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. 

  •  Nicole

    Nicole

    Owner
    Brant and Nicole Dennis are the owners of The Goddard School of Minnetonka. Nicole, the onsite owner, graduated from Bethel University with her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She went on to receive her Master’s of Education from St. Mary’s University. She taught in the elementary classroom in the Robbinsdale Area School District for 20+ years. Nicole is excited to continue to educate children, connect with families, and lead a team of amazing staff at the Goddard School of Minnetonka. Brant graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a Finance degree and is employed at Landscape Structures (LSI). LSI builds playgrounds and therefore this school will be equipped with 2 high-quality, fun playgrounds! As parents of 3 small children, they know the importance of creating a trusting, nurturing, safe, and high-quality program to all families in the Minnetonka and surrounding communities.
  •  Jaiden

    Jaiden

    Senior Director of Operations
    Jaiden has been in the Early Childhood Education field since 2010. Throughout her experience she has spent time as a preschool teacher, Assistant Director, and Director. She has been a member of the Minnesota Childcare Association since 2018. As a member, she's visited the Minnesota state capital to discuss relevant early education topics and advocacy with policy members and state leaders along with attending yearly meetings with colleagues to discuss advancements in the Early Childhood Education field. She loves her career in Early Childhood because every day with little learners presents a new adventure! She has 3 young boys of her own and as a family they love to spend time outdoors, have Chipotle movie nights and take road trips. She is so happy to be a part of the Goddard School of Minnetonka family and looks forward to watching your children grow and learn during their educational journey here!
  •  Allison

    Allison

    Director of Health, Safety, and Education
    Allison has an associate degree in Business Management with emphasis in child development. She has been devoted to Goddard Systems since 2012. During her teaching years, she spent a majority of time with infants, but she taught toddlers and young preschool as well. She believes that children need a safe and nurturing environment where they can explore and learn from their surroundings. She is excited to be a part of the Goddard School of Minnetonka! As a mother of two boys, she loves watching them learn and grow so much during their journey at a Goddard School.
  •  Katia

    Katia

    School Support Specialist
    Ms. Tia began her love for teaching at the age of 18 and was given the privilege to lead her own classroom after 6 months of working in the field. She soon moved to California where she worked with students from infancy to school age. She has an associates degree in child and adolescent education where she held a spot on the President's list for multiple semesters. She chose the field of early childhood education as she's always had a passion for teaching, and because she wants to make a difference in the lives of children and their families. In her free time Katia likes to hike and enjoy nature as well as painting and traveling!
  •  Anny

    Anny

    Kitchen Manager
    Ms. Anny is a Culinary Arts Technician who joined Goddard after working at Lord Fletchers in Spring Park. She moved to Minnesota from Venezuela in 2017 with her husband Andy and their two boys. While living here she's enjoyed learning a new language and a new culture. She likes to travel and learn new cultures while also meeting new people. Along her travels she's visited Shanghai, Panama, Santo Domingo, New York and San Diego! Ms. Anny also loves to cook and bake. Her speciality is strawberry cheesecake. She's chosen a career in this field because it gives her the opportunity to nurture the generation of tomorrow!
  •  Joann

    Joann

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Joann has worked in Early Childhood Education since 2015. She has cared for children ranging in ages six weeks to five years. Joann received her Child Development Associate credential in 2019. Working in this field is such a joy for her. She loves seeing children's imaginations emerge and seeing the wonder in their eyes as they learn new things. She is excited to show our littlest learners how wonderful the world can be!
  •  Kelsey

    Kelsey

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Kelsey went to school for Emergency Medicine and has worked in a hospital along with various other health care settings. She has been working with young children, adolescents and special needs students for 18 years! In her free time she enjoys being outside, attending social events and spending time with her family!
  •  Ana

    Ana

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Ana came to the United States in 2001 and began her education within the Hopkins school district where she graduated in 2008. After graduating she spent many years working in various customer service positions until she found a career within early childhood education. She started in ECE at a spanish immersion preschool where she fell in love with teaching young children. Her favorite part about working with little ones is that everyday presents a new experience!
  •  Cheron

