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. 

  •  Dhwani and Tushar

    Dhwani and Tushar

    On-Site Owners
    We are excited and proud to be a part of the Goddard School. As the On-site owners, we are committed to providing the highest quality preschool experience for the children in this community. We believe in making our school a home away from home for the children. We are parents to two children and recognize the importance of a safe and nurturing learning environment. Our goal is to provide a strong foundation for our children, and we are thrilled to be a part of the Coral Springs-Parkland community. We believe family is the basis for why we chose Goddard and are happy to be able to provide Goddard’s outstanding program to the children. We look forward to welcoming you and your children to the Goddard family.
  • Ms Angela

    Ms Angela

    Director of Operation
    I was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New York City. I returned to my home country after I got married. Noticing the lack of ESL for young children in the Dominican Republic, I became a teacher for young children- this was 27 years ago. I founded my own Preschool 15 years ago, which is still running as a bilingual school in the Dominican Republic. I had decided it was time to retire & returned to the States. I soon realized I still had more to give. I acknowledge that each child is unique and has individual needs and always try to awaken their interest in learning in a fun, organized and respectful manner. Throughout the years, I have completed several technical courses, e.g. "Identifying Children with ADD", "Classroom Management", "Fun Math", "Teaching Through Music", and many more. I have an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education at Broward College and hold a Director's credential with the state of Florida. I enjoy spending time with my 3 children and 3 grandchildren!
  • Ms Brittany

    Ms Brittany

    Education Director
    I was born in Long Island, NY but moved to Coral Springs, FL when I was seven years old. After graduating from Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS, I decided to move to the west coast of Florida to attend Florida Gulf Coast University. I am a hardworking, dedicated individual. I am friendly, helpful, and polite with a good sense of humor. I am also very good at remembering names! During my free time you will find me either at the gym, at home watching TV, or out eating. My passion for education came at a very young age and has continued growing through the years. This is why while attending FGCU I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Child & Youth Studies. I have over five years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education in both teaching and administration. Being the Director of Education at The Goddard School of Parkland has been an integral part of my journey and continues to teach me. I have my CPR/First Aid certification and Director Credential for both Florida and Goddard
  • Ms Luz

    Ms Luz

    Lead Teacher
    Education is a part of my life since I was very young. During my college days, I worked in afterschool and creativity workshops. I graduated in 1996 with Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Visual Arts. I have 25 years of experience in education. In Venezuela, I worked for the Central University of Venezuela where I had the opportunity to educate people studying PreSchool Education. That is where my passion grew for working in a PreSchool environment and to be a part of this sweet and important stage of a child's development. I have always believed that it is very important for learning to be fun. It is my strong belief that the teacher is a role model for kids and as teachers we should try to give the best of ourselves.
  • Mrs Yuvelin

    Mrs Yuvelin

    Resource Teacher
    Hello! My name is Yuvelyn Rincon, I am Venezuelan, a Sociologist by profession and have been in this country for six years. I am a very quiet person, but observant of my surroundings. I am a reliable person, but above all I am very sincere. I have two children, which allowed me to experience and learn about the care, education, and upbringing of children. In my country, I practiced my profession for ten year and for me it is a beautiful thing to study the behavior of children in our society. Here in the United States, I have dedicated myself to working with children for the last two years and without hesitation I can say how gratifying it has been for me to do my analysis just like before. Now I am using this information to improve and accentuate my knowledge and thus continue to grow as a person and as a professional. Being a teacher’s assistant has given me much more knowledge than I imagined. I love being able to work with children.
  • Ms Patricia

    Ms Patricia

    Resource Teacher
    My name is Patricia Arevalo, but I go by Ms. Patty. I am originally from El Salvador but moved to Florida less than a year ago. I love to work with kids and have two of my own. However, they have grown into men now. Christian is 27 years old, and my youngest Diego is 23 years old. I am glad to have the opportunity to help and work with babies and children again. I enjoy coming to the Goddard School of Parkland every day. I have my AA degree in Early Childhood Education.
  • Ms Almah

    Ms Almah

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, my name is Ms. Almah. I was born in Texas but moved here to Florida when I was 1 year old. For fun, I like to read books and love smelling candles! I’m obsessed with everything that is Stitch from Disney. I have been a teacher for 2 years now, primarily in the 1-year-old classroom and infants. I love working with kids! I love being a part of their growth and development and seeing their smiling faces every day. I have received 45 hours, CDA, and CPR/First Aid certification.
  • Ms Cecilia

