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. 

  •  Jessica


    On-Site Owner
    Jessica is an Atlanta native and grew up in the Buckhead area. She graduated from Georgia State University and joined the legal world as a paralegal after college. Jessica's been with the Goddard School since 2011 and has over 25 years of experience working with children. Jessica has always understood the importance of Early Childhood Education and how critical it is in the life of a young child. She loves being part of such an amazing team of professionals at Goddard Buckhead and enjoys the excitement each day brings.
  •  Kellen


    Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts Film Long Island University, CW Post Georgia State University Experience: Kellen's resume includes over 20 years of extensive experience in business and education. He is a member of the Buckhead Business Association, JDRF's One Group, and has received recognition as one of Atlanta's best young entrepreneurs. Favorite Children’s Book: Where The Wild Things Are Hobbies: Golf, Watching Sports, Reviewing Scientific Publications, Playing Air Drums Fun fact about me: I’m the Most Fun Person I Know.
  •  Tamara


    Executive Director
    Ms. Tamara is our wonderful Director. She has worked in the Early Childhood Development field for 17 years, and has been with Goddard Buckhead since 2018. She’s originally from Long Island, New York and has been a Georgia resident since 2016. She received her Child Development Associate before going on to graduate from SUNY Old Westbury with a BA in Media and Communications.While she's not navigating our schools day, she also works as an interior designer . Some of her hobbies include, video editing, traveling, skating and biking with her 13 year old son, playing with her dog, Frenchie, and wine tastings. We love her and are so happy to have her as a part of our Admin team!
  •  Janae


    Assistant Director
    Ms. Janae' is our terrific Assistant Director. She has been with The Goddard School Buckhead since 2019. She is originally from New Jersey, but has decided to make Atlanta her home. She received her Bachelor degree in Psychology, with a focus in Sociology. Her favorite part of teaching is watching the children grow and being a part of their development. She also enjoys interacting with and learning from them. She is excited to continue to grow with us and we are happy to have her as apart of our team.
  • Ms Beth

    Ms Beth

    Admin Assistant
    Ms. Beth, the Admin Assistant, is from Seoul, Korea. She was raised in Flemington, NJ. With a B.S. in Early Childhood Education and over 20 years of experience working with children of various ages, Ms. Beth brings valuable skills to her role. She finds joy in hobbies like scrapbooking and Pilates, and her favorite children's book is 'Farfallina & Marcel' by Holly Keller. Ms. Beth treasures time spent with her two children and her husband, and her passion for reading extends even to recipe books.
  •  Ericca


    Kitchen Manager/Infant Support Teacher
    Our Incredible Kitchen Manager and Infant Support Teacher. We're thrilled to have Ms. Ericca as a part of our team! With 28 years of experience working with infants and 2 years of experience with toddlers, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role. Ms. Ericca holds an Associates in Early Childhood Education and is passionate about the children's book, 'The Giving Tree'. When she's not working, Ms. Ericca enjoys unwinding and watching sports.
  •  Rishera


    Infant 1 Lead Teacher
    Ms. Rishera relocated to Atlanta, Georgia and joined the Goddard School Buckhead in 2022 as our Lead Infant 1 Teacher. Prior to her time at Goddard, Ms. Rishera lived and worked in Connecticut as a preschool teacher and has over 10 years of experience in early childhood education. In her free time, Ms. Rishera enjoys reading, writing and volunteering in the community.
  •  Yailyn


    Infant 1 Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Yailyn is our amazing Infant 1 Assistant teacher! She is originally from Moore Haven, Florida, but has lived in Georgia for the past 2 years. Ms. Yailyn graduated from Technical College in 2020 and has has been a part of Goddard Team for a year. She loves to draw and paint, as well as going on hikes. We are happy to have her here at Goddard Buckhead!
  •  Keisha


    Infant Support Teacher / Floater
    Ms. Keisha is our amazing Infant Support/ Floater Teacher. She is originally from West Palm Beach Florida and recently moved to Georgia with her family. She is currently in school pursing a nursing degree through Chamberlain University. She joins Goddard having two years of Childcare experience and a love for children of all ages. She enjoys watching each child grow and their personalities blossom. On Ms. Keisha's free time, she loves to shop, travel, and read. We love Ms. Keisha's bubbly personality and are so happy to have her apart of our Goddard Team!
  •  Chantal


