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. 

  •  Sandeep

    Sandeep

    Owner
    I was trained as a neuroscientist and as an educator. I volunteered at a preschool when I was 20 years old at U of M. I have published a peer-reviewed article on brain development as a graduate student at MSU. We are a family-owned and operated school, always looking out for the best interest of the child. We are building an educational community in Rochester Hills. We have two children, and I am very active in their upbringing. We focus on learning through play while maintaining high standards for safety and security. All of our lead teachers have an associate's degree in early childhood and many have bachelor's degrees. The first thing we look at when hiring is that the teacher is warm and loving and cares about the educational process. We hope to take care of your children as if they are our own. Building trust is extremely important to us as a school family. Please click on "Tell Me More" to get a virtual tour video and more information...sent to your email.
  •  Angela

    Angela

    Director
    Hi! My name is Angela. I have worked in childcare for 9 years, as an Infant, toddler, discovery preschool, and Transitional kindergarten teacher! I have obtained 2 CDAs while working at past centers and currently continuing my degree in Early childhood education at Oakland. While I have had the opportunity to teach multiple age groups over the years, the tiny infants have my heart! Children are all so very different and unique in their own way. Learning new things every day, at their own pace and I am so grateful to be a part of it. I am recently married and enjoy going camping, hiking, and art. I can’t wait to be a part of your child’s developmental growth here at Goddard Schools!
  •  Julia

    Julia

    Office Assistant
    Hello! My name is Julia. I have my Bachelor's in Communication Sciences and Disorders and am going to grad school to become a Speech-Language Pathologist. I previously worked as a Behavior Technician providing ABA therapy to kids with autism. I have a nephew and four nieces that I have been babysitting since I was 15 and love to spend my free time with them. I love watching kids grow academically and socially!
  •  Valerie

    Valerie

    Office Assistant
    Hello! My name is Valerie, and I am currently attending Central Michigan University for my Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Development and Learning as well as my Bachelor's in Administration. I have been working with children since I was 14, teaching dance classes for five years. I enjoy seeing the excitement when a student learns something new, and I knew I wanted to see that for the years to come. Children’s minds work in such unique and different ways and I have always enjoyed working with them. I recently moved to Michigan from a small town in Ohio and have had such a positive experience so far. I look forward to continuing my education and continuing to meet and work with all the students.
  •  Petra

    Petra

    Lead Teacher: Infants
    Guten Tag! My name is Petra and I’m from Germany where I graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I always worked with children and love being an Infant Lead Teacher. It’s very rewarding to know that the children will always have a part of me inside of them as they grow older. I love riding my bicycle and spending time with my grandsons on the weekends.
  •  Thamires

    Thamires

    Assistant Teacher: Infants
    Hello all, I'm Ms. Thamires and I am so excited to be part of the Goddard School team. I came from Brazil around 6 months ago, and I`m loving this experience to live in the States, and learning this amazing new culture my love is just growing here meeting these new kids, I love kids and when I became a mother it was double confirmed. I am married and have a 3-year-old daughter our big love. I am sure we have an important mission to educate them and show the infinite opportunities that life can offer, creating important memories and daily evolution. I feel privileged to be in this incredible school and mission with kids that I loved from the first moment I arrived here, and it will be a privilege for me.
  •  Fabiana

    Fabiana

    Lead Teacher: First Steps
    My name is Fabiana De Faria. I have been working as a teacher for over 28 years, always in the Early Childhood Education. In the first 10 years of my career, I taught preschool children and then I specialized and worked for another 14 years with children with special needs in preschool age, which is my passion. I have an Associate’s Degree in Pedagogy with a Specialization in Preschool and another Specialization in Special Education. I also have the CDA Certificate. I am married and have a beautiful daughter. I like to walk and travel. I love keeping up and supporting children's development, learning from them every day and I am delighted to be part of the Goddard Schools team.
  •  Olivia

    Olivia

    Lead Teacher- First Steps 2
    Hi! My name is Olivia. I have been working with children for over 3 years, primarily with infants and toddlers. I’ve always known that I wanted to be a teacher, and having the opportunity to become one has been a dream come true for me! I have experience with all age groups, but the littles have my heart! I’m currently attending Oakland Community College for Early Childhood Education, and absolutely love working with kids! It’s the most rewarding experience being able to see little ones learn and grow daily. Outside of being a teacher, I love music, whether it’s enjoying it live at a concert or creating music! I’m so grateful to be a part of the Goddard Schools team and look forward to working with your children!
  •  April

    April

    Lead Teacher: Toddler I
    Hola! I am Ms.April I recently moved here 2 years ago from Texas. I have been in early childhood education for 2 years. I always loved working with kids since I have been in high school. I am a mom of a 2-year-old boy, it definitely has given me more experience, love, and patience. Also as a hobby, I went to cosmetology school, but my main career will always be in early childhood education. I am glad to be part of the Goddard school.
  •  Sydney