    Cheron

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Cheron attended Minneapolis Community and Technical College and received her associate's degree in early childhood education. She has worked in various school settings as a lead teacher since 2017 and is excited to bring her experience to Goddard Minnetonka! She truly loves her career in ECE and wants to continue to grow along her journey as an educator. Her passion is teaching our future doctors, lawyers and essential workers! She has a three-year-old son and together they love to spend time reading books, playing at the park and staying active. Their favorite story to read together is, "Goodnight Moon"!
  •  Abby

    Abby

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Abby holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She has been working with children since 2011. Abby's father was an elementary school principal and her grandfather was an arts professor. Teaching has always been a big part of her life and she looks forward to continuing her career here at Goddard! Her favorite children's book is, "Those Can Do Pigs". In her free time, Abby loves to spend time painting, drawing baking and knitting!
  •  Autumn

    Autumn

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Autumn has been working with young children since 2015. She is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in early childhood education with a minor in Child Psychology. Autumn has always loved children and grew up knowing she would one day become a teacher. Her favorite thing about the early education field is forming connections with children and their families while watching her students learn and grow!
  •  Jessica

    Jessica

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Jessica attended the University of Arizona where she received a bachelor's degree in art with a minor in creative writing. She chose to begin working in the early childhood education field because of the amazing life lessons that she's learned through spending time with young children. Jessica believes that children are full of an abundance of joy and happiness that transfers into her life! Her favorite children's game is "Mouse Trap" which she played with her family as a child often!
  •  Samia

    Samia

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Sami has been working with young children since 2018. She considers herself to be a very responsible and dedicated individual. Sami aims to be the reason why children want to learn more about the world around them. Her favorite children's book is, "Llama, Llama, Red Pajama". She is looking forward to utilizing her skills in creating an environment where children can learn and flourish while here at Goddard!
  •  Laura

    Laura

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Laura graduated from Maple Grove High School in 2021. She has her CDA certificate in infants and toddlers. Laura chose to work in the childhood development because she enjoys watching children make new connections while learning. She has always wanted to provide a safe nurturing space for children to be themselves and is excited to do that through teaching at Goddard!
  •  Sydney

    Sydney

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Sydney has worked in early childhood education since 2011. She has a bachelor's degree in communication studies with a minor in leadership studies. She chose this field because she loves teaching and interacting with children. Her favorite children's book is, "A Bad Case of Stripes". In her spare time, Sydney enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending baseball games, boating and cooking!
  •  Martha

    Martha

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Martha has been working with young children since 2021. She is originally from Venezuela. She has a marketing degree from Venezuela and she completed her CDA credential in 2023. Her favorite part about working in early childhood education is having an impact on children's lives while watching them grow. In her free time Martha enjoys spending time with her family, reading a good book and spending time in nature!
  •  Sam

    Sam

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Sam has been in the early childhood education field since 2019. She loves working with infants and toddlers because of all the milestones they achieve during that time in their lives. Her favorite children's book is, "Green Eggs and Ham" and her favorite children's song is, "Baby Bumblebee"!
  •  Sunaina

    Sunaina

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Sunaina has a bachelor's degree in education from M.D. University in Rotak, India. She started working with young children in 2004. Family lives in Eden Prairie with their twin girls. Sunaina loves to talk and play with children and she says they fill her with happiness. Her favorite children's song in Indian is "Mera Lyar Ki".
  •  Theresa

    Theresa

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Theresa has been in the early education field since 1998. She received her infant/toddler program CDA certificate in 2015 from Rasmussen college. Theresa has spent her career as a lead infant teacher and has helped many first time parents on their journey's through parenthood. She is a mother of 3 children and 6 step children along with 7 grandchildren. Theresa loves the early childhood field and wouldn't change her career for anything!
  •  Jessica

    Jessica

    Float Teacher Aide
    Ms. Jess comes to Goddard with a background in hospitality. She will be assisting in school-wide in each of our programs. One of the most impactful and important life experiences for Jess was when she became a mother. She has three children of her own and is so excited to spread her love to the students here at Goddard.
  •  Marzi

    Marzi

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Marzi has worked in early childhood education since 2018. She has spent time caring for children of all ages from babies to pre-k. Marzi is currently pursuing an infant & toddler CDA credential. Her favorite age group to work with is infants as she loves the joy and love they bring to the world! She loves to sing "Mr. Sun" to the infants in her classroom. Outside of Goddard, her and her husband are working to restore an old-school car.
  •  Evy