    Infant 2 Lead Teacher
    Ms. Chantal is our wonderful Infant 2 Lead Teacher. She is originally from Connecticut, but has lived in Georgia for many years. She has been at Goddard Buckhead since 2020. She originally pursued Criminal Justice, but found Early Childhood Education and loved it! Her favorite part of teaching young children is watching them grow and change over the course of a year knowing that she had a part in it! To quote her... “I love knowing that a child has learned a skill from me that translates to another class. I like to think that I’m creating lifelong learners.” She plans to continue teaching young children and learn new skills in the field. She also plans to travel to new places and try new things that are outside her comfort zone. We are thankful to have this nurturing and dedicated member of our team! We love Ms. Chantal!
  •  Bryanna


    Infant 2 Teacher Assistant
    We are happy to have Ms. Bryanna join our Goddard Family as the Infant 2 Assistant Teacher. Ms. Bryanna who is originally from Tampa Florida, graduated from The University of Tampa with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Education. During her many years of childcare experience, she has a love for watching the children grow and blossom. On Ms. Bryanna's free time, she enjoys playing soccer, walking, and going on hikes. We welcome Ms. Bryanna and are excited for her first year at Goddard Buckhead.
  •  Tiffany


    First Steps 1 Lead Teacher
    Ms. Tiffany is our amazing First Steps 1 Lead teacher! She is a Georgia native and is a new addition to our Goddard Team. Ms. Tiffany has taught children of ages since 2005 and is currently working on her CDA. Outside of the classroom, Tiffany loves to cook, crafting, shopping, traveling, and braiding hair. We are so happy to have Ms. Tiffany join our Goddard Family!
  •  Kaylon


    First Steps 1 Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Kaylon is a our amazing First Steps 1 assistant teacher! Ms, Kaylon, who is a Georgia native, obtained a BA in Asian Studies from Kennesaw State College. She joins Goddard for her first year, but has prior years of childcare experience. During her free time, she loves gaming, drawing, and learning new languages. We are very happy to have her apart of our Goddard family!
  •  LeMacy


    First Steps 2 Lead Teacher
    Ms. LeMacy is our amazing First Steps 2 Lead Teacher. She is a native of Atlanta. (Go Braves! Go United!) She is a proud graduate of Georgia State University with a B.A. in English. Although this is her first year with The Goddard School, she’s been a teacher and student of children for almost a decade. To quote here…”As a part of ‘the village’ that rears tomorrow's leaders, there is no greater feeling than seeing children develop into kind and intelligent people. I have a dream of writing a children's book series based on each developmental stage and beginning a podcast for primary school teachers.” We are so happy to have her as a part of our team!
  •  Jocelyn


    First Steps 2 Assistant Teacher
    We are happy to welcome Ms. Jocelyn Rosales to the Goddard School Buckhead. Ms. Jocelyn has worked in the Early Childhood field for many years and is excited to join our team as Ms. LeMacy's assistant teacher. Ms. Jocelyn, who is originally from Peru, is currently working on her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Georgia State University. When Ms. Jocelyn is not working with children or studying, she enjoys pottery and running. We are excited to have her join our Goddard family.
  •  Nadia


    Pre-Toddler Lead Teacher
    Ms. Nadia is our fun and creative Pre-Toddler Lead Teacher! She is originally from Bear, Delaware, but moved to Georgia in 2016. She currently attends Georgia Gwinnett College where she majors in Elementary Education as she works on pursuing her dreams of becoming a Kindergarten teacher. Ms. Nadia has years of experience working with children, as she nannied and worked at other schools in the past. On her free time, she enjoys singing, painting, and yoga. We love Ms. Nadia and we are so happy to have her as a part of our Goddard Family.
  •  Sommer


    Pre-Toddler Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Sommer is our loving Pre-Toddler Lead teacher. She was born in Powder Springs, Georgia. Ms. Sommer's experience in early education includes paraprofessional and substitute teaching. Ms. Sommer enjoys walking and making candles. Ms. Sommer's favorite children's book is Brown Bear by Eric Carle.
  •  Kristen


