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. 

  •  Becky

    Becky

    Director
    Ms. Becky has worked in childcare for over 18 years. Ms. Becky has worked as a teacher, Assistant Director, Health & Safety Director and Center Director for over 11 years. She graduated from William Jewell College with a degree in Psychology, emphasis in Education. Ms. Becky is married and has three girls: Emery, Joselyn & Addie. She is very busy with her girls' sports but when she finds free time she likes to travel and explore. A fun fact about Ms. Becky is she has completed the Tough Mudder 5 times, Rugged Maniac 6 times and others.
  •  Daniel

    Daniel

    Education Director
    Mr. Daniel has been our Director of Education since November 2022, after teaching for five years at our Overland Park location. With a career in early childhood education starting in 2013, he holds bachelor’s degrees in Elementary Educational Studies and Studio Art from Knox College. Passionate about fostering social and emotional development in children, Mr. Daniel enjoys exploring National and State Parks, playing video games, and spending time with his family. He lives with his wife, Sydney, a first-grade teacher in KCKPS, and their doxiepoo, Viola. Fun fact: he became an FCC-licensed ham radio operator at 12 and has made radio contact with over 180 countries. He also spent a year in Germany as a Rotary Youth Exchange student in high school.
  •  Diana

    Diana

    Infants
    Ms. Diana has been working in childcare for over 15 years and enjoys working with all ages. Diana is married and has three children. She also has a dog named Luna and several betta fish. Diana enjoys watching movies, fishing, and going on walks with her family. Diana says she is looking forward to working with her co-teacher and getting to know the children in her class. A fun fact about Diana is she collects Cinderella related items.
  •  Madison

    Madison

    Infant Teacher
    Ms. Maddi joined our team in October 2023. She brings boundless enthusiasm and warmth to the Infant classroom. Beyond her dedicated care for our youngest learners, she is a multi-faceted individual with a passion for art, culinary creativity, and outdoor pursuits like hunting. Ms. Maddi enjoys spending time with her cats Peaches, Bo & Beanie and her dogs Levi and Bear.
  •  Claire

    Claire

    First Steps
    Miss Claire has been teaching at Goddard since February 2022. She dedicated her senior year of high school to the Educational Internship Program, where she acquired skills in lesson planning, classroom management, and meaningful interactions with children. Claire attended Missouri State University and earned her Child Development Associate credential in the spring of 2024. A fun fact about Claire is that she is the oldest of five girls in her family.
  •  Mara

    Mara

    Young Toddlers
    Miss Mara has worked as a teacher’s aide, a nanny and has been with The Goddard School of Liberty since we opened. Mara is currently attending college working toward her degree in marketing. Mara loves spending time with friends and family and shopping for anything pink.
  •  Rylan

    Rylan

    Young Toddlers
    Ms. Rylan is so excited to begin her journey into childcare here with us at The Goddard School. Rylan spends her spare time volunteering with kids and youth at her church and hanging out with her friends. She is currently working on her Associate’s in Arts degree at Maple Woods. Rylan has a dog named KC. A fun fact about Rylan is she loves to go to the beach.
  •  Monique

    Monique

    Older Toddler
    Ms. Monique recently moved to Kansas City from Colorado. She has been working in early childhood education for over 9-years and recently completed her CDA (Child Development Associate) qualifications. She says her main goal as a teacher is to help her students to thrive and be the best they can be. A fun fact about Monique is she is a huge Chiefs fan, despite being raised in Colorado.
  •  Sofia

    Sofia

    Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Sofi joined our team in October 2023, bringing 2 years of childcare and afterschool program experience to our Toddler classroom. Her passion for early childhood education is evident in her dedication to nurturing young learners and helping them reach developmental milestones. Beyond the classroom, she is pursuing a full-time education at Park University, focusing on art and childhood development to enhance her expertise for the benefit of our students and community.
  •  Hannah