    Evy

    High School Teacher Aide
    Ms. Evy recently graduated from Wayzata High School. She will be attending St. Thomas in the Fall. Evy loves to meet new people and try new things! Her favorite book is, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie". In her free time Evy enjoys baking, cooking and spending time with her family and friends!
  •  Asho

    Asho

    Float Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Asho is currently pursuing a degree in medicine and childcare. She started working with children in 2020. She's worked with all elementary age groups and adults with disabilities as well. She enjoys working with children because this field is so fun and rewarding!
  •  Theo

    Theo

    Lead Teacher
    Mr. Theo has worked with children ages 5-12 in the education field since 2018. He has a master's degree in teaching from Augsburg college. He chose to work in early childhood education because he loves spending time helping children expand their skills in all developmental domains. His favorite children's book series is, "The Magic Tree House". In his spare time Theo enjoys watching movies, hanging with friends around Minneapolis, and he's a big foodie!
  •  Francini

    Francini

    Lead Float Teacher
    Ms. Francini has been working with young children since 2012. She is currently pursuing an associate's degree in early childhood education at MCTC. She is a certified birth doula and worked in a hospital for 5 years. During her time as a doula, Francini took a course on client support and strategies for children. The course ignited her passion for children and brought her to choose early education as a new career path.
  •  Nadia

    Nadia

    Float Teacher Aide
    Ms. Nadia graduated high school in June of 2023. During her senior year, she was a teacher's assistant in a kindergarten classroom for three months and during that time she found that early childhood education is a field she's passionate about. She loves watching children learn and she's always looking for ways to expand their knowledge. Nadia's favorite thing do to with students is read them books. Through reading books, she's found that students begin to express interest in letters and vocabulary. Her favorite children's book is, "Goodnight Moon".
  •  Alexis

    Alexis

    Teacher Aide
    Ms. Alexis has been working with children since 2022. She has spent time with students of all ages, however, preschool children hold a special place in her heart. Alexis chose to work in the early education field because she is passionate about creating nurturing environment for kids to thrive! She has a firm belief that each child is a genius in their own way and she is dedicated to helping them recognize their own potential. Ms. Alexis' favorite book is, "Who You Were Made to Be".
  •  Lule

    Lule

    Lead Float Teacher
    Ms. Lule graduated from Aleksander Xhuvani University with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Teaching and a master's degree in Education. She worked for 5 years in private and public schools with students from first to fifth grade. For a short time she worked as a teacher's assistant helping children with special needs. She chose to work in early childhood development to help children take their first steps on their long road to knowledge. Lule loves to sing, dance and read with children. She looks forward to supporting the children here at Goddard!
  •  Milly

    Milly

    High School Float Teacher Aide
    Ms. Milly is currently a senior in high school. She has always enjoyed being with children and she is very excited to work with the students at Goddard Minnetonka. Every summer Milly volunteers as a camp counselor for her church. She really wants to make a positive impact on children's lives as they grow and does whatever she can to see them smile. In her free time, Milly enjoys playing lacrosse and spending time outside.
  •  Annika

    Annika

    College Teacher Aide
    Ms. Annika recently graduated from Wayzata High School. She has chosen to spend the summer at Goddard Minnetonka because she has loved working with children during her previous school experiences. Her favorite children's book series is, "Pinkalicious". In her spare time, Annika enjoys skiing, hiking, cooking and hanging out with friends.
  •  Avery

    Avery

    Float Teacher Aide
    Ms. Avery began her career in early childhood education in 2019. She has experience with children of all ages but she especially enjoys working little learners. Avery is currently pursuing a degree in early childhood education. A dream of hers is to one day run her own childcare center! Her favorite children's books are those written by Dr. Suess and Roald Dahl. In Avery's spare time she enjoys hiking, traveling and going all over Minnesota with her dogs Abby and Casey.
  •  Phoebe

    Phoebe

    Lead Float Teacher
    Ms. Phoebe graduated from the Chinese Culture University in Taiwan with her bachelor's degree in Foreign Language. She's been in the early childhood education field for 17 years. Phoebe came to the United States in 2016 and began working with preschoolers at a Chinese immersion school in Minnetonka. She loves to play with children during their play time as she believes that's the best time to help them develop their empathy and social skills. In addition to her career, Phoebe would like to continue pursuing world travel and photography.
  •  Emma

