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. 

  •  Courtney

    Courtney

    On-Site Owner
    Courtney is the On Site Owner at The Goddard School located in Millersville, Maryland! She started as a Director when the school opened in 2014. Courtney earned a bachelor's degree from Notre Dame of Maryland University, holds a Level 6 Maryland Credential, and is First Aid and CPR Certified. She has over 11 years of experience working as a director and 9 years of experience working with young children. Ms. Courtney has created a unique team of teachers called The Curriculum Committee who collaborate with one another to make informed decisions on best practices, curricula, special events, and the overall performance of the school.
  •  Dipti

    Dipti

    Owner
    Dipti is the owner of The Goddard School located in Millersville. She opened her first location in Hanover, MD and loves Goddard's philosophy in education and their 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, one who is now in college! 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 has earned us the Educational Excellence Award two years in a row!
  •  Joshua

    Joshua

    Director
    Mr. Josh, the Director, joined our Goddard School Family in July of 2017. Josh studied Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Josh holds a Level 3 Maryland Credential, and is state qualified in Infant/Toddler, Preschool and School-Age care. He is certified in Medication Administration, along with First Aid and CPR. Mr. Josh spent two years teaching prekindergarten for TCPS and spent an additional 2 years teaching in our preschool & prekindergarten classrooms. A true believer in teamwork and open communication, Josh strives to maintain a collaborative and unified culture amongst our teachers. As a way to celebrate the excellence in our team, Josh & Courtney began awarding two distinguished staff members with the #TeamMillersville Teacher of the Year award, each year. Josh is a leading member of our schools Curriculum Committee. In his free time, Mr. Josh & his wife, Megan, enjoy traveling to the Delaware beaches and visiting local bookstores.
  •  Melinda

    Melinda

    Assistant Director
    Mrs. Melinda joined our Goddard Family in August of 2019. Melinda graduated from The University of Colorado, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in social sciences. She is state qualified in Preschool care and is First Aid and CPR Certified. Melinda holds a level 4+ Maryland Credential and is a leading member of our Curriculum Committee! She earned Teacher of the Year in 2020 and Honorable Mention in 2022! Fun fact about Melinda, she is a self proclaimed military brat and military wife, and has lived in Germany, Belgium, Japan and the Netherlands!
  •  Sydney

    Sydney

    ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
    Ms. Sydney, our Assistant Director, became a part of our Goddard Family in June of 2019. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology in 2023! She is state qualified for Preschool care and is First Aid and CPR Certified. Sydney is an active member of our Curriculum Committee! Ms. Sydney earned our Teacher of the Year Award for her excellence in and out of the classroom! Congratulations, Ms. Sydney! This is an award well earned!
  • Mrs Alexa

    Mrs Alexa

    Manatees - PreKindergarten Teacher
    Ms. Alexa joined our Goddard family in Spring 2022! She has her 90-hour preschool certification and CPR and First Aid Certified! Ms. Alexa has over 3 years of experience working with children as a gymnastics coach! Ms. Alexa is an active member of our school's Curriculum Committee!
  • Ms Shea

    Ms Shea

    Manatees - PreKindergarten Teacher
    Ms. Shea joined our Goddard team in 2023 and has been a member of the Manatees classroom ever since! Shea earned a Bachelor's Degree from Florida State University, and recently graduated with her Master Degree from The University of Florida. She is First Aid & CPR certified. She is a Florida native who made her way to Maryland thanks to her husband, Hunter, who is in the Airforce!
  •  Rebecca

    Rebecca

    Eagles - PreKindergarten Teacher
    Ms. Rebecca joined our school in 2023 and is the Lead teacher in the Eagles classroom. Rebecca earned her Child Development Associate in Preschool care, is state qualified for Infant/Toddler, Preschool, and School-Age care and is First Aid & CPR certified. We are excited to have Rebecca as a member of our team!
  • Ms AraMae

