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. 

  •  Marla

    Marla

    Owner of The Goddard School
    My name is Marla Brunk and I am the proud owner of The Goddard School located in Manchester, Missouri. My background is in business. I have a dual BSBA in Marketing / Logistics from University of Missouri - Columbia and an MBA from SIUE. I was first a parent of three children enrolled in a Goddard School and fell in love with Goddard's philosophy, standards, curriculum, and warm family environment. Now I have the opportunity to share this same experience with your family. I am always available to parents and children for questions, hugs, or whatever you need.
  •  Zoe

    Zoe

    Director
    Zoe has been with the Goddard School since 2017. Zoe graduated with a BSBA degree in International Business, with a minor in Spanish. Zoe has been working with children for over 6 years. Fun Facts: Zoe has been with the Goddard School in some way since she was an infant. In her free time, Zoe loves to take hikes with her puppy, George. Personal Quote: "I chose to work in education because I love helping kids find things they love to do and use them to find their way in the world".
  •  Hope

    Hope

    Director
    Hi, my name is Hope and I am a School Director of The Goddard School, and my speciality is school enrollment. I have a Bachelor Degree in Music Education from Webster University. I started my journey at The Goddard School in 2017 as a lead teacher in the toddler classroom. In my spare time, I love to watch TV and hang out with my husband and daughters. I am certified in Safe Sleep, First Aid/CPR, Medication Authorization, and Severe Allergy.
  •  Treasa

    Treasa

    Director
    Hi! My name is Treasa and I am a School Director. I have been with The Goddard School since 2015, beginning as a Lead Teacher and working my way into the Director role. I attended the Dublin Institute of Technology to obtain my Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education. I love to read, watch movies, and spend time with my family in my spare time. I am certified in Safe Sleep, First Aid/CPR, Medication Authorization, and Severe Allergy.
  •  McKenna

    McKenna

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. McKenna is a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School. Ms. McKenna has been with The Goddard School since 2019. Ms. McKenna attended South Tech and earned an Associate in Early Childhood. She also has 3 years of experience working with children in a childcare setting. Ms. McKenna is also CPR, First Aid, and Infant Safe Sleep certified. Fun Facts: In her spare time, Ms. McKenna enjoys swimming and hanging out with friends and family. Personal Quote: "I chose to work in education because I love seeing each child grow into their own unique person."
  •  Sophia

    Sophia

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Sophia is a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School. Ms. Sophia has been with The Goddard School since 2020. Ms. Sophia is currently pursuing a degree in Elementary Education from St. Louis Community College-Meramec and has been working with children for 5+ years. Ms. Sophia is CPR, First Aid, and Infant Safe Sleep certified. Fun Facts: Ms. Sophia loves hiking with her dog and taking road trips with family/friends to explore new places. Personal Quote: "I chose to work in education because I love teaching and I love to see students get excited about learning!"
  •  Jennifer

    Jennifer

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Jennifer is a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School and has been with The Goddard School since 2017. Ms. Jennifer graduated from Principia College with a Bachelor's degree in English with a minor in Education. Ms. Jennifer also has 30+ years of experience working with children. Ms. Jennifer is CPR, First Aid, and Infant Safe Sleep certified. Fun Facts: Ms. Jennifer has 2 children who she home schooled until Kindergarten. In her spare time she enjoys scrap-booking and she once traveled the country with her parents for 1 year. Personal Quote: "I Chose to work at Goddard because I want to be part of their high quality care and education of young children."
  •  Rasha

    Rasha

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Rasha is a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School. Ms. Rasha has been with The Goddard School since 2017. Ms. Rasha has earned a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology and has been working with children for 5+ years. Ms. Rasha is also certified in CPR, First Aid, and Infant Safe Sleep. Fun Facts: Ms. Rasha is married with two sons. In her free time, she enjoys going for walks and eating chocolate. Personal quote: "I chose to work in education because I just love being with children and watching them grow."
  •  Lindsay

    Lindsay

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Lindsay has been with The Goddard School since 2022. Ms. Lindsay is currently pursuing her CDA and has been working with children for over 20 years. Ms. Lindsay is also CPR, First Aid, and Infant Safe Sleep certified. Fun facts: In her free time, Ms. Lindsay enjoys hanging out with her family & friends, spending quality time with her 3 children, and being outdoors. Personal quote: "My favorite part of working with children is to watch them grow, learn new things, and seeing them smile each day."
  •  Emily

