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. 

  • Mrs Lauren

    Mrs Lauren

    Onsite Owner
    Lauren has a B.A. in Elementary Education from IUPUI and a Master’s in Educational Leadership and Supervision from Ball State University. She has over ten years’ experience in education working with children of all ages, including a position as Dean of Students for a middle and high school. Lauren's teaching philosophy is that all children are able to learn in a play-based, hands-on surrounding that challenges them to think and grow every day. She believes that we have a responsibility to model for children what it means to be a good citizen in order to prepare them for their future. Her major goal as Onsite Owner is to ensure that each child in our school receives a quality education in a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment. Lauren has not only been an employee for The Goddard School but a family as well. She has seen the benefits of having a child attend a Goddard School and is excited about the opportunity to become an Onsite Owner in partner with the Newkirk family.
  • Mrs Lynn

    Mrs Lynn

    Owner
    Joe and Lynn are the parents of two young boys. Brody is 11 years old and Abel is 8 years old. Both have been guided by the professional teachers at Goddard Schools and benefitted from the Goddard Philosophy. They are confident The Goddard School located in Westfield will continue to instill a lifelong love of learning in your children while providing a safe, nurturing, and fun environment. Raising two sons and their love for family brought Joe and Lynn to the Goddard School as parents and now as owners. Please visit the school in Westfield to meet the teachers and learn more about the Goddard difference.
  • Mrs Andrea

    Mrs Andrea

    Director
    Andrea graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor's in General Studies, with minors in Family and Consumer Science and Theatre. Andrea is currently attending Walden University to obtain a Master’s in Early Childhood Studies-Administration, Management, and Leadership. Andrea has served as Acting Director, Mentor Teacher and Events Coordinator at The Goddard School in West Carmel during the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years. Andrea began teaching in Early Childhood Education in 2004 she has taught all age groups; from infant to Kindergarten. Andrea believes that making learning fun and engaging is key to getting children to develop a lifelong love of learning. Children learn best through hands-on experiences that allow them to explore on their own terms. As high expectations are set for our children they will not only meet them but exceed them far beyond our imagination.
  •  Mallory

    Mallory

    Assistant Director
    Mallory graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education and she has over ten years experience working in the early childhood field working with infants, toddlers, and early preschool ages. She believes that the best way for children to learn is through engaging, hands-on experiences and by planning activities based on what interests them to help foster that engagement. Her goal is to support our teachers to help ensure that we provide the best early childhood experience for the children in our care so they learn to love school and are excited to come learn everyday!
  •  Rebecca

    Rebecca

    Curriculum Specialist
    Rebecca has over 16 years of experience working with children. She joined the Goddard School in 2017 after working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. Rebecca has experience helping children develop social-emotional, cognitive, and language skills. Rebecca believes learning should be fun, positive, and interest-driven. She feels each child learns in their own way. Her goal is to help unlock each child’s potential by highlighting their strengths and by giving each child a voice to communicate their needs.
  •  AbbiAnna

    AbbiAnna

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Abbi has her Child Development Associate as well as a mental health scholarship for infant and toddler. Her job as a baby-sitter and nanny helped make her decision to pursue a career as a teacher in the Early Childhood field. She understands that toddlers have big emotions that they are still learning to express so they deserve respect and patience while they figure out the world. Her goals in the classroom are to work on the toddlers’ social emotional and physical skills.
  •  Angie

    Angie

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Angie received her education through the Department of Defense Army Childcare Training Program in 1997. She has her CDA specializing in Infants and Toddlers and has over 20 years of experience teaching young children. Angie's teaching philosophy is that children learn best through hands on-play based learning guided by a knowledgeable educator. Her goal is for the children in her care to be nurtured in a safe and fun learning environment that meets the needs of all children so everyone will thrive.
  •  Carenci

    Carenci

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Carenci has over ten years experience working as both an assistant and a lead teacher in the early childhood field. Her philosophy is to always approach the day with a good attitude and teach and care for her students as if they were her own. Her goal is to have her students feel like their classroom is their second home and to have them ready and prepared for the next classroom they move up to.
  •  Brandy

