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. 

  •  Samantha


    Sam has her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Development. Sam is a trainer in "FLUENT SEEDS", and a certified trainer through RedCross in CPR and First Aid. In her spare time, Sam likes to Fish, and spend time with her 2 Great Danes and husband.
  •  Jess


    Assistant Director
    Jess has an Associate of Science degree in Elementary Education. Jess has been working with children of all ages for more than ten years. Jess and her family live in the far western suburbs. In Jess' free time she enjoys being outdoors, golfing, watching a good movie, and being around family and friends.
  •  Megan


    Education Coordinator
    Megan has a bachelor's degree in Unified Early Childhood (general ed. and special ed; ages birth to 3rd grade) from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Megan has worked in various child care/school settings between Wisconsin and Minnesota for the past four years. Megan began her Goddard experience at the Lakeville location before transferring to the Medina location. In Megan's spare time she enjoys helping with her parents Alpaca business, taking walks with her husband and dog, crafting, singing and playing games on her Nintendo Switch. One item on Megan's bucket list is take a road trip to explore the Grand Canyon! Pronouns: she/her
  •  Alexandra


    Lexie is from Duluth, MN, but she was most recently in North Dakota working as a preschool assistant. She plans to complete her CDA and hopes to work as a lead preschool teacher in the future. Her love for childcare stems from having 3 younger siblings. Lexie is very excited to be part of the Goddard team!
  •  Allie


    Lead Teacher
    Allie earned a Child Development Associate Credential in May of 2022! Allie worked in a few different fields trying to find the right fit for her, she believes that she finally found her calling with early childhood education. Allie has been working in early childhood education for more than four years.
  •  Ana


    Ana is so excited to work in the early childhood field. She loves kids and is excited to gain new experiences. Ana's goal is to go back to college and gain her degree.
  •  Anna


    Anna has worked with children of all ages since 2007. Working in schools has always been a passion of hers and she has learned so much working along side some amazing people.. We are excited for Anna to be apart of our team!
  •  Bailey


    Bailey is currently pursuing her CDA for Infants/Toddlers. Bailey knew she found her passion when she came to Goddard. By working at the school, she has found her true calling. The children always know how to put a smile on her face. Her favorite song is "Go The Distance" from her favorite movie, Hercules.
  •  Becca


    Lead Teacher
    Becca has a BA in Criminal Justice from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Becca relocated to MN from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Becca has had many experiences working with children. Including teaching at different after school programs and summer camps. Becca was also a Resident Assistant on her campus, which was a very rewarding position. Not long after graduation Becca realized she didn’t want to stop working with children. Seeing a child grow and learn is so precious. Becca loves reading so much that she enjoys helping children learn their ABC’s which is a child’s first step in their reading journey. Becca’s favorite impactful book that she read was “The Little Engine that Could”. Reading this was when Becca realized books could help you grow, and transport you to other places. Pronouns: she/her/hers
  •  Cohen


    Cohen is a senior at Wayzata. He loves hanging out with his family and friends. He loves to play baseball and video games in his spare time. His favorite books growing up were any of the Magic Tree House books.
  •  Ellie


    Ellie is currently enrolled at the U of M pursuing her degree in Elementary Education. Ellie has been with Goddard since 2019 and loves working with all ages. Ellie loves spending time with her friends and family.
  •  Emma


    Emma has experience with previous childcare centers, home daycares, and babysitting. She lives with her dog, Ruby, and enjoys gardening, hiking, and painting in her free time. Emma says she chose a career in early childhood development because it is very rewarding. “Knowing that I can help a child grow and learn is a great honor.” Her favorite children’s books are the ”You are my little” book series and the book “Down on the Farm”.
  •  Eva


    Eva comes to us with 4 years of childcare experience. She has also babysat and nannied for the past 8 years. She is currently going to school for Dental Assisting. We are excited to have her on our team!
  •  Francesca


    Lead Teacher
    Fran has experience with all ages. She has been working with children since the age of 14 years old. Fran loves the energy and creativity in the minds of children. "I believe that's why I fell in love with working with children. Watching them grow, evolve, and learn is a gift." Fran's favorite childhood book is "I Love You Forever".
  •  Hailie


    Hailie is currently in school to be a Registered Nurse. She is in her first year of school. She will be working in the afternoons with breaks and letting other teachers go. Hailie loves spending time with her family and friends.
  •  Isabelle


    Izzy has spent time with kids of all ages. In her free time, she loves to travel and spend time with her friends as well as dance, cheerlead, and tennis. Her favorite things to do as a young child were reading the book "Where the Wild Things Are" and playing Yahtzee!
  •  Jennifer


