Our Teachers

Our teachers blend the highest education standards with nurturing care to help foster well-rounded child development.

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. 

  •  Tina & Pat

    Tina & Pat

    School Owners
    Tina and Pat are the onsite owners of The Goddard School located in Denville, NJ. Pat is a retired sergeant for Essex County Dept of Corrections, where he served for 25 years in this position. Tina has been with The Goddard School franchise since 2006. Before becoming one of the onsite owners, Tina was the educational director for The Goddard School in Flanders for 12 years. Tina has her Associates Degree in applied Science, BA in Early Childhood Education and Group Teacher Certification from the state of NJ. As owners, we take pride in providing a nurturing, safe and quality education for children. We invite your family to visit our school, meet our incredible staff and to learn more about our program.
  •  Sarah

    Sarah

    Center Director
    Ms. Sarah has been the Center Director of Denville since 2018. She is a mother of 2 beautiful daughters and lives in Denville. Ms. Sarah attended East Stroudsburg University where she earned her Bachelor's Degree and dual Teaching Certification in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. Prior coming to The Goddard School, she was the Center Director for another local preschool and also Center Director for Sylvan Learning. In her spare time she enjoys shopping and spending time on the soccer fields and basketball courts watching her girls play. She is CPR and First-Aid Certified.
  •  Brianne

    Brianne

    Supervisor of Education
    Ms. Brianne has been working at the Goddard School since April 2016. She is the Supervisor of Education. Ms. Brianne has her Child Development Associate Certification focusing on Preschool ages 3 to 5. She is CPR and First Aid certified. "You're off to great places, today is your day! Your mountain is waiting so...get on your way" - Dr. Seuss! Favorite children's book: Oh, the Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss.
  •  Ashley

    Ashley

    Infants- Lead Teacher
    Ms. Ashley has been a part of The Goddard Family since 2012. She is the Lead teacher of our Infant classroom. Ashley has a great passion for her students. Her class is always full of singing, laughter and happiness. Ashley is also CPR and First Aid certified. "Today only happens once...Make it amazing" - Unknown. Favorite children's book: The Magical Moonballs by Laura L. Seeley.
  •  Allison

    Allison

    Infants- Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Allison has been part of our Goddard School family since 2017. She is the Assistant Teacher in our Infant classroom. Ms. Allison has her Child Development Associate certification focusing in Infant and Toddler. She is CPR and First Aid certified. "Still I rise"- Maya Angelou. Favorite children's book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr/Eric Carle.
  •  Alysha

    Alysha

    Assistant Teacher- Infants
    Ms. Alysha joined our Goddard School in 2020. She is the Assistant Teacher in our Infant classroom. Ms. Alysha is planning on going to college for social work/child advocacy. She is CPR and First Aid certified. "You'll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut"- Dr. Seuss. Favorite children's book: Love You Forever by Robert Munsch.
  •  Ingrid

    Ingrid

    First Steps- Lead Teacher
    Ms. Ingrid has been part of our Goddard School family since 2014. She is the lead teacher in our First Steps classroom. Ms. Ingrid is very passionate about working with children and is currently pursuing her Child Development Associates Certificate focusing in Infants and Toddlers. She is CPR and First Aid certified. "Believe you can and you're halfway there" - Theodore Roosevelt. Favorite children's book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
  •  Nidia

    Nidia

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Nidia is our First Steps Assistant Teacher. She's been with us since 2024. Nidia enjoys reading books and singing songs. Her favorite color is blue and loves dogs. Nidia is CPR and First Aid trained. Children make your life important" by Erma Bombeck Favorite Children's Book: "Goodnight Moon" by Erma Bombeck
  •  Lily

    Lily

    Assistant Teacher-First Steps
    Ms. Lily is an Assistant Teacher in our Pre-Toddler classroom. She has many years experience in childcare. Ms. Lily is originally from Bulgaria. She enjoys dancing, singing, and playing the guitar. Ms. Lily is CPR and First Aid certified.
  •  Alejandra

    Alejandra

    Lead Teacher-Young Toddlers
    Alejandra joined the Goddard School in 2022. She is the Lead Teacher in our Toddlers classroom. Ms. Alejandra has her Bachelor's degree in Marine Biology. Alejandra is CPR and First Aid certified. "Everything happens for a reason" Anon. Ms. Alejandra's favorite children's book is The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle.
  •  Isabella

