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. 

  • 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
    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 Tais

    Miss Tais

    Assistant Teacher
    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.
  • Ms Marilyn

    Ms Marilyn

    lead teacher Pre-School
    I have worked with preschool children for over 20 years. I enjoy arts and crafts and developing minds of young children through science and STEAM activities. I have won many awards in the past for creativeness in the classroom and I do believe that young children should explore and always be themselves as they learn through hands-on experiences. I am a graduate of Kean University, Middlesex County College, and holds many certifications in child development and education. I am so excited to bring my love of education to our preschool program and am looking forward to working with all the students and families to make each day memorable!
  • Mrs Janani

    Mrs Janani

    Assistant Teacher
    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.
  • Miss Kelly

    Miss Kelly

    Lead Teacher Infants
    Hi! My name is Kelly and I’m a Lead Teacher here at Goddard. I’ve been with Goddard for about 5 years. I came with over 10 years of experience in childcare, working with every age group before. I absolutely love working with the little ones! I have my high school diploma & a background in nursing and healthcare. I am in the process of finishing my CDA. I also have a 14-year-old daughter named Riley!
  • Ms Ashley

    Ms Ashley

    Assistant Teacher
    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

    Assistant Teacher
    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!
  • 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 .
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