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.


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. 

  •  Megan


    My name is Megan Reeves and I am the owner of The Goddard School of South Tampa. Additionally, I have owned and operated The Goddard School of Temple Terrace for the past seven years and my family has also owned two other locations in Denver, CO! My husband, Ree, and I are former USF athletes and are still very active in Tampa Bay athletics and various community organizations. We are proud to not only be one of the highest rated preschools in the area, but also the third largest Goddard school in the nation!
  •  Ashley


    Executive Director
    Hello! My name is Ashley Gomez and I am the Executive Director of The Goddard School of South Tampa. I joined the Goddard family in August 2009 at the Temple Terrace location. After a little over a year I began working as the Director until relocating with Megan to break ground on the South Tampa location in 2020. I am thrilled to be joining her and with our years of experience running a Goddard School you can feel secure in knowing your family will encounter the full Goddard experience. I have a B.S. in Family Social Science with minors in Family Violence Prevention and Sociology. I have an active Florida Staff Credential and Advanced Level Director Credential.I initially came to Florida for the warm weather but also gained a passion in Early Childhood Education! I enjoy spending my free time with my husband Jp and our children, Maxwell and Loralina. You can find us enjoying sporting events, exploring Florida and many other travel destinations!
  •  Brandy


    Director of Education
    Hi, my name is Ms. Brandy! I was born and raised in Winter Park, Florida. I moved to Scottsdale, Arizona when I was 13. In 2013, I moved back to Florida and live in the Tampa area. I went to Northern Arizona University where I received my bachelor’s in Elementary Education. I have been with Goddard since 2010 and I love it. I am excited to be the Director of Education, teaching is my passion. I have created curriculums for infants through kindergarten. I welcomed my son into the world in 2017 and vastly enjoy motherhood.
  •  Elizabeth


    Director of Quality Assurance
    Hello, my name is Liz Holland and I have been in the childcare field since 2009. I have my Director’s Credential and Staff Credential through DCF as well as my AA in Education and am working towards my Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education. I have worked with Goddard since 2014 as a teacher in infants and toddlers as well as VPK and I loved every minute of it! I am so excited to start this new chapter of being the Director of Quality Assurance. Although I will miss spending all day with the children, I know I’ll find times to sneak away and visit with them. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and dog, Sequoia, as well as traveling everywhere I can.
  •  Sara


    Director of Outreach
    My name is Sara Primeau and I am the Director of Outreach here at The Goddard School of South Tampa. I have been involved in early childhood since 1995. I came to Tampa in 1997 where I began teaching a three-year old program. I soon became the Enrichment Coordinator and Registrar. After 20 years, I became a behavior therapist for an autism clinic. I have currently been working as an administrator and staff support at a local private school. I am so excited to be part of The Goddard School and I look forward to being a part of your children's early childhood experience. I have a bachelor’s degree in Social Science with minors in Sociology and Spanish. I have my CDA as well as my director's credential. I enjoy spending time with my son, Luke who is a freshman at The University of Tampa. We love to travel especially up north to ski with my family.
  •  Meghan


    Director of Communications
    Hi! My name is Meghan Bouboulinis and I am so excited to join The Goddard School as the Director of Communications. I was born and raised in Chicago but have lived in Nashville, Austin, and am now very happy to call Tampa my home! I have been working with children for more than 15 years, most recently as the curriculum specialist at a private school in Texas. I have a B.A. in Human Development as well as an Infant/Toddler Specialty Certificate. In addition to working with children in a school setting, I am also a kid’s fitness instructor, coach cheerleading and children’s yoga/mindfulness. In college, I even received national recognition for a family fitness program that I had created. You can find me teaching adult fitness classes around town, too! In my free time, I love to travel, try new food, and spend time with my husband, my toddler, and my dog.
  •  Brianna


    Office Assistant
    My name is Brianna Wilson-Mathney. I am extremely excited to be joining the Goddard School of South Tampa. I studied Early Childhood Education at Florida Gulf Coast University. I am originally from Naples, FL and have lived in the Tampa area for almost 9 years and have a 10 month old son. I have always had a passion for teaching and watching kids learn about the world around them.
  •  Ana