    Brandy

    Teacher
    Ms. Brandy has been in childcare since 2009 when her own children were young. She has experience with children all ages from infants to 5 year old. She believes that they are all unique in their own way. She has worked the last five years in a center where she ended up in an assistant director role. Brandy hopes to continue her education in Early Childhood Education.
  •  Christi

    Christi

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Christi graduated from Ball State with a degree in Family and Child. She has loved working with toddlers for the past 14 years and believes that they all learn differently but through play and movement they will all gain knowledge and understanding. Christi’s goals are for her class to have fun and be themselves. She hopes to instill the love of being a helper and sharing kindness in all her students.
  •  Cora

    Cora

    Lead Teacher
    Cora is currently in school studying Elementary Education and Special Education. Cora's teaching philosophy includes creating a balance between social, emotional, and academic skills to give the child the best possible tools for success. In addition to teaching the PreK children Cora teaches middle school and high school age children how to dance and do color guard.
  •  Emily

    Emily

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Emily has over two years experience working in the Early Childhood field working with children from the ages of one to five. She likes to keep things educational but also fun for the children because she knows that the best way for children to learn is through play. She strives to create a safe and fun space for the children in her classroom to learn and grow as much as they can. Her main classroom goal is to make sure the children are learning and growing in a safe and fun environment.
  •  Erin

    Erin

    Lead Teacher
    Erin has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Marian University. Soon after graduating, she realized her true passion is working with young children and she took a job teaching preschool in a daycare setting. She believes teaching should mostly be about the patient, gentle guidance. Children learn best in a happy environment where they have the freedom to experiment and explore while she protects their safety, help them through social challenges, and encourage them to try planned activities that meet important milestones and educational standards.She wants her students to feel empowered and confident as they learn to care for themselves. She also wants her students to cooperate with one another as they play so they can experience positive peer interaction. Erin believes meeting these goals will set all of them up for bigger successes as they progress to older classrooms.
  •  Heather

    Heather

    Kitchen Manager
    Heather has 25 years of culinary management experience. For the last 10 years, before coming to Goddard, she had been a store manager specialist for Justice and Aeropostale throughout Indiana.
  •  Dulce

    Dulce

    Lead Teacher
    Dulce has more then 20 years of experience in the educational system and child development. She received a Associates Degree in Food Science from Michigan State University and then later her CDA from Rasmussen College. She was and ESL teacher for 14 years in the public schools, but has found that toddlers are her favorite age to work with. Dulce's teaching philosophy is that each child needs a chance to develop at his/her own rate. They need nurturing and playful ways to learn. She hopes to spend time with the children in her care and get to know each of them as individuals and the learn their needs.
  •  James

    James

    Lead Teacher
    James attended Ivy Tech for Early Childhood Education and is currently working on his Bachelor at Western Governor's University. He has 4 years of experience in the Early Childhood field as a Preschool and Prekindergarten teacher, support for e-learning, administration in the office, and as a Director. James philosophy and goals for his classroom are that every child receive a quality education that sets them up for success in the future. He wants to provide a welcoming, fun, and safe environment where parents feel that their child is cared for.
  •  Karla

    Karla

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Karla has been working towards getting her associates degree in Early Childhood Education at the National College University in Puerto Rico. Before moving to the US, she worked at a childcare center in Puerto Rico, first as an assistant teacher before working her way up to a lead teacher. She believes that each child is a unique individual who needs a caring and safe environment in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. Her wish as an educator is to help her students fulfill their potential in all areas by providing a safe environment.
  •  Kelsey

    Kelsey

    Lead Teacher
    After beginning her job here at the Goddard School, Kelsey has decided to turn it into a career and will be pursuing her degree in Early Childhood Education. Aside from her experience at the Goddard School, she also has many years of experience babysitting her five younger siblings as well as nannying and babysitting for families in the Indianapolis area. Kelsey believes children learn best through play and music. In her classroom, she hopes to incorporate both of those to create a fun and exciting learning environment where her children can get ready for their next step in their preschool career.
  •  Mackenzie

