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. 

  •  John

    John

    Owner
    My name is John Minar and I am the Owner of the Goddard School in Delran, New Jersey. I currently live in Allentown, New Jersey with my wife, Veronica, and my two children, Jane and Catharine. Jane and Catharine were both Goddard Children. Jane started when she was 12 months old and Catharine started when she was 5 months old. Both of my children loved The Goddard School in Hamilton (Robbinsville) and they still talk about their experiences today. I graduated from Rider University with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration. I have worked for Merrill Lynch and Prudential Securities and while I enjoyed my time at these companies, I always wanted to run my own business. So, based on the positive experience my wife and I had at the Goddard School with our children, my wife suggested that I run my own Goddard School. With the encouragement from my family and the owner of the Hamilton (Robbinsville) Goddard School I decided to open a School. My experience over the years has been great. The families I have met have been awesome and I’m always looking forward to working with my current and new families and all of the teachers in this school to make it the very best childcare center in the area for your child to learn and have fun.
  •  Julie

    Julie

    Director
    My name is Julie and I am the Director here at The Goddard School Delran. I've been the Director since 2007. I have a Bachelors degree in Sociology from Rowan University, then returned to school for my New Jersey Teacher Certification (K-5) from Rider University. My first experience with The Goddard School Delran was teaching Pre-K. I then took on the position of Assistant Director, then Director. I look forward to each day with your child to promote a positive and safe learning environment.
  •  Erika

    Erika

    Assistant Director
    Miss Erika is the Assistant Director at The Goddard School. She received a Bachelor Degree in Human Services from Stevenson University and has taken multiple classes on child development. She recently graduated with her Masters in Higher Education. She has worked with children throughout her college career, as a Head Teacher in the Toddler room and throughout the school prior to moving into the Office. Erika loves children and watching them grow and learn. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family and friends. Erika is very excited to be working at The Goddard School Delran and to be a part of the wonderful staff!
  •  Breanna

    Breanna

    Preschool 1
    Miss Breanna is the Head Teacher in the Preschool 1 classroom. She is a graduate of Rider University with a Bachelor degree in History. Breanna is currently enrolled in a Master’s program at The University of Phoenix for Teacher Education. Working with children has been her dream for many years. Breanna loves to teach and help children learn!
  •  Dominique

    Dominique

    Preschool 2
    Miss Nikki is the Preschool 2 Head Teacher. She is a recent graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelors in English Language and Literature. Nikki previously attended BCIT where she studied Early Childhood Education. After spending several years in Get Set, Miss Nikki looks forward to creating a fun and educational environment and watching your child learn and grow in Preschool!
  •  Morgan

    Morgan

    First Steps
    Miss Morgan is the Head Teacher in the First Steps classroom. She recently moved here from Michigan and her husband is in the Air Force. Morgan enjoys snowboarding, longboarding and being outdoors. She grew up on a farm with 2 horses and 3 dogs and she has 4 siblings. Morgan hopes to go to school for either Early Childhood Education or Veterinary Services. Morgan is excited to be part of The Goddard School Delran!
  •  Nancy

    Nancy

    Pre-K 2
    Ms. Nancy is the Head Teacher in the Pre-K 2 classroom. She is a graduate of Holy Family University. Nancy has always loved working with children of any age and watching them explore their new world. She is very excited to be part of the Goddard School staff.
  •  Allison

    Allison

    Get Set
    Miss Ally is the Get Set Head Teacher. She likes to spend time with her younger cousins and go on vacations with them. Ally is always the babysitter at family events. She is excited to work at The Goddard School and always looks forward to seeing the children.
  •  Daidre

    Daidre

    Floater
    Miss Daidre is an Assistant Teacher throughout the school. She loves working with children. She believes children need a nurturing environment to grow and learn and a place where they can be themselves. Daidre loves cooking, dancing, baking and shopping. She hopes to get her Bachelor degree in Social Work and be able to help children in the foster system someday.
  •  Gianna

    Gianna

    Pre-K 1
    Miss Gia is an Assistant Teacher in the Pre-K 1 classroom. She graduated from Eastern University with a Bachelors degree in Science and took numerous courses in Education. Gia has been working with children since her teen years as a babysitter, nanny, camp counselor and elementary aide. In her free time, she likes to spend time with friends and family and spoiling her pets! Gia loves animals, art, cooking and going to the beach! She loves children and is excited to join The Goddard School Delran!
  •  Kaitlin

    Kaitlin

    Pre-K 2
    Miss Katie is an Assistant Teacher in the school. She has her Associates Degree from BCC and has worked previously in the Bordentown School District. Katie has worked with a Kindergarten class as well as preschool aged children for over 10 years. She loves working with little ones and looks forward to working with the children here at the Goddard School!
  •  Makayla

    Makayla

    Preschool 1
    Makayla is an Assistant Teacher throughout the school. She is excited to be working at The Goddard School and help make a difference in the lives of the children each day!
  •  Alexis

    Alexis

    Toddler 1
    Miss Alexis is the Head Teacher in the Toddler 1 Classroom. She spent most of her life in Florida and recently moved to New Jersey. Alexis enjoys being a mom and best friend to her two children. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing and painting.
  •  Andreia

