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. 

  • Mr Steve

    Mr Steve

    Owner
    Steve and his wife Laura are the proud owners of the Goddard School in Chanhassen. Originally from Ohio, they moved to Minnesota in 2002. Steve has a degree in Education and English from St. Joseph's College in Indiana and is the on-site operator of the school. Laura graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH and is a sales manager for Nikon. They have many happy memories of the Goddard School as both owners and parents. Their son is a graduate of the Chanhassen Goddard School and they are thrilled to be a part of many more Goddard memories both past and yet to come!
  • Ms Kristin

    Ms Kristin

    Operational Director
    Ms. Kristin is the Operational Director for our school. She possesses a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Ms. Kristin's favorite childhood memory is when she would play house with her younger cousins and would pretend she was the mom and take care of them. Ms. Kristin believes that children are always learning and need a safe environment in which to thrive!
  • Ms Sarah

    Ms Sarah

    Educational Director
    Ms. Sarah is the Educational Director for our school. She possesses a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from St. Catherine's University. Ms. Sarah's favorite childhood memory is of helping out on her great uncle's farm and feeding the baby calves their bottles. Ms. Sarah believes children deserve a safe and fun environment where they can explore, learn and play in engaging, meaningful ways!
  • Ms Abby

    Ms Abby

    Teacher
    Ms. Abby is a teacher helping in all our classrooms. She possesses a two year degree in child development. Ms. Abby's favorite childhood memory is going to Huddle's resort in Northern Minnesota with all her cousins, family and grandparents. Ms. Abby believes children should be cared for, loved, and have a sense of belonging. They should feel they are special for each stage of development they go through.
  • Ms Alexa

    Ms Alexa

    Teacher
    Ms. Alexa is a teacher in the Koala (Infant) classroom. She is working on her Early Childhood Development degree. Ms. Alexa's favorite childhood memory is when she would go up North to see family. Ms. Alexa believes children should grow and learn in a way that best fits them.
  • Ms Asma

    Ms Asma

    Teacher
    Ms. Asma is a teacher in the Terrific Tiger (Preschool) classroom. She possesses a Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences from Pakistan. A favorite childhood memory of Ms. Asma's is when she visited her grandma during a summer break and was able to play with all of her cousins. Ms. Asma believes children are unique. They need love and consistency to thrive and grow.
  • Ms Audrey

    Ms Audrey

    Teacher
    Ms. Audrey is a teacher in the Lion's Den (Pre-Kindergarten) classroom. Before moving to Minnesota she ran her own in-home program for many years in Iowa. Ms. Audrey's favorite childhood memories are of spending her summers as a family boating on the lake. Ms. Audrey believes children need love and connection in an environment rich in play that encourages a love of learning!
  • Ms Calista

    Ms Calista

    Teacher
    Ms. Calista is at teacher in the Starfish Reef (Toddler) classroom. Ms. Calista's favorite childhood memory is of when she would play Barbie's with her friends! Ms. Calista believes children should have a fun and safe environment to learn in.
  • Ms Elena

    Ms Elena

    Teacher
    Ms. Elena is at teacher helping in all our classrooms. She currently attends Minnetonka High School. Ms. Elena's favorite childhood memory is of when she used to play with her neighborhood friends of all ages, playing night games and biking around. Ms. Elena believes children need to be treated gently, with care and need a happy environment to grow and learn in.
  • Ms Ellie

    Ms Ellie

    Teacher
    Ms. Ellie is a teacher in the Dolphins Bay (Preschool) classroom. She has an AAS degree in Early Childhood Development. Ms. Ellie's favorite childhood memories are of when her family took vacations to Disney World and Hawaii and up to her cabin in the summer. Ms. Ellie believes that children need a fun, loving and safe environment to learn and grow in. She loves helping children discover something new that helps them become successful in the classroom.
  • Miss Hanna

    Miss Hanna

    Teacher
    Ms. Hanna is at teacher helping in all our classrooms. Ms. Hanna's favorite childhood memory is of going to the beach every few weeks with her grandpa. He would always get them Dairy Queen as a treat! Ms. Hanna believes children need love and kindness to help them feel safe in their environment and around people.
  • Ms Hannah

    Ms Hannah

    Teacher
    Ms. Hannah is at teacher helping in all our classrooms. Ms. Hannah's favorite childhood memory is of anytime her family went to the cabin in the summer. She loved all the hiking, fishing and bonfires! Ms. Hannah believes children can help us take a break from adult life and take time to play again.
  • Ms Jessica

    Ms Jessica

    Teacher
    Ms. Jessica is at teacher in our Butterfly Garden (Infant) classroom. Ms. Jessica's favorite childhood memory is of when she was in pre-school and they got a specific snack. Now when she gets a smell of it , it's nostalgic to her! Ms. Jessica believes children need reassurance and equal support.
  • Mr Kyle

    Mr Kyle

    Teacher
    Mr. Kyle is a teacher in the Soaring Eagles (Pre-Kindergarten) classroom. He possesses a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from The University of Minnesota. Mr. Kyle's favorite childhood memory is when his family took him and his older brother to Disneyland. Mr. Kyle believes children are natural explorers, lead by curiosity, who learn best in a supportive and nurturing environment.
  • Ms Leah

