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.


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. 

  • Miss Bridget

    Miss Bridget

    Education Director
    Education Director- Miss Bridget joined The Goddard School in September 2012. She received her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Oakton Community College. Miss Bridget has come to our School with years of valuable experience. She has been a preschool teacher, a teacher at a school for gifted children, a teacher mentor, an Assistant Director, and Director. Miss Bridget's proudest professional accomplishment is to have been published in the "Illinois Gifted Children Journal".
  • Mrs Kumud

    Mrs Kumud

    On site Owner
    We have lived in the Chicagoland area for the last 25 years. We have two grown up professional children and our two grandsons go to The Goddard School in the Boston area. We were very impressed with how they were being groomed by the Goddard educational framework and that motivated us to explore potential Goddard schools. Both of us had reached a career point in our lives where we realized we were ready for a meaningful career change and the Goddard connection of our grandkids and our exposure to the Goddard philosophy of fostering the love of learning in a safe nurturing environment was a trigger and here we are ready to continue providing quality education experience to your child. I have a Master’s degree in Political Science and a Bachelor’s degree in education. I have worked in the banking and education fields and have a special interest in the childcare field. I have been an accomplished middle school teacher in Lake County. During my husband's global assignments, I have owned and run childcare centers globally and am very excited to own a Goddard School to contribute to integrated development of your child.
  • Mr Viney

    Mr Viney

    On site Owner
    We love Chicago and have lived here ever since we moved from Canada in 1994. During my professional career and because of expat global assignments, we have moved in Canada, Europe, middle-east, and Asia Pacific countries, and have lived in and visited 50+ countries. The last company I worked for was Accenture where I was the Managing Director of Global Alliance Sales for 16 years. A stage came in our life where a new direction was needed and running our own business made a lot of sense. The choice of Goddard was a no brainer since both of us are passionate about childcare educaiton and Goddard is one of the premier brands in the USA. I have a double MBA from India and Canada each and have done post MBA professional development courses at Kellogg School of Northwestern University. Kumud and I are proud to own a Goddard franchise.
  • Miss Georgina

    Miss Georgina

    Lead Teacher Kangaroos
    Miss Gina has her Associate Degree in Early Childhood education. She has over 20 years of experience working with young children. She started with our school 2013 and is currently a Lead Teacher in our Tigers classroom.
  • Miss Joni

    Miss Joni

    Lead Teacher - Kangaroos
    Joni joined us with 15 years of experience and attended McHenry County College. She enjoys working with children and helping them secure the skills they need to be successful and ready for the next developmental stage. She is a lead leacher in Kangaroos classroom.
  • Miss Melisa

    Miss Melisa

    Teacher - Penguins
    Miss Melissa is a teacher in our Penguins classroom. She finished her high school and is currently working on her CDA credentials. She joined Goddard School in 2019 and slowly made her way to move to one of the most rewarding 'infants' age group. She has a passion to see the little angels grow and learn basics. The infants classroom needs a lot of patience and she has adapted to the environment very well and is liked by the parents.
  • Miss Priya

    Miss Priya

    Lead Teacher - Turtles
    Miss Priya has worked with children since 2002. Priya has taught in India also and has earned her college degree there. Currently she is a Lead teacher in our Turtles classroom and has worked with us since 2014. She is well liked by the parents for her care, patience, and education of little Turtles.
  • Miss Sheryl

    Miss Sheryl

    Lead Teacher - Koalas
    Miss Sheryl joined The Goddard School in March 2010 and is one of the lead teachers in the Get Set Koalas classroom. She has worked in the field of Early Childhood Education since 1998 and has gone through an accreditation process to receive a CDA (Child Development Associate).
  • Miss Sydni

    Miss Sydni

    Lead Teacher Frogs
    Sydni has completed her CDA credentials and is a Lead Teacher in Frogs classroom. She wants every child that leaves her classroom having a smile. She believes children learn best when they feel welcomed and supported.
  • Miss Tanya

    Miss Tanya

    Lead Teacher Koalas
    Miss Tanya has earned an Associates Degree in Child Development from Harper College. Tanya has been in childcare for over 30 years. Miss Tanya started with our school in 2014 and is currently a Lead Teacher in our Koalas classroom.
  • Miss Katrina

    Miss Katrina

    Miss Trina is working with Goddard School since 2021. She is a teacher floater and serves classrooms as needed. She has completed ECE Level 1 education and is currently taking courses at McHenry County College. She loves to see kids have fun, learn, and grow. In addition to her passion for childcare, she loves reading, crafts and baking.
  • Miss Lori

    Miss Lori

    Miss Lori has been working with children since 2005 and joined Goddard School during 2021. She is currently working on her CDA credentials. She loves watching kids grow and believes in their integrated development. She is a floater teacher and has been a wonderful resource for the school and has been appreciated by parents for her passion and care.
  • Miss Karen

    Miss Karen

    Assistant Teacher
    Miss Karen has over 15 years of experience working with young children. She has earned her Childhood Development Associate certificate and enjoys working with our toddlers and infants. She has worked at our school since 2014.
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