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. 

  • Mr Dinesh

    Mr Dinesh

    On Site Owner
    After graduating with a bachelor's degree in Textile Technology, Dinesh worked as a textile engineer. He has since owned several successful businesses in the service, retail and hospitality industries. He is excited and proud to be a part of the Goddard School and is committed to providing the highest quality preschool experience for the children in our community.
  • Mrs Tejal

    Mrs Tejal

    Tejal is a Co-Owner of the Goddard School of Wesley Chapel. She holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Education and Counseling Psychology. Along with Mr. Dinesh Patel, her vision is to offer the families in our Wesley Chapel area a quality, upscale educational childcare environment where a strong foundation is laid for future academic success. She is also passionate about building a strong sense of community among our Goddard families, as well as eager to see our children learning beyond the classroom through additional programs and events that are hosted at our school.
  •  Dlal


    I have been in the childcare industry since the age of 16 and have held my Director's Credential since 2006. I am the mother of 3 beautiful school age children. Spending time as a family is very important to me and you can typically find us at the pool or trying out different restaurants. I am currently a student seeking my Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education where I have employed my guidance as a leader.
  •  RaShonda


    Director of Education
    I am proud to be the Director of Education at Goddard School of Wesley Chapel. I have 7 years of experience in Early Childhood Education as a teacher and an additional 8 years of experience as a school administrator. I attended Ashford University, where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science with a concentration in Education, and Keiser University, where I earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. I am currently earning my Doctorate in Eduction, specializing in Curriculum and Teaching. I am a mom of 5 and typically spend my free time coaching cheerleading, attending sporting events, and spending time with my family. I love drawing and staying active and look forward to getting to know your children and inspiring a love of learning.
  •  Jazmine


    Lead Teacher- Prekindergarten 1
    Ms. Jazmine is our lead Pre-K teacher. She has lived in many states, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and South Carolina. She attended Alliance University, South Carolina State University and York Technical College with a major in psychology. She always wanted to work with children from a young age. She also has her CDA and all of her VPK credentials. She began her lifelong dream of serving children back in 2012 when she started working at her first child development center. She is overjoyed with getting to know, understand and love every single child in the class. She enjoys doing her best to help children reach their goals and also support their success in activities they enjoy.
  •  Carolyn


    Lead Teacher- Get Set 1
    Hello my name is Mrs. Carolyn and I am the lead teacher in the Preschool 2 classroom. I was previously an lead in the Bridge 1 classroom. I have my 45 hours for DCF. I have over 3 years of childcare experience and I have also worked as a nanny. l’ve worked with children of all ages starting from infants to age 5. I love teaching because I enjoy watching the children learn and grow everyday. My favorite subject is art because that’s where everyone can express themselves from within with no limits and endless possibilities that manifests their imagination. My favorite story book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar, short sweet and extremely creative, especially with a ton illustration. I’ve been married for 10 years and I have 3 beautiful children of my own named Maximus, Mia & Leonidas, who keep me busy with their activities. We also added a new fur baby to our family named Dora. On my free time I enjoy spending quality time with my family & making new memories everyday.
  •  Flossie


    Lead Teacher- Preschool 1
    Hello! I am Mrs. Flossie and I am the Lead Preschool Teacher. I have earned my 45 DCF hours as well as my CDA. I have worked in childcare for 39 years and I have a plethora of knowledge and experience and to share. My favorite subject to teach is Language and Literacy because I can help my students increase their knowledge and understanding of different stories. I enjoy teaching children so that I can see them grow and become their own person.
  •  Mariam


    Multi-Age Teacher
    Hello, my name is Ms. Mariam and I have been working at Goddard since 2022. I work with all the age groups so I get to know almost every kid. I enjoy working with kids because it makes me happy seeing them learn something new. In the future I plan to study anesthesiology or becoming a pediatrician. I can speak both English and Arabic. I can not wait to see where my future with Goddard takes me.
  •  Denasha


    Lead Teacher- Infant
    My name is De'Nasha and I am so excited to work with your kid! I have been working in the early childhood setting since 2021 and love building relationships with families. I LOVE playing with my dog, Junie, and painting in my spare time. I grew in North Carolina and decided to move to Florida in 2021 for the amazing warm weather, and so far, I love it! I am thrilled to teach and look forward to having fun with my students and experience new adventures in the classroom.
  •  Elida


    Infant Teacher
    Hello everyone! My name is Elida, but everyone calls me Ellie. I grew up in Texas and moved to Florida in 2019, I enjoy crafting and spending the day at the beach with my family. I have worked in childcare since 2020. I've worked with every age group, but I especially love infants and toddlers. I have my 45 DCF hours completed and I have earned my CDA. I LOVE watching the little kiddos grow up and helping them achieve new milestones.
  •  Idimaris


