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. 

  • Mr Bryan

    Mr Bryan

    Owner
    Mr. Bryan was destined to be the owner of a preschool, and he has been the owner/operator of The Goddard School located in Princeton since 2004 when the school opened! His retail and customer service background, combined with a passionate love for children, made it a logical choice. Mr. Bryan has a proven track record of 20+ years successfully running small businesses prior to opening The Goddard School located in Princeton. Add in his experience raising his own two daughters, and it is easy to see why Mr. Bryan's school was named "Rookie School of the Year" in its first year of business, as well as being in Goddard Systems' "Circle of Excellence" almost every year since. Mr. Bryan resides in Upper Freehold, NJ with his two children and a menagerie of animals. Running The Goddard School located in Princeton is Mr. Bryan's full-time job and he is very proud of his School AND its teachers. Mr. Bryan looks forward to meeting you when you come for a visit!
  • Ms Melissa

    Ms Melissa

    Director
    Miss Melissa is the Director of our school. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Centenary University. Miss Melissa has been with The Goddard School since 2017. She has served as a Lead Teacher in both our toddler and preschool programs. Her passion for working with children began when she was working as a nanny and a paraprofessional aide in a preschool classroom. When asked why she enjoys working in early childhood she said because, “Everyday is always something new and exciting. There is no greater joy for me then to be in a field where I am providing children with a fun and safe learning environment!”
  • Ms Donna

    Ms Donna

    Director
    Miss Donna is the Director of our school. She graduated with her Associates Degree in Psychology from Middlesex County College. She has been with The Goddard School since 2016. Miss Donna has served as a Lead Teacher in our Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten program. She is from New Brunswick, NJ and enjoys spending her free time shopping, reading, and hanging out with her friends. Miss Donna has been working with children of all ages for many years in the school setting. When asked why she enjoys working with children, she said because “They make me happy and I love seeing their faces light up when I enter the room!” Miss Donna is so excited to learn something new from the children each and every day.
  • Ms Jennifer

    Ms Jennifer

    Assistant Director
    Miss Jennifer is the Assistant Director. She has been a part of The Goddard School since 2004! Miss Jennifer attended Middlesex County College where she studied Early Childhood Education. Miss Jennifer has an incredible amount of love and passion in working with younger children. Over the past 14 years, she has devoted her time into providing a fun and nurturing environment where children can grow into the little individuals they are meant to become. Miss Jennifer is a mom of two, who both attended as infants and graduated from the Goddard School. In her free time, Miss Jennifer likes to spend time with family. When asked why she enjoys working with in early childhood she said, “it is enjoyable to see how excited they get when they learn something new!”
  • Ms Dorrit

    Ms Dorrit

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Dorrit is the Lead Teacher of our Infant classroom and she has been working at The Goddard School since 2004! Miss Dorrit attended Bethany College in West Virginia and completed her Child Development Associates Degree through Goddard University. Over the years, she has devoted hard work, love and compassion in nurturing all of the babies in her care. In her free time, Miss Dorrit enjoys listening to music, reading, entertaining and cooking for her friends and spending time with her nephew and two brothers. When asked why she enjoys working in early childhood she said, “there can never be enough people in their lives to love them, nurture them, listen to them and encourage their dreams.”
  • Ms Sarah

    Ms Sarah

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Sarah is the Lead Teacher of our Toddler I classroom. She graduated from Wheelock College with a Bachelors Degree in Human Development and a concentration in Early Childhood Education. Miss Sarah has been at The Goddard School since 2007! Her passion and dedication for working in early childhood allowed her to receive her Masters Degree in Education while still working at our school. Her past experiences in working with children includes student teaching with four and five year olds as well as working as a Student Director Intern where she assisted in preparation for NAEYC accreditation. In her spare time, Miss Sarah enjoys reading, going to the beach, going to the movies, shopping with friends and taking her dog to the park. When asked why she enjoys working with in early childhood she said “it is amazing to watch them grow and develop. Also with a laugh or a hug, they make a bad day better!”
  • Ms Colleen

    Ms Colleen

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Colleen is the Lead Teacher of our Pre-K I classroom. She has been working at The Goddard School since 2015! She attended Middlessex County College where she obtained her Associates Degree in Applied Science, as well as being a certified Teacher Assistant. Miss Colleen is always finding new and innovative ways to engage the children to learn through fun and playful activities! Miss Colleen’s experience in working with children started when she was a teenager and has loved every moment of career since. In her free time, Miss Colleen enjoys to read, spend time with her son, family, and dog! When asked why she enjoys working in early childhood she said, “no two days are ever the same. Children can find wonder and joy in the most simple experiences or the most complex activities. You never know what adventure you will have on any given day!”
  • Ms Natalie

    Ms Natalie

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Natalie is the Lead Teacher in our Pre-K II classroom. She attended Eastern University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a background in Early Childhood. Miss Natalie joined The Goddard School in 2021 with experience working with children as a babysitter and teacher in her church’s nursery school. In her free time, she enjoys reading, crafting, and baking. When asked why she enjoys working with children, Miss Natalie said, “everyday is something new and it’s an honor to be a part of the future!”
  • Ms Lorraine

