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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. 

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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. 

 Lynn and Jim

Lynn and Jim

Owner
Hi, We're Lynn and Jim Moratis, owners of the Goddard School in Columbia, MD. It’s a dream come true for us to provide families with a quality early learning experience that incorporates fun in a safe loving environment. Lynn comes to Goddard following a twenty-five year career in the health-care world. Jim has a thirty year career in Defense contracting and operations management. We are also the proud parents of two sons Robert and Cameron who are pursuing their careers leaving my husband Jim and I with an empty nest. We believe that a quality educational program in an environment filled with love is the key ingredient to success. “Play is the answer to the question - how does anything new come about?” Jean Piaget
Ms Gena

Ms Gena

Director
Ms. Gena, Director of Education Educational Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree in Dance with a Certificate in Early Childhood Education from University of Maryland Baltimore County • 90-Hour Preschool Certification in Early Childhood Education from University of Maryland Baltimore County • Medication Administration • Basic Health and Safety Certified • First Aid and CPR Certified Ms. Gena has worked with children for 12 years. She believes that her job as a teacher is to create a safe and loving environment, where all her children feel comfortable to learn through exploration, investigation, and play. Her favorite children’s book is “The Napping House” by Audrey Wood. When not at school, Gena enjoys spending time with her husband and three boys.
Ms Rhonda

Ms Rhonda

Director
Ms. Rhonda Barnes, Director, joined The Goddard School in 2020 Educational Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in English from University of Maryland University College • 45-hour Infant and Toddler certification • 90-hour Preschool certification • MSDE level 6 credential • Teacher education coursework, 60 credit hours My experience as an educator spans over sixteen years and includes: early childhood education, special education, out-of-school time programming and camping. It is my firm belief that children thrive when they are nurtured, respected, and valued. When educators follow the lead of children, they provide the maps to their own success. Over the past five years, I have been immersed in play-based curriculum, assessment, staff development and training. My favorite children’s book is “The Rainbow Fish”, by Marcus Pfister. The illustrations are beautiful, and the sharing theme provides a meaningful social story for young learners. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my four grandchildren, dancing, and fine dining.
Ms Vineeta

Ms Vineeta

Assistant Director
Ms. Vineeta is the Assistant Director for Education. She joined The Goddard School in September 2004. Educational Qualifications: • Bachelor's Degree in English • Masters Degree in Hindi • 90 hour Preschool Certification • CPR, Medical Administration, and First Aid certified • MSDE Level 4 Credentialed She taught infants, two's and pre-kindergarten for 13 years. Her educational philosophy centers on the fact that all children are unique and grow in the their own specific learning needs and styles. As educators we need to hold their hands to show them the correct path. Her favorite children's book is "Have you filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud. When not at school, Ms. Vineeta enjoys walking, photographing nature, shopping, and connecting with her family in India through video calls.
Ms Asia

Ms Asia

Lead Teacher
Ms. Asia, Co-Lead Teacher in the Butterflies. Joined the Goddard School in 2020. Educational Qualifications: • Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential • 45 Hour School Age Certification • Currently pursuing her Bachelor's Degree • Americans with Disabilities Act Certified • Basic Health and Safety Certified • First Aid and CPR Certified Ms. Asia has worked with children for 3 years. Her educational philosophy is that all children are special in their own way and need a healthy learning environment to be able to grow physically, mentally, and emotionally. Her favorite children’s book is any book by Dr. Suess. When not in school, Ms. Asia enjoys reading, walking, going to the gym, playing with her dog, and dancing.
Ms Carol

Ms Carol

Lead Teacher
Ms. Carol, Co-lead Teacher in the Fawns. Joined the Goddard School in 2020. Educational Qualifications: • Associates Degree from HCC • 90-Hour Preschool Certification • 45-hour Infant and Toddler Certification • Medication Administration • Basic Health and Safety Certified • First Aid and CPR Certified • MSDE Level 5 Credentialed. Ms. Carol has worked with children for 6 years. Her educational philosophy is to have fun in the classroom while helping shape children into their own individual person. Her favorite children’s book is “Giraffe’s can't Dance” by Giles Andreae. When not at school, Carol enjoys going hiking, being outside, snowboarding in the winter, and spending time with family.
Ms Cecilia