    Ms AraMae

    Eagles - PreKindergarten Teacher
    Ms. Ara Mae joined our Goddard team in early 2022! She earned a Bachelors Degree in Nursing and Psychology! We applaud Ara Mae for her inclusive and creative teaching style. Ms. Ara Mae is an avid hiker and climber! She got engaged at the top of a climb (her dog was there, too!) and recently got married at the top of that same mountain!
  •  Casey

    Casey

    Alligators - PreKindergarten & Preschool Teacher
    Ms. Casey joined our Goddard Team in 2021! She has earned two Associate's Degrees, one in General Studies and one in Elementary Education. Ms. Casey is currently pursuing her Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from Bowie State University. She is state qualified and First Aid & CPR certified. Ms. Casey loves mac-n-cheese, sunflowers, and off-roading in her Jeep!
  •  Elizabeth

    Elizabeth

    Alligators - PreKindergarten & Preschool Teacher
    Ms. Liz joined our team in 2019! She is currently in pursuit of her Bachelor's Degree from Towson University in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Liz is state qualified and First Aid and CPR Certified! Ms. Liz was our Teacher of Year in 2021 for her dedication to the children, classroom, and families! She is kind, energetic, fun, engaging, and nurturing! Ms. Liz is an active member of our Curriculum Committee!
  •  Wendy

    Wendy

    PreK and Preschool Coordinator
    Ms. Wendy became a member of our Goddard Family in March of 2016. A current student at Towson University, Wendy is in pursuit of her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. Wendy holds a Level 2 Maryland Credential, has an associate's degree from Howard Community College, is state qualified in Preschool and School-Age Care and is First Aid and CPR Certified. She is an active member of our Curriculum Committee. Ms. Wendy was awarded Teacher of the Year 2022 for her outstanding performance in the classroom. She is driven by the success of every student in her classroom!
  •  Carissa

    Carissa

    Giraffes - Preschool Teacher
    Ms. Carissa, a preschool teacher & closing manager, has been a part of our Goddard Family since January of 2016. Carissa earned a Child Development Associate's, holds a Level 4 Maryland Credential, is state qualified in Preschool care, and is First Aid and CPR Certified. Ms. Carissa is in active pursuit of an associate's degree in early childhood education! From 3:00PM-6:00PM Ms. Carissa can be found in the front office, assisting the director team manage the school. Carissa is an active member of our Curriculum Committee.
  • Mrs Amanda

    Mrs Amanda

    Giraffes-Preschool Teacher
    Ms. Amanda joined our Giraffes team in 2024 with over 20 years of experience in the early childhood education field. She earned her 90 Hour Preschool Certification and is trained in First Aid & CPR and Medication Administration. Ms. Amanda is a wonderful addition to our Giraffes team and our school!
  •  Adriannah

    Adriannah

    Cheetahs- Preschool Teacher
    Ms. Adriannah joined our Goddard Team in summer of 2022! She is currently enrolled at AACC in pursuit of a degree in Art Education. Ms. Adriannah has quickly connected with the three-year-olds and has found her happy home in the Cheetahs. Adriannah is state qualified in preschool care, and is First Aid & CPR certified. Adriannah is an active member of our schools Curriculum Committee.
  •  Crystal

    Crystal

    Cheetahs - Preschool Teacher
    Miss Crystal joined our Goddard team in 2022, as the assistant teacher in the Cheetahs classroom. Crystal is First Aid & CPR certified and is currently attending Anne Arundel Community College. She enjoys going to thrift stores and attending concerts.
  •  Logan

    Logan

    Lions - Bridge Teacher
    Ms. Logan joined our Goddard Team in February 2021! She is actively pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Logan is State Qualified and First Aid and CPR Certified! Fun fact about Ms. Logan, she has an impressive Squishmallows collection and teaches dance! Logan is an active member of our Curriculum Committee!
  •  Ashala

    Ashala

    Lions - Bridge Teacher
    Miss Ashala joined our Goddard team in 2023! Ashala is currently enrolled at Howard Community College, where she is working towards her 90-clock hour Infant/Toddler certification. Miss Ashala loves to keep busy in the classroom and can be found exploring centers with students, or dancing at the circle time carpet.
  • Miss Kayla