    Ms Lorraine

    Assistant Teacher
    Miss Lorraine is the Assistant Teacher in our Infant classroom. She is a graduate of Hamilton High School West and still resides in her hometown. She is an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary Colonial Volunteer Fire Company. Her previous experience in working with children includes babysitting. In her free time, Miss Lorraine enjoys crafting, playing bingo, and spending time with her family, friends, and cats. When asked why she enjoys working with children, Miss Lorraine said, "I'm excited to have the opportunity to learn from the children every day"!
  • Ms Meera

    Ms Meera

    Assistant Teacher
    Miss Meera is an Assistant Teacher at our school. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Vocal Music from Miranda College in Delhi, India. Her previous experience in working with children includes working in a local public school district as a substitute teacher from all grades ranging from elementary to high school. In her free time, Miss Meera enjoys reding books and singing. She also regularly plans musical group events for adults and children in her community. When asked why she enjoys working with children, Miss Meera said, "I worked with children for 20 years and I continue to learn from them every day"!
  • Ms Namitha

    Ms Namitha

    Assistant Teacher
    Miss Namitha is the Assistant Teacher in our Infant classroom. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from Mumbai University in India. Her previous experience in working with children includes being a substitute teacher as well as volunteering in her children's schools. In her free time, Miss Namitha enjoys stain glass painting. When asked why she enjoys working with children, Miss Namitha said, "I love children and I believe that I can understand them to help support their growth".
  • Ms Iryna

    Ms Iryna

    Assistant Teacher
    Miss Iryna is an Assistant Teacher at our school. She earned a Bachelor's Degree from Ternopil National Pedagogical University in Ukraine. Her previous experience in working with children includes being a Kindergarten English teacher in Ukraine. In her free time, Miss Iryna enjoys spending time with her children, walking, and reading. When asked why she enjoys working with children, Miss Iryna said, "they encourage you to use your imagination and find new, creative ways to do a variety of things"!
  • Ms Sherianne

    Ms Sherianne

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Sheri is the Lead Teacher of our Preschool II classroom. She is a graduate of Stockton University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology! In her free time, Miss Sheri likes to spend time with her family and friends, shop, go to the beach and watch football. Her previous experience in working with children includes babysitting. When asked why she enjoys working with children, Miss Sheri said, "Children are always so curious and excited to learn!"
  • Ms Charlotte

    Ms Charlotte

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Charlotte is an Assistant Teacher in our Preschool I classroom. She is originally from Ghana and spent many years in Atlanta before relocating to the Princeton area. Miss Charlotte has a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Rasmussen College. In her free time Miss Charlotte likes to relax, listen to Gospel music, travel, cook, and spend time with her grandchildren. Miss Charlotte has been working in early childhood education for over 20 years! When asked why she enjoys working with children, Miss Charlotte said, "They have a lot to teach me as well. I strive to have a positive impact on their lives and learning. It is my goal for all of my students to be successful in life"!
  • Ms Ana

    Ms Ana

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Ana is the Lead Teacher of our First Steps Classroom. She is originally from Colombia where she earned two Associate's Degrees from Colegio de la Immaculada. Her previous experience in working with children includes being an au pair for three years and as a nanny. In her free time Miss Ana enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, reading, and being outdoors! When asked why she enjoys working with children Miss Ana said, "children bring happiness and make the world a better place. I love being able to witness their growth every step of the way!"
  • Ms Kashmere

    Ms Kashmere

    Assistant Teacher
    Miss Kashmere is an Assistant Teacher in our Toddler classrooms. She is from Trenton, New Jersey and is in the process of earning her Child Development Associate credential. Miss Kashmere also holds a medical administration certificate and is a certified notary! Her previous experience in working with children includes working at other child care facilities. In her free time, Miss Kashmere enjoys going to the gym, reading, and writing. When asked why she enjoys working with children, Miss Kashmere said, "I enjoy being able to play a role in their development and foster skills that will help them to succeed in the future. Working with children is very rewarding".
  • Ms Trinity

    Ms Trinity

    Assistant Teacher
    Miss Trinity is an Assistant Teacher in our Get Set classroom. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and doing makeup and eyelashes! Miss Trinity's previous experience in working with children includes babysitting and caring for her siblings, cousins, and being a mom to her own little one! While in high school, she earned the Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish. When asked why she enjoys working with children Miss Trinity said, "each child is unique and has something new to teach us. I look forward to learning and growing alongside the children each and every day"!
  • Ms Telina

    Ms Telina

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Telina is an Assistant Teacher in our First Steps classroom. Her previous experience in working with children includes working at another child care center and caring for her family members. In her free time, Ms. Telina enjoys singing, listening to music, and reading. When asked why she enjoys working with children Ms. Telina said, “I love being a part of their lives. I enjoy caring for children and making their experiences the best they could possibly be each day!”
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