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. 

  •  Nicole

    Nicole

    Owner
    Nicole Harrison is the On-Site Owner of The Goddard School of West Orange and of Livingston. As a mother of 4 children, she has always understood the importance of early childhood education. Nicole has a Bachelor's Degree in Public Health as well as a teaching degree in Physical Education and Health. She has many years of experience working in business prior to her teaching path. Nicole and her team are committed to providing the highest quality preschool experience for the children in the community. Our unique nurturing approach will give your child the opportunity to develop into a joyful, confident learner who is prepared for success in school and in life.
  •  Victoria

    Victoria

    Director
    Early childhood education has always been a true passion of mine. I have my BA in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in early childhood education from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. I’ve been with the Goddard School of West Orange since the day they opened their doors in 2019. I started as a Lead teacher in our young toddler classroom before becoming our education coordinator. It has been a wonderful experience getting to know all our students and their amazing families. I take pride in connecting with every student to make sure they not only feel heard, but so I can help our teachers provide the best atmosphere for learning. I feel fortunate to be a part of the process of helping them grow socially, emotionally, and educationally. With two young children, myself and my husband understand the importance of finding a high-quality center that is nurturing, loving, safe and positive as well as providing the best overall education.
  •  Eunlarseia

    Eunlarseia

    Assistant Director
    My name is Larseia. I've been with Goddard since 2021 and I have my Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education and Childcare Management. I have been working in the childcare setting for over 10 years now and come from a family full of educators. I started as a teacher in our West Orange location and have now been with Goddard for 3 years. I love what I do especially when seeing a child's reaction when they learn something new that they can be excited about. The best feeling is entering a school or classroom and having children run over with smiles to give you hugs. I love being someone that not only the children can come to, but faculty as well. I am the person that teachers and parents call over when their kids are having a rough morning and need a little extra help at drop-off and getting into their classrooms. I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Teiasia

    Teiasia

    Office Assistant
    Hi, my name is Ms. T! I am excited to be joining the Livingston team as the office assistant. I have been working in childcare for 10 years. I have my associate degree in education. My favorite children's book is The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. The best part of being in a school is all of the hugs you give out and receive! I love to laugh and giggle, and I try to make others in my presence do the same. My long-term goal is to open my own business. I believe that I can make a positive impact by leading by example and continuously giving positive feedback! I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Bethany

    Bethany

    Lead Teacher- Infants Room 1
    Hi, my name is Bethany Lopez and I have been working professionally with children for 10 years. I started in the Goddard West Orange location in 2020 where I lead the infant room for two years before transitioning to Livingston's infant room when they opened their doors in 2022. I am continuing my education at William Paterson University; pursuing my degree in psychology with a minor in chemistry. My favorite part of teaching is creating a home away from home for all of my students; we are a family here! I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Amy

    Amy

    Assistant Teacher- INFANTS ROOM 1
    Hi, my name is Ms. Amy! I've been in childcare for 13 years. My favorite children's book is "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein. I absolutely LOVE babies so I'm excited to start my journey here in the infants classroom! In my free time, I love cooking and baking with my grandchildren. I love being supportive to my fellow teachers and being a team player. I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Nancy

    Nancy

    Assistant Teacher- INFANTS ROOM 1
    Hi, my name is Nancy! I am studying English at Essex Community College. I am just beginning my journey in childcare but it's been amazing so far. My favorite children's book is "Because I had a Teacher" by Kobi Yamada. I love all the children in my care and getting down to their level to play with them. I take pride in being kind and showing patience. My goal this year is to continue building my English language skills and I'm happy to have the support of my Livingston team! I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Leah

    Leah

    Assistant Teacher- Infants Room 1
    Hi, my name is Leah! I am apart of the Goddard Livingston infant team. I love being here with the babies and supporting their early stages of growth. I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Reina