    Jenny was a catechist at her church for four years. She graduated from Rockford Highschool in 2019. Jenny currently is pursuing her CDA. She loves working with children because of how much joy they can bring to the world
  •  Josselin


    Lead teacher
    Josselin has been working in the early childhood field for the last 5 years. She loves working with kids as they bring her so much. She loves watching them grow with their creativity. There is so much to discover with their ever-growing minds.
  •  Kasey


    Lead Teacher
    Kasey holds a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA). Kasey has been teaching and working with toddlers for more than seven years. Kasey's favorite color is pink and her favorite animal is the cow! Kasey loves to dance and sing and to be silly with the children. Kasey's goal is to visit all of the National Parks someday! In Kasey's spare time she likes to hike, roller skate, hammock by the lake, essentially anything outside. Pronouns: she/her
  •  Katelyn


    Lead Teacher
    Katelyn has a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education. Katelyn has worked in early childhood education for more than three years. When Katelyn isn't teaching littles she enjoy's kayaking, working on her neighbor's hobby farm, baking and attending concerts.
  •  Kelsey


    Kelsey has a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Studies and outdoor education from the University of Minnesota - Duluth. She has worked with different ages of kids throughout her career. She enjoys connecting with people and nature. Kelsey is excited to work with younger children because of their energy and enthusiasm.
  •  Jacqueline


    Jacqueline is a Junior in Highschool. She loves children and is excited to get to know your kiddos.
  •  Jen


    Kitchen Coordinator
    Jen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development and Family Science from NDSU. She has experience working with children from infants to elementary education. Jen has always enjoyed working with children and has two kids of her own with her husband. in the past, Jen got the opportunity to work with children in North Dakota, Illinois, as well as her in Minnesota. When she is not at work, Jen is spending her time cheering on her kids at all their sporting events.
  •  Katya


    Katya comes to Goddard with previous experience in childcare. Her favorite part of working in childcare is helping and watching children of all ages learn and grow. In her free time Katya loves spending time with her dog, Posey. Her favorite children's book is "Guess How Much I Love You".
  •  Lauren


    Lauren is currently working towards her CDA. Lauren has previously worked in a preschool setting through her church. In her spare time, Lauren loves spending time with her friends and family.
  •  Lisa


    Lisa has a BA degree in Human Services. Lisa has been working in early childhood education for more than twenty five years! Lisa loves working with children and couldn't see herself doing anything else. Lisa's favorite book is "The Runaway Bunny" by Margaret Wise Brown.
  •  Mia


    Mia likes to spend her free time outside and playing pickleball with her friends. Currently located in the Orono area, Mia is working on her high school education. Her favorite childhood book is "No, David, No."
  •  Michelle


    Michelle has always known she wanted to work with children and is now pursuing her dream here at Goddard. In Michelle's free time she loves being outside and around her family. Michelle took on the title "Mom" in early 2022 to a sweet little boy.
  •  Nia


    Nia is working on her CDA and has worked with children for the last almost a year. She loves working with children and making different learning environments for the children. She is excited to be here with all of your kiddos.
  •  Rylee


    Rylee is in school for her Bachelor's degree in Nutrition from the state of Minnesota. In her spare time, she loves hanging out with her little cousins and volunteering at summer camps. She loves laughing and being active with the kiddos.
  •  Sam


    Lead Teacher
    Sam is currently pursuing an education degree. Sam has been teaching in early education for eight years working primarily with Infants & Toddlers. Sam chose to work in early childhood education because she loves forming bonds with the children and their families. Sam also loves watching them grow & develop into their next states of life. Sam's favorite book is "Slowly Slowly" by Eric Carle.
  •  Sandhya


    Sandhya graduated from india with honors in History. She is excited to join our team and work with children, sharing her love for history with them. her favorite children's song is "The Wheels on the Bus".
  •  Shauna


    Lead Teacher
    Shauna earned a degree in Elementary Education with a speciality in Pre-primary (preschool to 6th grade) from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Shauna began her Goddard career at the Plymouth School in 2012. In 2016 when the Medina school opened Shauna was excited to transfer. Shauna enjoys spending time with her husband of 20 years, the Vikings (SKOL), writing poetry, listening to 80's music, trips to the North Shore and the Minnesota fall season. Shauna also likes to help make others aware, of the condition she has, Neurofibromatosis (NF).
  •  Teeanna


    Lead Teacher
    Teeanna (TT) graduated in 2018. She has been working with children for the last 9 years. She wants to always ensure that every child that walks through the doors has an amazing experience and is able to teach them about everyday experiences.
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