    Miss Kayla

    Zebras - Bridge Teacher
    Ms. Kayla, our Zany Zebras teacher, rejoined our school in 2023 and was previously with us in 2019-2020 as an infant classroom assistant teacher. Now as the Zebras teacher, Ms. Kayla enjoys all those teachable moments that happen organically throughout the day! Ms. Kayla has her 90 Clock Hour Preschool Certification and is certified in First Aid and CPR.
  •  Caitie

    Caitie

    Zebras - Bridge Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Caitie joined our Goddard team in April 2023, with 8 years of previous experience, 4 of those years with another Goddard as a Preschool/Pre-K teacher then the Assistant Director. She was born and raised in Northeast PA, along with 4 brothers & sisters! She relocated to Baltimore when at age 20, and now lives locally with her husband, Ray and their pup, Boomer! She is excited to continue her teaching journey and experiencing her favorite thing in the classroom – those “ah-ha” moments from every child!
  •  Sharon

    Sharon

    Zebras - Bridge Teacher
    Ms. Sharon joined our Goddard family in 2022 and has been a member of the Zebras crew ever since! Sharon comes to us with over 30 years of experience, and as a military wife had the opportunity to teacher preschool all over the country. She is state qualified for Preschool care and is First Aid and CPR Certified.
  •  Jennifer

    Jennifer

    Elephants - Twos Teacher
    Ms. Jen, a two-year-old teacher, joined our Goddard Family in August of 2014. She earned a bachelor's degree from Frostburg State University. Jen holds a Level 5 Maryland Credential, is state qualified in Preschool care, and First Aid and CPR Certification. In total, Jen has 10 years of experience working with Goddard School's. Around our school, Jen is known by all as she builds long-lasting relationships with the children in her care. Ms. Jen earned Teacher of the Year in 2021! Jen is an active member of our Curriculum Committee!
  •  Kristi

    Kristi

    Elephants - Twos Teacher
    Ms. Kristi, a two year old teacher, joined the Goddard School Family in July of 2014. She has earned a Level 3 Maryland Credential, is state qualified in Infant/Toddler and School-Age care, and is First Aid and CPR Certified. As one of our senior employees, Ms. Kristi thrives at working with our newest teachers to help them become knowledgeable in the health and safety procedures and infant/toddler care.
  •  Lilly

    Lilly

    Monkeys- Twos Teacher
    Miss Lilly joined our Goddard team in 2023 and trained as Resource Teacher before joining the Monkeys classroom! Lilly is currently enrolled in a program to earn a Child Development Associate in Infant/Toddler care, and is currently state qualified in preschool care. Lilly is First Aid & CPR certified. Lilly comes from a big family, with four younger brothers, and currently resides in Odenton with her family.
  •  Brooklyn

    Brooklyn

    Monkeys - Teacher
    Ms. Brooklyn, our Mighty Monkeys teacher, joined our school in 2022! She is actively pursuing a master's degree in Speech and Language Pathology. Ms. Brooklyn enjoys creating lasting relationships with the children under her care and if she could, she would continue to move with them as they transition through the school.
  •  Tonia

    Tonia

    Bears - Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Tonia, our toddler teacher, has been a member of our Goddard team since August of 2014. She earned an Infant/Toddler Child Development Associates and is currently pursuing a Child Development Associates in Preschool. Tonia holds a Level 3 Maryland Credential, is State qualified in Preschool and Infant/Toddler Care, and is First Aid and CPR Certified. Tonia owned and operated a licensed in-home family care center for over 10 years and had 2 years of Goddard experience when she began working with us. Tonia is an active member of our Curriculum Committee!
  •  Maria

    Maria

    Bears - Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Maria has been a teacher with our school since 2015! She earned an associates degree in Early Childhood Education from AACC and is First Aid and CPR Certified. She is the proud parent of 3; her oldest was a teacher with us before pursing a position in her career field and her son currently works with us part-time! In the classroom, Maria enjoys arts and crafts and sensory and science! Maria is an active member of our Curriculum Committee!
  •  Kathleen

