Our Teachers

Our teachers blend the highest education standards with nurturing care to help foster well-rounded child development.

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. 

  •  Michael and Michelle

    Michael and Michelle

    Owners: day to day operator
    We are genuinely excited to join the Goddard North Aurora family as on-site owners and partners with Ankur and Shreya. Michelle received her Bachelor of Science in Business degree from Miami of Ohio University and her Master of Elementary Education from the University of Illinois Chicago. She has been a first and second-grade teacher for the last 14 years and is incredibly excited to apply her knowledge and experience to our school. Michael has his Bachelor of Science in business from Northern Illinois University. Michael has been a medical device sales representative specializing in Spinal Implants and Orthobiologics for the last 20 years.
  •  Jenny

    Jenny

    Director of Education
    Miss Jenny is our School's Director of Education. Jenny is the most tenured person on our staff having been with the school since 2008. She has been in the childcare business for most of her career. She is also a proud mom of three to Morgan, Madison, and Carter. Jenny is passionate about working with children and loves seeing our families on a daily basis. Outside of school, Jenny aspires to travel more! DID YOU KNOW? Jenny married her high school sweetheart! "Being able to make a difference in the life of a child is priceless. I love that I am able to give them the tools to learn and grow so early in life".
  • Miss Marianne

    Miss Marianne

    Executive Director
    Miss Marianne is our School Director. Marianne has been in the childcare business for 30+ years and at our school since 2012. She loves being around the children and families that make our school what it is. Marianne is a proud mom to her three incredibly successful children. Professionally she wants to make our school an award winning institution and personally she has travel goals to Italy and Australia. Marianne loves the outdoors and in her free time is an avid gardener! DID YOU KNOW?! Marianne and her husband have 16 brothers and sisters combined!!
  •  Cindy

    Cindy

    Director Designee
    Mrs. Cindy is the Director Designee and was a former lead teacher of our Hippos classroom. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Child Development from Northern Illinois University. She has been in the field of Early Childhood Education since 2006 and has been with The Goddard School since May 2014. She has worked in Pre-k, 3's as well as infants. "I love to see the children's smiles, watching them grow, learn and the bonds I create with them”.
  •  Seferina

    Seferina

    Co-Lead Teacher in Infants
    Miss Seferina is the Co-lead teacher in our Infant Classroom. She is our most tenured teacher who has been with Goddard since of Jan. 2009!! Incredible right? Seferina has some serious travel goals! Her son Richie and daughter Olivia are her whole world and we love having them at the school! “I believe in the importance of early childhood education, and strongly believe that children learn best through play and exploration. They need many opportunities to explore this world they are growing up in and I am happy to give them those experiences”.
  •  Megan

    Megan

    Co-Lead Teacher in Infants
    Ms. Megan is the Co-Lead Teacher in our Infant classroom. She graduated in 2006 from Illinois State University with a bachelors degree in sociology. She joined our team in March of 2018. She comes to us with over ten years of experience in Early Childhood Education. "I studied early childhood education and child psychology before earning my degree in sociology. I have worked with infants and toddlers. I was also assistant principal at my last preschool for over year. I truly enjoy working with infants and toddlers and it is so exciting to watch all the children grow and learn throughout the year. Everyday is a new and exciting adventure for children and I am so thankful that I get to be a part of helping them explore this world around them. When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my family and son"
  •  Julie

    Julie

    Support Teacher in Infants and Hippos
    Ms. Julie is an assistant teacher for our Infant and Pre-Toddler Hippos classrooms. She joined our team in January of 2020. Before joining our team, she ran a home daycare in her home for 6 years. She is pursuing her CDA. She believes it is important to be supportive and understanding of children so they can begin to build a relationship with you.
  •  Jen

    Jen

    Lead Teacher in Hippos
    Mrs. Jen is the Lead Teacher in our Pre-Toddler Hippos Classroom. She has an associate degree in Applied Science from Waubonsee Community College. She Originally was going for an elementary education degree and decided her love for the little ones was stronger. She has been in the Early childhood field since 2001 and then joined our team in April 2014. "I have been married since 2005, and even though we have no human children we treat our fur babies like our own. I am the youngest of five children and I also have a twin sister".
  •  Christina

    Christina

    Support Teacher in Infants and Hippos
    Miss Christina is an assistant teacher in our Pre-Toddler Hippos and Infant classrooms. She joined the Goddard team in September 2020. She is very kind and loving with the sweet babies. Christina believes that children need to keep their minds expanding to help promote a healthy start in their early childhood.
  •  Jasmine

