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!
  •  Lindsay


    Director of Operations
    I am the Operations Director at The Goddard School, Lawrence. I received my Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology and a minor in Social Work from the University of Southern Indiana. I have had many great experiences working with children and families as an early childhood educator, a counselor, and a case manager in elementary settings. I love the mission of The Goddard School and believe in the importance of positive interactions and a nurturing environment during children's vital early years. I am excited to be part of the Goddard family!
  • 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.
  •  Morgan


    Assistant Director
    I am the Assistant Director at Goddard School, Lawrence. I received my Bachelors in Human Services with the concentration of Children and Family Services from Southern New Hampshire University. I have been in childcare most of my life starting with teaching preschool all the way up to kindergarten. It is my desire as an educator to help students meet their potential by believing in them as capable individuals and encouraging them to always give their best.
  •  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!
  •  Jessica


    Lead Teacher
    Welcome to Pre-K! I have a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and have been teaching preschool for over 10 years. I enjoy planning hands-on science and art activities based on children's interests to help keep them engaged. I love to extend learning outside whenever possible!
  • Ms Kadie

    Ms Kadie

    Lead Teacher
    Welcome to the Preschool classroom! I have been the lead teacher in the Sea Horse Preschool classroom since August of 2013. I graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in Gender Studies and have a Child Development Associates in Early Childhood Education. I have recently started pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Watching children discover new knowledge is very rewarding. I enjoy working for Goddard because of the curriculum; it provides a great foundation for Elementary school!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  •  Tara


    Lead Teacher
    Welcome to the Orca classroom! I have been working in Early Education since 2017, and most of that time has been with 2-year-olds. I currently hold my CDA, and I am also taking classes toward my Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education. I have a daughter that attends Goddard with me each day. 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 student!
  •  Taylor


    Lead Teachers
    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!
  •  Anastasia (Ana)

    Anastasia (Ana)

    Assistant Teacher
    My name is Ana and I am the new Assistant Teacher in the Dolphin room. I have worked with elementary age children the last three years and am really excited to be working in early childhood at The Goddard School of Lawrence-Geist! I was adopted from Russia and love helping children learn how to verbally express their emotions. I am looking forward to getting to know all our Dolphin children and families!
  • 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.
  •  Kayleigh


    Assistant Teacher
    Welcome to the Orca room! My name is Kaleigh, and I am so excited to be the Assistant Teacher in our Orca classroom! I have my Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology. I have experience as a Care Manager and have been working with families and children over the past 4 years. I am looking forward to helping in a teaching setting and guiding students in creative and hands-on activities! I also enjoy helping students with expressing their emotions and communicating in a positive way. Welcome to Goddard!
  •  Laura


    Assistant 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!
  •  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!
  •  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.
  • Ms Cecelia

    Ms Cecelia

    Multi-age Teacher
    Welcome to Goddard! I’m the Goddard’s energetic, part-time multi-age teacher that substitutes in your child's classroom. My passion is working with children and caring for ill patients. I have a business and nursing degree. I have been part of The Goddard School family since 2011 and joined Goddard, Lawrence in 2016.
  • Ms Grace

    Ms Grace

    Resource Teacher
    I am excited to welcome you to The Goddard School! As a Resource teacher, I enjoy getting to work with various groups each day. After 35 years in education, I take pride in developing age-appropriate lessons so the children can enjoy activities like singing songs, reading books, creating artwork and exercising their bodies.
  •  Hannah


    Multi-age teacher
    Welcome to The Goddard School! My name is Hannah and I am part of the resource teaching team. I am a student at Indiana University studying nursing. During breaks and summers, I love working with the children here! I am actually a graduate of this Goddard School, so it has always felt like home!
  • 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.
  •  Teneka


    Welcome to The Goddard School! My name is Teneka, but the kids all call me Ms. T! I am the Cook and I love preparing healthy meals for everyone. I am Serv-Safe certified and I have my degree in culinary arts from The Martin Center. Seeing the children smile when I deliver their lunch is the best part of my day! I also look forward to making the weekly Cookie Friday treats!

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