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. 

  •  Sumara and Imran

    Sumara and Imran

    Owners
    Hello, we are extremely proud to be the onsite owners of The Goddard School of Clinton and of Long Hill Twp. Our own children attended the Goddard School in Clinton, and we were so impressed with Goddard’s approach to early childhood education that we decided to open our own Goddard School in Long Hill Twp in 2019. Since then, we have been dedicated to providing local families with the same high-quality education and care that our own children received. We understand that each child is unique and has their own individual needs and strengths, and we work closely with our team of early childhood educators to create a personalized learning experience for each student. Above all, we are dedicated to creating a safe and nurturing environment where children can thrive and develop a lifelong love of learning. We believe that early childhood education is the foundation for a successful future, and we are committed to providing local families with the best possible start in life.
  • Miss Marissa

    Miss Marissa

    Director
    Marissa joined The Goddard School in Clinton as the assistant director in July 2017. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education in 2016 and has been working with children of all ages in both private and childcare settings since 2006. She has prior experience at other educational program facilities, as a preschool teacher and assistant director. In June 2022 she was promoted to the director position. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and watching movies.
  • Miss Dominique

    Miss Dominique

    Assistant Director
    Dominique joined The Goddard School team in 2014 and has experience working with children of all ages in a childcare setting since 1998. Dominique was the Lead Teacher in our Pre-K classroom and now works in the front office as the assistant director. She received her Child Development Associate (CDA) for Preschool/Pre-K and uses her knowledge to assist with training opportunities and the daily run of all classrooms.
  • Miss Shannon

    Miss Shannon

    Lead Pre-K Teacher
    Shannon is the Lead Teacher in the Pre-K room. She joined our faculty in December of 2016 and has been working with children since at least 2007. Shannon has experience working with children of all ages and was a middle school summer camp counselor, a substitute teacher in an elementary school, and a special education teacher before coming to The Goddard School. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in Special Education from the University of Delaware.
  • Miss Carlene

    Miss Carlene

    Assistant Toddler Teacher
    Carlene has been working at The Goddard School since our opening in 2013. She has been working with children ranging from infant through Pre-School for over 10 years. Since joining The Goddard School, Carlene has been working as an Assistant Teacher and is currently in our toddler classroom.
  • Miss Korina

    Miss Korina

    Lead Pre-K Teacher
    Korina joined The Goddard School team in September 2018 and is currently working in the Pre-Kindergarten classroom! She is currently enrolled in the CDA program, specializing in Preschool and Pre- Kindergarten. Korina has been working with children in various age groups since 2014.
  •  Samantha

    Samantha

    Lead Toddler Teacher
    Samantha is a lead teacher in our Preschool classroom. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Centenary University, along with her Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification. She also has two Associates Degrees from Raritan Valley Community College, both in Early Childhood Education. She has several years experience working with children from infants to kindergarten. Samantha enjoys attending concerts as well as going to hockey games and supporting her favorite team, the New Jersey Devils.
  • Ms Diana

    Ms Diana

    Lead Toddler Teacher
    Miss Diana joined the Clinton Goddard team in October 2022. She came to us with over 15 years of experience working with children and in a childcare setting. She has her CDA and has worked for Goddard since 2015. Most of her experience is with infants and toddlers and her favorite part of the day is morning meeting where the day gets started! She is a mom to a 6 year old boy and in her spare time she enjoys reading books and spending time with her family.
  • Miss Amy

    Miss Amy

    Assistant Pre-K Teacher
    Amy is currently the Assistant Teacher in the younger preschool classroom. Amy is working on her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Raritan Valley Community College. Amy joined our Goddard School team in 2015, and has been working with children since 2008. Amy has spent time teaching ages ranging from toddlers through kindergarten.
  •  Asante

    Asante

    Assistant Preschool Teacher
    Mr. Asante is an assistant teacher in the preschool classroom. Before working at the Clinton Goddard school, he was also an assistant teacher at the Somerville Goddard School. He graduated from North Hunterdon High school in 2016, and then attended Raritan Valley Community College. He has been working in childcare for about 4 years and before working at the Goddard School, he was a camp counselor at Camp Carr, the Hunterdon County YMCA and also did the after-school program there. Some of his interests/hobbies are playing basketball, watching football, going on hikes and enjoying nature, and reading and listening to music. He has two brothers and two sisters and he is the oldest sibling. His favorite teams are the New York Giants the New York Knicks, and he has one dog named Hershey.
  •  Despoina

