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

    Onsite School Owner
    Mrs. Rosita is a graduate of University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA) where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and 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!
  • Ms Christine

    Ms Christine

    Lead 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.
  •  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!
  •  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!
  •  Claire


    Lead Teacher
    Welcome to the Sea Otter classroom! My name is Claire and I have been working with children for 14 years. I have recently completed a CDA course. I love watching children grow and blossom! I also work as a Party Princess, and in that job I have met many happy, imaginative, and well-adjusted children that came from Goddard Schools. This led me to apply as a teacher!
  • 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.
  • Ms Laila

    Ms Laila

    Lead Teacher
    I joined the Goddard School in 2017, and I am the Lead teacher in the Toddler 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 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!
  •  Ashley


    Assistant Teacher
    Welcome to the Orca classroom! My name is Ashley and I am excited to work with your toddler! I have been working with children since 2019, and before that, I was an active babysitter! I chose The Goddard School because of their reputation both as a great place for children and teachers! My favorite thing to do in my classroom is having dance parties with my students!
  • Ms Liz

    Ms Liz

    Lead Teacher
    Welcome to The Goddard School! My name is Liz and I am the Lead Teacher in the Get Set classroom. I am currently pursuing my Associates Degree. 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!
  •  Elise


    Lead Teacher
    Welcome to the Seahorse room! My name is Elise and I am so excited to work with your child! I have been teaching preschool since 2020, and I love it. My goal each school year is to build a relationship with my students and help them build relationships with their peers. We will be learning through activities that are aligned with developmentally appropriate curriculum. I believe play should be a big part of the day. I am thrilled to be on the Goddard Geist teaching team!
  •  Makayla


    Lead Teacher
    Welcome to the Stingray room! My name is Makayla and I graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work. I have worked with children extensively and am excited to continue that at Goddard Geist. I look forward to working with you and helping your child grow!
  •  Kenley


    Assistant Teacher
    Welcome to Pre-K! My name is Kenley and I am the Assistant Teacher in the Dolphin room. I am currently taking classes for my Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. I have wanted to be a teacher since I was in the 2nd grade. I love helping people!
  • Ms Latrice

    Ms Latrice

    Multi-Age Teacher
    I am a multi-age teacher for the Goddard School - Lawrence. 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 The Goddard School. 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.
  •  Margaret


    Resource Teacher
    My name is Maggie and I am on the Resource Team! I work in the early hours of the morning, 7:00-9:00am to support classroom opening schedules. My son has been attending here since 2021, and in 2023 I decided to join the teaching team here at Goddard Geist. I am a gymnastics coach, so I love doing fun and active things with our students!
  • 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.
  •  Zoey


    Resource Teacher
    Welcome to our Goddard School! My name is Zoey and I am on the Resource Team . 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!
  •  Laura


    Seasonal Resource Teacher
    Welcome to The Goddard School of Geist! My name is Laura and I am excited to work with you! As a studying art student, I hope to encourage the creativity and self-expression of every child. I chose Goddard because of its great reputation, committed staff, and individualized lesson plan approach. Thank you for the opportunity to work with your child; I can't wait to learn and grow together!
  •  Estella


    Welcome! My name is Stella and I am the Chef at The Goddard School of Geist! I have 35 years of kitchen experience, and as a mother and grandmother, I know children are our future.
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