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.


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. 

  •  Barbara


    With several years as a Corporate Human Resource Executive, Barbara has spent the last fourteen years as The Goddard School franchise owner in Edwardsville, and three years as The Goddard School franchise owner in Springfield, Illinois. Additionally, she mentors family members at Goddard Lee’s Summit Lakewood when necessary. She has served on several community boards and is a Springfield Rotary member (Paul Harris Fellow Award Recipient). Born in Wisconsin, Barbara enjoys many outdoor activities to include running, snowmobiling and ice fishing.
  • Ms MJ

    Ms MJ

    Business Development Manager
    Ms. MJ: Business Development Manager, The Goddard School- Prior to her career in Early Childhood Education, she has 9 years of retail management experience working in both specialty and big box stores with a proven history to increase and maintain overall sales, customer satisfaction, and employee development. She also has over 7 year's experience in the Early Childhood Education field and will also be completing her BA in Early Childhood Education with a focus on Leadership and Administration by 2024. She is inspired everyday by her fiancé (Travis), bonus daughter (Claire), and the most loyal pups (Bella & Scout). Some of her favorite things are cooking and staying active to maintain a healthy lifestyle, getting outside anywhere she can, fishing & reading!
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