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. 

  •  Marc

    Marc

    Owner / Operator
    I have been the owner of the Goddard School in Swedesboro, NJ since it opened in 2005. With three young children of my own, I understand the importance of Early Childhood Development. All three of my children have gone through the Goddard program. I enjoy working with children and love being able to offer parents a safe, nurturing environment for their children.
  •  Rachel

    Rachel

    Director
    Hello, I'm Miss Rachel! I have been with The Goddard School since 2010. I received my Associate's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix and my Bachelor's Degree in Social Science from Thomas Edison University. Over the years I have worked with a variety of age groups including our Before and After program, First Steps, Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten before being promoted to Assistant Director in 2016 and Director in 2017. I bring with me experience raising my own three daughters and a passion for innovative teaching that focuses on supporting the whole child both emotionally and academically. My goal as Director is to fully support all Goddard families as well as the excellent teachers in each classroom to fully foster a school that provides growth and achievement.
  •  Theresa

    Theresa

    Assistant Director
    I began working at The Goddard School in Swedesboro in the Fall of 2011. I started my career as a substitute and became full time staff. Over the years, I have worked in a variety of age groups from First Steps to Before and After. In the Fall of 2015, I became the Preschool 2 lead teacher before moving to the Pre-Kindergarten program in the Fall of 2017. I became the Curriculum Coordinator in the fall of 2017 and oversaw lesson planning and documentation for all classrooms and worked closely with lead teachers to develop important educational skills. I am currently working towards my second Bachelor's degree in Instructional Design and will graduate with my Master's Degree in 2023. In July of 2020, I became Assistant Director and am committed to making the Goddard School a community of diverse and caring educators.
  •  Jennifer

    Jennifer

    Classroom Resource Administrator
    Hello, I'm Miss Jenn! I have been working in early childhood education since 2005 when the Goddard School in Swedesboro opened. Over the years I have worked with many different age groups including First Steps, Get Set, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Before and After. I have my associate's degree in Early Childhood Education and believe in fostering and nurturing the whole child. In my free time, I love spending time with my husband and two sons!
  •  Erica

    Erica

    Lead Kindergarten Teacher and Quality Assurance Administrator
    Hello, I'm Miss Erica. I have been working with children since my freshman year of high school, taking early childhood development classes. From there, I worked a number of years in a center before joining the Goddard team. I have worked with a variety of age groups including Preschool, Get Set and Summer Camp. I became the lead teacher in the Get Set classroom in 2019 and am now the lead teacher in the Jr. Kindergarten classroom! It is exciting and rewarding to watch our little ones grow, learn and have fun and I enjoy the relationships I develop with both the children and families!
  •  Kaydene

    Kaydene

    Lead Teacher
    Hello, my name is Kaydene Hanson. I have two little girls who attend The Goddard School and love being here. I have over 10 years experience working in early childhood education. I have decided to make teaching children my life's work because I believe early childhood education sets the foundation for a lifetime of learning. I am devoted to the social and emotional development of each child and make it my goal to ensure each child receives the best care and love that they all deserve.
  •  Michele

    Michele

    Lead Teacher
    Hello! I have been with The Goddard School since October 2018 but I have been in the childcare profession for nearly 20 years and have raised two children of my own. I love teaching children and thrive on seeing them happy. Another benefit to my position here is helping new parents become happy and comfortable and giving them a great experience.
  •  Michelle

    Michelle

    Lead Teacher
    I have been with the Goddard School since August of 2006. I graduated from Kingsway Regional High School and have been working with children since I was 16 years old. I started working in preschools right after high school and have worked with every age: Infant through 11 years old. My goals are to be able to watch the children in the school grow, learn, and develop self confidence. Knowing that I have made a positive impact in their lives makes me happy. I love my job because I come to work and see them smiling, laughing, and learning and I know that I was a part of that.
  •  Shanika

    Shanika

    Lead Teacher
    Hi! I bring with me to Goddard many years of experience in Early Childhood, elementary and secondary education. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in General Science with a concentration in Kindergarten-6th grade and a Master of Education Degree in elementary/secondary school counseling. I have over 10 years experience in education and 6 specifically in Early Childhood. What I enjoy most about teaching is helping children learn, grow and having fun in the process!
  •  Alexa

    Alexa

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, I'm Miss Alexa and I am currently a senior at Gloucester Catholic Highschool. In the future, I plan to major in Elementary Education in college and am excited to gain teaching experience at the Goddard School. I have experience working with school age summer campers and especially enjoyed planning physical activities for students to keep them active throughout the day. I believe that all children learn at their own pace and want to make my students feel comfortable and confident in their abilities.
  •  Brandie

    Brandie

    Assistant Teacher
    I joined the Goddard team in the fall of 2020! I have previous experience working with children 7 to 18 months old. I am very excited to be a part of the Infant room team and am excited to experience infants develop at such an important time in their childhood! I am passionate about bonding with children and watching them grow!
  •  Carleigh

