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 Susan

    Ms Susan

    Owner
    Mrs. Sue on-site owner of the Goddard School in Schaumburg, has twenty-five years of business experience running the administrative and financial aspects of her husbands companies prior to opening the school in 2004. Sue has two grown children of her own, and an extended family of two step children and eight grandchildren. Sue knows that being a parent is one of life's most rewarding experiences and knows what it's like to be a loving concerned parent. She believes in open and honest communication with parents in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. She looks forward to working with you and giving your children every advantage possible during these important early years.
  • Ms Dena

    Ms Dena

    Co-Owner
    Mrs. Dena, on-site owner of the Goddard School in Schaumburg earned her Bachelors Degree from University of Illinois in Marketing and Advertising. She has been a part of the Goddard "family" since 2015. Mrs. Dena has an extensive background with customer service from her work experience as an Event Coordinator and she is excited to operate a school that plays an important role in the community. Mrs. Dena is committed to providing an excellent learning atmosphere for the children to create a love for learning at a young age. Mrs. Dena has three boys, which her two oldest children graduated from the Goddard School.
  • Mrs Donna

    Mrs Donna

    Director of Education
    Joined Our Goddard Team: January 2004 Education: Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood Education from Harper College. Currently working towards a Special Education Paraprofessional Certificate. Experiece: Over 30 years of Experience in the Child Care Industry as a teacher and director. Also has four grand-children of her own. Certifcation: Medication Administration Training
  • Ms Hilary

    Ms Hilary

    Director of Operations
    Joined our Goddard Team: August 2007 Education: Started her education in Interior Design at Robert Morris College and switched to Early Childhood Education at Harper College Gateways Credentials: ECE Level 2 and Infant/Toddler Level 2 Experience: Over 16 years of experience in Early Childhood Education, as well as over 12 years of administration experience Certifications: Medication Administration
  • Ms Tiffany

    Ms Tiffany

    Co-Director of Operations
    Joined our Goddard Team: March 2012 Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a concentration in Early Childhood Development from DePaul University Gateways Credentials: ECE Level 2 Experience: Over 10 years of experience in Early Childhood Education as both a Lead Teacher and Administration. Mother of two; a son and daughter Certifications: Medication Administration
  • Mrs Justine

    Mrs Justine

    Infant Teacher
    Classroom: Infants Joined our Goddard Team: January 2017 Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Southern Illinois University Gateways Credential: ECE Level 1 Experience: Several years of experience working with children, from babysitting to doing practicum and internships during college. Certifications: SIDS and Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Mrs Jennifer

    Mrs Jennifer

    Assistant Infant Teacher
    Joined our Goddard Team: April 2022 Education: has taken some early childhood courses from Harper College Experience: over 3 years in early childhood education. Has two children of her own; a college aged son and elementary aged daughter Certifications: Shaken Baby Training Favorite Children’s Book: Goodnight Moon by: Margaret Wise Brown
  • Ms Valeria

    Ms Valeria

    Assistant- Infant/Toddler Support
    Joined our Goddard Team: November 2022 Education: some college courses Experience: 2 years working in a pre-school setting and several months in daycare setting Certification: SIDS Favorite Children's Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by : Eric Carle
  • Ms Isabella

    Ms Isabella

    Assistant Infant Teacher
    Joined our Goddard Team: March 2021 Education: Early Childhood Education Courses from Harper College Experience: Over 2 years working in the childcare field Certifications: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Training Early Childhood Education Credential: Level 1 Favorite Children’s Book:
  • Ms Jennifer

    Ms Jennifer

    First Steps Teacher
    Joined our Goddard Team: July 2019 Education: Degree in Human Services from National Louis University Experience: Over 20 years in Early Childhood Development including daycare and church childcare. Mother of a teenage daughter. Certifications: Mandated Reporter Favorite Children’s Book: Where the Wild Things Are by: Maurice Sendak
  • Mrs Jessica