Ms Cecilia

Lead Teacher
Ms.Cecilia, Resource Teacher. Joined The Goddard School in July 2020. Educational Qualifications: • Dual Associates Degree in Elementary Education/Special Education • 90-hour preschool certification • Medication Administration • School Age Child Care Curriculum • MSDE Level 3 Credentialed Ms. Cecilia has worked with children for six years, and has three years of lead preschool teaching experience. Her educational philosophy emphasizes the importance of social emotional learning through play. She believes that learning the art of communication, self regulation, and empathy leads to a wonderful kind and caring future self. Ms. Cecilia's favorite children’s book is "The Gruffalo" by Julia Donaldson. When not at school, Ms.Cecilia enjoys going to the beach, hiking, playing with her dog, reading modern thrillers and Russian literature, as well as spending time with her much loved friends and family.
Ms Charda

Ms Charda

Lead Teacher
Ms. Charda, Lead Teacher in the Owls classroom. Joined the Goddard School in 2018. Educational Qualifications: • Bachelor's Degree in Family Consumer Science from Morgan State University. • Pursing a Masters in Family and Human Development • Certificates in CPR and First Aid. • MSDE Level 3 Credentialed Ms. Charda has worked with children for two years. Her education philosophy is that all children are unique in their own way and thrive in a loving and caring environment. It is her passion to create a fun and safe environment to watch them learn and grow. Her favorite children’s book “Oh the places you'll go" by Dr. Seuss. When not in school, Ms. Charda enjoys spending time with family, especially her 1-year old son, learning new skills, and crafting.
Ms Christina

Ms Christina

Lead Teacher
Ms. Christina, Lead Teacher in the Ducks a Toddler classroom. Joined the Goddard School in 2016. Educational Qualifications: • 45-hour Infant and Toddler Certification • 90-Hour Preschool Certification • MSDE Level 3 Credentialed • Early Childhood Development Certificate • Supporting Breast Feeding in Childcare • Medication Administration • Basic Health and Safety Certified • First Aid and CPR Certified Ms. Christina has worked with children for 6 years. Her educational philosophy is ensure children grow mentally and physically in a secure and loving environment. Ms. Christina’s favorite children’s book is “Hop on Pop” by Dr. Seuss. When not at school, Ms. Christina enjoys spending time with family and friends, painting, and roller skating.
Ms Cindy

Ms Cindy

Lead Teacher
Ms. Cindy, Lead Teacher in the Foxes Classroom. Joined the Goddard School in 2019. Educational Qualifications: • Completing a Bachelor’s Degree in History, University of Maryland Global Campus • 90-Hour Preschool Certification • Medication Administration • Basic Health and Safety Certified • First Aid and CPR Certified Ms. Cindy has worked with children for 4 years. She believes that all children deserve a fun and nurturing learning environment. Her favorite children’s book is “Oh the places you will go!” by Dr. Seuss. When not at school, Ms. Cindy enjoys hiking and spending time with her nieces.
 Cindy

Cindy

Lead Teacher
Lead Teacher in the Bears Pre-K classroom. Joined the Goddard School in 2021. Educational Qualifications: • Bachelor's Degree in Family Science • Associates Degree in Teaching • Certificates in CPR and First Aid. • MSDE Level 6 Credentialed Ms. Cindy has worked with children for five years. She believes it's important to help young children maintain their confidence when learning, to encourage them to keep trying and not give up. Her favorite children’s book “be You!" by Peter H. Reynolds. When not in school, Ms. Cindy enjoys trying new restaurants, exploring new sceneries, travel, and DIY projects.
 Destiny