    Hannah

    Get Set
    Miss Hannah has worked in childcare for over a year and is excited to join the Liberty Goddard team. Hannah lives in the Liberty area with her family and two cats, Mittens and Gus. Hannah enjoys walking trails and painting with her family. A fun fact about Hannah is she would like to go skydiving one day.
  •  McKenzie

    McKenzie

    Preschool 1
    Ms. McKenzie has worked in childcare for over 4 years. McKenzie has her Associate’s in Arts degree and is currently finishing coursework to become Director qualified. McKenzie enjoys shopping, painting, and watching football in her spare time. A fun fact about McKenzie is she loves to hunt with her sister and father.
  •  Sophia

    Sophia

    Preschool-1
    Ms. Sophia says she is enjoying teaching at Goddard. She loves to work with children and has enjoyed getting to know them. Sophia lives in the Liberty area now; but was born in Georgia. She has actually lived in 5 states throughout her life. Sophia enjoys drawing, writing, and just being outside. One of her favorite things to do is to walk her 3 dogs, Raleigh, Rowan, and Riggs.
  •  Tierra

    Tierra

    Preschool 2
    Ms. Tierra has worked in childcare as a Lead Preschool and Pre-K teacher for several years before joining us here at The Goddard School. Tierra received her bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Development from the University of Central Missouri in 2020. In the future, Tierra hopes to become a play and art therapist for families. A fun fact about Tierra is she is a very talented artist and enjoys painting, making custom shoes and clothing.
  •  Ayana

    Ayana

    Preschool 2
    Miss Ayana has worked in childcare since she was 16 years old. Ayana has worked with all ages, but mostly pre-school aged children. She is currently working towards her degree in Early Childhood Education. Ayana is excited to be at Goddard and is looking forward to getting to know the students and families. A fun fact about Ayana is that she is the middle child and the only girl in her family.
  •  Katelynn

    Katelynn

    Preschool 3
    Ms. Kate has worked in the field of early childhood education since 2019. She holds an associate's degree in elementary education and will soon be pursuing a bachelor's degree. When she's not teaching, she enjoys relaxing with her husband and two dogs.
  •  Emily

    Emily

    Preschool Teacher
    Ms. Emily joined our Goddard Family in January 2024 as one of our preschool teachers. She has been working as an early childhood educator since the age of 16 and is currently pursuing her degree in Elementary Educational Studies. When she's not teaching, she enjoys reading, cooking, crafting, exercising, and spending time with her twin boys.
  •  Kelly

    Kelly

    Get Set
    Miss Kelly has over 6-years’ experience in early childcare including 2-years for one of the Lee’s Summit Goddard Schools. She loves spending time with her son, reading and watching TV and is a huge Harry Potter fan. A fun fact about Miss Kelly is she was able to convince the front office to have a pet fish in her classroom, Bluey has been a wonderful addition to the school.
  •  Maggie

    Maggie

    Pre-Kindergarten 1
    Maggie was born and raised in Maryville, MO. and attended Northwest Missouri State University, where she graduated with a degree in Psychology with a minor in Child and Family Studies. Maggie has worked in a variety childcare settings, including another Goddard School. Maggie said her favorite thing about working with kids is getting to know all their different personalities and being able to watch them grow over the year she has them in her class. Maggie has two golden retrievers and a cat. A fun fact about Maggie is she still has season passes to Worlds or Fun.
  •  Stephanie

    Stephanie

    Pre-Kindergarten 1
    Ms. Stephanie joined our team in August 2023. Ms. Stephanie holds an associates of Arts degree and graduated summa cum laude. She is working on a bachelor's degree in elementary education. Ms. Stephanie enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with her four sons and husband.
  •  Saige

    Saige

    Pre-Kindergarten 1
    Ms. Saige recently graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with her bachelor’s degree in Interpersonal Communications and Business. Ms. Saige lives in the Liberty area with her family and 4 dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family and going to the gym. A fun fact about Saige is she was a swimmer in high school.
  •  Becca