    Jasmine

    Co-Lead Teacher in Kangaroos
    Miss Jasmine is the co-lead teacher in our Toddler Kangaroos classroom. She has an Associate in Science from Waubonsee Community College and is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Early Child Education. Jasmine joined the Goddard family in August 2021 but has been in the Early childhood field since 2018. "I love seeing the growth and helping others. I am a mommy to one beautiful girl and my favorite color is leopard print."
  •  Mayra

    Mayra

    Co-Lead Teacher Kangaroos
    Miss Mayra is our Co-Lead teacher in our Toddler Kangaroos classroom. She is currently pursuing an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education at Waubonsee College. Mayra believes all children have the ability to learn. "As teachers, we have an obligation to provide a safe and inclusive environment. Not every child is the same or learns at the same pace. We have the ability to find ways to teach children through play and inquiry."
  •  Samantha

    Samantha

    Lead Teacher in Elephants
    Miss Samantha is our lead teacher in our Toddler Elephants classroom. She is finishing up her Early Childhood Associate from Waubonsee. She has been teaching since 2018 and joined our team in August of 2020. Samantha believes setting goals and creating new ideas will keep children engaged and learn more each and every day. "Creating a safe and warm place to grow will help them thrive in the future."
  •  Jessie

    Jessie

    Co-Teacher In Elephants
    Miss Jessie is a smiling and loving assistant teacher in our Toddler Elephants room. She is currently in college at Waubonsee Community College pursuing a degree in the arts. Jessie pursued working in early childhood education because she loves being somebody that children can trust while keeping them happy, engaged, and safe. Her bright smile and unending kindness bring a positive presence to our Goddard family.
  •  Ina

    Ina

    Lead Teacher in Giraffes
    Miss Ina is the Lead teacher in our young Preschool Giraffes classroom. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor's in Science- Family and Child Studies. She has been working in Early Childhood for over ten years and joined our team in December 2021. "My passion has always been teaching and helping little minds. I enjoy the conversations; Kids are so funny. I have two children who keep me busy, and I am happily married to JL".
  •  Lauren

    Lauren

    Lead Teacher in Zebras
    Miss Lauren has been at our school for 13 years!!! Isn't that amazing?! She is the co-lead teacher in the Preschool Zebras classroom. She is currently pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education from Waubonsee Community College. She loves forming connections with our children and staff. Lauren is a proud dog momma with some serious travel goals!
  •  Miki

    Miki

    Co-Teacher in Zebras
    Miss Miki is the assistant teacher in our Preschool Zebras classroom. She joined our family in March of 2019. Something interesting about Miki is that she took a mission trip to South America and loves to sing! Her faith drives her to be the best she can possibly be. Our preschoolers are in the best hands with Miki! "I believe children learn more in a fun relaxed environment. Keeping things fun grabs their attention while they are learning."
  •  Taylor

    Taylor

    Lead Teacher In Lions
    Miss Taylor is the lead teacher in our Pre-Kindergarten Lions classroom. She has an Early Childhood Degree from Waubonsee Community College. She joined the Goddard family in December of 2019 and has been working in the field since 2014. Taylor is a proud momma to Forrest and Jaxon. "I chose to work with children because I have 12 nieces and nephews. I have always been involved with children since I was nine years old. I have a natural love and strive for educating children of all ages. I enjoy seeing the children smile when they have learned something new. Seeing them so excited to show their parents/guardians their work at the end of the day always makes me feel like I am doing something right."
  •  Sheryl

    Sheryl

    Lead Teacher In Monkeys
    Miss Sheryl is the Lead teacher in our Pre-Kindergarten Monkeys classroom. She went to Joliet Junior College and Waubonsee where she studied Early Childhood Education. She has been in Early Childhood for over 25 years. She joined the Goddard Family in January 2019. "I believe in learning through play, strong parent communication, and working with my team. I enjoy learning and implementing new curriculum".
  • Miss Elaine

    Miss Elaine

    Co-Lead Teacher In Monkeys
    Miss Elaine is a co-lead lead teacher in our Pre-Kindergarten Monkeys classroom. She has been in early childhood since 1995. Miss Elaine loves seeing her smiling Lions daily! She just ran her first 5k and loves spending time with her boys Logan and Liam. They are her whole heart! She began working in early childhood because she wanted to make a difference in children's lives.
  • Miss Sedona

    Miss Sedona

    Lead Teacher in Parrots and Support Teacher
    Miss Sedona is our lead teacher in our School Age Parrots classroom and support teacher in other classrooms. She is currently taking Early Childhood classes at Waubonsee towards an Associate Degree. She joined the Goddard Family in July of 2019. She is certified in Sign Language and is a published author currently working on a children's book. "I believe that children naturally want to learn. If a life lesson is made engaging they will forget they are even learning and retain it better. It's important to let them grow into their own person as we guide them down the right path in life".
  •  Amy

