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. 

  •  Sheeba

    Sheeba

    Owner
    Ms. Sheeba has been the proud owner of The Goddard School in Marriottsville since 2003! She is originally from Texas and has been in Maryland since 1990. Her educational background is in Child Psychology and Molecular Biology from the University of Texas and Towson University, respectively. Sheeba loves the responsibility of educating and nurturing young children. She shares her love for singing and reading children's books with the children in the school. Her favorite children's book is Rainbow Fish. Ms. Sheeba has two daughters; one of them was one of the first graduates of the Goddard School in Marriottsville! In her free time, Ms. Sheeba loves to travel.
  •  Nicole

    Nicole

    Director
    Ms. Nicole joined Goddard in 2006 and was a teacher in the Pre-K classroom before she transitioned to the director role in 2020. She has an associate degree in Elementary Education and has her 90 hour certification. She enjoys watching children grow through the years and the joy in them when they learn something new. Her favorite children's book is the Berenstain Bears series because they have life lessons that are relatable. She loves engaging children in creative art that involves glitter and confetti! Ms. Nicole has four dogs. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. She is a big Orioles and Ravens fan and loves traveling to watch them play!
  •  Sandra

    Sandra

    Administration
    Ms. Sandra joined Goddard in 2022. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Howard University. She had experience as an infant teacher before transitioning to an administrative role. She loves working with children because there’s fulfillment in experiencing all their momentous “firsts” and seeing them gain knowledge, confidence, and skills. Her favorite children’s books are the Llama Llama collection because they illustrate different life scenarios that children can relate to. Her favorite activity to do with the children is art because she loves to see the different ways that children express themselves through their creativity. Ms. Sandra is originally from Kenya, and she speaks Swahili. In her free time, she loves to travel and explore new restaurants. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their Boston terrier, Rio.
  •  Hafida

    Hafida

    Opening Manager, Curriculum Coordinator, Health and Safety Representative
    Ms. Hafida joined Goddard in 2004 and has a degree in legal studies from the University of Algiers, 90 hours certificate and a child development certificate from Howard County Community College. She likes working with children because it is so rewarding when students get excited to learn something new and she can make a difference in their lives. She enjoys doing STEM activities with her students because they are always engaged, and they get excited about the outcome. Ms. Hafida has been married for over 30 years and has 4 children. In her free time, she likes to travel, hike and bake.
  •  Anamika

    Anamika

    Teacher
    Ms. Anamika joined Goddard in 2022. She has attained her degree in Education from Rabindra Bharati University in India. She loves working with children because she can sing and dance to nursery rhymes with them. Her favorite children’s books are Peppa Pig and Disney books. Her favorite activity to do with the children is to read books to them. In her free time, Ms. Anamika loves to spend time with her husband, daughter, and son. She also loves to cook, decorate, and garden. Ms. Anamika is originally from India!
  •  Dawn

    Dawn

    Teacher
    Ms. Dawn joined Goddard in 2003. She has attained her bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies from Frostburg University. She enjoys doing science experiments with the children and watching their excitement. She also shares her love of reading with her students every day. Her favorite children's book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar because of its bright and colorful illustration. In her free time, Ms. Dawn enjoys spending time with her husband and their white boxer. She is a big Ravens and Orioles fan.
  •  Deep

    Deep

    Teacher
    Ms. Deep joined Goddard in 2023. She has her bachelor’s degree in education from University of Jammu, India as well as her Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education from University of Auckland, New Zealand. She has prior experience working in childcare centers in New Zealand. She is passionate about teaching, engaging with children and creating different experiences for them. Her favorite book to read to children is Witch on the Broom because it helps them think creatively. You will find her sharing her passion for art and reading with the children in her classroom. In her free time, Ms. Deep shares her passion for health and fitness by teaching yoga. She also enjoys traveling and reading.
  •  Erin

    Erin

    Teacher
    Ms. Erin joined Goddard in June 2022. She has her Bachelor of Arts from Notre Dame of Maryland University. She has previous experience teaching at a Montessori School. She loves working with children because she loves to watch them grow and overcome challenges. Ms. Erin's favorite children's book is "Oh! The Places You'll Go" by Dr. Suess because it encourages young children to overcome challenges and explore. You will find her sharing her love for games with the children in her classroom. In her free time, Ms. Erin enjoys spending time with her Dog, Griff, short for Gryffindor! She is a Harry Potter fan!
  •  Filza

    Filza

    Teacher
    Ms. Filza joined Goddard in 2020. She has her bachelor's degree in Education and South East Asian Studies. Her previous experience includes three years as a preschool teacher. She loves sharing her passion for gardening with her students. She also enjoys reading Curious George and Pete the Cat books with her students because they are imaginative and informative. Ms. Filza has two daughters. In her free time, she likes to knit, bake and watch movies.
  •  Haley

