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. 

  •  Ted

    Ted

    Owner
    Hello, my name is Ted Ray and my wife, Robin, and I are the proud owners of The Goddard School® located on Peachtree Industrial Blvd in Sugar Hill. We have been Goddard School owners since 2000. We live in Alpharetta and have twin boys (Both graduates of Goddard). Before opening our first Goddard School, I worked in Information Technology for 15 years. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and playing golf. While Robin was pregnant with our twins years ago, we recognized the need and demand for a quality alternative to standard daycare. We then decided to open The Goddard School®. Our mission here is to offer the absolute best in high quality childcare and education. Being an on-site owner, I welcome your comments and concerns. Thank you for the opportunity to share in your child’s growth and early childhood development.
  • Mrs Carmen

    Mrs Carmen

    Director of Operations
    Ms. Carmen is the Director of The Goddard School of Sugar Hill. Carmen graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelors degree in Organizational Communication. She has been working in the early childhood education field for over thirty years and has been the director of The Goddard School of Sugar Hill since the opening in July 2007. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.
  • Mrs Emily

    Mrs Emily

    Director of Curriculum
    Ms. Emily is the Director of Curriculum. She has a B.A. in Early Childhood Education Administration through Ashford University. Her hobbies include family, kayaking, helping others, fishing, gardening, reading, sewing, photography, and yoga. She enjoys working with young children to see the look in their eyes when they are learning something new. She can never give them enough love and hugs. Her philosophy is "Don't sweat the small stuff!".
  • Mr Chris

    Mr Chris

    Business Manager
    Mr. Chris is the Business Manager here at The Goddard School. Chris has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Westminster College. He can help you with any of your enrollment needs and billing questions. The thing he loves most about working with children is watching them grow, their smiles and laughter. His favorite saying is "Everything happens for a reason."
  •  Gicele

    Gicele

    Lead Infant Teacher
    Ms. Gicele is our Lead Teacher in our Infant classroom. Gicele enjoys cooking, soccer and road trips. The thing she enjoys most about working with children is the interactions and relationship building she has with them. Ms. Gicele has over three years of Early Childhood education and is in the Child Development Associate program.
  •  Emily

    Emily

    Infant Assistant
    Ms. Emily is an assistant teacher in our Infant classroom. She loves watching the babies grow and learn. She enjoys spending time with her two boys, reading, shopping and music. She graduated from Flowery Branch High School and has over three years of Early Childhood Education courses.
  •  Annelyse

    Annelyse

    Educational Support
    Ms. Annelyse is an Educational Support Teacher. She helps in all of the classrooms and is always willing to hop in for extra support! She is a graduate from Buford High School and attended UGA culinary. Her favorite thing about working with children is getting to know their personalities and bonding with them! Her philosophy in life is "Enjoy the little things in life because one day you will realize they are the big things."
  •  Kelsey

    Kelsey

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Kelsey is the Assistant Teacher in Delightful Deer First Steps class. She is a graduate from North Gwinnett High School and is pursuing a degree in Interior Design. She loves working with children because of their laughter and the love they give. Her favorite saying is "When you can't find the sunshine, be the sunshine."
  •  Sharon

    Sharon

    Lead Teacher- Snuggly Squirrels
    Ms. Sharon is the Lead Teacher for the Snuggly Squirrels classroom. She loves working with toddlers and being a mom to her little girl! The thing she enjoys the most about working with children is the positivity they show. Her favorite saying is "Treat yourself as the way you want others to treat you."
  •  Brianna

    Brianna

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Brianna is the Assistant Teacher in Snuggly Squirrels. She enjoys watching the children grow and loves to see them learn new things. In her spare time, she likes to read, draw and spend time with her son. Her favorite saying is "You are never too old to dream big."
  • Mrs Jordan

    Mrs Jordan

    Toddler Lead Teacher
    Ms. Jordan is the Lead Teacher in the Busy Beavers Toddler classroom. She has been teaching at The Goddard School, Sugar Hill since 2011. Her hobbies include being with family and friends at the lake and outdoor activities. Her philosophy in the classroom is to "Think Positive". She enjoys working with children because they always make her smile!
  •  Jasmine

    Jasmine

    Assistant Teacher Beavers
    Ms. Jasmine is the Assistant teacher in the Busy Beavers Toddler classroom. She enjoys working with the toddlers because there is never a dull moment! She loves the way that while she is teaching them they are teaching her how to be more patient, organized and creative.
  •  Gimena

    Gimena

    Toddler Assistant
    Ms. Cristal is our Fabulous Foxes Assistant Teacher. She enjoys hiking, cooking, baking and fishing. Her favorite thing about working with children is being able to teach them something new and watching the 'twinkle' in their eyes when the accomplish the task. Her favorite saying is "It always seems impossible until it's done."
  • Ms Valerie

