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. 

  •  Heidi

    Heidi

    Owner
    Hello and welcome to The Goddard School of Clarkston. My name is Heidi Marini. My Husband Dave, and I, are extremely excited to bring such a highly accredited school to the Clarkston area. As parents, we know how important it is to have a safe and nurturing environment for our children. We understand the importance of ensuring our children get the best start in life. Our passion for early Childhood Education led us to The Goddard School. Education is not a one size fits all. Children learn at different paces and in different ways. The Goddard School recognizes this and focuses on individual experienced based learning. We are excited to be part of the Clarkston Community and are looking forward to making a difference in the lives of children, their parents, and the community around us. Give us a call today to learn more. We look forward to meeting you!
  •  Michelle

    Michelle

    Education Director
    The field of Early Childhood Education is my passion. I have dedicated my professional career to providing families with exceptional care and education for their children for the past 15 years. My journey started in the classroom as an early childhood educator in kindergarten prep. I have held several different roles within the industry, including teacher, trainer, assistant to the director and director. The Goddard School education model offers children daily experiences in all areas within early child development. This approach to learning sets the stage for each child’s love of learning beyond their early childhood and into their future. I look forward to partnering with families and providing their children with exceptional learning experiences. My favorite children’s books are the Knuffle Bunny series by Mo Willems and The Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osborne. Hobbies: Camping, road trips, rock collecting. Education: MA Ed/Adult Ed & Training, BA Soc, AA ECE
  •  Crystal

    Crystal

    Goddard Faculty Lead
    I have been working with toddlers in various programs through the years. I am enrolled in college for early childhood education and am working towards my bachelor's degree.
  •  Katie

    Katie

    Goddard Faculty Lead
    Preschoolers are my heart! I have been in the field for over 10 years and every year is a surprise for me! I enjoy helping them grow and develop. One of my favorite things about children is watching them discover something for the first time.
  •  Lori

    Lori

    Goddard Faculty Lead
    I am a seasoned early childhood educator. I have been a Kindergarten Prep Teacher for several years. I enjoy getting children ready for school and helping them reach their full potential!
  •  Sabrina

    Sabrina

    Goddard Faculty Lead
    Infants are my love age! I have been working in the field for several years and I am excited to have found a place where children come first!
  •  Tessa

    Tessa

    Goddard Faculty Lead
    I can't wait to meet your two-year old! We have the best classroom ready for them to explore! My passion is working with toddlers of all ages. I am currently finishing my bachelor's degree in early childhood education.
  •  Sara

    Sara

    Goddard Faculty Lead
    Welcome to Goddard of Clarkston! I have been working in the field of early childhood for about 8 years. I was a lead teacher at a different Goddard location and am excited to be at this new school!
  •  Maria

    Maria

    Faculty Assistant
    I have worked with children in a variety of capacities over the years, from being a nanny to working in centers in the community. I am thrilled to be working with such talented educators here at Goddard of Clarkston!
  •  Aliyah

    Aliyah

    Faculty Assistant
    I have worked with children in different settings, and I am excited to learn everything Goddard is doing for early childhood education!
  •  Kadyn

    Kadyn

    Faculty Assistant
    I am currently a college student in the Early Childhood Education program at Oakland Community College. I am excited to be part of this new school in Clarkston!
  •  Gelsey

    Gelsey

    Faculty Assistant
    I am passionate about learning and developing in the field of early childhood education. I am excited to be part of this new school in Clarkston and look forward to caring for your littlest learner!
  •  Marilyn

    Marilyn

    Faculty Assistant
    I have worked with children in a variety of capacities over the years and I am excited to be with the Goddard School of Clarkston where children come first!
  •  Ashley

    Ashley

    Goddard Faculty Lead
    I recently moved to Michigan from California. I worked at a Goddard School in California, and I am so excited to be staying in the Goddard Family. I have my degree in early childhood education and love working with infants and toddlers.
  •  Hanna

    Hanna

    Goddard Faculty Lead
    I am excited to be at the Goddard School of Clarkston. I have worked in many different early childhood environments, and I am looking forward to getting to know all of you!
  •  Nicole

    Nicole

    Goddard Faculty Assistant
    I enjoy working with children every day. They bring so much joy to the world and I love seeing the world through their eyes.
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