    Haley

    Teacher
    Ms. Haley joined Goddard in 2020. She has two years previous experience as an assistant teacher. She loves working with children because they bring joy and fun with them every day. She enjoys exploring the outdoors with the children. Her favorite children's book is Cows in the Kitchen. In her free time, Ms. Haley loves playing music and writing songs.
  •  Hannah

    Hannah

    Teacher
    Ms. Hannah joined Goddard in 2023. She has attained her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University. She has previous experience as a nanny and teaching in High School. She loves working with children because they are honest and funny. Her favorite activity to do with the children is to play and interact with them. Ms. Hannah loves animals and in her free time, she enjoys spending time with her three cats.
  •  Jennifer

    Jennifer

    Teacher
    Ms. Jenn joined Goddard in 2023. She has 3 years of experience working with children. Ms. Jenn loves working with children because she enjoys teaching them new things and she can be part of their growth. Her favorite book to read to children is The Stinky Cheese Man by Jon Scieszka because it always makes the children laugh whenever she reads it to them. In the classroom, you will find her playing games with the children and watching them have fun. In her free time, Ms. Jenn enjoys spending time with her twin boys!
  •  Jill

    Jill

    teacher
    Ms. Jill joined Goddard in 2012. She has an associate degree in Early Childhood Education and has been teaching in licensed centers since 2007. She loves working with children because they always know how to make you smile and laugh. Her favorite activity is reading at circle-time because she enjoys listening to the children predict what will happen next in a story. Her favorite children's book is Green, Eggs and Ham because it rhymes and encourages children to try new foods. Ms. Jill has 3 children, one of them being a Goddard graduate! She loves the Ravens and the Orioles. In her free time, she enjoys duckpin bowling and softball.
  •  Katherine

    Katherine

    Teacher
    Ms. Kate joined Goddard in 2007. She has been an infant certified teacher since 2005 and has attained a Level 4 Maryland State credential. She loves reading with the children and watching them explore outside. She enjoys watching a child learn something new for the first time and helping them grow. Her passion is to help children grow to the best of their abilities. Her favorite children's book is Chicken Soup With Rice by Maurice Sendak because it celebrates the different seasons of the year. In her free time, Ms. Kate enjoys spending time with her husband and their pug, Dexter. She also loves traveling, boating and spending time with loved ones.
  •  Kelsie

    Kelsie

    Teacher
    Ms. Kelsie joined Goddard in 2015. She is an infant teacher with experience working with Kindergarten, 3rd grade and high school special education. She loves working with children because they are fun-loving and have the potential to do great things in the world with love and guidance. Her favorite activity to do with the children is creating Valentine's Day themed art. Her favorite children's book is Here Comes the Babies by Catherine and Laurence Anholt. In her free time, Ms. Kelsie enjoys painting and spending time with her cat, Bellamy.
  •  Kristine

    Kristine

    Teacher
    Ms. Kristine joined Goddard in 2006 and she is one of our Health and Safety Representatives. She has previous experience working with middle and high school students as a peer facilitator. She enjoys working with children because they see the world much differently than adults do and just one hug can brighten the darkest day. She loves to play with the children and watch as their imaginations open. One of her favorite books to read to children is the book "What Does the Fox Say?". In her free time, Ms. Kristine loves to sing and write short stories. She enjoys spending time with her husband and son, who is a Goddard graduate, and their two Labradors! Her favorite football team is the Green Bay Packers.
  •  Kylie

    Kylie

    Teacher
    Ms. Kylie joined Goddard in 2023. She has attained her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from University of North Georgia- Dahlonega. She has prior experience as a camp counselor and nanny. She likes working with children because she loves early childhood Psychology and the science of learning. Her favorite children’s book is “Strega Nona” by Tomie dePaola. She shares her love for weaving with the children in her classroom. In her free time, Ms. Kylie enjoys textile art, painting, sculpting, reading fantasy books, playing video games and spending time with her cat.
  •  Lanxi

    Lanxi

    Teacher
    Ms. Lanxi joined Goddard in 2016. She has attained her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Towson University. She has seven years of previous experience working with children. She enjoys teaching the children new skills and sharing her love of reading with the children. You can find her dancing and singing along to songs in her classroom. Her favorite children's book is Andersen's Fairy Tales because it brings back good childhood memories. In her free time, Ms. Lanxi likes to read, watch cartoons and movies.
  •  Lemea