    Amy

    Support Teacher: Teacher Qualified
    Miss. Amy is our amazing support lead teacher in various classrooms. She has an Associate in Science Degree from Waubonsee Community College. She joined our team in September 2021 and came to us with over ten years of experience in Early Childhood. "I have always wanted to be a teacher and work with kids since I was a kid. I love to see them catch onto a new concept or learn a new skill. I have 16 nieces and nephews, I am the middle of seven siblings, and I have two girls of my own".
  •  Kaitlyn

    Kaitlyn

    Support Teacher : Teacher Qualified
    Miss Kaitlyn joined the Goddard Team as a wonderful support teacher for all of our classrooms in June of 2021. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Services from Northern Illinois University. Kaitlyn approaches teaching with a kind and caring heart. "I recognize that every child is different and has different needs. Recognizing this, I can better help the individual child by providing them with what best suits them."
  •  Areli

    Areli

    Support Teacher
    Miss Areli is an assistant teacher that helps out in all of our classrooms. She joined our team in November of 2021, and she has been volunteering at her children's church for seven years. "The reason I wanted to pursue working with children was that I have always been around children, and making an impact on our future generation is important."
  •  Sophia

    Sophia

    Support Teacher
    Miss Sophia is a wonderful addition to our Goddard team. She is an assistant teacher that helps out in all of our classrooms. She is currently studying at Bradley University and pursuing a degree as a double major in English and Education. Sophia has always had a passion for teaching and working with kids of all ages. She believes every day is a new and exciting adventure working with children. She is excited to instill knowledge and creativity in their journey in becoming life-long learners.
  •  Seneca

    Seneca

    Support Teacher
    Miss Seneca has joined our Goddard family and is thriving! She is an assistant teacher that helps out in all of our classrooms. She has experience working with children of different ages. She has been recognized for teacher excellence in her previous employment. Seneca is a ray of sunshine and brings smiles to the children’s faces. She believes that consistency and accountability will help children’s success. Her continual lovingness and kindness are shown throughout all her encounters with the children.
  •  Ariana

    Ariana

    Support Teacher
    Miss Ariana is an excellent addition to our Goddard family. She is an assistant teacher that helps out in all of our classrooms. She has experience working with children of various ages in a variety of ways. She enjoys being a teacher’s assistant. She loves to bond with the children and create a comfortable and safe environment for them. She believes that being a good role model and having effective communication is key to the children’s overall development.
  •  Mitali

    Mitali

    Support Teacher
    Miss Mitali is a superb addition to our Goddard family. She is an assistant teacher that helps out in all of our classrooms. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Psychology. She has experience being a teaching assistant and developing effective lesson plans. Mitali believes that greeting a child with a big smile and open communication will make the children thrive. She feels that patience and observation of the child will lead to the overall success of their growth.
  •  Kim

    Kim

    Chef
    Miss Kim is our school's Chef and bus driver. Kim has been with Goddard for 11 years and is a Golden Apple award winner AKA she is a rockstar to everyone and deserves to be recognized for it! ?? Kim loves seeing the children and parents daily and serving the food she's cooking up! Kim is a proud mom to Justin and an avid Snoopy collector!!
  •  Kelsey

    Kelsey

    Support Teacher: Teacher Qualified
    Welcome Miss Kelsey to our Goddard family. Ms. Kelsey has a BA in Secondary Education in English Language Arts from Elmhurst University. She has had experience being a district substitute teacher. Kelsey has also worked as a swim instructor for ages 6 months-11 years of age. Kelsey believes, “Children are capable of much more than the average person. If given the tools and the patience they can experience much more success and happiness.”
  •  Kristin

    Kristin

    Assistant Teacher Support
    Welcome Miss Kristin to our Goddard family. Miss Kristin is a kind and nurturing educator. Miss Kristin has a variety of experiences. She is a loving mom to 3 children. She was a lunch supervisor for Batavia School District for 4 years. She also has experience being an administrative assistant. Her teaching philosophy is, “Teach littles to be good people and understand right from wrong. I want to nurture children to be self-confident and creative.”
  •  Yaritza

    Yaritza

    Assistant Teacher Support
    Welcome Miss Yaritza to our Goddard family. She comes to us with experience working as a teacher assistant prior to Goddard. She has been working in childcare for 4 years. She also has experience as a patient care technician. Yaritza loves nurturing and teaching littles ones. She loves seeing their improvement and their curiosity in life. She is passionate and takes pride in her work.
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