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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. 

Ms Barbra

Ms Barbra

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

Director
Ms. Amber helps out all over the school! She 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 Leala

Ms Leala

Assistant Director
Ms. Leala is our Teaching Support Specialist and Curriculum Coordinator. Ms. Leala holds her master’s degree in Education, English Language Learning from Moreland University along with 8 years of experience in early childhood. She loves working with children because of their curiosity and loves to watch them grow!
Ms Nikki

Ms Nikki

Assistant Director
Ms. Nikki is our Assistant Director of Operations. She began her career at The Goddard School as Lead Teacher in Infants and later in Preschool. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Elementary Education from Western Governors University. She 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 Adele

Ms Adele

Lead Teacher
Ms. Adele is one of our amazing resource teachers. She came to Goddard 2019 with over 15 years of teaching experience. Ms. Adele has a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and her multiple subject teaching credential from California. Not only is she fluent in Spanish, but she also is a certified yoga instructor. Ms. Adele enjoys working with children because of their uninhibited joy of discovery.
Ms Ashley

Ms Ashley

Lead Teacher
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 is currently working on her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education through Western Carolina University. She loves working with children to see the light bulb moments when things they are learning start to connect.
 Bailey

Bailey

Lead Teacher
Ms. Bailey is our Assistant Teacher in the Precious Pigs Classroom. She has her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte and has two years of experience with young children. She loves working with children because it is so rewarding to help them to learn new things and grow as people
Ms Crystal

Ms Crystal

Lead Teacher
Ms. Crystal is one of our Lead Teachers in the Darling Ducks class. She has been at Goddard since 2018 and she is currently finishing her education with Liberty University. Ms. Crystal has worked with children of all ages, from infancy to Pre-K and has enjoyed her time with all of them. She brings so much fun to the classroom and loves watching children master a new skill!
Ms Katharine

Ms Katharine

Lead Teacher
Ms. Katharine is our Lead Teacher in the Little Lambs classroom. She has been at Goddard since 2018. Ms. Katharine has 8+ years of early childhood experience and her Early Childhood Credentials in North Carolina and Massachusetts. She enjoys spending her spare time outside with her daughter. Ms. Katharine loves watching children learn and grow day by day and finds it to be a rewarding experience.
Ms Pazao

Ms Pazao

Lead Teacher
Ms. Pazao is our Lead in teacher in our Chipper Chicks Classroom, which is our Older Infant/Young Toddler Classroom. She has a bachelors degree in Child Development from Appalachian State University. She loves teaching because she loves when her students are excited about new things and meeting their developmental milestones!
Ms Sarah

Ms Sarah

Lead Teacher
Ms. Sarah is our Lead Teacher in the Bouncing Bunnies 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 she is currently working toward her Birth-Kindergarten Teaching License at Catawba College. She loves working with children and seeing them learn and grow!
Ms Sharon

Ms Sharon

Lead Teacher
Ms. Sharon is our Lead Teacher in our Tiny Turtles classroom. She has been with Goddard since 2011 and has been teaching young children for over 30 years! She has her North Carolina Early Childhood Credentials, SIDS, and BSAC certifications. Her focus has always been with the 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 Thusnee

Ms Thusnee

Lead Teacher
Ms. Thusnee, also known as Ms. Taz, is the Co-Lead Teacher in the Tiny Turtles classroom. She has her bachelor’s degree in Child Development 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 reaction of the child when they make the connection to what they are learning!
Ms Leah

Ms Leah

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Leah is the Group Leader in our 21st Century Leader Club and she has been with us since 2018. Ms. Leah loves her afterschool students and prides herself on providing fun experiences for them after they finish their school day. She is a mother of 3 and she has the warmth and outgoing spirit that fills the classroom. When she is not at school you can find her with her family at the ball field making memories!
Ms Morgan

Ms Morgan

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Morgan is our jack of all trades! She not only prepares snack and lunches in the kitchen, but she also helps in the office whenever necessary. When she is not at work helping the whole team, you’ll find her spending time with her daughter, Mila. She loves working with children because she loves to watch them learn new things and grow as individuals!
Ms Tori

Ms Tori

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Tori is a Co-Lead Teacher in the Galloping Goats classroom. She has been at Goddard since 2016. Tori has her NC Early Childhood Credentials and 4+ years’ 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

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