    Andreia

    Toddler 2
    Miss Andreia is an Assistant Teacher throughout the school. She graduated from St. Joseph’s University with a Bachelors degree in Accounting. Andreia’s love and passion for working with children all began when she became an aunt for the first time to her niece and nephew. In her free time, she enjoys going to the gym, making arts and crafts and shopping. Andreia is excited to join The Goddard School and to be a part of your child’s developmental milestones!
  •  Chandele

    Chandele

    Pre-K 1
    Miss Chandele is the Pre-K 1 Head Teacher at The Goddard School. She loves children and has been working in childcare for 6 years. Chandele has a son and loves to sing and dance. She is currently in school to get her Bachelors in Business Management. Chandele also loves doing creative art and science projects with the children.
  •  Holly

    Holly

    First Steps
    Miss Holly is an Assistant Teacher throughout the school. She has been babysitting for many years and has experience with children from infant to elementary school. In her free time, Holly enjoys playing sports and staying active. She likes all genres of music and likes to be around animals, specifically dogs, cats and horses. Holly is excited to be part of The Goddard School staff!
  •  Meredith

    Meredith

    Toddler 1
    Miss Meredith is an Assistant Teacher throughout the school. She loves animals and has a dog named Chubbs. She enjoys reading and writing and watching the clouds. Meredith considers herself to be caring, nurturing, attentive and empathic. She loves to clean and be organized, too! She enjoys listening to music, watching her favorite sports teams and going to Wildwood. Meredith likes to make people smile, is dedicated and gives 100% in everything she does. She is excited to join The Goddard School staff!
  •  Tatijana

    Tatijana

    Infant
    Miss Tatijana is the Infant Head Teacher and is currently in her final year at Rutgers University of Camden, pursuing a degree in Health Science. In hopes to become a pediatric nurse! In her free time, she loves to indulge in the world of books and horror movies. Reading is not only a source of entertainment for her, but also a way to expand her knowledge and explore new ideas. When she’s not engrossed in a book, you can often find her watching scary movies, as she enjoys the thrill and excitement they bring. One thing she strongly believes in is the importance of love and nurturing in a child's life. Tatijana firmly believes that children need a nurturing environment in order to grow and develop into confident individuals. It is her belief that by providing love, care, and support, we can help children build a strong foundation for their future.
  •  Brianna

    Brianna

    Floater
    Miss Brianna is an Assistant Teacher throughout the school. She is a recent graduate of Holy Cross Academy and plans to eventually go to community college. Miss Brianna loves to draw and do photography. She is excited to be part of The Goddard School staff and looks forward to helping the children learn and grow.
  •  Brittany

    Brittany

    Floater
    Miss Brittany is an Assistant Teacher throughout the school. She is new to The Goddard School but not caring for children. She has many years of experience with children and is passionate about caring for the children. Children can light up your day and make you smile. Brittany is kind hearted and is excited to get to know all the children!
  •  Kayley

    Kayley

    Floater
    Miss Kayley is an Assistant Teacher throughout the school. She is currently a student at Rider University, studying Liberal Arts and hoping to become a therapist one day. Kayley has always loved working and being around children. She loves to work out, dance and bake cookies. In her free time, Kayley enjoys spending time with family and friends!
  •  Jessica

    Jessica

    Infant
    Miss Jessica is an Assistant Teacher in the school. She loves babies and toddlers because she loves to see them grow while they discover their own personalities. Jessica looks forward to being around the children and getting to know new faces and families. She is honored to be part of The Goddard School team and hopes to make a positive impact!
  •  Layla

    Layla

    Floater
    Miss Layla is an Assistant Teacher throughout the school. She is currently attending Rowan University, pursuing her degree in Education. She loves going to the beach and ocean animals! Layla loves the outdoors, going to concerts, and spending time with loved ones. She is looking forward to meeting all the children at The Goddard School!
  •  Madison

    Madison

    Floater
    Miss Maddy is an Assistant Teacher throughout the school. She has previous experience in a child care setting and has found that she loves working with children and watching them develop. Maddy is a recent graduate of BCIT and studied vocal/music performing arts. She is currently attending RCBC studying liberal arts. Maddy is also semi-fluent in sign language and enjoys communicating with children through ASL. Maddy is excited to be working at The Goddard School.
  •  Sarah

    Sarah

    Floater
    Miss Sarah is an Assistant Teacher throughout the school. She is currently enrolled at RCBC, majoring in Early Childhood Education. Sarah has always been passionate and excited to help children to learn and grow. She spends her time babysitting, studying and hanging out with family and friends. Sarah is excited to learn new things and watch each child grow!
  •  Victoria

    Victoria

    Toddler 1
    Miss Victoria is an Assistant Teacher throughout the school. She loves playing with children, making their day be the best it can be! Victoria likes to go out with family and friends, especially shopping! She loves dogs, guinea pigs and horses. Victoria is fluent in Portuguese and likes to travel, play soccer and watch soccer games.
  •  Crystal

    Crystal

    Toddler 2
    Miss Crystal is a Head Teacher in the Toddler 2 classroom. She is from Philadelphia and recently moved to New Jersey. Miss Crystal is from a big family and has always been surrounded by children. She has been babysitting since her teenage years and has always felt a sense of joy being around children; watching them as they grow, learn and explore the word through their own ways. She is currently attended RCBC for pursing a degree in Education. Miss Crystal enjoys reading and cooking in her spare time. She is excited to join The Goddard School Delran!
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