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 Amanda

    Ms Amanda

    On-Site Owner
    Ms. Amanda is the proud on-site owner at the Goddard School in Plymouth and its surrounding areas. She graduated from St. Cloud State with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Early Childhood. Before becoming on on-site owner at Goddard, she was a toddler teacher, assistant director and director at various different centers. It is so important to me that each child feels loved, valued and successful every day that they are at school. She is a mother to four beautiful children who all attended Goddard and had the best experience. Amanda simply enjoys watching her children grow and learn every day and loves being a part of the Goddard kiddos and families as well!
  • Ms Alli

    Ms Alli

    Director
    Ms Alli has been with Goddard since 2013 and loves being a part of the Goddard family! Alli earned her Child Development Associates in 2015 and transitioned from teaching to her role as Director in 2020. She loves being able to use her teaching experience to support and lead our teaching team as well as the opportunity to connect and partner with our incredible families. “I believe it is a privilege and a responsibility to be trusted with the education and development of the children in our care. Each child is so unique and deserves our absolute best! The young learners at our school bring joy and enthusiasm to each day and it is our pleasure to be a part of this exciting time in their lives.”
  • Ms Gina

    Ms Gina

    School Support Specialist
    My name is Gina, I went to UW Washington County for a couple of years to take some Early ED classes and get some Generals done. I have been working with kids for about 14 years and love every minute of it! I have been working here at Goddard since 2016. I started floating around different classrooms for a year and then went into the Tiger room to become a Pre-school teacher for 3 years. I became the School Support Specialist in the beginning of 2021. I really enjoy being able to go into every room helping and supporting the teachers and watching the kiddos learn and interact with each other. I believe that each child has their own strengths and we should use that to help them learn.
  • Ms Kayla

    Ms Kayla

    Infant Teacher: Tree Frog Room
    I graduated from Anoka Technical College in 2017 with my degree in Occupational Therapy and love putting the skills that I have learned in school into play every day with the babies in my classroom. In the last 10 years I have worked in all types of childcare settings, from nannying, therapy, and teaching. My passion has always been with infants as I believe that all babies need an environment where they feel safe, cared for and loved. Taking care of the babies in my classroom every day is something that I truly enjoy.
  • Ms Alicia

    Ms Alicia

    Infant Teacher: Tree Frog Room
    My name is Alicia and I am so excited to be a part of The Goddard School. I graduated high school in 2019 and went on the pursue my degree in Elementary Education. I have future goals to achieve my bachelors in secondary English Education. I have worked with kids my entire professional working career. I have worked with a large range of kiddos from newborn to 5th graders and I have loved every age group, but have a true passion for the little babies. I believe children deserve an environment that is as warm and fuzzy as home. We as child caretakers should always provide a safe and fun play space for all of the kiddos.
  • Ms Nicole

    Ms Nicole

    Infant Teacher: Toucan Room
    I am so excited to be a part of Goddard and the Toucan room. I graduated with my CDA in 2018, specializing in Infants and Toddlers and those kiddos are still my favorite to work with. I grew up in a in-home environment and have just always enjoyed being around kids. I believe that kids are the best thing in the world and I will spending everyday with them.
  • Ms Kaiya

    Ms Kaiya

    Infant Teacher: Toucan Room
    Hi. My name is Kaiya and I have been at Goddard for almost a year now. I absolutely love every minute of my job. I have my Associates in Liberal Arts and Sciences, but I am planning to go back to school to get my degree in early childhood with an emphasis on infant care. Most of my experience comes from volunteering at my old Elementary School, but I have also babysat for many years for kiddos of all ages. I believe that every child deserves to be loved and to feel safe and comfortable in their own environment. I also feel that children should be able to grow at their own pace and express their personalities...I love spending each and every day with the babies at Goddard.
  • Ms Emily

    Ms Emily

    Toddler Teacher: Butterfly Room
    I graduated from UMD in 2021 with my degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. I have taught preschool for many years and am so excited to continue doing that at the Goddard School. I believe that all kiddos should feel loved, challenged, seen and should all feel safe in the their school environment.
  • Ms Allison

    Ms Allison

    Assistant Teacher: Butterfly Room
    I was homeschooled for the majority of elementary and high school. I have been attending Rock Valley College in Rockford IL and gaining my Associates in Education. Most of my experience comes from my community-based homeschool co-ops. I have always been active in the childcares at my church. I believe that all children deserve as much help as they can get in their education and I am excited t be a part of that.
  • Ms Amanda

