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. 

  • Mr Jeffrey

    Mr Jeffrey

    We're Michele and Jeff, and we couldn't be prouder to be the owners of The Goddard School of West Long Branch. As hands-on owners, you'll find us at the school every single day, ensuring that your child receives nothing but the best in academics and care. With four kids of our own (plus two amazing son-in-laws) and the joy of being grandparents to Ezra Jude, family is at the heart of everything we do. Before joining the Goddard family, we both had successful careers in sales management, bringing with us a wealth of experience and a passion for excellence. Now, we're channeling that same drive into creating a nurturing and stimulating environment where your child can learn, grow, and thrive. We can't wait to get to know each and every one of you and to embark on this incredible journey together. Above all, we treat every child who comes through our door as one of our own. We would love to show you our school!
  • Ms Christine

    Ms Christine

    School Director
    Since we opened our school in 1997, Christine has been the heart and soul as our Director. With a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Syracuse University and a Master's Degree in Early Childhood and Special Education from Arcadia University, she's got the smarts and the passion for what she does. But before she landed here at Goddard, she was out there in the trenches, working with Head Start, corporate childcare, and teaching parents the ropes. Christine's not just a leader in our school; she's a beacon of knowledge in the wider educational community. She's led workshops, sharing her wisdom with fellow educators on everything from child development to how to support parents better. And she's even made her mark in the academic world, with her work published in the International Journal of Play. But when she's not busy shaping minds and sharing insights, Christine's all about the simple joys. She enjoys reading, walking and spending time with her family.
  • Ms Joan

    Ms Joan

    Assistant Director
    Joan has been the Assistant Director of our school since September of 2015. An educator for over 26 years, she holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Rutgers University and her Master’s Degree in Special Education from William Patterson University. Her philosophy: "Every child is an individual and needs individual plans and goals, and parents need to know their child is safe and in a caring environment." She encourages parents to keep the school informed by making parents feel comfortable with open communication about the home and school. She makes herself available to the staff, the children, and the parents and over the years has developed many meaningful relationships. Joanie enjoys working hard to maintain the high-quality learning experience that our school is known for.
  • Ms Amanda

    Ms Amanda

    Curriculum Coordinator
    Amanda has been an integral part of our organization since 1998, bringing over two decades of expertise in early childhood education. With a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Reading from Fordham University, Amanda has continuously demonstrated her commitment to fostering a nurturing and enriching learning environment for young children. Throughout her tenure, Amanda has held various roles, showcasing her versatility and dedication to her profession. She has served as Assistant Director, Kindergarten Teacher, and most recently as the Lead Teacher for Pre-K Daisies I. In these roles, Amanda has not only imparted academic knowledge but has also instilled a love for learning in her students, ensuring they are well-prepared for their educational journey ahead. Amanda's passion for working with young children is evident in her belief that as an Early Childhood Teacher, it is essential to nurture not only academic skills but also a lifelong enthusiasm for
  • Ms Frosty

    Ms Frosty

    Lead Teacher-Infants
    Ms. Frosty has been a dedicated and passionate Infant Room lead teacher at the Goddard School of WLB for an impressive 27 years, bringing with her extensive experience in early childhood education. Holding a Child Development Associate's Degree (CDA) in Infant/Toddler Education, she is well-equipped to nurture the minds and hearts of young learners. Outside of the classroom, Ms. Frosty enjoys spending quality time with her family, including her son, daughter-in-law, and two delightful grandsons. This speaks to her nurturing nature and love for fostering relationships, both within and outside the school environment. In her teaching approach, Ms. Frosty firmly believes that children learn best through play, exploration, language activities, and music. By incorporating hands-on activities and encouraging curiosity, she creates a dynamic learning environment where the little ones in her care can thrive, make new discoveries, and grow.
  • Ms Kecia

    Ms Kecia

    Lead Teacher, Pre-K 2
    Kecia is the Lead Teacher in the Pre-Kindergarten Daisies 2 classroom. Having attended Brookdale Community College, she has been with Goddard since November of 2014. Currently Kecia is completing her Child Development Associate ( CDA) for Preschool. She uses her enthusiasm and energy to encourage the children to learn and explore. Her classroom is a safe place where the children learn about feelings, friendships, sharing, while still developing academically! She strives to be a patient and kind teacher willing to listen to both children and their parents and respond effectively to both.
  • Ms Morgan

    Ms Morgan

    Lead Teacher - Toddler 1 Room
    Morgan has been a part of our Goddard team since 2022. She holds an Associate Degree in Music Education from Brookdale College. "I've wanted to teach for as long as I can remember and love working with the little ones. They are so engaged and willing to learn new things. It's such a privilege to watch them grow into their personalities! I love working at Goddard WLB because I feel like I'm helping shape our children's lives."
  • Ms Theresa

