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. 

  • Ms Kimberly

    Ms Kimberly

    Senior Director
    Ms. Kimberly is the Senior Director. She has her degree in Administration in Early Childhood Education. Kimberly has twelve years working in the education field, seven of which are in management. She has extensive experience working with children on the autism spectrum as well as a wide variety of behavioral needs. Kimberly also has experience with Equine Therapy and getting state accreditation. Certifications: CPR, First Aid, Food Manager Certificate, Food Handler, Shaken Baby Syndrome, SIDS, Severe Allergy Training, Gateways Director Credential 1, Special Needs Inclusion.
  • Mrs Lisandra

    Mrs Lisandra

    Director of Operations
    Ms. Lisandra is the Director of Operations. She has been a Goddard parent since 2014 and started working with for the school in 2018. She earned her Associate’s degree in Applied Science from Triton College in 2005 and completed her CDA in January 2020 and most recently received her Certificate of Completion in Early Childhood Education. Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Food Handler, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, CDA Infant/Toddler, ECE I Credential, Director Credential Level 1
  • Ms Deanna

    Ms Deanna

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Deanna is a Lead Teacher who also helps in the office and runs the Kindergarten program. She has over 31 years of experience working with young children. She graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Food Handler, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • Ms Amanda

    Ms Amanda

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Amanda is the Lead Teacher in the Cuddly Crabs classroom. She has over 6 years of experience working with children. She earned her undergraduate certificate in Early Childhood Education from Ashbrook College. Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Food Handler, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and Inclusion Training.
  • Ms Jamilyn

    Ms Jamilyn

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Jamilyn is a Lead Teacher in the Super Starfish Classroom. She has over 14 years of experience working with children. She earned her High School Diploma from Joliet Township High School, and has her Lead Teacher Cerdendial from the CDA Council. Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Food Handler, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • Ms Kelsey

    Ms Kelsey

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Kelsey is a Lead Teacher in the Tiny Turtles Classroom. She has been working with children since 2014. Currently working toward her Early Childhood degree at Western Illinois University. Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Food Handler, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Medication Administrations and Mandated Reporter
  • Ms Sarah

    Ms Sarah

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Sarah is an Lead Teacher in the Singing Seahorses Classroom. Ms Sarah comes to us with 4 years experince working in a daycare facility. She has experience working with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Food Handlers, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and Inclusion Training
  • Ms Bianca

    Ms Bianca

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Bianca is the Lead Teacher in the Gleeful Guppies Classroom. She has over 15 years working with children from daycare, to summer camps, kids sports, and even volunteering at public schools. She earned her Associates at Joliet Junior College and hopes to finish her Bachelor's very soon. Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Food Handler, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • Ms Rachel

    Ms Rachel

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Rachel is a Lead Teacher in the Gleeful Guppies classroom. She has been working with children since 2016 through her high school early childhood program and WILCO. Ms. Rachel just earned her Early Childhood Education CDA. Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Serve Allergy Training, Medication Administration Training, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
  • Ms Nicole

    Ms Nicole

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Nicole (Nikki) is a Lead Teacher but she is currently student teaching in the Super Starfish Classroom. She has over 6 years of experience working with children. This is her first time working in a Pre-School center. Ms. Nikki has her associate degree in early childhood development from Joliet Junior College. She is currently a full-time student at Illinois State University where she will be receiving her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. Certifications: Food Handlers, SIDS Mandated Reporter, Shaken baby Syndrome.
  • Ms Livi

    Ms Livi

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Livi is an Lead Teacher in the Play Puffers Classroom. This is her first time working in a childhood center, but has over 10 years of working with children. Ms. Livi has her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education From Joliet Junior College. Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Food Handler, Shaken Baby Syndrome, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
  • Mrs Carolyn

