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. 

  • Mr Jon

    Mr Jon

    Owner
    After owning separate successful businesses, Jon and his wife, Ami, moved to Raleigh in 2010 from Colorado with the intention of starting a family business together. This would also allow their two young children to be closer to their grandparents. Jon and Ami quickly realized a shortage of private, quality childhood education centers for their own children. They learned about Goddard and their opportunity to provide children the opportunity to grow through exploration and hands-on learning. They recognize the importance of a safe and nurturing learning environment. We are excited and proud to be a part of The Goddard School and the Raleigh Community and are committed to providing the highest quality preschool experience for children in the Triangle”
  • Ms Rachelle

    Ms Rachelle

    7-Point Level III Administrator
    Hi, I'm Ms. Rachelle, the Center Director on Ridge Rd. I have earned my BA in Child and Family Development with a Child Life Emphasis in 2003. I have also completed a Graduate Certificate in Early Intervention in 2014. My areas of research include evidence-based strategies, like Dialogic Reading, Advanced Milieu Teaching, and Shaping. I have eight years of clinical experience working in a laboratory preschool on a university campus, where I taught three- to five-year-old children in addition to doing research in the classrooms and mentoring early childhood education majors. Part of my time there was also spent helping to develop a STEAM- based curriculum. My personal strengths lie in science and math, but I am most passionate about staff and leadership development within the field. I look forward to pulling from my experience and passion to help develop our team and steer them toward success. I appreciate the opportunity to partner with you and make a positive impact in your life.
  • Ms Samaiya

    Ms Samaiya

    7-Point Level III Administrator
    Hi, I'm Ms. Samaiya, the Assistant Director on Ridge Rd. I have been working with children since 2007 and spent 9 years in the classroom as a Lead Teacher after graduating from the UNC-Greensboro in 2012. I am truly passionate about teaching and helping all children learn and grow. As Assistant Director I look forward to collaborating with teachers and families to foster the development of the children in our program each day and for years to come! I can't wait to meet you!
  • Ms Tonya

    Ms Tonya

    Lead Teacher--Africa
    Hi, I'm Ms. Tonya! I have worked with children since 1995. I have a Masters in Bible Training Studies and I am working towards my Early Childhood Education Degree. I chose Early Childhood Education because I have a deep love for children. I care about what they are going through and how they feel. I enjoy learning each child's individual personality so I can help them learn and grow. I can't wait to meet you!
  •  Gianni

    Gianni

    Lead Teacher--Africa
    Hi, I'm Ms. Gianni! I have earned an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice. I chose to become a teacher because I love watching children learn and grow as they grow older. My goals for the classroom are to encourage each child to reach their milestones.
  • Ms Alicia

    Ms Alicia

    7-Point Lead Teacher--Oceania
    Hi, I'm Ms. Alicia! I became a teacher because I want to make a difference in a child's life. Seeing that lightbulb go off when they have learned something new makes me so happy! My goals for the classroom are to bring joy to the children every day, and make sure they are having fun while learning! I can't wait to meet you!
  • Ms Jessica

    Ms Jessica

    Assistant Teacher--South America
    Hi, I'm Ms. Jessica! I have earned my NC Credentials. I became a Goddard Great in 2021 because I enjoy seeing how children learn! My goals for the classroom are to ensure each child receives the same learning opportunities, as well as ensuring they enjoy themselves! I can't wait to meet you!
  • Ms Zoe

    Ms Zoe

    Lead Teacher--North America
    Hi, I'm Ms. Zoe! I am originally from Blooming Grove, Texas. I earned my NC Credentials in 2022. I have been working with children since 2008, joining as a Goddard Great in 2018. I love to see children grow developmentally and succeed. When they succeed, I feel like I did as well. In the classroom my goal is to see them all grow and learn in a fun, loving environment.
  •  Skylar

    Skylar

    7-Point Lead Teacher--North America
    Hi, I'm Ms. Skylar! My hometown is Jacksonville, NC. I have earned my Associates degree. I have always loved working with children and find joy in seeing them learn about the world around them. I hope to create a structured, safe, and fun environment to help children grow. One of my favorite books is "Chrysanthemum" by Kevin Henkes.
  •  Tya

    Tya

    7-Point Lead Teacher--Europe
    Hi, I'm Tya! I have earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. I have been working in this field since 2017. I love nurturing children and doing my part to make the world a better place. My goals for the classroom are to create a healthy environment for positive child development; learn and have fun with children; and build trust with children and parents. My favorite children's books are "Rainbow Fish" and "The Very Hungry Caterpillar".
  • Ms Margaret