    Mackenzie

    Preschool Teacher
    Miss Mackenzie has her Associate's in Early Childhood Education from Ivy Tech. She has over 5 year's experience in childcare, beginning as an assistant Kindergarten teacher before working her way up to management. She was an admin assistant before realizing she missed being in the classroom directly with the kids, so she came to The Goddard School to be a teacher, working with all the different age groups! Her philosophy is to make sure that every child feels safe and welcome. She wants all of her students to feel safe enough that they can come to her when they feel sad, happy, or angry. She wants children to walk away from her classroom with more knowledge than what they came in with and to be proud of themselves. Her goal is to make her classroom feel safe to all of her students. She wants great communication with all her parents and would like her classroom to be warm, bright, and inviting.
  •  Megan

    Megan

    Teacher
    Ms. Megan is currently attending school at WGU to obtain her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She has been working with children for over four years, beginning at Carmel Clay Schools as an after school care administrator while nannying part-time. She has also been a transitional Kindergarten teacher at another local center. She believes that children learn best through play and hands on interactions. They need to explore and play in order to understand the world around them. She strives to maintain a fun and inclusive learning environment where children can learn and begin their journey to become smart and well-rounded humans.
  •  Pervin

    Pervin

    Flex Teacher
    Miss Pervin received her Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education in 2017 from North Macedonia's college, SS Cyril. She began her teaching career as a Teacher's Assistant for grades K-4 where she helped support student's physical, mental, and social development using classroom activities and by supervising small learning groups. She decided to become a teacher to make a positive impact on the lives of children and to engage them in meaningful thinking and learning. She believes that teaching is a highly rewarding profession that allows her to change the lives of students and effectively provide them with the skills and attitudes necessary to build their character and achieve success. Her mission is to instill a love of lifelong learning and to ensure that her students can thrive in today's world. Her goal as teacher is to instill a passion for learning within her students while providing them with an educational environment that is encouraging and positive.
  •  Kelsey

    Kelsey

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Kelsey has her bachelor's in education from Indiana University and has over five year's experience working in the early childhood field. She believes that children learn through discovery and strives to help her children learn how to regulate their emotions by recognizing and acknowledging their emotions in the moment.
  •  Samantha

    Samantha

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Samantha has over five years experience working in the early childhood field. She believes that all students are unique and need a teacher that caters to their individual needs in a safe environment. She wishes to create a classroom where students flourish and explore to reach their full potential. Her goal for her classroom is to provide comfort and skills to feel pride in the accomplishments each child makes to get to that next step in their development.
  •  Kristianna

    Kristianna

    Flex Teacher
    Miss Kristianna is currently attending IUPUI in the Kelley School of Business program studying marketing. She began working with children after graduating in 2019, filling many different roles within the centers she has worked in. She has experience working with children from a variety of ages, 0-12 years old! She believes that every child is unique and deserving of love and they have curious minds. It is her goal to guide that curiosity to reach their developmental milestones. She hopes to provide a safe and loving environment where a child feels they can learn and grow. She also hopes to cultivate learning through age appropriate activities and routines.
  •  Siarra

    Siarra

    Lead Teacher
    Siarra has her Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education as well as a Child Development Associate for preschool ages. On top of the experiences she has gained during student teachings, she has a combined three years of experience working at other Indianapolis area childcare centers. Siarra not only wants to be a teacher and help keep the children meeting their developmental milestones, but she also wants to be a role model and someone that supports both children as individuals and as a whole classroom. Her goals for her children are to follow their individual routines and help prepare them for the next classroom.
  •  Tatianne

    Tatianne

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Tati has over two years experience working with young children. She is always willing to learn and try new things in her classroom and she recently began taking courses to obtain her Child Development Associates. She believes that every child needs a consistent and caring person that they can count on, and her goal is to be that person for every child in her classroom! She works within her classroom to keep her children safe, happy, and eager to learn!
  •  Isabel

    Isabel

    Assistant Teacher
    Miss Isabel is currently a senior at Sheridan High School. She has been taking classes at Ivy Tech working with children that struggle to read. She plans on attending Ball State University this fall to study Early Childhood Education. Isabel's teaching philosophy is to create a safe, positive learning environment for everyone to succeed and thrive. She wants her students to have fun while still learning effectively.
  •  Lynda

