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 Evin

    Mrs Evin

    On Site Owner
    Education: B.S. in Restaurant Management and A.S. in baking and Pastry Arts from the Culinary Institute of America. Experience: Evin started her career in the restaurant industry in 2003. In 2011 she started her own bakery and in 2012 acquired a second bakery. Evin’s family has been in the Goddard family since 2009, when her brother and mother started the Goddard Buckhead location. Favorite Children’s Book: Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein Fun Fact: I can make fun sculpted cakes and grand wedding cakes!
  • Mrs Carla-Renee

    Mrs Carla-Renee

    Executive Director
    Education: B.S. in Education from Georgia Southwestern State University and pursuing a Masters in Education Leadership Experience: Carla-Renee started her career in the public school system. In 2010, she moved to the Atlanta area and worked for a fortune 500 company before joining The Goddard Team in 2013. Favorite Children’s Book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do you see? Fun Fact: I have four little boys and I finally had a daughter in April of 2019. I enjoy coaching with my husband and attending sporting events with my boys. A new hobby of mine is coordinating and wearing matching outfits with my daughter.
  • Ms Angiee

    Ms Angiee

    Admissions Director
    Education: B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Strayer University and an A.S. in Early Childhood Education. Experience: Angiee has been with the Goddard family since 2013. Previous to Goddard, she was with the public school system for a total of 5 years working with children from Kindergarten to Fifth Grade. Favorite Children’s Book: A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue by Julia Cook. Fun Fact: Angiee loves animals especially her dogs, Richard Parker & Charles Barkey!
  • Mr Justin

    Mr Justin

    Education Director
    Education: Masters Degree in Elementary Education from University of Massachusetts Boston Experience: Teaching in Early Childhood since 2013, experienced with school age children Favorite Children's Book: Corduroy Bear Fun Fact: Mr. Justin relocated from Massachusetts
  • Ms Rhea

    Ms Rhea

    Training Director
    Education: Rhea has a CDA. Experience: Before Goddard, Rhea worked at an elementary school for nine years. Favorite Childrens Book: Charlotte's Web Fun Fact: Ms. Rhea was born in St. Croix, USVI and enjoys vacationing in the Caribbean.
  • Ms Gabrielle

    Ms Gabrielle

    Belugas Lead Teacher
    Education: Ms. Gabby took some courses in Early Childhood Education at the University of Phoenix and is currently working on her Child Development Associate. Experience: She has over 5 years years of experience working in a childcare setting as an Assistant and Lead Teacher. Ms. Gabby worked with infants and toddlers caring, nurturing and helping them develop their cognitive skills and meeting milestones goals. Favorite Children's Books: If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff, Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Fun Fact: Ms. Gabby enjoys dedicating a whole weekend to self care and is a licensed Cosmetologist.
  • Ms Breshane (Bre)

    Ms Breshane (Bre)

    Pelicans Lead Teacher
    Education: Ms. Bre is currently working on her Child Development Associate. Experience: Prior to Goddard, she worked in the childcare field as a Lead and Assistant Teacher. Favorite Children's Book: Glow by Ruth Forman. Fun Fact: Ms. Bre started her career in the Medical Field and switched to childcare after having her daughter.
  • Ms Precious

    Ms Precious

    Sea Turtles Lead Teacher
    Prior to Goddard Vinings, Precious worked at the Goddard School in Buford and another preschool for a little over a year. Her favorite children's book is Green Eggs & Ham by Dr. Seuss. A fun fact about Precious is her birthday is on St. Patrick's Day!
  • Ms Lynette

    Ms Lynette

    Crabs Lead Teacher
    Education: Ms. Lynette is currently pursuing her degree in Early Childcare Education from Grand Canyon University. Experience: This is Ms. Lynette's first time working in a Preschool setting. Favorite Children's Book: Shh Rodgers Reading Fun Fact: Lynette moved here from California with her son. They both love to sing and dance together. She loves arts and crafts and loves getting her hands dirty in sensory play.
  • Ms Shanequa

    Ms Shanequa

    Lobsters Lead Teacher/ Quality Assurance Specialist
    Ms. Shanequa has a Bachelors in Psychology from State University of New York at Potsdam. She was beein working in childcare since 2009 and has spend the past two years as a teacher at The Goddard School in New York. Her favorite children's book is Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see? Ms. Shanequa is also an avid Spongebob fan.
  • Ms Leah