    Ms Amanda

    Infant Teacher: Toucan Room & Education Coordinator.
    I have recently graduated with my CDA in early childhood education where I specialized in infant and toddler education. I have been working in early childhood for the past 8 years and truly love making an impact on the kiddos that come through my class every year. I believe that all children learn and grow at different paces, but it is important to pave their path with love and guidance.
  • Mr Ethan

    Mr Ethan

    Toddler Teacher: Monkey Room
    My name is Ethan and I graduated from Orono High School in 2016 and studied Education at Bemidji State for 2 years. After school I began working at a center in the toddler classroom and come to Goddard with 6 years of toddler experience under my belt. I grew up as the oldest in my family and loved to spend time and play with all of my younger siblings and cousins. I believe that children deserve every chance to grow up and learn who they are and become the person they want to be.
  • Ms Jacqueline

    Ms Jacqueline

    Toddler Teacher: Monkey Room
    I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from the University of North Dakota with a major in History and American Indian Studies. I have worked with children in schools for the last five years in many different roles through early childhood centers, Elementary schools and headstart. I believe that it is important for all children to learn through play. I also believe that children learn by example and guidance. I hope to provide all of that to the kiddos at Goddard.
  • Ms Ambria

    Ms Ambria

    Get Set Teacher: Jaguar Room
    I have worked with children of all ages since I was old enough to babysit. I am excited to start my career at Goddard and work towards my CDA to become more educated to be the best teacher I can be. I believe that all children deserve to learn and grow in a nurturing and positive environment. I can't wait to be the one to spend time with your kiddo.
  • Ms Carly

    Ms Carly

    Get Set Teacher: Jaguar Room
    I went to Minnesota State University Moorhead for two years and majored in Musical Theater, I returned to school in 2021 and am currently studying secondary English education at Grand Canyon University. I have worked in Early Childhood Education since 2016 and absolutely love working with kiddos. I believe that children are much smarter than we give them credit for and we can learn something from them each and every day! I can't wait to invest in the kiddos at Goddard and teach the next generation.
  • Ms Erin

    Ms Erin

    Get Set Teacher: Jaguar Room
    I graduated from Main Street School of Performing Arts in 2018. I majored in instrumental music, focusing on drums and guitar. I was a family nanny for about four years and have babysat for the past five years. I believe that all children should feel heard and seen. I believe they should all have the opportunity to explore their own creativity and display their uniqueness.
  • Ms Melanie

    Ms Melanie

    Preschool Teacher: Snake Room
    I have been working in childcare for 6 years now and absolutely love every minute of it. I truly believe that every child and parent should feel safe coming to school. I believe in putting the child first and meeting their needs where they are at. I strive to have my classroom a safe and fun environment for the children to come to everyday.
  • Ms Shelby

    Ms Shelby

    Preschool Teacher: Snake Room
    I went to the Aveda Institute and I am a licensed cosmetologist and love all things beauty. That being said, I have always had a passion for children, watching them grow, learn and develop is something I have always loved and I am excited to be able to empower the kiddos at The Goddard School. I believe that learning should be fun and that every child should be met where they are at and challenged where they need to be challenged.
  • Ms Nicole

    Ms Nicole

    Pre-K Teacher: Tiger Room & Health & Safety Specialist.
    My name is Nicole and I graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with my degree in early childhood. I have been working with kiddos of all ages for the last 12 years. When I started at Goddard I was an infant teacher for 2 years, but for the last 3 years I have been teaching Pre-K which is truly where my passion is. I believe that each child deserves the chance to explore the world through books, experiments, field trips, foods and more. I believe that each child deserves to feel loved, appreciated and important.
  • Ms Elyse

    Ms Elyse

    Pre-K Teacher: Tiger Room
    I graduated high school in 2015 as an honor student. I then attended one year of Community College and that is where I found my passion in childcare. I have eight siblings and a large extended family so kids have always been a part of my life. I was a professional nanny for 3.5 years and now the kids are grown and so I am excited to continue my experience in a center setting. I believe that each child is a unique individual with personal needs that should be met individually, I believe every child is deserving of love.
  • Ms Kelly

    Ms Kelly

    Pre-K Teacher: Lemur Room
    I graduated from Rasmussen with my degree in Early Childhood Education after always knowing that becoming a teacher was what I wanted to be. I absolutely love my job and believe that in order to succeed as teacher we must remain humble in our journey as learners. Being a Pre-K teacher for the last 16 years has been a dream come true, I love getting to be that teacher who sends the kiddos off to Kindergarten knowing that they are fully ready for the next chapter in their lives.
  •  Marni

