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. 

  •  Sheryl

    Sheryl

    Co-Owner, M.S. Early Childhood Pscyhology
    Sheryl is the Owner of the Goddard School located in Elgin. Sheryl’s inspiration to open the school came from her young daughters, Sophia and Emma, who are now Goddard graduates. Her Master's degree in psychology coupled with her experience of working at the American Academy of Pediatrics allows her to truly appreciate the importance of providing a solid foundation for young children. She believes taking care of children's hearts, bodies and minds gives her the opportunity to make a difference in their future and the future of all of those who are touched by them. This together with helping families find balance in their lives has inspired her to offer the BEST early childhood education program.
  •  Sue

    Sue

    Operation Bubbles
    Hello I'm Sue, the Executive Director here at The Goddard School in Elgin. I'm proud to say that I have worked at this school since 2009, just three years after it opened. I have been a teacher in early childhood since 1985 and became the Director at Goddard in 2020! I have my Degree in Early Childhood Education and live with my amazing husband and have two children. Allison, my daughter, is 25 and lives with her wife in Washington and my son, Cameron, is 19 and is currently in college. I look forward to many more years here at The Goddard School!
  •  Abby

    Abby

    Lead Teacher, B.A. Elementary Ed
    Hey yall, I am Mrs. Abby. If you have heard me talking, you'll know I moved here from Tennessee.I recently obtained my elementary education teaching license from Western Governors University. I am so excited to be co-teaching in Singing Coyote Canyon classroom. When I am not at work, you will find me drinking iced coffee from a local coffee shop or at the gym lifting weights. I am a proud husky dog mom and an even prouder wife. I can't wait to not only teach your children but learn from them as well.
  •  Anna

    Anna

    Kindergarten Teacher, B.A. Elementary Education
    Ms. Anna is a lead teacher in our Kindergarten classroom. She has a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from National Lewis University with a math endorsement. Anna started at our school in 2007. She has two daughters. She is trained in pediatric CPR/First Aid. Anna is a 2016 Goddard Systems Teacher of the Year!
  •  Becky

    Becky

    Lead Teacher, B.A. Early Childhood Education
    Becky is one of the teachers in our Get Set classroom. She has been working in early childhood education for 7 years and has spent most of that time in a 2 year old classroom. Becky enjoys this age because of the progess the children make from the beginning. Becky is hoping to complete her Bachlor's Degree in Early Childhood Education by June 2022. She is so excited to be part of our Goddard family.
  •  Cindy

    Cindy

    Lead KPREP Teacher, B.A. Elementary Education
    Ms. Cindy is a lead teacher in our kindergarten prep classroom. She has her Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University in elementary education. She is also trained in pediatric CPR/First Aid. Ms. Cindy has been with our school since 2008. For fun, Ms. Cindy loves working out, spending time with her family, and going shopping.
  •  Daisy

    Daisy

    Lead Toddler Teacher, Associates in Early Childhood
    Ms. Daisy is a lead teacher in the Toddler room. She has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, and has been in the industry since 2014. Ms. Daisy has 5 wonderful children ages 15,12,7,4,and 2, which is what started her love for working with children! In her spare time, Ms. Daisy enjoys spending time with her children, and she also runs a personal keepsake shop on Etsy!
  •  Danielle

    Danielle

    Lead KPREP Teacher, B.A. Elementary Education
    Ms. Danielle is a lead teacher in our Kindergarten Prep classroom. She has a Bachelors Degree from Stephens College in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She started working with children in 2013. Ms. Danielle has been with Goddard since 2019. For fun, she LOVES reading books, hanging with her pets and going to the movies.
  •  Heather

    Heather

    Lead Preschool Teacher, Associates in Early Childhood
    Ms. Heather joined our school October 2021. She is one of our co-lead teachers in the Moose Mountain classroom. She has her Early Childhood Education degree from Elgin Community College and has been teaching in the field for 7 years. Ms. Heather has a daughter named Zoey who is smart, spunky and sassy. She has been married to her best friend for 7 years and has two rescue dogs. Ms. Heather enjoys being outside with her family, camping, and exploring new places.
  •  Jennifer