    Mrs Carolyn

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Carol is a Lead Teacher in the Dancing Dolphins Classroom. She comes with 18 plus years of experience in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Carol earned her CDA in 2020 and has attended Joliet Junior College with a focus in Early Childhood Education. She is continuing her degree online as well. Certifications: CPR/ First Aid/ AED, ECE Level 1, Food Handler, SIDS/SBS, Mandated Reporter.
  • Ms Felipa

    Ms Felipa

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Felipa is the Assistant Teacher and she helps in all of the classrooms. She comes to us with 17 years of experience working with children. She has worked in the public schools as a paraprofessional and she is cook certified. Certifications: SIDS, Shaken baby, Welcoming Each and Every Child, Illinois Early Learning Guidelines.
  • Ms Danielle

    Ms Danielle

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Danielle is the Lead Teacher in the Mighty Manatee classroom. She has 10 years of experience in the Early Childhood field. She has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from the College of DuPage. Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Food Handler, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • Ms Jade

    Ms Jade

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Jade is the Assistant Teacher in the Mighty Manatees classroom. This is her first time working at a center and she is wonderful with the children. Ms. Jade would like to become a Lead Teacher and grow her skills to one day have her own classroom. Certifications: Shaken baby Syndrome, SIDS, Mandated reporter and food handlers.
  • Ms Lisa

    Ms Lisa

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Lisa is a Lead Teacher in the Super Starfish Classroom. She comes with over ten years experience working with children in the classroom. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Walden University. She holds her bachelors degree in Early Child Development with a concentration in preschool. She has been a lead teacher in PreK, a Kindergarten Assistant, and an Assistant Site Coordinator for an afterschool program. Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Food Handler, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • Ms Audrey

    Ms Audrey

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Audrey is a Lead Teacher in the Dancing Dolphins room. She has 15 Years experience working with children. She graduated with honors with her Bachelor's from Rasmussen College. She has her Early Intervention Developmental Therapist Credential. She is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Special Education from Greenville University. Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Medication Administration Training, Severe Allergy Training, Food handlers, SIDS, Shaken Baby Training and Illinois Gateways Level 5 Credential's in ECE and ITC as well as a Gateways Level 1 IDC.
  • Ms Sarah

    Ms Sarah

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Sarah is a Lead Teacher in the Jolly Jellyfish classroom. She has over 6 years of experience working with children. She is currently going to school at Joliet Junior College to receive her certification in Early Childhood Education. Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Food Handler, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • Ms Ashley

    Ms Ashley

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Ashley is a Lead Teacher float and she helps in all of the classrooms. She has 4 years of experience working with children. She currently is working towards her Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology to become a physical education teacher. Certifications: CPR and First Aid, Food Handlers, Shaken Baby Syndrome, SIDS.
  •  Hailee

    Hailee

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Hailee is an Assistant Teacher here at the Goddard School and she has comes to us with 2 years experience working with children. She is currently working towards her degree in Criminal Justice and hopes to continue to pursue more than one degree. Ms. Hailee is certified in Shaken baby sydrome, First aid and CPR, Mandated reporter, SIDS, welcoming every child, food handlers.
  • Ms Lisa

    Ms Lisa

    Kitchen Manager
    Ms. Lisa is our Kitchen Manager who has her Lead Teacher credential. She has an Associates Degree from Clinton Community College and has been working with children for 32 years. Certifications: Kitchen Managers certificate, CPR and First Aid, Allergens, Mandated Reporter.
  •  Natalie

    Natalie

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Natalie is an Assistant Teacher in the Singing Seahorse classroom. She comes to us with 2 years of experience working with children. She is looking foward to starting her CDA in Early Childhood this fall. Ms. Natalie is certified in Shaken Baby Sydrome, First Aid/CPR, Mandated reporter, SIDS, and Food Handlers.
  •  Destiny

    Destiny

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Destiny is an Assistant Teacher in the Playful Puffers classroom. She comes to us with 2 years of experience working with children. It is her to become a lead teacher and have a classroom of her own. Ms. Destiny is certified in Shaken Baby Syndrome, First Aid/CPR, Mandated reporter, SIDS, and Food Handlers.
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