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. 

  •  Karyn

    Karyn

    Owner
    I am one of the owners at The Goddard School in Toms River 1. I have my degree in Early Childhood Education, and have been working in the Childcare profession for over twenty five years. I have been a teacher for all ages from 6 weeks to 6 years along with being a Director and Assistant Director over the years. I have volunteered as a soccer coach for children and love being a mom to my son Will. I want to thank you for entrusting your child's education in The Goddard School.
  •  Suzanne

    Suzanne

    Owner
    I am one of the onsite owner's of The Goddard School of Toms River 1. I have my Bachelors Degree from Kean University with a double major in Psychology and in Education. I worked eight years for the Division of Youth & Family Protection investigating child abuse and neglect. I have volunteered as a soccer coach for the past 10 years and I also volunteer as a Cub Master for Pack 6 Cub Scout group. Much of my spare time is dedicated to children and our community. I believe the most important thing a teacher can do is look at each child as an individual. I thank you for putting your trust in our school.
  •  Jami

    Jami

    Educational Director
    Ms. Jami, Educational Director I am the Full time Educational Director. I graduated from Georgian Court University and hold a Kindergarten through Eighth Grade teaching certificate and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. I have been with the Goddard School for the past 17 years, as Assistant Director for 5 years, nine years of experience was teaching Kindergarten and the previous three years, I was Head Teacher in the Pre-K classroom. I believe the most important thing a teacher can do is to portray a positive attitude towards learning and most importantly towards their development.
  •  Danielle

    Danielle

    Assistant Director
    My name is Miss Danielle and I am the Assistant Director here at our school. I have over 15 years experience working with children and I hold my PreK to 3rd grade certificate. I am excited to be a part of the Goddard School. I believe the most important thing an educator can do is have compassion, determination and understanding that every child learns in different ways.
  •  Danielle

    Danielle

    Administrative Support
    Ms. Danielle, Administrative Support I enjoy spending time in all the different classrooms getting to know all the children. I have been with the Goddard School for over 14 years. I believe the most important thing a teacher can do is redirect and guide children.
  •  Elyssa

    Elyssa

    Curriculum Coordinator
    Ms. Elyssa, Curriculum Coordinator I was the Head Teacher in the Sparkling Seahorses Pre-K class for the past 15 years. Prior to my time at Goddard, I taught Pre-K for seventeen years in the Trenton area. I have my Child Development Accreditation. I am very excited to be a part of The Goddard School family and seeing the children explore and learn every day. I believe that the most important thing a teacher can do is to help a child develop a positive self esteem.
  •  Christine

    Christine

    Pre-Kindergarten
    Miss Christine, Assistant Teacher Seahorse class. I am the Assistant Teacher in the pre-k classroom. I enjoy interacting with all the children and getting a chance to watch them learn and grow. I have my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ocean County College and have experience working with children throughout the years. I believe the most important thing a teacher can do is help children develop learning skills at a pace that supports their needs.
  •  Michele

    Michele

    Pre-Kindergarten
    Miss Michele, Assistant Teacher Sparkling Seahorse classroom. I have over 20 years experience working with children. I also have personal experience raising my four children. I am excited to be here to help your children learn, and watch them grow. I believe the most important thing a teacher can do is to love and care for each and every child.
  •  Alexis

    Alexis

    Pre-Kindergarten
    Ms.Alexis, Head Teacher in Marvelous Manatee Pre-Kindergarten classroom. I am happy to be a part of the Goddard School. I am currently attending Ocean County College for my degree in education. I believe the most important thing a teacher can do is to have patience and to understand each child.
  •  Kathy

    Kathy

    Pre-Kindergarten
    Miss Kathy Lead Teacher in the Marvelous Manatee Pre-K classroom. I am retired public-school teacher and have taught classes ranging from Kindergarten - 8th grade for 32 years. I love working with children and am so excited to be working at the Goddard school to help nurture, encourage, and help each child grow at their own pace. I believe the most important thing a teacher can do is to help children become the best they can be in a safe, secure environment.
  •  Carolyne

    Carolyne

    Preschool
    Miss Carolyne, Teacher Assistant in the Super Seals Preschool classroom. I graduated Monmouth University with a BA in Art and have worked with children for over 18 years. I believe children's faces should light up when they walk into a classroom. I am happy to be part of the Goddard School team. I believe the most important thing a teacher can do is be happy and loving to a child.
  •  Lisa

    Lisa

    Preschool
    Miss Lisa, Lead Teacher in the Super Seals Preschool Classroom. I graduated from William Paterson University with a degree in Early Childhood Education and Sociology. I have been teaching for over 35 years and have taught all ages from 1 to 6 years. I am the mother of four children and have been blessed with my first grandchild. I have just relocated from North Jersey and am thrilled to be a part of The Goddard School. I believe the most important thing a teacher can do is to provide a warm, loving, and enriching environment.
  •  Jennifer

    Jennifer

    Toddler
    Hi, My name is Miss Jennifer and I am the full time lead teacher in the Jellyfish classroom. I studied child psychology at the College of Staten Island. I have 6 years' experience working with young children. I am happy to be a part of the Goddard Family. I believe the most important thing a teacher can do is to provide a loving and caring environment for the children to want to be a part the class day after day.
  •  Melanie

    Melanie

    Preschool
    Miss Melanie is the Lead teacher in the Lovely Lobsters Preschool class. She joins the Goddard School with her Associates Degree and over 12 years of experience teaching children. My favorite part of being a teacher is the meaningful relationships she builds with her students. I believe the most important thing a teacher can do is be positive and consistent.
  •  Melissa

