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. 

  •  Sobia & Shakeel

    Sobia & Shakeel

    Owners
    We are the proud owners of the Goddard School of Fort Wayne. Shakeel, a board-certified Physician in Critical Care Medicine, dedicates his time to working in an ICU and educating medical students and junior doctors. Sobia holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Health Informatics, along with a Master's in Mass Communication and Teaching Certification from Ireland. She's currently working on her Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood from Ball State University. Her passion for teaching led her to volunteer in IPS Schools, teaching Pre-K and Kindergarten students while working as a medical coder. "We firmly believe that a child's early years serve as the cornerstone for their future development, fostering essential cognitive and social skills necessary for lifelong learning. Recognizing the need for high-quality early childhood education in the Fort Wayne area, we embarked on opening the Goddard School to nurture the unique potential of every child."
  • Ms Morgan

    Ms Morgan

    Kindergarten Consultant
    Hello! My name is Morgan Schaust, and I am so excited to help Goddard School get their Kindergarten program up and running. My goal is to help make sure that we set your child up for success as they begin their educational journey. Ever since I can remember, I've always had a passion for teaching children! I have a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a minor in reading from Ball State, as well as a master's degree in Educational Leadership from Western Governors University. I am beginning my 8th year of teaching Kindergarten. I love this age of children for many reasons, but the main would have to be the academic and maturity growth I see throughout the year! It never ceases to amaze me how much information they absorb. I look forward to helping your child grow as much as possible this year!
  • Ms Jenna

    Ms Jenna

    Operations Director
    Greetings! I'm Jenna Rudolph, an enthusiastic professional with a degree in Early Childhood Development. Over the past three decades, I've dedicated myself to the Early Childhood field, teaching children of all ages and serving as a Director for the last 15 years. Seeing children light up with excitement as they learn is truly rewarding. Creating a secure environment where parents trust their children's education is of utmost importance to me. Beyond my professional endeavors, I've been happily married to my amazing husband, Joe, for 28 wonderful years. Together, we have been blessed with three incredible children: Jordan (25), Payton (23), and Cooper (18). They bring immense joy to our lives and continue to inspire me every day. I'm thrilled to share my passion for early childhood education with you, providing a nurturing and engaging environment where your child's safety, growth, and quality education are our top priorities. Let's embark on this educational journey together!
  • Ms Jessica

    Ms Jessica

    Education Director
    I have been teaching In Early Childhood Education since 2010. I have my B.A. in Sociology and Early Childhood Education and my Masters in Multicultural Education. From 2016-2022, I supported “friends” (students), families, and teachers as an Infant-Kindergarten educator and Curriculum Coordinator for U-Gro Learning Centres in Pennsylvania. I have taught in every classroom from birth to kindergarten and hope to pass my skills on to the teachers as I collaborate with them. I transitioned to the Goddard School in Hershey, PA, in August of 2022 and am enthusiastic about continuing my path with this fantastic company. My Fiancé and I were relocated to the Fort Wayne area in the 2023, and I am honored to serve the staff, students, and families. I hope to partner with you to understand what is best for our community.
  • Ms Kaylin

    Ms Kaylin

    Pre-Toddler Teacher (Quality Assurance Coordinator)
    I’m so thrilled to be able to work at The Goddard School. I’ve been in childcare for four years, but I've known I wanted to be a teacher since middle school! I've always loved being able to set up a child for success. My favorite thing is to be able to watch a child grow! When I’m not working, I hang out with my family and my dog! As a child, my favorite book was “The Rainbow Fish,” and my favorite song was “I’m Bring Home a Baby Bumblebee” my sister taught me this song! I’m so thankful for the opportunity to continue my love for teaching kids.
  • Ms Schylar

    Ms Schylar

    Pre-Toddler Teacher (Events Coordinator)
    Hello! My name is Ms. Schylar. I'm one of the teachers in the Penguins classroom. It's been an absolute joy joining this team and working with the amazing families here. I've been working in childcare since May 2017 and I have my Child Development Associate. I’m glad I get to be a part of your children's growth and learning experience here at Goddard!
  • Ms Quinn

