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. 

  •  Amy


    Onsite Owner/Executive Director
    Amy is our onsite owner and has been with The Goddard Schools since 2006. Prior to opening the Fairfield school, she was the Educational Director with The Goddard School located in Wayne, NJ for 7 years. Prior to working with The Goddard School, she was an administrator for another preschool for several years. Overall Amy has been in early childhood education administration since 2000. Amy has her degree in Elementary Education from Rowan University and is an NJ State Certified Teacher. Amy is a mother of six children, ranging from five years old to early 20s. She is always accessible and loves being a resource to our families in the areas of early childhood education and parenting. Ms. Amy is also a huge Disney fan in addition to being an avid runner in her spare time. She has run several half marathons and two marathons with the NYC Marathon being the most recent in 2021!
  •  Nina


    Director Of Curriculum
    Ms. Nina joined our team in 2022 as our Director of Curriculum with over 16 years of experience working within Early Childhood Education. Ms. Nina has proven her ability time and time again as she grew from an assistant director to a lead teacher to an assistant director before joining our team as director. She possesses a vast knowledge of the development of children and of ways to foster their development. She was chosen as South Carolina's Teacher of The Year in 2018. She possesses her Early Childhood Development Credential.
  •  Renee


    Director of School Operations
    Ms. Renee joined our team in 2019 with 10 years of experience working with children on The Preschool/Pre-K level. She joined our team as an assistant teacher before earning a promotion to a Lead Preschool Teacher in early 2020. For the 2020-2021 school year she was our Kindergarten teacher and in 2021-2022 she was our Lead Pre K II teacher before moving into the role of Director of School Operations in July of 2022. Ms. Renee is finalizing her Bachelor's Degree in English from William Paterson University. With William Paterson she completed many education courses including completing a practicum. She is a mom to one son. Ms. Renee is CPR/First Aid certified as well as trained in Medication Administration and Allergy Readiness. Ms. Renee was voted by our school's parents as the 2020-2021 Teacher of The Year.
  •  Stacie


    Educational Director
    Ms. Stacie is our Educational Director and has her Bachelor of The Arts degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education & Art from Saint Elizabeth University. She possesses four State of NJ Teaching Certificates: Elementary, P3, K-5, and Art K-8. Along with her tremendous educational background, she has prior experience as an Early Childhood Assistant Director and extensive managerial experience. Prior to becoming our Education Director, Stacie has been part of our Goddard School Family since 2015 as a parent. Stacie resides here in Fairfield with her three daughters and her husband!
  •  Brandon


    Lead Pre K I Teacher & Assistant Director
    Mr. Brandon is our Lead Pre-Kindergarten I Teacher but is our school's Assistant Director in the afternoons. Mr. Brandon joined our team in 2018 and was an assistant teacher before being promoted to Lead Pre-K Kindergarten I Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year. He was promoted to Assistant Director in June 2022 in addition to continuing his dedication to our Pre-K I Classroom. Prior to The Goddard School, Mr. Brandon was an after-school theatre teacher and camp counselor. Mr. Brandon holds his Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential! In addition, Mr. Brandon is CPR and First Aid certified. Mr. Brandon is also trained in Diversity & Multiculturalism as well as Child Care Center Management. Mr. Brandon was voted by our school's parents as the 2019 Teacher of The Year!
  •  Aneli


    Preschool II Lead Teacher
    Ms. Neli joined our team in 2019 with over 3 years of experience working with children within the New York Department of Education where she was a Group Leader and Activity Specialist. Prior to being our Lead Preschool II teacher, she was our Assistant Pre-Kindergarten I Teacher and our Virtual Learning Teacher during the 2020-2021 School Year. She is CPR and First Aid certified by the Red Cross. Ms. Neli is also certified on Foundations in Health and Safety by the Early Childhood Education and Training Program and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. When she is not at school, she enjoys spending time with her cat and her dog. Ms. Neli was voted our 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year!
  •  Ashley


    Lead Toddler II Teacher
    Ms. Ashley is our Lead Toddler II Teacher. Prior to joining our team, Ashley had experience guiding and motivating children as a gymnastics coach for 3 years. While working as a gymnastics coach she worked with children as young as 2 years of age. Currently she is an Early Childhood Education major at Passaic County Community College. She has a strong passion for working with young children. Her favorite thing about working with kids is watching them learn and grow every day. She loves being able to impact their lives in such a special way and to experience all their accomplishments. Her favorite children's book is "The Very Hungry Caterpillar".
  •  Colleen