    Jennifer

    Lead Infant Teacher, Infant/Toddler CDA
    Jennifer is one of our teachers in the infant program. She has been in childcare for 13 years and has worked in all ages. She has her CDA from Rasmussen College. Jennifer is in the process of persuing an Associates Degree in Arts from McHenry County College. Jennifer loves being in infants watching them grow and being able to teach them strategies they can use and learn from. She is CPR/First Aid certified. Jennifer loves to spend time with her daughter and other family members, shopping, swimming and watching movies.
  •  Juanita

    Juanita

    Lead Teacher, Infant/Toddler CDA
    Ms. Juanita is our lead Young Preschool Teacher and joined our team in 2018. Juanita has over 10 years of teaching experience and truly enjoys working with children. Juanita is trained in CPR/First Aid. She loves true crime podcasts, her husband, hockey, and kids. She drives to Goddard Elgin from Chicago every day - that is how much we love each other!
  •  Karen

    Karen

    Lead Teacher, M.Ed, Elementary Education
    Ms. Karen is one of our Kindergarten teachers. She has worked as a teacher for over 10 years. Ms. Karen has a BA in sociology from NIU and a M.Ed from Loyola University with a teaching certification in elementary education. She loves the curiosity and wonder that a child brings to a classroom. Ms. Karen has a Yorkie named Louie and enjoys DIY projects, cooking and traveling.
  •  KaTreena

    KaTreena

    Lead Teacher
    Miss KaTreena joined our team in 2018 and has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arkansas in General Human Environmental Science with a Minor in Early Childhood Education. Miss KaTreena has a passion for working with young children and has over 5 years of experience. Miss KaTreena has a young son as well!
  •  Kimberly

    Kimberly

    Lead Preschool Teacher, Associates in Early Childhood
    Ms. Kim is a lead teacher in our Moose Mountain classroom. Ms. Kim has an Associate’s degree in early childhood education from Elgin Community College. She is also trained in CPR/First Aid. Ms. Kim has been part of our Goddard family since 2014. She began teaching ballet at a couple of park districts in the area after High School. In 1992, Ms. Kim began teaching preschool in a childcare setting. She has two children and a goldendoodle with her husband. Ms. Kim enjoys sitting by the firepit with her family, listening to her children play instruments and being by the ocean or waterfalls. Ms. Kim believes every child who enters her classroom will always have a special place in her heart forever.
  •  Kourtney

    Kourtney

    Lead Preschool Teacher, M.S. Special Ed (2022)
    Ms. Kourtney joined our team in 2019! She is a lead teacher in our Young Preschool classroom. Ms. Kourtney has her Associates in Elementary Education and Special Education, her Bachelor's in Communication Disorders and Sciences, and is currently pursuing her Master's in special education in addition to planning a wedding!
  •  Kristine

    Kristine

    Lead 2's Teacher, Infant/Toddler CDA
    Kristine is one of our extraordinary Lead 2's Teachers. She has been teaching and having fun with children for 6 years. Seeing the children's smiles, hearing their silly stories and making them laugh are her favorite things about being a teacher. She always makes teaching fun and has a way on making children feel comfortable and express their feelings. Kristine hopes to continue making a difference on all children's lives from years to come.
  •  Megan

    Megan

    Lead Pre-K Teacher, B.A. Early Childhood
    Ms. Megan is a lead teacher in our Singing Coyote Canyon classroom. She has a BA in Early Child and Elementary Education from Ashford University. Ms. Megan has worked with preschoolers with disabilities for 13 years. She has been teaching in early childhood for 25 years. Ms. Megan joined our Goddard team in 2018.
  •  Nicolette

    Nicolette

    Lead Teacher, B.A. Early Education (2024)
    Ms. Nicolette is a lead teacher in our Moose Mountain classroom. She is majoring in Early Childhood Education and will be continuing her journey at Judson University in the Fall of 2021. In her free time, Ms. Nicolette loves to exercise and spend time with family.
  •  Hector

