource
    My name is Daniel. I was born and raised in Central Florida but my family is from Puerto Rico. I am currently an undergrad working on a Health Science major in UFC but I love working with children. I am grateful for Goddard offering me the opportunity to work with their amazing team. My favorite children’s is “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie”.
  •  Goddard

    Goddard

    Assistant Teacher
    My name is Ilona, I was born and raised in Poland and have spent over 30 years here in the US. I’ve lived in California, Wyoming, and Illinois, and I moved to Florida just 2 years ago. I am a mother of twins. When they were toddlers, I decided to further educate myself in childcare and earned an International Teaching Diploma at the preschool/kindergarten level. I love working with kids and have a passion for teaching. I greatly enjoy seeing children learn, improve, and develop as well as seeing my impact on their lives. It is truly a pleasure to work for the Goddard School and have the opportunity to help children every day. My favorite children’s book is “Are You My Mother?” by P.D Eastman.
  •  Luzmila

    Luzmila

    Resource
    My name is Lumila Aluarez. I am from Ecuador, a social worker by profession. I have 4 years of experience working with children in this country, they are my passion. My favorite children's book is "The Very Hungry Caterpillar".
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