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. 

  • Mrs Amita

    Mrs Amita

    Owner
    Thank you for visiting! Amita has a degree in Computer Science & Engineering. She has worked as an IT Professional in Top Fortune 500 companies. She enjoys offering a loving and educational environment where children can develop into lifelong learners. She wants every family that walks into school to discover the fun learning and nurturing environment. She is putting an extra effort while selecting faculty. Lead teachers are required to have education degrees and certifications. School teachers are carefully mentored and coached by Curriculum Director to assure each child has a fun learning experience.
  • Mr  Vikram

    Mr Vikram

    Owner
    Thank you for visiting! Vikram Aggarwal is the proud owner of The Goddard School of Albertville. Vikram has bachelor’s and master’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering. For about 20 years, he worked as an Executive IT Professional in Top Fortune 500 companies. As a parent of 2 kids - Naitik and Aariv, he understands the importance of quality childcare. He has seen the firsthand difference between a daycare and the programs offered at Goddard School. He recognizes the significance of a safe and nurturing learning environment, that is why - The Goddard School. Growing up, education played an integral part in his life. His parents sent him to great schools that provided a solid, well-rounded education and helped foster a love for learning. He is excited, proud and feel privileged to bring The Goddard School to Albertville, MN and confident in providing the community and families with the safest and highest quality childcare experience.
  • Ms Shonna

    Ms Shonna

    CENTER / EDUCATION DIRECTOR
    Ms. Shonna is excited to be a member of the Goddard School of Early Childhood Development and brings with her 25 years of experience in the field. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from South Dakota State University as well as her Master’s and Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership with a Licensure in P-12 Administration from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Shonna has a passion for providing positive and enriching learning environments for children and empowering individuals to continually grow and learn. She is looking forward to building connections with children, families, staff and within the community.
  • Mrs Angela

    Mrs Angela

    OPERATION DIRECTOR
    Mrs. Angie has over 3 years of experience as an ESP for ISD 877 where she provided structural assistance to elementary aged children, along with 6 years of experience running an in-home childcare. Currently, she is working to obtain her Child Development Accreditation (CDA) through Care Courses. Prior to working with the school district, Mrs. Angie was an admission coordinator at a local nursing home. It makes her happy to be a part of a child's growth and learning. She can't wait to start making connections with all our teachers and families. (Joined our family January 2023)
  • Ms Jordyn

    Ms Jordyn

    Marketing Director
    Ms. Jordyn is currently attending college to obtain a degree in Marketing at University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. She has years of experience nannying and still nanny's on the weekends. She has always loved working with children of all ages and that is why she decided the Goddard School is a good fit for her. The children's giggles and belly laughs is what brings her joy when working with children. You might not always see her in the office, because she is at school, but she is always working behind the scenes. (Joined our family July 2022)
  • Ms Danelle

    Ms Danelle

    Lead Teacher - Infants
    Ms. Danelle is currently working towards obtaining her Child Development Accreditation (CDA) through Care Course. She has many years of experience working with children from infancy to high school age. Ms. Danelle has always had a passion for teaching children. She enjoys reading them stories, the most. Ms. Danelle also loves to engage in play with the children while watching them learn and grow through inquiry-based learning. (Joined our family March 2022)
  • Ms Amber

    Ms Amber

    Lead Teacher-First Steps
    Amber has over 2 years experience in the childcare industry along with many years of experience working with children and providing foster care. She is currently working towards obtaining her CDA credential. Amber loves working with children and watching them thrive and accomplish their goals. She is excited to grow with the Goddard School and foster relationships with the children and their families.
  •  Hope

    Hope

    Lead Teacher - Toddlers
    Ms. Hope joins the Goddard family as a 2023 STMA High School graduate. She worked in the local community education program, Kids Play, and that is where she found her passion for children. She aspires to become an early childhood teacher and has begun the process of working on her CDA. You can find Ms. Hope in the Toddler classroom of our school providing quality care for the students.
  • Mrs Tegan

    Mrs Tegan

    Lead Teacher - Get Set
    Mrs. Tegan started working as a nanny and from there decided to get her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. As a mom she fell in love with teaching her kids and helping them achieve their goals. She has worked as a nanny and in childcare for 8 years and has a passion for teaching Pre-K. Her favorite thing to teach is reading and loves to play fun games while being able to be silly with the kids.
  • Ms Brandice

