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. 

  • Mr Rick

    Mr Rick

    Owner
    Mr. Rick is the Owner of the Goddard School of Meridian. His son attended a Goddard in Texas and he was able to see first hand the difference early childhood education can make. Originally from Canada, Mr. Rick has a Bachelor's in Small Business from Mount Royal University and is passionate about helping children develop a love of learning. Rick enjoys spending time with his family, the great outdoors, and his dog Yogi. Mr. Rick is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check through the Idaho's Health and Welfare division.
  • Ms Alexus

    Ms Alexus

    Director of Operations
    Ms. Alexus is our Operations Director. She has 12 years experience working with children, including 7 years in the classroom working with Infants to Preschool age students. Ms. Alexus has her Director Certificate through the Childcare Education Institute and is pursuing a bachelor's degree at Lewis Clark State College. She specializes in family engagement, professional development for staff and day to day operations of the school. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors with her husband and three kiddos and sipping coffee with a great book. Ms. Alexus is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check through Idaho's Health and Welfare division.
  • Ms Brooke

    Ms Brooke

    Director of Education
    Ms. Brooke is our Education Director. She brings 16 years of experience to the role including time in the classroom working with Infants to PreK students.  Most recently she worked at the U of I as an education coach and mentor for teachers in the area. Brooke obtained her Associate degree in early childhood education from College of Western Idaho and an Infant Mental Health Endorsement through AIM Early Idaho. Currently, she is pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Applied Science with an emphasis in Conflict Management at Boise State University. She specializes in supporting our teachers in the classroom, providing resources and training around best practice and managing quality control within the school. She has lived in Boise most of her life and enjoys walking the greenbelt with her fur baby Lucy, playing board games, and enjoying brunch with friends. Ms. Brooke has completed a background check through Idaho's Department of Health and Welfare and is CPR and First Aid certified.
  • Ms Taryn

    Ms Taryn

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Taryn is Lead Teacher in our Koala classroom (Infant to 12 months). She has over 5 years' experience working with children and has been with The Goddard School since January of 2022. She enjoys spending time with her children and going out with friends. Ms. Taryn is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check through Idaho's Health and Welfare department.
  • Ms Hailey

    Ms Hailey

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Hailey is Assistant Teacher in our Koala classroom (Infant to 12 months). Originally from Payette, Ms. Hailey has been working with children for 7 years and started at The Goddard School in Summer of 2023. In her spare time you can find her camping, traveling, swimming, baking and cooking. She is excited to bring her passion for working with children to the classroom. Ms. Hailey has completed a background check through Idaho's department of Health and Welfare and is CPR and First Aid certified.
  • Ms Melissa

    Ms Melissa

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Melissa is Lead Teacher in our Guppy Classroom (12 - 18 months). She has been working with children for over 5 years and has been with The Goddard School since Spring of 2022. Originally from Washington, Ms. Melissa loves spending time with her husband Tim and their daughter Hayden. Melissa also loves good food, movies, watching sports (Go Packers), and making art. Melissa has completed her CPR and First Aid certification and a background check through Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
  • Ms Sara

    Ms Sara

    Assistant teacher
    Ms. Sara is Assistant Teacher in our Guppy classroom (12-18 months). She has worked with children for 3 years and has been with The Goddard School since Spring of 2022. In her spare time Ms. Sarah loves to spend time with her family, snowboard, hike, and fish. Sarah is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check through Idaho's Department of Health and Welfare.
  • Ms Macy

    Ms Macy

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Macy is Lead teacher in our Penguin Classroom (18 - 24 months). She has worked in childcare for 5 years has been with The Goddard School since January of 2022. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in elementary education and hopes to one day teach Kindergarten. Ms. Macy enjoys going to the beach and watching the San Francisco Giants play. Ms. Macy is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check through Idaho's department of Health and Welfare.
  • Ms Jacky

    Ms Jacky

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Jacky is Lead Teacher of the Octopus classroom (2 - 3 years). Ms. Jacky has been working with children for 5 years and has been with The Goddard School since Spring of 2021. Originally from Washington, she enjoys spending time with her family and dancing. Ms. Jacky is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check through Idaho’s Health and Welfare division.
  • Ms Haley

    Ms Haley

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Haley is Assistant Teacher in our Octopus Classroom ( 2-3 years). She has been working with children for 2 years and joined The Goddard School in Fall of 2023. Ms. Haley is currently pursuing her associate degree in English Literature. She plans to complete her bachelor’s in education afterwards, with the goal to become an English Teacher in the future. She enjoys reading, painting and exploring the outdoors with her fiancé. Ms. Haley has completed a background check through Idaho's Department of Health and Welfare and is CPR and First Aid Certified.
  • Ms Torri