    Employee Relations Coordinator
    Hello, I'm Ana, I was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I moved to Colorado in 2017, where i started as a infant/toddler teacher and loved every minute of it. I moved to St. Petersburg, FL in 2021 and earned my CDA and currently going to school to earn my bachelors degree in Early childhood education. I'm so proud to become a part of the goddard family and to keep growing. I'm excited to become the employee relation coordinator and help and support the teachers in every way I can. I love stepping out and reaching out to those who need help/support the most. In my spare time I love to walk on the beach, practice pilates and spend time at home reading books, with family or just relaxing.
  •  Anna


    My name is Anna George and I am currently in my 8th year as a pre-kindergarten teacher. Although I have a master’s degree in Business and Finance, I decided to become a teacher. I love working with children and helping them achieve their full potential, brings me great satisfaction. I am married with two grown children; my son is a mechanical engineer, and my daughter is a doctor. My hobbies include cooking, baking, coloring, and watching YouTube. I can’t wait to meet you and get to know you.
  •  Ashley


    Toddler C
    Hi, my name is Ashley. I am originally from Bradenton, FL but I have lived in Tampa FL since I was 18. I am currently a student at HCC pursuing my degree in Health Science. I have a passion for teaching and I love children. I have me CDA and have been working in childcare for the last 4 years. I enjoy watching the children discover new things.
  •  Barbara


    Get Set C
    Hello! My name is Barbara Gonzalez. In 2005, I moved from Cuba with my husband and my son. I have a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from Habana University. I also have a master’s degree in Education with a concentration in School Counseling from Ana G. Hernandez University. In my spare time I like to listen to music, exercise, visit the beach, and I especially love to travel.
  •  Brenda


    Get Set B
    My name is Brenda, I was born on the beautiful island of St. Croix, United States Virgin Island. I'm very loving, caring and very motivated. I have been in childcare for 18 years. I attended Hillsborough Community College. I successfully accomplished my CDA. I care for myself as I care for others.In my free-time I love to spend quality time with my beautiful family. I love to travel, I have traveled to Europe, Caribbean and throughout the United States. I love to read, watch scary movies and play basketball. My goal is to continue to be a good role model and to educate young toddlers because they are the future of tomorrow.
  •  Ersidia


    Infant 3
    My name is Mrs. Ersidia but everyone calls me Elsy. I have a special and lovely family which includes my husband and two sons. I am originally from Cuba, where I worked as a teacher for over 5 years in a childcare school. In 2017, I arrived at the US. After taking 45 hours of DCF training and credentialing, I started working at Primrose and worked there for 4 years. Children are my passion, and nothing makes me happier than being surrounded by them. I am so excited to be a part of such an amazing team and so grateful to be able to work with your children.
  •  Ilinaydis


    Infant 2
    I am Ilisnaydis Alvarez and I am originally from Cuba. I have been working with children for more than 5 years. I have a Bachelor of Education with more than 10 years of experience. The best part of my day is art class and rhythm and music notes. I love being unique in my own way. I have a beautiful family, a wonderful husband, my beautiful twins, our dog (Max), and our playful rabbit (Pinto). I also love teaching Spanish and am very excited to help my students develop new skills as they learn and grow through it all year.
  •  Jasmine


    Hi, my name is Jasmine, and I was born November 15th in Tampa, FL. My family is from Honduras. I have been working in childcare for over 10 years. I have my CDA credential, and I love working with children. It has always been a passion learning and exploring new things about children. I enjoy seeing them grow and meeting so many children and seeing their smiling face every day. Seeing them smile is one of the main reasons I choose to work with children. I am also a mother of 3, my oldest son Kaiden is 11 years old, my daughter Dakota is 7 and I am expecting one and their name is Jastin. I enjoy spending time with my children, being a great mother, traveling, shopping and taking them on family vacations. I enjoy life and I am excited to join the Goddard family.
  •  Jaziana


