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.


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 Barbra

    Ms Barbra

    On-Site Owner
    Barbra Bryan – Franchise Owner After a long and successful career as a Sales & Marketing Executive and a business Leader at Fortune 200 Corporations, Barbra left the Corporate world to pursue her passion – Building a successful Early learning place where children could learn and grow in an enriched, loving environment that prepares them to be the best they can be in school and in life. She and her husband Gordon bought the Mooresville Goddard School in the spring of 2008 and began building her dream. Barbra is also involved in her community as she strives improve educational access for all students. Barbra earned her BA in Business Administration at Queens University in Charlotte and her MBA at Wake Forest University.
  • Ms Amber

    Ms Amber

    Education Director
    Ms. Amber is our Education Director, she has been with us at the Goddard School for over 3 years and has a Bachelor's Degree in History from Appalachian State University. Ms. Amber enjoys working with children because they constantly bring a smile to her face and she loves the feeling of making a difference to them, no matter how small.
  • Ms Nikki

    Ms Nikki

    Operations Director
    Ms. Nikki is our Operations Director. She began her career at The Goddard School as Lead Teacher in Infants and continued later in Preschool. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Educational Studies from Western Governors University and has been a part of the team since 2019. She enjoys watching children develop and grow and being a part of that process brings her joy!
  • Ms Crystal

    Ms Crystal

    Assistant Director
    Ms. Crystal is our Assistant Director and has been at Goddard since 2019. She started her journey at Goddard briefly working with 2-year-olds and then moving to our 4-year-old classroom where she was the lead teacher for 3 years. Crystal was promoted to Assitant Director in November of 2022. In May of 2022, Crystal graduated from Liberty University with her degree in Developmental Psychology. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, also from Liberty University. We are thrilled to have Ms. Crystal join our Administrative team. Her experience as a teacher and her education will be an asset.
  • Ms Sharon

    Ms Sharon

    Tiny Turtles
    Ms. Sharon is our Lead Teacher in our Tiny Turtles classroom. She has been with Goddard since 2011 and has taught young children for over 30 years! She has her North Carolina Early Childhood Credentials, SIDS, and BSAC certifications. Her focus has always been with younger children- infants and young toddlers being her specialty. She creates a fun and interactive environment for her infants who love to learn and play with Ms. Sharon!
  • Ms Jenilee

    Ms Jenilee

    Chipper Chicks
    Ms. Jenilee is our lead teacher in the Chipper Chicks classroom and has been at the Goddard School since 2020. She is currently pursuing her Associate in Early Childhood Education at Mitchell Community College. Jenilee believes that each child has their own gifts to share and make the classroom grow.
  • Ms Katherine

    Ms Katherine

    Tiny Turtles
    Ms. Katherine is one of our amazing Support Teachers. Ms. Katherine is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in Business Administration in Computer Skills. She believes that “not every child learns the same as the next. Knowing a child’s strengths and weaknesses are important to help encourage learning and confidence.
  • Ms Tina

    Ms Tina

    Chipper Chicks
    Ms. Tina is one of the Lead Teachers in the Chipper Chicks Classroom. Ms. Tina is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Tina wants each child to know that they are valued and their thoughts matter and are confident in their learning and capabilities. She always wants her class to be a happy and safe place to learn and grow.
  • Ms Thusnee

    Ms Thusnee

    Little Lambs
    Ms. Thusnee, also known as Ms. Taz, is the Little Lambs Lead Teacher. She has her bachelor’s degree in Child Development from Fresno State University. She comes to us all the way from California and has taught preschool for 5 years. Some of her favorite classroom moments include seeing the child's reaction when they make the connection to what they are learning!
  • Ms Alyssa

    Ms Alyssa

    Little Lambs
    Ms. Alyssa is the Assistant Teacher in the Little Lambs classroom. Ms. Alyssa grew up in Hickory and moved to Mooresville when she was 16 years old. She is the middle child of two sisters. During High School and in her spare time she loves to play softball. Working with children brings her great joy and she believes that every child should feel loved and safe.
  • Ms Sandra