    Lemea

    Teacher
    Ms. Lemea joined Goddard in 2023. She has her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Ms. Lemea has previous experience working as a nanny for several families since 2017. She loves working with children because she can contribute to their academic development as they reach their different milestones. In addition, it is rewarding for her to see them grow and flourish. Her favorite children’s book to read to children is "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" by Bill Martin Jr. because it enables children to identify colors and animals as well as develop their rhyming skills. She shares her love for reading and having dance parties with the children in her classroom. In her free time, Ms. Lemea enjoys reading, traveling, and exploring different states and countries with her family and friends.
  •  Lexi

    Lexi

    teacher
    Ms. Lexi joined Goddard in 2017. She has an associate degree in Criminal Justice from Howard County Community College. Her previous experience includes ten years as a nanny. She enjoys seeing children’s personalities develop as they learn and grow. She has so much fun working with children especially when they do creative art activities. Her favorite children's book is I Went Walking by Sue Machin because it brings back great childhood memories. In her free time, Ms. Lexi enjoys photography as a hobby and spending time with her German Shepherd, Ellie.
  •  Madison

    Madison

    Teacher
    Ms. Madison joined Goddard in 2022. She is currently working towards her Nursing degree. She has previous experience as a nanny. She loves working with children because it feels like a different adventure every day. Ms. Madison loves to read her favorite children’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, to the children because it teaches them lessons on healthy foods, days of the week and colors. She shares her love for arts and crafts with the children in her classroom. Ms. Madison is the oldest of three children. In her free time, she enjoys working out and going on outdoor hikes.
  •  Monique

    Monique

    Teacher
    Ms. Monique joined Goddard in 2021. She has attained her bachelor's degree in Animation from The Art Institute in Virginia. She has previous experience teaching art in elementary schools for two years and one year as a toddler teacher in Virginia. She loves working with children because she gets to give children the tools they need to get through life. Her favorite activity to do with the children is art, of course. Her favorite children's book is Shades of People by Shelley Rotner and Sheila Kelly because it helps children understand that even though people are different on the outside, we are all awesome! In her free time, Ms. Monique enjoys reading comics and watching anime and hopes to become an illustrator someday. She has two guinea pigs and two cats!
  •  Narissa

    Narissa

    Teacher
    Ms. Narissa joined Goddard in 2022. She has attained her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Coppin State University. She loves working with children because it is exciting, and she likes knowing that she is contributing to their growth and development in a positive way. Ms. Narissa’s favorite children’s book is “Brown bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?” because it teaches different colors and animals. She enjoys reading to children and reviewing with them what they learnt for the day.
  •  Precious

    Precious

    Teacher
    Ms. Precious joined Goddard in 2022. She has attained her bachelor’s degree in English studies from Adekunle Ajasin University in Nigeria. She loves working with children because she likes being a part of them becoming better people by instilling good values in them. Her favorite book is “You’re All My Favorite” because it teaches children that they can harmonize and be loved equally. Her favorite activity to do with children is singing. In her free time, she loves to read.
  •  Sharyn

    Sharyn

    Teacher
    Ms. Sharyn joined Goddard in 2021. She has her associate degree in early childhood education and is working towards her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education at McDaniel College. Ms. Sharyn likes working with children because she is able to see the world through their eyes and it is rewarding to watch them learn something new. She enjoys reading with the children and likes to share her favorite childhood book, “Knuffle Bunny”. In her free time, Ms. Sharyn enjoys traveling, shopping and playing with her Bernese mountain dog, Apollo.
  •  Summer

    Summer

    Teacher
    Ms. Summer joined Goddard in 2022. She has completed two years of college at Carroll Community College. She has previous experience homeschooling. Ms. Summer likes working with children because they make her laugh and keep her in a great mood. Her favorite children’s book is Tom Cat and her favorite activity to work on with the children is coloring. Ms. Summer has four children and loves Tom Brady!
  •  Sushma

    Sushma

    Teacher
    Ms. Sushma joined Goddard in 2023. She has her master’s degree in Organic Chemistry from India and has completed her 90-hour infant & toddler certification. She has previous experience working as an assistant teacher with different age groups which involved managing the classroom and preparing daily lesson plans. She loves working with children because they are curious to learn new things. Her favorite children’s books are Telugu story books that have interesting characters in the story. You will find her reading books and playing with the children in her classroom. In her free time, Ms. Sushma enjoys traveling, cooking, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.
  •  Taylor

    Taylor

    Teacher
    Ms. Taylor joined Goddard in 2022. She has completed her 90-hour certifications and is currently a nursing student at Howard Community College. She loves working with children because they are kind and creative. She is excited to watch them explore and experience the world for the first time. She shares her love for doing puzzles and playing pretend with the children she teaches. Her favorite children’s book is The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey because it has all her favorite things – adventure, puppies, and dessert! In her free time, Ms. Taylor enjoys spending time with her daughter and her five pets!
  •  Todd