    Mrs Jessica

    Toddler Teacher
    Joined our Goddard Team: February 2023 Education: Bachelor's Degree in Advertising (Brazil); two classes in Early Childhood Education at College of DuPage- currently working towards a certification. Experience: 10 years working with children between Au Pair, nannying and teaching. Favorite Children's Book: Llama Llama Red Pajama by: Anna Dewdney
  • Mrs Jessica

    Mrs Jessica

    Toddler Teacher
    Joined our Goddard Team: February 2004 Experience: Over 15 years as Assistant Early Childhood Education Teacher. Has two school age children; a son and daughter. Certifications: Pediatric First Aid and CPR Favorite Children’s Book: Pete the Cat I Love my White Shoes by: Eric Litwin
  • Mrs Hansa

    Mrs Hansa

    Resource
    Joined the Goddard Team: February 2024 Experience: Over 20 years working with children Education: High School Diploma Favorite Children's Book: Winnie the Pooh by: A.A. Milne
  • Ms Puja

    Ms Puja

    Two's Teacher
    Joined our Goddard Team: June 2011 Education: Bachelor’s Degree in general studies from Northern Illinois University and Early Childhood Education courses from Roosevelt College. Fluent in Gujrati. Experience: Over 13 years in Early Childhood Education Certifications: Medication Administration Training Early Childhood Education Credential: Level 5 Favorite Children’s Book: Where’s Spot? By: Eric Hill
  • Mrs Shardaben

    Mrs Shardaben

    Two's Assistant Teacher
    Joined our Goddard Team: November 2022 Experience: Assistant teacher in early childhood education for a couple of years Education: Some college courses Favorite Children's Book: Baby Shark by: Scholastic
  • Ms Shannon

    Ms Shannon

    Two's Teacher
    Joined our Goddard Team: August 2017 Education: Early Childhood courses through Harper College Experience: over 5 years working in Early Childhood Education Certifications: Food Allergy Awareness Training Favorite Children’s Book: Giraffe’s Cant Dance by: Giles Andreae
  • Ms Kimberly

    Ms Kimberly

    Twos
    Joined our Goddard Team: March 2021 Education: Early Childhood Educations classes from Harper College Experience: Over 15 years in childcare and a mother of a school aged son Certifications: Goddard Sexual Abuse Awareness Training Favorite Children’s Book: Rainbow Fish By: Marcus Pfister
  • Ms Bianca

    Ms Bianca

    Two's Teacher
    Joined our Goddard Team: September 2020 Education: Currently taking Elementary Education courses at Lewis University Experience: Over 2 years working in the childcare industry Certifications: Mandated Reporter Favorite Children’s Book: I Like Myself by: Karen Beaumont
  • Ms Michelle

    Ms Michelle

    Two's Teacher
    Joined our Goddard Team: December 2015 Education: Degree in General Studies from Northern Virginia Community College Experience: Over 10 years in Early Childhood Education Certifications: Creative Curriculum Early Childhood Education Credential: Level Favorite Children’s Book: Peanut Butter and Cupcake by: Terry Border
  • Ms Elizabeth

    Ms Elizabeth

    Pre-School Teacher
    Joined our Goddard Team: August 2021 Education: Early Childhood Education at Harper College Experience: Over 3 years as a Nanny and Student Teacher at Harper College Certifications: Food Handler Favorite Children’s Book: If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff
  • Ms Jennifer

    Ms Jennifer

    Pre-School Teacher
    Joined our Goddard Team: September 2017 Education: Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Lincoln Land Experience: Over 16 years in the Early Childhood Education field. Mother of a teenage son. Certifications: Food Allergy Training from F.A.R.E Favorite Children’s Book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by: Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
  • Ms Victoria

    Ms Victoria

    Pre-School Teacher
    Joined our Goddard Team: August 2014 Education: Working towards Associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Harper College Experience: Over 15 years working with children in Early Childhood Education Certifications: Handwriting Without Tears Favorite Children’s Book: The Giving Tree by: Shel Silverstein
  • Ms Paige