    Ms Torri

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Torri is Lead Teacher of our Monkey class (2-3 years). She has been working with children for over 8 years and has been with The Goddard School since February of 2021. She loves being outside and enjoying all that Boise has to offer with her husband and daughter, Avery. Ms. Torri is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check through Idaho's Health and Welfare division.
  • Ms Juannie

    Ms Juannie

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Juannie, (pronounced Wonnie), is Assistant Teacher in our Monkey classroom. She has been with The Goddard School of Meridian since July of 2022. Originally from Saipan, Juannie enjoys exploring the outdoors, relaxing, hanging with friends and family, and eating good food. Ms. Juannie is currently pursuing her associate degree in Elementary Education. Ms. Juannie is CPR and First aid certified and has completed a back ground check through Idaho's department of Health and Welfare.
  • Ms Maylynn

    Ms Maylynn

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. May is Lead Teacher in our Dolphin classroom (3-4 years). She has 3 years experience working with children and has been with The Goddard School since June of 2022. In her spare time, Ms. May loves road trips and time with her husband and son. Ms. May is CPR and first aid certified and has completed a background check through the Idaho department of Health and Welfare.
  • Ms Kylee

    Ms Kylee

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Kylee is Assistant Teacher in the Dolphin Classroom (3-4 years). Ms. Kylee has been working with children for 7 years and has been with The Goddard School since Summer of 2023. She is currently working towards her bachelors degree in Elementary Education. In her spare time you can find Ms. Kylee reading a good book or writing stories. Ms. Kylee has completed a background check through the Department of Health and Welfare and is CPR and First Aid Certified.
  • Ms Alyssa

    Ms Alyssa

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Alyssa is Lead Teacher in our Giraffe classroom (3-4 years). She has been working with children for 5 years and has been with The Goddard School since Summer of 2022. She is currently pursuing a bachelors degree in elementary education. In her free time, Ms. Alyssa enjoys arts and crafts, camping, reading and cooking. Ms. Alyssa is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check through Idaho's department of Health and Welfare.
  • Ms Destiny

    Ms Destiny

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Destiny is Assistant Teacher in the Giraffe Classroom (3-4 years). She has been working with children for 5 years and has been with The Goddard School since Summer of 2023. In her spare time, you can find Ms. Destiny going on adventures with her husband and two kiddos. Ms. Destiny has completed a background check though Idaho's Department of Health and Welfare and is CPR and First Aid Certified.
  • Ms Jillian

    Ms Jillian

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Jillian is Lead Teacher in our Otter classroom (4-5 years). Ms. Jillian started working in childcare in 2009 in Louisiana helping out at the Fort Polk Army base as an aide before going to study Early Childhood Education in California. She has experience throughout the field, working with various ages and as a Director and Curriculum Coordinator. She has been with The Goddard School since Spring of 2022. In her spare time she likes to craft with her two kids and hang out with her husband and cat. Ms. Jillian is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check through Idaho's department of Health and Welfare.
  • Ms Cathy

    Ms Cathy

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Cathy is Assistant Teacher in our Otter Classroom (4-5 years). She has over 2 years of experience working with children and has been working at The Goddard School since February of 2022. Outside of the classroom, Ms. Cathy enjoys time with her family, crocheting, and watching football - Roll Tide! Ms. Cathy is CPR and First Aid Certified and has completed a background check through Idaho's department of Health and Welfare.
  • Ms Amanda

    Ms Amanda

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Amanda is Lead Teacher of our Panda Classroom (4-5 years). Originally from Honduras, Ms. Amanda has her degree in Education Administration and brings 9 years of experience to the classroom. She has been working with The Goddard School since February of 2020. Her many hobbies include painting, music, biking, hiking and spending time with her family. Ms. Amanda is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check through Idaho's Health and Welfare division.
  • Ms Sannie

    Ms Sannie

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Sannie is Assistant Teacher in the Panda classroom (4-5 years). She just recently moved to Idaho from a little island in the Pacific Ocean known as Rota, just south of Saipan and has worked with children for over 7 years. She has been working at The Goddard School since the Summer of 2023. In her spare time you can find Ms. Sannie reading a good book, playing sports, and going on adventures with her family. Ms. Sannie has completed a background check through Idaho's Department of Health and Welfare and is CPR and First Aid Certified.
  • Ms Kim

    Ms Kim

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Kim is Lead Teacher for our Owl classroom (4-5 years). Ms. Kim has been working at The Goddard School since Spring of 2021. She holds an Associates Degree in General Education and has over 20 years' experience working with children. Ms. Kim loves spending time with her family, reading, and hiking. Ms. Kim is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check through Idaho's Health and Welfare division.
  • Ms Aysia

    Ms Aysia

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Aysia is Assistant Teacher in our Owl's classroom (4 to 5 years). She is from a little island in the Pacific Ocean known as Saipan and moved to Idaho with her husband in 2021. Ms. Aysia has been working at The Goddard School since July of 2021. In her free time, she loves to dance, go hiking and just be around family. Ms. Aysia is CPR and First Aid Certified and has completed a background check through Idaho's Health and Welfare division.
  • Ms Faye

