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. 

  • Mrs Lori

    Mrs Lori

    Co-owner
    Mrs. Lori is the Co-Owner of The Goddard School in Round Lake. Lori has been working with and overseeing educational programs since 1993. Her experience includes a wide variety of educational and business aspects. Lori has her MBA in both Project Management and Human Resources from Ellis College and an Educational Bachelor's degree from Carthage College along with continuing education in Early Childhood from National Louis University. Lori recognizes the important role that a caring and supportive environment plays in helping to create a fun, engaging, and dynamic learning atmosphere in which children can thrive and develop a life long love of learning.
  • Ms Kelly

    Ms Kelly

    Director
    Ms. Kelly is the Director at The Goddard School. Ms. Kelly joined our team in 2021 as the Assistant Director and was promoted to Director in 2022. Ms. Kelly has her Associate's Degree in Early Education, ECE Director Credential Level 1, ECE credential Level 4 and has been working in Early Childhood Education since 2005 and has been working in leadership roles since 2011.
  •  Rebecca

    Rebecca

    Assistant Director
    Becky has worked in Early Childhood Education since 2005, and began working in a leadership role in 2011. She has a Bachelor's Degree from Illinois State University and additional coursework in Early Childhood Education from Harper College. Becky also has the Gateways ECE Level 3 Credential. She has been working at the Goddard School since 2023.
  • Mrs Imelda

    Mrs Imelda

    Director Designee
    Mrs. Imelda is the Director Designee at the Goddard School. She is also the Lead Teacher in our Graceful Swans Classroom. Mrs. Imelda has her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, an ECE Credential Level 4, Infant / Toddler Credential Level 4 and an Illinois Director Credential Level 1 and has over 20 years experience in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Imelda has been working with The Goddard School since 2014.
  • Ms Aja

    Ms Aja

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Aja is a Lead Teacher in our Cheerful Chipmunks Infant 2 Classroom. She has an Associates Degree in Arts and a ECE Credential Level 3. Ms. Aja is also currently pursuing her Bachelor's Degree from National Louis University. Ms. Aja has been working at the Goddard School since 2022.
  • Mrs Dipti

    Mrs Dipti

    Lead teacher
    Mrs. Dipti is a Lead Teacher in our Jumping Jackrabbits Classroom. Mrs. Dipti has her Bachelor's Degree in Child Psychology and an ECE Credential Level 1. Mrs. Dipti has been at the Goddard School since 2014.
  • Ms Eizabella

    Ms Eizabella

    Teacher
    Ms. Eizabella is a Lead Teacher at the Goddard School. She has taken several Early Childhood Education Classes and is going to school for her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education with an ESL endorsement. Ms. Eizabella has worked at the Goddard School since 2022.
  • Mrs June

    Mrs June

    Lead teacher
    Mrs. June is a Lead Teacher in the Mighty Elks Preschool Classroom. She has a Child Development Associate Certificate and an ECE Credential Level 1. Mrs. June has been with the Goddard School since 2013.
  • Ms Kasandra

    Ms Kasandra

    Teacher
    Ms. Kasandra is a Lead Teacher in the Cuddling Cubs (Infant Room) at the Goddard School. She has an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Kassandra has worked for the Goddard School since 2023.
  • Mrs Kristin

    Mrs Kristin

    Lead Teacher
    Mrs. Kristin (Kiki) is a Lead Teacher in our Jumping Jackrabbits Preschool/Pre-K Classroom. Mrs. Kiki has a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education, an ECE Illinois Director Credential level 2, ECE Credential Level 5 and an Infant/Toddler Credential 2. She has been at The Goddard School since 2021.
  • Mrs Laura

    Mrs Laura

    Lead Teacher
    Mrs. Laura is a Lead Teacher in our Busy River Otters Kindergarten Enrichment Classroom. Mrs. Laura has a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Rasmussen College. Ms. Laura also received her ECE Credential Level 5, Infant/Toddler Credential Level 5 and her Illinois Director Level 2. Mrs. Laura has worked at The Goddard School since 2016.
  • Mrs Linda

    Mrs Linda

    Lead Teacher
    Mrs. Linda is a Lead Teacher in the Busy Bear Get-Set Classroom. Mrs. Linda has her Bachelor's Degree from Morton College and has an ECE Credential Level 4. Mrs. Linda has been with the Goddard School since 2008.
  • Ms Lourdes

    Ms Lourdes

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Lourdes (Lulu) is a Lead Teacher in our Graceful Swans classroom. She also has her Early Childhood Education Level 1 Credential. Ms. Lulu has been with the Goddard School since 2019.
  • Ms Lucia

    Ms Lucia

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Lucia (Luci) is a Lead Teacher in our Busy River Otters Classroom. Lucia has her Associate's Degree in Art, as well as an Associates in Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has also received her Certificate as a School Age Child Care Specialist. Ms. Lucia also received her Infant Toddler Credential Level 4, ECE Credential Level 4 and her Illinois Director Level 1. Ms. Luci has been with The Goddard School since 2017.
  • Ms Lyzet

    Ms Lyzet

    Teacher
    Ms. Lyzet is a Lead Teacher in our Busy Bears classroom at the Goddard School. Ms. Lyzet has her Associate's Degree and has been working at the Goddard School since 2023.
  • Mr Mathew

    Mr Mathew

    Lead Teacher
    Mr. Matt is a Lead Teacher in our Cheerful Chipmunks Infant 2 classroom. He has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education as well as an ECE Credential Level 2 and his ECE Infant/ Toddler Credential 2. He has been with the Goddard School since 2020.
  • Mrs Michelle