    Sydney

    Assistant Teacher: Toddler I
    Hi there! I am Ms. Sydney and I am an Early Educator here at the Goddard School. Working with children has always been a passion of mine. Previously, I have worked at other learning centers and was a Nanny. I have also been a camp counselor/life guard and have had ten years of experience working with children. My favorite part about working in Early Education is being able to watch little ones learn who they are and grow into themselves. It is a treasure to be present for that kind of development. When you can't find me at Goddard, I will be occupying my time with gardening, camping, or getting lost in some books! I'm an avid reader and love to be outdoors. I'm grateful to be a part of the team here at the Goddard School of Rochester Hills!
  •  Lisa

    Lisa

    Assistant Teacher: Toddler I
    Hello, my name is Ms. Lisa! I have 15 years of experience in child care. Right now, I enjoy being a part of all the classrooms and getting to know all of the children. In my free time, I enjoy being a mom to my beautiful 8-year-old daughter Ava Grace. I love reading and cooking and enjoy being outside. I am currently working on getting my CDA!
  •  Hayeong

    Hayeong

    Lead Teacher: Toddler II
    Hello! My name is Hayeong! I graduated from Oakland University with an Elementary Education major. I have been working with children since 2017. Since I was 15, I just wanted to teach kids because I love kids and when I taught kids and saw them smiling, I was proud of myself. The most important reason why I want to teach is that teaching kid makes my heart warm. When I see young children, I want to share my knowledge of education with them so that their future selves can lead them down the right path to becoming good people. In my free time, I love going to watch movies with my family and friends. I am so glad to be a part of the Goddard School team and very excited to meet your child!
  •  Ishita

    Ishita

    Assistant Teacher: Toddler II
    My name is Ishita. I graduated in arts from India. I have been with Goddard Elementary for almost 2 years. I love working with children. I have one daughter who keeps me very busy with various activities. In my free time, I enjoy baking and cooking.
  •  Madison

    Madison

    Lead Teacher: Early Preschool I
    Hello, my name is Madison, children have always been a passion of mine ever since I was a little girl. I started at a young age babysitting and volunteering in the children’s wing at my church. My passions continued after high school when I worked as a nanny for 3 boys, ages 6,8,10. Additionally, I was an assistant teacher for a year to toddler-age children. In my free time, I love to spend time with my cats and dog they are my babies at home. 
  •  DeWanna

    DeWanna

    Assistant Teacher: Early Preschool
    Hello, I'm Dewanna! I just recently changed career paths last March to teaching from being a CNA/ Med Technician for ten years. I have a husband, two boys (9 & 1), a dog, a cat, and two fish. I love to travel at least three times a year!
  •  Aaliyah

    Aaliyah

    Assistant Teacher: Early Preschool I
    Hello, my name is Aaliyah and I am very excited to be joining the Goddard School of Rochester Hills. I have been a babysitter since I was a teenager. I love working with kids and watching them grow and develop new skills. The kids I cared for have given me many positive experiences. I hope to make great relationships with the staff, parents, and children during my time here at Goddard. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and watching my niece, it brings me joy and warms my heart. I am a very hardworking person and I believe I can do anything I put my mind to. I am very excited to see what new adventures I will encounter from being a part of this team and how much it will open up a new world of understanding for me to learn and grow as a person and a teacher!
  •  Tracy

    Tracy

    Lead Teacher: Early Preschool
    Upcoming, I will be graduating with my Bachelor's in Early Childhood and Behavioral Health from Oakland University. I transferred there from Central Michigan University where I got plenty of experience with different daycares from Infants to preschool as I did my internships. Before working here, I worked with behavioral health in teen girls. I really enjoy working at Goddard! The environment for the kids and teachers is always safe and open with creativity, not only does Goddard focus on the children but the family as well. Outside of work, I enjoy playing piano, making music, sports, and painting. I do a lot of volunteering at my university; right now I'm with their leadership development program. I’m so glad I get the chance to be a part of your child’s life while we help them grow and learn and make so many amazing memories. I’m so excited to continue to see everyone and myself grow together.
  •  Sharlene

    Sharlene

    Assistant Teacher: Get Set
    Hello! My name is Sharlene. I have a background in childcare and social work. I am a proud mother of 2, soon to be 3! I love to help others and spend time outside. Family means everything to me. My biggest goal in life is to set a good example and be a positive change.
  •  Kyyah

    Kyyah

    Lead Teacher: Preschool 1
    I’m so excited to be a part of the Goddard family. Thank you for welcoming me! I bring with me 23 years of experience in early childhood education. I have worked with, and educated children ages birth to 16 years old. I’ve taught in many areas such as preschool, pre-K school-age, and summer camp. My educational background has afforded me the opportunity to obtain my child development associates, and credentials for pediatric behavioral therapy and Neuro feedback. I’m hoping to make great and relationships with my students, staff and families as well. Please feel free to ask me any questions that you have at any time. I look forward to building relationships and making a difference in your child’s world!
  •  Shahana