    Toddler C
    Hello! I’m Jc, born and raised right here in Tampa, Florida. A little bit about me; I love my cat and my family. In my spare time when I’m not teaching my favorite little ones, I am hanging out with friends, eating, watching movies, or you can find me at any amusement park. When I was in high school, I volunteered in my school’s daycare and loved it ever since! I am on track to return to college to complete my degree in diagnostic medical sonography next fall. And I cannot wait to see what life brings next!
  •  Kisha


    Pre-Toddler A
    My name is Kisha and I am 43 years old. I was born in Rochester, NY, I moved to Florida when I was 31. I have 2 kids and a granddaughter, who I spend most of my time with. My passion is working with kids. I have been taking care of kids since I was 10, my oldest niece! I enjoy movies, parks and being with my family. I enjoy teaching, talking, laughing and playing with the little ones. My mom passed when I was 17 which I believe made me who I am today!
  •  Lakayla


    Pre-Toddler C
    Hi! My name is Kayla. I just moved to Tampa from my hometown in Iowa. I wanted to explore my options and being that I love the warm weather, I chose Florida! I have my CDA Credentials and continuing to work on furthering my education. I’ve been working in childcare for three years. I am very passionate about working with younger children. I love teaching and seeing their smiling faces!
  •  Lakisha


    Toddler B
    My name is Lakisha. I am 41 years old and a mother of four daughters. They range from 9 to 19 years old. I am a hard-working mom who takes pride in her job. I have worked in the childcare field for over 20 plus years. I have worked with kids of all ages. I am dedicated to teaching my students life skills. I love what I do and I love the kids. It's an honor to be here.
  •  Leyda


    Infant 4
    Hello, my name is Leyda and I'm from Cuba. In Cuba I was an accountant in a health office. I came to the United States in 2009. In 2016, I started my teaching career in childcare. I love teaching and watching the children learn and I enjoy what I do. I am happy to be a part of the Goddard family.
  •  Lisandra


    Infant 1
    My name is Lisandra. I am from Puerto Rico. I worked at the Goddard School of Jacksonville for five years before moving to St. Petersburg with my husband two years ago. I enjoy teaching and nurturing children. I am happy to be working here at the Goddard School in the infant classroom.
  •  Lissette


    Infant 3
    Hi, I am Mrs. Lissette, and I am originally from Cuba. I have been working with children for more than 3 years. I am married to a wonderful man and have a wonderful 11-year-old son. I studied nursing and pharmacy. I love working with children and I love my beautiful family. My favorite hobby is spending time with my family. I am very excited to help my students learn and develop new skills.
  •  Liza


    Hello, my name is Liza Medina, and I was born and raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. In 1989, I moved to Tampa and worked at the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office, where I met my husband of 30 years of marriage. I have two children, my son Luis recently graduated from the University of Tampa and played on NCAA National Baseball Championship team. My daughter Melissa is currently enrolled at HCC and pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing. I attended Nova Southeastern University for my CDA in Early Childhood Studies. I have completed numerous hours of requirements with DCF, HCC, NAEYC and attended various workshops. My passion is teaching young children and to be a great positive influence in developing their social and cognitive skills. I have been teaching over 20 years at local learning centers in Hillsborough County. When I am not working, I enjoy going to the Rays, Bucs and Lighting games with my family.
  •  Marbelis


    Toddler Prep B
    My name is Marbelis and I am from Cuba. I have lived in the United States for 22 years. I am a mother of two boys and have a grand baby, Valentino.I recently got married. I have a dog named, Fiona and I enjoy walking her. My hobbies are going to the beach and camping. My favorite food is seafood and my favorite fruit is mango. Working with children has always been my passion. I enjoy playing, singing and hugging the children. I have been working in the early education field for over 16 years.I recently finished the medical assistant class and look forward to getting my certificate as well as finish my class to obtain my associates in early education. I am excited to watch your children grow and look forward to being a part of their growth.
  •  Mildred