    Ms Margaret

    7-Point Lead Teacher--Europe
    Hi, I'm Ms. Margaret! I chose the Early Childhood field because I love working with children! I enjoy watching them grow and learn new things! My goal for the classroom is to provide a happy and safe environment where the children thrive as they continue to learn and grow, developing well rounded and respectful human beings. I can't wait to meet you!
  • Ms Jessica

    Ms Jessica

    Assistant Teacher--Europe
    Hi, I'm Ms. Jessica! I'm originally from right here in Raleigh, NC! I've wanted to be a teacher since I was a teenager, and my goal is to work my way up to being a lead teacher in a classroom! I earned my NC Credentials and started as a Goddard Great as a Resource Teacher, where now I am an Assistant Teacher. I continue to work toward my goals. I can't wait to meet you!
  • Ms Priscilla

    Ms Priscilla

    7-Point Lead Teacher--Arctic Ocean
    Hi, I'm Ms. Priscilla! I wanted to become a teacher to help develop children in a safe and nurturing environment, and also to make a positive impact on their lives. My goals for the classroom are to help the children be positive, eager to learn, and work together as team players. I can't wait to meet you!
  •  Maria

    Maria

    7-Point Lead Teacher--Atlantic Ocean
    Hi, I'm Maria! I have earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education. I have been working with children from a young age, with over 15 years of experience. Even as a child, I pretended everything was a baby. My goals for the classroom are to create an environment where all children feel welcome and loved. Also, an environment where all children love to learn and grow.
  • Mr William

    Mr William

    7-Point Lead Teacher--Southern Ocean
    Hi, I'm Mr. Will! I have earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from NCSU. I have been a Goddard Great since 2020. I became a teacher because I want to help children grow and learn! My goals for the classroom are to have an individual relationship with each child and have a positive impact on their lives! I can't wait to meet you!
  • Ms Stephanie

    Ms Stephanie

    7-Point Lead Teacher--Southern Ocean
    Hi, I'm Ms. Stephanie! I have earned a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. I chose to become a teacher because I've had a passion for teaching since I was a young child! My goal for the classroom is to make learning fun, exciting, and engaging for the students! I can't wait to meet you!
  • Ms Rachael

    Ms Rachael

    Lead Teacher--Pacific Ocean
    Hi, I'm Ms. Rachael! I love making a difference in young children’s lives. My compassion, patience and nurturing abilities are required skills that help a child blossom into their own unique personality. I love to give a child the security of a safe place to learn, explore and grow. Teaching has always been my passion. My goals for the classroom are to help the children blossom from learning and exploring, through hands on activities within their environment and building social skills with others. I love teaching and take what I have learned from being a mother of 4 and a grandmother of 1 and apply it to my class. I can't wait to meet you!
  •  Monse

    Monse

    Resource Teacher--Africa & Oceania
    Hi, I'm Monsé! I am currently attending college with interest in Kinesiology. I gained experience with children through my mom's in-home childcare. I joined as a Goddard Great to gain experience with a program that values education while I can focus on mine too. My goal for the classroom is create a learning environment that is fun for everyone!
  •  Charlie

    Charlie

    Resource Teacher--South America & Kitchen
    Hi, I'm Charlie! I am in college working toward a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering. I am on a Gaming Team through the college. I joined as a Goddard Great to gain experience at a program that values education. My goals are to support teachers to keep a fun and safe environment for the children. One of my favorite children's stories is "One Fish, Two Fish."
  •  Leah

    Leah

    Resource Teacher
    Hi, I am Leah! I am currently enrolled at NCSU to earn a degree in Accounting. I have experience working with children as a substitute for WCPSS; as a tennis coach; and through babysitting. I became a Goddard Great to help children learn and smile each day! I want to be supportive to teachers while serving as a fun role model for children too! One of my favorite children's books is "Rosie Revere, Engineer"!
  •  Abrianna

    Abrianna

    Resource Teacher--Africa
    Hi, I'm Mae! I am a freshman at Meredith College working toward a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Before joining as a Goddard Great, I served as an assistant teacher at a child development center near Manteo, NC. As a teacher, my goal is to approach the way I teach others in a way that includes all different learning styles and techniques to make sure each child is getting the most of their education. I was fortunate to experience an approach such as this.
  •  Kayla

    Kayla

    Resource Teacher--Southern & Pacific Ocean
    Hi, I'm Kayla! I have earned an Associate's Degree and am working toward my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at UNC-Charlotte. I enjoy working with children. They are full of life and I am happy knowing I play a role in who they are and will become. My goals are to provide a safe classroom with a positive learning environment where kindness and growth are a priority.
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