Our Teachers

Our teachers blend the highest education standards with nurturing care to help foster well-rounded child development.


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 Sam

    Mr Sam

    Hello! My name is Mr. Sam. My wife Anu and I are the proud owners of The Goddard School in Saint Augustine. We live in Saint Johns with our two children. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and Technology. We’re so excited to bring such a high-quality pre-school program to our community. Saint Johns/Saint Augustine is an amazing place to live and raise a family and we are honored to be a part of a program that helps shape the early childhood development for so many children in our community. "We want all children to have a quality preschool environment where they can develop into joyful, confident learners who are successful and have a lifelong love of learning". Before opening our Goddard School, I worked in IT field as a Project Manager and Solutions Architect at Fortune 500 companies. During my free time I enjoy spending time with my family. I am beyond thrilled to be able to spend my days with the amazing children that attend our Goddard School®. I look forward to meeting you and showing you our amazing school. It truly is a campus as opposed to your typical childcare center. It features a state-of-the-art multi-purpose room with a Obie/iBeam interactive teaching projector and many more educational activities! Our huge secure playground with specialized surfacing allows children to spend more time outside. During a tour of our facility, you can see these and many other features that make our program so special. But the heart of our program is the experienced and talented faculty that deliver cutting edge education programs for your child.
  • Mrs Tammy

    Mrs Tammy

    Hello, my name is Tammy Torres. My husband and I have lived in St Johns for over 18 years. We have four children and 7 grandchildren. I have worked in Early Childhood Education for over 20 years. I have been with The Goddard Schools as a Director since 2008. I started my career in Early Childhood Education as a Pre- Kindergarten teacher, after which I taught Kindergarten and then became an Assistant Director and progressed to Director. I have my Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Management, Early Childhood Education Staff Credential, and Advanced Florida Director Credential with VPK and Trauma Informed Care endorsements. I am very proud to work for The Goddard School and to be a part of an experienced and dedicated team of Early Childhood Education professionals. It is very rewarding to work with children and ensure that they have a happy, safe, and loving environment in which they can learn as they grow.
  • Ms Megan

    Ms Megan

    Director of Business and Marketing
    Hi, my name is Megan Williams, and I am so excited to be a part of The Goddard School of St. Augustine. I was born in Norfolk, VA, but traveled all over while my mother was in the Navy. I moved to Florida in 2013 with my 3 children: Izzy, Blake and Zachary. I have been in the Early Childhood Education field for about 17 years; working with the US Army as an FCC provider and then for the past 10 years I have worked in private preschools here in St. Augustine. I have worked with Pre-K3 through 8th grade, taught VPK, worked as an Education Director and then as a Center Director and now as the Director of Business and Marketing here at the Goddard School of St. Augustine. I currently hold a National CDA and a Level II VPK endorsed Directors Credential. I look forward to getting to know each and every family and help you and your child reach their individual educational goals.
  • Ms Nichole

    Ms Nichole

    Office Admin
    Hello, my name is Ms. Nichole I am originally from Cleveland, OH. I have been in Florida for 10 years now, working for The Goddard Schools since 2015. I have over 27 years of experience in early childhood learning. I am CPR & 1st Aide certified, and currently hold a Child Development associate degree as well as my Florida Director's Credential. I have a Beautiful Teenage Daughter in high school and a son married with five children. My favorite part of my day is the morning...you've heard of Walmart Greeters; well, I am The Goddard Greeter! I love greeting the children; seeing them smile as they run to me with open arms warms my heart. Teaching Terrific Twos is my passion; I think they're the best age. I have a love and a huge soft spot for children with special needs.
  • Ms Lauren

    Ms Lauren

    Infant Teacher
    Hello, my name is Lauren Castaldo. I have worked professionally in early childcare education since 2018 and have been volunteering in church nurseries since 2008. All my life I have had a passion for working with children, even as a child, in group settings I would take it upon myself to look after the younger children. I started my professional career working as a two-year-old teacher in Ponte Vedra. I took a brief break from teaching in 2020 when I was offered a job as an Activities Director at an Independent Living Senior Community. Working with seniors was rewarding in its own way and while I miss the relationships, I have developed with the community I was happy to be given the opportunity to join the amazing team here at Goddard and be back where I belong, working with kids!
  •  Nathalia


    Assistant Teacher: 12 - 18 months
    Hello, my name is Nathalia. I am originally from Nicaragua. I have only been living in the Jacksonville area for a short time, but I am really loving it. I enjoy working with children and getting to be a part of their growth process. I am currently CPR and First Aid certified and have started working on my DCF 45-hour training courses. In my free time, I enjoy dancing, traveling, and getting to visit new places. I am grateful for the opportunity to work at The Goddard school and be a part of this amazing team and each of your children's journey.
  • Mrs Lisette

    Mrs Lisette

    Toddler Teacher: 18-24 Months
    Hello, my name is Lisette and I am originally from Ecuador. I moved to St. Johns in October of 2021 after living in Orlando for 20 years. I am a Navy wife and a mother of 3 beautiful children. I have been in Early childhood education for about 2 years; working with toddlers mainly. I have completed my 45-hours of DCF training as well as CPR and First Aid certifications.
  • Ms Leslie

    Ms Leslie

    Assistant Teacher: 18 - 24 months
    Hi, my name is Leslie, and I am originally from Nicaragua, but moved to Jacksonville in August of 2022. I have been working in childcare since September of 2022; mainly with toddlers. I have completed my DCF training hours and am certified in CPR and First Aid. I have an engineering degree; however, my passion is working with children. In my free time, I really enjoy doing crafts such as knitting, embroidering and painting. I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with the children and families here at The Goddard school.
  • Ms Tina