    Toddler 1 Lead Teacher
    Ms. Kristen is our outstanding Toddlers 1 Lead Teacher, and is our longest running employee! She has been with Goddard Buckhead for nearly 13 years. She’s from Pittsburgh (Go STEELERS!), but has called Atlanta home since 2009. She has her B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Child Development and her Masters in School Guidance and Counseling. Her favorite part about teaching is spending time with her students and seeing their minds grow and develop over the years. She has professional goals to gain more knowledge of how children are changing in today's ever-changing society, and to possibly pursue her Masters in Child Psychology.
  •  Ty'Keyah


    Toddler 1 Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Ty was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and joined the Goddard School Buckhead in August 2021. She has worked as the Assistant Toddler 1 teacher since joining our teaching team. In her free time, Ms. Ty enjoys spending time with her son, writing and reading.
  •  Alexandra


    Toddler Support Teacher
    Ms. Alex is our terrific Toddler Support Teacher! She is originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ms. Alex's childhood education experience includes assisting her mother at her accredited Chicago preschool. Ms. Alex likes to travel, read, and cook. "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" is her favorite children's book.
  •  Carlene


    Toddler 2 Lead Teacher
    Meet Ms. Carlene, our amazing Toddler 2 Lead Teacher! Originally from Ocho Rios, Jamaica, she holds an associate’s degree and is currently pursuing CDA certification. With over 12 years of experience working with children, Ms. Carlene is passionate about her job. Her favorite children’s book is Corduroy, and she loves to sing and dance.
  •  Charyl


    Toddler 2 Assistant Teacher
    Meet Ms. Charliee, our energetic and lively Assistant Teacher for Toddler 2! She’s an experienced educator with five degrees and has been teaching since 2012. Her favorite children’s book is ‘Green Eggs and Ham’, and she’s also a talented actor.
  •  Dominique


    Bridge Lead Teacher
    Ms. Dominique is our incredible Bridge Lead Teacher. She is originally from Brooklyn, New York, but has been a Georgia resident since 2008. She attended Kennesaw State College where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education: Birth through Kindergarten. Ms. Dominique loves the Toddler age and has been a loving and nurturing teacher at Goddard School Buckhead since February 2022. Outside of being a mother of 3 handsome little boys, a wife, and a teacher, Dominique loves to sing, watch movies, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. We appreciate and love Ms. Dominique and are happy to have her here at Goddard School Buckhead!
  •  Rogine


    Bridge Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Rogine, who goes by “Ms. Gina” is our new Bridge assistant teacher. Although new to our Buckhead team, she transferred from Goddard Vinings where she also worked as a Bridge teacher for a year. She is originally from Stockton, California and moved to Georgia in 2018 to attend Clark Atlanta, where she obtained a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. When she's not teaching children, she loves to bake and go thrifting. We are excited for her first year and are happy to have her as a part of our team!
  •  Sheilana


    Bridge Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Sheilana is our wonderful Bridge assistant teacher. She is originally from Brooklyn, NY but moved to Georgia in 2019. She has worked in the child development field for 10 years, and has experience with all ages. In her free time, she enjoying cooking, traveling, and spending time with her daughter. Sheliana's favorite part of teaching young children is watching their personality and creativity blossom. We are so happy to have her as a part of the Goddard Buckhead team!
  •  Rashida


    Preschool 1 Lead Teacher
    Ms. Rashida is our terrific Preschool 1 Lead Teacher. She is originally from Upstate New York and has obtained an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from SUNY Morrisville. Ms. Rashida is a very structured Lead teacher who has taught at our Goddard School for 5 years. In her classroom, you will find a fun filled learning environment, where she takes pride in teaching calming techniques that include child friendly yoga poses and different breathing strategies for our active toddlers. We are so happy to have her as a part of our team!
  •  Colleen


    Preschool 1 Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Colleen was born and raised in Georgia but spent time in Tallahassee, Florida obtaining her Associates of Art as well as working towards her Bachelor's Degree from Florida State University. Ms. Colleen joined the Goddard Buckhead teaching team in November 2021. Ms. Colleen has worked with all ages groups in her time at Goddard. She currently works as our Assistant Preschool 1 teacher. In her free time, Ms. Colleen enjoys playing her flute!
  •  Sayyidah


