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. 

  • Mr Anthony

    Mr Anthony

    On-Site Owner
    Mr. Anthony is the father of three beautiful daughters and is a resident of Rivervale, NJ. His girls are his inspiration and are ultimately the reason he decided to open the Goddard School here in Norwood, NJ. His goal was to be able to provide a school where children can be safe, have fun and develop a lifelong love of learning. You can often see Mr. Anthony in the mornings greeting every child and parent that walks through our door. Many of the children like to end their day by giving him a “high-five.” Mr. Anthony is CPR and First Aid certified.
  • Ms Ada

    Ms Ada

    Executive Director
    Ms. Ada has been the Executive Director of The Goddard School of Norwood since it’s opening in January 2005. She is the mother to three beautiful daughters which are her inspiration for operating the best preschool in Bergen County, NJ. Ms. Ada attended both Harper College and Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and has been completing ongoing training in Early Childhood Education on a yearly basis. She believes that one of the most important things she can do in her school is set a good example for her students and teachers alike. Ms. Ada has a genuine passion for working at The Goddard School of Norwood.
  • Ms Caroline

    Ms Caroline

    Director of Operations
    Ms. Caroline has been the Director of Operations since February 2014. Prior to joining the Goddard Family, Ms. Caroline had experience working in Early Learning Centers in Arizona and New Jersey since 2004. Ms. Caroline discovered her passion for working with children in High School. While she attended Bergen Community College, she studied Early Childhood Education. She also studied Business Administration at Berkeley College. Ms. Caroline has also completed The Goddard School Director Development Program. She has also attended various other workshops and continuing education courses provided by Goddard Systems Inc. and Grow NJ Kids. She is CPR and First Aid Certified. Ms. Caroline is the parent to two beautiful girls and loves having them grow at Goddard. In her free-time, Ms. Caroline likes to spend time with her family and friends. Her husband and her love updating and redecorating their home in New Milford, NJ.
  • Ms Eunice

    Ms Eunice

    Assistant Director of Operations
    Ms. Eunice has been apart of the Goddard family since 2013. She has a B.S. in Fashion Design from Syracuse University and worked in the fashion industry for 12 years before retiring to raise her children. Her love of teaching and guiding young children was evident as the Lead Teacher for 6 years in the infant classroom. While Ms. Eunice was an amazing asset to the infant room, the school was eager to have her grow into an administrative role. In 2019, Ms. Eunice was promoted to Assistant Director of Operations and assists the office and school with the daily operations. She is CPR & First Aid certified. She and her husband have 3 children and are life-long residents of Old Tappan. In her spare time, Ms. Eunice dedicates herself as a full-time soccer mom. You can find her on any soccer field in Northern, NJ!
  • Ms Nicole

    Ms Nicole

    Director of Education
    Ms. Nicole has been a part of The Goddard School since April of 2007 with 16 years of experience in Early Childhood from Infants through Junior Kindergarten age children. She currently has a CDA in Pre-School and Junior Kindergarten and is CPR and First Aid Certified. Ms. Nicole is a mother to her 2 beautiful daughters and her amazing son who resides in Dumont, NJ. While working with us, Ms. Nicole has spent her time as a teacher, Curricular Coordinator and is now our Director of Education, which she is very excited to continue spending her time within the classrooms to work alongside our teachers and students. Ms. Nicole’s goal is to give a helping hand and to guide children positively throughout their time in our care, socially, emotionally and academically.
  • Ms Annie

    Ms Annie

    Lead Teacher- Get Set
    Ms. Annie joined the Goddard family in 2019. She currently attends Montclair State University where she is studying Family Science and Human Development. Ms. Annie has a passion for working in Early Childhood Education and is eager to get more experience while working in our Junior Kindergarten 2 classroom. With each school year that passes, Ms. Annie's creativity and ideas shine more and more within her classroom. She builds very special relationships with each of her students. Ms. Annie is very creative by nature and loves bringing new ideas to the classroom. She is interested in applying her Early Childhood studies to her everyday experiences at The Goddard School and we are eager to watch her grow with us! Ms. Annie is also a huge animal lover and enjoys setting up special animal visits for her Junior Kindergarten students.
  • Ms Gianna

