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. 

  • Ms Kara

    Ms Kara

    Owner
    Hi I'm Kara! I am the on-site owner of The Goddard School of Eagan. I graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with a Business Management degree and received my MBA from the University of Minnesota. After spending almost 20 years in the supply chain and manufacturing industry I am excited to bring The Goddard School to the Eagan Community. My husband Matt and I have 2 boys - Noah and Evan - both of whom attended The Goddard School.
  • Ms Jaime

    Ms Jaime

    Director
    Hi, my name is Jaime! I graduated with master's degree in Family and Child Education, along with a bachelor's degree in psychology. I am extremely passionate about early childhood education and believe it helps shapes their future. Building relationships with families is one of my favorite parts of what I do. I have been a teacher of all ages and a director! My husband and I have a son, Watson who attends Goddard and a little one on the way. You can find me traveling to new places, watching football and enjoying local coffee shops.
  •  Lily

    Lily

    Assistant Director
    Hello, my name is Lily, and I am happy to be at The Goddard School-Eagan! I am originally from Fargo, ND. I went to college at Minnesota State University Moorhead. I started working in Childcare in 2015 and can’t seem to stay away! My favorite part about working with children is that it is always going to be rewarding! In my spare time I really love going to concerts, spending time with my two dogs Winston and Walter, and traveling!
  •  Abigail

    Abigail

    Lead Teacher
    Hello, my name is Abbie! I have been working in childcare for 10 years! I graduated from Mankato State with a degree in Psychology and Spanish. I love building relationships with the children and their families. I am extremely passionate about early childhood education and love giving the children the tools they need to succeed. I am so excited to become a part of the Goddard family and watch our community grow.
  •  Carly

    Carly

    Teacher
    Hello! I am Carly! I am so excited to be a part of your child’s home away from home. I have a large family and have been around kids my entire life. I am currently pursuing my Bachelors in Elementary Education. I love watching children become who they are meant to be. Engaging in their curiosity and showing their personalities lights up my life!
  •  Firdausy

    Firdausy

    Lead Teacher
    Hello, my name is Usy (oo-see). I was born and grew up in Indonesia and just moved to MN in 2020. I live in Eagan with my husband, Eric and our daughter Nyla. I have 4 years of experience with kids and was an au pair in Switzerland. I have my bachelor’s degree in English Literature. I love learning new things and sharing them with others. I believe every child is special and unique.
  •  McKenzie

    McKenzie

    Lead Teacher
    Hello! I’m McKenzie! I have been teaching for several years, ages ranging from infant to elementary. I have an associates and bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. I am passionate about helping children learn and grow to be who they want to be. I love inspiring children to succeed and create a love for learning. I am so excited to be a part of Goddard.
  •  Melissa

    Melissa

    Lead Teacher
    Hi, I am Melissa. I have 5 years' experience in childcare education. I have my bachelor's in computer information systems. I love being able to connect with each individual child. I am extremely excited about working at Goddard as it is a brand-new school and watching it grow over the years will be an amazing feeling. Can’t wait to meet you!
  •  Olivia

    Olivia

    lead Teacher
    Hi! I am Olivia. I have been working in early childhood education for over 5 years and love making an impact on the children’s lives. I am working toward my early childhood education degree and currently have my CDA. I love the environment at Goddard and am so excited to create relationships with all the children and families.
  •  Talitha

    Talitha

    lead teacher
    Hi, I’m Tia. I have around 13 years of childcare experience and am working on my bachelor's in early childhood education. I have a daughter of my own who attends Goddard. I love creating the best care for our families and children. I am extremely excited to be a part of the best team and create a wonderful experience for all the families who attend Goddard.
  •  Daniel

    Daniel

    Teacher
    Hello, my name is Dan. I am so excited to be a part of the Goddard Family. I received my bachelors degree in elementary education and human development. I enjoy spending time with my family and playing board games. I worked the last 3 years at an elementary school. I love education because I walk in every day to kids who are eager to learn. I am excited to meet all of you!
  •  Hannah

    Hannah

    Lead Teacher
    Hi, I am Hannah! I am formerly a middle school science teacher with 7 years of child-care experience. I have a bachelor's degree in biology from Iowa State University. My love for education stems from witnessing those magical epiphany moments when kids grasp a concept. I am so excited to be at Goddard because of their commitment to a child-centered education. I also have a little one of my own!
  •  Emily

    Emily

    Lead Teacher
    Hi! I am Emily! I come from many years in child-care centers and currently have my CDA in early preschool! I’ve been teaching since I was 18! I love teaching because I love watching kids fall in love with learning. I can’t wait to spend my days with these kiddos! I am so excited to be a part of the Goddard-Eagan team and I absolutely can’t wait to watch the kids learn.
  •  Oksana

    Oksana

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, my name is Oksana! My husband, children, and I moved here from Ukraine last year. I have worked in childcare for 5 years and have a master’s degree. I love working in the field of education because it has the power to transform lives! I am excited to be a teacher at a school that is committed to providing high-quality education and a nurturing environment!
  •  Zuhro

    Zuhro

    Lead Teacher
    Hello, my name is Zuhro. I am currently pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in psychology. I adore engaging with children and have genuine enthusiasm for supporting their educational development. The most rewarding part of working with children is to witness their milestones and those moments are also an affirmation of trust and connection we build together. I am excited to be a part of a school that makes everyone feels at home!
  •  Tabitha

    Tabitha

    Lead Teacher
    Hello, my name is Tabitha. I have been teaching for 14 years and have my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. I love seeing children become excited as they achieve a new milestone. I am excited to be at Goddard and be apart of the team. I can’t wait to create new relationships with families and watch each child achieve new goals!
  •  Melissa

    Melissa

    MVP
    Hello, my name is Melissa. I ?love building strong and meaningful relationships. It’s also very rewarding working with children. I am excited to be at Goddard to be a part of the early years of learning and development. I’m love to engage in fun activities, help children learn, and create a safe and nurturing environment.
  •  Sadie

    Sadie

    Teacher
    Hi, I'm Sadie. I have 3 years experience in childcare. I have my CDA in Early Childhood Education. I love education because I feel it opens up so many different doors. I also love teaching sign language! I am excited to be at Goddard because I can continue doing what I love and continue to learn new things along the way each and every day!
  •  Selena

    Selena

    MVP
    Hi my name is Selena! I have been in the childcare industry for the last 6 years. In the future I plan to obtain my teaching license. I love being in the education field because it is so rewarding to help teach, guide and learn with the next generation. They’re making a difference in my world as I am to them. I am excited to be at Goddard to meet new families, have new experiences and have a home away from home!
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