    Todd

    Teacher
    Mr. Todd joined Goddard in 2019. He has an associate degree in early childhood education from Howard Community College. He has five years’ experience as an infant/toddler teacher. He enjoys building with his students using blocks, Legos, or other materials. He loves witnessing their unique ways of viewing the world as they make new discoveries in their learning. His favorite book is The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss because of the rhythmic cadence of the word play. In his free time, Mr. Todd enjoys music, reading and spending time with his son.
  •  Zobia

    Zobia

    Teacher
    Zobia joined Goddard in 2020. She has a bachelor's degree in Education Planning and Management. She has over 18 years of teaching experience including elementary and middle school in Pakistan. She loves to teach and help children explore the world around them. She likes using puppets and toys to keep her students engaged while reading. Her favorite children's book is Sam and the Firefly by P.D. Eastman. Ms. Zobia is originally from Pakistan and has three children. In her free time, she loves cooking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
  •  Amara

    Amara

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Amara joined Goddard in 2022. She is currently working towards her degree in General Studies at Howard Community College with the aim of going into Early Childhood Education. She has previous experience assisting at local childcare centers. Ms. Amara loves watching the children that she teaches learn and grow as well as catering to their individual needs. Her favorite children’s book to read in her classroom is Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel because it keeps the children engaged and entertained. In her free time, Ms. Amara enjoys spending time with her cat, Momo.
  •  Anna

    Anna

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Anna joined Goddard in 2022 and is currently enrolled at Carroll Community College. She likes working with children because she likes taking care of them and helping them with day-to-day tasks. Her favorite children’s book is If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff. Her favorite activity to do with children is creative art.
  •  Gabriela

    Gabriela

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Gabby joined Goddard in 2023. She is working towards her early childhood certification. She likes working with children because she can encourage them to achieve their goals and use their imagination. Her favorite children’s book is Brickle because it teaches children to pursue and achieve their goals. You will find Ms. Gabby sharing her love for art by coloring and drawing with the children in her classroom.
  •  Harmony

    Harmony

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Harmony joined Goddard in 2023. She has previous experience working in child care in New York and Maryland. She enjoys teaching children new things and watching them grow. Her favorite children's book is "Cat in the Hat" by Dr. Seuss because it reminds her of her childhood. She enjoys facilitating the various activities that the children participate in. In her free time, Ms. Harmony enjoys going on nature walks, playing video games and spending time with her four dogs.
  •  Julia

    Julia

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Julia, also known as Ms. Jem, joined Goddard in 2023. She has attained her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting from Towson University. She has previous experience working with children at a children’s theater. Ms. Jem loves working with children because she loves their curiosity, spontaneity, open minds, and their energy. Her favorite children’s book is Velveteen Rabbit because it teaches children that they can get through hard times and come out the other side happy. She shares her love for reading books and drawing with the children in her classroom and encouraging their creativity. In her free time, Ms. Jem enjoys performing puppet shows at a children's theater. Ms. Jem is an actress!
  •  Kashmir

    Kashmir

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Kashmir joined Goddard in 2023. She is working towards completion of her 90-hour certification. She has previous experience as an assistant teacher with different age groups. She loves working with children because each day is different. Ms. Kashmir’s favorite children’s book is Barney and friends because it was her daughter’s favorite book. She enjoys engaging the children in outdoor play on the playground. In her free time, Ms. Kashmir enjoys cooking and spending time with her two children.
  •  Lucy

    Lucy

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Lucy joined Goddard in 2023. She is currently in her senior year in high school. She likes working with children because it’s fun to watch them grow and learn new things. Her favorite book to read to children is The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister because it reminds her of her childhood. She enjoys engaging the children in coloring or building activities in the classroom. In her free time, Ms. Lucy enjoys knitting.
  •  Mahnoor

    Mahnoor

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Mahnoor joined Goddard in 2023. She is currently working towards her college degree at Stevenson University. She likes working with children because she can encourage their creative thinking and teach them more through life experiences. Her favorite children’s books are the Peter and Jane series books. You will find her discussing the question of the week and guiding the children in her classroom with the week’s activities. In her free time, Ms. Mahnoor enjoys spending time with her family.
  •  Skyler

    Skyler

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Skyler joined Goddard in 2023. She is currently working towards her college degree at Howard Community College. She has previous experience caring for children for different families. She loves working with children because it is fun, exciting, and every day is different for them. Her favorite children’s books are the Dr Seuss books because they are inspiring. You will find her dancing and drawing with the children in her classroom. In her free time, Ms. Skyler enjoys horseback riding. She has two horses and a cat.
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