    Ms Theresa

    Lead Teacher- Preschool
    Ms. Terry is a seasoned educator with over 22 years of experience working with children, 20 of which have been spent nurturing young minds in our program. With a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from William Paterson University, she is deeply committed to laying a strong foundation for her students as they prepare for the transition to Pre-K. Ms. Terry's approach to early childhood education centers around play-based learning, hands-on activities, and thoughtful teacher observation and planning. She understands the importance of preparing children for the structured environment of Pre-K while ensuring that they develop a love for learning that will carry them through their educational journey. In Ms. Terry's classroom, spontaneity and seizing teachable moments are prioritized to make learning fun and engaging for her students. Her patient, and respectful demeanor fosters a supportive learning environment where children feel empowered to explore, discover and grow.
  • Ms Tina

    Ms Tina

    Lead Teacher-Get Set
    Ms. Tina holds a special place in our school's history, being the first teacher hired back in 1997. With her extensive tenure, she has become an integral part of our team, currently serving as the Lead Teacher in the Get Set classroom. Tina's educational background is impressive, with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, a Master's Degree in Special Ed, and a Preschool-Grade 3 Certification. Her diverse expertise equips her with a deep understanding of child development and the ability to meet the individual needs of each student. Tina is an advocate for making learning enjoyable and engaging. She believes in the power of music, movement, and hands-on activities to foster a dynamic learning environment where children thrive. One of Tina's most notable qualities is her unwavering dedication to providing positive reinforcement to her students. Every effort made by a child is met with praise, stickers, and happy notes home, instilling a sense of confidence and accomplishment.
  • Ms Yazmin

    Ms Yazmin

    Lead Teacher, Toddler 2
    Yaz has been with Goddard WLB since 2016 and is our Toddler 2 Lead Teacher. She holds an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Brookdale Community College. She enjoys working with her class and finds that children are generally happy, curious, and anxious to learn. A favorite and important part of Yaz's program includes introducing the children to the many cultures within and outside the classroom. Her class is active with music, movement and dancing, and exploration! It is exciting to see how the children's individual personalities come out as Yaz encourages them to use their imaginations.
  • Ms Andreina

    Ms Andreina

    Assistant Teacher-Infants
    Andreina Chipana is a recent graduate of Monmouth Regional High School and is currently pursuing a nursing degree at Brookdale College with the goal of transferring to Rutgers. At Goddard, she finds joy in working alongside great colleagues and caring for the youngest children at our school, which she finds incredibly rewarding. With her dedication and passion for nurturing young minds, Andreina is a valuable member of our faculty.
  • Ms Julia

    Ms Julia

    Assistant Teacher-Toddler 1
    Ms. Julia joined Goddard West Long Branch in 2023. Julia earned her Associate's Degree in Early Education from Brookdale College. She comes to us with over 10 years experience caring for and teaching children. She believes that children can achieve anything if they're shown love and kindness. You can find Ms. Julia smiling and singing to the children in her classroom. She is warm, kind and loving. Julia is a devoted mother to Lorenzo, who also attends our school.
  • Ms Kristen

    Ms Kristen

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Kristen is a dedicated Assistant Teacher in our Infant Room. She joined our team in 2022 and brings a wealth of experience and compassion to her role. As a mother to Jacob, who also attends our school, Ms. Kristen understands the importance of creating a nurturing and enriching environment for children. Her enthusiasm and energy are a welcome addition to our school.
  • Ms Krystal

    Ms Krystal

    Assistant Teacher-Infants
    Ms. Krystal is a dedicated assistant teacher in the infant room at the Goddard school of WLB. She recently joined our school and comes to us with nearly 10 years of experience gained at another Goddard School, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role. Ms. Krystal firmly believes that children thrive in a positive and safe environment where they can play, explore and grow. Her commitment to providing a nurturing and stimulating atmosphere for the infants in her care make her a valuable addition to our team.
  • Ms Lauren

    Ms Lauren

    Assistant Teacher-Infants
    Ms. Lauren is an Assistant Teacher in our Infant Room. She joined our team in 2023 and is on the path to graduating this year with her Bachelor's Degree from Rider University in Developmental Psychology. With 3 years of teaching experience at a neighboring Goddard School, Ms. Lauren brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to her role. Ms. Lauren has a deep love for the babies in her care and firmly believes that "children are little seeds that can flourish into something amazing." Her teaching philosophy centers around providing children with the opportunity to grow and develop in a nurturing and supportive environment. Ms. Lauren's dedication to early childhood education and her commitment tto helping children reach their full potential make her a valuable member of our team.
  • Ms Mary

