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. 

  • 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!
  • Ms Chazmin

    Ms Chazmin

    Executive Director
    Since 2013, I've centered my time around creating a fun and educating environment for children in lots of ways. I always take pride in caring for each child I have the opportunity to teach, to even come in contact with. My areas of experience encompass younger Toddlers to School Age, with an additional 5 years as a director. I am CDA certified and attended Columbus State Community College, along with various educational credits from Gwinnett Tech. My favorite children's books are Amelia Bedelia, Junie B. Jones, and "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie". I am the mother of one loving son. I enjoy every moment of watching him grow and learn. Having a child of my own is what interested me in the field of education. I am always amazed at what a little time and effort can teach a child at such a young age. I want to share my learning techniques with as many children as possible and I take pride in knowing I play a part in their growth.
  • Mrs Kristen

    Mrs Kristen

    Executive Director
    Hello, My name is Kristen Johnson and I have been an Early Childhood Professional since 2008. As a mother of young children myself, I recognize the importance of family and school partnerships in the care and education of young children. After graduating with a Master's degree in Teaching Adults in the Early Childhood Field, I have devoted my career to being a trainer, mentor, and coach to early childhood educators in every stage of their careers. What I enjoy most about working with young children is helping to establish the foundation of lifelong love of learning. My hobbies include winemaking, playing the trumpet, and exploring the outdoors with my children. My favorite children's book is "Tar Beach" by Faith Ringgold. My favorite quote is "All children have within them the potential to be great kids. It's our job to create a great world where their potential can flourish."
  •  Brandi

    Brandi

    Curriculum Director
    Hello, my name is Brandi Harris. I've been in childcare since 2006. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education. I have spent my career teaching and caring for toddlers at Gwinnett Tech's lab school and mentoring students through the program. I have a passion for early education and laying a foundation that will foster a love for learning. My favorite children's book is The World Needs Who You Were Meant to be! by Joanna Gaines. In my free time, you'll find me spending time with my three children, backpacking, or painting.
  • Mrs Carmen

    Mrs Carmen

    Curriculum Director
    Hello, my name is Ms. Carmen. I am a wife and mother of two boys, 12 and 15 years old. My family relocated from Florida where I taught K-4 for seven years. I have been working with young children for almost 30 years. I attended Paine College in Augusta, GA for four years. I have my Child Development Associate. I love to see the children excited when they learn something new. Potty training is a huge part of my classroom and when they master it, there is always a big celebration. My favorite book is "Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes," by Eric Litwin. Working with children brings me great joy and purpose in my life.
  •  Brittney

    Brittney

    Marketing and Enrollment Coordinator
    Hi there! My name is Brittney. I am originally from California, and have been working in childcare since 2019. I enjoy creating a fun, safe, and educational environment for children, and it brings me joy to see them grow and develop. I have an Associate's degree in business and am currently attending school for marketing. I'm excited to bring my business and marketing skills to the childcare industry and make a positive impact on the lives of children. When I'm not working, I enjoy creating social media content, going for walks, and watching action/adventure movies. Overall, I'm passionate about my work in childcare and am committed to continuous learning and growth in the field.
  •  Samantha

    Samantha

    Infant Teacher
    Hi, My name is Samantha, I've been working in childcare since 2016 and have been at the Goddard since 2023. I am from the Bronx, New York but my family is from the Dominican Republic. I like to workout, do yoga, and go cycling. I also love to travel.
  •  Bethany

    Bethany

    Infant Teacher
    Hello! My name is Bethany Galloway. I'm originally from Long Beach, CA. I've been in childcare since 2017 working with all ages. I love spending time with my four children and family. I also enjoy connecting with the families I work with and watching the children grow and blossom into young adults. My favorite children's books are the Pete the Cat series and the Skippy Jon Jones series.
  •  Tarsha

    Tarsha

    Toddler 1 Teacher
    Hello! My name is Tarsha. I moved to the US in 1988 from Trinidad and worked in dialysis for over 23 yrs but always wanted to be a teacher. I guess you can say that I am finally working in my dream job. I have been with the Goddard since 2023. I'm also a full time student so there is currently no room for hobbies.
  •  PingPing