    Emily

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Emma has been with The Goddard School since 2023. Ms. Emma obtained her BA in Dance Education from Western KY University, and she is currently working on her CDA. Ms. Emma has been working with children for almost 10 years now, and she is also CPR, First Aid, and Infant Safe Sleep certified. Fun Facts: Ms. Emma is married to a US Navy Veteran, and they have two little boys (Carter and William). Personal quote: "Seeing the joy on children's faces when I've taught them something, and finally grasping new ideas makes this job very rewarding. I look forward to coming in to work every morning, and I love seeing my class' happy smiles every day!".
  •  Norshell

    Norshell

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Norii has been with The Goddard School since 2023. Ms. Norii is currently enrolled in college and she began working with children in 2018. Ms. Norii is also CPR, First Aid, and Infant Safe Sleep certified. Fun facts: Ms. Norii enjoys travelling with her son, and gaining new experiences and adventures together. Personal quote: "I believe all children are special in their own unique way. No matter how many children you come across and teach, they all tend to leave a special mark in my heart."
  •  Jackie

    Jackie

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Jackie is a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School. Ms. Jackie started her journey with The Goddard School in 2016 and returned in 2022. Ms. Jackie has 8+ years of experience working with children and just completed at Occupational Therapy Program in 2020. She is CPR, First Aid, & Safe Sleep certified. Fun facts: In her free time Ms. Jackie enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, doing arts and crafts, and playing with her dogs. Personal quote: I chose a career in education because teaching is the most rewarding line of work; watching and aiding children achieve their goals by playing, growing, and learning, is truly amazing.
  •  Colleen

    Colleen

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Colleen is a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School. Ms. Colleen has been with The Goddard School since 2010. Ms. Colleen graduated from Stevens Institute of Business and Art with a Bachelor's degree in Interior Design and has her degree in nursing. Colleen also has 10 years of experience working with children and is also CPR, First Aid, and Infant Safe Sleep certified. Fun Facts: Ms. Colleen is engaged to her fiancee Mike and has 1 son named Brexton and 1 daughter named Mallory as well as 2 dogs. In her free time Colleen enjoys traveling, watching movies, and exploring Pintrest. Personal Quote: Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning.
  •  Dominique

    Dominique

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Dominique is a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School and she has been with The Goddard School since 2019. Ms. Dominique is currently pursuing her teaching degree at St. Louis Community College and has been working with children since 2015. Ms. Dominique is also CPR, First Aid, and Infant Safe Sleep certified. Fun facts: In her free time Ms. Dominique enjoys hanging out with her friends and family and cooking with her mom. Personal quote: "To make a difference in someone's life you don't have to be beautiful, rich, or perfect. You just have to care." I love working with children because my goal is to try to make a difference in their lives by being there when they need it.
  •  Emily

    Emily

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Emily is a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School. She has been with The Goddard School since 2022. Ms. Emily has earned her Associates degree from STLCC and is currently seeking a degree from Lindenwood in Early Childcare with a minor in Business. She has been working with children for 4+ years. Ms. Emily is also CPR, First Aid, and Infant Safe Sleep certified. Fun Facts: Ms. Emily enjoys painting, spending time outdoors, and being with her family and pets. Personal quote: "I love being able to watch the children learn to be to be the best they can be."
  •  Jeff

    Jeff

    Assistant Teacher
    Mr. Jeff has been with The Goddard School since 2022. Mr. Jeff has an Associate Degree from Meramec Community College, and he has 12 years of experience working with children. He is also CPR, First Aid, and Infant Safe Sleep certified. Fun Facts: Mr. Jeff has been married for over 20 years, has 3 sons, and he loves to be outdoors. Personal quote: "My favorite part of working with children is to see them get excited after they learn something."
  •  Melissa

    Melissa

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Melissa is a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School and has been with The Goddard School since 2010. Ms. Melissa graduated from Meramec Community College with her Teaching Certificate of Proficiency and has 25+ years of experience working in childcare. Ms. Melissa is also CPR, First Aid, and Infant Safe Sleep certified. Fun Facts: In her spare time, Ms. Melissa enjoys reading, swimming, shopping, and spending time with her family. Personal Quote: "I chose to work in the field of education because each child's smiling face warms my heart."
  •  May

