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 Sanjay

    Mr Sanjay

    Owner
    Sanjay Tuladhar is the owner of The Goddard School in Skillman. The kind of environment children grow up in during their early formative years has a direct and profound impact on their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development that lasts a lifetime. In recognition of this important phase of a child’s development stage, along with his lifelong passion for education, Sanjay is proud to present this state-of-the-art facility to the community where children can learn and grow in a fun and safe environment, guided by teachers with the highest qualifications. Sanjay holds an MBA in finance from NYU, B.S. in Electrical Engineering from RPI, and B.S. in Physics/Economics from Wesleyan University. He has held many leadership positions in bellwether financial institutions like Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, and Barclays. He strives to bring the same passion, focus, and professionalism from his days on Wall Street to serve the discerning families of our community.
  • Ms Heather

    Ms Heather

    Director
    Ms. Heather is a Director of the Goddard School in Skillman, NJ. She received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and English from Kean University. She has been with The Goddard School since 2010 and has over 15 years of experience with early childhood education. Miss Heather believes that education is a combination of academic, social, emotional, and physical development and that teaching the correct way at a young age helps children become lifelong learners. She lives in Bordentown, New Jersey with her husband Luis and two children, Jayden and Ella, along with their dog Canela
  • Ms Jackie

    Ms Jackie

    Lead Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Jackie has an associate degree in Elementary Education from Raritan Valley Community College and a bachelor’s degree in Global Studies where she explored many different cultures and traditions from countries all over the world! She has over five years of experience with toddlers and enjoys watching them grow and learn each day! She believes that each child has their unique way to explore the world through the different domains of learning. She is proud to watch children reach their potential and develop their own personality. In her free time, she enjoys relaxing with friends and cuddling with her dog, Mac.
  • Ms Izabela

    Ms Izabela

    Lead Twos Teacher
    Ms. Izabela earned her Master's degree in Biology with a specialization in teaching at the secondary level. She also finished her postgraduate studies in Integral Early Childhood Education. She believes each child is unique with special talents and strengths that should be promoted at each level of education, and it's the responsibility of educators to properly direct their emotional and cognitive development to equip them with the essential knowledge and life skills. She is a huge proponent of continuous education in life, constantly striving for personal growth and professional development. She recently graduated from RVCC, where she completed the Health Science program and earned an Associate degree in Science. A healthy lifestyle is a priority that she is going to incorporate into her curriculum as well.
  • Ms Mangal

    Ms Mangal

    Lead Infant Teacher
    Ms. Mangal is our lead Infant Teacher. She is a certified Child Development Associate with over 12 years of early childhood education experience in various early childhood institutions such as The Goddard School, Knowledge Beginnings, Kindercare, and Johnson & Johnson Child Development Center. After earning her bachelor’s degree in financial management from Mumbai University, she pursued her original passion for creative child enrichment, earned her CDA in 2009 & has maintained those credentials. In her free time, she loves to read, cook new cuisine & travel. Her motto in life is “To Be Proactive Than Reactive”, which she applies to her profession too. Every day she looks forward to making a difference in the lives of babies and to see smiles on the faces of families.
  • Ms Munzarin

    Ms Munzarin

    Lead Pre-K Teacher
    Ms. Munzarin has been working in Early Childhood for the past ten years. She is passionate and motivated to create a fun learning atmosphere and make the time memorable for her students. Munzarin believes in positive-reinforcement teaching techniques to encourage students' behavior and growth. She has a bachelor's degree in History, Economics, and Political Science, a CDA, which she earned in 2000, an International Montessori Teaching Diploma in Early Childhood from North American Montessori Center, and an Advanced Fashion Design Diploma. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family and friends and go for long drives. She volunteers with her son in a refugee English Language literacy program to teach refugees from Afghanistan and Syria.
  • Ms Sarah

    Ms Sarah

    Lead Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Sarah is our toddler teacher. She earned her CDA in 2017 for infant/toddler program. She has over 14 years of experience working with young toddlers and infants in many childcare settings. She loves watching children grow with learning and play. She has a special heart for all children and is dedicated to helping them reach their full potential.
  • Ms Mani

    Ms Mani

    Lead Pre-K Teacher
    Ms. Mani finished her education at the Indian Institute of Technology in India, after which she pursued her Ph.D. from Purdue University in Biophysics and Biochemistry. She has spent over six years teaching biology to undergraduate students at Purdue University. She has two young children and, while raising them, discovered the love for educating, and found enabling children very fulfilling and rewarding. She believes that each child is unique in their strengths and abilities and learns in different ways and that it is important for a teacher to recognize those specific needs and adapt to help them become independent and grow as creative thinkers and problem solvers. Ms. Mani is a long-distance runner and has run several marathons including those for charities helping fund cancer research. In her free time, she loves music, reading, and spending time with her family.
  • Ms Poornima