    Hector

    Rom Com & Chocolate Cheesecake Fan
    Mr. Hector is a fan favorite at Goddard. He is loved by all. Hector has completed his Associates in Science and is continuing his studies to become an amazing pediatrician! He is an Assitant Teacher Assistant supporting our entire staff. He is certified in CPR/First aid. Hector has experience working with children as a swim instructor at a local swim school where he worked primarily with preschool students. He is an avid rock climber, weight lifter, and loves fruit!
  •  Kayla

    Kayla

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Kayla is a teacher in our First Step classroom and joined our school in March 2022. She has a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Illinois and hopes to continue her studies one day. Kayla is a first time teacher and truly loves her time working the the children and getting to know their personalities. Ms. Kayla enjoys spending time outdoors, seeing friends and family and trying new foods.
  •  Lela

    Lela

    Assistant Teacher, Infant/Toddler CDA (2022)
    Lela Graf joined our school October 2021. She has two years of experience in early childhood and is certified CPR/first aid. A mom of a sweet 1-year old boy, she is dedicated to helping children learn and discover new things as they grow and develop. Lela will be completing her Infant/Toddler CDA in the Spring. Lela has been married for two years and is extremely family oriented.
  •  Maggie`

    Maggie`

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Maggie is a CDA certified, lead teacher in our Toddler classroom. She has been working with children since 2018, and is also CPR certified. Ms. Maggie has 2 pets, a dog and a hamster. In her free time, Ms. Maggie enjoys playing video games and watching Disney movies!
  •  Savanah

    Savanah

    Assistant Teacher, Infant/Toddler CDA (2022)
    Savanah joined our Goddard family November 2021. She has been working with children for 8 years ranging in ages 6 weeks to 15 years. Savanah is on the road to getting her CDA and will be graduating in June 2021 from YWCA. She believes all children are unique in their own way and loves watching them grow. Savanah enjoys spin class, tacos and movie night.
  •  Stephanie

    Stephanie

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Stephanie joined Goddard in February 2022. She has worked in childcare for eight years with age groups ranging from six weeks to 12 years. Her most recent experience working with children has been with the infant and toddler age groups. Ms. Stephanie earned her Associate's Degree in Fashion Merchandising and plans to further her education by obtaining her Infant/Toddler CDA certification. Ms. Stephanie says her mission at Goddard is to help children learn in a safe and loving environment. In her free time, Ms. Stephanie loves to read, listen to music, and go glamping with her family.
  •  Tamira

    Tamira

    Rockstar
    Ms. Tamira wears multiple hats at our school. As the school marketing manager, Ms. Tamira utilizes her degree in Marketing to support our faculty teams in creating classroom displays, displays around the school, and keeping up with Goddard social media pages. Ms. Tamira joined our team in 2019 and is First Aid and CPR certified. In her free time, Ms. Tamira likes to read, listen to music, and go shopping!
  •  Printa

    Printa

    Kitchen Manager
    Printa joined our Goddard family February 2022 as our kitchen manager. She comes with 7 years of experience working in the food industry. Printa is a mother of 4 children and to a wonderful puppy named Buddy. She enjoys watching movies, camping, and doing anything that involves nature. When Printa isn't at work, you can find her listening to music or hanging out with family. She is very excited to be working at Goddard and being around the little ones.
  •  Tellie

    Tellie

    Kitchen Queen
    Ms. Tellie is our awesome kitchen manager and chef! She joined our school in 2017, and has worked in childcare since 2005. Tellie is CPR/First-aid certified. She also has her food handlers certification, and her ServSafe Food Protection Manager certification. Tellie is also completing her Infant-Toddler Child Development Associates. In her free time, she chases her preschooler and enjoys spending time with her family. Her family includes her husband, 3 children, and 3 cats. Tellie also enjoys snacking, napping, and watching T.V.

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