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. 

  • Mrs Erika

    Mrs Erika

    Owner
    Originally from Cincinnati, I came to Atlanta to pursue an electrical engineering degree from Georgia Tech. After graduating, I was employed by a fortune 100 company for 10+ years in various roles of increasing responsibility and leadership. It is also here where I have three US patents credited to my name. During this period I developed an interest in the business of our organization and earned an MBA from Emory University. Shortly thereafter I had two children and all changed! Opening The Goddard School has given me the ability to be more impactful in the lives of children as well as our community. I now feel that I am making a difference. Outside of operating the Goddard School, my time is spent with my family supporting my children’s very active extra-curricular schedule. Through the years, I have been active with my children’s school where I have served as PTA president, school council member, room mom, team mom and much more. I have a love of children’s book with my favorite being The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. My now college age children credit their love of learning to their years at The Goddard School. I am a graduate of Leadership Georgia, on the Board of Directors of Ferst Readers, and active in many service organizations. My goal for our school is to create a lifelong love of learning because we truly feel that this is the foundation for academic success. We also hope that our families make a few friends along the way!
  •  Latoya

    Latoya

    Executive Director
    Hello, I'm LaToya. I was born and raised in Daytona Beach, Florida. I am a proud alumna of Florida State University, where I received my Bachelor's of Science in Sociology with a double minor in Child Development and Psychology in 2007, and have been working with children since. I have been apart of The Goddard School family since 2017, and I absolutely love it. Witnessing new growth, and new experiences through the eyes of a young child as they grow into the leaders of our future is something I hold very dear to my heart. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching movies, trying new restaurants, and traveling. My favorite children's book is "The Three Little Pigs" as it is such a great interactive book for all ages. A quote I live by: "Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use." - Emily Post
  •  Melondy

    Melondy

    Director of Curriculum
    Ms. Melondy is our Curriculum Director. She is from Lithonia, GA, and obtained her Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology. She is also a certified professional life coach. Ms. Melondy has experience working in foster care as an advocate for foster children. While in her role as a foster care recruiter and training coordinator, she was able to train potential foster parents. She was also responsible for assessing children's safety, concerns, challenges, strengths, and milestones. In her free time, Ms. Melondy enjoys listening to music, good conversation, relaxing, and adventures. Her favorite quote is to "... take life one moment at a time."
  •  Natalie

    Natalie

    Enrollment & Marketing Director
    Ms. Natalie is our Enrollment and Marketing Director. Born and raised in Miami, FL. She has 5 years of experience in EMS. After becoming a mother she decided to Move to GA close to relatives and pursue her career in Early Childhood Education. She is Currently enrolled at WGU pursuing her B.S in Elementary Education and Special Education. She has worked in child-care industry since 2012. She loves having a part in shaping a student's future. On her time off she spends it with her family.She also volunteers at her children's school supporting Special Needs/Autism Level l-lll Program helping kids ages 5-12.
  •  Assata

    Assata

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Assata is our Lead Infant teacher. She is from South Orange, New Jersey, and began her professional journey with children in 2017. She is currently enrolled at Georgia State University to obtain her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, and obtained her Associates degree in 2019. One of her accomplishments while attending GSU was making the President's list twice with a 4.0 GPA. In her spare time, Assata enjoys art and roller skating. Her favorite saying is, "Don't worry. Be happy".
  •  Jemariana

    Jemariana

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Jem is Assistant Teacher in our Infant room. The Goddard School, and chose to be apart of the Goddard family because she comes from a big family. She enjoys being around children, and watching them learn and grow. In her free time, she enjoys shopping.
  •  Keyaira

    Keyaira

    Support Teacher
    Ms. Keyaira is a resource teacher, and enjoys working with infants. She is currently in school obtaining her Bachelors degree in Education. I loves watching children learn and grow in her care.
  •  Jessica

