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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. 

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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. 

  •  Mehul

    Mehul

    Owner
    Mehul is the proud owner of The Goddard School® located in Durham. Mehul, his wife Kruti and their son have been Triangle residents since 2001. Mehul runs the school with integrity, sincerity and a genuine concern for the children under his care. His goal is to provide a strong foundation for our children, and is thrilled to be a part of the Durham community. Mehul has a Master’s degree in Computer Science and worked as a senior software developer for more than 12 years. He welcomes you to the School, and thanks you for being a member of the Goddard family!
  • Mrs Laura

    Mrs Laura

    Director
    Ms. Laura is excited and proud to be the Educational Director of The Goddard School located in Durham! She graduated with an Elementary Education degree from Wheaton College in Illinois with a minor in Mathematics. She worked as a middle school Math and Science teacher before starting her career in the Early Childhood field as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher and administrator. After relocating to North Carolina in 2007, she went back to school to obtain her North Carolina Early Childhood Credentials 1 and 2 along with her Level 3 Administrative Credentials. Laura is passionate about providing an early childhood environment where children and their families are comfortable and safe, as well as receive a quality early education. Laura is dedicated to providing this to each child and family attending The Goddard School!
  • Ms Angela

    Ms Angela

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Angie works in the Kicking Kangaroo, Infant classroom and has been a part of our family since we opened in 2010! She is originally from Cynthiana, Kentucky. She is passionate about spoiling each baby in the Kicking Kangaroo classroom. She has over 20 years experience working with children in their early childhood years and holds her North Carolina Early Childhood Credentials and Professional Nanny Certificate. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her four children, traveling, and trying new foods.
  • Mrs Audrey

    Mrs Audrey

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Audrey works in the Friendly Frog, Preschool 1 classroom and has been working at The Goddard School located in Durham, NC since 2019. She graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Development. She was an educational nanny for 7 years when she decided that she wanted to change her career to work as a teacher in an Early Childhood Center. She loves seeing children learn and explore the world around them.
  • Ms Brandyn

    Ms Brandyn

    Lead Teacher
    Toddler - Eager Elephants Ms. Brandyn is from Durham, NC, and has always been fascinated with young children for as long as she can remember! She started working with children in 2010 in both church and family settings. She has taken classes in Early Childhood Education at North Carolina Central University and is aspiring to complete her degree in Early Childhood Education at North Carolina Central University very soon. Ms. Brandyn has an awesome son named Caleb who is the light of her life, and a big motivator for her. In her downtime, she enjoys reading, playing with her son, and eating good food. She wants to be able to bring joy and happiness to young children, and is greatly looking forward to be able to provide a nurturing environment for all of the families here at The Goddard School. In her free time, Ms. Brandyn enjoys volunteering her doula services to expectant mothers and families in the community.
  •  Brianna

    Brianna

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Brianna works in the Kind Koala, First Step classroom and is originally from Richmond, VA and moved to Durham, NC in 2014 to pursue a degree in Child Development and Family Relations from North Carolina Central University. Ms. Brianna has experience with children from 6 weeks to 10 years of age. She became a teacher because she wants to impact the lives of children in a positive way. In her free time, Ms. Brianna enjoys spending time with her daughter, reading, watching movies, and babysitting.
  • Ms Ebonie

    Ms Ebonie

    Lead Teacher
    Young Toddler - Playful Pandas Ms. Ebonie is originally from Williamston, NC and is currently pursing her Degree in Early Childhood Education from Durham Technical Community College. She joined The Goddard School in 2020 because she enjoys teaching and learning from the students. Ms. Ebonie also loves reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.
  •  Hua

    Hua

    Lead Teacher
    Hi, my name is Hua Liu. I have been working in the early childhood area since 2012. I have a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and 15 credit hours in ECE related courses. I have a passion to work with children and I love to see them grow daily.
  •  Samantha

    Samantha

    Lead Teacher
    Hi, my name is Samantha Rawlings. I an a recent college graduate. I have 2 years of experience working in licensed childcare. I believe all children are born eager to learn. I look forward to bringing my skills and knowledge to The Goddard School.
  •  Siama

    Siama

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Siama Wicks but I'm also known as Ms. SiSi. I am very excited to be working with you and your children. I am originally from the Ivory Coast and I have 2 children. I hold an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education.
  • Ms Valencia

    Ms Valencia

    Lead Teacher
    Pre-Kindergarten 1 - Brave Bears Ms. Valencia is originally from Brandywine, Maryland; she moved to Durham in 2009 to attend North Carolina Central University. She has a Bachelors Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, with a concentration in Child Development and Family Relations. She has been working with children for several years in a public school environment, and loves the fun and rewarding experiences she has with all of her Goddard children and families. She is always excited to see the children advance throughout the school, and she looks forward to the many opportunities she will have to contribute to their growth.
  • Ms Alasia

    Ms Alasia

    Assistant Teacher
    Toddlers - Elephants Ms. Alasia is from Willow Spring, NC and is currently pursuing her degree from North Carolina Central University. She joined The Goddard School in 2020 because she enjoys learning alongside children. She also loves being able to watch the students develop and grow.
  •  Kiara

    Kiara

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Kiara works in the Mighty Moose, Preschool 2 classroom and is originally from Danville, VA. She has experience with Preschoolers and Infants and is continuing her education to learn more about Early Childhood Education at Durham Technical Community College. She loves traveling, singing, and spending time with her family.
  • Ms Tymberlyn

    Ms Tymberlyn

    Resource
    Being new to the workforce, I plan to learn all I can about young children. I enjoy watching them and how they learn and play. I am still undecided as to my future, but excited to be here at The Goddard School!

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