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. 

  •   Toni Ann

    Toni Ann

    Owner
    Toni Ann Eckerson - Hello! I am the proud owner of The Goddard School® located in Forked River New Jersey! I am an on-site owner who gives 110% to all of our children, parents and faculty. We strive for excellence in early childhood development and want to provide only the best in terms of health and safety and curriculum. I have over 25 years of experience as a teacher, director and owner in Early Childhood Education. My degree is in Psychology with a Minor in Musical Theater and I also have three children of my own, who are all Goddard Graduates!
  • Mrs Brittany

    Mrs Brittany

    Director
    Miss Brittany- As the Director of The Goddard School in Forked River, I will be able to utilize my passion for Early Childhood Education! I hold a degree in Elementary Education/Special Education and most recently worked in a special education private school! My experience with young children is also extensive; in the past I worked as a Preschool teacher for 8years. My daughters also currently attend The Goddard School! I am excited to help both parents and children!
  •  Angela

    Angela

    Assistant Director
    I'm excited to be working at Goddard! I've worked with children since 2018 using ABA to teach positive behavior. I went to Georgian Court University and graduated with a degree in Psychology. I am also a mommy to a Goddard student!
  • Ms Judy

    Ms Judy

    Pre-K
    My name is Miss Judy, I am the lead teacher in the PreK classroom here at the Goddard School! I have many years experience in childcare and I have my CDA accreditation! I have a daughter and son of my own (both Goddard students). I absolutely love the children in my class! I am very passionate about teaching and love what I do! I have been with Goddard since 2016!
  • Miss Heather

    Miss Heather

    Lead teacher
    My name is Heather and I love the outdoors! Kids are my safe place so I want to make them feel safe. I've had the opportunity once before this to work with children and am so excited to continue. I am the Lead in the Infant classroom with my CDA accreditation.
  •  Katelynn

    Katelynn

    Preschool Teacher
    Hi! My name is Miss Katelynn. I love my students and enjoy working with them. I love working at the Goddard School. I always wanted to work with children, and I am going to school to acquire my CDA. Miss Katelynn is also our 2023 Teacher of the Year!
  •  Maria

    Maria

    First Steps Assistant
    I graduated from Ocean County College and have a lot of experience working with children. I graduated from Kean University with my degree in Special Education and General Education K-6 and 6-8 with a focus in History. I love working with children.
  •  Anthony

    Anthony

    Summer Staff/Part-time Aide
    I'm hard working and a good team player. I am going to LTHS, and take part in a majority of honors classes such as STEM, AP World History and English. I also enjoy baseball on the Varsity level and I am a part of a travel team. These roles express my levels of leadership in and out of the classroom. I am excited to work here. In the Fall, I will be attending HFU for Computer Science! My future goals are in Engineering.
  • Mrs Carol

    Mrs Carol

    Floater
    Carol M. - Carol is a floating assistant teacher here at The Goddard School. She has experience working in the health field for 20 years, before coming to our school in 2006 to begin her next journey; she has now been here for 17 years and counting! She enjoys caring for and working with children and is a valuable part of our team!
  •  Kim

    Kim

    Teacher Assistant
    Hello, I am Miss Kim. I worked for the Red Bank school system for over 9 years in the Pre- K setting. I love all children and want every child to feel wanted and loved everyday. My goal is for every student to be excited to come to school.
  •  Michelle

    Michelle

    Part Time Assistant
    I am a cafeteria worker at the Lacey Township High School. I love working with children. I have babysat for many years and I am a mother of three children.
  •  Sandy

    Sandy

    Toddler
    Hello! My name is Sandy and I love working with children! I have 2 nieces and 4 nephews. I love helping children learn and grow. I'm also a real estate agent at Weichert in LBI. Some of my hobbies are playing lacrosse, going to the beach, and going on family trips. I have been here since 2020!
  • Mrs Lisa

    Mrs Lisa

    floater
    Miss Lisa considers herself outgoing, fun, loving and honest. Prior, she has worked for the school district for 12 years and is excited to be part of the Goddard team since 2018!
  •  Lenore

    Lenore

    Sub
    I am a retired Special Education Preschool teacher. I worked in the public school system for 32 years and enjoy working with all children. My grandchildren attend Goddard.
  •  Jane

    Jane

    Preschool Assistant
    Hello, my name is Jane and I have experience working as an aide for 10 years in an Elementary School. I love children so much. I love sports and animals. I am looking forward to getting to know all of your children. Miss Jane has been with us since 2020.
  •  Grace

    Grace

    Part-time Aide
    I am a Lacey High School student! As a member of field hockey and softball, I enjoy the team environment! In free time I spend time with friends and family. Enjoying nature is also a pastime!
  •  Leslie

    Leslie

    Aftercare Teacher
    Hello, I am Leslie! I have worked with children of all ages since I was sixteen years old. I love to work with children. In my free time I like to read and do arts and crafts. I also work at the Lacey Middle School as a teacher aide!
  •  Nicolette

    Nicolette

    Assistant Teacher - Infant
    Hello my name is Nicolette! I went to OCC for general studies and did a semester at Berkley schools. I also have experience working at other centers in the infant classroom. I am looking forward to my Goddard journey.
  •  Alyssa

    Alyssa

    Sub
    My name is Alyssa. I am in college to become an elementary school teacher. I also have my cosmetology license and love cheer. I also love fall.
  •  Emily

    Emily

    Sub
    Hi my name is Emily and I am super excited to work here! I've been working with children since 2020 and it's definitely the best choice I've ever made. I love being around children and watching them grow and learn.
  • Mrs Lillian

    Mrs Lillian

    Lead Toddler Teacher
    Hi my name is Lillian, my friends call me Lilly. I come from a big family. I love children very much. I have worked at another early childhood center and worked with the toddler age group. I graduated with my degree in nursing and decided not to work in that field. I love working with children and seeing their different personalities. I am currently enrolled for my CDA accreditation.
  •  Teresa

    Teresa

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, my name is Teresa! I graduated from Cairn University and completed a degree in Criminal Justice. I played soccer in college. I am also a coach for children. I look forward to working here!
  •  Christa

    Christa

    Aftercare Assistant
    Hi, my name is Miss Christa. I have experience working in Pre-K classrooms with 3-4 year olds. I enjoy the curiosity and excitement of young children. I have two children of my own who are now teenagers.
  •  Deanna

    Deanna

    Sub
    Hello, my name is Deanna! I am so excited to work at the Goddard School. I look forward to working with the little ones and continuing to learn and grow.
  • Ms Ashley

    Ms Ashley

    Sub /part time assistant/Summer Camp
    Miss Ashley is a part-time teachers assistant at The Goddard School in Forked River! She is a former Goddard School Graduate! She attends Clemson University studying Architechture. Her creativity and love for the arts, makes her a great addition to our staff. The children love her! She has been with us since 2019!
  •  Gianna

    Gianna

    Get Set Teacher
    Hi! My name is Gianna, Gigi for short. I go to Rowan University studying Elementary Education to become a teacher! I love watching little ones grow and being involved in that process!
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