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. 

  •  Lindsey

    Lindsey

    Owner
    Lindsey Moore is the On-Site Owner of The Goddard School Grand Rapids (Southwest). Lindsey holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Michigan State University, and she has twenty years of business and non-profit management experience. As the mother of three young sons, Lindsey recognizes the importance of providing a consistent and strong curriculum in a safe and nurturing environment. She is very excited to be part of The Goddard School and is committed to providing the highest quality preschool experience for children in the community. Lindsey looks forward to introducing you to our incredible faculty, and to meeting you and your family!
  •  Brittany

    Brittany

    Education Director
    Brittany started her career with The Goddard School as the Infant Lead teacher when the school opened in 2015. After two years cultivating the Infant Program, Brittany was promoted to Assistant Director in 2017, and promoted to Education Director in June of 2018. Brittany and her husband Brett have two sons, Boone and Edison, who also attend The Goddard School. They live near downtown Grand Rapids and enjoy participating in community events, like summer concerts at Frederik Meijer Gardens. Their family also enjoys spending time outdoors, especially camping and swimming.
  •  Mandie

    Mandie

    Senior Program Director
    Mandie was with The Goddard School when we first opened in 2015 with her role being assistant Toddler teacher. She has since been promoted, first to lead teacher in our Get Set and Preschool classrooms, and then to Assistant Director in Spring 2017. Mandie has an Associate’s Degree in Biblical Arts, with an emphasis on Youth Ministries, from Frontier School of the Bible. She has extensive experience with young children, including six years as a nanny and four years at other child care centers. Mandie also researched, developed, implemented, and ran her own licensed daycare center in the state of Wyoming. Mandie has a daughter and a step-son.
  •  Justine

    Justine

    Program Lead
    Miss Justine is the lead teacher in our Infant classroom and was promoted in 2021 to the role of Infant Program Lead after supporting the directors as Administrative Assistant during 2020. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Grand Valley State University. She has been caring for children since high school. She has been a nanny and also worked as an assistant teacher in childcare prior to joining our school. She enjoyed taking American Sign Language courses in college and loves seeing children communicating with it. Miss Justine is a proud mom of three, and she and her husband enjoy taking trips with their family to the beach and up north.
  •  Hafiza

    Hafiza

    Assistant Teacher
    Miss Hafiza joined The Goddard School in April 2018. She is an assistant teacher in our Infants classroom. She loves spending time with little children and is often seen singing, reading, and playing with the babies. Since joining The Goddard school, Miss Hafiza has completed professional development focused on infant care, as well as other aspect of child development. Miss Hafiza has raised three of her own children with love and care and has more than 10 years of experience in providing child care for family and friends. Miss Hafiza loves to walk on trails, cook ethnic dishes, entertain and host friends and family at her loving home.
  •  Annabel

    Annabel

    Lead Teacher
    Annabel is an assistant teacher in our Infant program. She has a BA in English from Aquinas College and is pursuing her MS in Education from Concordia. She has two children of her own and has almost a year of experience in early childhood education. She and her husband enjoy binge watching The Great British Bake-off after their boys go to bed.
  •  Sarah

    Sarah

    Assistant Teacher
    Miss Sarah is pursuing a degree in social work at The Community College of Allegheny County. She has prior experience working with children in both an educational setting for her coursework as well as through babysitting. Besides having a passion for working with children,Miss Sarah loves to bake in her free time!
  •  Mylene

    Mylene

    Assistant Teacher
    Mylene has been a part of our team since 2023. She comes to us with experience as a teacher in other early childhood programs, we well as a lifeguard and swim instructor. In her free time, Mylene enjoys crafting, and spending time with her family and pets. She enjoys visiting back to her home state of Washington to see family, including her niece!
  •  Haley

    Haley

    Assistant Teacher
    Haley joined our team in 2023. She has taken Child Psychology courses and has experience long-term babysitting. Haley has three brothers and one sister and enjoys reading, hanging out with friends, shopping, fashion, listening to music, and playing with her three dogs. Working at The Goddard School has inspired her to pursue higher education in the field of Early Childhood Education!
  •  Sandra

    Sandra

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Sandra joined our teaching team in the summer of 2023. She is originally from Brazil and moved to the US to gain experience in an English speaking country for a promotion opportunity in the school she taught in, but she fell in love and got married and is now living in Grand Rapids! Miss Sandra has a bachelor's degree in teaching and brings a lot of enthusiasm for creative art to her students.
  •  Carina