    Jessica

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Jessica is our First Steps Lead Teacher. She is from Brooklyn, New York. She attended Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where she studied Biology, as well as The University of West Georgia where she studied Psychology. She has experience working with children ranging in age from 2 months to 12 years since 2017. In her free time, she is a dance fitness instructor, and enjoys choreographing various dances. Her favorite children's book is anything from the Junie B Jones collection.
  •  Julissa

    Julissa

    Assistant Teacher First Steps
    Ms. Julissa was born in Salvador, raised in GA. She has been working in childcare industry since 2001.She loves to help students build self-esteem and believe in themselves and their ability to learn. On her time off she enjoys spending it with her family and friends.
  •  Jamiya

    Jamiya

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Jamiya was born and raised in Alabama. She obtained her BA degree in Biology at Savannah State University 2023. In 2020 she started working in the Childcare Industry. On her time off she loves to spend it in the kitchen creating and indulging in cooking and also enjoys reading. She also enjoys positively influencing a child's way of thinking or doing and loves to make a difference in their life.
  •  Sidra

    Sidra

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Sidra is our Assistant Teacher . She is originally from Punjab, Pakistan, and has been in the United States since 2015. She obtained her Associates Degree in Business Administration while in Pakistan, and is also currently studying online for Early Childhood Education. Ms. Sidra is a first time teacher, and enjoys working with the Toddlers in her classroom. She is a mommy of two boys, ages two and five. In her free time, she loves learning new things, doing arts & crafts, trying new experiments, and spending time with her family. Her favorite quote is "Spread Love everywhere you go, let no one ever come to you without leaving happier" by Mother Teresa. Her favorite children's book is The Giving Tree.
  •  Lailaa

    Lailaa

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Lailaa is our Assistant Teacher. She is from Brooklyn, New York and has over 10 years of experience in Childhood Education. She loves to experience the challenge of devising and doing interesting, exciting activities for the young. She enjoys spending time with her family. She believes "One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world."
  •  Abeer

    Abeer

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Abeer is from Lebanon. Obtain her BA in English Language and Literature from The Lebanese University .On her time off she likes spending it with family, playing basketball and fun games. She loves to teach the little ones and watch them grow.
  •  Holly

    Holly

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Holly is our Assistant Teacher in the Bridge Classroom. She currently obtains her BS in Environmental Science and is now in school pursuing her Masters in Science Education. She has 3 years of experience working with children. On her time off she enjoys Traveling, Outdoor Activities, and Learning about new cultures.
  • Ms Roneshia

    Ms Roneshia

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Roneshia is our Lead Preschool Teacher. She is originally from Florida. She obtained her Associates of Arts Degree and is currently in pursuit of her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She has been working with children since 2008. She loves teaching children how to read and write, and enjoys being able to have fun with them each and every day. When she is not at work, she loves spending time with her daughter and shopping.
  •  Magdalena

    Magdalena

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms.Magdealena was born in Cuban, raised in FL. She currently obtains her BS in Arts/Major Psychology. On her time off she enjoys long walks, reading and drawing. She believes“Patience is the road to wisdom.” Influencing the life of a child is rewarding to her.
  •  Devetta

    Devetta

    Assistant Twos 1 Teacher
    Ms. Devetta was born in Clinton, Maryland raised in Dacula,GA. She has 8 years of childcare experience. She loves to watch the children grow and learn in her classroom. On her time off she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and following latest fashion trends.
  •  Naadia

    Naadia

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Naadia is our Assistant Teacher. She was born and raised in Chicago. She has worked in childcare since 2021. On her time off she enjoy spending quality time with her son, music and romance films. She loves to expose her students to things and opportunities that get them excited about learning.
  •  Fiona

    Fiona

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Fiona is born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. She has worked with children since 2022. She enjoys spending time with her family, eating at different restaurants trying different food and she also enjoys watching TV shows with family. She enjoys working with children and believes that working with children keep her young.
  •  Jenna

