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.


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 Maria

    Ms Maria

    Ms. Maria is the Somerset Goddard School Franchisee. She is involved in the daily operations of the school and prides herself in providing quality care and education to your children. Ms. Maria's personal schooling background is in Nutrition with an Masters of Science Degree from New York University. Ms. Maria was previously a health care professional: Administrator for Assisted Living. Early childhood education is a wonderful field and experience. Her commitment to you and your children is, first and foremost, their health and safety. She will also focus on their enjoyment of learning. Ms. Maria's goal is to contribute to your child's pleasant experience and to create many precious memories.
  • Miss Charisse

    Miss Charisse

    Co-Lead Teacher - Infants
    My name is Charisse. My passion has always been working with children. I am a mother of a wonderful 11 year old boy. I'm very interested in food from all over the world. My favorite color is blue. I am happy to be a teacher at the Goddard school.
  • 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!
  • Miss Nyja

    Miss Nyja

    Co-Lead Teacher Get Set
    Hi! My name is Miss. Nyja. I am the assistant teacher in the infant classroom. I have two toddlers myself and the eldest child of six ! I love assisting with the growth of children and watching them progress. My hobbies consist of anything cosmetology related. I am also in school for medical billing and coding. I enjoy learning new skills and exploring new fields.
  • Miss Tais

    Miss Tais

    Assistant Teacher - Fisr 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 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 Norma

    Ms Norma

    Assistant Teacher - Young Toddler
    Hello, my name is Norma and I am an assistant teacher. I have many years of experience working with children and I am happy to be a part of the Goddard family. I have my Associates degree in Business and have experience as an Administrative Assistant.
  • Ms Beth

    Ms Beth

    Lead Teacher - Older Toddler
    Hi! My name is Ms. Beth and I am the Lead Teacher in the Older Toddler classroom. I have over 10+ years of experience of caring for and supervising children. I understand that all children are unique and special in their own little way and I love working with children and helping them discover their abilities so they can grow!
  • Ms Melanie

    Ms Melanie

    Co Lead Teacher - Get Set
    Hi! My name is Ms. Melanie. I'm so excited to be here at Goddard and help your children learn and grow! I have been working with kids for over 9 years. I love teaching and nurturing kids.
  • 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 Lesly

    Ms Lesly

    Assistant Teacher - Pre School 2
    Hi! My name is Ms. Lesly and I am the Assistant Teacher in Pre School. I find that children are generally friendly, happy, and sweet and I love getting the chance to help them grow in their environment. I enjoy being able to put a smile on the children's faces and help them achieve goals such as writing and spelling their names. I hope to provide many great opportunities for your children while we learn from each other!
  • Ms Fatima

    Ms Fatima

    Lead Teacher- Pre-K
    I am Ms. Fatima and I am the Lead teacher in Pre-K 2. I have been working with children for over 13 years and I have my CDA. I enjoy working with children and seeing them learn, play and grow. I am so excited to be a part of your child’s education!
  • Ms Himani

    Ms Himani

    Assistant Teacher - Pre K
    Hi! I'm Ms. Himani. I have my Bachelors in Occupational Therapy. I have been working with children for several years. My own children have even attended the Goddard School! My goals in the classroom are to make learning as interactive as possible, and cater to the individual needs of each child so they can flourish and reach their full potential!
  • Miss Khaylen

    Miss Khaylen

    Assistant Teacher - Pre K
    Hi! I'm Ms. Khaylen & I am going into my final year of High School this upcoming September. I am very excited to be an assistant teacher at the Goddard School. In my free time I enjoy reading, writing and listening to music.
  •  Jada


    Hello! My name is Jada and I am a high school student and working part time at Goddard. I am looking forward to gaining a lot of knowledge from being in different class rooms and learning about milestones in the different age groups.

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