    May

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. May is an Assistant Teacher at The. Goddard School. Ms. May has been with The Goddard School since 2022. Ms. May has a degree in Business and has been working with children for 12+ years. Ms. May is also CPR, First Aid, and Infant Safe Sleep certified. Fun Facts: Ms. May enjoys reading, doing art, and spending time with her family during her free time. Personal quote: "I love working with children because they motivate me to be a better person and they represent the future."
  •  Nicole

    Nicole

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Nicole is a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School and has been a teacher at The Goddard School since 2019. Ms. Nicole graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and has earned her Missouri Teaching Certificate. Ms. Nicole is also CPR, First Aid, and Infant Safe Sleep Certified. Fun Facts: In her free time, Ms. Nicole enjoys going to concerts and spending time with her husband, son, and dogs! Personal Quote: "I chose to work in education because children are my passion. Watching them learn and grow brings me so much joy!"
  •  Katie

    Katie

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Katie has been with The Goddard School as a Lead Teacher since 2023. Ms. Katie has a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education from UMSL, and she has over 10 years of experience in preschool. Fun Facts: In her free time, Ms. Katie loves to spend time with her kiddos, Connor and Lily. She also enjoys hiking, camping and knitting. Personal Quote: "I love watching kids when they have that lightbulb moment when learning a new skill. It makes my day every time".
  •  Claudia

    Claudia

    Floating Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Claudia is one of our Floating Assistant Teachers. Ms. Claudia has been with The Goddard School since 2021. Ms. Claudia has a degree in Business Administration and has been working with children for 3+ years. Ms. Claudia is also CPR, First Aid, and Infant Safe Sleep certified. Fun Facts: Ms. Claudia enjoys running, cooking, traveling, concerts, family gatherings, and outdoor activities during her free time. Personal quote: "I find working with children very fun. I like to see them reach their potential and see their progress while learning."
  •  Holly

    Holly

    Floating Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Holly is one of our floating teachers who also teaches our school age children during the summer. She has been with The Goddard School since 2016. Ms. Holly has her degree in Elementary Education and has been working with children for 9+ years. She is CPR, First Aid, and Safe Sleep Certified. Fun Facts: Ms. Holly enjoys enriching her life with plants and is currently spending time studying ASL and Spanish. Personal Quote: "My favorite part of being an educator is making meaningful connections with students and giving them the tools they need to make connections with others."
  •  Jayla

    Jayla

    Floating Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Jayla is one of our Floating Assistant Teachers. She has been with The Goddard School since 2021. Ms. Jayla is currently seeking a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Maryville University. She has been working with children for 7+ years. Ms. Jayla is also CPR, First Aid, and Infant Safe Sleep certified. Fun Facts: Ms. Jayla has been a cheerleader for 12 years, she enjoys doing crafts and spending time with her friends and family during her free time. Personal quote: "I chose to work in education because I love helping children grow and learn!"
  •  Jessica

    Jessica

    Floating Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Jess is one of our Floating Assistant Teachers. Ms. Jess has been with The Goddard School since 2019. Ms. Jess has a degree in Special Education from Quincy University and has been working with children for 20+ years. She is also CPR, First Aid, and Infant Safe Sleep certified. Fun Facts: Ms. Jess has been married for 18 years and has two sons. She also has a French Bulldog named Bailey. She enjoys reading, crafting, painting, and spending time with her family. Personal quote: "I love making a difference in a young persons life."
  •  Katie

    Katie

    Floating Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Katie is one of our Floating Assistant Teachers and has been with The Goddard School since 2018. Ms. Katie has a degree in Elementary and Special Education. Ms. Katie is also CPR, First Aid, and Infant Safe Sleep Certified. Fun Facts: In her free time, Ms. Katie loves to play with her three year old and dog! She also enjoys traveling and gardening. Personal Quote: "I love to watch children learn and grow. I like to help them discover who they are!"
  •  Carolyn

    Carolyn

    Floating assistant teacher
    Ms. Carolyn is a Floating Assistant Teacher. Carolyn has worked at The Goddard School since 2023. In her free time Carolyn likes to read, watch movies, and spend time with her family.
  •  Julia

    Julia

    Floating Assistant Teacher
    Julia is an Assistant Teacher and has been with us since 2022. Julia attended Lindenwood University and is currently seeking her EMT certification through Mineral Area College. In her free time, Julia likes running, cross country, hanging out with her friends, and shopping. She has also gone sky diving! Personal quote: "My favorite part of working with children is getting to watch them reach developmental goals and know I played a role in helping them get there."
  •  Savana

