Our Teachers

Our teachers blend the highest education standards with nurturing care to help foster well-rounded child development.


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 Hetal

    Ms Hetal

    Hello Parents and Parents to Be! I’m the proud On-site owner of The Goddard School in Edina. l graduated from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Cell Biology and a minor in Finance. After working in the pharmaceutical industry for 5 years and becoming a mother to our first child, we decided to relocate to Minnesota. Minnesota has been my home now for over 15 years. I have 3 amazing children and am proud of all their academic and extracurricular accomplishments. I value the importance to make learning fun and to encourage social and emotional growth in order for future success in school, college, and in life beyond. As an avid volunteer in our schools and community, I have instilled compassion and empathy in my children and have shared with them the importance of sharing and caring for others. I am committed to partnering with every parent in the Goddard family, so your children can grow and learn in a safe, loving, and encouraging environment!
  • Ms Glenna

    Ms Glenna

    Director of Operations
    I am delighted to be teaching at The Goddard School again! My first teaching position was with The Goddard School in Franklin, Tennessee; joining the Edina team is a bit like coming home. I enjoy reading, traveling, trying new restaurants, and watching British television. I have a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education, and a Master's in Teaching & Learning, Early Childhood. As an educator, it is my responsibility to provide a supportive, nurturing environment with well-rounded developmental activities appropriate to each child's intellectual, emotional, and social needs. I believe children need opportunities to gain self-sufficiency, confidence, and social skills through discovery and creative exploration. My goal is to equip each child with a lifetime of curiosity and investigation while building self-esteem and an enduring love of learning.
  • Ms Katherine

    Ms Katherine

    Lead Infants Teacher
    Hi, I'm Katy! I am so happy to be working at The Goddard School in Edina. I began working in childcare while I was still in high school. I love teaching infants and have over 20 years of providing care for the littlest of learners. I have earned a CDA Certification for Infants & Toddlers. I grew up in Illinois, however I have lived in Bloomington, MN since 2011. In my spare time I enjoy crafting with my Cricut machine and I recently took up crocheting! I look forward to getting to know all of the families here and our little friends!
  •  Cal


    Lead Teacher
    Hello! My name is Teacher Cal and I am very excited to be working at The Goddard School in Edina. I have been working in Early Childhood for a little over 5 years and I have enjoyed it immensely. I am married and have the sweetest little cat named Sora. I love to write, perform music, play basketball and softball. My favorite color is yellow and my favorite food is Native American tacos! I am thrilled to be joining the Goddard School Family!
  • Ms Adriana

    Ms Adriana

    Lead Teacher
    Hi! My name is Ms. Adriana and I am very excited to be at The Goddard School of Edina! I have been surrounded by children my entire life and I always knew I was meant to be a teacher. I have an Associate's Degree in Education from Minneapolis College and a Minor in Creative Writing. I have an 8-year-old son that is my whole world and is a big part of why I love to teach. In my free time, I love to go for walks, cook and try new foods, play video and board games, and watch the sunset on my patio every night. I look forward to being your child's teacher and walking alongside you as your child learns and explores the world.
  • Ms Katie

    Ms Katie

    Lead Preschool Teacher
    Hi There! My name is Ms. Katie and I am so excited to join the Goddard team here in Edina! I have worked with kids since I was 15 and have always enjoyed it! I am currently working towards my AA degree and then I will get my bachelors in Early Childhood Education. Some of my favorite hobbies are rollerblading, being out in nature, spending time with family and friends, and crafting. I can't wait to make memories with everyone here at Goddard!
  • Ms Nariela

    Ms Nariela

    Lead PreK Teacher
    Hello! My name is Nariela, aka Ms Gen! I am so excited to join The Goddard School in Edina! I have a 2 year old and she is an energetic and happy little toddler. I have been working with children since I was in High School. When I'm not working, I love going on walks, reading books, and if I have enough time playing some video games. I am working towards a Child Development Associate Certificate and am excited to enhance my career in this field. I look forward to getting to know all the students here.
  • Ms AnnMarie

    Ms AnnMarie

    Hello! My name is Ms Ann Marie and I am thrilled to be at The Goddard School of Edina. I've been here for over two years now and I enjoy helping out in all of the classrooms as a Teachers Aide. I have two young girls myself. In my free time I am a part-time ice skating instructor and I embrace the outdoors whenever I can!
  • Ms Joan

    Ms Joan

    Enrichment Specialist
    Hi, I'm Ms. Joan. I'm thrilled to join the Goddard team as the Yoga Enrichment Specialist. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Business with an emphasis in Psychology. My career was spent in Human Resources with a strong side interest in Yoga. Receiving my Yoga Fit certifications led to adult teaching for the last 14 years. I'm excited to bring those skills to Goddard to work with a slightly younger group of students!
  •  Dreneisha


    Kitchen Helper
    Hi! My name is Ms Dreneisha, or Neisha for short! I have over 2 years of work experience in the food service industry and I am excited to take on the role as the Kitchen Coordinator at The Goddard School in Edina! I am born and raised in Minnesota. During my free time I like to hang out with my family and travel whenever I can. I am a mother of 2 children and I have a 13 year old daughter and 11 year old son. I love going to all their activities and they keep me busy!
  • Ms Maria

    Ms Maria

    Lead Teacher
    Hi I'm Ms Maria! I'm from Portugal and I recently moved to Minnesota to follow my passion in teaching Early Childhood Education. I have a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, but my ultimate goal is to always work as an Educator and help children thrive. I couldn't be more excited to join the Goddard School of Edina team in honoring each child's individuality and supporting and nurturing their development. I look forward to meeting all our families!
  •  Jared


    Preschool Teacher
    Hey Everyone, my name is Jared! Some call me Mr. Jared or Mr. J, and most recently I have obtained the prestigious title of: Dad and Husband! I have been teaching for over 4 years now and I've enjoyed every year of it (Yes, even the pandemic filled ones!) My goal is to make sure every child that walks through the door of the classroom has a chance at having an amazing time learning and actively wants to come back and do it all again the next day. I am currently working towards my CDA. I look forward to incorporating the Goddard way of teaching, as well as getting to know all of the kiddos and family members I may encounter!
  • Ms Rozanna

    Ms Rozanna

    Lead Teacher
    Hello, I'm Rozanna, and I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and moved to Minnesota in the middle of 2021. I'm a mom of three kids born in 2014, 2016 and 2018. I enjoy cooking, baking, and sharing. I enjoy breadmaking the most, because of the kneading process. I speak English, Malay, basic Korean and understand some Urdu/Hindi. I love hanging out on the beach and parks, fishing, and taking long walks. I'm fascinated by documentaries of past civilizations and intrigued by the different cultures in the world. I read a lot of subtitles, as I watch a lot of dramas and movies in different languages and also enjoy making digital art. I have a bachelor's degree in English, specializing in teaching English to speakers of other languages. My passion is in infant care with a focus on social-emotional development. I'm excited to contribute and be a part of the lives of little ones as well as the families in The Goddard School of Edina
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