    Lead Toddler I Teacher
    Ms. Colleen has been with our school since 2014 and is a graduate of The County College of Morris with an Associate Degree in Psychology and Teacher Education. She also earned her BA from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Psychology where she had a lot of child-related coursework. Ms. Colleen is also CPR and First Aid certified. Ms. Colleen has been teaching children since 2011 and has been dedicated to our toddlers since she first joined our team 8 years ago. In her free time, Colleen enjoys riding four-wheelers! Ms. Colleen was voted by our families as our 2016-2017 Teacher of The Year.
  •  Glorisel


    Lead Preschool I Teacher
    Ms. Glory joined our team originally back in 2016, but returned to our faculty in 2021 as a Lead Preschool I Teacher! Ms. Glory graduated from Passaic County Community College in 2015 with an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. She recently completed her Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Management. In addition, Ms. Glory possesses her Child Development Associate Credential. Ms. Glory has a bubbly and energetic personality in the classroom while she has working with children for the last 11 years.
  •  Hannah


    Lead Pre K II Teacher
    Ms. Hannah joined our team in 2021 with previous experience as a volunteer in a Kindergarten classroom in a local school as well as a caregiver. Ms. Hannah attended Essex County College where she majored in Math and Education. Ms. Hannah is CPR and First Aid Certified. Ms. Hannah's goal is to one day graduate from culinary school and to specialize in pasta and bread making! When she is not at school, she enjoys helping to run her family's brick oven pizza business!
  •  Joneen


    Lead First Steps Teacher
    Ms. Jo has been working with children for over 11 years. She started her career as a Head Teacher and Program Supervisor in 2011. She joined our team in 2018 as an Assistant Infant Teacher before being promoted to Lead First Step Teacher in 2019. Since then she has been carrying out amazing hands on learning with our 11-18 month old children. Ms. Jo is CPR & First Aid trained, as well as Safe Sleep Certified & Medication Administration Certified. She has completed many continuing educational courses to ensure she is providing her children the very best care & education!
  •  Kaylee


    Lead Get Set Teacher
    Ms. Kaylee is our Lead Get-Set Teacher. She joined our school in 2019 with 4 previous years of experience working with children from ages 2-4. In addition to her teaching experience, Kaylee has also worked at All Care Rehabilitation. She has also recently graduated from Montclair State University with her degree in Family Studies! Ms. Kaylee is known for her positive energy and creativity in the classroom!
  •  Paula


    Lead Preschool I Teacher
    Ms. Paula joined our team in 2018 with 16 years of previous experience as a teacher assistant and an office assistant with another school. Ms. Paula is CPR & First Aid certified, Safe Sleep Training, and as well Medication Administration Certified. Ms. Paula has also completed several continuing education courses to further her professional development.
  •  Shaniqua


    Lead Infant Teacher
    Ms. Shaniqua is our Lead Infant Teacher. Ms. Shaniqua joined our team in 2016 and is the mother of two boys. Ms. Shaniqua has been dedicated to our school and our littlest learners for the past 6 years! She attended Passaic County Technical Institute where she did major in Early Childhood Development. Prior to joining our team, she provided in-home care to many children under the age of 5. Ms. Shaniqua is CPR and First Aid certified, as well as Safe Sleep trained.
  •  Amy


    Assistant Infant Teacher
    Ms. Amy joined our team with over 20 years of experience working with children! She has previous center experience, but also experience working with special needs children doing ABA therapy. Ms. Amy also is an avid volunteer with a local animal shelter for which she is now a manager. Amy is a married mother of two who loves to travel with her family.
  •  Damien


    Assistant Preschool II Teacher
    Mr. Damien joined our faculty in 2019 in a supportive role with our Pre Kindergarten classes and school-age campers in our summer program. Damien currently works with our Preschool II students year-round. Damien was an honors student at a local high school before moving onto Montclair State College to earn his Bachelors's Degree. Mr. Damien had previous experience as a summer camp counselor in a town recreation program for two years.
  •  Gretchen