    Savana

    Floating Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Savana is an Assistant Teacher as The Goddard School and has been with us since 2022. She is currently seeking a Bachelors in Psychology at Maryville University. In her free time, Savana likes to work out, read books, and spend time with friends and family. Personal quote: "I chose to work in education to play a positive role in children's lives, childhood is so important in development. My Favorite part of working with children is watching them grow and seeing them hit milestones because every child is so unique."
  •  Suzie

    Suzie

    Floating assistant teacher
    Ms. Suzie is an Assistant Teacher at The Goddard School and has been with us since 2022. She has a Bachelors in Health Education from Purdue University. In her free time, Suzie likes to spend time with her family, walking, going to the gym, biking, and golf. Personal quote: "I loved being a stay at home mom to my girls but once they left for college I was very excited to work with children and see them grow and develop!"
  •  Scarlet

    Scarlet

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Scarlet is a Lead Teacher at The Goddard School and has been with us since 2023. She has worked with children for over 10 years in many different age groups. In her free time, Scarlet likes to read, play video games, and spend time with her two kids. Personal quote: "Every day a child learns something new, I learn something too!"
  •  Erin

    Erin

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Erin is an Assistant Teacher and has been with The Goddard School since 2023. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Kansas. In her free time, Ms. Erin likes to dance, create art, garden, pilates, and spending time with her kids! Personal quote: "I love watching kids personalities shine an watching them grow and learn!"
  •  Carlie

    Carlie

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Carlie is a Lead Teacher and has been with The Goddard School since 2023. Carlie has a Bachelors in Psychology with an emphasis in child and adolescent development. In her free time, Carlie likes hiking, thrifting, singing, and hanging out with friends and family. Personal quote: "I love working with littles because it not only keeps my imagination alive but I get the opportunity to make an impact and shape young minds!"
  •  Colin

    Colin

    Floating Assistant Teacher
    Mr. Colin is an Assistant Teacher at The Goddard School and has been with us since 2022. Colin is currently seeking a degree in Environmental Science. In his free time, Colin likes to play lacrosse, golf, and watch football. Personal Quote: "I chose to work with kids because I like seeing them grow up and become great kids!"
  •  Corrie

    Corrie

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Corrie is an Assistant Teacher at The Goddard School and has been with us since 2024. She has her Bachelors in English Literature and Political Science. She also has a Masters in Public Policy. In her free time, Corrie likes baking, watching her son's activities, family time, and vacations. Personal quote: "Children are a beautiful glimpse of the people they will grow to be."
  •  Holley

    Holley

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Holley has worked at The Goddard School since 2023 and has over 10 years experience in working with kids. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Elementary Education. In her free time, Holley likes to spend time with family, and watch her kids play hockey and dance. Personal quote: "Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today"- Malcom X
  •  Joey

    Joey

    Floating Assistant Teacher
    Mr. Joey is an Assistant Teacher and has been with The Goddard School since 2023. He transferred from Missouri State to Ranken to pursue a degree in HVAC. In his free time, Joey likes to play volleyball, play video games, and go to the gym. Personal quote: "I chose to work in education because I enjoy working with children and seeing their different personalities."
  •  Jennifer

    Jennifer

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Jenny is an Assistant Teacher and has been with The Goddard School since 2024. She has a degree in Elementary Education from Murray State University. In her free time, Jenny likes to play guitar and piano, and reading. Personal quote: "I love watching children grow and meet milestones and seeing that "lightbulb" moment."
  •  Makayla

    Makayla

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Makayla is an Assistant Teacher at The Goddard School and has been with us since 2023. She is currently seeking a degree in Elementary Education. In her free time, Makayla likes hanging out with friends and family, shopping, and cooking. Personal quote: "I love seeing children grow into the adults they are going to become."
  •  Mekayla

    Mekayla

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Mekayla is an Assistant Teacher at The Goddard School and has been with us since 2023. Mekayla has a BAS in Business Administration from Fontbonne University. In her free time, Mekayla likes to go on nature walks, read, write, listening to music, and shopping. Personal quote: "Everyday is a new adventure. When working with children, you never know what to expect!"
  •  Ny'Reile

    Ny'Reile

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Ny is an Assistant Teacher at The Goddard School and has been with us since 2023. She is currently seeking a CDA in Child Development. In her free time, Ny likes to make lipgloss, doing makeup, and being creative. Personal quote: "Seeing the kids grow and learn new things is my favorite thing about working with children!"
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