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. 

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

    On-site Co-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
  •  Cathy

    Cathy

    Director of Education
    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.
  •  Kristine

    Kristine

    Executive Director
    Kristine joined us in 2022 as Executive Director. She has 25 years’ experience working with children. She has been a director for seventeen years and holds her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education along with Directors Credential. Kristine is originally from Connecticut and has resided in Florida with her husband and four children since in 2003. Kristine truly loves what she does. She believes it is important for her to help create a loving nurturing environment for children and everlasting relationships with families. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach or just being outside.
  •  Marie Ann

    Marie Ann

    Regional Director
    Marie Ann is the Regional Director for Goddard Julington Creek, Goddard Ponte Vedra Beach & Baymeadows/Etown. 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

    Associate 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!
  •  Almafi

    Almafi

    Fish Camp
    Ms. Almafi is a teacher in the Fish Camp Classroom. She was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New York City. She has a grown son and daughter and is a grandmother of two granddaughters! She has worked in Ealy Childhood for over 19 years. Through the Army, she moved to Jacksonville in June 2003 and has continued her career in early childhood. She loves every moment of being an educator!
  •  Amber

    Amber

    Otters
    Ms. Amber is a teacher in the Otters classroom. Ms. Amber has been in Early Childhood Education for a year. She has her associate degree in Early Childhood Education and is working towards her B.A. in Early Childhood. Ms. Amber moved from Hollywood, FL to Jacksonville three years ago. She enjoys spending time with her son, and cat Nelson in her free time. She also likes shopping and drinking coffee and is interested in crime investigation.
  •  Brandi

    Brandi

    Adventurers
    Ms. Brandi is a teacher in our Adventurers classroom. Ms. Brandi is originally from Orlando Florida and moved 12 years ago to the Jacksonville area. Ms. Brandi earned the Preschool Child Development Associate (CDA) as well as the VPK Credentials. In addition, she has 62 hours completed toward her B.A in early childhood education. She is CPR and First aid certified, holds the VPK Credentials, and completed the Department of Children and Families 40 hours of training. Ms. Brandi also has over 12 years of experience working with children and over eight years of teaching experience. Before coming to the Goddard School, Brandi has served in many capacities in Early Learning and preschool classrooms. Ms. Brandi truly enjoys caring, nurturing, and guiding preschoolers, and she is delighted when her students discover the world around them.
  •  Carol

    Carol

    Fish Camp
    Carol is a teacher in the Fish Camp Classroom Ms. Carol has worked in childcare for over 35 years. She has her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and child psychology as well as her directors and VPK credentials. Ms. Carol has previously been in an administration/director position as well as teaching pre-k and kindergarten. She has a passion for teaching young children and believes that each child is special and unique, as they bring their knowledge and experiences to the classroom environment. She also feels a classroom environment is a place for children to be free to develop, learn, grow, and express themselves and have the confidence to be individuals in their learning. Ms. Carol has four grown children and five grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, animals of all kinds, especially birds, vegan cooking, camping, traveling, and her favorite spending time at the beach!
  •  Diana

    Diana

    Talbot Island
    Ms. Diana is a Prekindergarten (VPK)teacher in the Talbot Island classroom. Ms. Diana has worked in childcare since 1998 and received her Florida Child Care Professional Credential in 2010. She previously worked at The Goddard School for 14 years as a Prekindergarten (VPK) teacher and has loved the opportunity to be a part of the children's lives during their early education years. "I enjoy teaching and believe a good foundation is fundamental in setting children up for a love of learning throughout their lives. I have an incredible husband and two awesome children that mean the world to me. When not at work I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, cooking, and baking."
  •  Dilynn

    Dilynn

    Shrimps
    Dilynn is a teacher in the Shrimps Classroom. Dilynn joined us in July 2022! She is pursuing Education to further her career in Education. Dilynn has 11 siblings! She loves to eat, play basketball, be outdoors, or do anything that has to do with water! Dilynn loves to talk and laugh! She loves children and is happy to be part of our team at The Goddard School Julington Creek!
  •  Ellyssa

    Ellyssa

    Jaguars
    Ms. Ellyssa is a teacher in the Jaguars Classroom. Ms. Ellyssa is currently working towards pursuing her Child Psychology degree. She has just started working in early childhood education. She is originally from Long Island, New York with her six siblings. In her free time, Ellyssa enjoys fishing, napping, walking along the beach, and spending time with her family and boyfriend. She loves giving back and spending time with kids.
  •  Emileigh

