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 Samantha

    Ms Samantha

    Samantha is the owner of The Goddard Schools in Derry and Nashua NH. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire in Durham and a Master’s degree in Business from Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts. She is also a Goddard parent; her older son attended the Nashua School for several years before she became a school owner herself. Now, her youngest son attends our school. “I love The Goddard School and the peace of mind that I had when my son attended. It's not just a child care or a 'day care', it's a safe and nurturing preschool for educating all young children. I enjoy sharing those great experiences with the families in Nashua!”
  •  Heidi


    Heidi is the Director of the Goddard School in Nashua,N.H. Heidi received her B.A. in Elementary Education and her Masters in Education Curriculum and Instruction from Rivier College. Heidi has been a part of the Nashua Goddard School since 2005. She has taken on many different roles over the years including Associate as well as Lead Teacher for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten, Assistant Director and now Director. These experiences, as well as public and private school experiences, allow for Heidi to mentor and guide her staff to exceptional success.
  • Ms Alexa

    Ms Alexa

    Assistant Director
    Ms. Alexa is our Assistant Director graduated from NHTI with her Early Childhood degree, with 10 years of experience. After falling in love with her Kindergarten teacher’s dedication and fun love of learning, Ms. Alexa chose to pursue a profession in Early Childhood Education. She hopes to provide a safe learning environment and bring that same love for learning into each child’s day. She loves to create inviting environments for the children. Before Goddard she worked for a Head Start program. Ms. Alexa helps mentor and guide teachers with our curriculum program. She loves to rock climb, camp, and bike with her daughter and son. She also loves to craft and create cricut designs.
  • Ms Rachel

    Ms Rachel

    Lead Infant Teacher
    Ms. Rachel earned her degree from Nashua Community College and has been working with children for over 7 years. She chose to enter Early Childhood because she was previously an assistant dance teacher, working with toddlers. Ms. Rachel wanted to help children in a more focusing on their development. Her favorite age group to work with is the infants. She loves watching a young infant hit their development milestones for the first time. Ms. Rachel is our Lead Infant teacher. Outside of work, Ms. Rachel enjoys spending time with her family and friends. In the winter she likes to ice skate and ski. During the Summer months she likes to go for boat rides, swim, and go camping!
  • Ms Alicia

    Ms Alicia

    Lead Young Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Alicia received her qualifications from Colby-Sawyer College and Middlesex Community College and has 10+ years’ experience working with children. She chose early childhood as her profession because she has always loved playing teacher as a kid and wanted to share her experiences with other children. Alicia has always had a passion for teaching and is a part of our Young Toddler teaching team. Ms. Alicia’s favorite thing about teaching is the “Ah Ha” moment she sees when children finally accomplish a goal or task. Whether it is about the children or about herself. She loves being able to shape the minds of the future generation of doctors, leaders, scientists, and more. Outside of school, Alicia loves to cook, bake, go hiking, watch movies, waitress at her second job and spend time with her family and close friends. She has also found a new love of cricuting fun décor for the classroom.
  •  Jana


    Lead Infant Teacher
    Ms. Jana is a part of our infant teaching team. She has been working with children for 5 years in the field and was a stay-at-home mom, prior to joining Goddard. She received her degree from Antelope Valley College, Nashua Community College and AV School of Nursing in California! In the past Jana has worked as a preschool teacher, helped tutored kids in High School and she has four children of her own! Jana chose the Early Education field because she feels that it is so inspiring and rewarding to work with children. She loves seeing all of the infant’s developmental process and growth in their first year of life. Outside of work she loves to explore new places with her children!
  • Ms Danielle

    Ms Danielle

    Lead Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Dani completed courses from Middlesex Community College and has 10+ years’ experience working with children. She loves to teach young children and chose early childhood education as a profession to inspire their creative minds. Ms. Dani is our Lead Toddler, Get Set Teacher. She works with older two years old's, preparing them to transition to preschool. Ms. Dani’s favorite aspect about teaching is being able to watch the children grow while under her care. She loves to encourage and engage the children to learn new things and meet the goals set out for them. Outside of school, Dani loves to go to the beach, spend time with her family, and hang out with her friends.
  • Ms Ashley

    Ms Ashley

    Lead Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Ashley is currently enrolled in Early Childhood Education courses at Nashua Community College, previously attended Rivier University, and has 5 years’ experience working with children. Ashley has always loved working with children, but her love of working with younger ages has persuaded her to an Early Childhood Education profession. Ms. Ashley is a part of our toddler teaching team! Ms. Ashley’s favorite thing about teaching is being able to see when children hit their personal milestones and show pride in the actions they complete. Outside of school, Ashely loves to read and write. She also likes to go out with friends but finds joy in relaxing.
  •  Jazmine


    Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Jazmine is currently attending New Hampshire Technical Institute, working towards her early education degree. She has had 4 years of experiences working with children and coaching a cheerleading team. Ms. Jazmine loves seeing children learn new things and hit their milestones. She chose the early childhood field to make a difference in children’s lives. Ms. Jazmine is one of co-teachers for the Toddler 2 classroom. Aside from working, she loves shopping and going to the movies and taking care of her puppies!
  •  Cassie


    Preschool Teacher
    Ms. Cassie received her qualifications from the Nashoba Valley Technical School and has a total of 8 years’ experience working with children. She chose Early Childhood Education as a profession because she loves being with children. Cassie is dedicated to providing the children with a safe learning environment. Ms. Cassie has helped in infants, toddlers, preschool and Pre- Kindergarten but currently is a part of our preschool teaching team. Ms. Cassie’s favorite thing about teaching is watching the children grow developmentally. She finds teaching to be rewarding when she can see the joy the children have for learning. Outside of school, Cassie likes to draw, play guitar, and play board games.
  •  Patricia


    Lead Prekindergarten
    Ms. Patty received her teaching degree from Fitchburg State University and Bunkerhill Community College. She has been working with families and children for 42 amazing years! In the past, Ms. Patty has worked with infants, toddlers, preschool, PreK, and Kindergarten programs. She was a director in WI and worked in a High School program with Pregnant teens. Ms. Patty loves seeing their smiles when they accomplish a new goal they had been working on. Ms. Patty loves teaching! Within in her free time she teaches hunter education, hunting deer, ducks, and geese. She also has a crafting room where she enjoys using her cricut to create all kinds of crafts. Ms. Patty loves spending time with her family and friends and taking her chocolate lab, Dasher on walks!

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