    Preschool 2 Lead Teacher
    Ms. Sayyidah is our amazing Get Set Lead Teacher! She is from Staten Island, New York, and she has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology. Her experience as a childhood educator includes working in a variety of daycares as well as as a social case worker at an elementary school. Her interests include hiking and art.
  •  Michelle


    Preschool 2 Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Michelle is our phenomenal Preschool 2 Assistant Teacher. She is originally from Grand Rapids, MI, but moved to Atlanta in 1999 with her husband and children. She is the proud mother of four, and grandmother to one! She has an Associate Degree in Science, and has been at Goddard since August of 2021. Her favorite part of teaching is watching the friends in her class grow and learn every day. In her time outside of school, she loves to spend time traveling, reading, and hiking. Her goals for the future are to continue her education in the world of Early Childhood and continue to enjoy life! We are so happy to have Ms. Michelle be apart of our Goddard Family!
  •  Gail


    Pre-K Lead Teacher/ Education Coordinator
    Ms. Gail is our stellar Pre-K Lead Teacher. She is also apart of our Administration Team as she works diligently as our Educational Coordinator. She was born in Richmond,VA and raised in Tucker, GA. She is a graduate of Georgia State University with a BS in Early Childhood Education and a Special Education Certificate. She has worked at The Goddard School Buckhead for almost 10 years and takes pride in assisting with parent-child needs and working closely our Goddard Staff. Some of her favorite hobbies include biking, reading, hiking, relaxing at the pool, movies, live music, and camping. We are so happy to have Ms. Gail as a part of Goddard Family.
  •  Emily


    Pre-K Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Emily is our wonderful Preschool 2 assistant teacher! She is from Shellville, Georgia, and graduated from Young Harris College with a B.F.A. in musical theater. Her early education experience includes performing arts for young children, working as a camp counselor, and studying to be a children's minister. Ms. Emily's interests include reading, performing, and socializing with friends. 'Where the wild things are' is her favorite childhood book.
  •  Nidia


    Spanish Teacher / PM Pre-K Assistant
    Ms. Nidia is an outstanding Spanish teacher and will work with Ms. Emily in the afternoons as a Pre-K Assistant. She is from Panama and has a Bachelor's degree in Social Science. Ms. Nidia's experience as a childhood educator includes teaching Spanish to students in grades K-6 and working as a kindergarten teacher. Ms. Nidia enjoys going to the movies and bowling in her spare time.
  •  Friday


    Resource Teacher
    Mr. Friday is our amazing and helpful resource teacher. He is originally from Houston, Texas but moved to Georgia in 2022 to attend college. He is currently obtaining a BA in Psychology and in Software Engineering at Mississippi State University. While living in Texas, he worked at a preschool for 5 years and wanted to continue pursing his loves for working with children when he moved to Georgia. During Friday's free time, he enjoys working out and cooking. We are so excited to have Friday as apart of our Goddard Team.
  •  Chanice


    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Chanice is our outstanding substitute Teacher. She is originally from Brooklyn, NY, but has been in Atlanta for 8 years now. She recently received her Associate’s Degree in Early Child Education. This is her third year at Goddard Buckhead, but she has been working with young children for over 5 years. Her favorite part of teaching young children is the joy, laughter, and energy they bring to the class every day. Her hobbies include yoga, candle making, dancing, and planting. She plans to pursue her Bachelor's and Masters in Early Child Education, begin her own candle business, and provide a space for children to practice yoga and mindfulness for free. Finally, she plans to one day move to Cotonou, Benin in West Africa and continue to spread her love of teaching young children. We are incredibly thankful to have her as a part of our team!
  •  Brea


    Get Set
    Hometown: Piscataway, NJ Education: BA Mass Media Public Relations Experience: 5 Years with Various Ages Favorite Children’s Book: The Crayon Box That Talked— Shane Derolf Hobbies: I LOVE books but my biggest hobby is going to Broadway shows. Fun fact about me: “Since I was 6 years old, I’ve wanted to be an ac tress!”
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