    My name is Mrs. Idi and I am the co-lead teacher in the Bridge 1 classroom. In the past I have been an assistant teacher in the Toddler 2 room and in the Twos room. I have been working with children for over 19 years. I am also a proud mother of 5. My free time is spent volunteering as a team mom for The New Tampa Wildcats Football and Cheer youth organization where I am also a Executive board member. I truly believe children are the best teachers. I am so excited for all the memories we are going to make and all the strides in learning we will have!
  •  Jessica


    Assistant Teacher
    Hello! My name is Jessica and I am from Colombia. I came to the United States in the beginning of 2023. I have a Bachelors degree in Science in Mathematics and a Masters degree Science in Statistics. I love working with children. Being able to watch children grow comfortable in their new environment is so rewarding, because it means I have become someone they trust. Outside of work I like to swim, walk, and dance to all different kinds of music. I pride myself on my punctuality and enjoy learning new things ever day.
  •  Vanessa


    Lead Teacher- First Steps
    Hello, my name is Ms. Vanessa and I have been working at Goddard since 2020. I started as the assistant Infant teacher and have now been promoted to lead in the Toddler 1 classroom. I am currently pursuing a degree in Sports Journalism and Media. The main reason I love being a teacher is because teaching is love in its purest form- they might forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
  •  Maria


    Working with children has always been my passion. It is one area of my life to which I am committed and perform with great intensity. Love, Perseverance and Patience have been my guiding principles in establishing effective classroom learning. My multi-cultural and ethnic flair, help me positively interact with diverse population of students at various developmental levels. My Differentiated instruction, creative and practical skills enable me to carefully plan and implement inspiring learning materials to teach, motivate and direct students. I have a Master’s of Arts Degree (Merit List) from the University of Bombay, India. My special area of Study Early Childhood Care and Education, University of Mumbai, India. I am a recipient of five awards and certificates for performance at the Early Childhood Education Program, from the Ministry of Education. I hope to continue my career in a growth learning environment of Goddard School.
  •  Shukriya


    Hi! I'm Mrs. Shukriya, but everyone calls me Shuk. I am a mother to my 6 year old daughter Jenna. I love working with kids. I have been in childcare since 2018. I am so excited to be a part of the Goddard School family.
  •  Becky


    Lead Teacher
    Hello, my name is Becky and I super excited to start my journey with Goddard. I began working in Early Childhood education 27 years ago. Since my start in this field I have gained experience working with all age groups. I have all my certifications including my CDA and VPK credentials. My favorite part about working with kids is watching their eyes light up when they get to experience new things.
  •  Jonathan


    Resource Teacher
    My Name is Jonathan. I have a passion for education, athletics, health, and helping others find that passion to be healthy too. I spent time as a middle/high school PE teacher and high school athletic director/ basketball coach. I also have a background as a personal trainer and have worked with youth fitness up to more seasoned, older adults. I have assisted in children's and youth ministries at church for many years. I have a Bachelors in Business and a Minor in Education. I am a married father of two- a one year old baby boy and 5 year old male beagle, Buck. I believe children are a gift from God, and I take helping educate/train our next generation very serious. I want to make a positive impact on their lives the same way I had certain teachers impact my life.
  •  Asmaa


    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Asmaa. I have been in childcare since 2019. I love getting a chance to educate the children of the future. I have worked with all age groups, but I enjoy working with the little ones the most! I have my 45 DCF hours and I am currently working towards my CDA. When I am not at work I am spending time with my four kids. I am so excited for the opportunity to get to know you and your baby!
  •  Serina


    Multi-Age Teacher
    My name is Serina! I am a student at Wiregrass Ranch High School and Pasco Hernando State College. In addition to working towards my high school diploma, I am also working toward my AA Degree and my CNA license. I keep an active voice in my school as Student Council President. I am also a part of the marching band at my school. I plan to major in biomedical sciences and eventually work in pediatrics. I have enjoyed working at Goddard and I can not wait to see what the future holds.
  •  Angel


    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Angel Holmes! I was born and raised in New Jersey. I moved to Florida for college and I am currently working towards my masters in social work. My hobbies include reading, gardening, and spending time with family. I am excited to be a part of the Goddard School Family! I am passionate about childcare and fostering students creativity and knowledge.
  •  Quyen


