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.


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. 

  • Ms Tina

    Ms Tina

    Owner: Meet your on-site owner of The Goddard School® in Brooklyn Park, Tina Joens. Tina has worked in the Early Childhood field for over 30 years. In 1988 she began her career in the military with her husband, where they were stationed in England. She has worked all over the country in Military Child Development Centers. Tina earned her Child Development Associate degree in 1991 at Boise State University. In 1996 Tina and family (daughter, Jordyn, husband David) moved from New Mexico back to Minnesota. Since that time she has worked in several corporate centers in the metro area and also managed her own home childcare program for 5 years. She looks forward to working with all the children, parents, and staff to provide the best education for the children at The Goddard School.
  • Ms Katie

    Ms Katie

    Katie has been working with children since she could pick up a baby. She studied Art & Education at MSUM and has worked in child care programs across the United States. Katie has spent 17 years in retail leadership before transitioning back into child care and development. She is passionate about impacting the younger population and is very excited to work with you and your child. Having been a Goddard parent for 6 years before entering the Director role, Katie has a unique perspective in the growth of not only Goddard but your child as well.
  • Ms Kori

    Ms Kori

    Assistant Director
    Ms. Kori attended Lake Superior Technical College for two years, completing her generals and studying Occupational Therapy before transferring to St. Cloud Technical College, where she received her A.A.S. degree in Child and Adult Care & Education in 2003. Kori has worked in a variety of Educational settings throughout her career, working with Early Ed up to High School age. She was a Toddler teacher and a Pre K teacher as well as a Safety Monitor at another Childcare center for over two years, before coming to the Goddard school in the Summer of 2006. Kori has worn many hats over the years, building experience working in all of the classrooms, as well as in the office. She left the Goddard school in 2013, but returned in 2016 when she was expecting her first child. Now that Kori has two little ones she knew that the Goddard School would provide exceptional care for her children and could not imagine bringing them anywhere else.
  • Ms Krystyna

    Ms Krystyna

    Lead Teacher Infant 1
    Ms. Krystyna completed her student internship at the Goddard School during the Summer of 2017, while she was attending Hennepin Technical College. She received her diploma in Early Childhood Education and plans to continue her education in the future to obtain her Associates Degree. Krystyna has always loved taking care of children and could not have been more excited to begin working here at the Goddard School and to gain experience for her early childhood career.
  • Ms Betty

    Ms Betty

    Lead Teacher Infant 1
    My name is Betty. I have been married for over 15 years to my wonderful husband Ben and we both have four kids. I have been working in childcare since 2020 and I very much enjoy working with children and exploring new things with them. I worked previously at 3Rs where my passion for kids grew even stronger. My hobbies include cooking, exercising and singing. I am happy to be part of the Goddard team. My goal is to give the children a friendly and safe environment to learn.
  • Ms Anitra

    Ms Anitra

    Lead Teacher Infant 2
    Ms. Anitra has been in the teaching field since 2001. She attended Hennepin Technical College and received a degree in Child Development in 2002. Anitra's experience at Goddard started in the Infant Room in August 2010. It is her passion to take care of children and watch them learn and develop. Each new day is fascinating as she gets to know each child's own uniqueness.
  • Ms LaRissa

    Ms LaRissa

    Lead Teacher Infant 2
    Hi I'm LaRissa Iron Moccasin. I am a 26 year old Native American woman enrolled with the Red Lake Nation, Eagle Clan. Some background about myself, I am a mother to two beautiful little girls, Aria and Aspen, I currently attend Minneapolis Community and Technical College in their Early Childhood Education (ECE) program to gain my Associates Degree in ECE, and last but not least I have worked in ECE since March 2018 just after becoming a mother. I quickly fell in love with working with children. One thing that keeps me in ECE is being able to build special relationships with the children and their families that cross my path. There is something SO special about watching children grow and meet milestones while smiling and having the best time. I simply love what I do.
  • Ms Britta-Rose

    Ms Britta-Rose

    Teacher's Aide Infant Program
    Hello my name is Britta, I have been a CNA for most of my work experience. I also have a two year old now that goes here. I enjoy working with children, watching them grow and learn; I am so happy to be here!
  • Ms Halle