    Kathleen

    Pandas - Toddler Teacher
    Miss Kat joined our Goddard team in 2022, and spent a year teaching PreK, before moving to the Pandas classroom! Kat earned an Associates Degree in Elementary Education from Anne Arundel Community College, and is currently pursing her Bachelor's Degree from University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Kat is state qualified for infant/toddler and preschool care, and is First Aid & CPR certified.
  •  Allyson

    Allyson

    Pandas - Toddler Teacher
    Miss Allyson joined our Goddard team in 2022, and started as Resource Teacher before transitioning to a Pandas teacher! Allyson is state qualified in preschool care, certified in First Aid & CPR and is currently enrolled at Anne Arundel Community College, where she is studying Psychology. Miss Allyson is the youngest of 7 siblings and loves to read Colleen Hoover books in her down time.
  •  Maya

    Maya

    Cubs - Infant Teacher
    Ms. Maya joined our Goddard team in 2021, and has worked in the Cubs class ever since! Originally from Brazil, Maya worked as an Au Pair before joining our team. Maya is state certified in infant/toddler care, and is actively pursuing her CDA! Maya and her husband, Matt, live in Glen Burnie with their dog, Daisy.
  •  Cheyenne

    Cheyenne

    Cubs - Infant Teacher
    Miss Cheyenne joined our Goddard team in 2021, and has primarily worked with the infant classrooms. Cheyenne is First Aid & CPR certified, and is pursuing her 90 clock hour certification! Miss Cheyenne is a Baltimore Ravens fan, and resides in Pasadena with her family.
  •  Kimberly

    Kimberly

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Kim joined our Goddard Team in the summer of 2022. She has a bachelor's degree in Spanish Language, Hispanic Literature, and Culture from the College at Old Westbury State University of New York. Ms. Kim is First Aid and CPR Certified!
  •  Gabrielle

    Gabrielle

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Gabby is one of our infant teachers and joined our school in 2023! She has her 90 Hour Infant and Toddler Certification and is working to become a foster parent! Ms. Gabby is passionate about caring for infants and enjoys being in the Cuddly Cubs and Playful Pandas classrooms!
  •  Rosemary

    Rosemary

    Kitchen Manager and Resource Teacher
    Ms. Rosemary joined our Goddard Team in October 2021. She is our kitchen manager who preps school snacks and warms lunches! Ms. Rosemary will also assist in the classrooms, as needed!
  •  Stacy

    Stacy

    Kitchen Manager and Resource Teacher
    Ms. Stacy joined our Goddard Team in September 2021. She is our Kitchen Manager who preps school snacks and warms lunches! Stacy previously worked as a toddler teacher in our Bears classroom, before making the switch to Kitchen Manager. Ms. Stacy will also assist in the classrooms, as needed!
  •  Xavier

    Xavier

    Resource Teacher
    Mr. Xaiver joined our school as a resource teacher in October of 2022. He recently graduated from North County High School and is in active pursuit of a bachelor's degree. Ms. Xavier is the son of Ms. Maria and enjoys working alongside her in the toddler classroom!
  •  M'Kenya

    M'Kenya

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. M'Kenya, a student at Lincoln University and is majoring in psychology, works with us on her breaks from college! M'Kenya has been a resource teacher with us since her high school days and we are thrilled she still chooses us during her college days! M'Kenya helps in all of our classrooms throughout the school and she is a wonderful asset to our team!
  • Miss Karen

    Miss Karen

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Karen joined our team in 2024. She is in her senior year of high school! Ms. Karen works with all of the classrooms and is here in the afternoons. She is a wonderful teacher and we are better because of her!
  •  Eileen

    Eileen

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Eileen joined our school in 2023 and can be seen traveling throughout the school helping in a variety of ways! Ms. Eileen helps in the classrooms and kitchen. She has 7 grandchildren and truly enjoys being around young children, and wishing she had some of their energy!
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