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 Robin

    Mrs Robin

    Owner
    Hello, my name is Robin Ray and my husband, Ted, and I are the proud owners of The Goddard School® located on Old Atlanta Road in Suwanee. We have been Goddard School owners since 2000. Our twin boys, Austin and Tyler, are both graduates of Goddard. I graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Management Information Systems. 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 tennis. While pregnant with my twins over 24 years ago, I 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.
  • Ms Tiffney

    Ms Tiffney

    Director
    Ms. Tiffney has been with The Goddard School since December 2017. She has worked in Early Childhood Education since 1999. She graduated from American Intercontinental University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design. She enjoys working with children because she enjoys watching them grow and learn. She loves sharing this special time in their lives with them. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, reading, painting and photography. The Dot is her favorite children’s book. Favorite Saying or Philosophy: “The joy is in the journey.”
  • Mrs Marissa

    Mrs Marissa

    Director of Education
    Ms. Marissa has been with The Goddard School since October 2020. She attended Rasmussen College where she obtained her Associate’s Degree and her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with a focus in Leadership and Administration. She enjoys working with children because she loves the way their minds work. They ask the best questions. Her hobbies include crafting and animal rescue and rehabilitation. "Corduroy" is her favorite children’s book. Favorite Saying or Philosophy: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid” -Albert Einstein
  • Mrs Diana

    Mrs Diana

    Lead Teacher-Kindergarten
    Ms. Diana has been in early childhood education for over 15 years. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University where she received her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She taught Infants through Pre-K until she was promoted to the position of Assistant Director and then to Director. While an amazing director, her true passion has always been teaching. She made the decision to return to the classroom and now teaches our Kindergarten program. Ms. Diana has a level of commitment to her students and their success that is truly unparalleled. She is a problem solver with a strong drive to be the best teacher that she can be. Her ideas and activities are creative and intentional based on the needs of her students. She has created this classroom environment that exudes positivity and promotes creativity. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and her three sons. She loves college football and antiques.
  • Mrs Lindsey

    Mrs Lindsey

    Lead Teacher-Pre-K
    Ms. Lindsey has been with The Goddard School since June 2007. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina. She has taught in our Get Set and First Steps' classes before settling into our Pre-K class. From her well thought out lesson plans to her classroom organization, she gives her all to her students. She enjoys working with children because of their energy and their vibrancy for life. She also enjoys their willingness to learn. Her hobbies include watching movies and going to theme/water parks. Love You Forever is her favorite children’s book.
  • Mrs Chaitali

    Mrs Chaitali

    Assistant Teacher-Pre-K
    Ms. Chaitali has been with The Goddard School since September 2018. She obtained a diploma equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Commercial Design from Girls Polytechnic College, Surat. Her favorite thing about working with children is having a chance to make a change in a child’s life. Her hobbies include cooking, gardening and crafting. The Kissing Hand is her favorite children’s book. Favorite Saying or Philosophy: “Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt and dance like no one is watching!”
  • Ms April

    Ms April

    Lead Teacher-Pre-K
    Ms. April has been with The Goddard School since June 2019. She graduated from the University of Georgia where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. She also had a wonderful opportunity to travel abroad and teach in Spain. Her goal is to specialize in school counseling. She has worked with children for over five years, including time spent at Sharon Elementary and Lambert High School. She enjoys working with children because she loves fostering relationships with them. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, traveling and volunteering at her church. The Giving Tree is her favorite children’s book. Favorite Saying or Philosophy: “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” -T.S. Eliot
  • Ms Jasmine

    Ms Jasmine

    Assistant Teacher-Pre-K
    Ms. Jasmine has been with The Goddard School since June 2022. While in high school, she taught elementary school students how to code. She currently attends the University of Georgia. She is working to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She enjoys working with children because she loves listening to their creative thoughts. Her hobbies include history and Minecraft. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus is her favorite children’s book. Favorite Saying or Philosophy: Follow the Golden Rule!
  • Mrs Tina

    Mrs Tina

    Lead Teacher-Preschool
    Ms. Tina has been with The Goddard School since November 2006. She obtained her Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential for Preschool. She is our cheerleader here at our school. You will find her bursting with energy with a smile on her face and a "you can do anything" attitude. She has been a loyal and committed teacher who adds so much to our team. She enjoys working with children because of their honesty. Children have the tendency to say anything. Her hobbies include cooking and dancing. Alice in Wonderland is her favorite children’s book. Favorite Saying or Philosophy: “If you tell the truth then you don’t have to remember what you said.”
  • Mrs Sumana