    Ms Gianna

    Get Set 2 Lead
    Ms. Gianna joined the Goddard Team in May 2020. She began her Goddard journey as an Assistant Teacher in the Preschool 2 classroom. Ms. Gianna’s dedication, experience, and passion quickly earned her a Lead position as the Get Set 2 teacher. She is a graduate of Westwood High School and is currently studying Early Childhood Education at Southern New Hampshire. Ms. Gianna is also currently enrolled in the CDA program and plans to earn her Preschool CDA. Ms. Gianna discovered her passion for working with young children while taking child development courses in high school. She is excited to apply all she’s learned to the students in her class. Ms. Gianna has a very sweet and loving spirit that makes working with young children come natural for her. In her spare time, Ms. Gianna enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is CPR and First Aid Certified.
  • Ms Holly

    Ms Holly

    Preschool 2-Lead Teacher
    Ms. Holly has been a member of the Goddard family since 2008. She loves working with children and having a positive influence in their lives. Ms. Holly studied Social Science and earned her Associates Degree from Bergen Community College. She is continuing her education and currently studying at Ramapo College, in Ramapo, NJ. She's also currently studying to earn her CDA in the Preschool age group. Ms. Holly has a passion for teaching children and helping to make a difference in our future generation. While Ms. Holly has spent time in every single classroom of the Goddard School, it was Junior Kindergarten that always seemed like the perfect fit. Ms. Holly accepted the position of Lead Teacher of Junior Kindergarten 2 in 2019. Ms. Holly and her husband welcomed their first child in the spring of 2019. She is CPR and First Aid Certified.
  • Ms Isabel

    Ms Isabel

    Lead Toddler 1 Teacher
    Ms. Bella joined the Goddard Family in August 2021. Prior to working with Goddard School, she pursued her Education and English Degree at Manhattan College. At the time, she worked as a volunteer as a kids leader teaching students from 1 to 12 every Sunday. As well as working as a private nanny for a family in Greenwich for 5 years, where she worked with two children and helped in the aid of their cognitive and emotional development. In her classroom, Ms. Bella believes in teaching through experience and building students' connections in a real-world context. Her goal is to help to promote emotional development in a fun and nurturing environment. In the future, she wishes to further her education by pursuing a Master's in Elementary Education. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with my family and friends.
  • Ms Kati

    Ms Kati

    Lead Teacher-Preschool 2
    Ms. Kati joined our Goddard family in 2009. Prior to joining our team, Ms. Kati attended St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, NY and studied Liberal Arts at Bergen Community College. It was in college that Ms. Kati discovered her passion for teaching as she always loved working with young children. Upon joining our team, Ms. Kati was the Lead Teacher of our Get Set classroom for 8 years. In 2019, Ms. Kati was promoted to Lead Teacher of Preschool 2. Her classroom is always a happy and positive environment that has also earned the moniker "Candyland" by one of her students. She is also CPR and First-Aid certified. Ms. Kati and her husband are expecting their first child in the fall of 2020. In her spare time, Ms. Kati loves to shop, get her nails done, and hang out with her friends.
  • Ms Kerry

    Ms Kerry

    Lead Teacher- Infants
    Ms. Kerry has been a member of the Goddard family since October 2014. Her love for children comes from being 1 of 5 children. Ms. Kerry graduated from Bergen Community College with her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. She is also is currently pursuing her Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate with a specialized concentration in Infant-Toddler care. Ms. Kerry has worked in every classroom of The Goddard School but has now found her home as the Lead Teacher in our Infant class. She loves forming special bonds with all the babies in her class! Her warm and nurturing personality makes her the perfect fit for the infant room! She has wonderful communication skills that put first time parents at ease. She is always open and available to discuss your child’s developmental needs and milestones. She is also CPR & First Aid Certified. In her free time, Ms. Kerry likes having a great cup of coffee and going on hiking adventures with her boyfriend.
  • Ms Kristen

