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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.

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. 

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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. 

  •  Liz

    Liz

    Owner
    Liz Scott is one of the new On-site Owners of the school. She has a Bachelor's Degree from Georgia Tech and an MBA in Real Estate & Corporate Finance from Georgia State University. She and her family have lived in Ponte Vedra Beach for a decade after moving to the area from Atlanta. Their love for the community lead them to opening the Goddard School of Ponte Vedra Beach in June 2016. Liz and her husband, Trey, have three children, a son and twin daughters. As a family they love to travel to new places, enjoy time on the beach and watching their children discover new hobbies! "I am honored to be a part of such a high quality pre-school program in the Julington Creek community. St. John's County is an amazing place to live and raise a family and I am honored to be a part of a program that helps shape the early childhood development for so many children in this community where children can grow and develop a lifelong love of learning." -Liz Scott
  •   Liz

    Liz

    Director
    Liz is the Head Director of Operations at Julington Creek and has been with Goddard since 2019. She grew up in Nyack, NY and graduated from Florida State College of Jacksonville with her Bachelor’s in Business Management, holds a Director's License and a Staff Credential. Prior to joining Goddard, she worked for another area preschool organization as the Head Director. When she's not on campus, Liz enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, Mikayla and RJ. Her family is very active in sports. On the soccer or softball fields is where you'll usually find them!
  •  Cathy

    Cathy

    Director
    Cathy joined us in 2021 as the Director of Education. She has spent the last 25+ years in the Early Childhood Development field in various capacities. She holds her CDA in Early Childhood Education, a Career Studies Certificate in Early Childhood and a director's credential. Cathy has lived all over the country, from California to Virginia Beach to New Mexico and, in 2006, put her roots down in Jacksonville. With three children of her own, and ten grandchildren ranging in age from infants to teenagers, Cathy has always had a love for watching little ones grow and learn. When she's not at work, Cathy enjoys being active outside and is a self-proclaimed thrill-seeker! Camping, outdoor activities, sky diving and roller coasters make the top of her favorites list.
  •  Lauren

    Lauren

    Director
    Lauren is our Director of Business & Marketing. She holds a Bachelor's in Journalism & Mass Communications from Saint Bonaventure Univ in New York. She has nearly two decades of experience in marketing and public relations in both the B2B and Education arenas. She was raised in Ponte Vedra Beach and graduated from Nease High School. After 15 years away, at college in New York, working in NYC, and growing her family in Atlanta, she returned home to Ponte Vedra Beach in 2018 to raise her two young children in her hometown. Lauren loves spending time at the beach with her children whenever she can. Watching them learn to surf and being active together outside is what she enjoys most. Traveling, fitness and time with friends also make the top Lauren's favorites list!
  •  Marie Ann

    Marie Ann

    Director
    Marie Ann is the Regional Director for Goddard Julington Creek and Goddard Ponte Vedra Beach. She has been part of the organization since 2016 and has three decades in the Early Childhood Education field. Marie Ann has a Bachelor’s in early childhood education from an England university, where she grew up. Additionally, she holds a National CDA in Early Childhood Education and a Director’s License. In 2002 she created and launched a language school known as “Kids Club – Vilajuiga” located in Catalunya, Spain, predominantly teaching English to non-native speakers. During this time, she also worked as a consultant language teacher for local schools and became a qualified and recognized examiner/invigilator for Cambridge University. Though originally from England, Marie Ann moved to the states in 2011 and has called it home since! Marie Ann and her husband have three grown children.
  •  Callie

    Callie

    Assistant Director
    Callie joined Julington Creek Goddard in 2020 as an Associate Director. Callie has her Bachelors in Early Childhood & Elementary Education. She's been in this field for over a decade and in the Goddard education system since 2018, having previously worked with other Goddard area schools. In 2019, Callie, left her home state of New Jersey and moved to Jacksonville with her husband and son. Just a few of her hobbies include time at the beach with her family, practicing yoga, photography and all things Disney!
  •   Mamoni

    Mamoni

    Lead Teacher
    Mamoni is the Lead Teacher in the Dolphin classroom and has been with us since 2021. She joined Goddard Julington Creek with over 30 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. Mamoni has a bachelor’s degree in Family Science from Oklahoma Christian University and is in the process of obtaining her CDA credentials. She says, “I enjoy working with children because I love to see children grow and explore their environment.” When she is not at work, Mamoni spends her time at church, reading, exercising, and volunteering in her church’s youth ministry program.
  •  Alisha

    Alisha

    Lead Teacher
    Alisha is a Lead Pre-kindergarten (VPK) Teacher in the Fish Camp classroom and has been with us since the summer of 2021. She joined us with 15+ years in Early Childhood Education and has her Child Development Associates. She is originally from Michigan, but her family related to Florida to trade the snow for the sand! Alisha and her husband, who is also her high school sweetheart, have two young daughters and two cats. She loves all things Disney, Marvel, and DC.
  •  Brandi

    Brandi

    Lead Teacher
    Brandi is the Lead Teacher in our Dolphins classroom and joined Goddard Julington Creek in 2021. She has over a decade of experience working with young children, as well as her CDA and VPK credentials. Brandi is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. She moved to the Jacksonville area in 2009 from Orlando. Brandi is passionate about preschool-aged children. Being able to watch the little ones discover the world around them and assist in that process brings her much joy!
  •  Brittney