    Jenna

    Co-Lead Teacher
    Ms. Jenna is our Co-Lead Preschool Teacher. She is from Georgia, and graduated from Gwinnett Technical College with Honors. She received her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, and has a concentration in Infant and Toddler Development. Ms. Jenna has interned with children ages 5-6 at an elementary school, and completed a student internship while enrolled in college working with children ages 4-5. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her son and family. Her favorite quote is "If you want the rainbow, you must first deal with the rain."
  •  Cameron

    Cameron

    Co-Lead Teacher
    Ms. Cameron also known as Ms. Cam is from Memphis, TN. She Obtained her AS in ECC at Valdosta State University in 2012. She is also a certified guitar instructor and loves to incorporate music in her classroom. Ms. Cam loves shaping and teaching her classroom to the best of her ability and meet each child at their own developmental stage. She is very creative and has a passion working with children.
  •  Nicole (Jennifer)

    Nicole (Jennifer)

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Nicole is our Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher, and originally from Alabama. She received her Child Development credentials in 2010, and has been working in Early Childhood Education for 27 years. Ms. Nicole enjoys teaching because she is passionate about witnessing children learn and grow. In her spare, she enjoys shopping, and spending time with her family and friends.
  •  Faatima

    Faatima

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Faatima is our Pre-Kindergarten Assistant Teacher. She was born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, and currently pursuing her BA in Health Information Systems at Georgia State University. In 2022 she entered the childcare industry and has found a love for teaching children. On her free time she enjoys cooking, baking and spending time with her loved ones.
  • Ms Jennifer

    Ms Jennifer

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Jennifer is our Lead Kindergarten teacher and holds two Bachelors degrees. Her degrees are from Mississippi State and Georgia Gwinnett College. She has been with The Goddard School since 2015. She has been working with children since 2001. She is ELL endorsed and loves children’s excitement for learning and being a part of their future success. She is a mother of 2 and loves karaoke and football.
  •  Emily

    Emily

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Emily is our Kindergarten Assistant teacher and has over 6 years experience. She is currently pursuing her Child Development Degree in Early Childhood. In her free time, she loves spending time with her son and making memories with her family.
  •  Pamela

    Pamela

    Support Teacher
    Ms. Pam is our afternoon Resource.She is from Northern Virginia, and attended Longwood University prior to attending Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL. She has been working with children ranging from Preschool through High School since 2007. Spanish is her second language, and she enjoys communicating in dual languages to her students and families. She loves the diversity and opportunities to learn about different cultures she sees within The Goddard School. In her free time, Pam enjoys spending time with her husband, whom she met in college, her two sons, and their pup named Riley. Her philosophy of teaching is to teach through encouragement, love, and positivity. Her favorite quote is "... we write on the slate of their lives every day, and there can never be enough attaboys or attagirls." - Dr. Phil
  •  Christine

    Christine

    Support
    Ms. Chris is from Auburn,GA. Obtained her ASDC in Teaching Education, she also has 25 years of experience working with ages Infant to School Age children. On her free time she enjoys reading. She loves watching the children grow and thrive.
  •  Breyonia

    Breyonia

    Support
    Ms.Breyonia is a Resource Teacher for our Two's classroom. She is originally from Gadsden, AL. She is currently pursuing her Degree in Early Childhood Education at WGU. On her time off she enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her family. She believes "Opportunities don't happen, You create them"!
  •  Sandra

    Sandra

    Support
    Ms. Sandra is our Resource Teacher for Pre-K. Originally from Jamaica, entering the classroom with 14 years of childcare experience. On her time off she enjoys Traveling and Catering. Her favorite part about working with children is being able to make a positive impact in their lives.
  •  Ashyia

    Ashyia

    Lead Twos 1 Teacher
    Ms. Ashyia was born and raised in Chicago. She is currently attending Gwinnett College pursuing her BA in Early Childhood Education. Her favorite book is "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". On her time off she enjoys traveling and journal writing.
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