    Preschool A
    Hi, my name is Mildred and I was born in San Francisco, California on October 25, 1964. I moved to Valrico, FL in 2016 where I continued to work with children. I have been in the industry for over 35 years. I started as a teacher-aide and fell in love watching the children develop, grow and how I make a difference in their life. I continue to grow professionally and I am currently working on my CDA. I am married to a sweet gentle man and a mother of 4 children. I like to garden, sing and be silly with my kiddos at school. I am excited to be a part of the Goddard family.
  •  San'Kia


    Toddler Prep A
    Hello, my name is Kia and I'm 20 years old. I am an honors graduate from Plant High School. I love to read and take long walks at parks. My passion has always been working with kids since I was younger. I got my passion after babysitting children of all ages. I look forward to gaining more experience in early childhood!
  •  Shynese


    Preschool B-2
    Hello! My Name is Shynese Stoutamire and I am a teacher here at The Goddard School. I am currently enrolled in Hillsborough Community College to get my associates degree in Education. I love to read and spend time with my family. I discovered my passion for working with children at a young age when I began babysitting. I am grateful for the opportunity to help shape young minds!
  •  Tira


    Infant 1
    Hi! My name is Tira. I was born and raised here in the Brandon/Tampa area. I have a loving husband Zachary, a son Brayden 3, a stepson Mason 7, a baby girl Magnolia 10 months, and a very energetic goofy boxer Butch who’s 2. I have always wanted a big family and dreamt of being a teacher ever since I was little. So, I am very happy to be a part of the Goddard family, and to watch all our students grow and prosper into the young adults they’re meant to be.
  •  Trisha


    PreK A
    Hello! My name is Trisha Nosworthy and I am originally from New Jersey, we moved to Florida in 1984. I am a mom of four, and my favorite thing to do is spend time with them. I have over ten years of childcare experience and have worked with most age groups. My last job was in a local center for three years, where I was an aide in two and Pre-K rooms. I am currently working on my CDA and am very close to finishing it. I am very excited to be able to be a part of your child’s preschool experience.
  •  Wanda


    Annex-Team Leader
    Hola, my name is Wanda. I have been in the Early Childhood Education field since 1988. I started as a parent volunteer in my daughter's preschool classroom. I was then offered the teacher assistant position and moved on to certified teacher. After teaching 18 years, I became a center director over 2 sites. I was also the Director of Center Operations for a while. I have also had the opportunity to be the teacher in a hospital setting for children admitted to the Adolescent Psychiatric Ward. I taught them Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Mathematics. I have a BA in Mathematics, MA in Early Childhood Education, MA in Educational Leadership, Standard License for Preschool thru Third Grade and Standard License for Supervisor from the state of NJ. I am a transplant and now am a Florida resident. In my time here, I have obtained both my staff and director with VPK endorsement credentials. I am excited and thrilled to continue my career at the Goddard School.
  •  Zakevya


    Hello, my name is Zakevya but you can call me Kevya. I moved to Tampa from Miami in 2021. I am the oldest of 6 kids. I love to spend time with my family. I have been working with children for about 6 years from ages 2 to 5. I am currently in school to get my Bachelor’s in Psychology. I have my CDA and an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. I am very excited to be a part of your child’s preschool experience.
  •  Aurelys


    Hi, my name is Aurelys, I was born in Puerto Rico and I moved to Tampa 6 years ago. I am 19 years old, currently enrolled at HCC. After HCC, I plan to further my education at USF and complete my bachelors degree in education. I have been working in childcare for over 2 years. In my free time I enjoy going to Busch Gardens, the movies and hanging out with friends. I am excited to watch the children grow and to be a part of the Goddard family.
  •  Brianna


    Infant 2
    Hi, my name is Brianna.. I was born and raised in Tampa, FL. I have two kiddos of my own so my work is never done. I am a homebody, game lover and movie fanatic. On weekends, I'm usually home in my bed, online shopping and watching tv. I have been working in childcare for a little over a year now. I chose to work with infants because I love watching them grow and develop. Everyday is an adventure and you never know what to expect.
  •  Yaralis


