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. 

  • Ms Rachel

    Ms Rachel

    Lead Teacher Infants
    I am Ms. Rachel and I am the Lead Teacher in Infants at the Goddard school. I am a High School graduate and have been working with children since 2013. I am very excited to be working with your families!
  • Ms Emelita

    Ms Emelita

    Lead Teacher Young Toddler
    Hello! My name is Emily. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education in the Philippines. I have taught for 17 years before I moved here, & have worked in Preschool for over 5 years. I'm so glad I've joined the Goddard team!
  • Ms Himani

    Ms Himani

    Assistant Director
    Hello Families! My name is Himani. I am working at the Goddard School as Assistant Director with our fantastic team to provide leadership and positive guidance for the successful outcomes. Before being promoted to this position, I taught the Pre-K classroom. I have my Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy. Furthermore, I have been working with children for over 10 years and love working with them and seeing their bright, beautiful smiles each and every day. I strongly believe in creating an engaging environment that encourages students to strive for excellence and embrace their uniqueness where children are offered a variety of experiences that instill in them a life-long love of learning. My own children have even attended the Goddard School. I am so excited to be the part of the Goddard Family and part of your child's early childhood education!
  • Ms Shehla

    Ms Shehla

    Lead Teacher Preschool 2
    I am Ms. Shehla and I am the Lead Teacher in Preschool 1. I have over 15 years of experience in Early Childhood Education and have a high commitment in quality teaching. I am excited to be a part of the Goddard Family and ecstatic to teach your children!
  • Ms Rida

    Ms Rida

    Lead Teacher Pre-K
    Hi, I am Ms. Rida! I have more than a year and a half experience with Pre-School and Pre-k. I love interacting with the children , listening to their stories and seeing how quickly they grow . I believe we never stop learning and I always want my students to know that we can learn from each other.
  • Miss Skyler

    Miss Skyler

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello! My name is Skylar, I'm an assistant teacher for Pre-School 1. I am a senior in High School and hope to study social work in college. My favorite thing to do is cheerleading!
  • Miss Tais

    Miss Tais

    Assistant Teacher First-Steps
    Hello! My name is Tais, I just graduated from Franklin High School then I will be attending Raritan Valley Community College to begin my pursuit of a degree in Physical Therapy. I'm glad to be here at the Goddard School with your little ones. I enjoy watching them grow and hope to help them while they're here at the Goddard School!
  • Ms Sima

    Ms Sima

    Assistant Teacher
    My name is Sima. Teaching and sharing your knowledge is the best thing a person ca offer to human kind and more particularly to innocent children. When it comes to teaching. I can say my heart is full for them.
  • Ms Vanessa

    Ms Vanessa

    Owner
    I have been a part of early childhood education for the past 14 years with experience in not just teaching and directing but also in the development of science and early reading enrichment programs for young children that are geared towards building a strong foundation for future success. i am extremely passionate about working with young children and my goal is to provide a safe nurturing and loving environment in which children can explore their full potential through hands-on, interactive methods of learning, whilst building strong social relationships and connections. I have a background in business administration and have established a successful cultural organization where children can immerse themselves in different programs like performing arts, music, coding etc thus enhancing their education.
  • Mrs Janani

    Mrs Janani

    Co-Lead Teacher Young Toddler
    Hi! I’m Ms. Janani. I graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in computer science. I have 5+ years of experience in the IT industry. I have a true passion for working with our youngest learners! I strive to create a community of learners that nurtures this growth in a positive, fun environment. I am proud and excited to be part of Goddard School - Early Childhood Development. I look forward to working together with you as partners in your child’s growth and development!!
  • Ms Elizabeth

    Ms Elizabeth

    Director
    My name is Elizabeth Tierney, or Ms. Lizzie if you’d like! I’ve been working in the Early Childhood Education field for over 20 years and I am so excited to be a part of the Goddard team! I began my journey in ECE as a Pre-K teacher and moved up with my students to Kindergarten. From there I began to gain experience as a manager and over the years have led many centers to success! Some of my achievements include national accreditation through NAEYC at 5 separate centers, celebrated being a star-rated center twice while managing centers in Louisiana and Mississippi, and my biggest achievement has been watching all the children in my care grow and succeed! I graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in English and over the years have completed numerous trainings, courses and certifications in the ECE field. I am currently working towards my Diversity, Equity and Inclusion certificate and I’m excited to share all I have learned with the team and families.
  • Ms Ashley

    Ms Ashley

    Lead Teacher First Steps
    Hello Parents. My name is Ms. Ashley Gittens and I am from Guyana. I am so excited to be part of your kids day and life. I love kids and enjoy nurturing the little minds to grow and love together.
  • Ms Andraina

    Ms Andraina

    Lead Teacher Toddler
    Hi, my name is Andraina Rios. I have my associates in science. I am currently pursuing a degree in K-6th grade bilingual education at Kean University. I started working with children in 2019. I have enjoyed watching each child learn and grow - physically, socially and emotionally. It is truly rewarding. In my free time I love to spend time with my husband and my two wonderful children. We love taking nature walks and exploring new parks as well as visiting museums and learning more about art and history. I am very excited to be part of the Goddard School and getting to meet everyone!
  • Mrs Ayesha

    Mrs Ayesha

    Assistant Teacher Toddler
    Hi ! My name is Ayesha. I studied Information Technology Engineering. I am a mother of a 4-year-old girl. I am looking forward to work with you and your child as we teach them to reach for the stars. It will be a year of magical wonder and amazing growth for your little star. I give importance to communication which is the key to your child's success and to a great parent /teacher relationship. I truly believe that their success begins with making them comfortable in the classroom. I strive to create a space for students to explore their own learning styles, help in developing their interests and guide their absorption of the material. I am proud to be a part of Goddard school. I'm looking forward to our preschool adventure with your child and family.
  • Ms Isis

    Ms Isis

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello ! I’m Ms. Isis Gonzalez I’m really excited to work with your little ones I am determined to help all children learn and excel in a very nurturing environment. I will treat your children as though they are my own .
  • Ms Aminah

    Ms Aminah

    assistant teacher
    Hello. My mame is Ms. Aminah and I am an Early Childhood Education student. I am the assistant teacher of Get Set. I have been working with children for over two years. I am a mother to a son here at the Goddard School. I enjoy knitting, sewing and baking. I also enjoy going on road trips down South with my family.
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