Our Teachers

Our teachers blend the highest education standards with nurturing care to help foster well-rounded child development.

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. 

  • Ms Sarah

    Ms Sarah

    Owner
    Sarah is the on-site owner of The Goddard School located in Reading and manages the operation of the school so Cheryl can focus entirely on the children, curriculum and teachers. She brings thirty five years of professional management experience to running the school. "I am passionate about giving every child the opportunity of developing a healthy self esteem and to promoting the joy of being a child.”
  • Ms Cheryl

    Ms Cheryl

    Program Director
    As the Program Director, Cheryl brings over forty years of experience, a BA in Psychology, and a master's degree in child development and early childhood education to The Goddard School in Reading. Cheryl has been with The Goddard School since their opening in January of 2010. Her classroom experience has been with toddlers, preschoolers and school age children. Her passion for learning is evident in everything she does. Cheryl believes that children are free spirits who are eager participants in their own learning. Cheryl and her husband, Paul, are parents to two grown children, Josh and Sara.
  • Ms Joelle

    Ms Joelle

    Assistant Director
    Ms. Joelle is our Assistant Director. She has a BA in Early Childhood Education and a BA in Psychology from SSU. Ms. Joelle has 20+ years of experience as an educator, an administrator, and parent. She believes strongly that we are all capable of change and we are never too old to continue learning.
  • Mr Jesse

    Mr Jesse

    Co-Owner
    Mr. Jesse graduated from UMass Amherst with a BS in psychology and minors in elementary education, mathematics, and German. He brings over 8 years of experience in early childhood and elementary education to our school. He has a passion for outdoor education and strongly believes that the best learning takes place with authentic activities in authentic environments. Mr. Jesse also spent a year in Hamburg, Germany and taught young children in both English and German at a center there.
  • Ms Gina

    Ms Gina

    Office Manager
    Ms. Gina worked as a Senior Admin Coordinator at a financial software company where she was involved in HR, Payroll, Events and Employee Morale for 10 years. She took a short leave to spend time at home with her two young boys, one of which attended Goddard from infancy to Toddler Two. Now she is working part time as our Office Manager and enjoys the time she gets to spend here.
  • Ms Suzanne

    Ms Suzanne

    Lead Teacher/Infant 1
    Ms. Sue holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from Merrimack College, where she graduated summa cum laude. She has teaching experience at both the elementary and middle school level, and has spent many years as a proofreader in both the legal and financial services industries. She was a teacher in our Toddler 1 classroom, and you will now find her in our Infant 1 classroom.
  • Ms Aida

    Ms Aida

    Teacher/Infant 1
    Ms. Aida’s own love of learning inspired her to start teaching children. She believes people never stop learning and that “Sometimes we learn the most important lessons from our kids.” Ms. Aida graduated with a degree in Social Work and is EEC certified. She shows constant patience and persistence in her work.
  • Ms Melissa

    Ms Melissa

    Lead Teacher/Infant 2
    Ms. Melissa is a teacher in our infant 2 classroom. She brings with her a "no problem" attitude! Her personal view of children is that they are absolute gifts. As she says , "I really believe children should be taught with love.“ Melissa is married with three children. As a family they enjoy camping and road trips. When Melissa gets a moment to herself she enjoys reading and photography.
  • Ms Eva

    Ms Eva

    Floater/Infants
    Ms. Eva is a floater in our classrooms. She has prior experience teaching in a cooperative preschool setting when her own children were students. She is now transitioning to a career in teaching preschool. She enjoys spending time with young children, and sharing in their joy of learning!
  • Ms Gina

    Ms Gina

    Lead Teacher/First Steps
    Ms. Gina has certifications as Lead Teacher in all areas and a Director II certification. She brings ten years of teaching experience with her to our First Steps classroom. Her warmth and love of our littlest friends is immediately visible to anyone who meets her. "Each and every day I look into a child's eyes, I learn more and more about the world as seen through their imagination."
  • Ms Ali