    Lynda

    Teacher
    Lynda has recently moved to the area from California and before that she lived in Algeria. She has a Bachelor's degree in International Trade and Associate's degrees in Business Accounting and Teaching Preparation. She spent a year teaching in an elementary school and a couple of years after that in a center for early childhood education. Lynda wants to provide a healthy and safe environment while providing support for each child.
  •  Victoria

    Victoria

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Victoria graduated from International Business College with a degree in Medical Assistance but discovered shortly after that she is meant to work with children. She recently obtained her Child Development Associate's in Infant/Toddler Development. Ms. Victoria's teaching philosophy is for learning to be fun and purposeful. She believes that her children should create memories through play and explore their curiosity while they learn and play in a safe environment. In this space she wants to create positive relationships between the children and herself to foster learning and growth.
  •  Randa

    Randa

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Randa received her degree in Education (Kindergarten) Preparation of Early Childhood Teachers from Cairo Egypt. She worked at a children’s shelter called Good Samaritan for almost a year. Randa’s teaching philosophy is to use play in studying because it is the child’s world. The classroom should be a clean and fun place that is special for all the children.
  •  Erickah

    Erickah

    Assistant Teacher
    Miss Erickah graduated from High School in 2022. After that she attend IUPUI for Neuro Science and has plans to return to complete her degree with certification in surgical technology. Until she returns to school she is excited to learn all about Child Development. Erickah believes that children can always be learning and that patience and compassion go a long way. Her classroom goals are that the children will feel like they can have fun with her while learning and playing and that she can make personal long lasting connections with the kids and their families.
  •  Julia

    Julia

    Assistant Teacher
    Julia graduated from Options High School where she gained a Early Childhood Certification from the Career Center. She taught swim lessons while she was in high school and then started teaching in Learning Centers upon graduating. She has primarily lead in Preschool and Prekindergarten classrooms but enjoys working with all ages. Julia's teaching philosophy is to come having a good attitude and positive mind set to the classroom each day and her goals are for children to engage nicely with each other, to show kindness, and be happy.
  •  Jessica

    Jessica

    Teacher
    When Ms. Jessica graduated she knew that she wanted to work with children. After helping take care of her two younger brothers growing up she became interest in the development of children. She has a goal of going back to school to further her education. Jessica's teaching philosophy is that everyone can learn and have fun while doing so. She hopes to have a positive impact on every classroom that she is in.
  •  Hannah

    Hannah

    Teacher
    Ms. Hannah graduated from High School and is currently attending school to learn more about billing and coding. She plans to further her education by taking classes in Early Childhood Education as soon as she has completed with her other degree. She has always loved working with children and is excited to take on this new adventure. Hannah's philosophy is that all children learn differently, what works for one child may not work for the next. That is why it is important to get to know that child so that you can help them as individuals.
  •  Madlien

    Madlien

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Madlien received her Bachelor’s degree in Law and a Associate Degree in Health Science. She has worked a Taymour American School as a Science Teacher. She has experience as a freelance translator for Arabic speakers and was the office manager at the International Academy of Arbitration. Madlien’s teaching philosophy is that every child deserve a chance to learn and to enjoy, love all the kids, and to use fun things to teach and to make children enjoy learning. She wants to make the classroom a clean, safe, and organized to see growth and development in various areas.
  •  Sherlyn

    Sherlyn

    Assistant Teacher
    Sherlyn recently moved from Guatemala with her family. After she graduated from Westfield High School, she immediately went into the education field. She worked as an IA to help other students that were learning English. Sherlyn loves working with children and is excited to learn all about Early Childhood education. Sherlyn's classroom goals consist of teaching Spanish to the children that she is with in the classrooms and to help them get ready for the next stages in life.
  •  Spencer

    Spencer

    Assistant Teacher
    Mr. Spencer is currently working towards his degree in Elementary Education. His past experience has been at other centers located close to home and school. We are excited that he will be joining us on his breaks from school. Mr. Spencer believes that with a great support system and hard work, students will rise to the occasion. Teaching is a process of learning from students, staff, and parents, and I aim to provide a loving positive attitude.
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