    Ms Quinn

    Twos Teacher (Events Coordinator)
    Ms. Cassy joined us in January 2022. Ms. Cassie has more than 7 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. She has been working in the childcare profession since 2015 and has experience teaching infants to two-year-olds. "I also got married and had my daughter in the same year! My family and I have been foster parents since 2019 and have loved every second of it." Some of her hobbies include baking, crafting, reading, and exploring the outdoors. "I chose to begin working at Goddard, and continue to love my choice every day because we are a tight-knit team who genuinely love and put our absolute best effort into teaching the children in our care. I truly look forward to getting to love and teach your sweet babies every single day!"
  •  Julie

    Julie

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher (Team Lead)
    Hello! My name is Julie Sturgis. I am currently enrolled in school for elementary education. I have been working in childcare for two years now and love the kids so much! I just got married and love my Aussiedoodle dog, Loki. My favorite thing about teaching is seeing when students gain knowledge. My favorite children's book is "Pete the Cate" because students relate so well to it. I am so happy to be here teaching and getting to know all of the wonderful kids!
  •  Chelsi

    Chelsi

    Junior Kindergarten Teacher (Team Lead)
    Hi! My name is Chelsi Jordan. I have worked with children at some capacity for over a decade. Six of those years were as a lead preschool teacher in an Early Learning Center, and the last 4-5 years have been as a social worker for youth and their families. I am beyond excited to get back into the classroom here at The Goddard School of Fort Wayne!! I graduated from PFW with a bachelor’s in general studies and a minor in sociology and psychology. I also have my CDA in Early Childhood and intend to further my education over the next couple of years in Early Childhood education. I have a husband named Justin, and a 9-year-old son named Jace. In my free time I enjoy traveling all over the world to learn about different countries and their cultures. When we are not traveling, we enjoy just being at home snuggling our German Shepard puppy and watching movies.
  •  Sydney

    Sydney

    Bridge Teacher (Team Lead)
    My name is Sydney Hucke. I started at Goddard in May 2023. I have my Bachelors degree in Education Studies with a Minor in Communications. I have gained seven years of in classroom experience, and three to four years of employment experience. I have been happily to my amazing husband for about 3 years. We live with our sassy 7 year old Beagle, named Sky. We love to travel and explore the world, but nothing is better than spending time at home on the couch with a fuzzy blanket while binge watching some of our favorite TV shows. I have loved children and helping them since I was a little girl. Growing up with a teacher as a mom has made teaching and caring for young ones a natural practice in my life.
  •  Breanna

    Breanna

    Kindergarten Teacher
    I have been in Early Childhood Education since January 2023. I joined the Goddard school in August 2023. I have a B.A. in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Psychology. My favorite thing about teaching is watching kids grasp a new concept after all their hard work. I am a twin and I love coloring in my spare time. My favorite children's books are "The Good Egg" series. It is a good laugh but also teaches an important lesson.
  •  Cornelia

    Cornelia

    Kindergarten Teacher
    I have been working in Early Childhood Education for over ten years. I started at The Goddard School in November of 2023. I love how generous children are with their love, curiosity and enthusiasm. I do enjoy riding my bike and I am always reading a book or two. I am passionate about public art. My favorite kids book is probably: " Because of Winn - Dixie " by Kate DiCamillo because it relates some grown up heartaches to children in a way that they can comprehend and offers a beautiful solution.
  •  Michaela

    Michaela

    Junior Kindergarten Teacher
    I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Indiana State University in 2019. I started working in childcare in early 2020, and I fell in love with teaching! I love seeing the excitement on children’s faces when they achieve something they’ve been working on! I started working at Goddard in November of 2023. One of my favorite things to do in the classroom is to read books with the children. My favorite children’s book is “Stellaluna” by Janell Cannon. In my free time, I love to read and spend quality time with my family, my boyfriend, and my cat.
  • Ms Nikki