    Ms Halle

    Lead Teacher First Steps
    Ms.Halle has been working in childcare since 2018. She received a certificate in Dental Assisting in 2019. Halle also has an Associates of Arts degree from Anoka-Ramsey Community College. She is currently continuing her education at Bemidji State University to receive her Bachelors degree in administrative management with a minor in Human Resources! Halle loves working with older infants and Toddlers the most!
  • Ms Trinity

    Ms Trinity

    Assistant Teacher First Steps
    Hello my name is Ms.Trinity, and I have been working in childcare since 2019. I am going to school at NHCC part time, and working towards my degree in Elementary Education. A few of my hobbies include spending time with friends and family, playing softball, and exploring new places!
  • Ms Aleia

    Ms Aleia

    Lead Teacher First Steps
    Hello, my name is Aleia. I have been working in childcare since 2015 at many different centers and have also held positions as a nanny. I'm currently enrolled in part time online school for Integrative Health. Other than working with kids, I also enjoy traveling and spending time with friends and family.
  • Ms Shelby

    Ms Shelby

    Lead Teacher Toddlers
    Ms. Shelby was an intern a the Goddard School before she was hired in November of 2011. She always wanted to work with children ever since she was little and began her career in 2010 working as an assistant teacher in a small church preschool. Shelby attended Rasmussen College taking classes in Early Childhood Development and in her past 10 years at Goddard she has worn many hats from an Intern, a Toddler Teacher, to Kitchen Manager, while doing these jobs she gained invaluable experience working with children. She is excited to be back in the classroom full time with the 3 year old's.
  • Ms Mikayla

    Ms Mikayla

    Lead Teacher Toddlers
    Ms. Mikayla is currently enrolled at Anoka Ramsey Community College and working on her nursing degree. Mikayla became teacher qualified in 2018 and has worked at daycare centers for the past 5 years in ages from Infants through School-Agers. Her favorite age/stage is the "New Toddler" time, because they are building their communication skills so rapidly and out growing their infant stage. The First Steppers make her smile each time they master a skill and show it off to the teachers!
  • Ms Bria

    Ms Bria

    Co-Teacher Toddlers
    My name is Bria. I've been working with kids since I could remember. My favorite thing about working with kids is watching them use the skills I've taught them in everyday life. It's super rewarding.
  • Ms Anna

    Ms Anna

    Lead Teacher Get Set
    My name is Anna. I have been working with children for the past 8 years. I started working at Agape Early Childhood Developemental Center in 2015 as a Supervisor and realized that I enjoyed interacting with children in the classroom more than working in the office. I transitioned into the classroom and have been there ever since. I trained all the new teachers/aides, implemented the lesson plans and created the NAEYC operating procedure for the toddlers/preschoolers. I truly love being a teacher!
  • Ms  Ariana

    Ms Ariana

    Teacher's Aide - Preschool
    Hello, my name is Ms. Ari, and I have been in childcare since 2023. I come from a educator family and plan on being a teacher or a child therapist. I will be helping as a support around the school. I'm very excited to meet and work with all of the kids to become the best they can be!
  • Ms Katie

    Ms Katie

    Assistant Teacher Preschool
    Katie graduated from The University of Northwestern, St. Paul with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Katie also attended Bethel University to receive a certificate in Support Counseling. This education has been put to good use as she is a mother to four children and also uses the best of these skills at The Goddard School. Katie was inspired by the thought of her children being in school and her desire to be a leader to young children. She believes each child has a unique gift to give the world and they need lots of love and cuddles to nurture this gift.
  • Ms Patrica

    Ms Patrica

    Lead Teacher Preschool Program
    Ms. Patricia is a graduate from Rasmussen College and the recipient of a Certificate with Honors in Early Childhood education. She was placed on the Dean's list for Academic Achievement in 2020. She taught at Grove Town Basic School, the same school that she attended as a kindergarten student in Jamaica. She likes to play the guitar, sing and write music. Children need motivation to learn and achieve academic success and it is her intention to provide them with the best learning experience possible. She is currently working as a preschool teacher with a goal of pursuing further professional development as a Special Education Teacher.
  • Ms Janelle