    Melissa

    Get Set
    Miss Melissa, Lead Teacher in the Fantastic Fish, Get Set classroom. I have over 21 years of experience, including 5 children of my own. I am excited to be a part of the Goddard School. I believe the most important thing a teacher can do is keep calm.
  •  Angela

    Angela

    Get Set
    I am a mother of 3 wonderful children. I come to the Goddard School with 20 years of experience working with children. I am excited to be a part of the Goddard family. I believe the most important thing a teacher can do is teach with love, respect, patience and encouragement.
  •  Paige

    Paige

    Toddler
    Miss Paige is the Assistant Teacher in the Wonderful Whales Toddler Classroom. I has been working in childcare for over three years. I am a mother of two daughters currently enrolled at The Goddard School. Working with children reminds me of how amazing and exciting the world can be. I believe the most important thing a teacher can do is build a relationship with the children and their parents.
  •  Kym

    Kym

    Infant
    Miss Kym, Lead Teacher in the Darling Dolphins Class. I am the Head Teacher for the children in the Infant classroom. I have over 20 years experience working with infants and toddlers. I have completed my Child Development Associates certification for infants and toddlers and have worked at The Goddard School for the past eighteen years. I hope to fill your child's time with fun learning experiences at The Goddard School. I am an active member of NAEYC. I believe the most important thing a teacher can do is to comfort a child and make the atmosphere happy.
  •  Tracy

    Tracy

    Infant
    Miss Tracy, Assistant Teacher Darling Dolphins. I have worked with children for over 30 years. I am excited to be a part of the Goddard School family. I believe the most important thing a teacher can is listen and teach without discrimination.
  •  Justin

    Justin

    School Age
    Mr. Justin, School Age Support Teacher. I am a teacher with the school age children for before & after care and summer camp. I am a former Goddard School graduate and am thrilled to have the opportunity to teach this generation of children. I am currently enrolled in college to get my teaching degree. My experience was gained in Boy Scouts training the younger scouts on my way to achieving my Eagle Scout. I believe the most important thing a teacher can do is show patience and discover which learning technique is best for each child.
  •  Beth

    Beth

    Classroom Trainer
    Ms. Beth, Classroom Trainer & Building Floater I train staff in Iters & Ecers and help all the classrooms teachers be their very best. I have a Child Development Associate and over 10 years of experience working with young children and their families. I also have hands on experience raising my young daughter! I am happy to be here to help your children learn and watch them grow. I believe the most important thing a teacher can do is nurture, love and teach by example.
  •  Michele

    Michele

    Toddlers
    Miss Michele, Assistant Toddler Teacher in the Wonderful Whales. I come to the Goddard School with over 5 years experience working with children and am excited to be a part of the Goddard family. I believe the most important thing a teacher can do is encourage children to love learning.
  •  Diane

    Diane

    Classroom Support
    Miss Diane, School Age Support Teacher. I spent my career working with young children. I have over nineteen years of experience in the profession of Early Childhood Education. I enjoy guiding children as they reach their developmental goals. I believe the most important thing a teacher can do is make each child feel they are special.
  •  Menna

    Menna

    First Steps
    Miss Menna, Lead Teacher in the Terrific Turtles classroom. I earned a BA in Accounting while living in Egypt. I have always had a love for working with children and have gained wonderful experience raising my two daughters. I believe the most important thing a teacher can do is teach love and respect.
  •  Wendy

    Wendy

    First Steps
    Miss Wendy, Assistant teacher in Terrific Turtles First Steps Classroom. I gained my experience in childcare while helping home school my niece and nephew. I love working with children and am happy to be a part of the Goddard team. I believe the most important thing a teacher can do is be patient.
  •  Daniela

    Daniela

    Infant
    My name is Daniela. I am an Assistant Teacher in the Darling Dolphins Classroom. I have over 10 years of experience working with children and plan to return to school to further my childcare education. I believe the most important thing a teacher can do is be kind and patient with them.
  •  Jack

    Jack

    School Age
    Mr. Jack, Assistant Teacher in the Playful Porpoise school age. I am currently attending Caldwell University to obtain my Bachelors Degree in Education were I play lacrosse for the Caldwell University Men Team. I gained my experience assisting with the school age child as a summer camp counselor. I believe the most important thing a teacher can do is teach respect by showing respect.
  •  Victoria

    Victoria

    Classroom Support
    Miss Tori is a building floater and support staff. I currently attend college working toward my Bachelor's Degree in Health Science at Stockton University, to become a Pediatric Nurse. I am so excited to be a part of the Goddard family and look forward to working with all these wonderful children. I believe the most important thing a teacher can do is help the children socially and emotionally.
  •  Jenna

    Jenna

    Teacher Assistant
    Miss Jenna, Classroom Floater. I have done community service with children in my school district for many years. I am currently attending Stockton University to earn a masters degree in Occupational Therapy. I believe the most important thing a teacher can do is care for children properly and help them grow.
  •  Sandra

    Sandra

    Teacher Assistant
    Miss Sandra, Classroom Floater. I have my Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Seton Hall. I come to the Goddard School with over three years experience and I am excited to be a part of the team. I believe the most important thing a teacher can do is provide a safe and fun learning environment.
  •  Gabi

    Gabi

    Teacher Assistant
    Miss Gabi, Classroom Support. I come to the Goddard School with years of experience working in Childcare in Brazil and am excited to be a part of the Goddard family. I believe the most important thing a teacher can do is be patient.
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