Destiny

Lead Teacher
Ms. Destiny, Co-Lead Teacher in the Busy Butterflies. Joined the Goddard School in 2021. Educational Qualifications: • 90-Hour Preschool Certification • 45-Hour Infant and Toddler Certification • Medication Administration • Basic Health and Safety Certified • First Aid and CPR Certified Ms. Destiny has worked with children for 6 years. She believes that all children are unique and will go at their speed when taking on a task. Teaching children the importance of being respectful and kind to others will take them far in life. Her favorite children’s book is “Toothless Wonder” by Barbara Park. When not at school, Destiny enjoys going to the mall, watching Netflix, and spending time with her mom. She also enjoys dancing and doing her hair and nails.
Ms Erin

Ms Erin

Lead Teacher
Ms. Erin, Lead Teacher in the Eagles Pre-K, joined the Goddard School in 2020. Educational Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education – Pensacola Christian College • ADA Training • Basic Health and Safety Certified • First Aid and CPR Certified • MSDE Level 6 Credentialed Ms. Erin has worked with children for three years. She believes it is important for young children to be in a positive environment that provides structure and consistency. Children’s learning can be optimized with a balance of structure and free play. Her favorite children’s book is “The Giving Tree” by Shel Sliverstein. When not in school, Ms. Erin enjoys shopping and working out.
Ms Jessica

Ms Jessica

Lead Teacher
Ms. Jessica, Lead Teacher in the Squirrels classroom. Joined the Goddard School in 2016. Educational Qualifications: • Pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education • 45-hour Infant and Toddler Certification • 90-Hour Preschool Certification • MSDE Level 4 Credentialed • Early Childhood Development Certificate • Medication Administration • Basic Health and Safety Certified • First Aid and CPR Certified Ms. Jessica has worked with children for 10 years. She believes that each child is a unique individual that needs a stimulating and secure environment in which they can grow. Ms. Jessica’s favorite children’s book is “The Pigeon Needs a Bath!” by Mo Willems. When not at school, Ms. Jessica’s enjoys hanging out with friends and family, going to concerts/shows, and thrift shopping
Ms Kierra

Ms Kierra

Lead Teacher
Ms. Kierra, Assistant Teacher in the Foxes. Joined the Goddard School in 2018. Educational Qualifications: • Associates Degree in Secondary Education • Associates Degree in in Social Sciences • 90-Hour Preschool Certification • Medication Administration Certified • Basic Health and Safety Certified • First Aid and CPR Certified • MSDE Level 2 Credentialed Ms. Kierra has worked with children for three years. Her educational philosophy is to help children learn to grow through hands on play, art, and reading. Her favorite children’s book is “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss. When not at school, Ms. Kierra enjoys hanging out with her friends and her dog Pooper.
Ms Lara Beth

Ms Lara Beth

Lead Teacher
Ms. Lara Beth, Lead Teacher, Caterpillar Infant Classroom. Joined the Goddard School in 2018. Educational Qualifications: • Child Development Associate Certificate (CDA) • Associate Degree in Arts and Science, Blue Ridge Community College • Medication Administration • Basic Health and Safety Certified • First Aid and CPR Certified • Supporting Breast Feeding in Childcare • MSDE Level 2 Credentialed Ms. Lara Beth has worked with children for 20 years. She believes that children learn best through play and as a teacher, she loves setting up intentional learning areas. She has many favorite children books but “The Llama Llama” Series by Anne Dewdney are some of her favorites. When not at school, Lara enjoys long walks, visiting family, and anything creative
Ms Morgan

Ms Morgan

Lead Teacher
Ms. Morgan is a teacher in the Duck's. She began working at The Goddard School in 2015. Ms. Morgan has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Delaware State University. Her coursework there included early childhood education courses as well. She also holds the 45 hour infant and toddler certification. She loves to dance, watch sports (go Eagles!) and spend quality time with her family and friends. She loves working with children because she loves to see how they progress throughout the year and she knows she makes an impact on their lives. She says, "working with children has helped me learn to laugh more, let loose, and appreciate the little things because it’s easy to forget in adulthood!"
Ms Moriah