    Ms Janelle

    Lead Teacher Pre-K Blue
    Janelle has been working with children since 2013 in Early Childhood Programs, she initially joined the Goddard team for the 2016 school year. Before that time she enjoyed being a camp counselor for Preschool and Elementary aged children for 5+ years. Janelle also had the benefit of working in her mother's home daycare program since she was 10 years old, even earning an Early Babysitter's Certification. Janelle has an Associate of Science and Business degree along with Graphic Design College classes. She has a passion for reading and loves to encourage that with all the children in her class.
  • Ms Zenobia

    Ms Zenobia

    Teacher's Aide Pre-K Blue
  • Ms Laure

    Ms Laure

    Lead Teacher Pre-K Red
    Ms. Laure graduated from the University of Eau Claire with an Elementary Degree. After staying with her kids while they were young, she started substitute teaching in the Osseo School District and part time at The Goddard School® in 2006. She realized her true passion was working with the younger ages and began working full time at the Goddard School in August of 2012. Laure also works in restaurant management training in new managers. In her spare time, Laure loves reading, working out and watching almost any kind of sport! She has two wonderful children and is very glad to be teaching here!
  • Ms Jereline

    Ms Jereline

    Assistant Teacher Pre-K Red
    My name is Jereline. I have been working with children for about 10 years. While in high school I started working at Adventure club in the Robbinsdale district then I went to being an EA (education assistant). I saw that I loved working with children, so I decided to get a teaching degree after high school. After college I worked at PICA (Parents In Community Action) Headstart. I love interacting with children and making learning fun. One rewarding part of teaching for me is knowing how you can impact a child life positively and knowing that what you have taught them will carry them to the next stage in life. I am excited to be apart of the Goddard family!
  • Ms Katelyn

    Ms Katelyn

    Teacher's Aide Support
  • Ms Vishwanie

    Ms Vishwanie

    Teaching Aide Support
    Hi my name is Vee, I have been babysitting since 2020. I love spending time with kids, it can be so rewarding watching and helping them take a step forward. I am also currently working towards my associates degree in nursing at NHCC. Some of my favorite things to do on my downtime are reading, spending time outside and watching movies.
  • Ms Jessica

    Ms Jessica

    Experienced Aide Support
    Ms. Jessica tutored Elementary children in Math and Reading while in High School, which sparked her passion for working with children. She later went on to study Early Childhood Education at Northwest Technical College in Bemidji, where she also received her Paraprofessional License. Jessica began teaching at The Goddard School® in January 2015. She looks forward to helping all of the children in her classroom learn and grow.
  • Ms Jaila

    Ms Jaila

    Teacher's Aide Support
    Jaila is a full time student at Augsburg University. Jaila has participated in working for her church's Sunday School, babysitting, tutoring, and being a nanny. She loves being around children and has experience working with children of all ages, as early as 1-12. Jaila is looking forward to the involvement and opputunities working with the amazing staff and young ones at Goddard!
  • Ms Helena

    Ms Helena

    Assistant Teacher Support
    I've been working in childcare since 2018. I have an associates degree in graphic desing and I'm now studying for my masters degree in early childhood education. Child development is very interesting to me so I'm grateful for the opportunity to watch the kids as they learn and grow up.
  • Ms Susan

    Ms Susan

    Kitchen Manager
    Kitchen Manager: Ms. Susan has been with Goddard for 4 years startingin the Preschool classroom and then choosing the Kitchen Manager position. Susan graduated from the college of St. Catherine with a degree B.A. degree in Elementary Education. She has 20 years experience teaching preschool through high school, along with being a mom herself. Susan has taught from the north- Minnesota to the south- New Mexico. She loves catering to the unique educational needs of each child.
  • Ms Arianna

    Ms Arianna

    Teacher's Aide Support
    Hi My name is Arianna (Ari), I've been babysitting since 2020 I love watching all our kids grow, learn and use the skills I've taught them. I joined the goddard team in 2023 because of great reviews and through other team members. I can say I'm loving my experience, team members & kids here already! I'm thrilled to countine my joureny here and watch our kids grow .
  • Mr Jon

    Mr Jon

    Off-Site School Owner
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