    Mrs Sumana

    Assistant Teacher-Preschool
    Ms. Sumana has been with The Goddard School since August 2022. She graduated from Jadavpur University where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. She enjoys working with children because she loves seeing their sweet smiles and seeing them happy. Her hobbies include reading, cooking, crafting and painting. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is her favorite children’s book. Favorite Saying or Philosophy: Patience is not the ability to wait but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.
  • Mrs Trina

    Mrs Trina

    Lead Teacher-Preschool
    Ms. Trina has been with The Goddard School since June 2013. Ms. Trina has worked in Early Childhood Education for over five years. Before relocating to Georgia she was a Social Worker for over 13 years. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Southern University of New Orleans and a Certification in Early Childhood Education from Gwinnett Technical College. Ms. Trina enjoys working with children because she loves to watch them grow. In her free time she enjoys reading and interior decorating. "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" is her favorite children's book. Her favorite saying is "take one day at a time."
  • Mrs Rohini

    Mrs Rohini

    Assistant Teacher-Preschool
    Ms. Rohini has been with The Goddard School since August 2022. She attended Annamalai University where she obtained her Master’s Degree in Commerce. She enjoys working with children because she finds so much joy learning from them. Her hobbies include reading, music, cooking and shopping. Dr. Seuss is her favorite children’s author. Favorite Saying or Philosophy: “Practice makes perfect.”
  • Mrs Jennifer

    Mrs Jennifer

    Lead Teacher-Preschool
    Ms. Jennifer has been with The Goddard School since June 2018. She has been in Early Childhood Education for over 20 years. She has experienced every level of Early Childhood Education and teaching in a classroom holds a special place in her heart. She obtained a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential for Preschool. She enjoys working with children because she loves watching them grow. She finds it very rewarding to be a part of a child’s learning process. Her hobbies include crafting and baking. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and her three children. The Kissing Hand is her favorite children’s book. Favorite Saying or Philosophy: “It takes a big heart to teach little minds.”
  • Mrs Asweni

    Mrs Asweni

    Assistant Teacher-Preschool
    Ms. Asweni has been with The Goddard School since August 2023. She graduated from Manonmaniam University where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and Accounting. She enjoys working with children because she loves their joy and enthusiasm. Her hobbies include cooking, gardening, and dancing. Dream Big, Little One is her favorite children’s book. Favorite Saying or Philosophy: By teaching you will learn. By learning, you will teach.
  • Mrs Rozita

    Mrs Rozita

    Lead Teacher-Get Set
    Ms. Rozita has been with The Goddard School since January 2008. She obtained her Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential for Preschool. She has worked with children in an early childhood education setting since 2001. You will not walk into Ms. Rozita's class and not feel welcomed. She has a very warm and inviting personality. She makes it her priority to make every child feel loved in her classroom. Ms. Rozita enjoys working with children because of their happiness and their love and affection. She enjoys getting hugs from them. Her hobbies include dancing and painting. Mommy Me is her favorite children’s book. Favorite Saying or Philosophy: I want to share my happiness with those around me!
  • Ms Jacqueline

    Ms Jacqueline

    Assistant Teacher-Get Set
    Ms. Jacqueline has been with The Goddard School since January 2023. She graduated from Colorado Technical College where she obtained her Associate’s Degree in Business Management. She enjoys working with children because she gets to see them happy and she gets to be a part of their learning process. Her hobbies include hiking and working on mechanics with her dad. Green Eggs and Ham is her favorite children’s book. Favorite Saying or Philosophy: All children are unique and must have a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially.
  • Mrs Ekta

    Mrs Ekta

    Assistant Teacher-Support Staff
    Ms. Ekta has been with The Goddard School since October 2022. She attended Siam University, working to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management. She has now worked in Early Childhood Education for over eleven years. She enjoys working with children because she loves watching them learn and grow. Her hobbies include painting, resin art, and pour paint. The Kissing Hand is her favorite children’s book. Favorite Saying or Philosophy: “Tell me and I will forget. Teach me and I will remember. Involve me and I will learn.”
  • Ms Bridget

    Ms Bridget

    Assistant Teacher-Toddlers
    Ms. Bridget has been with The Goddard School since January 2023. She currently attends Georgia State University where she is working to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. She enjoys working with children because she loves watching them grow and develop. Her hobbies include playing soccer, exercising, and drawing. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is her favorite children’s book. Favorite Saying or Philosophy: Hardships often prepare an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.
  • Ms Jocelyn

    Ms Jocelyn

    Lead Teacher-Toddlers
    Ms. Jocelyn has been with The Goddard School since January 2023. She graduated from Felician University where she worked to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in English. Before relocating to Georgia, she worked as an Assistant Behavior Therapist for a center designed for students with autism. She enjoys working with children because she not only gets to learn and grow with them, but she also gets to watch them explore the world around them. Her hobbies include reading, writing and collecting vinyl records. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is her favorite children’s book. Favorite Saying or Philosophy: Treat people with kindness.
  • Ms Katherine