    Ms Leah

    Starfish Lead Teacher
    Ms. Leah is a dedicated and compassionate individual with a Bachelor of Science degree in social work. Since 2019, she has been actively involved in the field of childcare, bringing her expertise and enthusiasm to create a nurturing environment for children. Her true passion lies in working with two-year-olds, as she finds great joy in helping them learn and grow during this crucial stage of their development. One of Ms. Leah's favorite aspects of her role is sharing the magic of storytelling with her young charges. She holds a special place in her heart for children's literature, particularly the books "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" and "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom." These stories captivate her students' imaginations and encourage their curiosity, fostering a love for reading and learning from an early age.Ms. Leah's vibrant personality extends beyond the realm of books. She enjoys incorporating music into her teaching methods, engaging her students in lively sing-alongs and dancing.
  • Ms Alexis

    Ms Alexis

    Center Support
    Ms. Alexis has a Bachelors in Social Work from Troy University. Prior to working at The Goddard School, she worked in her field with a Family Violence Crisis Center. She is excited to work with children and be a part of their development. Her favorite children's book is Green Eggs & Ham. Ms. Alexis loves to play basketball and play the trumpet.
  • Mr Jay

    Mr Jay

    Seahorse Lead Teacher/Art Education Specialist
    Education: Mr. Jay is a graduate from the Creative Amel Performing Arts School as a Musical Theater Major and Dance minor. He also toured as Aladdin with the Disney Cruise. He has a Bilingual CDA in Infant Toddlers and has been teaching since 2011. Experience: Mr. Jay has worked as an Assistant Teacher, Lead Teacher and was a teacher with a Spanish Immersion school Favorite Children's Book: Julian the Mermaid Fun Fact: Mr. Jay is a trained aerialist and worked with Knot Dance for 3 years.
  • Ms Yamilca

    Ms Yamilca

    Clownfish Lead Teacher
    Ms. Yamilca is an experienced childcare professional with over 18 years of teaching experience, who is currently pursuing a Child Development Associate (CDA) certification to further enhance her skills. Ms. Yamilca is thrilled to join The Goddard School as she has a passion for early childhood education and believes that every child deserves a nurturing and stimulating environment to learn and grow. Ms. Yamilca's favorite children's books are The Giving Tree and Rainbow Fish. She believes that these books instill valuable lessons about generosity, kindness, and empathy, which are crucial for a child's social and emotional development. Ms. Yamilca has a particular interest in working with toddlers, as she finds them to be full of wonder and excitement, eager to learn and explore. She believes in creating a warm and welcoming classroom environment that fosters creativity, imagination, and critical thinking.
  • Ms Shyann

    Ms Shyann

    Dolphins Lead Teacher
    Education: Pursuing a BS in Early Childhood Education from Georgia State University Experience: Ms. Shyann is new to working with children in a formal setting but is excited to put what she is learning in school into practice. Favorite Children's Book: The Rainbow Fish Fun Fact: She has two cats named Greyson and Gracie. She also knows how to play the guitar.
  • Mrs Maria

    Mrs Maria

    Jellyfish Lead Teacher
    Education: Maria has her Child Development Associate. Experience: She has over 23 years of experience working with children. Favorite Children's Book: Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss. Fun Fact: Maria has a dog, two birds, two fish, and loves to plant.
  • Mrs Tera

    Mrs Tera

    Sharks Lead Teacher/Quality Assurance Specialist
    Education: Tera has a CDA Experience: Previous to Goddard, she has experience working with Toddler and Preschool children for a total of nine years. Favorite Children's Book: Bark George, Don’t Wake the Bear, I’ve got 2 Dogs. Fun Fact: She has a son and daughter that she adores!
  • Ms E'lon

    Ms E'lon

    Belugas Assistant Teacher
    Education: Ms. E'Lon has a Child Development Associate and is currently pursuing an associate degree in Early Childhood Education at Chattahoochee Tech. Experience: She has over 4 years of experience working with infants and toddlers, which allowed her to develop a strong passion for educating young children and find great joy in nurturing their growth and development. Favorite Children's Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Fun Fact: Ms. E'Lon loves to travel, she has had the privilege of visiting Germany, Haiti, Mexico and Paris
  • Ms NaShell

    Ms NaShell

    Pelicans Assistant Teacher
    Mrs. Nashell is graduate of Grady High School and is currently attending Atlanta Technical College. She started working in the childcare industry in 2020. She favorite children's book is Hey Little Brown Girl. She loves working with children and is excited about working at our school.
  • Mrs Ruth

    Mrs Ruth

    Sea Turtles Assistant Teacher
    Mrs. Ruth has her Bachelor's of Arts in Communications from Aquinas University of Legazpi in the Philippines. Prior to Goddard, she worked in Thailand for years as an English teacher with students ranging from toddler-elementary aged children. Her favorite children's books are Jack the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood. Mrs. Ruth loves to sing and cook!
  • Ms Litzy