    Carleigh

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi! I am Miss Carleigh! I joined the Goddard team in 2019 with three years of early childhood education experience and 1 year of nanny experience. I aim to create a safe and happy place for my students to learn and develop their personalities. I love to bake and spend time with my family in my free time. In the classroom, I love music activities and getting to spend one-on-one time with students during lunch time!
  •  Darla

    Darla

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, I'm Miss Darla! I recently graduated with my Associate of Science Degree in Education from Rowan College of Gloucester County. I believe children are full of curiosity and should be given opportunities to explore their personal educational interests. In the future, I plan to complete my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Special Education.
  •  Jessica

    Jessica

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, I'm Miss Jessica. I am currently a student at Rowan College of South Jersey studying to pursue a degree in Education and History. I love teaching about weather and learning individual characteristics of my students. I believe every student is unique and require their own special attention.
  •  Jackie

    Jackie

    Lead Teacher
    Hello! I am excited to be a part of the Goddard team and enjoy being with the little ones in the Get Set classroom. I have experience helping take care of the children in my family and I am eager to be able to learn more through my experience here. What I enjoy most about my position here is helping children make friends, work together, build their self-confidence and independence. I also cherish the relationships I build with our little ones and their families.
  •  Madison

    Madison

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, I'm Miss Madison and I am currently pursuing my master's degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science at Rowan University! I have been working in childcare for three years and love getting kids up and moving with planned outdoor and gross motor activities. I pride myself on bringing my knowledge in nutrition and exercise into the classroom to keep children engaged.
  •  Mary

    Mary

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, my name is Miss Mary! I have been working in early childhood education for over 15 years. I have experience teaching all age groups, but I love working with First Steppers and young toddlers! Before working at the Goddard School, I owned my own “in-home” childcare for a group of 6 children. My favorite activities include singing along with children and watching them explore art materials!
  •  Olivia

    Olivia

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, I'm Miss Olivia! I am currently a senior at Gloucester Catholic Highschool and am excited to develop a strong foundation for my teaching skills at the Goddard School. I previously volunteered at a local summer camp and enjoyed interacting with school age students and organizing activities for them to complete throughout the day. I believe it is important to be understanding and patient while children are developing their knowledge and to reassure them with positivity and encouragement.
  •  Raven

    Raven

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, I'm Miss Raven! I am a recent graduate of Kingsway Regional Highschool and a current student at Rowan College of Gloucester County. I grew up in a large family with many younger siblings. I have experience as a babysitter and summer nanny for children ages newborn to 12 years old. I believe all children communicate through their actions and require individualized attention from their teachers. I enjoy doing creative arts with students and reading stories!
  •  Robin

    Robin

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, my name is Robin! I have been here,at Goddard, since 2012. I attended High School in Brooklyn, NY and while there completed a Montessori Training Program for Early Childhood Development. I have worked in early childhood for over 17 years as an in home provider and in classroom settings. My goal as an Early Childhood Educator is to provide children with a loving, nurturing, safe environment to learn, grow, and play in. I love the element of joy and surprise that comes over a child’s face when they have learned and accomplished something for the first time.
  •  Rosaria

    Rosaria

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, I'm Miss Rosie! I am currently a student at Rowan University and majoring in Psychology. I received my Associate's degree in Elementary Education from Rowan College of Gloucester County in 2021. Throughout high school and college, I became a student instructor of Brazilian Jui Jitsu at Wolf BJJ in Sicklerville, NJ. I work with children ages 5-10 in developing new skills, understanding how to work together and respect within the jui jitsu studio. I love working in the classroom environment and believe children learn best in positive and engaging environments.
  •  Tashika

    Tashika

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, My name is Teika! I have enjoyed working in the Preschool 2 classroom since 2018 and being a part of the team. I have many years experience working with children of all different age groups and have two boys of my own. It has been exciting and very rewarding witnessing the children in our class soak up something new everyday and I’m happy to have already built lasting relationships with my students and their families!
  •  Veronica

    Veronica

    Assistant Teacher
    I'm Miss Veronica! I am currently a student at Salem County Community College and will begin classes at Rowan University for Early Childhood Education in the fall of 2023. My love for children began when I started babysitting in high school. I believe children are unique and require a loving, nurturing environment.
  •  Tytiana

    Tytiana

    Lead Teacher
    Hi, I'm Miss Tytiana! I recently joined the Goddard teaching staff in August of 2022. I previously worked as an infant specialist for the JC Penny Photo Studio. Working with children during photo sessions sparked by passion for Early Childhood Education. Growing up, I was heavily involved in the community and always found ways to give back to the community by working with organizations like Citizen's Police Academy and the Bread and Roses foundation. I am thrilled to provide my students with quality learning experiences and make long-lasting connections at The Goddard School.
  •  Sky

    Sky

    Lead Teacher
    Hi, I'm Miss Sky. I joined the Goddard team in March of 2021. I am excited to be involved in the classroom routines and lives of students at the Goddard School in Swedesboro. My teaching philosophy focuses on making children feel safe and secure in the classroom so they can develop freely. I love that all students learn at different paces and love watching them reach new educational goals!
  •  Breanna