    Ms Katherine

    Assistant Teacher-Toddlers
    Ms. Kat has been with The Goddard School since June 2023. She currently attends Gwinnett Technical College where she is working to obtain an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys working with children because she gets to see how they interact with the world around them. Her hobbies include sewing and anime. Corduroy is her favorite children’s book. Favorite Saying or Philosophy: “Anyone who has never made a mistake, has never tried anything new.” -Albert Einstein
  • Ms Tranise

    Ms Tranise

    Lead Teacher-Infants
    Ms. Tranise has been with The Goddard School since January 2023. She graduated from San Jancito College where she obtained her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Development. She enjoys working with children because she gets to watch them grow and develop into their own person. Her hobbies include traveling, cooking, baking, reading, and doing hair. The Box Car Children are her favorite children’s books. Favorite Saying or Philosophy: Everyone is different. Treat people the way you would want to be treated.
  • Mrs Heather

    Mrs Heather

    Assistant Teacher-Infants
    Ms. Heather has been with The Goddard School since August 2023. She graduated from American Military University where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a minor in Human Resources. She enjoys working with children because she loves watching them find and grow into their personalities. Her hobbies include crafting and reading. The Tale of Peter Rabbit is her favorite children’s book. Favorite Saying or Philosophy: The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.
  • Ms Quimby

    Ms Quimby

    Lead Teacher-Toddlers
    Ms. Quimby has been with The Goddard School since November 2018. She has been in Early Childhood Education for over five years. She enjoys working with children because she loves watching them grow and achieve their milestones. Her hobbies include working out and baking. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is her favorite children’s book. Favorite Saying or Philosophy: “What’s meant for you will never miss you.”
  • Mrs Shyamala

    Mrs Shyamala

    Lead Teacher-Afterschool
    Ms. Shyamala has been with The Goddard School since January 2023. She graduated from TJPS-Guntur where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and her Master’s Degree in Business Administration. She enjoys working with children because she loves playing with them and getting to teach them. Her hobbies include music, arts and crafts and painting. Green Eggs and Ham is her favorite children’s book. Favorite Saying or Philosophy: Teaching is a noble profession that shapes the character and future of an individual.
  • Mrs Betty

    Mrs Betty

    Kitchen Manager
    Ms. Betty has been with The Goddard School since December 2019. She obtained her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Elgin Community College. She is also a retired Head Start teacher where she taught for over 20 years. Her favorite thing about working with children is the joy she gets from watching them grow and helping them learn new concepts. Her hobbies include card making and riding her motorcycle. Eric Carle is her favorite children’s author. She collects all his books. Favorite Saying or Philosophy: “Live for today. Tomorrow is not promised!”
  • Ms Emma

    Ms Emma

    Assistant Teacher-Support Staff
    Ms. Emma has been with The Goddard School since August 2022. She currently attends Lambert High School. She obtained a safe sitter certification through Girl Scouts. She enjoys working with children because she loves their creativity. Her hobbies include reading, baking and drawing. Oh, The Places You’ll Go is her favorite children’s book. Favorite Saying or Philosophy: “If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.”
  • Ms Mayra

    Ms Mayra

    Assistant Teacher-Support Staff
    Ms. Mayra has been with The Goddard School since June 2022. She currently attends Georgia State University where she is obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She enjoys working with children because she enjoys watching them grow and explore their creativity. Her hobbies include traveling and playing the piano. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is her favorite children’s book. Favorite Saying or Philosophy: “Today is the opportunity to build the tomorrow you want.”
  • Ms Nikita

    Ms Nikita

    Assistant Teacher-Support Staff
    Ms. Niki has been with The Goddard School since August 2023. She currently attends Lambert High School. She is a RBT intern, as well as President of National Honors Society. She enjoys working with children because she hopes to make an impact on their lives. She hopes that one day they will look back and remember the time she spent with them during these years. Her hobbies include scuba diving, snorkeling and dancing. Pinkalicous is her favorite children’s book. Favorite Saying or Philosophy: “It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort.”
  • Ms Jadah

    Ms Jadah

    Assistant Teacher-Support Staff
    Ms. Jadah has been with The Goddard School since May 2023. She currently attends Georgia Gwinnett College, obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She enjoys working with children because she loves watching them make new discoveries. Her hobbies include animals, superheroes, and shopping. Green Eggs and Ham is her favorite children’s book. Favorite Saying or Philosophy: Express your inner beauty!
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