    Ms Nikki

    Preschool Teacher
    I have been working with kids since 2020. I started at the Goddard School November 2022. I am working towards a Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources. My favorite thing about teaching is helping kids grow and learn. It is awesome to see when they truly understand a new topic. I have an amazing husband and 2 dogs, Bell and Vecna. In my spare time I enjoy reading. My favorite children's books are "The Magic Treehouse" series because it is was got me into reading.
  •  Rachel

    Rachel

    Preschool Teacher
    I have been working in childcare for 3 years and my favorite thing about teaching is seeing kids light up when they learn something new. I started at Goddard in March 2023. I enjoyed gymnastics in college and love my boxer Magnolia. My favorite kids books are Junie B. Jones because I grew up reading them with my sister.
  •  Hope

    Hope

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
    I started working with children in 2020 and began working at Goddard in December 2023! My favorite thing about teaching is helping the kids learn new things and seeing how excited they get when they master a new skill. I'm working on my Bachelor's in Child Psychology and hoping to become a school counselor some day. I spend most of my free time with my partner, pets, and reading books! My favorite children's book is How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight; it was always my #1 pick for bedtime story!
  •  Raine

    Raine

    Twos Teacher
    I have been working in Early Childhood Education for 6 years. I have a Bachelors of Psychology from Purdue Fort Wayne, an Associates in Science from Vincennes University, and have completed one year of a MA in Applied Behavioral Analysis from Purdue University Global. I have a 4 y/o daughter and an almost 1 y/o son. I am recently engaged. I like having the opportunity to use my education and experience, especially as a parent, to teach and empower children to be successful. My favorite children's book is "The Gift of Nothing" by Patrick McDonnell
  • Ms Anu

    Ms Anu

    Toddler Teacher
    My name is Anushankari Kannan. I have been with Goddard since June 2022. I have 2 years experience with early childhood. I have completed my Bachelor degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering in Anna University, India. I Received Gold medal during my Bachelor degree. Followed by this I have done my MBA (HR) in Bharathiyar University, India. Also worked in IT field as a software engineer for couple years. After having two of my own kids I wanted to be a teacher aiming to leave a good mark in child's life. Kids may forget what you said but they will not forget how you made them feel, I am one to make my kids feel and learn. "Pete the cat I love My White Shoes" book is my top favorite.
  •  SeikTama

    SeikTama

    Toddler Teacher
    I have been teaching in early childhood for 2 years. I started at the Goddard school in June of 2023. My favorite thing about teaching is being able to educate the youth about the wonders of the world. I speak 3 languages fluently and and currently am working on 3 others. I enjoyed dance team in college. My favorites children book is Judie B. Jones because I enjoy the was the author expresses the characters.
  • Ms Ruthann

    Ms Ruthann

    First Steps Teacher
    I am Miss Ruth, and I have dedicated over eleven years of my life to the field of childcare. In 2012, I proudly earned my CDA after graduating from Anthis Career Center. When I'm not immersed in the school environment, I find solace in various activities. Taking leisurely walks, diving into captivating books, indulging in arts and crafts, and sharing precious moments with my loving husband, two delightful dogs, and a charming bunny are some of the things that bring me immense joy. I love animals! Teaching holds a special place in my heart; it is my true passion. Witnessing the beaming smiles on my students' faces fills my life with purpose and happiness. Their presence brings immeasurable joy into my world. This year, I am thrilled to embark on my teaching journey at the esteemed Goddard School. The anticipation and excitement are truly palpable.
  •  Samantha

    Samantha

    Infant Teacher
    I have been teaching for 9 years. I started at the Goddard School in October of 23. My favorite part of teaching is seeing the curiosity and wonder the kids display when they learn something new. I love to read and do arts and crafts in my spare time. My favorite children's books are "The Little Blue Truck" books because they enjoyable to read with kids.
  •  Tracy

    Tracy

    Infants Teacher
    I have been teaching in Early Childhood since 1995 with over 100 hours of Early Childhood Education Credits through state resources. I started at Goddard November 2023. My favorite thing about teaching young minds is watching them grow. I love being able to participate in the early stages of life where you can help set the tone. I have 3 amazing children and enjoy spending time with my family as much as possible. My favorite children's book is "Don't Let the Pidgeon Drive the Bus" because it is interactive, comical, and keeps kids attention.
  • Ms Anna