    Isabella

    Assistant Teacher-Young Toddlers
    Isabella joined The Goddard School in 2024. She is our assistant teacher for our young Toddler classroom. Before coming to Goddard Isabella worked at another childcare center where she worked with all different age groups. Favorite Children's Book: " The Cat In The Hat" by Dr. Seuss.
  •  Stefanie

    Stefanie

    Lead Teacher Older Toddlers
    Ms. Stefanie rejoined our Goddard family in 2023. She is our Lead Teacher in our Get Set classroom. Ms. Stefanie went to County College of Morris where she earned her Associates degree in Science with a major in Early Childhood Education.
  •  Victoria

    Victoria

    Assistant Teacher - Older Toddlers
    Ms. Victoria joined the Goddard School in 2024. She is the Assistant Teacher in our Get Set classroom. Ms. Victoria is a certified behavior technician for children with Autism. She plans on going back to school to finish her degree in Speech Pathology in the never further. She enjoys spending time outside and reading. "The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away form you". B.B. Kind Favorite children's book: " Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss
  •  Emily

    Emily

    Pre-school 1-Lead Teacher
    Ms. Emily joined our Goddard family in 2023. She is the Lead Teacher in our Preschool 1 classroom. Ms. Emily attended centenary University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Film. She enjoys reading and hanging out with her friends.
  •  Melissa

    Melissa

    Pre-School 2- Lead Teacher
    Ms. Melissa has been part of our Goddard School family since 2018. She is our Lead Teacher in our Preschool room. Ms. Melissa attended William Patterson University and obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology. Ms. Melissa is CPR and first aid certified. "Being happy never goes out of style"-Lily Pulitzer. Favorite children's book: The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister.
  •  Cindy

    Cindy

    Pre-school 2- Assistant teacher
    Ms. Cindy has been part of our Goddard School family since 2012. She has experience in our Get Set room and is currently our Preschool 2 Assistant Teacher. Ms. Cindy holds her Child Development Associates Certificate (CDA) specializing in Preschool ages 3 to 5. She is CPR and first aid certified. "Fame is a vapor, popularity on accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing edures..and that is character"- Horace Greeley. Favorite Children's book: The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle.
  •  Mahua

    Mahua

    Pre- K 2-Lead Teacher
    Ms. Mahua joined our team in 2020. Mahua is a Pre-K teacher. Mahua has a Bachelor's Degree in Science from Calcutta University in India. She is First Aid and CPR certified. "Never stop learning; For when we stop learning, we stop growing"-Unknown. Favorite children's book" Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss.
  •  Jacqueline

    Jacqueline

    Pre-K 1 Lead Teacher
    Ms. Jackie started with us 2024. She is the lead teacher in our Pre-K 1 class. Jackie is currently attending Berkely College for her Masters degree. She has many years experience working with children of all ages. Before coming to Goddard she owned her own small daycare center for many years. " You're off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So.... Get on your way!" Favorite Children's Book: Oh, the Places You by Dr. Seuss
  •  Laura

    Laura

    Pre-K 1-Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Laura has been a part of our Goddard family since 2023.She graduated from William Paterson University with a BA in Liberal Studies. Before coming to Goddard she worked as a paraprofessional for 12 years. She has lots of experience working with children and enjoys every minute of it. "You're Braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem, and Smarter than you think". Walt Disney.
  •  Danielle

    Danielle

    School Resource Teacher
    Ms. Danielle joined the Goddard School in 2020. She is the Assistant Teacher in our Toddler classroom. Ms. Danielle took Early Childhood Education classes at County College of Morris. In her spare time she loves listening to country music, watching scary movies, and spending lots of time with her family. "If you can dream it, you can do it" - Walt Disney. Favorite children's book: "Rainbow Fish" by Marcus Pfister
  •  Zoe

    Zoe

    Resource Teacher
    Zoe joined The Goddard School family in 2024. She is our after school floater. She enjoys cooking and baking when she has free time. Favorite Children's Book : "Chrysanthemum" by Kevin Henkes
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