    Mrs Michelle

    Lead Teacher
    Mrs. Michelle is a Lead Teacher in our Cuddling Cubs Infant Classroom. She has her Child Development Associate Certificate and an ECE Credential Level 1. Mrs. Michelle has been at Goddard since July 2020.
  • Ms Olivia

    Ms Olivia

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Olivia is a Lead Teacher in our Cuddling Cubs Infant Classroom. Ms. Olivia has her Child Development Associate Certificate and an ECE Level 1. Ms. Olivia has worked at The Goddard School since 2015.
  • Ms Samantha

    Ms Samantha

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Samantha (Sammie) is a Lead Teacher helping to support various classrooms at the Goddard School. Ms. Samantha has an Associates Degree and is currently working towards her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. Ms. Samantha has been with The Goddard School since 2021.
  • Mrs Sayuri

    Mrs Sayuri

    Lead Teacher
    Mrs. Sayuri is a Lead Teacher in our Jumping Jackrabbits Preschool/Pre-K Class. Mrs. Sayuri has a Child Development Associates Certificate in Preschool and an Associates Degree in Early Education. Mrs. Sayuri also has her ECE Credential Level 4 and an Infant Toddler Credential Level 4. Mrs. Sayuri has been at The Goddard School since 2018.
  • Ms Tammie

    Ms Tammie

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Tammie is a Lead Teacher in our Mighty Elks Preschool Classroom. Ms. Tammie has several Early Childhood Education credits from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She has taught for many years in a preschool classroom. Ms. Tammie has been working at the Goddard School since 2021.
  •  Tessia

    Tessia

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Tessia is a Lead Teacher in our Mighty Elks classroom. She has a Child Development Associate Certificate. Ms. Tessia has been with the Goddard School since 2023
  • Mrs Tracy

    Mrs Tracy

    Lead Teacher
    Mrs. Tracy is a Lead Teacher in our Rascally Raccoons (Pre-Kindergarten) Classroom. Mrs. Tracy has a Child Development Associate Certificate and an ECE Credential Level 2. Mrs. Tracy has been at The Goddard School since 2015.
  • Ms Yesenia

    Ms Yesenia

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Yesenia (Yesi) is a Lead Teacher in our Rascally Raccoons (pre-kindergarten) classroom. Ms. Yesi has her Child Development Associate Certificate along with her ECE Level 2. She has been working with The Goddard School since 2015.
  •  Alicia

    Alicia

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Alicia is an Assistant Teacher in our Jumping Jackrabbits classroom. Ms. Alicia is currently in school pursuing a degree in Special Education. She also has her Gateways ECE Level 1 Credential. Ms. Alicia has worked at the Goddard School since 2023.
  •  Ana

    Ana

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Ana is an Assistant Teacher in our Graceful Swans classroom. She comes to us with two years of experience from another Goddard location, and also has her Gateways ECE Level 1 Credential. She has been working at the Goddard School since 2023.
  • Miss Bethany

    Miss Bethany

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Bethany is an Assistant Teacher in our Rascally Raccoons Pre-K classroom. She currently has her ECE Level 1 Credential, and is working towards a Child Development Associate. Ms. Bethany has been at The Goddard School intermittently since 2017, and most recently re-joined our team in 2023.
  • Mrs Brenda

    Mrs Brenda

    Assistant Teacher
    Mrs. Brenda is an Assistant Teacher in our Mighty Elks Classroom. She has an ECE Credential Level 1. She has been with the Goddard School since 2021.
  • Ms Esmerelda

    Ms Esmerelda

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Esmerelda (Emmy) is an Assistant Teacher who is helping out in multiple classrooms at this time. Ms. Emmy has her ECE Credential Level 1 and is currently working toward her Child Development Associate Certificate. Emmy has been working with the Goddard School since 2024.
  • Mrs Maria

    Mrs Maria

    Assistant Teacher
    Mrs. Naty is an Assistant Teacher in our Busy Bears Classroom at the Goddard School. She is currently working on her Child Development Associate Certificate and has several Early Childhood credits. Mrs. Naty transferred from another Goddard School in 2022 and has been with the company since 2017.
  •  Olivia

    Olivia

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Olivia is an Assistant Teacher who helps support in all of our classrooms. She has her ECE Level 1 Credential. Olivia has been working at the Goddard School since 2023.
  • Ms Stephanie

    Ms Stephanie

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Stephanie is an Assistant Teacher in our Darling Deers classroom. She has a Gateways ECE Level 1 Credential. She worked in the childcare setting for four years prior to joining the Goddard School in 2023.
  • Ms Sally

    Ms Sally

    Kitchen Manager
    Ms. Sally is our Kitchen Manager at the Goddard School. She has 6 children and is CPR and First-Aid Certified. She has been working at the Goddard School since 2022.
  • Mr Jordan

    Mr Jordan

    Substitute Teacher
    Mr. Jordan is a Lead Teacher in many of our Goddard School classrooms. Mr. Jordan has his Bachelor's Degree from Carthage College in the field of physical education. Mr. Jordan has completed his ECE Level 4 along with his School Age & Youth Developmental Level 2. Mr. Jordan has worked at The Goddard School since 2016.
  • Ms Kristin

    Ms Kristin

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Kristin is a Lead Teacher who helps support in multiple classrooms at the Goddard School. Ms. Kristin has her Child Development Associate Certificate along with her ECE Credential Level 1. Ms. Kristin has been working at The Goddard School since 2017.
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