    Ms Litzy

    Clownfish Assistant Teacher
    Education: Ms. Litzy is a high school graduate. Experience: Prior to Goddard, Litzy worked at two other early childhood centers as a floating teacher. Favorite Children's Book: Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann & Elizabeth Kann Fun Fact: Ms. Litzy loves doing crafts and loves being creative!
  • Ms Mariah

    Ms Mariah

    Clownfish Assistant Teacher
    Education: Currently attending Georgia State University Experience: Has working with children in a private setting since 2014. Favorite Children's Book: Any Dr. Seuss book Fun Fact: She loves playing magnatiles with children.
  • Ms Morgan

    Ms Morgan

    Lobsters Assistant Teacher
    Education: Ms. Morgan is a high school graduate, during high school she took an Early Childhood Class that helped inspire her to pursue a career in Early Childhood Education. Experience: Prior to Goddard, she didn't have any classroom experience but is excited to start this new journey. Favorite Children's Book: Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee Fun Fact: Ms. Morgan favorite color is pink.
  • Ms Senece

    Ms Senece

    Center Support Teacher
    Education: Senece is currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in middle level education at Georgia State University. Experience: She started working with children from ages 0-8 years old at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Favorite Children's Book: Are You My Mother? By P.D. Eastman Fun Fact: Senece was once EMT tech certified upon leaving high school.
  • Ms Alexandra

    Ms Alexandra

    Starfish Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Alex is a dedicated individual currently pursuing her major in Early Childhood Education at Kennesaw State University. With a passion for nurturing young minds, she joined our team after working as a teacher at another Goddard School. Ms. Alex's favorite children's book is the beloved classic, "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom," which she uses to engage and inspire her students. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Ms. Alex has a fascinating background—she is Haitian and looks forward to visiting Haiti every summer, immersing herself in the vibrant culture and traditions of her heritage. Her commitment to education and her diverse experiences make her a valuable asset to our team.
  • Ms Reyonna

    Ms Reyonna

    Seahorses Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Reyonna is a new teacher who is a graduate of Warner Robins High School. Although she's new to teaching, she's had experience as a caregiver since 2020 and has a passion for caring for others. Her favorite children's book is Ruby Bridges Goes to School, which speaks to her love for education and her desire to inspire and empower her students. Ms. Reyonna also enjoys braiding hair, listening to the soothing sound of the ocean, and spending quality time with her son. With her kind and nurturing nature, Ms. Reyonna is sure to create a welcoming and inclusive learning environment for her students.
  • Ms Jon'Naya

    Ms Jon'Naya

    Dolphins Assistant Teacher
    Education: Ms. Jon'Naya is a high school graduate. Experience: Prior to Goddard, Ms. Jon'Naya has experience being a Lead and Assistant Teacher. Favorite Children's Book: Old McDonald Fun Fact: She loves being outdoors, loves animals, and would love to become a Vet.
  • Ms Zia

    Ms Zia

    Jellyfish Assistant Teacher
    Education: Ms. Zia has a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Psychology. Experience: Prior to Goddard, she worked as an Assistant Teacher with special needs students supporting their development and meeting their social and emotional goals. Favorite Children's Book: We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Fun Fact: Ms. Zia is from London, United Kingdom
  • Ms Kayla

    Ms Kayla

    Sharks Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Kayla is an aspiring professional in the field of Early Childhood Education, currently pursuing a degree in the subject. With a passion for working with young children, she has been actively involved in the childcare industry since 2020, gaining valuable experience and insight into the developmental needs of children. Having made the conscious choice to pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education, Ms. Kayla is driven by her desire to make a positive impact on the lives of young learners. She is particularly thrilled about the opportunity to work with Pre-K students, as she believes in the transformative power of early education and its ability to shape a child's future. "A Bad Case of the Stripes" is Ms. Kayla's favorite children's book, a delightful tale that captures her imagination and love for storytelling.Beyond her dedication to education, Ms. Kayla has a fun fact to share - she has two adorable dogs and a twin brother.
  • Ms Mikalia

    Ms Mikalia

    Kitchen Manager
    Education: In school taking general education classes before formally declaring a major. Experience: Ms. Mikalia is new to the Child Care field but is eager to learn and loves children of all ages Favorite Children's Book: If you give a mouse a cookie Fun Fact: Ms. Mikalia is a certified lash technician
  • Ms Rebecca

