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. 

  •  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 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

    Co-Lead Teacher
    Ms. Eunice is the Co- Lead Teacher of the Chugga Chugga/Toddler 2 Program. Ms. Eunice holds her Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology from Middlesex 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 toddler program. She is CPR and First Aid certified.
  • Ms Katya

    Ms Katya

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Katya is the Lead Teacher of the Pre-Kindergarten/Mighty Mighty Motorcycles Program. She earned a BA in Psychology with minor in Childhood Studies from Stockton University. She is currently enrolled in Southern New Hampshire University earning her Master’s Degree in clinical mental health counseling. Kind and loving, Ms. Katya is passionate about instilling a love of learning in her students. Ms. Katya is dedicated to helping children reach their full potential, and encourages student learning at an individual pace. Her professional experience includes, Stockton Center for Community Engagement, Community After School Tutor, member of FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), Babysitting, and most recently, she worked as a paraprofessional for grades 4-8 at Joyce Kilmer School in Milltown. She is CPR and First Aid Certified.
  • Ms Kelly

    Ms Kelly

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Kelly is the Co- Lead Teacher of the Infant/Up, Up & Away 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 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 Travelling Trucks/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. She is in the process of obtaining her CDA credential and is CPR and First Aid Certified.
  • Ms Preethi

    Ms Preethi

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Preethi is the Lead Teacher of the Get Set/Bouncing Boats Program. Ms. Preethi has her Bachelor’s Degree in Home Textile Management, with a specialization in Human Resource Management. She is an experienced Montessori teacher who started a Montessori program several years ago in a private school in India. She is the mother of 2 beautiful daughters, with whom she loves to spend time. Ms. Preethi is a warm individual, with a huge, loving personality. She is also passionate about instilling a love of learning in her students and hopes to inspire her young students to become lifelong learners. Ms. Preethi says, “I strive towards building a 1:1 relationship with the child and creating a child centered, nurturing environment to support and guide the students with warmth and respect, establishing the intellectual and emotional foundation that will help develop the skills of the child.” Ms. Preethi is in the process of obtaining her CDA credential and is CPR and First Aid Certified.
  • Ms Soma

    Ms Soma

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Soma is the Lead Teacher of the Kindergarten Program. Ms. Soma is an ardent educator who holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Calcutta, India. She is an experienced educator who has several years of experience teaching in private early childhood schools such as Primrose, Apple Hill Academy, and Apple Montessori. Ms. Soma is a warm individual, with a huge, loving personality. She is passionate about instilling a love of learning in her students and hopes to inspire her young students to become lifelong learners. Ms. Soma is dedicated to helping children reach their full potential and encourages student learning at individual paces in a well-prepared environment. Kind and caring, Ms. Soma is a wonderful asset to our program. Ms. Soma is CPR and First Aid Certified.
  • Ms Waleska

    Ms Waleska

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Waleska, is the Lead Teach of the Pre-Toddler/Cuddly Cars Program. She has been a faculty member since 2019. Ms. Waleska has years of experience working with children and youth. She has her certification from The Middlesex Youth Advocate Program, where she worked as a mentor/advocate with the youth and families in crisis. She also has her CDA and Paraprofessional Certifications and worked at the New Brunswick PRAB for several years. Ms. Waleska is hardworking, extremely nurturing, and truly loves working with children. She is First Aid and CPR certified
  • Ms Diana

    Ms Diana

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Diana is the Lead Teacher of the Toddler-1/Busy Buses Program. Ms. Diana graduated from Northeastern University, Boston, MA. with a B.S. degree in Children and Family Services. She also has certifications in Early Childhood Education Preschool-Grade 3, Elementary Education Kindergarten-Grade 5, and Special Education from Rider University and Kean University. Ms. Diana was a Special Education Preschool Teacher (ABA based) from 2020 to 2022 and was a Special Education Paraprofessional in various schools from 2007 to 2019. She was also a member of the USA National Field Hockey Team from 2004 to 2006. Ms. Diana adores children and is passionate about teaching, caring for, and loving infants and toddlers. She truly loves children and is the mother of a handsome 12-year-old boy. Ms. Diana is CPR and First Aid Certified.
  • Ms Amber

    Ms Amber

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Amber is the Lead Teacher of the Get Set/ Jazzy Jets Program. Ms. Amber is in the process of obtaining her CDA credential. She worked at the Learning Experience Academy of Early Education for 2 years prior to joining our school. Ms. Amber is calm, patient and well mannered, and is happy to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for the children in her care. Ms. Amber loves children and has flourished in the Get Set/ Jazzy classroom. She has developed wonderfully positive relationships with her students, and all of the children are very comfortable with her. She is CPR and First Aid certified.
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