    Ms Paige

    Pre-School Teacher
    Joined our Goddard Team: February 2023 Experience: Over 6 years of experience in Early Childhood Education, previously as a Daycare Teacher Assistant, Lead Preschool Teacher, Practicum Educator, and Independently Contracted Child Care Professional. Experience with writing Individualized Education Programs (IEP). Education: Dual Major Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education/Special Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Favorite Children's Book: The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
  • Mrs Dina

    Mrs Dina

    Pre-School Teacher
    Joined our Goddard Team: September 2019 Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education and Fluent in Arabic. Mother of 4; 3 daughters and 1 son Certifications: Pediatric First Aid and CPR Early Childhood Education Credential: Level 5 Favorite Children’s Book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see? By: Bill Martin Jr.
  • Ms Yahaira

    Ms Yahaira

    Assistant First Steps Teacher
    Joined our Goddard Team: June 2022 Education: recently graduated from high school and is looking forward to starting her Early Childhood Education career with The Goddard School Experience: has helped care for her two brothers
  • Mrs Stephanie

    Mrs Stephanie

    Pre- Kindergarten Teacher
    Classroom: Pre-Kindergarten Joined Our Goddard Team: October 2018 Education: Lead qualified and as taken multiple Early Childhood Education courses, as well as a few Spanish courses at Triton College Experience: Over 16 years working in Early Childhood Education. Has experience teaching a Spanish Enrichment Program to Pre-School and Kindergarten aged children. Certifications: Pediatric First Aid and CPR
  • Mrs Jennifer

    Mrs Jennifer

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
    Joined our Goddard Team: September 2019 Education: Bachelor’s degree with a minor in Family and Child Studies from Northern Illinois University. Currently working towards her master’s degree in early childhood education from National Lewis University Experience: Over 5 years working in the childcare industry Certifications: Pediatric First Aid and CPR Early Childhood Education Credential: Level 2 and Infant Toddler Credential: Level 2 Favorite Children’s Book: Harold and the Purple Crayon by: Crockett Johnson
  • Mrs Monika

    Mrs Monika

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
    Joined our Team: May 2021 Education: Major in Liberal Arts and Early Childhood Courses from Oakton Community College Experience: Over 12 years with in the childcare industry Certifications: Food Allergies
  • Ms Soknavy

    Ms Soknavy

    Resource Teacher
    Joined our Team: September 2018 Education: Sanford-Brown College Experience: Three years experience working with all ages. Certifications: SIDS and Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Ms Nelly

    Ms Nelly

    Cook
    Kitchen Joined our team: October 2021 Experience: Over 11 years experience working in childcare. Certification: ServSafe Certification
  • Ms Emma

    Ms Emma

    Summer Support
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  • Ms Emily

    Ms Emily

    Resource
    Joined the Goddard Team: February 2024 Experience: worked at High School Daycare and has helped care for nieces and nephews Education: currently enrolled at National Louis University Favorite Children's Book: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by: Mo Willems
  • Ms Maren

    Ms Maren

    Resource Teacher
    Joined our Goddard Team: February 2016 Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Western Illinois Experience: Over 7 years in Early Childhood Education. Mother of 2 adult sons and grandmother of 2 little girls Certifications: Food Allergy Training from F.A.R.E Favorite Children’s Book: I Wish You More by: Amy Kraus Rosenthal
  • Mrs Melissa

    Mrs Melissa

    Resource Teacher
    Joined our Goddard Team: May 2017 Education: Bachelors Degree in English Communication from Trinity International University. Experience: Over 11 years in the Early Childhood Education Field. Certifications: Food Allergy Training
  • Ms Jamie

    Ms Jamie

    Resource
    Ms.Jamie has her Associates degree in culinary arts she has been working in the food industry for ten years. She loves cooking for friends and family. She has been with us since 2015.
  • Ms Azka

    Ms Azka

    Assistant Teacher
    Joined our Goddard Team: April 2024 Education: Bachelor's Degree in Applied Psychology Experience: a few years working as a trainee child psychologist Favorite Book: Hansel and Gretel
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