    Reina

    Lead Teacher- TODDLER I ROOM 2
    Hello, My name is Reina. I am very excited about working at The Goddard School of Livingston. I've been with Goddard for 3 years. I graduated with a B.A in Communications and Media Literacy at Saint Peter's University. I also have experience in early childhood education through school and previous employment. I have always enjoyed working with children. I find that I am really passionate about teaching and engaging with children. I also love to see children learn and thrive in a very positive environment. I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Paola

    Paola

    Assistant Teacher- TODDLER ROOM 2
    Hi, my name is Paola! I have been working in education for three years. I have my associate degree in science. I love caring for children and I value having fun and being kind. My long-term goal is to continue my education into the medical field. A fun fact about me is that I am an identical twin! I'm so excited to be working with the team here at Goddard. I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Jaqueeba

    Jaqueeba

    Lead Teacher- Toddler II Room 3
    Hi! My name is Ms. Jay! I have my B.S. in business administration. I am a year into facilitated childcare with Goddard Livingston, but I have always loved interacting with children! I won the "Teacher of the Year" award in 2023. I love finding new ways to teach and communicate with them in the languages they need. I love to write children's books about the children I meet and their different personalities. Eventually, I would love to get published. I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Bridgett

    Bridgett

    Assistant Teacher- Toddler II Room 3
    Hi, my name is Ms. Bridgett. I've been in education for 12 years. I have completed early childhood education classes. My favorite children's book is Three Little Bears. I love having fun with children and getting down to their level to explore the environment from their point of view. I love watching them progress and being the best teacher I can be. I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Darlin

    Darlin

    Assistant Teacher- Toddler Room 3
    Hello, my name is Darlin. My favorite books are the "Pete the Cat" series. I am currently working towards my bachelor's in psychology. I love finding ways to make learning fun and exciting. I enjoy bringing a warming presence to the classroom. I love learning and hearing from others with experience. My long-term goal is to become a psychologist. This year I want to focus on building healthy teacher-student relationships and teaching other non-verbal methods of communicating. I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Natalie

    Natalie

    Lead Teacher- TODDLER III Room 4
    Hi, my name is Natalie. I have my CDA. I've been working with children for four years and my favorite children's book is "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Numeroff. My goal is to make every child in my care feel comfortable and safe. I love creating fun through learning. My long-term goal is to receive my degree in education. I would also love to learn a second language. I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Stephanie

    Stephanie

    Lead Teacher- TWOS I ROOM 5
    Hi, my name is Ms. Stephanie. I am working toward my CDA. I am just beginning my journey in facilitated childcare, but excited to learn! My favorite children's book is "The Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle. I love to make people laugh and smile. I am big on teamwork and guidance because having support goes a long way. My long term goal is to become a physical education teacher! I'm looking forward to building bonds with my students and creating memorable moments! I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Winifer

    Winifer

    Assistant Teacher- TWOS I ROOM 5
    Hi, my name is Winifer! I've been working in childcare for two years. My favorite children's book is "Donde Esta Paula, Lucas, and Hugo." I enjoy teaching because I like making sure children feel important. I enjoy helping my colleagues and being a team player. The most important thing you can have is the power to be able to give love to others. I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Ashley

    Ashley

    Assistant Teacher- TWOS I ROOM 5
    My name is Ms. Ashley. I have been working in education for 2 years. My favorite children's book is "I am Enough" by Grace Byers. I make sure every child in my class feels heard, loved, and safe. I love creating fun hands-on experiences for every child as an individual. I graduated from nursing school and my goal is to become a pediatric nurse. I plan on creating a consistent, comforting environment for the children throughout the school year. I am so excited to start my journey here getting to know all of your wonderful children. I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Gabrielle

    Gabrielle

    Lead Teacher-TWOS II Room 6
    My name is Ms. Gaby. I have been in education for 3 years. I have my B.A. in Psychology. I started in the West Orange location and have now been with Livingston since they opened their doors in 2022. My favorite children's book is "Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch. My goal is to make my children feel comfortable and included. I am very passionate and love to help people. My goal is to continue learning and venture into guidance counseling. I am attentive and love giving advice to others. I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Marielis