    Breanna

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, I'm Miss Breanna! I have been working in early education since 2021 and have experience in Toddler and Preschool age classrooms. While in the classroom, I believe the best way to keep students learning is to make activities fun and engaging! My favorite learning activities involve music and sing along songs!
  •  Erin

    Erin

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, I'm Miss Erin! I am currently pursuing an Education degree at Rowan University in hopes to become an English teacher. While in high school, I completed my Child Development Associate certificate and have experience working with a variety of age groups. I have experience writing lesson plans, implementing small learning groups and classroom management skills. While in the classroom, I enjoy sharing positive interactions and creating a space where children feel proud of their accomplishments. I love teaching positive affirmations and communication skills between peers!
  •  Lordess

    Lordess

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, I'm Miss Lordess! I am currently in college as a nursing student and wish to be a pediatric nurse. Growing up, I am the oldest of 5 children and always enjoyed getting to take care of my younger siblings. I began babysitting in high school before deciding to work in early education while attending college. I love being able to connect with children through meaningful communication and learning experiences. My favorite activities in the classroom include story time and art activities!
  •  Emily

    Emily

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, I'm Miss Emily! I recently joined the Goddard School Swedesboro staff over the summer. Previously I have worked with a variety of age groups including Infants, Toddlers, Get Set and Preschool! I believe children learn best through active engagement and interesting activities. I love incorporating the arts into the day with my students and especially love singing!
  •  Madison

    Madison

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, I'm Miss Madison! I'm currently an Education student at Cumberland County College, with plans to pursue my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education to become a Kindergarten teacher. I have had a love for children since an early age and have always wanted to be a teacher! Prior to working at the Goddard School, I worked as a public-school aid in an inclusive classroom. I love being able to build relationships with my students and help them achieve their educational goals.
  •  Ava

    Ava

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, I'm Miss Ava! I am currently enrolled at Rowan College of South Jersey and majoring in Early Education. I have been working in early education for 3 years and plan to pursue a career as a pre-kindergarten or kindergarten teacher. I have worked with infants, toddler and preschool age children! In my free time, I volunteer at Dream Park with "Therapy for Children," a program that allows children to interact with horses and other animals.
  •  Ava

    Ava

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, I'm Miss Ava! I joined the Infant room teaching staff this year and love getting to spend my days connecting with my students! I believe in teaching social-emotional and communication skills early so children can learn how to express their feelings and creativity early in life! I love the arts and find joy in planning art exploration activities for my students.
  •  Brittany

    Brittany

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, I'm Miss Brittany! I recently joined the Goddard School of Swedesboro's teaching staff and am excited to begin my teaching career. I grew up babysitting for family members and am eager to learn more about lesson planning and student assessment. I enjoy learning personal details about my students to help them feel comfortable in the classroom. My favorite children's books are "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss and "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle.
  •  Brittany

    Brittany

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, I'm Miss Brittany! I graduated from Rowan University with an associate's degree in Social and Human Services and a bachelor's degree in Psychology. While pursuing my bachelor's degree, I worked as a nanny for a family of 4. After I graduated college, I worked as a behavior technician for special needs students to help them learn social and life skills. I have experience leading my own Pre-Kindergarten classroom and am very excited to share my knowledge as an educator at the Goddard School! My teaching philosophy involves creating a nurturing environment to help my students be comfortable and confident in the classroom while participating in joyful learning activities.
  •  Rylee

    Rylee

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, I'm Miss Rylee. I am currently enrolled in Rowan College of South Jersey as a nursing major. Prior to joining the staff at the Goddard School Swedesboro, I was a nanny for 2 years! I have always enjoyed working with children and plan to pursue a career in pediatric nursing after I graduate college. I believe children deserve an engaging and interactive learning environment. I enjoy reading students stories and dancing with them!
  •  Kelsey

    Kelsey

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, I'm Miss Kelsey! I am a recent graduate of Clearview Regional Highschool, were I attended classes for Child Development. My classes taught me the importance of creating safe environments for children to learn. As an educator, I enjoy making my students laugh with fun games and silly songs.
  •  Leah

    Leah

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, I'm Miss Leah! I'm a recent graduate of Woodbury High School where I participated in a program to help young girls with their education and to develop life skills. I enjoy helping children develop their creativity and enjoy all things art! I also enjoy story time and exposing children to a variety of children's books.
  •  Tamara

    Tamara

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, I'm Miss Tammie! I am a mother of 4 children and have worked in early education since 2006. Prior to joining the Goddard School of Swedesboro, I assisted children and young adults with disabilities, worked as a lunch aid for grades kindergarten through 8th grade, and worked as a counselor for an afterschool program. I love providing a consistent presence in the lives of children and helping them develop individual personalities.
  •  Virginia

    Virginia

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, I'm Miss Ginger! Prior to joining the Goddard School of Swedesboro, I worked at a summer camp program and helped children ages 2 to 15 years learn life skills. As an educator, I believe children should be individually supported to help promote self-confidence. Learning environments should be exciting and provide a variety of learning experiences to help all children enhance their skills and education.
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