    PingPing

    Toddler 1 Teacher
    Hello! My name is Ping Ping. I grew up in China, but have lived in three continents: Asia, Africa, and North America. My husband Randall is from Atlanta, however we got married in South Korea, and have two sons. I hold three degrees: Bachelor in Education, B.A. Honors in Psychology, and Masters in Divinity. I taught Chinese & Social studies in Beijing for 6 years; then for 7 years I was in full time Christian church ministry, first in South Africa then in South Korea. I have been in childcare since 2011. My love for young children was discovered through my 10 years’ staying at home and raising my own children. Babies are wonderful and fearfully made by God. It’s a privilege to watch them grow, to nurture them and to interact with them. That’s the privilege of being an early childhood educator!”
  •  Shay

    Shay

    Toddler 2 Teacher
    Hi my name is Ms. Shay! I have been in childcare since 2020 and have been here at the Goddard since 2022. I am originally form Tennessee. Some things I enjoy doing in my free time include dancing, cooking, binge-watching action movies & going on hikes. I'm a nursing major, hopefully specializing in pediatrics and I am also a big ball of energy and love to have a fun, loving, and positive environment in my classroom. I cant wait to start your little ones early childhood education journey.
  •  Shyra

    Shyra

    Toddler 2 Teacher
    Hi! my name is Shyra and I am so excited to be caring for your children. I have been working in childcare since 2016, and have been at the Goddard since 2023. I was born and raised in Lawrenceville, GA. Outside of work you can catch me creating candles for my candle business, babysitting, hanging with family/friends, traveling, and hanging with my dog-daughter.
  •  Miranda

    Miranda

    Toddler Resource Teacher
    Hi, my name is Ms. Miranda. I believe that all children are creative and smart in their own way. I believe that it is important to make a positive impact in a child’s life as that will help mold and shape their futures. Outside of work I enjoy painting and listening to music. One of my favorite children’s books is ‘The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss.
  •  Zahra

    Zahra

    Twos Teacher
    Hi, my name is Zahra Jamal. I believe that teaching should be intentional, hands on, and engaging as well as developmentally appropriate for what is being taught or done. I enjoy relaxing and collecting blankets in my free time.
  •  Victoria

    Victoria

    Toddler Resource Teacher
    Hello! My name is Victoria. I have been in childcare since 2020. I have experience in a childcare setting along with babysitting. I love making memories and bonding with the children. I enjoy reading in my free time. My favorite children's book is If you Give a Mouse a Cookie. My favorite saying is "What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make."-Jane Goodall
  • Ms Erin

    Ms Erin

    Bridge Teacher
    Hello! My name is Erin. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. My career began with The Goddard School in early 2019. I love giving children a valuable start in life and watching them grow. The children's book I love the most is Miss Nelson is Missing. I enjoy spending my free time reading and being outdoors. My favorite quote is, "Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"
  •  Noemi

    Noemi

    Bridge Teacher
    Hello! My name is Noemi. I'm from the Dominican Republic. I have been in childcare since 2003 and have my Child Development Associates. I'm caring and nurturing. I spend my free time with my family and eating good food.
  •  Akilah

    Akilah

    Preschool 1 Teacher
    Hello, Preschool Families! I am overjoyed to be part of your child's early learning journey as their preschool teacher. My name is Akilah, and I am absolutely passionate about nurturing the curious minds of our little ones. With a background in finance, early childhood education and a heart full of enthusiasm, I am here to create a warm and welcoming environment where your child can blossom. My teaching philosophy revolves around the idea that every child is a unique individual with their own strengths and interests. In our classroom, we'll explore the wonders of learning through play, creativity, and hands-on activities. From building towering block structures to painting vibrant masterpieces, each day will be filled with exciting adventures that encourage growth and development. I believe in the power of positive reinforcement, kindness, and a sprinkle of laughter to create a classroom where children feel safe, loved, and excited to learn. As we navigate this preschool year together,
  •  Noween

    Noween

    Preschool 1 Teacher
    Hi, My name is Noween. I have been in childcare since 2014 and have been with the Goddard since 2023. I am originally from Pakistan and taught child care back home as well. Since being in childcare I have learned that children thrive on structure and routine. I believe that this helps them to learn faster and are prone to be happier overall. Finding the balance between being firm & gentle is the key to being a good teacher. Outside of work I enjoy listening to music and driving. One of my favorite children’s books is “Pete the Cat”.
  • Ms Waltina