Ms Moriah

Lead Teacher
Ms. Moriah, Co-Lead Teacher in the Eagles Pre-K classroom. Joined the Goddard School in 2019. Educational Qualifications: • 90-hour Preschool Certification • Medication Administration • Basic Health and Safety Certified • First Aid and CPR Certified Ms. Moriah has worked with children for 4 years. Her educational philosophy is that children grow through the opportunities provided to them. She is always striving to provide the best opportunities in the classroom to assist with growth. Ms. Moriah’s favorite children’s book is “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein. When not at school, Ms. Moriah enjoys nature hikes with her dogs and family.
Ms Priyanka

Ms Priyanka

Lead Teacher
Ms. Priyanka, Co-Lead Teacher in the Rabbits Preschool classroom. Joined the Goddard School in 2020. Educational Qualifications: • Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from Plymouth State University • Breast Feeding • Infant and Toddler Level 5 Credentialed in New Hampshire • 90-Hour Preschool Certification • Medication Administration • Basic Health and Safety Certified • First Aid and CPR Certified Ms. Priyanka has worked with children for 4 years. She believes providing children with ample opportunity to explore and discover how thing work is most beneficial. Ms. Priyanka’s favorite children’s book is “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein. When not at school, Ms. Priyanka enjoys watching movies and spending time with her family.
Ms Anastasia

Ms Anastasia

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Anastasia, Assistant Teacher in the Chipmunks Toddler classroom. Joined the Goddard School in 2008. Educational Qualifications: • Child Development Associate Credential • MSDE Level 3 Credentialed • Supporting Breast Feeding in Childcare • Medical Administration • Basic Health and Safety Certified • First Aid and CPR Certified Ms. Anastasia has worked with children for 12 years. Her educational philosophy is to provide the opportunity for continual learning and growth to each child because they are all special and have something to bring to this world. Her role as a teacher is to give them the tools to cultivate their own garden of knowledge. Ms. Anastasia’s favorite children’s book is “Harold and the Purple Crayon” by Crocket Johnson. When not at school, Ms. Anastasia enjoys spending time with family and friends, vacationing, and watching her favorite movies on TV.
Ms Ariel

Ms Ariel

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Ariel, Assistant Teacher in the Fawns. Joined the Goddard School in August 2019. Educational Qualifications: • Studied Early Childhood Development at HCC • 45-hour Infant and Toddler Certification • Pursing Child Development Associate (CDA) Certification • Certificates in CPR and Breast Feeding. • MSDE Level 3 Credentialed Ms. Ariel's education philosophy is to make the world a better place by making a difference from the very beginning of a child's education journey. Ms. Ariel's favorite children’s book is “Good Night Moon" by Margaret Wise. When not in school, she and her young son enjoy horseback riding, air plane watching, and painting.
Ms Brittany

Ms Brittany

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Brittany, Assistant Teacher in the Owls. Joined the Goddard School in 2021. Educational Qualifications: • Pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education / Special Education • 90-Hour Preschool Certification • 45-hour Infant and Toddler Certification • Basic Health and Safety Certified • First Aid and CPR Certified • MSDE Level 1 Credentialed. Ms. Brittany has worked with children for 2 years. She believes that all children are unique and can bring something special to their learning experience. Her favorite children’s book is “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” by John Archambault. When not at school, Brittany enjoys spending time with her daughter, writing, and listening to music.
Ms Emily

Ms Emily

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Emily, Resource Teacher. Joined the Goddard School in 2020. Educational Qualifications: • Bachelors Degree, History, University of Maryland, Baltimore County • 90 Hour Preschool Certification • Americans with Disabilities Act Certified • Basic Health and Safety Certified • First Aid and CPR Certified • 9 Hour Communication Ms. Emily has worked with children for 4 years. Her educational philosophy is to guide children’s learning by encouraging their curiosity. She believes it is best to incorporate what children show interest in into their lessons. Her favorite children’s book is “The Little Engine That Could” by Watty Piper. When not in school, Ms. Emily enjoys knitting and reading about history.
Ms Ipsita