    Ms Rebecca

    Center Support Teacher
    Education: Rebecca has two years of massage therapy schooling. Experience: She has volunteered at the boys and girls club and also has experience with babysitting. Favorite Children's Book: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. Fun Fact: Rebecca loves to play softball, kickball. She also loves to act.
  • Ms Afifa

    Ms Afifa

    Dolphins Assistant Teacher
    Education: Currently attending Georgia State University Experience: Worked in after school program with my high school and has worked with families in the private sector Favorite's Children's Book: The One & Only Van Fun Fact: She is bilingual.
  • Ms Samaranet

    Ms Samaranet

    Center Support Teacher
    Education: Ms. Samaranet is a high school graduate. Experience: Prior to Goddard, she didn’t have classroom experience but is excited to start this new journey! Favorite Children's Book: Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney. Fun Fact: Ms. Samaranet loves hairless cats!
  • Ms Marina

    Ms Marina

    Center Support Teacher
    Ms. Marina is a recent high school graduate and our newest addition to the teaching staff. She has a deep passion for working with children and is thrilled to begin her career in education at our school. She has always enjoyed reading and has a particular love for children's literature, citing "The Giving Tree" as her all-time favorite book. In her free time, Ms. Marina can often be found reading comic books or exploring new hiking trails. Her energetic and enthusiastic personality is sure to make her a valuable member of our team, and we can't wait to see the positive impact she'll have on our students.
  • Ms Erielle

    Ms Erielle

    Center Support Teacher
    Ms. Erielle is a dedicated professional in the childcare industry, committed to providing exceptional care and education to children. She is a graduate of South Cobb High School and holds a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, demonstrating her expertise and commitment to early childhood development. With a career spanning since 2017, Ms. Erielle has gained valuable experience working with children of various age groups, nurturing their growth and supporting their learning. Currently, she is pursuing a degree in Human Services at Kennesaw State University, furthering her knowledge and skills in providing comprehensive care and support to individuals and families. Ms. Erielle's favorite children's book, "Oh, the places you'll go" by Dr. Seuss, reflects her belief in the limitless potential and bright futures of the children she interacts with.Outside of her professional pursuits, Ms. Erielle enjoys exploring new culinary experiences and trying different foods.
  • Ms Marcia

    Ms Marcia

    Belugas Assistant Teacher
    Education: Mrs. Marcia has her Child Development Associate. Experience: Prior to Goddard she has over 15 years of experience in child development and care working as an infant/toddler lead teacher. Favorite Book: ABC by Dr. Seuss Fun Fact: Ms. Marcia love reading books and singing. She will make up a song for every theme.
  • Ms Taylor

    Ms Taylor

    Center Support Teacher
    Education: Ms. Taylor graduated from Campbell High School in 2021 and the attended Industry Makeup Academy. Experience: Ms. Taylor has 2 years teaching experience. Prior to Goddard, she worked as assistant then the lead teacher with 2/3 years old. Favorite Children's Book: BIG by Vashti Harrison and Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann Fun Fact: Ms. Taylor is a Licensed Make Up Artist.
  • Mrs Jayalakshmi

    Mrs Jayalakshmi

    SeaTurtles Assistant Teacher
    Education: Mrs. Jaya holds a Master degree in Biochemistry. Prior to Goddard she worked as an Assistant Teacher with infants and 2/3 years old. Favorite Children's Book: Mr. Monkey Bakes a Cake by Jeff Mack. Fun Fact: Mrs. Jaya like to travel, cook and read story books.
  • Mrs Alisia

    Mrs Alisia

    Crabs Assistant Teacher
    Education: Ms. Alisia is pursuing a B.S. in Media and Entertainment at Kennesaw State University. Prior to Goddard, she worked as an Assistant Teacher with the 2/3 years old and a Mentor at The Boys and Girls Club of America. Favorite Children's Book: The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss Fun Fact: Ms. Alisia likes to play the guitar.
  • Mr Devin

    Mr Devin

    Center Support Teacher
    Education: Mr. Devin graduated from North Cobb High School where he studied Culinary for 3 years and was a member in Band. Experience: Prior to Goddard, he didn't have any classroom experience but is excited to start this new journey. Favorite Children's Book: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak Fun Facts: Mr. Devin plays the alto saxaphone and loves to read.
  • Mr Gerard

    Mr Gerard

    Center Support Teacher
    Education: Mr. Gerard is currently earning his Bachelor of Science in Sociology at Kennesaw State University. Experience: He has been working with children for the past 10 years as a camp counselor, coach, trainer and most recently as a registered behavior technician. Favorite Children's Book: Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss Fun Fact: Mr. Gerard's plan for the future is to be a Mental Health Advocate for all children.
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