    Ms Cecilia

    Teacher
    I am an extreme believer in ‘Family comes first’, thus, my goal for my class is to ensure that each and every family is a priority. As the mother of a beautiful daughter, I completely understand that your needs and your child’s needs come first. I want parents to feel comfortable talking to me and getting feedback about their child. I would consider myself very understanding and compassionate. My parents are from Brazíl and Portugal which allows me to accommodate to both Spanish-speaking and Portuguese-speaking parents along with English speaking parents. I have a Child Development Credential and over 10 years of experience working with children of various ages, which has given me great insight into how to provide a safe and fun learning environment for children.
  • Ms Iris

    Ms Iris

    Teacher
    Hello, I’m Iris Diaz. I was born in Honduras. I was raised in Belgium and New York City. I have been a resident in Coral Springs for over 20 years. During that time, I spent some time organizing local events, working with veterans and, the community. I’m a therapist. I have an associate degree in paramedical and spa training. It’s a pleasure to be able to give nurture, care, and knowledge to my students. Each day is special and rewarding!
  • Ms Jasmine

    Ms Jasmine

    Resource
    Hello I’m Jasmine! I’m very excited to be given the opportunity to work with the Goddard team to provide your child with the utmost care and attention. Before joining Goddard, I worked with children ages 4-11 at the Miami Childrens Museum. I’d describe myself as a very colorful person who enjoys encouraging creativity and positivity through play and storytelling. I look forward to working with you to ensure your child’s happiness and success here!
  • Ms Ankita

    Ms Ankita

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi! I am Ms. Ankita. I was originally in a different career, but last year I started working in the preschool setting. I have been enjoying every bit of this new phase of my life. Raising my six-year-old daughter has inspired me to be a part of the childcare field. Teaching has always been my passion; I see myself learning and growing more in this field. In a previous opportunity, I worked with ages infants to VPK. I loved being around the children in an educational yet fun environment. It helps to encourage me to continue in this profession. Thanks to the Goddard team I get to be a part of this journey now.
  • Ms Matrice

    Ms Matrice

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Matrice Fields.I was born and raised in Pompano Beach and I am a mother of two beautiful girls. Family is very important to me. I have 7 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. I have earned my FCCPC Birth-Five, a National CDA Credential, Director Credential and have completed several other special certification/training courses. I am dedicated to the social and emotional development of each child in my care. I understand all children are unique and learn differently and have learned to recognize a child's preferred learning style to make sure every child is being taught. My goal is to ensure every child receives the best care and education he/she deserves.
  • Ms Nighat

    Ms Nighat

    Assistant Teacher
    My name is Nighat and I am from Pakistan. I was born in a family of six children where I learned the meaning of family and their importance. I have two kids of my own. One is my 24-year-old daughter and the other is my 21-year-old son. I was a kindergarten teacher at Kingsley American School for over 4 years. This journey was able to instill compassion for teaching. I also became fond of learning and growing. My education experience at Kingsley American School has given me the skills I need to excel in my field while being patient and compassionate towards the children. I believe that every child has the right to education, and I am also very dedicated to whatever I do. We moved to Florida recently in November 2022. I have always been fond of kids which is why I am working at the Goddard School of Parkland now.
  • Ms Kaitleen

    Ms Kaitleen

    Assistant Teacher
    Welcome! My name is Ms. Kaitleen, and I study at Palm Beach State College. I'm earning my associate degree in Psychology. I started working with children when I was fifteen when my older sister had my nephew. Which inspired me to have my first job as an afterschool teacher for second through fifth grade. I chose to work at The Goddard School because I wanted the experience of working with younger kids and helping them develop and grow. I help children develop better socialization skills such as sharing, cooperating, respecting, and relating with others. I am excited to teach kids, make them appreciate going to school, and give them a sense of security. I have completed my 45 hours with DCF.
  • Ms Nicole

    Ms Nicole

    Lead Teacher
    Hi, I'm Nicole! I am thrilled to have been given this opportunity at The Goddard School. I am excited about my position at The Goddard School because I get to enhance my learning experience by increasing my knowledge on curriculum and child development. I am looking forward to meeting and interacting with new staff and students. I have a few years of experience in the field of Early Childhood with ages 3-4, although I love every age! I have obtained my 45 Child Development hours and am looking forward to continuing my education in the field of Early Ed. My favorite thing about being a teacher is getting the daily opportunity to be involved in lesson implementation and routines. Watching children grow and learn new things brings me joy and encouragement. I am excited!
  • Ms Gabrielle