    Ms Leah

    Teacher
    Ms. Leah is a teacher in our Starfish Reef (Toddler) classroom. She has her associates degree from Normandale and her Bachelors of Education from Mankato State. Ms. Leah's favorite childhood memory is her parents took her, along with her sister, to Arizona to visit their aunt and uncle. Ms. Leah believes children deserve to learn but should have fun while doing so.
  • Mr Malick

    Mr Malick

    Teacher
    Mr. Malick is at teacher helping in all our classrooms. He is currently a Senior at Holy Family Catholic High School. Mr. Malick's favorite childhood memory is of when he and his cousins would build forts around the house. Mr. Malick believes children are the stepping stones for society, they need great care so that they can achieve big things.
  • Ms Marley

    Ms Marley

    Teacher
    Ms. Marley is a teacher in the Cuddly Koala (Infant) classroom. Ms. Marley's favorite childhood memory is of when her nephew was born when she was 12. She was lucky to spend lots of time with him and today they are very close! Ms. Marley believes children need security and love in order to learn and reach their greatest potential.
  • Ms Natalie

    Ms Natalie

    Teacher
    Ms. Natalie is a teacher in our Playful Panda (Toddler) classroom. She is currently working on attaining her CDA. Ms. Natalie's favorite childhood memory is of when she and her siblings would use the tire swing in their backyard to jump into the pool. They would do it every time their mom turned around just to splash her! Ms. Natalie believes children thrive in environments that are fun, safe, and filled with opportunities to learn and be creative.
  • Ms Paige

    Ms Paige

    Teacher
    Ms. Paige is a teacher in the Playful Panda (toddler) classroom. Ms. Paige has her associate's degree in Early Childhood Education from Ridgewater college. She has many favorite childhood memories, but Disney World was awesome and she can't wait to go back! Ms. Paige believes children need patience and kindness to develop the skills they need later in life.
  • Ms Rachel

    Ms Rachel

    Teacher
    Ms. Rachel is a teacher helping in all our classrooms. She possesses a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Psychology from The University of St. Thomas. Ms. Rachel's favorite childhood memory is when her family would travel to Florida in the winter to visit her grandparents. Ms. Rachel believes children need encouragement and love in a safe and supportive environment to help them grow and flourish.
  • Ms Sam

    Ms Sam

    Teacher
    Ms. Sam is a teacher in the Butterfly Garden (infant) classroom. She has her associates in Pre-k/Early Childhood from Rasmussen College. Ms. Sam's favorite childhood memory is of when her mom would load her, her siblings and dog into their Toyota Yaris where they would road trip to New Hampshire to spend the summer with cousins! Ms. Sam believes children are individuals and should be treated with compassion and respect. They need a safe and nurturing environment to thrive and grow in.
  • Ms Savana

    Ms Savana

    teacher
    Ms. Savana is a teacher in the Dolphin's Bay (Preschool) classroom. She has a degree in social work and child advocacy studies from Winona State. Ms. Savana's favorite childhood memory is of watching Disney movies with her family! Ms. Savana believes children need a supportive space to learn, develop and grow.
  • Ms Savannah

    Ms Savannah

    Teacher
    Ms. Savannah is at teacher in the Terrific Tigers (Preschool) classroom. Ms. Savannah is currently a busy dog-mom. Her favorite childhood memory is of when her grandpa would take her fishing or hang out with her. Ms. Savannah believes children are the greatest gifts and need to know and feel like they are in a safe place.
  • Mr Skyler

    Mr Skyler

    Teacher
    Mr. Skyler is a teacher in the Lion's Den (Pre-Kindergarten) classroom. He possesses a Associate's degree in Psychology from Normandale Community College. Mr. Skyler's favorite childhood memory is when he got to spend time playing dodgeball with friends at recess or going to watch wrestling with his dad. Mr. Skyler believes children are full of wonder, far more creative than we expect, and deserve to be kids as long as they can.
  • Ms Sofia

    Ms Sofia

    Teacher
    Ms. Sofia is at teacher in the Starfish Reef (Toddler) classroom. Ms. Sofia's favorite childhood memory is of when she went to daycare at Playworks and they always did fun activities, made crafts or went on fieldtrips. Ms. Sofia believes children should have loving, caring providers at all times. They should be protected and given the best learning experience to push them to reach their full potential while being given the best love and guidance.
  • Ms Whitney

    Ms Whitney

    Teacher
    Ms. Whitney M. is a teacher in the Soaring Eagles (Pre-Kindergarten) classroom. She possesses an Associate's Degree in Child Development from Edison State University. Ms. Whitney's favorite childhood memory is of when she went fishing on a Father-Daughter trip to Canada for a week. Ms. Whitney believes children are eager to learn new things in a fun, exciting environment!
  • Ms Whitney

    Ms Whitney

    Teacher
    Ms. Whitney W. is a teacher in the Butterfly Garden (infant) classroom. She has taken classes at Ridgewater and St. Cloud State. Ms. Whitney's favorite childhood memory is of summer when her family would go on camping trips and all the fun that went along with it! Ms. Whitney believes children are God's most precious gifts to us, they are the future and most important job.
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