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. 

  • Miss Laura

    Miss Laura

    Executive Director
    Laura Carter has been the Director of our school since 2011. She earned a degree in Early Childhood Education and has been working in child development schools since 1996, with much of that time in an administrative or leadership role. Her vast experience includes time as a Director, Assistant Director, Preschool Supervisor, and Team Leader. As our school Executive Director, she is able to fully utilize her in-depth understanding of early childhood education, administrative experience, leadership skills, and personal abilities on a daily basis. Laura was nominated as Teacher of the Year by PSO-ICCA in 2004. As an administrator, Laura is focused on keeping teachers and children fresh and motivated, while maintaining state standards, providing a valued education, and offering a trusting and caring environment for families. She maintains a passion for results and commitment to excellence, with unwavering determination at all times.
  • Ms Amanda

    Ms Amanda

    Lead Get Set Teacher
    Ms. Amanda Dancing Dolphins / Preschool Teacher/ Education: Pursuing Music degree and early childhood classes. College / University: Joliet Junior College Experience: Working with children since 2009. Ms. Amanda is excited to work at The Goddard School because she is passionate about working with children.
  • Ms Analiz

    Ms Analiz

    Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
    Ms. Analiz Wacky Walrus/Lead Teacher Degree / Education: Associates Degree in Applied Science and studied Early Childhood Education College / University: Morton College/ Experience: Ms. Analiz has been working with children since 2011. She is excited to work at The Goddard School because she loves interacting with children through hands on learning.
  • Ms Bethany

    Ms Bethany

    Lead Preschool Teacher
    Ms. Bethany Laughing Lobsters / Preschool Teacher / Education: Associates Degree in Early Childhood. College / University: Waubonsee Community College/ Experience: Ms. Bethany has been working with children since 2007. She is excited to work at The Goddard School because it is a start to a new adventure.
  • Ms Brittany

    Ms Brittany

    Lead Get Set Teacher
    Ms. Brittany Dancing Dolphins / Lead Teacher / Education: Pursuing a degree in Biology, with a minor in teaching College / University: Joliet Junior College/ Experience: Ms. Brittany has been working with children since 2012. She is excited to work at The Goddard School because she enjoys teaching children through hands on experiences.
  • Ms Heather

    Ms Heather

    Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
    Ms. Heather Traveling Turtles/ Pre-Kindergarten Teacher / Education: Studied Early Childhood Education College / University: Roosevelt University/ Experience: Ms. Heather has been working with children since 2008. She is excited to work at The Goddard School because of her love, compassion and commitment to both children and teaching.
  • Ms Kimberly

    Ms Kimberly

    Lead Infant Teacher
    Ms. Kim Sleeping Starfish / Lead Teacher / Education: Working towards her degree in Early Childhood Education College / University: Joliet Junior College/ Experience: Ms. Kim has been working with children since 2019. She is excited to work at The Goddard School because every day is like a new adventure. She loves being able to experience the growth and development the children have learned through her intricate teaching.
  • Ms Lexi

    Ms Lexi

    Lead Pre-Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Lexi Singing Seahorse/Lead Teacher / Education: Child Development Associate Credential College / University: Council for Professional Recognition/ Experience: Ms. Lexi has been working with children since 2017. She is excited to work at The Goddard School because she loves being able to experience children grow in their education.
  • Ms Nattaya

    Ms Nattaya

    Lead Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Natty Clever Clownfish /Lead Teacher / Education: Child Development Associate Credential College / University: Council for Professional Recognition Experience: Ms. Natty has been working with children since 2002 She is excited to work at The Goddard School because it brings her great joy to be able to experience children learning something new and exciting through her teachings.
  • Ms Neena

    Ms Neena

    Lead Preschool Teacher
    Ms. Neena Swimming Seals / Lead Teacher / Education: Bachelor of Science Experience: Ms. Neena has been working with children since 2018. She is excited to work at The Goddard School because not only does she enjoy teaching children through fun and interactive lessons, but she also enjoys the reward of being able to watch children learn and grow.
  • Ms Noshina

    Ms Noshina

    Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
    Ms. Noshina Artful Octopus / Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Degree / Education: Bachelor's in English Literature Experience: Ms. Noshina has been working with children since 2000. She is excited to work at The Goddard School because of how rewarding, important and significant it is to contribute to a child's overall educational development and growth.
  • Ms Rachael

    Ms Rachael

    School-Age Teacher
    Ms. Rachael Wacky Walrus II / Lead School-Age Teacher / Education: Majored in Business Administration and obtained CDA in Child Development College / University: Moraine Valley Experience: Ms. Rachael has been working with children since 2005. She is excited to work at The Goddard School because of the opportunity it provides in being able to watch children grow and develop into confident, self-sufficient learners.
  • Ms Dilini

    Ms Dilini

    Assistant Preschool Teacher
    Ms. Dilini Swimming Seals / Assistant Preschool Teacher / Education: Bachelor of Arts in History. Ms. Dilini is excited to work at The Goddard School because she enjoys incorporating exploration and discovery in the classroom.
  • Ms Jess

    Ms Jess

    Assistant Preschool Teacher
    Ms. Jess Laughing Lobsters/Assistant Teacher / Education: Pursuing her education in Early Childhood Experience: Ms. Jess has been working with children since 2008. She is excited to work at The Goddard School because she loves to watch the children grow and explore in a fun learning environment!
  • Ms Jocelyn

    Ms Jocelyn

    Assistant Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Jocelyn Clever Clownfish/ Assistant Toddler Teacher/ Education: Studying Child Life at Illinois State University. Ms. Jocelyn has been working with children since 2018. She is excited to work at The Goddard School because she understands that all children are unique and need a teacher that will cater to their individual needs in a safe and stimulating environment. Ms. Jocelyn wants to create a classroom where children can flourish and explore allowing them to reach their full potential.
  • Ms Lanaya

    Ms Lanaya

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Lanaya/ Assistant Teacher/ Education: Currently studying at Central Michigan University. Ms. Lanaya has been working with children since 2018. She is excited to work at The Goddard School because she believes as an early childhood educator it is her responsibility to provide each student with positive learning experiences.
  • Ms Jinal

    Ms Jinal

    Lead Infant Teacher
    Ms. Jinal Sleeping Starfish / Lead Infant Teacher / Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business and is also pursuing a Child Development Associate Credential. Ms. Jinal has been working with children since 2019. She is excited to work at The Goddard School because she understands that children learn best through play.
  • Ms Bridget

    Ms Bridget

    Lead Pre-K Teacher
    Ms. Bridget Traveling Turtles / Lead Pre-K Teacher / Education: Pursing a degree in Educational Psychology. Ms. Bridget has been working with children since 2016. She is excited to work at The Goddard School because she focuses on the specific needs of each child and also differentiates the learning environment to emphasize each child's unique skills.
  • Ms Christina

    Ms Christina

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Christina Assistant Teacher / Education: High School Diploma from St. Charles East High School. Ms. Chrstina has been working with children since 2009. She is excited to work at The Goddard School so that she can help aid in the educational development of each child.
  • Ms Tamara

    Ms Tamara

    Kitchen Manager
    Ms. Tamara Kitchen Manager / Education: Registered Behavioral Technician and Paraprofessional with K to 12 Special Education. Ms. Tamara has been working with children since 2001. She is excited to work at The Goddard School because she is able to continue her passion of educating children and promoting healthy food habits.
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