    Hi, my name is Yaralis, I was born in Cuba in 1986. I specialized as an art instructor for 8 years in education of primary level children, where I practiced this profession with a lot of love and dedication. Working with children, for me, has been the most beautiful experience I have had, since children are teachers who come to teach us with their actions and emotions. Children are a guide for our awakening. We work for children because children are the ones who know how to love, children are the hope of the world.
  •  Kayla


    Baby Steps
    Hi my name is Kayla, I recently moved to Tampa from Fort Lauderdale, Florida back in 2021. I've been working with children since I was 14 years old. I love children and enjoy watching them grow and learn new things. I live with my mother and dog Hercules. I enjoy volunteering at the Humane Society and taking my dog to the beach. I am so grateful to be a part of the Goddard family.
  •  Ali


    Toddler Prep A
    Hi! my name is Ali. I was born and raised in the Tampa Bay area, and I wouldn't have it any other way! I am so excited to be part of the Goddard family. I absolutely love what I do here. My interest in childcare began in high school where I took courses of early childhood education, child development and parenting skills. I came to Goddard originally as a traveling substitute, but fell in love with the school, it's goals and the wonderful kids I’ve been given the chance to work with. I'm incredibly lucky to spend my time in an environment as positive and growth oriented as this one. I hope everyday students can come to our class knowing they are safe and loved, and parents can feel at ease knowing their children are happy to be here.
  •  Cormaya


    PreK A
    Hi, my name is Ms. Maya, I have been working with children for a year now. I enjoy watching the children progress THROUGHOUT the year, seeing them open up and getting to see all of their unique personalities. I'm currently in school for education, after I finish I plan on becoming an elementary school teacher. I love sweet treats and shopping. I'm excited to be a part of the Goddard family and look forward to watching your child grow.
  •  Cierra


    Pre-Toddler B
    My name is Cierra Jackson, I am originally from the island of Antigua. I moved to Philadelphia back in 2008 and then to my favorite place, Florida in 2015. I discovered my passion for teaching when I had my son. I was blessed enough to be a stay at home mom/teacher for the first couple years of his life. I now have two beautiful babies, my son Hinton and my daughter Callie. I have 18 months being a professional teacher, and am currently working on my CDA. I am grateful to get to work at the school my children attend so that I can watch them grow while I help others grow.
  •  Amy


    Toddler Prep B
    Hi! My name is Amy. I was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl but moved to Tampa when I was 1. I have a daughter who is my entire world. Parenthood has given me a different perspective on life altogether. It has made me more positive, more patient and even more joyful. I love working with kids. They bring out the best in me and I look forward to seeing them and teaching them all kinds of things. I enjoy reading, spending time in nature, sports and hanging out with friends. I am so excited to join the Goddard family and meet everyone.
  •  Triana


    Get Set B
    Hello! My name is Triana. I am a mother to a beautiful little girl. I graduated high school from South County Career Center, located in Ruskin, Florida. I always had a passion to work with kids and I enjoy watching them grow and learn new things every day! In my spare time I love to go out and adventure the outdoors with my family. I am happy to be part of the Goddard Family and to be able to help the children grow and develop new things!
  •  Jasmine


    Pre-Toddler C
    Hello! I'm Jasmine and I'm a mother of two handsome boys. They are my world and the reason why i love to be around other children all of the time. Working with children brings so much joy to me with their bright and bubbly personalities. I love to read as it keeps me relaxed and grounded. I also love meditation, being near water or just star gazing.I hope to continue working with children for years to come.
  •  Isabel


    Baby Steps
    Hello, I’m Isabel and I was born and raised in Cuba for 24 years. I’ve moved to this beautiful country in 2022. I’m married with no children but my passion and love for working with children is my everything. In Cuba, I studied and graduated from Social Studies. When I moved to the USA, I learned all my KNOWLEDGE and certificates here, from getting certified as a CPR and first aid to administering medication. From there I’ve worked with infants in a daycare which I loved the experience and realized this is my passion. I love reading books and singing. I’ve gotten singing and piano lessons. I consider myself a hard worker and very responsible with my job. I’m able to understand English but not completely fluent. I’m so excited and look forward to growing and learning being part of the Goddard family.
  •  Latoya