    Ms Kristen

    Lead Teacher- First Steps
    Ms. Kristen joined our Goddard Family in 2009. Prior to joining our team, Ms. Kristen worked as a private nanny while attending college. Ms. Kristen studied Fine Arts with a concentration in photography at William Paterson University. She is currently pursuing her Child Development Associate Certification with a concentration in Infant/Toddler care. She is also CPR & First Aid certified. Ms. Kristen is one of the oldest out of the 25 grandchildren in her family. She has been around and involved with children all her life. Before accepting the position of Lead Teacher, Ms. Kristen worked in every single classroom at her school! This gave her ample experience working with many different age groups. One of her favorite things about working with her First Steps children is seeing them master new things! Ms. Kristen strives to bring joy and love to her students as they spend time in First Steps. When Ms. Kristen is not at school, she enjoys spending time family and close friends. She loves going to concerts and has a passion for photography.
  • Ms Maria

    Ms Maria

    Preschool 1 Lead Teacher
    Ms. Maria joined the Goddard family in September 2011. Prior to joining our school, Ms. Maria studied Education at William Patterson University. She taught and choreographed dance for over 18 years to children and adults. Ms. Maria has worked with infants and toddlers for over a decade. Her goal is to “learn something new every day” and shares this idea within the classroom and with her twin daughters. While Ms. Maria has worked in every classroom in our school, for the last 6 years, Ms. Maria had found her home in Preschool 1. While Ms. Maria was an amazing preschool teacher, it was time for her grow and she accepted the promotion to Junior Kindergarten 1 in 2020. Ms. Maria also spends time as an administrator helping out in the office and giving tours to new families. Ms. Maria is also CPR and First-Aid certified.
  • Ms Sue

    Ms Sue

    Lead Teacher- Lead Teacher Younger Toddler
    Ms. Sue has been a member of the Goddard family since 2014. She attended college at Montclair State University, in Montclair, NJ and majored in Family and Child Studies. Miss. Sue loves working with children, especially our toddlers. She enjoys watching how her students change from day to day as they soak up everything around them. In her spare time, Ms. Sue likes to hike, snowboard, and play tennis. She is CPR and First Aid Certified.
  • Ms Alexa

    Ms Alexa

    Assistant Teacher- Floater
    Ms. Alexa joined The Goddard School in July 2017. She is a graduate of Pascack Valley High School and she currently attends Ramapo College where she is studying Elementary Education. Before joining our staff, Ms. Alexa worked in a Preschool classroom as well as an Elementary school in her Work-Study Program. Ms. Alexa has a passion for dance which has also transformed into a second career. When Ms. Alexa is not at school studying or assisting in our classrooms, she is teaching dance to young students at a local dance school. Currently, Ms. Alexa works in all classrooms at the Goddard school. Ms. Alexa is also CPR & First Aid Certified.
  • Ms Alisa

    Ms Alisa

    Assistant Teacher-Floater
    Ms. Alisa joined the Goddard team in 2019. She is a recent high school graduate and is currently enrolled in the Child Develop Associate program provided by the Council for Professional Recognition. Ms. Alisa plans to earn her CDA with a focus in Infant and Toddler Development. Ms. Alisa has worked in every classroom of our school but, she has a particular fondness for working with our babies! Ms. Alisa also helps out as an afternoon runner by making sure each child safely makes their way to their parents at the end of each day. Ms. Alisa is also a very proud aunt who loves spending time with her friends and family on the weekends.
  • Ms Anna

    Ms Anna

    Assistant Teacher- Preschool 1
    Ms. Anna joined the Goddard Team in October 2021. Her interest in working with young children brought her to our school and we are eager to watch her passion grow. She joined our team with many years of experience working as a coach. She is always told that she is a “mom without children” because of how caring and nurturing she is. Her high energy and creative thinking make her an asset to our team. Ms. Anna is interested in growing in our school and to one day earn her CDA in Preschool.
  • Ms Christina

    Ms Christina

    Assistant Teacher- Younger Toddlers
    Ms Christina joined the Goddard faculty in 2021. Prior to joining our team, Ms. Christina worked in the health industry and enjoyed teaching children of various ages about healthy living. Ms. Christina earned her Bachelor of Science from Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. Ms. Christina decided to explore a new career path based upon her natural ability to work with young children. Ms. Christina loves working with our littlest learning and is enjoying her time as an Assistant Teacher in our Toddler classroom. Ms. Christina has a sweet and calm demeanor which makes her a natural caregiver. She wants to comfort every new student and give them the love they need when making the transition into a school environment. She is excited to be apart of our Toddler classroom and is ready to learn and grow with her students.
  • Ms Damarys