    Ms Anna

    Teacher (Substitute)
    Ms. Anna joined us in September 2021. Ms. Anna plans to complete her CDA (Early Childhood Associates Certification). She is excited to join the Goddard School since she's passionate about early childhood education, and she loves working with children. Ms. Anna helped raise her six years old niece who she loves the most! Ms. Anna's favorite children's books are "Losta De Casha" and "The Giving Tree."
  •  Danielle

    Danielle

    Teacher (Substitute)
    Hello, my name is Danielle Brewer and I am from Fort Wayne, IN. I am a mother of a beautiful teenage daughter and have a B.S. in Organizational Leadership. I have been working in childcare 5+ years. I became a part of The Goddard family in May of 2023. I love teaching, because you can make a positive difference. My motto is to enjoy every single moment with them. They are only small for a little while! Fun fact about me. I have lived in four states: Indiana, Ohio, New Jersey, and Delaware. My favorite colors are olive green and pink and I enjoy watching true crime documentaries. My favorite children’s book is “please, baby, please” by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee. This book tells the story of what it is like to be a parent. It is sweet, funny, and captures the challenges of what unconditional love is for both children and parents.
  • Ms Linda

    Ms Linda

    Teacher (Substitute)
    I joined Goddard in October of 2022. I have more than 3 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. I have a bachelors in Elementary Education. My concentrations are Mathematics and English Language Arts. My favorite thing about teaching these young minds it seeing them grow as an individual. I just got married and am so excited to bring my baby girl into the world in May 2024. My favorite children's book is "The Giving Tree" because it is about being kind.
  • Ms Ashley

    Ms Ashley

    Teacher (Substitute)
    Ms. Ashley joined our team in December 2022. She has a Bachelor of Social Work degree and enjoys working with children and families. Ashley previously worked with individuals with developmental disabilities and in the mental health field. “I am excited to work in Early Childhood Education and am passionate about helping children develop the social and emotional skills and self esteem they’ll use throughout their life.” In her free time, Ms. Ashley loves spending time with her family, reading mystery books, and being outside (especially at the beach!). Her favorite children’s books are “Mighty Dads” and “Mighty Moms” by Joan Holub and “You’re Here for a Reason” and “On the Night You Were Born” by Nancy Tillman.
  •  Arnela

    Arnela

    Teacher (Substitute)
    I have been working in Early Childhood Education for 3 months. I started with the Goddard school in October 2023. It’s amazing watching kids grow and change over the course of a school year. We know about developmental changes that happen in the age groups we teach, but I love seeing how that plays out in individual students. All children are unique in their own way and seeing the growth happen over time makes it that much more rewarding. I have 3 children of my own, so that tells you how much I enjoy being with children. I have a 7 month old, 5, and 9 year old. ?? My favorite children's book is "The Rainbow Fish" by Marcus Pfister. It offers instant child-appeal, but it is the universal message at the heart of this simple story about a beautiful fish, who learns to make friends by sharing his most prized possessions. It teaches kids to share and something children can learn by.
  •  Aaniyah

    Aaniyah

    Teacher
    I have been working in Early Childhood Education for 4 years. Currently working on my bachelors in psychology then I plan to go back for sonography. I started at Goddard in December 2023. I love seeing the improvement in children even if it is something tiny. I used to tumble recreationally from 5-13 years old. My favorite children’s book(s) are the Junie B. Jones because I just think it is such a cute book series.
  •  Angela

    Angela

    Teacher (Substitute)
    I have been working in Early Childhood Education for over 35 years. I acquired my B.A. Fine Arts, K-12 Teaching Degree - Hope College, Holland, MI. I have 3 children, 2 in-law children, and 3 grandkids. I love kids of all ages, but especially the joy and wonder of little ones. My favorite children's book is "Dr. Seuss - The Lorax", "The Sneeches", and "The Grinch". I am an artist and a writer. My husband and I sell at the Farmer's Market and art shows.
  •  Faith

    Faith

    Teacher (Substitute)
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