    Ms Tina

    Toddler Teacher: 30-36 months
    Hi, my name is Ms. Tina, I am originally from Washington, Pennsylvania. I moved to Florida a little over a year, now. I have worked with children for 30 years, have my associates in Early Childhood Education, and am first-aid/CPR certified. I am a mom of two: Anthony and Anissa; who has my only granddaughter Alivia! I started working at The Goddard School of St. Augustine in April of 2022.
  • Mrs Kathy

    Mrs Kathy

    Assistant Teacher: 30 - 36 Months
    My name is Ms. Kathy, and I grew up just outside of New York City. I have lived in Saint John's for almost seven years with my husband, two daughters, and our dog. Years ago, I volunteered in my daughter's preschool class and after raising my two daughters I decided to go back to work with children. I have an associates and bachelor's in criminal justice. I have been with the Goddard school since January. I enjoy working each day with the children.
  • Ms Ashlie

    Ms Ashlie

    Teacher: 34 - 40 Months
    Hi, my name is Ashlie. I was born and raised in Michigan but moved to Florida in 2019. I have a three-year old son named Sterling that is also attending school here at Goddard. I love relaxing by the pool in my off time. I have my CPR and First Aid certification and I am currently working on my 45 hours of DCF training. I am excited to start my new journey here with the Goddard School of St. Augustine and the Rainbowfish class.
  • Ms Ashley

    Ms Ashley

    Toddler Teacher: 24 - 30 months
    Hi! My name is Ms. Ashley. I grew up in Lakebay, Washington, and moved to Florida a little over 9 years ago! I graduated from Flagler Palm Coast. I love doing outside activities such as fishing, camping, shopping, and spending time with my family! The love I have for children is tremendous and I aspire to give love and affection to your children every day! I am so happy to be given the opportunity to work for The Goddard School and connect with your children every day.
  • Ms Reagan

    Ms Reagan

    Teacher: Pre-School
    Hi, I'm Reagan. I am originally from Houston, TX but moved to St. Augustine in 2022. I've been in early childhood development for two-years and it's been my pride and joy teaching and guiding young children these past few years. I am CPR and First Aid certified and have completed my 45 hours of DCF training. In my free time I enjoy traveling, working out and planning fun crafts for my class to do. I look forward to growing with the Goddard School and getting to know each of the children in my class.
  • Mrs Bahareh

    Mrs Bahareh

    Assistant Teacher: Pre-School
    Hi there, I'm Mrs. Bee. I was born in 1980. I'm a wife, a mother, an animal lover and a passionate teacher. I have seven years of experience in teaching in middle school. I have an AA in General Education from a vocational university in Tehran; also, I'm studying Early Childhood Development at Florida State College. I believe in sensory and hands-on learning. I think there is a special kind of magic in every child, and we need to discover it! Kindness is the first thing I want to teach my students, not by my words but by my actions. We all need to make the world a better place, and this importance happens when we teach with love and care.
  • Mrs Mary

    Mrs Mary

    Lead Teacher: VPK
    Hello Everyone! My name is Mary Flowers, and I am very excited about being your child’s teacher here at Goddard. I have been in the education field for 15 years and I love it. I am married and have 3 children and I have been in St. Johns County for over 30 years. I am really looking forward to this school year and helping your child succeed and learn to love school.
  • Ms Tia

    Ms Tia

    Teacher: Pre-School
    My name is Ms. Tia, I was born in New York and was raised on a beautiful island in the Caribbean called Antigua. I moved back to California when I was 15 and now, I’m in Florida. Outside of teaching my hobbies are traveling and doing my makeup. I’ve been teaching and interacting with children for 7 years and I’m very excited to have your child in my class. This classroom experiences will be enriched with daily learning through art, reading, gross/fine motor activities, music, poetry, dance, play and so much more! This classroom is a free space for all children to explore their emotions, build strong connections and learn to be an independent individual. I am looking forward to teaching and exploring new and fun activities with your children.
  • Mrs Holli

    Mrs Holli

    Lead Teacher: VPK
    My name is Ms. Holli, and I've been working here at Goddard since September 2022 as an assistant teacher in VPK. I started working with children in 2006; from ages 6 weeks to 18 years old, in various capacities such as substitute teacher, tutor, camp counselor and now teacher. In 2013, I earned my master's degree in education, Reading Instruction. I love teaching children to read. I live in Jacksonville with my husband George and children Jeremiah and Jasmine as well as our four furry puppies, Patience, Luna Lu, Blue Ivy and Minovery.
  • Mrs Colette

    Mrs Colette

    Hello, my name is Ms. Colette, my husband and I have two children, a son and a daughter. We live in Mandarin, and I have worked for The Goddard School since 2018. I helped open this school in August 2020 and am proud to have been here since the first day. I have worked with many different ages, but at the heart of it I love working with the infants the most. I am now working in VPK, and I am excited to be working with the older children and helping them get ready to go into kindergarten.
  • Mrs Jennifer

    Mrs Jennifer

    I'm Jennifer and I'm a part-time resource teacher at the Goddard School. I've been with Goddard since 2018. I was born and raised in FL. I have 4 children and recently had my first granddaughter! I have worked in Early Childhood for over 20 years! I truly enjoy caring, nurturing, and guiding children of all ages! I love every moment of being an educator.
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