Our Teachers

Our teachers blend the highest education standards with nurturing care to help foster well-rounded child development.

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. 

  •  Erika & Talbert

    Erika & Talbert

    Owners
    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!
  • Ms Catina

    Ms Catina

    Executive Director
    Catina Smith, our Executive Director, offers a wealth of knowledge and leadership to our faculty, children and families. She has been serving families in licensed preschools since 1996. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services and a Master’s degree in Performance Improvement and Training. We look forward to her guidance as we continue to deliver the best possible preschool experience to our families. Catina has two sons which have inspired her passion for Early Childhood Education. She enjoys touching an entire family through the education of a young child. Her daily mantra is "to aspire to inspire".
  • Ms Callie

    Ms Callie

    Curriculum
    Ms. Callie is a Georgia native, and currently pursuing a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education at University of North Georgia. She also has a Child Development Associate's Degree. Her favorite children’s book is The Giving Tree. Ms. Callie loves being a part of a child's "Ah-ha" moment. In her spare time she enjoys painting and Kayaking.
  • Ms Molly

    Ms Molly

    Infant
    Ms. Molly is from North Carolina and has been working with young learners since 1990. She loves seeing the excitement on their faces when learning new things. She also loves the opportunity to be a part of their development while providing them with a safe learning environment. Ms. Molly's favorite children's book is "Oh The Places You Will Go".
  • Ms Andrea

    Ms Andrea

    Pre-Toddler
    Ms. Andrea is from Atlanta, Georgia and enjoys drawing and playing video games. She has worked with children since 2012. Her favorite part about working with children is being a part of their joy and laughter and seeing their individuality. Her favorite children’s book is “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Suess.
  • Ms Miesha

    Ms Miesha

    Teacher
    Ms. Miesha (Adena) is from Atlanta, Georgia and enjoys crocheting, archery, and reading. She has worked with children since 2016 and is a doula. Her favorite part about working with children is seeing their individual personalities develop. Her favorite children's book is "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle.
  • Ms Alexis

    Ms Alexis

    Infants
    Ms. Alexis is an Atlanta native and has been working with young learners since 2010. Her favorite children’s book is Brown Bear, Brown Bear. Ms. Alexis loves the excitement in a child’s eyes when they achieve something new. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing.
  • Ms Gianna

    Ms Gianna

    Teacher
    Ms. Gianna is from New Jersey and has been working in early childhood for 6 years. Her favorite part about working with children is the light they bring into her life. When Ms. Gianna is not working she likes playing with her dog. Her favorite children's book is If you give a mouse a cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff.
  • Ms Safia

    Ms Safia

    Toddler
    Ms. Safia is originally from India where she obtained her Bachelor degree. She has been working with young learners since 2018. Ms. Safia loves coming up with new ideas each day to teach her students. In her spare time, she enjoys reading.
  • Ms Georgetta

    Ms Georgetta

    Toddler
    Ms. Gigi is a New Jersey native and has been working with young learners since 2013. Her favorite children's book is "The Rainbow Fish". Georgetta has a passion for encouraging and helping young children reach their potential.
  • Ms Shira

    Ms Shira

    Preschool
    Ms. Shira is from Lexington, Kentucky, and has been working with young learners for more than 10 years. Her favorite children’s book is "Pete the Cat". Ms. Shira loves being a part of a child's major milestones and knowing she was involved in helping them love learning. Ms. Shira enjoys being a mother herself, and she also loves shopping.
  • Ms Mashaya

    Ms Mashaya

    Teacher
    Ms. Mashaya (Miracle) is from Warthen, Georgia. She enjoys working at church, reading, and watching K dramas when she is not at work. Ms. Miracle is new to teaching and her favorite part is seeing their faces light up when they are learning and having fun. Her favorite children's book is Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess.
  • Ms Tiffani

    Ms Tiffani

    Teacher
    Ms. Tiffani is from Georgia, and she enjoys shopping when she is not working. She has been working with children for a year. Ms. Tiffani loves the fact that she is influencing the the future generation. Her favorite children's book is the Junie B. Jones Series by Barbara Parks.
  • Ms Lavojia

    Ms Lavojia

    Pre-Toddler
    Ms. Lavojia is from Decatur, Georgia and she enjoys dancing, reading, and arts & crafts. She currently holds a preschool CDA and has 4 years experience working with children. Her favorite book is, "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish," by Dr. Seuss. Ms. Lavojia believes that her role as a teacher is to give her children skills for success!
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