    Marni

    PreK Teacher
    Resource
  • Ms Kristen

    Ms Kristen

    Teacher
    I have my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Western Governors University located in CA. I also have my Associates Degree in Art History from San Diego Mesa College. I have worked with kids for the last 10+ years and throughly enjoy it. I have worked with children in the childcare setting, through nannying and through Education. I believed that every child has the right to learn and be loved and I am honored that I get to be a part of that.
  • Ms Samantha

    Ms Samantha

    Assistant teacher
    Resource.
  • Ms Jackie

    Ms Jackie

    Cook/Float
    Resource. Kitchen.
  • Ms Maren

    Ms Maren

    Experienced Aide
    Resource. Float.
  • Ms Elaina

    Ms Elaina

    Assistant Teacher
    My name is Elaina and I am returning to Goddard for the 3rd summer in a row. I am currently pursuing my degree in Elementary Education at the U of M. I love coming back to Goddard and spending my summers with all of these sweet kiddos.
  • Ms Cassie

    Ms Cassie

    Lead Teacher: Float
    My name is Cassie and I have my AA in Psychology and I love putting my degree to use in the infant classroom. I also have a certificate in Microsoft Database Design and Develeopment and so I love that my creative side can be used in my career at Goddard. I believe that all children thrive when their emotions, thoughts and ideas are taken seriously and nurtured consistently. I believe that children need our help learning how to navigate this world to be set up for success as they get older. I love that I get to be a part of this and help the kiddos in my care succeed in just their first year of life.
  • Ms Cierra

    Ms Cierra

    Resource
    My name is Cierra and I am so excited to be a part of the Goddard School team! I graduated high school in 2022 and have been working with kiddos in the childcare setting ever since. I love kiddos of all ages and love keeping them entertained. I believe that every kiddo needs an environment to explore their curiosity and to just be themselves!
  • Ms Rebecca

    Ms Rebecca

    Assistant Teacher
    Growing up with a curious mind has allowed me to develop a strong love and appreciation for the art of learning. After graduating high school a year early, I completed multiple college level courses that I continue to use everyday. From working in various childcare centers while in high school, to transitioning to a full-time role as an elementary para-professional, I have worked with children of all ages and adore all of the unique pursuits that come with each age group. I believe that all children deserve a kind and safe environment that allows creativity and curiosity to flow freely. I am so excited for this opportunity to be able to provide that for them!
  • Ms Hailey

    Ms Hailey

    Resource
    My name is Hailey and I am headed into my senior year at Wayzata Hight School. I have always had a passion for kiddos and am so excited for this experience at Goddard. I have babysat for my nieces and nephews and volunteer at my church nursery, but am excited to work with children in this environment. I believe that all children need a loving and caring environment.
  • Ms Lydia

    Ms Lydia

    Resource
    Hi, my name is Lydia and I am so excited to be a part of the Goddard School. I am going to be a Junior year at Wayzata High School. I have taken a few courses in high school and through those I have earned my Early Childhood Development Certificate. I have also babysat for many years and went through the Red Cross babysitting course. I believe that all children deserve love and grace. I believe that all children deserve nurture and care.
  • Ms Sarah

    Ms Sarah

    Resource
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  • Ms Sayali

    Ms Sayali

    Resource
    I am so excited to be a part of the Goddard School and start my career in Early Childhood. I recently received my AA degree and took many courses in education. I have helped raise my cousins, babysat and volunteered as a teacher for a summer camp. I believe that all children deserve respect and positive care. I believe that it is important that children free cared for and safe in the space they are learning to grow and thrive.
  • Ms Kaylina

    Ms Kaylina

    Teacher
    My name is Kaylina and I have been with Goddard since 2023. I graduated from UW-Stout with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. For my internship I helped take care of children at a homeless shelter and since then I have always had a passion for kids and want to be a part of their lives. I believe that every child should feel loved and cherished and guided for their future and I am so excited to be a part of that!
  • Ms Micah

    Ms Micah

    Teacher
    My name is Micah and I just joined Goddard this year (2024) and I could be more excited to embark on this journey. I graduated from Indiana University with an undergraduate degree in Youth Education and Christian Global Services. After I graduated high school I took a year off and taught at an outdoor facility in the Bahamas for school agers and had the best time. It was then that I wanted to continue my path in caring for kiddos and then next generation. I believe that every child is valuable and they deserve to know that. I also believe that education is the power of the future and I can't wait to be an educator these young kiddos and help mold their future.
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