    Emileigh

    Dolphins
    Emileigh is a teacher in the Dolphins classroom. Emileigh joined the Goddard family in 2021. She has been working with children since she was 15 and began working in a professional childcare setting in 2018. “I have loved children ever since I was one myself. You can always find me where the kiddos are. To be able to teach, love, and help our next generation grow brings so much joy to my heart. I am more than blessed to pursue my career here at The Goddard School.” Emileigh was born and raised in Jacksonville and enjoys spending time at the beach, writing her blog, and making memories with family and friends. Some of her favorite hobbies are drawing/painting, photography, and collecting crystals.
  •  Jaden

    Jaden

    Manatees
    Ms. Jaden is a Teacher in the Manatees classroom. Ms. Jaden has been teaching in the field of Early Childhood Education, particularly the infant age group, for over 3 years. She grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and has lived in Jacksonville for 5 years. In her free time, she enjoys photography and spending time with her family. "I love children and it fills my heart with joy to watch them grow. I am also excited to be a part of the Goddard family. I believe that kids are our future!"
  •  Juliette

    Juliette

    Manatees
    Juilette is a teacher in the Manatees Classroom. Juliette joined us in July 2022 and has recently started in Early Childhood Education. She is currently pursuing her CDA. Juliette is a Jacksonville native. She has three younger sisters and has been volunteering at her Church’s camp as a counselor for 5 years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time where her family and pets!
  •  Sabrina

    Sabrina

    Explorers
    Ms. Sabrina is a teacher in our Explorers classroom. Ms. Sabrina has been in Early Childhood Education for 20 years. She has her Child Development Associate (CDA). Ms. Sabrina lives in Jacksonville with her husband and youngest daughter. She is a mother of three and a grandmother of one! She speaks English, Spanish, and Italian. Ms. Sabrina loves teaching young children and it brings her joy every day to see their smiling faces!
  •  Sabrina

    Sabrina

    Otters
    Ms. Sabrina is a teacher in the Otters Classroom. Ms. Sabrina has been in Early Childhood Education for over 20 years. She has her CDA. Ms. Sabrina and her husband have been married for 20 years and they have three children. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, especially swimming and playing games. She also enjoys Broadway musicals and watching her daughter perform in local community productions. She is excited to have joined our Goddard family and help our children learn and grow!
  •  Shannon

    Shannon

    Adventurers
    Ms. Shannon is a teacher in the Adventures Classroom. Ms. Shannon has worked in early childhood education for over 25 years. She has worked with infants through after school. She had her Associate Degree in Art, Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, and master’s degree in education leadership. Ms. Shannon has always had a passion for children. She has worked in many schools and has gained more experience with each group she has taught. Ms. Shannon loves to read, spend time at the beach and enjoy going to the mountains. She has one daughter Jordin and a granddaughter named Charlotte. Ms. Shannon is extremely excited to be here at Goddard and to be a part of our team!
  •  Danielle

    Danielle

    Manatees
    Ms. Danielle is a teacher in our Jaguars classroom. Ms. Danielle was born and raised here in Jacksonville. In her free time, she enjoys doing things with her daughter and husband. Although she is just getting into early education, she enjoys being able to teach and helping the children grow!
  •  Janet

    Janet

    Talbot Island
    Janet is a teacher in the Talbot Island 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."
  •  Kiara

    Kiara

    Dolphins
    Ms. Kiara is a teacher in the Dolphins classroom. Kiara has been in Early Childhood Education for 4 years. She joined us in June 2022 and is currently attending FSCJ. Kiara is very close with her family and loves to dance. She has been dancing for over 10 years and she also teaches dance in her free time at 1 Vibe Dance Studio!
  •  Francesca

    Francesca

    Resource
    Ms. Francesca is a summer resource teacher. Francesca has joined us for the summer! She attends Mandarin High School. She has been babysitting for 5 years and has a passion for working with children. Francesca is the youngest of three children. Her dream is to become a Labor and Delivery Nurse.
  •  Genesis

    Genesis

    Resource Teacher
    Genesis is a resource teacher. Genesis joined us in July of 2022! She is currently working towards her CDA as well as attending UNF to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Science and a minor in Health Education. She has been working in Early Child care education for about a year. She enjoys music; she sings in a chorus and has been playing piano since she was 11. Genesis enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, going to church, and exploring new places on the weekend with her boyfriend.
  •  Jessica

    Jessica

    Resource
    Ms. Jessica is a resource teacher. Jessica is currently attending school to get her degree in Elementary Education. She has previously nannied for seven years and has recently started working in Early Childhood Education. Jessica is the youngest of 4 and enjoys spending time with her sibling. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her friends, go to the beach, and read romance stories by her favorite author Colleen Hoover.

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