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. 

  • Mr Steve

    Mr Steve

    President
    Steve Patel is the Owner and Business Manager of the Goddard School in Greenwood, Indiana. He is the proud father of two children, a son and daughter, both of which attended The Goddard School in Greenwood. He moved to Indiana in March of 2001 from California, where he owned and operated a business for five years. He moved to benefit his children by opening The Goddard School. He feels Goddard is the best choice to provide a safe, stimulating, and happy environment in which all children can reach their full potential. He loves what he does and looks forward to coming to The Goddard School everyday.
  • Ms Tracy

    Ms Tracy

    Director
    Ms. Tracy is the Director. She has her Masters Degree in Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has been with Goddard since July of 2004. She believes strongly in Goddard's philosophy of learning through play and enjoys watching the development of the children in our care.
  •  Jess

    Jess

    Assistant Director
    Ms. Jess is the Assistant Director. She has her Bachelors Degree in General Studies with a minor in Sociology from IUPUI. She started working at Goddard in September of 2013. She enjoys working at Goddard because it is a warm and loving environment that feels like home.
  •  Alexis

    Alexis

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Alexis is a co-lead teacher in the Rambling Reefs preschool classroom. Ms. Alexis has many years of experience working with young children and loves helping children learn and grow! She started working at Goddard in February of 2019.
  • Ms Amanda

    Ms Amanda

    Co-Lead Teacher
    Ms. Amanda is a co-lead teacher in the Walloping Whales (Young 5s, Older Pre-K). She has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ivy Tech. She has been with Goddard since August of 2011 and has worked with children for many years. She loves Goddard because it is a great atmosphere for the children to learn and grow in. The minute she walked into the building, she knew it was where she wanted to teach. She loves that the classrooms and curriculum are based off the children's needs and adapted to different teaching styles.
  •  Ashley

    Ashley

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Ashley is a co-lead teacher in the Rambling Reefs young preschool classroom. She has many years of experience working with young children. She started working at Goddard in August of 2017. She loves Goddard because she enjoys the children's personalities and their smiles and hugs each day!
  •  Cara

    Cara

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Cara the lead teacher in the Soaring Seagulls get set classroom. She has been working with young children for many years. She started working at Goddard in August of 2018. She loves singing songs, reading stories, and playing games with her 2 year olds.
  •  Elizabeth

    Elizabeth

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Liz is a co-lead teacher in the Magnificent Manatees school age classroom. She has her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Purdue University. She has lots of experience working with children including teacher 1st grade. She started working at Goddard in March of 2022. She loves Goddard’s focus on nurturing the whole child: physically, social emotionally and academically.
  •  Gabrielle

    Gabrielle

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Gabbie is a co-lead teacher in the Dancing Dolphins pretoddler classroom. She has her degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Southern Indiana. She has experience working as a nanny, in a daycare and student teaching. She started working at Goddard in May of 2022. She loves Goddard because it is a great environment!
  •  Heather

    Heather

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Heather is the lead teacher in the Whispering Waves infant classroom. She has her Bachelor’s Degree from Ball State. She has many years of experience working with young children 2 and under. She started working at Goddard in October of 2021. She loves Goddard because the environment is inviting and caring towards the kids and adults. The rooms are colorful and engaging and the staff is welcoming and kind.
  •  Hope

    Hope

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Hope is the lead teacher in the Toddling Turtles toddler classroom. She is working towards her CDA (Child Development Associate). She started working at Goddard in July 2017. She loves Goddard because of how inviting it is and that the children are learning through play.
  •  Jennifer

    Jennifer

    Co-Lead Teacher
    Ms. Jennifer is a co-lead teacher in the Dancing Dolphins pretoddler classroom. She is working towards her Bachelors Degree in Early Elementary Education. She has lots of experience working with young children as well as helping out with her younger siblings. She started working at Goddard in March of 2021. She loves Goddard because she loves being able to watch children grow academically.
  •  Kathy

    Kathy

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Kathy is a co-lead teacher in the Octopus Odyssey young pre-k classroom. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been a camp counselor, Montessori teacher and a preschool teacher! She started working at Goddard in October 2016. She likes working at Goddard because of the focus on the whole child and the awesome curriculum.
  • Ms Marie

    Ms Marie

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Marie the lead teacher in the Walloping Whales pre-k classroom. She has her CDA from Ivy Tech. She has worked in childcare since 2002, but has many younger siblings she helped take care of. She started working at Goddard in October 2006. She likes Goddard's philosophy of learning through play.
  •  Rachel

    Rachel

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Rachel is a co-lead teacher in the Octopus Odyssey young pre-k classroom. She has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and an Associates in Liberal Arts from Solano Community College in California. She started working at Goddard in July of 2015. She has been teaching children since 2003. She enjoys teaching at Goddard because we believe children learn through play and there are so many hands on opportunities for learning. She enjoys the extra activities that we do and also the look on the children's faces when they achieve their goals.
  •  Tiffany

    Tiffany

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Tiffany is the lead teacher in the Scampering Seals first steps classroom. She has her CDA from the Department of Defense. She has many years of experience working with children. She started working at Goddard in March of 2020. She loves Goddard because of the amazing family-like environment and to be able to be a part of each child's life.
  •  Cheyenne

    Cheyenne

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Cheyenne is the assistant teacher in the Shining Starfish older pre-school classroom. She has cared for children for many years. She plans to attend school for Early Childhood Education. She started working at Goddard in September of 2017. She loves Goddard because it focuses on each individual child so you can help them learn to the best of their abilities and build relationships to help them grow.
  •  Hayley

    Hayley

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Hayley is a resource teacher for our school. She is working towards her Associates Degree in Occupational Therapy Assisting at Wesleyan University. She has over 6 years of experience working with young children. She started working at Goddard inn August of 2021. She loves Goddard because it is an amazing facility for students and staff. They give parents the best education for their children and genuinely care about the parents, children and staff!
  •  Katie

    Katie

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Katie is the lead teacher in the Shining Starfish older preschool classroom. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from IU. She started working at Goddard in January of 2022 and has experience working with preschoolers. She loves working at Goddard because the kids bring her joy!
  •  Marci

    Marci

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Marci is an assistant teacher in our Whispering Waves infant classroom. She has over 25 years experience with children including working with children with special needs. She started working at Goddard in January 2016. She loves Goddard's philosophy of learning and how everyone working here puts the children first. She feels it is a great environment for children to learn, play and grow.
  •  Mariah

    Mariah

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Mariah is an assistant teacher in the Whispering Waves infant classroom as well as support staff who works in all the classrooms. She has over 3 years of experience working with children. She started working at Goddard in October of 2020. She loves Goddard because they give children a chance to learn in a way that is fun and enjoyable.
  •  Molly

    Molly

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Molly is the assistant teacher in the Soaring Seagulls classroom. She is working towards her degree in Psychology and has experience working with children ages 2-10 years old. She started working at Goddard in June of 2021. She loves working at Goddard because it gives her an opportunity to do something she enjoys.
  •  Will

    Will

    Assistant Teacher
    Mr. Will is support staff that works in all our classrooms as well as an afternoon assistant teacher in the Walloping Whales Pre-K classroom. He started working at Goddard in August of 2020. He loves working with children and is currently in school to study Elementary Education.
  • Ms Samantha

    Ms Samantha

    Kitchen Director
    Ms. Sam is our Kitchen Director. She has her Associates Degree in Culinary Arts studying at Brown College the Le Cordon Bleu. She has cared for children for many years and has two children of her own. She started working at Goddard in September 2012. She loves Goddard because she loves the people she works with. All the children make everyday a new adventure for her and make working fun.

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