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. 

  •  *Debbie


    Welcome! My name is Mrs. Debbie. I am the proud Owner of the Goddard School, located in historic Crabapple. We are conveniently located near Crabapple Crossing Elementary School. I attended The University of Miami beginning in my Junior year in High School completing laboratory research in Animal Behavior. My husband Stephen and I have three children, Stephanie, CJ and Nina who all help us operate a safe, small setting, neighborhood school. Our incorporated name…”Childhood- The Joy of Being”, utilizes the initials of my son - for it is truly through his eyes that I have enjoyed the spontaneity of education and learning all over again! We pride ourselves in recognizing the uniqueness of each child and strive daily to provide honest and open communication with our families. I enjoy being on the cutting edge of education for our Preschoolers by offering such programs as Sign Language, Sensory Integration, FLEX Learning, Healthy meals prepared on site, and Children's Progress Academic Assessment. The Goddard School located in Historic Crabapple utilizes a multisensory approach for maximizing learning FUNdamentals! Our extracurricular include Sports, Spanish and Music (included in tuition). We also contract with other companies for Soccer and Dance! Our Goddard School Crabapple/Alpharetta 2 has been open for 18 years.
  •  *Stephanie


    Executive Director
    Hello, my name is Ms. Stephanie, and I am the Executive Director here at the Goddard School of Crabapple. I am a graduate of Kennesaw State University where I obtained my B.S. Degree in Psychology and Marketing. I have enjoyed working at our school for over 18 years! My husband Zak and I are blessed to have our son here with us and we are proud to be a long standing, family owned and operated learning facility. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our school!
  •  *Zak


    Operations Manager
    My name is Zak Didier and I am the Operations Manager of our family run facility. I have been here for the last 18 years and have enjoyed getting to know so many families in our local community.
  •  Emily


    Assistant Director
    Hi, my name is Ms. Emily! I have 10 years of experience working with children in developing countries with a focus on community development and children at risk. During my field experience I realized I had a passion for teaching which eventually lead me to the Goddard School. I have been a part of the Goddard Crabapple family for the past 9 years and I have loved my experience. Watching the students succeed and thrive in our learning environment brings me so much joy! Our teachers are some of the kindest and most nurturing people I've ever met. As a mom, I know I am leaving my children in the best care. Over the past two years I have enjoyed working in the office as apart of the administration team. I have loved welcoming all of our new families to Goddard!
  •  Brooke


    Lead Teacher
    Hi, my name is Ms. Brooke! I moved to Milton, Georgia 12 years ago from California. I attend Kennesaw State University majoring in Early Childhood Education. I have worked here at the Crabapple Goddard since 2018. I absolutely love working with children and having the opportunity to make a positive impact in their lives! I feel extremely lucky to be able to see the students in my class develop their personality and accomplish new milestones!
  •  Sydney


    Lead Teacher
    I’m Ms. Sydney and I have been working at the Goddard school for over four years now as a seasonal teacher. After graduating from Cambridge High School, I attended the University of North Georgia and worked at Goddard part time with our infant room. I have recently moved back to the area and I am enrolled at Georgia State University majoring in Art Studio. I have always loved working with children and watching them grow. I have years of experience working with infants and toddlers. I am so happy to be working here with your children at the Goddard school!
  •  Liz


    Lead Teacher
    Hi, I’m Ms. Liz and I have been a teacher at the Goddard School for 4 years and I love being a part of the Goddard community. I have one daughter named Maisie who also attends Goddard. As a mom, it brings me so much joy to see her enjoy her experiences here and grow in her small friendships with other children. I love teaching in the Toddler classroom because it is such a fun and exciting time in a child’s life. Being apart of the children achievements in their developmental goals is so exciting! There is nothing better than to see the joy they feel when they’ve overcome obstacles.
  •  Christina


    Lead Teacher
    My name is Ms. Chrissy and I have been teaching at the Goddard school for the past 7 years! I love working in our Preschool program. I am a graduate of Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. I have always had a passion for education and teaching young children. From helping with their homework to tutoring and volunteering, I have always enjoyed helping young children grow and succeed. I believe in being an empowering role model for my students by creating a positive and inspiring environment for each child to thrive. A personal goal of mine is to help each child look forward to coming to school each day by implementing unique child-focused, goal-oriented activities.
  •  Lydia


    My name is Ms. Lydia. I live in Alpharetta and am a graduate of Alpharetta High School. I'm a proud mom to my son Finn who also attends school here! I've always had a passion for working with kids because I helped take care of my younger siblings growing up. I have been with the Goddard School for two years and I really enjoy teaching. I love working in the Preschool program that we offer here. It is such an important time in a child’s life to learn and grow as well as cultivate long lasting friendships with their classmates. I find it super rewarding to teach and become a part of their growth and development.
  •  Ramya


    Lead Teacher
    Hello! I am Ms. Ramya! I was born and raised in India and I have lived all over the world with my family. I am a mother of 2 and I love spending time with my children. I hold a Master’s Degree in Information Systems and Technology from the United Kingdom. Shortly after my children began school I discovered my passion for teaching. I strive to help children become the best possible versions of themselves. This passion of mine led me into the teaching profession. For the past 9 years I have had experience teaching in all levels of early education. While living in Indonesia, I was a Pre-K teacher and then quickly moved to teaching in the American International Elementary School. Once my family and I moved to the Alpharetta area, I was an assistant teacher at Fulton Science Private School. This is my second year teaching here at Goddard in the Kindergarten classroom and I am happy to continue my experience here.
  •  Sara


    Assistant Teacher
    Hi! I'm Ms. Sara and I recently graduated Milton High School. I currently attend the University of Tennessee and I have loved being a seasonal teacher here at the Goddard school. The children bring me so much joy. It is so exciting to see them grow and learn in the environment that Goddard provides.
  •  Fatemeh


    Lead Teacher
    Hello, my name is Ms. Fatemeh. I have enjoyed working at this school for the past 18 years! I have over 30 years of experience working with infants and young toddlers. I have two wonderful boys, one who graduated from UGA and another who is currently enrolled in college. I have a certificate in occupational childcare from Middlesex County Adult Technical School in New Jersey along with a CDA. I love my family, my job and the children I work with. The children in my classroom bring me so much joy. I’m so happy to be a part of the Goddard Crabapple family.
  •  Braelyn


    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, my name is Ms. Braelyn. Prior to beginning as a teacher at The Goddard School, I have worked with children at a gym and as a nanny. I absolutely love working with children, and am excited to be a part of the Goddard School Team!
  •  Emma


    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, I'm Emma! I am a Milton High School graduate and I currently attend The University of Mississippi. I have been apart of the Goddard team for the past 3 years. I enjoy assisting the teachers and I love working with all of the children and I have a lot of experience teaching. I believe that these are some of the most important years of development in a child's life.
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