    Despoina

    Teacher
    Miss Dessy has worked with children for over twelve years. She has taught swimming lessons, taught in a preschool program in high school, and has been a caregiver to children for several years. She has received her associates degree in education from Raritan Valley Community College and bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University in teaching preschool through third grade with honors. Her passion for teaching children started when she experienced how children learn and grow in the classroom. Dessy’s philosophy is that every child learns at their own pace and has unique abilities. In her spare time she likes to do arts and crafts, go on adventures, watch movies, and spend time with family and friends.
  • Miss Rachel

    Miss Rachel

    Assistant Teacher
    Rachel joined the Goddard School team in the Fall of 2017. Over the last 20 years, she has experienced working with children of various ages and abilities. From teaching as young as the infant age and up through kindergarten, working with and teaching children among the special needs community, counseling troubled teenagers living at Carrier Clinic, and coaching in sports camps. Rachel has earned an associates degree from Southern New Hampshire University as well as obtained multiple certifications. Currently, she is on the final stretch of completing her CDA and is already looking forward to what’s next in continuing her education.
  •  Brianna

    Brianna

    Assistant Teacher
    Brianna joined our Goddard team in January 2023. She has an associates degree in science and has hopes to get a bachelors degree in the future. She has worked with children for over 12 years as a volunteer rugby coach. She mostly works with the younger children, about 4 years old to 8 years old. Brianna enjoys working with children mostly because she loves being able to teach them new things each day and then watch them use the knowledge and skills on their own. In her spare time she likes going to Madison Square Garden to cheer on the NY Rangers and hanging out with her family.
  •  Amy

    Amy

    Assistant Teacher
    Amy began working at The Goddard School in January of 2023. She is taking this opportunity to start her career in Early Childhood Education and being able to be a part of children's learning journey. Guiding and connecting with them is such a great experience. In her spare time she loves hiking and exploring new places with her own family!
  •  Breanna

    Breanna

    Lead Teacher
    Ms.Breanna has been working with children for the past 6 years both privately and in a day care setting. She will be pursuing her CDA this year to further expand her knowledge. Some of her favorite activities with children include arts and crafts as well as outdoor play! She loves to spend time with children and watch them learn while putting a smile on their faces each day! In her spare time, she enjoys taking her dog Rookie for walks and spending time with her family.
  •  Pedrina

    Pedrina

    Assistant Teacher
    Pedrina has been part of the Goddard Clinton team since January 2023. She has been around younger children for a very long time, as all of her siblings are younger which sparked her interest in early childhood education. She loves spending time with her family and going hiking. Her favorite children's book series is Pete the Cat.
  •  Noha

    Noha

    Lead Teacher
    Noha joined out Goddard Clinton team in August of 2023 and has been working with children since 2013. She previously worked in the Flemington school district as an assistant teacher. Noha has her CDA in Preschool age and is currently working to get my early childhood associates degree. She has three boys, two in high school and a 5th grader, who keeps her busy with their sports and activities. She loves to read, cook, craft and travel.
  •  Alexandra

    Alexandra

    Assistant Teacher
    Alexandra joined the Goddard Clinton team in August 2023 and has been working with children since 2003. She previously worked at another Goddard School for 19 years. She loves working with children because she enjoys engaging with them and teaching them new things each day. In her spare time she loves spending time with her two children, baking and playing basketball. Her favorite children's book is The Kissing Hand.
  •  Chloe

    Chloe

    Assistant Teacher
    Chloe joined the Clinton Goddard team in August 2023 and has been working with children since 2018. She is currently working towards getting her degree in early childhood education. She loves working with young children, teaching them new things each day and strives to follow in her grandmother's footsteps who ran childcare services for many years. In her spare time she loves walking her dogs. Her favorite children's books are Goodnight Moon and Corduroy.
  •  Nicole

    Nicole

    Assistant Teacher
    Nicole joined the Goddard Clinton team since February 2023 and has been working with young children since 2017. Her brother being born in 2017 sparked her passion and interest in working with children as a career. She loves hiking, dirt biking, traveling and watching movies. Her favorite children's book series is Dr. Seuss.
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