    Ms Damarys

    Assistant Teacher- Get Set
    Ms. Damarys joined the Goddard Family in 2020. Prior to joining our team, Ms. Damarys worked at the Goddard School in Suffern, NY where she learned of her passion for working with young children. Ms. Damarys is currently a student at Rockland Community College where she is studying Early Childhood Education. Ms. Damarys has spent time working in all of our classrooms such as Preschool, Virtual Learning, and now Get Set! She is so happy to have found a home in Get Set and loves making connections with her students. Ms. Damarys loves reading stories to her Get Set friends and engaging them in conversation while also encouraging critical thinking skills. Ms. Damarys is also bilingual as she fluently speaks English and Spanish. She is also CPR & First Aid Certified.
  • Ms Elizabeth

    Ms Elizabeth

    Assistant Teacher- Get Set 2
    Ms. Liz joined the Goddard Family in September 2021. Prior to joining our team, Ms. Liz worked for many years in another Preschool. Ms. Liz has her Bachelor of Arts degree from Ashford University and her Masters of Science in Education. She is currently pursuing a PHD in Literacy. She has 10 + years of experience working in schools with young children. She is an asset to our school and we are excited to watch her grow with our Get Set class! Ms. Liz is a mother to a Kindergartener and in her spare time, she loves spending time with her family. Ms. Liz is a patient and warm nurturer who is ready to care for her students while also giving them all they need socially, emotionally, and academically. Ms. Liz is CPR & First Aid certified.
  • Ms Filipina

    Ms Filipina

    Assistant Teacher- Younger Toddlers
    Ms. Filipina, better known as Ms. Fina, became a member of our Goddard Family in February of 2017. She has always had a passion for working with children as she is also a Mommy to 4 daughters! Ms. Fina earned her Bachelor of Science in Commerce from Roosevelt College. She also studied Special Education. Ms. Fina joined our team with many years of experience working in different preschools. She also previously worked as a Special Education Teacher while in the Philippines. Ms. Fina believes that children learn best through positive experiences that give them opportunities to learn and grow! You can always find Ms. Fina engaging with a group on the floor playing or reading a story! Babies always instantly gravitate to Ms. Fina as her warm and sweet personality always brings a child great comfort. She is also CPR & First Aid Certified. In her free time, Ms. Fina loves spending time with her family and planning her next trip!
  • Ms Hanna

    Ms Hanna

    Assistant Teacher- Preschool 2
    Ms. Hanna joined the Goddard team in 2020. Prior to joining our staff, Ms. Hanna had 7 years of experience working with students ranging from preschool to 2nd grade. She is a graduate of Montclair State University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Elementary School Education Grades K-5. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and was also on the Deans List. Her focus as an educator is to provide the appropriate tools and resources for students with different skills and needs to become confident individualized learners. Ms. Hanna is bilingual- she speaks English and Korean. Her soft and expressive tone always grabs our Preschool students’ attention. She loves to encourage all her students and get them involved in hands-on learning!
  • Mr Jordan

    Mr Jordan

    Assistant Teacher
    Mr. Jordan joined the Goddard staff in September 2021. He is currently studying Social Work at the Ramapo College of New Jersey. Mr. Jordan also studied Business at Newark Tech. Mr. Jordan also spends his time as a basketball coach and has many years of experience working with different age groups. Mr. Jordan believes that a classroom should be a safe and caring community where children are free to speak their mind and grow. Mr. Jordan creates a fun and engaging environment within the Junior Kindergarten 1 class. Mr. Jordan brings creativity to the class as well as a fun and easy natured personality. In his free time, Mr. Jordan enjoys playing basketball and spending time with family and friends.
  • Ms Juliana