    Carina

    Assistant Teacher
    Miss Carina has been a part of our team since 2021! She has worked as an assistant teacher in our Infant and Toddler programs. She has several years experience working in childcare, in addition to nearly 10 years experience working with children as a babysitter and nanny. Carina loves babies most, but enjoys working with children of all ages. She has a love of the arts, specifically film, drama, and music and she loves to sing. Carina also loves to attend concerts, paint and draw.
  •  Kristen

    Kristen

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Kristen started with our school as as assistant teacher in our Get Set Program. After taking on the interim Toddler Lead Teacher position in September 2021, she moved back to Get Set as the lead teacher in September 2022. She has a Child Development Associates Degree and 21 years experience as an in-home daycare provider. Kristen enjoys camping, watching her husband drag race and spending time with her two daughters and miniature schnauzer. She is now a grandma of two boys who keep her very busy!
  •  Sydney

    Sydney

    Assistant Teacher
    Sydney joined our team in 2024. She is currently attending Michigan State University and is on-track to graduate in 2026. Through her schooling, she worked at a child development lab for a year before coming to us. Sydney has two sisters and a dog named Capone. In her free time, she enjoys working out, being outside, fishing, and going shopping.
  •  Jordan

    Jordan

    Program Lead
    Miss Jordan joined The Goddard School team in September 2018. She is the lead teacher in our Twos classroom and was promoted in 2022 to the role of Program Lead. She obtained her Bachelor's from Lewis University in Psychology and Sociology. Miss Jordan spent the first three years of her career working for a non-profit association in an inclusive classroom. She and her husband were married in 2022. In her free time, Miss Jordan enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, "hamocking," and soaking up the sun!
  •  Bridgette

    Bridgette

    Assistant Teacher
    Miss Bridgette is an assistant teacher in our Toddler program. She has experience working in other childcare centers as well as running her own in-home care. She is married and has eight children. She enjoys getting together with her large family and walking along the beach collecting Petoskey stones.
  •  Amanda

    Amanda

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Amanda has been a part of our team since 2019 and has held both assistant teacher and lead teacher positions in our Toddler and Preschool programs. She graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2021 with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice & Psychology. Amanda enjoy hanging out with her friends, crocheting, spoiling her cat Princess and visiting her family on the east side of the state.
  •  Laura

    Laura

    Assistant Teacher
    Laura began working for The Goddard School in January 2024 and is an assistant in our Early Preschool classroom. Before joining our team, Laura had some experience in other daycare centers, as well as nannying. She has five children between the ages of 17 and 4. Laura enjoys traveling, painting, and spending time with her children.
  •  Maureen

    Maureen

    Lead Teacher
    Maureen has been a part of team since 2018. She spent 3 years as a nanny and worked in her church nursery for 2 years as well. In her free time, Maureen enjoys watching movies, painting, and traveling!
  •  Jenna

    Jenna

    Assistant Teacher
    Miss Jenna has been a part of our team since 2021. She is currently studying Psychology at Grand Valley State University after spending two years studying at Ferris State. She has several years of experience babysitting and a few years of customer service working at Panera Bread. Jenna has two younger brothers. In her limited free time, Jenna likes to travel and spend time with her friends and roommates.
  •  Amanda

    Amanda

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Amanda is the Lead Teacher in our Preschool classroom. She has a Bachelor's degree from Florida State University in Family Child Sciences with a minor in Education. She and her husband moved to Michigan in 2021. She worked in a preschool setting in Florida as well as an in-home daycare in Michigan before joining The Goddard School in October 2021. Miss Amanda loves exploring what Michigan has to offer, especially the water sports and activities and visiting Silver Lake to ride quads. She and her husband Ryan purchased their first home in the spring and got married in September 2022!
  •  Morgan

    Morgan

    Assistant Teacher
    Morgan is currently attending Michigan State University working toward a degree in Business Administration. She enjoys being with friends and family, shopping, going to the beach, and traveling.
  •  Ashia

    Ashia

    Assistant Teacher
    Ashia joined our team in 2024. She has worked in her aunt's in-home daycare center in the past. Ashia is an only child and has a dog named Sneakers. In her free time, she enjoys painting, building Legos, going on hits, baking, and cooking.
  •  Samantha

    Samantha

    Assistant Teacher
    Sammie joined our team in 2024. She has a Bachelors in Communication Studies from Grand Valley State University and 8 years of experience working with children as a counselor at summer camp. Sammie is the youngest of four and the proud aunt to one niece and one nephew. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outside, hanging out with friends and family, swimming, and reading.
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