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. 

  •  Melvise

    Melvise

    Owner
    I am the proud on-site owner of The Goddard School in Hanover. I graduated from North Carolina A&T State University with a Bachelors degree in Electronic and Computer Technology and a Masters degree in Technology Education with a concentration in Education. Prior to on-site ownership, I served as an Assistant Principal in Montgomery County Public Schools. I am the mother of a 9-year old daughter and a 4-year old son. I am excited to create educational experiences for Goddard students and build community with my Goddard families.
  •  Dipti

    Dipti

    Owner
    Dipti is the proud owner of The Goddard School in Hanover. She loves Goddard's philosophy in education and its emphasis on safety and security. Dipti earned a bachelor's of science degree from the University of Maryland. She is also the proud parent of two Goddard alum. Dipti and the administration team work side-by-side to create the best Goddard experience for the children, families, teachers, and community. Our collaborative work environment and pursuit of continuous quality improvements have earned us our Maryland State Department of Education Accreditation.
  • Mrs Jade

    Mrs Jade

    Director of Education
    Mrs. Jade McKnight attended Howard University and has a Bachelor's degree in Human Development with a concentration in Child and Adolescents. The Goddard School has been a part of my life since 2014, beginning my career at the Bare Hills location in Baltimore, MD as a Preschool/PreK teacher and working my way to Assistant Director in 2018 and Educational Director in 2019. I am passionate about nurturing fun learning experiences for our students, effective communication with parents and staff and creating school/community- wide events. I have three children, one who graduated from Goddard and two who will attend—Aria, Riley and Camden. When I am not at Goddard, I enjoy spending time with my family, making endless idea boards on Pinterest and frequenting TJ Maxx/Home Goods.
  • Mrs Christina

    Mrs Christina

    Director of Operations
    Mrs. Christina started her Goddard experience in 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and is also qualified as a preschool, school-age, and infant/toddler lead teacher. Mrs. Christina decided to work with young children because, "I enjoy watching young children learn and grow." Mrs Christina's favorite quote is "Live each day as if it was your last."
  •  Renee

    Renee

    Infant B Lead Teacher
    Renee holds a high school diploma and is MSDE credentialed is Infant/Toddlers, Preschool, and is pursing a Child Development Associate credential. She enjoys working with children because it brings her joy to see them grow and develop their own identities. She also loves building relationships with her families and Goddard community. Renee is planning to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. Her favorite children's book is, "How Full is Your Bucket", by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer. Her favorite quote is, "Kindness is doing what you can, where you are, with what you have." - Raktivist
  •  Katelyn

    Katelyn

    Toddler Lead Teacher
    Katelyn holds a high school diploma and is MSDE credentialed in Infants/Toddlers. Katelyn enjoys working with infants because she loves to watch them grow and help them attain developmental milestones. Her favorite children's book is "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle.
  •  Latorian

    Latorian

    Toddler Lead Teacher
    Tori started her Goddard career in 2022. She holds a high school diploma and is MDSE credentialed in Infant/Toddlers and Preschool. She is also CPR and First Aid certified. She enjoys working with children because she's always wanted to teach younger children and takes pride in helping their social-emotional and developmental milestones. Her favorite children's book is, "I Love You from the Moon and Back", by Tim Warnes.
  •  Anaija

    Anaija

    Two's A Lead Teacher
    Anaija started her Goddard career in 2023. She holds a high school diploma and an Associates Degree in Information Technology. Anaija is MSDE credentialed in Preschool. She enjoy working with children because she enjoys helping children discover their own learning interests. Her favorite children's book is "The Giving Tree", by Shel Silverstein.
  •  Carmen

    Carmen

    Two's A Lead Teacher
    Carmen started her Goddard career in 2023. She holds a high school diploma and is MSDE credentialed in Infant/Toddlers. Carmen is a bilingual educator and is passionate about exposing students to multi-languages in the classroom setting. Carmen decided to work with children because she is interested in guiding students in early childhood education. Her favorite children's author is Dr. Seuss.
  •  Lori

    Lori

    Preschool A Teacher
    Lori started her career at Goddard 2017. She has a high school diploma and is MSDE credentialed in Preschool and Infant/Toddlers. Lori is also CPR and First Aid Certified. Lori decide to work with young children because she loves teaching the children and watching them learn and grow." Her favorite children’s book is “Charlotte’s Web” by E. B. White and her favorite quote is “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift; that’s why we call it the present.” - Unknown
  •  Michelle

    Michelle

    Pre-Kindergarten A Teacher
    Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Stevenson University and a Master of Arts degree in Reading grades K-12 from Loyola University. Ms. Davis joins us at Goddard with twelve years of experience as a former Anne Arundel County Public School Pre-K teacher.
  •  Berkeley

    Berkeley

    Pre-K Resource Teacher
    Berkeley started her Goddard in 2023. She has a high school diploma and is pursing the MSDE credentialing in Preschool. Her favorite children's book is "Green Eggs and Ham", by Dr. Seuss.
  •  Angela

    Angela

    Assistant Teacher
    Angela started at Goddard in 2018. She has a high school diploma and is MSDE credentialed in Preschool. Angela is also CPR and First Aid Certified. She decided to work with young children because I like to watch them grow and help them learn." Her favorite quote is, "The things that make me different are the things that make me ME."-Piglet from Winnie the Pooh
  •  Christina

    Christina

    Infant A Lead Teacher
    Christina started her Goddard career in 2017. She holds a high school diploma and is MSDE credentialed for Preschool and School Age students. Christina is also CPR and First Aid Certified. Christina decided to work with young children because "Working with children is fun! No day is the same. I love to help them learn and grow and find out who they are. It warms my heart watching the spark in their eyes as that lightbulb goes off when they understand something." Her favorite children's book is "Corduroy" by Don Freeman and her favorite quote is "Sometimes the world seems against you, the journey may leave a scar, but scars can heal and reveal, just where you are."- Moana
  •  Arianna

    Arianna

    Pre-Kindergarten B Teacher
    Arianna holds a Bachelor of Arts in Conflict Analysis & Dispute Resolution from Salisbury University and a Master of Science degree in Conflict Negotiation & Conflict Management from University of Baltimore. Ms. Musser is certified as a Maryland Lead Teacher in School-Age Methods and Materials, Preschool Curriculum and Activities, and Child Growth and Development. Ms. Musser has been a Lead Teacher Pre-K with Goddard for 2 years.
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