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. 

  • 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.
  •  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.
  •  Sabrina

    Sabrina

    lead Teacher
    Hi! I am Sabrina. I have a 5-year-old son who is in Kindergarten. I have been in early childhood education for 13 years. I have my early childhood education and leadership degree from Rasmussen University. I love working with children because of the connections that are made with the kids and families. I am excited to be at Goddard because it truly feels like a home away from home.
  •  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!
  •  Zach

    Zach

    Teacher
    Hi, I am Zach! I’ve been working with kids in different setting for the last five years, including preschool. I am currently working on my bachelors in sports psychology and exercise science. I love education because nothing is more fun to see, than a child understanding something or being excited about what they are learning. I am excited to be at Goddard because I like how the curriculum is taught to the kiddos.
  •  Ashlyn

    Ashlyn

    Teacher
    Hi, my name is Ashlyn! I have worked in childcare for the past 8 years and have loved every part of it. I have my Associates degree in Early Childhood Education and am currently working on getting my Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in diversity, equality, and inclusion. My favorite part about education is the connections we make with the children. Creating those relationships and being able to help them learn and grow has been very rewarding. I am so excited to join The Goddard School team and can’t wait to get to know everyone!
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