    Lead Teacher
    Hi, my name is Quyen. I have been in the childcare industry since 2009, and have my National CDA Credential. Life to me means friends and family who you can trust and vice versa, please know if you ever have any concerns I am here for you! I have a grown daughter, who resides and works in Los Angeles, after graduating from USC. I adore children and love working with them, watching them grow up to be successful is one of my greatest joys. To me, teaching is the most rewarding profession in the world.
  •  Jessica


    Assistant Teacher
    My name is Jessica, but everyone calls me Jess! I love working with kids and have been doing so for multiple years. I started babysitting and nannying when I was fifteen, and have since started working as an assistant teacher at The Goddard School of Wesley Chapel. I’m interested in social work as well as psychology, two subjects I previously studied in University. Hobbies of mine include painting, scrapbooking, organizing, and interior design. I am currently working towards certifications in the Early Childhood Education field, and hope to make an impact in shaping young minds!
  •  Estefany


    Lead Teacher - Bridge 2
    My name is Estefany but my kids call me Stefy. I have been working in early childhood education for almost 5 years. I love working with kids especially my two and three year olds and treating them like my own. I love being their guide and watching them grow, my favorite thing is to be able to experience them achieving and learning new things and getting excited about it. I have my 45 DCF hours, my CDA, and I am CPR/First Aid certified. I plan on expanding my knowledge and opening my own daycare one day. In my spare time I love going to the gym and beach. I have a son who I absolutely adore who has taught me all about motherhood. In addition to my son and 17 other babies, I have two fur babies at home.
  •  Iris


    Two's Teacher
    My name is Iris Walters, and I am a wife and a mother of three children. It is my belief that children should be at the center of the heart and I whole heartedly believe that any and every child deserves love, safety, education, and fun. I have been working in early learning education for two years and have acquired my Florida Child Care Professional Credential. Children are our future and I am thrilled to be a part of the nurturing and expanding of those minds.
  •  Alyssa


    Hi! My name is Miss. Alyssa. I have been working in childcare since I was sixteen. I love working with children and helping mold young minds. I have three beautiful babies (all under 5!). I am excited to get an opportunity to grow as an educator while also making connections with all my kiddos and their families!
  •  Deborah


    Lead Teacher
    Hi everyone, I am Mrs. Deborah! I am so excited to get to work with all of you. I love getting to know all the exciting things about each kiddo while we have fun learning. I am looking forward to fun learning experiences full of curiosity, exploration, and inquiry. I have three beautiful children. I enjoy writing in my journal, going to the beach, and camping. I also lived overseas in Germany for four years and I have visited five different countries.
  •  Januka


    Teacher Assistant
    Hi everyone, I am Mrs. Januka. I am passionate about working with children. I want to play an active role in helping them learn needed social skills, as well as encouraging them to do what they love. In my spare time, I enjoy singing, writing poems, watching movies and shopping. I know in our schools we’re more than a team of professional teachers and childcare education specialists. We’re also a family, and we care for every child as though he or she was our own. Our School provides a secure, nurturing environment that fosters self-discovery and a love of learning like home. I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.
  •  Jennifer


    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, I am Jenn! I have a passion for working with children, families, and other educators. I have been in the early childhood field for the past 36 years. I moved to Florida from Massachusetts in the summer of 2020. In Massachusetts, I held my Director II certification and worked in many different capacities throughout my career. I started as a classroom assistant teacher, educating infants through school-age children. From there I worked my way to a director position. Most of my career has been opening and directing childcare programs and leading large teams. I also worked as a Regional Director for an afterschool program located inside several Boston Public Schools. I also spent some time supporting families, as an Early Head Start Home Visitor. I am married with 4 children, and 2 grandchildren, whom I adore! I am very excited to join the team at Goddard Wesley Chapel.
  •  Nelvic


    Bridge 1
    Hi! My name is Nelvic Rivera and I was born in Venezuela. I am the oldest of seven siblings and have a teenage boy myself. I completed my university studies at Universidad Pedagogica Experimental Libertador Rafael ALberto Escobar Lara Pedagogical Institute of Maracay. I began working in childcare in 2007. I was previsously the director of Simoncito Negra Matea Bolivarian Early Education Center. I am also currently a Spanish teacher on the Udemy platform. I enjoy traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with family. I am a team player, value respect, and empathy. My focus is forever the emotional and psychological well-being of children.
  • Ms Renayia

    Ms Renayia

    Assistant teacher
    Hi, my name is Renayia. I am originally from South Florida but came to Wesley Chapel in 2018. I recently graduated with my bachelors degree from Florida A&M University. Although I am fairly new to working in child care professionally, I've been babysitting since I was 14. I have always had a special bond with children and I look forward to being able to create memories with the kids and their families. I am so excited to be a part of the Goddard family and see what the future holds.
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