    Assistant Pre K I Teacher
    Ms. Gretchen is the loving mother of four children. Ms. Gretchen has spent time in various customer service industries, preparing her to work with various types of families. Ms. Gretchen made the switch to early childhood education for a more emotionally rewarding career! Ms. Gretchen is a huge believer in hands-on teaching and learning. Ms. Gretchen is strong in helping children solve their problems using their words. Ms. Gretchen has six cats and a dog named Daisy! Ms. Gretchen is CPR & First Aid Trained.
  •  Laura D

    Laura D

    Teacher Assistant
    Ms. Laura has a Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Child Studies from Montclair State University. Ms. Laura joined our team with extensive past experience as an assistant teacher which she knows will serve her well here at The Goddard School. Ms. Laura’s interests include spending time with family, reading, Broadway musicals, the Yankees, and anything Disney related.
  •  Laura L

    Laura L

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Laura joined our Toddler II teaching team in 2022 with prior experience as an assistant teacher and nursing assistant. Ms. Laura is also a mother to a little girl. She also recently started her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education! Ms. Laura is CPR & First Aid Trained.
  •  Marie


    All School Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Marie has been with our school since we opened in 2013. Marie now has nearly 30 years of experience working with infants and toddlers. She was employed by a corporate child care center for 15 years prior to 2013, where she attended many workshops on early childhood education.
  •  Michelle


    Assistant Get Set Teacher
    Ms. Michelle joined our team in 2021 with an associates degree from Passaic County Community College in Early Childhood Education. She also has her Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts from William Paterson University. Ms. Michelle's favorite color is purple and her favorite book is "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs" by Judi Barrett.
  •  Nick


    Assistant Preschool II Teacher
    Mr. Nick joined our team with previous experience as a summer camp counselor. Mr. Nick currently attends William Patterson University, where he is majoring in Sports Management. Mr. Nick assisted in our older classrooms during our 2021 summer camp program and in our Pre-Kindergarten classrooms year-round.
  •  Brenda


    All School Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Brenda is one of our All School Assistant Teachers. Ms. Brenda joined our team with previous teaching assistant experience at a child care center in Central New Jersey. Ms. Brenda did attend Rowan University and majored in Criminal Justice. Ms. Brenda is always willing to help out wherever she may be needed, including covering teacher prep times.
  •  Christina


    All School Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Christina is one our All School Assistant Teachers, helping out wherever needed. She joined our team with two years of experience as an Assistant Teacher, as well as experience as a camp counselor at a local day camp. Ms. Christina is planning on attending Southern New Hampshire University in the fall!
  •  Daniella


    All School Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Daniella joined our team with previous experience as a teaching intern at a local school. She is currently attending Montclair State University, majoring in Early Education! Ms. Daniella helps in various roles across our school, but you will often find her assisting in our Pre-Kindergarten II classroom in the afternoons and evenings. Ms. Daniella looks forward to engaging with your students.
  •  Hayley


    All School Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Hayley currently attends Centenary University and is studying English and Creative Writing. Ms. Hayley assists our school in a multitude of ways, including designing our foyer window display each month. In her free time, she reads, writes, and focuses on other artistic outlets. Her favorite children's book is "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle. Ms. Hayley loves to sing songs during circle time with the children. Ms. Hayley also loves animals, especially her cat, dog, and guinea pig!
  •  Misty


    All School Assistant Teacher
    Misty joined our team with extensive experience in early childhood education. Misty attended Passaic County Technical Vocational Schools in the Child Development Program. Misty also was a Preschool Teacher Assistant teacher for three years in the Center for Family Resources Head Start program. She also volunteered as a mentor for children with special needs. Finally, Ms. Misty achieved the SkillsUSA Early Childhood Education State Gold Medal in 2020. Ms. Misty is currently working on completing her CDA Credential. Ms. Misty helps out with all age groups, but primarily in our Preschool and Pre-K aged programs.
  •  Nadia


    All School Assistant
    Ms. Nadia joined our team with previous experience as an assistant ballet teacher, as well as a junior instructor at a local Jr. Police Academy. Ms. Nadia can read, write, and speak Korean fluently. She is a psychology major at Southern New Hampshire University. Her favorite children's song is Baby Shark! Ms. Nadia is CPR and First Aid trained.

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