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. 

  •  Bruce

    Bruce

    On-Site Franchise Owner
    Bruce Goodarz – On-Site Owner I am the proud owner of this wonderful school! I have a Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics, and my background is in management, where I have held senior management positions in such places as Merrill Lynch, and later State Street Bank and Trust Corporation. I have directed and led a team of multi-national professionals in the U.S. and abroad, and traveled extensively internationally. Beyond the workplace, I was involved in Boy Scouts, coached my sons’ youth soccer teams for multiple years, participated in the PTA and sports Booster Clubs alongside my wife, and participated in numerous baseball, football, soccer and surfing activities of our boys, Justin, Jarrod, and Jordan. I purchased this business because I strongly believed in making a difference in the lives of youngsters. With the high demand for childcare services today, I know, from experience, how important it is to provide a “second home” for little ones where they, and their parents, can feel comfortable and confident that they are in a place that is safe, nurturing, and fun, while at the same time provide a quality academic environment. As owner, I will be on-site daily. I run the school and treat your children with the same love and respect with which I would want my own children to be treated. I look forward to supporting your children, and you, as they grow, and I am honored to be an integral part of “The Goddard Family”! (Mr. Bruce is CPR/First Aid Certified)
  • Ms Lisa

    Ms Lisa

    On-Site Franchise Owner
    Lisa Goodarz – On-Site Owner I am proud to be co-owner of “The Amazing North Brunswick Goddard School” along with my husband, “Mr. Bruce”. I hold a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Spanish and The Art of Teaching, and taught for 20 years in East Brunswick, NJ. I also, and most importantly, am the proud mother of 3 sons. I know firsthand how indescribably important a quality childcare facility is to children and, of course, their parents. Having had the need for its services years ago, I knew that I could use my past experiences to create and assure parents that there is a quality answer to their childcare needs. I look forward to being the educator, snuggler, and friend that your children need each and every day. It is my greatest hope that you and your children discover a warm, comforting, educational, and of course FUN family environment with us!! (Ms. Lisa is CPR/First Aid Certified)
  • Ms Melissa

    Ms Melissa

    Director
    Ms. Melissa earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Kean University, having graduated Magna Cum Laude. She also holds a Child Development Associate Certificate. Ms. Melissa has over 18 years of cumulative teaching experience, which includes positions held at another Goddard School in various capacities. She led classrooms from toddler to Pre-K, and also served as Assistant Director. Ms. Melissa is extremely well-versed in Goddard curriculum and Quality Assurance Standards and she is an asset to our program. She is proficient in lesson planning, classroom management and supervision, and encourages creativity and individual expression. Ms. Melissa is the mother of a handsome boy who graduated from our Pre-K & Kindergarten program. She is CPR and First Aid certified.
  • Ms Leann

    Ms Leann

    Assistant Director
    Ms. Leann is our school’s Assistant Director. She is an experienced and versatile educator, having begun her career with us in 2012. Formerly the Lead Teacher in our Get Set Program, she is well versed in Goddard Doctrine. Prior to her promotion to Assistant Director, she was the Lead Project Management Coordinator. Her responsibilities included the observing and reviewing of classrooms in action, and the monitoring of the implementation of QA policies and procedures. She is a strong mentor to both seasoned and new faculty, in guiding them with lesson planning and prepping, classroom management, and QA policy and procedures. Ms. Leann enjoys a warm and caring relationship with all of our children and has a wonderful rapport with our families and her colleagues. She is well versed in the State’s and Goddard’s Systems and Standards and helps manage much of the day to day operations, along with the Director of Education and the Owner. She is a CDA candidate and CPR / First Aid Certified.
  • Ms Amira