    Marielis

    Assistant Teacher- Twos Room 6
    My name is Ms. Marielis. I've been in childcare for 3 years. I have my B.A. in psychology and have been with Livingston since they opened their doors in 2022. My favorite book is "What Do You Do With a Chance" by Kobi Yamada. I am super loving and love taking care of my students' emotional needs. My goal is to move into speech pathology and continue to learn about the early development of children. I love giving support to my teaching team and providing a healthy learning environment. I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Okwunna

    Okwunna

    Assistant Teacher- TWOS ROOM 6
    Hi, my name is Unna. I am just beginning my journey in facilitated childcare. My favorite children's book is One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Suess. I enjoy engaging with the children and helping them get out their energy. I pride myself on being very patient. My long-term goal is to continue gaining knowledge in education. I want to help children understand that learning is fun! I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Diamond

    Diamond

    Lead Teacher- TWOS Room 7
    My name is Ms. Diamond. I have been working in education for 10 years. I am studying for my bachelor's in science and psychology. I have been with Livingston since they opened their doors in 2022. I love to be a positive influence on a child's way of thinking and expressing. I foster student self-esteem with increased motivation and learning. I love making slime and other messy activities with children. I love building on my knowledge and through professional development and instruction. My future goal is to become a social worker and continue to positively influence the lives of the children I come across. I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Quin

    Quin

    Assistant Teacher- Twos Room 7
    Hello, my name is Quin! I have been in education for two years. My favorite children's book is "The Pout-Pout Fish" by Deborah Diesen. I have a unique ability to unlock creativity and imagination while encouraging children to discover their skills. I am big on communication, honesty, respect, and teamwork. I love to offer help with tasks, support, and contributing to a smoother experience for our parents and teachers. A fun fact about me is that I'm bilingual and I grew up in the Philippines! My long-term aspiration is to work as a pediatric nurse. I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Emily

    Emily

    Co-Lead Teacher- BRIDGE Room 8
    Hi, my name is Ms. Emily! I joined the Livingston location after being over at our sister school in West Orange. I have my B.A. in early literature and my associate in early childhood education. I've been in education for 11 years. I'm a super silly person that loves to laugh! My favorite children's book is "Possum come a-knockin" by Nancy Van Laan. I love helping my students try new things in the classroom. My long-term goal is to become a school administrator. I'm excited to learn more about the Wonder of Learning curriculum and introduce it to our families! In my spare time, I play violin and I'm also a third-degree black belt in karate! I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Alexis

    Alexis

    assistant teacher- Toddler Room 4
    Hello, my name is Alexis. I am jsut beginning my journey in facilitated childcare, but I've working personally with children through babysitting. My favorite children's book is "There's a Zamp in my Lamp" by Dr. Suess. I am an attentive teacher and I love engaging with the children in my care and creating stimulating activities for them. I love having fun and learning new words/vocabulary. I love to sing and dance and can't wait to do those things with my new students. I value building relationships and I'm looking forward to building them with the families that pass through my room as well as my co-teachers. My long-term goal is to continue gaining knowledge in the field of education and the different age groups. Respect, helpfulness, kindness, and consideration are all important traits that I am excited to bring to my classroom in age-appropriate ways. I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Kali

    Kali

    Lead Teacher- Bridge Room 8
    My name is Ms. Kali. I have been working with children for 4 years. I have my B.A. in general studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences. My favorite children's book is "Charlotte's Web" by E.B White. I started with the West Orange in 2022 and moved over to Livingston when we opened our doors. I like to do creative activities and have fun! I love creating welcoming and positive environments for children and their families. I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  YaJae

    YaJae

    Assistant Teacher- Bridge Room 8
    Hi, my name is Ya'Jae! I started over in West Orange location last year and took a break for school and am happy to return now to join the Livingston team! My favorite children's book is "The Lightning Thief" by Rick Riordan. I love making learning fun in the classroom while also being very innovative with what I introduce to children. My long-term goal is learning more about how to better understand and support children with special needs. I plan on having a positive impact on my teaching team and helping support everyone wherever I can and lending fun ideas! I pride myself on being a positive and optimistic person. I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Katherine

