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. 

  • Ms Rosita

    Ms Rosita

    Business Owner
    Mrs. Rosita is a graduate of The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Social Psychology. Rosita has been the proud owner of The Goddard School® located in Lawrence Township adjacent to Geist Reservoir since January 2004. She is also the proud mother of four Goddard School® Graduates!
  • Ms Valerie

    Ms Valerie

    Director of Education
    I am the Director of Education at The Goddard School, Lawrence. I have been with The Goddard School since 2007. Before becoming the Director, I taught both high school and preschool levels. I am a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Psychology and Spanish. I enjoy working at The Goddard School because the children, families, and staff are all amazing! With nine classrooms, this school is just the right size to create a cozy, family-oriented atmosphere.
  •  Tara


    Assistant Director
    Welcome! My name is Tara and I am the Assistant Director here at Goddard Geist. I have been working in Early Education since 2017, and most of that time has been with 2-year-olds. I have my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. I have a daughter that is a graduate of this location. It is because of her that I fell in love with this profession. My favorite part of teaching is watching the gears turn in their minds as they learn new concepts! I am excited for the opportunity to work with your family!
  •  Amberlee


    Lead Prek Teacher
    Welcome to the Dolphin room! My name is Ms. Amber, and I am so excited for you to be here! I graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, and have been in the Early Childhood field for over 20 years. I love when children use their imagination when exploring their world. I also love seeing the "lightbulb" go off when they learn a new thing. I want children to be able to explore their environment in a safe and fun way while growing at their own pace and development. I am excited to work at The Goddard School!
  •  Clara


    Lead Teacher
    Welcome to the Stingray room! My name is Claire and I am thrilled to share this preschool journey with you as the Lead Stingray teacher! I have completed my CDA coursework and have experience as a PreK teacher. I am also the mother of two toddlers. Every student will have a unique experience in this room to grow, learn, and develop. I am excited to bring my love of creative arts to the classroom, as well the opportunity for sensory play and hands-on learning!
  •  Eva


    Lead Teacher
    Welcome to the Sea Otter classroom! As the Lead Teacher, I enjoy working in small groups with my students. Toddlers can be very busy, but I am used to the fast pace since I have a young child of my own! I believe the most important thing a teacher can do is model appropriate choices, which is why The Goddard School was the best fit for me. I love our approach with social-emotional learning!
  •  Raven


    Lead Teacher
    I’m Miss Raven. I am so excited to become an extension of your family and part of your little one’s early childhood education. I come to the Goddard School – Geist with 6 years of experience in the early childhood education field. Four and a half of those years were spent teaching in a preschool classroom setting. I earned my Infant/Toddler Child Development Associate in May of 2019 and am currently working on my Preschool Child Development Associate. I plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education in spring of 2023. I am grateful and excited for the opportunity to continue to further my education here at Goddard and want you to know that each and every child in my care means the world to me.
  • Ms Laila

    Ms Laila

    Lead Teacher
    I am the Lead teacher in the Infant classroom. I studied Elementary Education in the Philippines and was a licensed teacher. The Goddard School, Lawrence is my first teaching opportunity in the United States. I began my journey here with teaching the Toddlers, and now I have transitioned to lead teaching in the infant program. I am excited to make a daily impact on your child’s life. I enjoy partnering with teachers and parents to develop each child’s full potential.
  •  Laura


    Lead Teacher
    Welcome to the Stingray room! I am excited to join the Goddard School family. I have my Bachelors degree in Music Education, and will soon be introducing our new "Kindermusik" program at The Goddard School. I am looking forward to getting to know your children and watching them grow and excel in our classroom!
  • Ms Liz

    Ms Liz

    Lead Teacher
    Welcome to The Goddard School! My name is Liz and I am the Co-Teacher in the Pre-Preschool classroom. I am currently pursuing my CDA. I am excited to be working with the pre-preschool age. Before working with the 2 ½-3 year olds, I was a toddler teacher. My favorite thing about teaching is watching a child’s excitement when he/she learns something new. I want each of my students to be successful in the classroom and later in life!
  •  Rebecca


    Lead Teacher
    Welcome to the Starfish classroom! I am the mother of three sons and grandmother of three granddaughters. I am currently completing my certification in Early Childhood Education. I previously worked at another Goddard School in Georgia, so once I relocated, I decided to join The Goddard School here in Geist. Children are my passion and I love seeing them bloom! The many funny things they say and do never cease to amaze me. I feel blessed to be a part of their journey!
  •  Taylor