    Ms Faye

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Faye is a resource teacher supporting all of our classrooms. She has over 5 years' of experience in child care and has been with The Goddard School since July of 2021. In her spare time Ms. Faye enjoys spending time with her daughter, Fiancé, friends, and family. Ms. Faye is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check through Idaho's Health and Welfare division.
  • Ms Shirlei

    Ms Shirlei

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Shirlei (pronounced She-Lay), is a resource teacher supporting all our classrooms. Originally from Brazil, Ms. Shirlei has been working with children for over 20 years and has been with The Goddard School since December of 2021. She enjoys incorporating song, dance, and dramatic play into her time with the kids. In her free time, Ms. Shirlei enjoys practicing Capoeira, as well as singing, and spending time with her husband and daughter. Shirlei is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check through Idaho's Health and Welfare Department.
  • Ms Mickie

    Ms Mickie

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Mickie is a resource teacher who supports all our classrooms and has been working at The Goddard School since November of 2020. She is a proud mother of two wonderful grown children and a grandma to four grandchildren. She has been working with children for 20 years and has enjoyed every minute of it! In her spare time she enjoys watching Hallmark movies and drinking coffee. Ms. Mickie has completed her CPR and First Aid and a background check through Idaho's Health and Welfare division.
  • Ms Brooke

    Ms Brooke

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Brooke is a resource teacher that supports all our classrooms. She has been working with children for a little over 4 years now and has been with The Goddard School since Summer of 2023. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. Ms. Brooke enjoys snowmobiling in the winter, and being around family. Ms. Brooke has completed a background check through Idaho's Department of Health and Welfare and is CPR and First Aid Certified.
  • Ms Rachel

    Ms Rachel

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Rachel is a resource teacher who supports all of the classrooms and has been with The Goddard School since Summer of 2023. Ms. Rachel has been working with children for 12 years now and has 4 children of her own. In her spare time you can find Ms. Rachel spending time with her family & friends, scrapbooking, and crafting. Ms. Rachel has completed a background check through Idaho's Department of Health and Welfare and is CPR and First Aid Certified.
  • Ms Mai'ana

    Ms Mai'ana

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Mai'ana (pronounced My-Ahna) is a resource teacher that supports all of the classrooms. She moved to Idaho in the Spring of 2023 and began working at The Goddard School of Meridian shortly afterward. In her free time, you can find her reading, spending time with family and friends or swimming. Ms. Mai'Ana has completed a background check through Idaho's Department of Health and Welfare and is CPR and First Aid Certified.
  • Ms Angela

    Ms Angela

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Angela is a resource teacher supporting all our classrooms. She has been working with children for two years and joined The Goddard School of Meridian in the Fall of 2023. Ms. Angela is originally from Brazil and moved to Idaho in 2022 with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoys trying new recipes and sharing her love for others through cooking. Ms. Angela is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check through Idaho's Department of Health and Welfare.
  • Ms Jessica

    Ms Jessica

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Jessica is a resource teacher that supports all our classrooms. She has been working with children for over 3 years now and has been with The Goddard School since June of 2023. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. On any given day, you can find Ms. Jessica outdoors. She loves to go kayaking, fishing, hiking, camping, and water skiing. Ms. Jessica has completed a background check through Idaho's Department of Health and Welfare and is CPR and First Aid Certified.
  •  Samantha

    Samantha

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Samantha is a resource teacher who supports all our classrooms and has been working at The Goddard School since February of 2024. She has 3 years experience working with children as a lead teacher. Ms. Samantha was born and raised in Alaska. Ms. Samantha graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2014, with a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Samantha moved to Boise to pursue her Masters at Boise State University. Fall of 2020, she completed her M.Ed. in Early and Special Education. Ms. Samantha lives in Star with her Husband, son, Jerry (a student at Goddard) and two dogs (Bailey and Stella). In her spare time she likes to fish, kayak, bead and travel. Ms. Samantha is CPR and First Aid certified and has completed a background check through the Idaho's Health and Welfare division.
  •  Evelyn

    Evelyn

    Assistant Director
    Ms. Evelyn is Assistant Director at The Goddard School of Meridian. Ms. Evelyn has been working with children for over 25 years, including operating her own center for 19 years. After moving to Idaho, she took a role as a PreK teacher and than eventually working in admin for a school for 5 years. Ms. Evelyn is currently completing her associate degree in early childhood education at Ashworth College. In her spare time, Evelyn enjoys jeeping, camping and spending time with husband, 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Ms. Evelyn has completed a background check through Idaho's Department of Health and Welfare and is CPR and First Aid certified.
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