    Emma

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Emma graduated from the University of Denver with a major in geography and a minor in physics. She spent two years working as an environmental scientist prior to joining the Goddard faculty. Emma joined early childhood after spending one year as a special education paraprofessional. She found joy in caring for little learners and wanted to help provide a nurturing environment for young learners to grow! In her spare time, Emma enjoys yoga and painting with acrylic and water color materials.
  •  Marissa

    Marissa

    College Teacher Aide
    Ms. Marissa has been working at Goddard since 2021, her journey began at Goddard Medina, and we are thrilled to have her here at Minnetonka! Marissa recently graduated from Wayzata High School and will be attending Clemson University this Fall. Her favorite children's book is, "My Name is Not Isabella". She chose to work in an early childhood setting because she loves seeing children learn and grow with a smile on their face!
  •  Grace

    Grace

    Float Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Grace has a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota. She began working with children in 2018 as a float teacher within an infant and toddler program at the YMCA. Grace fell in love with spending time with her students as they met so many milestones during their first years of life. What she enjoys most about early education is how rewarding and fulfilling it is to work with young minds!
  •  Macy

    Macy

    College Teacher Aide
    Ms. Macy is currently attending the University of Colorado, Boulder where she is majoring in psychology and neuroscience. She has always had a passion for childcare and when she found out she'd be a godmother her passion grew even more. In her future, she dreams of doing something related to developmental psychology and positively impacting as many children as possible!
  •  Megan

    Megan

    College Teacher Aide
    Ms. Megan is currently pursuing an educational path to become a children's surgical technician. She began working with children in 2019. Megan has been a gymnast since childhood and began a love working with students while coaching young gymnasts. Her favorite children's book is, "Goodnight Moon". Megan loves to stay active and looks forward to bringing her electric energy to Goddard!
  •  Bea

    Bea

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Bea has worked with young children since 2012. She has worked with children ranging from infants to school age. Bea grew up in Missouri and moved to Minnesota in the Spring of 2024. She considers herself to be a person with diverse interests and hobbies, ranging from sports to history and aviation. Bea is looking forward to learning all about each of the students in her care!
  •  Monet

    Monet

    Float Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Monet has worked in early childhood education since 2012. She has had the amazing honor of working with all ages from 6months to 12years! Her favorite thing about working with young children is being able to facilitate the fun activities that they enjoy along with watching them learn and grow. In her free time, Monet enjoys yoga and studying as a self love/lifestyle counselor.
  •  Erin

    Erin

    Lead Float Teacher
    Ms. Erin graduated with her bachelor's degree in Family Social Science from the U of M Twin Cities. She began working in early childhood education in 2010. Erin and her husband have a young daughter and they are co-owners of a construction company focused on seamless gutters. She also has an 8 year old Husky. In her spare time, Erin enjoys hiking up north and exploring state parks. She chose early childhood education because she enjoys how curious the children are with new experiences and seeing them achieve milestones is SO exciting!
  •  Anna

    Anna

    High School Teacher Aide
    Ms. Anna is a student at Wayzata High School. She has been a babysitter and has coached birthday parties at North Shore Gymnastics. Anna was a gymnast for almost 12 years. She loves to play and have fun with children since they are so energetic! In her free time Anna likes to hangout with friends, spend a lot of time outside and find different ways to exercise!
  •  Paige

    Paige

    Float Teacher Aide
    Ms. Paige has been working with young children since 2023. Paige moved to Minnesota from Florida in early 2024 to pursue new life opportunities. She has many years of childcare experience. Paige is looking forward to aiding in the development and success of children in her care. She loves to be interactive with students while bringing a smile to their faces!
  •  Siena

    Siena

    High School Teacher Aide
    Ms. Siena is a student at Wayzata High School. She completed 2 child psychology courses during her sophomore year which she really enjoyed and propelled her love for children. Siena is a soccer player and she enjoys playing sports along with spending time with her family. Her favorite children's books are "Oh, the Places You'll Go" and "The Giving Tree". In her free time Siena enjoys playing Uno, Monopoly and solving puzzles with her grandma.
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