    Ms Ali

    Teacher/First Steps
    Ms. Ali was born and raised in Russia and moved to the United States when she was adopted at the age of 12. She loves to watch children try new things and develop a love for learning. Favorite Quote: "Attract what you expect, reflect what you desire, become what you respect, and mirror what you admire" - Deb Sofield
  • Ms Donna

    Ms Donna

    Lead Teacher/Toddler 1
    Ms. Donna is a teacher in our toddler suite. She has 8 years of experience in Early Education with Goddard and 6 additional years experience as a teachers assistant. She enjoys reading stories and letting the children act it out. Ms. Donna loves working with children and is happy to be surrounded by all of the wonderful toddlers in her classrooms. She believes strongly that teachers should carefully listen and respond to what children have to say.
  • Ms Grady

    Ms Grady

    Teacher/Toddler 1
    Ms. Grady is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in History at UMass Lowell. She joins our staff with a lot of babysitting experience. She has previously worked in customer service and retail. She believes teachers have an obligation to feed into children’s imagination and creativity, because these are the skills children can then use to change the world.
  • Ms Stephanie

    Ms Stephanie

    Floater
    Ms. Stephanie earned her bachelor's degree with a double major in Early Childhood Education and Psychology from Salem State University and is EEC Infant/Toddler and Preschool certified. She has been teaching preschool for over 10 years, five of which have been at Goddard. Ms. Stephanie believes every child should feel safe and loved while here.
  • Ms Jessica

    Ms Jessica

    Lead Teacher/Toddler 2
    Ms. Jessica has always enjoyed working with children and in the past has worked both as a nanny and as a camp counselor. She began her teaching career here at the Goddard School as a floater in our classrooms. She is now a teacher in our Toddler 2 classroom, where she brings her positive energy and passion for young people to our wonderful Dancing Dolphins!
  • Ms Shaina

    Ms Shaina

    Teacher/Toddler 2
    Ms. Shaina worked at a family run business for 11 years. After having her second child and choosing to go back to work, she wanted to start a new career and do something she loved. That’s when Shaina decided to pursue a teaching career and knew she wanted to work with toddlers. She has also worked as a dance teacher and loves Ballet.
  • Ms Caroline

    Ms Caroline

    Assistant Teacher/Young Toddlers
    Ms. Caroline grew up in Melrose and graduated from Merrimack College with a Bachelors in Human Development and Human Services. She has always wanted to be a teacher. Caroline started working in childcare in 2021. Her favorite aspect of the job is seeing the joy in the children’s faces when they learn something new. She enjoys reading, cooking, health and wellness.
  • Ms Kaitlin

    Ms Kaitlin

    Teacher/Toddler
    Ms. Kaitlin graduated from UMass Amherst in 2023 with a Bachelors in Psychology. She has always loved working with young children and hopes to continue doing so in her career. Kaitlin’s favorite aspect of the job is helping children learn everyday skills and she pushes herself to be a great role model for them. Kaitlin’s favorite children’s book is “The Rainbow Fish,” by Marcus Phister.
  • Mr Scott

    Mr Scott

    Lead Teacher/Preschool 1
    Mr. Scott is one of our lead teachers in Preschool 1 and is our resident "science guy." He attended Middlesex Community College and UMass Boston where he studied biology. He has worked with children of all ages, from infants through high school students, in Somerville, Belmont and Waltham. “I believe that all children are special and I love building a nurturing and loving environment for each and every child in my classroom.” In addition to being a certified infant, toddler and preschool teacher, Scott has also been a Storytime Chess Tutor.
  • Ms Dianne

    Ms Dianne

    Lead Teacher/Preschool 1
    Ms. Dianne brings a great mixture of over thirty years as a certified early child educator and a healthy dose of love. She is a teacher in our Preschool 1 classroom. Believing in the uniqueness of each child, Dianne says, "It's really a matter of accepting and loving each child no matter what."
  • Ms Tangala

    Ms Tangala

    Lead Teacher/Preschool 2
    Ms. Tangala is a teacher in our Preschool 2 classroom. She has been teaching for many years in Pre-K and preschool classrooms, including immersion classrooms serving special education students. Ms. Tangala enjoys accompanying children on their journey of exploring and experimenting as they learn. Most recently she taught at the Goddard School in Alpharetta, GA. We are delighted to have Ms. Tangala join us here in Reading where she can continue to do what she loves best... teaching our young learners!
  • Ms Jillian