    Katherine

    Assistant teacher- BRIDGE ROOM 8
    Hi, my name is Katherine! I am working towards my associate degree in business. I have been in childcare for a little under a year now. My favorite children's book is "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie" by Laura Numeroff. I love working with children and embracing each one as an individual. I am big on open communication and words of affirmation. I always strive to give others the best and well-deserved care. One of my aspirations is to gain more experience and improve my knowledge in child development. I am so excited to bring my positive energy to Goddard Livingston! I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Alexandra

    Alexandra

    Lead Teacher- Preschool I Room 9
    My name is Alex. I've been working in childcare for 8 years. I have my B.A. in Philosophy and Religious Studies and working towards my Master's in Education. I started over at the West Orange location in 2020 and moved over here to Livingston in 2022. My favorite children's book is Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney. I love to create songs and sing them to the children. I'm a mother of two beautiful daughters and I aspire to be an early childhood director. My friendly and optimistic personality creates a positive environment for my students and coworkers. I am so excited to help my students learn about patience and perseverance. I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Ivyn

    Ivyn

    assistant teacher- PRESCHOOL I ROOM 9
    Hi, my name is Ivyn! I have been working in education for two years. My favorite children's book is Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. When I'm in the classroom, I love to play games and go on pretend adventures. I'm a loving person and I make sure that the children in my care feel that. When I'm around kids, it makes me feel like one again and it's amazing! I love to sing and I am the oldest of TEN siblings! I'm very big on communication and I'm always interested in growing. I'm so excited to be part of the Goddard Livingston team. I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Kentasha

    Kentasha

    Lead Teacher- Preschool II Room 10
    My name is Ms. Kentasha. I have my CDA. I have been in education for 12 years. My favorite children's book is anything from the "Skippy John Jones" collection. I love finding fun things for the children to do: we get messy, make silly faces, dance, and sing! I am a child at heart and an overall positive person. I won the "Teacher of the Year" award for 2022. I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Djahanna

    Djahanna

    Assistant Teacher- Preschool II Room 10
    Hi, my name is Djahanna. I have been in education for 3 years. I am working on my associate degree in Liberal and sciences. My favorite children's book is "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Numeroff. I love to encourage playful learning in the classroom. I think it's important to teach children in a way that is enjoyable and engaging. I would love to learn to work with different age groups. My long-term aspiration would be to open a school of my own. I will work my hardest to make a positive impact on my students as well as my teaching team. I pride myself on my patience and kindness. I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Renata

    Renata

    Lead Teacher- Pre-k Room 11
    My name is Ms. Renata. I have been in education for 5 years. My favorite children's book is "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown. I am creative, hands-on, and loving. My goal is to make sure everyone around me laughs often. I am in the process of obtaining my CDA and I am enjoying my learning journey. I love lending a helping hand and taking initiative. I have a huge heart and try to look at every situation positively. I am family-oriented and outgoing. I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Cynthia

    Cynthia

    Assistant Teacher- Pre-k Room 11
    Hello Goddard Families, My name is Ms. Cynthia and I have been working with children for over 20 years. I studied early childhood development at Bronx Community College. I am a proud mother of three and a grandmother of 2. I love working with children because working with children provides you with the opportunity to develop a new purpose each day! I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
  •  Angelea

    Angelea

    Assistant Teacher- Floater
    My name is Ms. Angel. I have been working in education for 3 years. I am in school studying education and psychology. My favorite children's book is "Hair Love" by Matthew A. Cherry. I am a super active teacher who is always ready to play and sing with friends. My goal is to become an early education teacher and then, down the line, a child therapist. I am always open to learn how to be a better teacher. I am CPR/First Aid certified, safe sleep certified, allergy response trained, and child abuse trained.
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