    Ms Waltina

    Preschool 2 Teacher
    Hi, My name is Ms. Tina, I have been in childcare since 2003. I have worked with children ages infant preschool. I love and enjoy what I do. I have been with the Goddard school since 2021 working with Preschoolers. I'm originally from Gary, IN. Outside of work, I enjoy listening to music, reading and watching movies. I am also teaching myself to play the guitar.
  •  Nina

    Nina

    Preschool 2 Teacher
    Hi! I'm Ms. Nina! I have worked in childcare since 2020 and have been at the Goddard School since 2022. I am from Atlanta GA. Outside of work I enjoy painting, going out with friends, and spending time with my family. I would like all of my parents to know that I ma here to love, care, and teacher every child to the best of my ability.
  •  Farhana

    Farhana

    Preschool Resource Teacher
    Hello! My name is Farhana, Family is extremely important to me which is why I am passionate about keeping children safe and cared for. I love to teach children because they show so much expression in everything that they do. I love the energy they have in learning and finding themselves through creative environments. In my spare time I enjoy exploring and listening to music and gardening.
  • Ms Laronica

    Ms Laronica

    Pre-K 1 Teacher
    Hi I'm Laronica, I am originally from a small town in Georgia called Damascus. I've been working in childcare since 2016 and I have had the pleasure of being a part of the Goddard family since 2021. I recently took some time off to complete my Master's Degree, and now I am excited to be back in the classroom, bringing my newfound knowledge and passion to create a nurturing and stimulating environment for the children. When I am not at work, you can find me spending quality time with my son AmaRe. We love going on bike rides, exploring new books (especially self-improvement ones), and discovering delicious local vegan spots. I also find solace in practicing yoga, which helps me stay centered and balanced. I believe that every child has something special to offer the world. I look forward to discovering and nurturing that inside every child I encounter.
  •  Torrey

    Torrey

    Pre-K 1 Teacher
    Hi my name is Mr. Torrey, I have been in childcare since 2015. I have been here at the Goddard since 2023. I am from Baxley GA. I have an associate degree in early childhood development and a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. I have been a Pre-K teacher since 2019 and have worked with children between the ages of 3-6 years old. One of my favorite children’s books is “I Love You as Big as The World”. Outside of work i enjoy bowling, hiking, camping, and group outings.
  •  Brittany

    Brittany

    Pre-K 2 Teacher
    Hi my name is Ms. Brittany, and I lovingly go by "Miss Bee" in the classroom. I have been working in a childcare setting since 2017, where I started as a preschool photographer. That is where I found my passion for teaching, and switched to teaching full time in 2019. I have experience with toddlers up to Pre-k, and I am currently working as lead Pre-K 2 teacher. This year I am working on my Child Development Associate and when I am not strengthening the curiosity's of the kids I teach, I am spending time with my little family, reading, listening to music and occasionally gaming.
  • Ms Jennifer

    Ms Jennifer

    Pre-K 2 Teacher
    Hello, my name is Ms. Jennifer. I am originally from China. I have a Child Development Associate. I enjoy reading, walking, and cooking. My favorite children's book is "The Giving Tree." I worked in an elementary school for 3 years in China and I have been in education in the U.S. since 2002. Working with children is very rewarding. I cherish the trust gained from the families and the smiles on the children's faces are priceless.
  •  Angela

    Angela

    Resource Teacher
    Hi, my name is Angela Walker. I am originally from Omaha Nebraska and have been in childcare since 2003 educating children between the ages of infant to five years old. I enjoy how eager kids are to learn when introduced to something new as well as the hugs and smiles that I receive each day. I believe that every child is unique and has his/her own temperament and learning style. When I'm not working, I enjoy reading, arts & crafts, singing/dancing, and playing volleyball and soccer.
  •  Shekinah

    Shekinah

    Resource Teacher
    Hi. I'm Ms. Ki, I have been in childcare since 2017 and have been here at the Goddard since 2021. I am originally from Long Island, NY and I am an entertainer and filmmaker outside of teaching. One thing I'd like for our parents to know about me is that I am Neurodivergent and am willing to assist and ND-parents needing advice.
  •  Victoria

    Victoria

    Twos Teacher
    Hi, my name is Ms. Victoria L. (or Ms. Vicky). I have been in childcare since 2022 and have been with The Goddard since 2024. I am from Little Rock, Arkansas. I enjoy reading and I love hands on activities. I look forward to working alongside everyone and can't wait to be apart of your child's educational journey.
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