    Ms Poornima

    Lead Pre-K Teacher
    Ms. Poornima graduated from The University of Mysore in India and has earned her Master of Art degree along with a Bachelor of Education degree. She has spent over 4 years in teaching social, economic, and language in the higher primary and pre-university college. Her passion is teaching and has volunteered teaching kids of ages between 5-12 years. She has received a community leadership award from Literacy Volunteers Family Center. She was also awarded a certificate for Parent Leadership Training from Stamford Public Education Foundation. Poornima loves to sing and is interested in stage activity. Poornima is highly motivated, enthusiastic, and a dedicated teacher who wants all children to be successful learners. She thoroughly enjoys working with children and encourages creative expression. Poornima has one child and has helped him to love learning, where he has won prizes in educational activities.
  • Ms Rachel

    Ms Rachel

    Lead Twos Teacher
    Ms. Rachel has an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Middlesex County College and a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Kean University. She has over five years of experience in the teaching field, and enjoys providing a safe, fun, comfortable, and educational environment for children to grow. She believes that each child is unique and likes to show them how to be responsible and independent learners. Rachel also enjoys giving them the tools to believe in themselves and to respect one another. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with families and friends, and making arts and crafts.
  • Ms Triesha

    Ms Triesha

    Lead Bridge Teacher
    Ms. Triesha is currently in school obtaining her bachelor's degree in psychology, with a focus in adolescent psychology, as well as a minor in Human Resources. She has a passion for helping and working with children. Ms. Triesha had multiple years of childcare experience ranging from being a teacher at Kumon to being a full-time nanny. She enjoys teaching children how to express themselves through different forms of art, reading, singing and dancing. She believes that the early stages of childhood and education are extremely important for a child's development, and it brings her great joy to be able to work with children at such a young age and have such a profound impact on their early childhood development.
  • Ms Christhea

    Ms Christhea

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Chrissy graduated from Berkeley College in Woodbridge NJ with a fashion and business degree. She has been working with children since 2020. It really became a passion for her as she watched children grow and learn new things while in her care. Ms. Chrissy believes that children make coming to work very amusing and fun. She enjoys teaching them new things and enjoys seeing their progression with learning as the days go by. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, trying new foods and traveling.
  • Ms Karen

    Ms Karen

    Resource Teacher
    Bio to come soon ...
  • Ms Ajita

    Ms Ajita

    Lead Pre-K Teacher
    Bio to comeMs. Ajita has a Master of Engineering in Computer Science from Pune University, India. She has over 10 years of teaching experience of different age groups, along with 5 years of Cambridge Exam Officer experience. She believes that every child grows in their own unique ways, they each develop at their own level and they all have their own values and beliefs. She is committed to the development of the whole child physically, mentally, culturally, intellectually and socially. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family and friends. soon ...
  • Ms Amanda

    Ms Amanda

    Lead Twos Teacher
    Ms. Amanda is a lead teacher in the Twos A classroom. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Child Advocacy and Policy from Montclair State University in 2022. During her undergraduate years she was a research assistant in a spatial ability lab for children with down syndrome. Ms. Amanda is dedicated to helping children reach their full potential, and encourages student learning at an individual pace.
  • Ms Roswelin

    Ms Roswelin

    Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Roswelin has over 4 years of experience working with infants and toddlers. Before moving to New Jersey, she lived in Texas, where she spent most of her time in schools, especially The Goddard School and Primrose School. Roswelin loves to see the changes in children as they grow and develop. From taking their first steps, to saying their first words, she finds it wonderful to see the transition. Roswelin feels that she is also learning from them as well. She is a mother to a beautiful little girl named Jasmine. She loves being outdoors, reading, and spending time with her family.
  • Ms Kumkum

    Ms Kumkum

    Lead Preschool Teacher
    Ms. Kumkum is our lead Preschool teacher. She has her masters in English Literature with a degree in Mass Communication and Retail Management. After her long 10 years experience in the retail industry as a Retail Head, she started her own school in India. She has been teaching for more than 6 years now. Ms. Kumkum has experience in Montessori schools and also other schools like Kinder Care and The Learning Experience. She loves being with children. She enjoys helping them learn and grow in a safe and clean environment. Her main goal is to provide children with a proper base which will nourish them for their future.
  • Ms Pooja

    Ms Pooja

    Assistant Preschool Teacher
    Ms. Pooja is our assistant teacher in the Preschool classroom. She graduated from The University of Delhi and has earned her Bachelor of Arts degree along with an Early Childhood Education Diploma from South Delhi Polytechnic School in India. Through a blend of play-based activities, interactive lessons, and personalized attention, Pooja ensures that each child's unique strengths and needs are met. She has two young daughters and in her spare time, she loves to do gardening and spend time with her family and friends.
  • Ms Serena

    Ms Serena

    lead teacher
    Bio to come soon ...
  • Ms Grace

    Ms Grace

    teacher
    Bio to come soon ...
  •  Spencer

    Spencer

    Resource Teacher
    Bio to come soon ...
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