    Shahana

    Assistant Teacher: Preschool 1
    My name is Shahana and I have been working in childcare for seven years. I love working with kids because they have so much energy and I enjoy watching them develop new skills throughout the year. In my free time, I spend time with my family, play badminton and go for walks.
  •  Lily

    Lily

    Assistant Teacher: Preschool 2
    Hello! My name is Lily. I have been working with Children since I was 19. I am currently in college to earn my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood development and learning. Before working at Goddard, I was a vet’s Assistant at an animal hospital. My goal is to become an English teacher in China from preschool to 3rd graders. I have always enjoyed being around children and using different ways to teach them. I love watching them grow and seeing the excitement when they learn something new. I believe that each child is different and has different ways of learning. I also enjoy watching their creativity and personality come out from their first day of school to becoming comfortable in the classrooms. I look forward to continuing to work and meet new students.
  •  Dee

    Dee

    Assistant Teacher: Pre-K
    Hi! I’m Dede. I am so excited to be part of the Goddard team here in Rochester Hills. I have my Early Childhood Education Associates degree from Oakland Community College, and my Bachelor of Science in management and supervision from Central Michigan University. In my free time I enjoy reading a good book, baking, and crocheting blankets. I think education should involve the whole village. Including families and peers in what we are working with to assure that the children are growing as good individuals and being ready for their next level of education. I have great family values instilled in me that I can’t wait to share with the classroom. Your children are a joy to spend time with. I love helping them learn and grow. I look forward to seeing all the child’s smiling faces. Thank you for letting me spend time with your family and I look forward to what’s in store.
  •  Juli

    Juli

    Lead Teacher: Pre-K
    My name is Juli, and I am honored to be part of The Goddard School team. I have had a career in the early childhood field for over 20 years and have enjoyed the opportunity of working with, teaching, and learning beside children and teachers alike. I attended Western Governors University where my studies were in elementary education along with special education. I began in this field to be able to stay home with my own children and loved it so much my career took off from there. Some of my accomplishments have been owning and operating my own private preschool, and teaching kindergarten, and fourth grade at Spectrum Academy. I’m proud of my two children and love spending time with my grandchildren.
  •  Brianna

    Brianna

    Assistant Teacher: Pre-K
    Hi, My name is Brianna! I have been working in child care as an assistant teacher for over 4 years now with ages from infant to school-aged. I have also worked with children with Autism in an in-home and office setting for 6 months. I have my CPR certification, and I love working with babies! I am working on obtaining my CDA for Preschool and Pre-K. My favorite thing to do is go shopping and watch movies on my off days. I love teaching and nurturing all ages and plan to do so for the rest of my career.
  •  Grace

    Grace

    Resource Teacher
    My name is Grace, I am from Malaysia, which is an ethnically diverse country, and in those terms, somewhat like the U.S. Before pursuing my career in preschool child care, I had five years of experience as a Para-Educator at a local elementary school. If time permits, I would like to pursue getting my Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate to enhance my caregiving background skills. I enjoy taking care of children and helping them learn new things and developing well-rounded people skills. It is always a positive experience when the children let me know they are happy to see me and to be with me; I then know I am doing a good job. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my daughter and husband going to skating competitions, trying new restaurants, and the movies.
  •  Vanessa

    Vanessa

    Resource Teacher
    My name is Ms. Vanessa! My professional background includes being a nanny and instructional aide for special education. I believe in personal growth through patience, calmness, and understanding. Creating a balance between nature and nurture is crucial during the first years of a child's development. My academic pursuits have led me to my final year in obtaining my BA in Psychology concentrated in Child & Adolescent Development. I am a mom to four kids, and I enjoy being outdoors, walking, and fishing. I hope to create a safe, caring environment for children while giving them the tools and skills to become successful beings.
  •  Areej

    Areej

    Resource Teacher
    Hello! I was born in Iraq in 1974. I graduated with a diploma teacher's degree back in Iraq. I also have a certificate in Childs Psychology. I’ve been a teacher from 2005 till 2014. I’m competent, distinguished, and energetic! I cannot wait to get to know your families more!
  •  Worood

    Worood

    Resource Teacher
    Welcome, Woorood is my given name. I have a CDA and serve as a preschool teacher. For the past three years, I've worked as an assistant preschool teacher. I grew up in Iraq and attended Diyala Teacher Training Institute. I earned an associate's degree in math and science. I love going to the park to see my child play basketball, this is my favorite thing to do! Michigan State is my favorite college football team! In my spare time, I enjoy spending my time with friends and family.
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