Ms Ipsita

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Ipsita, Assistant Teacher, Caterpillars classroom. Joined the Goddard School in 2018. Educational Qualifications: • 45-hour Infant and Toddler Certification • 90-hour Preschool Certification • Child Development Associate Certificate (CDA) • Basic Health and Safety Certified • First Aid and CPR Certified • Bachelor or Arts University of Calcutta, India Ms. Ipsita has worked with children for 4 years. Her educational philosophy is to engage every child in a creative way allowing them to learn and to foster a safe and consistent environment in which to thrive. Her favorite children’s book is “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle. Ms. Ipsita enjoys listening to music, cooking, watching movies and spending quality time with her family.
Ms Kassidy

Ms Kassidy

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Kassidy is a college student at Howard County Community College studying Elementary Education Special Education. She joined our faculty as a cooperative teacher in July 2019. Kassidy works mainly in the preschool classrooms in the afternoons.
Ms Katie

Ms Katie

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Katie, Assistant Teacher in the Fawns. Joined the Goddard School in 2021. Educational Qualifications: • 90-Hour Preschool Certification • 45-hour Infant and Toddler Certification • Medication Administration • Basic Health and Safety Certified • First Aid and CPR Certified Ms. Katie has worked with children for 10 years. Her educational philosophy is that children learn through play and self discovery. She believes children teach us every day like we teach them. Children are looking to her to guide them and as we are, they are learning and growing. Her favorite children’s book is “Good Night Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown. When not at school, Katie enjoys spending time with friends and family and curling up with her dog and watching Netflix. She loves exploring and trying new restaurants. She likes to take long walks in nature, listen to music, and go for long drives.
Ms Nicole

Ms Nicole

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Nikki, Assistant Teacher in the Fawns classroom. Joined the Goddard School in 2016. Educational Qualifications: • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education • Early Childhood Development Certificate • 45-hour Infant and Toddler Certification • Medication Administration • Basic Health and Safety Certified • First Aid and CPR Certified Ms. Nikki has worked with children for 4 years. As a Teacher, Nikki believes in treating every child as an individual with their own set of skills. Nikki’s favorite children’s book is “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle. When not at school, Ms. Nikki enjoys reading books, playing video games, listening to music, and spending time with friends and family.
Ms Rachela

Ms Rachela

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Rachela, Resource Teacher. Joined the Goddard School in 2021. Educational Qualifications: • 90-hr Early Childhood Certification • Certificates in CPR and Breast Feeding. • Basic Health and Safety • Breast Feeding in Childcare Ms. Rachela has worked with children for five years. She believes children learn best in an interactive environment that also provides love and safety. As a teacher, it is is important to stay open to different teaching methods in order for children to learn and grow. Her favorite children’s book is “The Color Monster" by Anna Llenas. When not in school, Rachela runs her freelance photography business specializing in portrait photography. She loves going to the beach, watching sunsets, dancing, painting, and reading.
 Raven

Raven

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Raven, Assistant Teacher in the Bears Pre-Kindergarten classroom. Joined the Goddard School in 2021 Educational Qualifications: • 45 Hour Infant/Toddler Teacher Certification • Pursuing 90 Hour Preschool Teacher Certification • Certificates in CPR and First Aid. • Raven is Pursuing a degree at Bowie State University Ms. Raven has worked with children for four years. She believes students thrive in a safe and loving environment. Her favorite children’s book “Good Night Moon" by Margaret Brown. When not in school, Ms. Raven enjoys shopping, self care activities, sewing clothing she has designed, and creating art by painting and drawing.
Ms Sandra

Ms Sandra

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Sandy, Substitute Teacher. Joined the Goddard School in 2017 Educational Qualifications: • Associates Degree from HCC • 90-hour Preschool Certification • Howard County Public School System Staff since 2009 - Para-educator. Ms. Sandy has worked with children for eleven years. Her education philosophy is that all children should have fun while they learn. Her favorite children’s book “Harold and the Purple Crayon" by Crockett Johnson. When not in school, Ms. Sandy enjoys spending time with her dogs and shopping with her daughter.
Ms Aneela