    Preschool A-2
    Hi, I'm Latoya, born and raised in Plant city, Fl, mother of three, two girls and one boy. I have always loved to work with children. I was blessed with more talents and have been able to work in multiple fields, from healthcare, customer service, CDL bus driver but I've been working with children for over 20 years. I have lived in Tampa, Atlanta and Lakeland. I'm a lover for arts (salvador dali are my favorite), all types of music, reading books, going to the theatre, watching movies and karaoke. Not a coffee drinker but love lemonade and orange juice. I'm grateful to become a part of the goddard family and being able to do what I love, teach children.
  •  Vanessa


    Get Set A
    Hello my name is Vanessa and I’m currently a teacher at the beautiful Goddard school. Some amazing aspects about me is, I am very cheery and absolutely love building new relationships especially with my students and parents. It takes a village to ensure a child is properly taken care of, parents can take a break knowing their child is safe. Some fun facts about me is that I’m from the Caribbean. I know sign language and also speak another language at home. I graduated when I was 17. I’m also a dance coach at golden dolls dance academy. I absolutely love doing yoga and on my spare time I babysit.
  •  Takiyah


    Toddler B
    Hello! I'm Takiyah, born and raised in Tampa, Fl. I'm 44 years old and a proud mother of two, my son 25 years, and my daughter 15 years. I have been working in childcare for two years. I'm a dedicated worker and have my 45 hour credentials. I love teaching the little ones, watching them grow and NOURISHING my passion. I enjoy/ love what I do. I enjoy helping others learn new task/ new skills. In my spare time I love spending time wth my family, ENJOYING a game night and just being happy. I'm so happy to be part of the Goddard School family and keep growing my career in the school.
  •  Lindsay


    Preschool B
    Hello, I'm Lindsay, I graduated from Winthrop University, and began my career in advertising. Then while working in the mortgage industry the housing market crashed and I stayed at home raising my children. Over the past eight years I have been with the Goddard schools. Prior to joining the South Tampa team, I was at the Westchase location. Throughout the past eight years, I have worked with all ages except preschool and looking forward to new experiences and growth at the Goddard School.
  •  Maria


    PreK B
    Hi, I’m Maria, I was born and raised in Argentina and when I was four 1/2 years old, I moved to the USA. My favorite colors are blue and emerald. I have a rabbit and two cats that I absolutely adore and a niece who is my entire heart. I would describe myself as a sweet, loving, caring, goofy and trustworthy person. I’m looking forward to having an amazing year with the kids and making many memories together.
  •  Michelle


    Get Set A
    Hello! My name is Michelle, but everyone calls me Shelly. I have been in the childcare field for over 10 years. I am extremely excited to join the Goddard School of South Tampa. I grew up in Virginia and after receiving my bachelor’s degree in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University, I went to work as a cast member for Disney. It was at Disney where I met my husband of 25 years. I have lived in Orlando, Massachusetts, Long Island and in 2021 we moved to Tampa. I have a 23-year-old son on the OSS Eisenhower. My 22-year-old daughter is an RN at a hospital in Long Island. Our youngest daughter is 14 and just began high school. In my free time I love to travel, walk my newfound land and take walks on the beach. I will complete my infant/toddler CDA within the next few months.
  •  Stephanie


    Get Set C
    Hi, my name is Ms. Stephanie, I was born and raised in Panama. I’m married to a wonderful man and have a sone, and daughter. I have been working in childcare for over two years. I enjoy spending my full time with my family and I love making desserts. I am so excited to be a part of the Goddard family.
  •  Sajia


    Hi, my name is Sajia and I love working with children and helping their beautiful minds grow. I'm going to school for children and familial therapy. I hope to give every child the best care they absolutely deserve in a loving and safe environment.
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