    Ms Juliana

    Runner-Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Jules joined the Goddard team in 2020. She is currently a student at Pascack Valley High School where she plays on the girls Varsity Basketball team. Ms. Jules is a natural when it comes to working with young children. Her attention to detail and multitasking skills make her the perfect runner for afternoon pick-ups. Her warm personality makes her a great asset to our team. In her free time, Ms. Jules loves playing basketball and hanging out with her friends.
  • Ms Katie

    Ms Katie

    School Assistant
    Ms. Katie has worked at The Goddard School Since 2009. She is a great school assistant and you can find her helping out in all of our classrooms. Ms. Katie is nurturing, loving and possesses a positive attitude. She is always smiling and her lovely personality is an asset to our team. In her free time she likes to watch TV, babysit, and spend time with family and friends. Ms. Katie is a long time resident of Norwood, NJ. Ms. Katie is also CPR and First-Aid certified.
  • Ms Kristina

    Ms Kristina

    Assistant Teacher- First Steps
    Ms. Kristina joined the Goddard team in September 2021. Prior to joining our staff, Ms. Kristina had previous experience working as an Assistant Teacher. She is a recent graduate and is taking continuing education courses pertaining to Early Childhood Education. Ms. Kristina is a mother to a toddler and has a very warm and sweet nature with all of our students. She is currently the Assistant Teacher in the First Steps class as she has personal experience of working with some of our youngest learners! She is eager to learn and grow in our school and we are excited to watch her passion unfold.
  • Ms Paige

    Ms Paige

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Paige joined the Goddard Team in June of 2016. She graduated from Ramapo College and earned her BS in Psychology. Ms. Paige studied Education at Bergen Community College prior to completing her bachelors degree. Ms. Paige is very sweet by nature and loves to engage with the children in her care. She has a very patient and calm demeanor which always creates a nurturing environment for her students. Ms. Paige has worked in every classroom of our school and has now found a permanent home in our Kindergarten classroom. She feels as though children learn best through a great teacher and a general eagerness to learn. Her positive attitude makes her a great asset to our school. She is also CPR and First Aid certified.
  • Ms Stephanie

    Ms Stephanie

    Assistant Teacher- Get Set
    Ms. Stephanie joined the Goddard Team in September 2021. Prior to joining our team, Ms. Stephanie studied Early Childhood Education at Bergen Community College. She previously worked with toddlers and now she is excited to jump into the Get Set 1 classroom to put all her experience to use! She believes that children grow at their own pace and as a teacher, it is her job to observe and help each child grow to their full potential. Ms. Stephanie is a bubbly and warm hearted individual and loves greeting each child every day with a big hello to make them feel welcomed and loved in her class. In her spare time, she loves spending time with family including her young nephews!
  • Ms Valerie

    Ms Valerie

    Assistant Teacher- Junior Kindergarten 1
    Ms. Valerie became a member of the Goddard staff in August 2018. She is a graduate of Dumont High School and also attended Parisian Beauty Academy. Before joining our staff, Ms. Val held a position as an Assistant Teacher in a preschool classroom. Ms. Valerie loves working with children and making sure they are safe and happy while in her care. She is eager to learn more about Early Childhood Education while she works as an Assistant Teacher in any of our Goddard classrooms. She has spent a lot of time as an Assistant Teacher in both our Infant class and Junior Kindergarten. She loves working with the Junior Kindergarten age group as “Ms. Val” forms special bonds and relationships with each of her students. She really gets to know each child and what makes them unique and is sure to boost their confidence as young learners in the class. Ms. Valerie has a bubbly personality and always has her students laughing! Ms. Valerie is CPR & First Aid certified
  • Ms Lisa

    Ms Lisa

    Resource
    Ms. Lisa joined the Goddard Family in 2009. Prior to joining our team, Ms. Lisa worked as an Assistant Teacher in a Kindergarten classroom for many years. Ms. Lisa brings a tremendous amount of heart and soul into our school. Not only does she give every child lots of love and care, but she also is responsible for all our classroom and school décor. You can always tell when Ms. Lisa has been involved in a project. She is the mother of three and has also recently welcomed her first grandchild. Ms. Lisa loves working in all of our classroom, but she has a knack for working with our babies! She treats each child as if they are her own and she adds the perfect balance of her mothering nature along with her many many years of experience. Ms. Lisa is also CPR and First Aid certified.

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