    Ms Amira

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Amira is the Lead Teacher of the Pre-Kindergarten/ Rising Rockets Program. Ms. Amira graduated from Kean University in May 2021 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Science. Ms. Amira is a wonderful, caring, and positive teacher with a calm demeaner who welcomes the children to the classroom everyday with a genuine, big smile. Ms. Amira babysat for many families with children, and she was dietary and activity aide for Powerback Rehabilitation Center and Rolling Hills Care Center. She is also a Praise Dance Leader for young children. Ms. Amira has been accepted into 4 universities in order to complete her master’s degree in speech therapy and hearing science. These universities include Rutgers, Kean, William Paterson, and Montclair. She will be participating virtually in her university of choice to complete her master degree, while also teaching in our school. Ms. Amira is CPR and First Aid certified.
  • Ms Eunice

    Ms Eunice

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Eunice is the Co- Lead Teacher of the Get Set/ Jazzy Jets Program. Ms. Eunice holds her Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology from Middlesex County College. She is a motivated and dedicated teacher, with several years of experience. Her experience includes working in early childhood education centers with children from infancy to 4 years of age. Ms. Eunice genuinely enjoys nurturing and caring for the children in her care and has a pleasant and inviting demeanor. She loves seeing smiles on the children’s faces when they learn something new. Ms. Eunice is the mother of a beautiful son who attends our infant program. She is CPR and First Aid certified.
  • Ms Kelly

    Ms Kelly

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Kelly is the Co- Lead Teacher of the Pre-Toddler, Cuddly Cars Program. She has been a faculty member since 2018 and has served in multiple capacities while here, including being a Floater Teacher/Teacher Assistant in all of our classrooms (from infant to Pre-K). She knows all of our Goddard students and is well-versed in the Goddard Philosophy of Care and Instruction. Ms. Kelly enjoys helping create a caring and loving environment in which children can flourish. She has been in the field of early childhood education from an early age, as she was helping her Mom with her in-home childcare. Ms. Kelly’s Mom is also a member of our faculty since 2017 and is the lead teacher in the infant room. Ms. Kelly is truly passionate about her job and always goes above and beyond. Ms. Kelly has her Infant-Toddler Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. She is First Aid and CPR certified.
  • Ms Kerri

    Ms Kerri

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Kerri is the Co- Lead Teacher of the Toddler 1, Busy Buses Program. Ms. Kerri holds her Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts & Science from Barton County Community College, Barton, KS. She has several years of babysitting experience, as well as that of nanny, caring for children ages newborn to high school. Ms. Kerri has a pleasant and calm demeanor, loves children, and has a passion for early learning and art. Ms. Kerri was an art instructor to students ranging from kindergarten to 5th grade in the after-school program at the Young Rembrandts, Kansas City, KS. She is CPR and First Aid Certified.
  • Ms Marie

    Ms Marie

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Marie is the Lead Teacher of the Infant, Up. Up, & Away Program. Ms. Marie has been teaching at the Goddard School since 2017. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Kean University with a B.A. in Psychology. Prior to joining our school, Ms. Marie owned her own in-home childcare. She cared for and taught children ranging from infancy to preschool and school-age. Ms. Marie is the mother of 3 adult children. She is warm, open, genuine and very easy to talk to. We are impressed with her organization, compassion, sense of humor, passion for learning and positive attitude. She has an amazing understanding of how to relate to children and how to facilitate their cognitive growth and development. Ms. Marie is a well-educated and qualified individual who has enjoyed a wide range and variety of educational experiences with children. She is CPR and First Aid certified.
  • Ms Nalini

    Ms Nalini

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Nalini is the Lead Teacher of the Away We Go/Pre-School Program. She has been a faculty member since 2016. Ms. Nalini is a very experienced Early Childhood Educator. She taught students 18 months - 6 years as the Lead Teacher in another pre-school facility for over 10 years. She is well versed in the curriculum and is a highly recommended professional in her field. As the mother of 2 boys, Ms. Nalini is passionate about education and proud to be an integral part of our Goddard School. Ms. Nalini is CPR and First Aid Certified.

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