    Ms Sandra

    Bouncing Bunnies
    Ms. Sandra is originally from Mexico and moved to the United States at the age of 13. She has her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Mitchell Community College. Ms.Sandra believes that a classroom should be a safe and loving place where children feel free to express their emotions and their social and academic development is supported.
  • Ms Pazao

    Ms Pazao

    Galloping Goats
    Ms. Pazao is the Co-Lead teacher in our preschool classroom, Galloping Goats. She has a bachelors degree in Child Development from Appalachian State University. Ms. Pazao has three years of experience in the Early Childhood field and believes that "every child is capable, competent, and an explorer. Her job as an educator is to encourage and facilitate learning and to be excited about learning.
  • Ms Nakia

    Ms Nakia

    Galloping Goats
    Ms. Nakia is one of our lead Teachers in the Galloping Goats classroom. She comes to us with a Bachelors's in Sociology from UNCC and 4+ years of childcare experience. She hopes to make a difference in all her students' lives and provide them with a welcoming environment where they can learn and grow.
  • Ms Ashley

    Ms Ashley

    Frisky Frogs
    Ms. Ashley is our Lead Teacher in the Frisky Frogs class. She has been at Goddard since 2018 and has been teaching since 2015. Ms. Ashley has her Associate Degree from Central Piedmont Community College and a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Western Carolina University. She loves working with children to see the light bulb moments when things they are learning start to connect.
  • Ms Tori

    Ms Tori

    Frisky Frogs
    Ms. Tori is the Assistant Teacher in the Frisky Frogs classroom. She has been at Goddard since 2016. Tori has her NC Early Childhood Credentials and over 5 years of experience working with young children. Ms. Tori loves teaching because she can feel the positive impact she has on each of the children every day
  • Ms Shelby

    Ms Shelby

    Darling Ducks
    Ms. Shelby has been at the Mooresville Goddard School since May 2023. Ms. Shelby retired in 2019 after 30 years as a teacher and principal. Ms. Shelby retired in August 2019 from the school district and began to work in the field of Early Childhood as a floater, teacher, and Education Director. Ms. Shelby believes in advancing strong educational programs and enabling educational excellence. She strives to motivate students with meaningful engagement.
  • Ms Katie

    Ms Katie

    Farmers in the Dell
    Ms. Katie is one of our Lead Teachers in our Farmer's classroom. She recently relocated from Massachusetts and has a Bachelor's in Elementary Education from Framingham University. She has been teaching for over 3 years, and prior to working at Goddard she worked with as a Special Needs Teacher for children who had experienced trauma. She is passionate about watching children grow and loves to watch how their minds expand.
  • Ms Sarah

    Ms Sarah

    Farmers in the Dell
    Ms. Sarah is one of our Lead Teachers in the Farmers in the Dell classroom. She has been with Goddard since 2017 and has 5+ years of experience with children. Ms. Sarah has her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UNC- Charlotte and her Birth to Kindergarten Degree and Teaching License from Catawba College. She loves working with children and seeing them learn and grow!
  • Ms Leah

    Ms Leah

    Ms. Leah is our Nutritionist and she has been with us since 2018. In her role, Ms. Leah manages the snack menu selections, and procurement of food and paper products, and organizes and distributes lunchtime meals and morning and afternoon healthy snacks. She is a mother of 3 and she has the warmth and outgoing spirit that fills whatever classroom she helps in. When she is not at school you can find her with her family at the ball field making memories!
  • Ms Katherine

    Ms Katherine

    Support Teacher
    Since 2017 Ms. Katherine has worked as an After-school and Summer Camp Counselor. She has been at the Goddard School since August 2023 and is one of our amazing Support Teachers. Katherine believes "each child is unique and entitled to their own learning style. It is crucial to approach teaching with an open mind."
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