    Ms Brandice

    Lead Teacher - Preschool
    Ms. Brandi has been working with children over 14 years. She has many years of experience working with children with many forms of disabilities. She decided to pursue to get her Certificate Development Certificate (CDA) 2 yr ago to work with children in preschool. Ms. Brandi has worked in pubic schools as a Substitute Paraprofessional, tutored elementary kids, and even ran her own home daycare for many years. Working with preschoolers has always been her passion and is always learning more ways to help them be successful. Ms. Brandi loves being outside with her 2 boys and soaking up the sun.
  •  Alyssa

    Alyssa

    Lead Preschool Teacher
    Ms. Aly is a Lead Teacher in the preschool department. She loves that children are energetic and eager to learn.
  • Mrs Lavita

    Mrs Lavita

    Lead Teacher - Pre-K
    Mrs. Lavita is currently working towards obtaining her Child Development Accreditation (CDA) through Care Course. She has 10 plus years of experience working with children ages Preschool-Elementary. She enjoys figuring out how each child learns best and using that knowledge to help the children excel. You can always catch Mrs. Lavita teaching the children how to achieve the skills they need to be successful in kindergarten! (Joined our family October 2022)
  • Ms Kimberly

    Ms Kimberly

    Lead Teacher- PreK
    Ms. Kim grew up in an in-home daycare and has been pursuing a life of childcare since then! She has over 6 years of experience working in a childcare setting, working with each age group. She is currently working on obtaining her CDA license. Her favorite part of working with children is doing arts & crafts with them and helping them achieve their ”light bulb” moments. She resides in Otsego with her boyfriend, 2 children, and their pet rabbit, Sven.
  • Ms Sara

    Ms Sara

    Lead Teacher (Substitute)
    Ms. Sara is currently working towards obtaining her Child Development Accreditation (CDA) through Care Courses. She started her childcare career 18+ years ago at a Montessori childcare center working with preschool age children. When she came to The Goddard School she was really intrigued by our Infant program and now couldn't imagine working with any other age group. She loves making the infants feel safe and secure along with helping them achieve all their milestones. It brings joy to her heart when she can watch them grow. (Joined our family Nov 2021)
  • Mrs Jen

    Mrs Jen

    Lead Teacher (Substitute)
    Mrs. Jennifer graduated from Rasmussen College in 2016 with her associates degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked at many Goddard locations and has 20 plus years of experience working with children. After her grandchildren were born she switched to a substitute teacher so she could be there for her family. In her down time she volunteers for many local charities and is apart of The Blue Star Mothers. Mrs. Jen loves to help children learn self-help skills and read them stories! (Joined our family February 2022)
  • Ms Jessica

    Ms Jessica

    ASSISTANT TEACHER
    Ms Jess has worked with children for years working with mainly infants and toddlers. She found her passion working with kids when she first started to nanny. She decided to work in childcare to help make sure children have a safe and loving environment along with helping them reach their milestones.
  • Ms Stacy

    Ms Stacy

    MVP - TEACHER SUPPORT
    Mrs. Stacy has a background in interior design but once she had children, she decided to be a stay at home mom. Once her children grew up, she decided to venture out and ended up joining our Goddard family. She helps in both infant rooms with the teachers breaks. Theirs smiles and personalities bring a smile to her face each day but of course she enjoys getting her baby snuggles in the most. Who can blame her? (Joined our family April 2022)
  • Ms Leah

    Ms Leah

    MVP - Teacher Support
    I graduated from Zimmerman High school in 2023 and am now a student at Anoka-Ramsey Community College. I enjoy working with the children, seeing how curious they are and watching them grow and learn feels rewarding!
  • Mrs Coalee

    Mrs Coalee

    MVP - TEACHER SUPPORT; Penguin Room
    Ms. Coalee has found her passion in working in the infant department! She is bubbly and nurturing with the children in her care. She loves locally and she looks forward to growing with us here at Goddard. She joined the Goddard family in August 2023.
  •  Alexa

    Alexa

    MVP - Teacher Support
    Ms. Alexa is a MVP support staff. She believes kids at a young age are full of potential and she enjoys being a part of their growth and happiness! She understands that learning should be a fun and positive environment with people supporting children throughout their journey.
  • Ms Emma

    Ms Emma

    MVP- Teacher Support
    Ms. Emma joined Goddard School in May 2023. She graduated high school in 2022 and currently a college student at the UMN. This is her first year at a childcare center but she has five years of babysitting experience.
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