    Ms Valerie

    Get Set Lead Teacher
    Ms. Valerie is the Lead Teacher for the Fabulous Foxes Get Set Class. She is currently taking classes to complete her CDA credential. She is also a mother to two beautiful school age girls. Her hobbies include camping, hiking, painting, and reading. She enjoys being a teacher to see how far along the children have grown and developed, and to know that she has helped them to become who they are! Her philosophy is "Carpe Diem!"
  • Ms Amanda

    Ms Amanda

    Get Set Lead Teacher
    Ms. Amanda is the Lead Teacher for the Rowdy Raccoons Get Set Classroom. She has her CDA credential and is a mother to her three children. She enjoys watching the children in her care learn and grow. She lives by the philosophy "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
  • Mrs Lois

    Mrs Lois

    Assistant Teacher - Rowdy Raccoons
    Mrs. Lois is the Rowdy Raccoons Get Set Assistant Teacher. She has been an ECE educator for over 15 years and been with Goddard since 2007. Her hobbies include crafting, decorating, snuggling with her dog and spending time with her family. She enjoys working with children to help them learn and create new things. She likes hearing the funny things they say each day. Her philosophy is "Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference."
  •  Michelle

    Michelle

    Lead Preschool Teacher- Silly Skunks
    Ms. Michelle is our Silly Skunks Preschool Lead Teacher. She has her Child Development Associate and has been an ECE educator for over 10 years! She loves to spend time with her family and going to UGA games. Go DAWGS! Her favorite thing about working with children is seeing how excited they are to learn and come to school. She also loves their smiles!
  •  Lisa

    Lisa

    Assistant Teacher
    Mrs. Lisa is the Assistant teacher for the Happy Hawks Preschool class. She is a veteran teacher at The Goddard School- Sugar Hill. She has been working the school for over 10 years! Her favorite thing about working with children is the love they give. Her philosophy in life is "Live each day to the fullest!"
  • Mrs Patricia

    Mrs Patricia

    Preschool Teacher
    Mrs. Patricia is the Lead Teacher in the Curious Coyotes Preschool class. She has a Child Psychology Certificate and an Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Her hobbies include reading, travelling and going on walking trails. She enjoys the children's smiling faces and the way they think. She believes watching children figure things out for themselves is very rewarding. Her philosophy is that all children have the potential to reach for the stars, being the best they can be with love.
  •  Beverly

    Beverly

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Beverly is the Assistant teacher in the Curious Coyotes Preschool class. She has over 15 years of experience in the ECE field and has been with Goddard since 2008! She enjoys writing poems and has published two of them. The thing she most enjoys about working with children is teaching them something that will last a lifetime.
  •  Tamesha

    Tamesha

    Lead Preschool Teacher
    Ms. Tamesha is the Lead Teacher for the Outrageous Owls Preschool class. Tamesha has Child Development Associate and has been an ECE educator for over 25 years! She wants to ignite the spark of learning in each child in her class. Her favorite saying is "Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier."
  •  Mariah

    Mariah

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Mariah is the Assistant teacher for the Outrageous Owls Preschool class. She is been a Goddard teacher since 2009 and loves working with children because there is never a dull moment! Her favorite saying is "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."
  • Mrs Leslie

    Mrs Leslie

    Pre-K Lead Teacher
    Ms. Leslie is the Lead Teacher for the Eager Eagles Pre K Class. She has her CDA credential and is currently pursuing her Bachelors Degree. Her interests include singing, dancing, and writing poetry. She enjoys working with children because they are so funny. She says that the children make her love her job! Her philosophy is "Love the life you live, live the life you love."
  •  Alexandria

    Alexandria

    Pre K Assistant
    Mrs. Alex has been with The Goddard School since 2016. She is our Eager Eagles Assistant teacher. Alex has an Associates degree in Journalism and a Child Development Associate. She enjoys reading, writing and spending time with her family. The thing she enjoys most about working with children is helping them grow in knowledge and creative ways.
  • Mrs Shunda

    Mrs Shunda

    Prek Teacher
    Ms. Shunda is the Lead Teacher in the Groovy Groundhogs Pre K class. She has her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. Her interests include taking pictures and helping needy children and families. Her favorite part of working with children is that she gets to play all day and enjoys doing it!
  •  Unice

    Unice

    Kindergarten Teacher
    Her Educational Philosophy, is that she believes all children are unique. Students must and should be provided with a stimulating, educational environment where they can physically, socially, mentally, and emotionally develop. It has been and remains her desire to provide such an environment, where students are encouraged daily, to meet their full potential. Her aim is to always provide a safe and inviting environment for all of my students.

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