    Lead Teacher
    Welcome to the Octopus room! My name is Taylor and I'm very excited to work with your children! I have a Bachelor's degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Indiana State University, but I have always loved working with children. I was a nanny for over a year which lead me to want to further my career in early education. I am looking forward to working with students and being part of the Goddard School family!
  • Ms Christine

    Ms Christine

    Assistant Teacher
    I would love to have your little pride and joy in our infant classroom! I am a graduate from Cathedral High School and have completed two years at Ivy Tech. I have been the Assistant Teacher in the infant room since 2013. I enjoy caring for infants as they grow and learn new skills. The Goddard School is the best fit for me because the family, kids, and faculty are loving people to be around.
  • Mrs Donna

    Mrs Donna

    Assistant Teacher
    We’re excited to welcome you to our classroom! Our class is full of energetic and curious one year olds. Since 2012, I have enjoyed being a “grandmother like” figure for the children in my classroom. We spend the day singing, using our imagination, exploring new things, and learning self-help skills. I love that The Goddard School allows teachers to educate the children based on their own interests and curiosity.
  • Ms Shaina

    Ms Shaina

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, My name is Shaina and it is a pleasure to be the assistant teacher in the Toddler classroom! I started with Goddard in 2017. I have been working in Early Education since I graduated high school. I love working and connecting with every child, and being able to make an impact in their learning experience.
  •  Stephanie


    Assistant Teacher
    Welcome to the Octopus room! My name is Stephanie, and as the Assistant Teacher, I enjoy implementing lesson plans with my students. Helping children reach their developmental milestones and grow into confident learners puts a smile on my face!
  •  Yujuan


    Assistant Teacher
    Ni hao! My name is Ms. Rice and I am the Assistant Teacher in the Stingray classroom! I was born and raised in Chongqing China. I have been teaching preschool since I arrived to the United States a few years ago. While in China, I graduated from a medical university! I am very excited to educate our students and teach some of my Chinese culture! I am a mom myself and love working with kids because they are so much fun! I love working at Goddard because everyone treats you like family!
  •  Aaron


    Welcome to The Goddard School! My name is Aaron Rossi, and I am the Head Cook at our school. I am a graduate from Southport High School, and have many years of experience cooking in various restaurants! I really enjoy working with children because they remind me of my own, and it reminds me that I am always a father. My goal is to make sure your children start their day in a healthy and beautiful way! I choose to work for Goddard so I can bring my positivity to the school while serving some amazing foods! I am excited to be cooking for you!
  •  Anya


    Multiage Teacher
    My name is Anya and I am a student at the University of Indianapolis. I am a seasonal multiage teacher, which means I work at Goddard during the Summer and breaks from college. I have always wanted to be a teacher because of the excitement that children bring to the classroom! I am passionate about teaching mental health skills with young children because all feelings are valid.
  •  Hannah


    Resource Teacher
    Hello! My name is Hannah and I am a resource teacher. I will be floating among all of the classrooms but am currently teaching in the Sea Turtle room. I am excited to work with preschool kids and help cultivate healthy social skills through play. My favorite thing about teaching is reading aloud to children; taking them through the process of expanding their vocabulary and nurturing their excitement to learn new words. I love knowing each child as growing individual full of potential!
  • Ms Latrice

    Ms Latrice

    Multi-Age Teacher
    I am a Multi-age Teacher for Goddard. Though I work with all age groups, infants, toddlers, and twos are my specialty. I have my certification as a Medical Assistant from IUPUI. I currently work part-time for the hospital and part-time at Goddard. I have worked with children for over seventeen years and have loved every minute of it. I enjoy teaching children new things and learning from them as well.
  •  Kaylee


    Assistant Teacher
    Welcome to the Starfish room! My name is Kaylee and I am the Assistant Teacher. I have four years of experience working with children. My favorite part of teaching preschool is that every day is different! My goal is to know each student in my class individually and help them grow in their own ways. I chose Goddard because the school feels so welcoming as soon as you walk trough the door!
  •  Lily


    Assistant Teacher
    Welcome to the PreK classroom! My name is Lily and I am the Assistant Teacher. I joined The Goddard School in the fall of 2022. I have an Associates degree in Elementary Education and have been working with children since 2014.
  •  Zoey


    Assistant Teacher
    Welcome to our Goddard School! My name is Zoey and I am the Assistant Teacher in the Sea Turtle room. I have been working with children since January of 2020. I love how children are so curious and eager to explore. I hope to help my students love school and become life-long learners!

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