    Becca

    Pre-Kindergarten 2
    Ms. Becca has worked in childcare and education for over 20 years. She spent most of that time as a Pre-K teacher and most recently worked as a substitute teacher, including a long-term stint as a high school ELA teacher. Becca has an associate degree in Early Childhood Education and Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Becca has recently went back to finish up her teacher certification and student teaching in the Liberty Public School District. Becca is married, has 3 children and 4 grandsons. She also has a cat named Callie. Ms. Becca is a huge KC Chiefs fan and Oregon Ducks fan. A fun fact about Becca is she loves to sing and musical theatre.
  •  Darion

    Darion

    Pre-Kindergarten 2
    Ms. Darion is currently attending UMKC to obtain her degree in Elementary Education and Psychology. Prior to joining Goddard Darion worked in an elementary school setting. Ms. Darion is recently married and loves spending time with her husband and their dog Dexter. A fun fact about Darion is she collects snow globes when she travels.
  •  Emma

    Emma

    Infant Toddler Support
    Miss Emma has been working as an early childhood educator since 2019. She has experience working with all age groups, but she particularly loves working with infants and toddlers. Miss Emma is CPR and First Aid certified. She enjoys watching the personalities of her youngest students bloom as they learn and grow. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her two cats, Bug and Thumb, and engage in painting and drawing.
  •  Alexis

    Alexis

    Faculty Support
    Ms. Alexis is currently finishing her nursing degree and works in nearly every room at the school. Alexis lives at home with her family and two dogs in her spare time she enjoys watching TV, reading, drawing, and hanging out with her friends. A fun fact about Alexis is she know how to do flips!
  •  Chandler

    Chandler

    Faculty Support
    Miss Chandler is one of our first teachers hired at the Goddard School of Liberty and has worked in childcare since she was eighteen. Chandler enjoys experiencing and sharing all the “firsts” that happen in our youngest classrooms. Chandler is attending Park University, pursuing a degree in education. In her spare time, she enjoys watching Adam Sandler films and cooking stir-fry meals.
  •  Nancy

    Nancy

    Faculty Support
    Ms. Nancy has worked in childcare for over 20 years in a Montessori school setting as a teacher and a team leader. She graduated from the University of Tulsa with a degree in Elementary Education. She also has her Montessori certification. Ms. Nancy has two daughters: Ava and Stella, and a French bulldog boy named Louis. She is very busy taking her two daughters to tennis, volleyball and other activities. In her free time she loves spending time with her friends, and traveling with her family. Their favorite destination is Mexico! A fun fact about Ms. Nancy is that she enjoys Orange Theory Fitness and often competes in their challenges.
  •  Danielle

    Danielle

    Faculty Support
    Ms. Danielle became a valuable member of our team in July 2023. With a passion for education, she finds great joy in teaching children in our preschool and pre-kindergarten classrooms. Currently, Danielle is dedicated to pursuing an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree to further enhance her skills and knowledge. In her leisure time, she finds solace in playing the guitar, expressing her creativity through painting, immersing herself in poetry, and cherishing moments with her loved ones.
  •  Lynsie

    Lynsie

    Faculty Support
    Ms. Lynsie is so excited to begin her journey into childcare here with us at The Goddard School. Lynsie enjoys watching movies and reading in her spare time. She has 1 dog named KC. A fun fact about Lynsie is she has a twin sister, named Rylan, who also works with us here at Goddard.
  •  Arianna

    Arianna

    Faculty Support
    Arianna joined our team in April 2024, bringing dedication, warmth, and endless patience to our toddler classroom. She delights in connecting with the children through humor and creative art activities. Outside of work, she likes spending time with her family's four dogs and pet fish. Fun fact: Arianna hails from Washington state!
  •  Allison

    Allison

    Faculty Support
    Ms. Ally joined our team in January 2024. She started taking child development courses in high school and college and has gained experience working with young children as a babysitter, nanny, and in a licensed childcare center for several years. Her favorite aspect of working with children is how rewarding it is to observe them grow and master new skills. We are delighted to have Ms. Ally assist in our preschool classrooms.
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