    Ms Gabrielle

    Resource Teacher
    Hi! My name is Gabby. I was born in South Florida and have been here my whole life but ethnically, I’m mixed with Dominican and Haitian. My experience with kids started a couple of years ago counseling at summer camp and I’m thrilled to now be here at Goddard. I love caring for kids because of their free spirits and big imaginations. I look forward to creating bonds with all the children and helping them grow and become the best versions of themselves.
  • Ms Ariadna

    Ms Ariadna

    Assistant Teacher
    My name is Ariadna Garavito, I am from Colombia. I am very excited to be a part of the Goddard School. I started working with children before I had children of my own. My education and passion for working with children continued to grow as I completed my studies obtaining my CDA. I love being able to teach, guide, and watch them grow in a unique way.
  • Ms Bernice

    Ms Bernice

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Bernice Meyers-Artis, and I am proud to be a part of The Goddard School of Parkland. I have a FL CDA and over 30 years of experience working with children. I’ve always known I wanted to be a teacher, even when I was young. I love teaching and all of the exploring, learning, and fun that takes place in the classroom. I was born in St. Croix, Virgin Island. However, I grew up in Brooklyn, New York where I started my studies in Early Childhood Education and began my career in teaching. In 1989, I moved from the cold weather and made Florida my home. I am the proud mother of three amazing children, grandmother to 6 vibrant grandkids and one on the way. I believe in hands-on teaching and purposeful learning in early childhood. My strength is creating something out of nothing, for everything in a child’s sight is a learning tool. Teaching is my passion! I am looking forward to many wonderful days with the students, parents, and faculty.
  • Ms Ciarah

    Ms Ciarah

    Assistant Teacher
    My name is Ciarah Oglivie. I was born and raised in New York City. I moved to Florida when I was eight years old. I have my 45 hours and CDA credentials. I am excited to join Goddard School as an assistant teacher. The reason why I choose to work with children is that I love to see them grow and succeed in their life. Each day is special and unique.
  • Ms Daisy

    Ms Daisy

    Lead Teacher
    I am a Pre-kindergarten teacher with a master’s degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood from Mississippi State University. In addition, I have seventeen years of teaching experience in the USA and a Florida Educator’s Certificate. I recognize that every student learns at a different pace. For this reason, I respect the unique learning styles of my students. I believe that the classroom is a bi-directional learning environment in which the teacher, teaches the students, and the students teach the teacher. Finally, my teaching ideology is to build self-esteem at a young age, by praising them for every accomplishment. I accomplish this goal by continually reminding them of my teaching motto, which is “never give up, always keep trying.”
  • Ms Ornella

    Ms Ornella

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi everyone! My name is Ornella. I love working with kids! I have worked with children since 15. I feel it is very rewarding being able to teach and leave an impact on students' lives because it will carry on forever. I have worked with children ranging from ages 3 to 15 years of age and I am working towards my Bachelor's degree in elementary education. I look forward to teaching the children how to treat others with kindness. I hope I can play a role, even if it's a small one, to help them develop those skills. I enjoy creating and building relationships with the students. I learn from them just as much as they learn from me. I also enjoy making them laugh and forming great memories. I am proud of my ability to continue pushing myself, my traditions, and values. I value my family, friends, and my amazing job!
  • Ms Shemaera

    Ms Shemaera

    Co-Teacher
    Hello, my name is Miss Shemaera! I attended the Miami International University of Art and Design, earning a Bachelor of Science in Audio Production. I completed my internship at the David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center as a music teacher, where I had the opportunity to be a teacher's assistant and was also able to instruct classes. During my internship, I fell in love with nurturing and caring for children! I recently joined our Gorillas’ VPK classroom and feel very fortunate for the opportunity to teach and nurture the children of the Goddard School. I desire to create and maintain a healthy educational environment where all students can grow, develop, and mature, educationally, emotionally, mentally, socially, and physically in every way possible. To ensure that I provide them with the best version of myself. I am willing to continuously sharpen my teaching skills so that I can be able to meet each child's individual needs to the best of my ability!
  • Ms Bianca

    Ms Bianca

    Co-Teacher
    My name Bianca Rodriguez I was born and raised in south Florida I am thrilled to be joining the Goddard School here in Parkland. I love that I’ve been given the opportunity to be a part of this child’s growth and development. It’s so much fun helping them learn and explore new things everyday. I’ve been working with kids since I was 16 and plan on continuing my education and working with children.
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