Ms Aneela

Resource
Ms. Aneela, Lead Teacher in the Chipmunks, joined the Goddard School in 2021. Educational Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development dual infant toddler and preschool – Walden University • ADA Training • Basic Health and Safety Certified • First Aid and CPR Certified • MSDE Level 4 Credentialed • Coaching and Mentoring Certification Ms. Aneela has worked with children for 17 years. She believes all children need a stimulating, nurturing, and loving environment where they can grow in all areas of development. I encourage each child to share ideas, take risks, and explore to reach their full potential. Her favorite children’s book is “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss. When not in school, Ms. Aneela has two beautiful children and a husband at home that keep her busy. She loves DIY projects, being out in nature, and staying home and enjoying a nice movie. She loves spending time with loved ones.
Ms Erlinda

Ms Erlinda

Resource
Ms. Erlinda, Spanish Resource Teacher Preschool and Teacher’s Aide for Infant/Toddler classrooms. Joined the Goddard School in 2020. Educational Qualifications: • Associate of Arts, Montgomery College • 90-Hour Preschool and her 45-Hour Infant/Toddler Teaching Certifications • MSDE Level 5 Credentialed • Supporting Breast Feeding in Childcare • ADA Training • Basic Health & Safety • School Age Ms. Erlinda has worked with children for two years. She believes it is critical to understand each child’s learning style. She enjoys teaching and learning from the children she teaches. Her favorite children’s book is “How to Babysit a Grandma” by Jean Reagan. When not at school, she enjoys anything involved with activity (walking, dancing, going to places and spending time with family).
Ms Jacquelyn

Ms Jacquelyn

Resource
Ms. Jackie, Teacher's Aide. Joined the Goddard School in 2021. Educational Qualifications: • Pursuing 90 hour Pre-K certification • Teacher's Aide training Jackie goal is to be an advocate for the children that may not always have the easiest time with school. She wants to make school a safe, fun, and happy place for the students and that can and will succeed at whatever they put their minds are hearts into. Her favorite children’s book is “The Wonderful things your will be” by Emily Winfield Martin. When not at school, Jackie has a bridal makeup business that keeps her busy on weekends helping people feel beautiful on one of the most important day of their life.
 Jasmine

Jasmine

Resource
Ms. Jasmine, Resource Teacher. Joined the Goddard School in 2021. Educational Qualifications: • Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education • 90-Hour Preschool Certification • Medication Administration • Basic Health and Safety Certified • First Aid and CPR Certified • MSDE Level 1 Credentialed. Ms. Jasmine has worked with children for 2 years. She believes that children learn best when they are valued and feel safe to risks and express themselves. Her favorite children’s book is “Don't let the pigeon drive the bus!” by Mo Williams. When not at school, Jasmine like spending time with friends and family, playing with her dog, and watching Netflix.
Ms Kirsten

Ms Kirsten

Resource
Ms. Kirsten, Assistant Teacher, Infant/Toddlers. Joined the Goddard School in 2021. Educational Qualifications: • 45-Hour Infant/Toddler Certification • Basic Health and Safety Certified • First Aid and CPR Certified Ms. Kirsten has worked with children for 5 years. Her educational philosophy is to provide the students with a safe place that is full of the thrill of learning and growth by providing creative freedom and space to be their selves while continuing to develop and reflect a positive growth mindset towards learning. Her favorite children’s book is “The Color Monster” by Anna Llenas. Ms. Kirsten enjoys listening to music, hiking with her pup Sypro, photography, song writing, and spending time with family and friends.
Ms Samantha

Ms Samantha

Resource
Ms. Samantha, Assistant Teacher. Joined the Goddard School in August 2021. Educational Qualifications: • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development • 90-hour Preschool Certificate • Basic Health and Safety Certified Ms. Samantha's education philosophy is make sure all children should be able to learn in their own way. She believes her role is to assist in each child's personal development and to help them grow. Her favorite children’s book is “Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss. When not in school, she enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, going for walks around my neighborhood or local park.

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