    Ms Jillian

    Teacher/Preschool 2
    Ms. Jillian is EEC Certified and dedicated a lot of high school career to childcare. Her interest in Early Education stems from her family of educators. Ms. Jillian is the youngest of three siblings and loves every minute of it. She also loves the conversations she has with the children every day as they have such a fun and uninhibited perspective.
  • Ms Bruna

    Ms Bruna

    Floater/Preschool
    Ms. Bruna attends North Shore Community College for Elementary School Education. She moved to this country, leaving family and friends behind to seek a better life and more opportunities. Determination and drive continue to push her to accomplish her many goals such as learning English in less than a year and switching career paths to something that she loves to do. “It is a privilege to help the children grow and to also learn from them!”
  • Ms Nancy

    Ms Nancy

    Teacher/Pre-K Toucans
    Ms. Nancy graduated Suffolk University with a BS in Journalism/PR and a minor in Business. She is also EEC Certified and previously she co-founded and operated a dancing school for ten years. Through her planning, preparation and persistence, she was able to start her business and achieve her goals and that's just a small part of what makes her a great teacher. Nancy decided to pursue teaching to foster young children's love of learning.
  • Ms Karen

    Ms Karen

    Lead Teacher/Pre-K Toucans
    Ms. Karen is a teacher in our fantastic Toucans classroom. She is a graduate of Lesley University and is certified in elementary education. Prior to The Goddard School, Ms Karen worked as a paraprofessional in the Lawrence Public Schools and as a teacher in another preschool. She loves teaching and believes that children are wonderfully unique individuals!
  • Ms Pam

    Ms Pam

    Lead Teacher/Pre-K Flamingos
    Ms. Pam is a teacher in our Flamingos classroom and brings many years of preschool and pre-k teaching experience to her classroom. She has a degree in early childhood education from Bunker Hill. Ms. Pam views teaching as "modeling appropriate behaviors”. She believes children look up to their teachers and it is crucial to provide them with positive role models.
  • Ms Eliza

    Ms Eliza

    Teacher/Pre-K Toucans
    Ms. Eliza came from Hong Kong over 40 years ago where her family owned a day care. Her love of caring for infants and children stemmed from her experience as a young girl helping her family. As a single mom, Ms. Eliza earned her degree in accounting from URI. After working as a bookkeeper for 15 years, her office closed. She then moved to MA to start her journey in childcare. She attended EEC classes at night while working as a teacher assistant. When she completed her degree in preschool education, Ms. Eliza began teaching full time and feels blessed to have landed here at Goddard.
  • Ms Courtney

    Ms Courtney

    Teacher/Flamingos
    Ms. Courtney graduated with a BA in English from Portland State University in 2021 and from Emerson College with an MA in Publishing and Writing in 2023. Originally from Portland, Oregon, she is part of a big family with two brothers, three sisters and two step-sisters. Her favorite quote is “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light” - J.K. Rowling
  • Ms Rita

    Ms Rita

    Floater/Assistant
    Ms. Rita is a floater in our classrooms. After 33 years in book publishing, she decided to pursue her lifelong passion for childcare. A mom of two, Rita has always loved caring for children and brings warmth and laughter into each classroom. Her favorite children’s book is Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton.
  • Ms Amy

    Ms Amy

    Assistant Teacher/Flamingos
    Ms. Amy has always loved children and considers herself a child at heart. She had taken an EEC class in high school which was the beginning of her love for working with children. Her favorite aspect of the job is watching each child grow and develop their own identities. Ms. Amy’s favorite quote is “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
  • Ms Bronwyn

    Ms Bronwyn

    Floater/Assistant
    Ms. Bronwyn graduated from college with a degree in Communications. She grew up in an environment that emphasized imagination and creativity and she wants to foster that environment for others. As an avid reader, she enjoys sharing her passion for reading with children. Since Ms. Bronwyn was little, she has loved to spend time in a bookstore or library simply wandering around.
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