    Brittney

    Lead Teacher
    Brittney is a Lead Teacher in the Explorers classroom and joined us in 2020. She has worked with young children for 5+ years and is currently working towards a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. "I enjoy all aspects of teaching children and believe they can educate us as much as we can educate them. Each school year I look forward to the new relationships formed with the little ones and their parents." Brittney has a young son, Easton, who also attends Goddard. Time with her son, family and friends, and being outside are her favorite ways to spend her time.
  •  Diana

    Diana

    Lead Teacher
    Diana is a Lead Pre-kindergarten (VPK) Teacher in the Talbot Island classroom. She has been with the Goddard school since 2007 and joined Julington Creek Goddard in the summer of 2020. In all, she's been in this field for nearly 25 years and has the Florida Child Care Professional Credential. "I've always enjoyed teaching and believe a strong foundation is fundamental in setting children up for a lifelong love of learning." Diana and her husband have two children. Outside of work, she enjoys time with her family and friends, reading, baking goodies, and cooking meals for all to enjoy!
  •  Ilona

    Ilona

    Lead Teacher
    Ilona joined us in 2021 as the Assistant Teacher in the Otter's classroom. She has over a decade of experience in the Early Childhood Education field, including several years with a Goddard school in Chicago. Ilona is originally from Europe but moved to the states in 2009 and most recently moved to Jacksonville from Chicago. Ilona has always been passionate about caring for young children and believes in the importance of creating a loving and nurturing environment for them. Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music, watching movies, cooking, and traveling.
  •  Jaden

    Jaden

    Lead Teacher
    Jaden is a Lead Teacher in the Otter classroom and joined us in 2020 with over five years of experience in early childhood education. "I love young children! Being able to spend my days with them fills my heart as I get to watch them learn and grow. I'm so grateful to be part of Goddard!" Jaden moved to Jacksonville in 2016 from her hometown, Baton Rouge, LA. When she is not at school, she enjoys photography and spending time with her family.
  •  Leidy

    Leidy

    Lead Teacher
    Leidy is a Lead Teacher in the Manatee classroom and joined us in 2020. She has her Child Development Associate (CDA) in Early Childhood Education and over a decade of experience working with children. Born and raised in Columbia, Leidy is fluent in both Portuguese and Spanish. In 2011 she moved to Jacksonville from Columbia. Outside of work, Leidy loves to dance! It's one of her greatest passions.
  •  Sabrina

    Sabrina

    Lead Teacher
    Sabrina is a Lead Teacher in the Jaguar classroom and joined us in 2021 with her Child Development Associate (CDA). She has 20+ years of experience in Early Childhood Education. Sabrina and her husband have three children and one grandchild. She speaks English, Spanish, and Italian. When she's not at Goddard, Sabrina enjoys time with her family!
  •  Shannon

    Shannon

    Lead Teacher
    Shannon is the Lead Teacher in the Adventures classroom and came to Goddard in 2021. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Master's degree in Education Leadership. Shannon joined us with 25+ years of experience in this field. Shannon is passionate about both teaching and learning herself. She is an avid reader of all subjects! Shannon has one adult daughter and a granddaughter. Together with her family, they love to spend time on the beach and in the mountains.
  •  Tracie

    Tracie

    Lead Teacher
    Tracie is a Lead Pre-kindergarten (VPK) Teacher in the Talbot Island classroom and joined us in 2021 with over two decades of experience. She has her CDA and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Tracie's resume also includes living and working in Italy for five years where she was a Youth Activities Director. In 2011 Tracie and her family moved to Jacksonville from New York. She has been married for over 40 years and has two adult daughters and three grandchildren. When she's not in the classroom, Tracie enjoys reading and working on professional development.
  •  Virginia

    Virginia

    Lead Teacher
    Virginia is a Lead Teacher in the Dolphins classroom and came to Goddard in 2020. She is pursuing an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Development as well as the Child Development Associate (CDA) in Early Childhood Education. Virginia loves working with children of all ages! In particular, she enjoys teaching preschool-aged students and inspiring their young minds. Outside of school, she's an avid photographer. Virginia is a Jacksonville native.
  •  Yinelly

    Yinelly

    Lead Teacher
    Yinelly is the Lead Teacher prekindergarten (VPK) in the Fish Camp classroom and joined Goddard in 2020 with 15+ years of experience. She has a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood & Elementary Education from the Department of Education of Puerto Rico. “I describe myself as a devoted and dedicated teacher. I enjoy seeing how children develop in their own unique way and seeing their little smiles every day.” Yinelly is from Puerto Rico and is proud of her culture and country! Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
  •  Danielle

    Danielle

    Assistant Teacher
    Danielle is an Assistant Teacher in our Manatees classroom and came to Goddard in 2021. Danielle was born and raised in Jacksonville and is now raising her own young daughter here. Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.
  •  Janet

    Janet

    Assistant Teacher
    Janet is an Assistant Teacher in the Adventurers classroom. She has a Master's in Education, and a CDA in Early Childhood Education. I was a military wife for 23 years and enjoy listening to music, reading, sports, my friends and visiting with my family."

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