    Ms Mary

    Assistant Teacher-Toddler 2
    Ms. Mary G. brings over 12 years of experience working with children to her role at our school, having joined our team in 2016. Currently pursuing an Early Childhood Certification at Brookdale Community College, Mary's dedication to professional growth and development underscores her commitment to providing the highest quality of care and education to her students. During her 8 years with Goddard WLB, Mary has consistently proven herself to be an invaluable asset to both her fellow teachers and the administration. Her profound understanding of child development enables her to tailor her teaching activities effectively to meet the needs of children across various age groups. Mary's vibrant personality and infectious enthusiasm infuse her classroom with energy and excitement, keeping her students engaged and eager to learn. She firmly believes in the importance of recognizing the uniqueness of each child and strives to create a nurturing environment where every student feels valued.
  • Miss Mary

    Miss Mary

    Assistant Teacher-Get Set
    Meet Ms. Mary B, our dedicated assistant teacher in the Get Set classroom. With an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Brookdale College, Mary has been an integral part of our team since 2017. For Mary, teaching isn't just a job—it's a passion. She firmly believes that children are born with an innate curiosity about the world around them and an eagerness to learn. It's this belief that drives her every day as she works alongside our young learners. In the Get Set classroom, Mary's nurturing presence helps create an environment where children can thrive. She delights in watching them discover new things, grow, and develop their unique personalities.
  • Ms Mindy

    Ms Mindy

    Assistant Teacher
    Teaching at the Goddard School of WLB marks a fulfilling second career for Mindy Horowitz. With a BA in Accounting from Monmouth University and a background in the accounting sector, Mindy brings a unique perspective to her role. Having recently transitioned from another local childcare center, she now finds joy in working with children of all age groups at our school. Mindy finds children to be inherently playful and happy, which makes her work incredibly rewarding. Her diverse professional background, coupled with her genuine love for nurturing young minds, enriches the educational experience for both her students and colleagues alike at the Goddard School of WLB.
  • Ms Pamela

    Ms Pamela

    Assistant Teacher-Toddler 1
    Ms. Pam has been an invaluable member of our team since 2001, contributing as the Teacher Assistant in our dynamic Toddler 1 classroom. Pam's passion for working with children shines through in her dedicated approach to her role. She understands that genuine care and attention are key to fostering positive relationships with the toddlers, and she delights in the love and affection they reciprocate. Pam engages the children through a variety of activities, from singing and dancing to creative play and exploration. Pam also handles the practical aspects of caring for young children with ease. From cleaning and feeding to providing comfort and support, she ensures that the toddlers' needs are met with patience and kindness. am engages them through singing, dancing, and playful activities, ensuring they feel valued and supported. With her warm demeanor, she builds strong connections with both children and parents, fostering a nurturing environment where every child thrives.
  • Ms Sara

    Ms Sara

    Assistant Teacher-Infants
    Sara brings over 2 decades of childcare experience to her role, having joined Goddard of WLB in 2003. Firmly rooted in the belief that "Children are our future, we need to teach them well and let them lead the way," Sara embodies a nurturing and supportive approach to early childhood education. She actively engages with the children, often seen getting down to their level on the floor, where she gently guides and assists them in discovering their own path to success. Sara understands the importance of encouragement and recognition in a child's journey, always emphasizing the value of perseverance and celebrating every step of progress. While Sara cherishes the moments she spends holding and cuddling the babies, her love and care extend to all the children throughout the day. She takes great joy in providing them with the care, attention, and affection they need to thrive, ensuring that each child feels cherished and valued.
  • Ms Suheil

    Ms Suheil

    Teacher Assistant
    Miss Suheil joined us in 2017. Her motto is "Do as I do. Be caring, loveable, patient, a good listener, be kind, share, speak softly, be still." She sounds like a mom as well as a teacher and has many years to her credit being around children. Children learn by example and love to mimic so always be aware of your surroundings, your actions, and facial expressions, and your words. Suheil practices what she just need to peek into her class and see her surrounded by children and giving lots of hugs and cuddles.
  • Ms Susan

    Ms Susan

    Assistant Teacher
    You will know Sue by her loving and caring smile, and find her as Teacher in the Butterflies II classroom. She has been with Goddard since September 2004. She successfully demonstrates her deep understanding of child development by observing her fun activities as the children explore and discover and laugh! Sue loves to see the children's faces light up with smiles as she sings and gives lots of love, hugs, and comfort.
  • Ms Myriana

    Ms Myriana

    Assistant Teacher-Toddler 2
    Introducing Ms. Myriana, the newest addition to our Goddard family! While she may be new to our school, she brings a wealth of experience from her time in various childcare centers. With her warm smile and unwavering dedication, Myriana embodies the spirit of early childhood education. In the bustling Toddler 2 classroom, Myriana serves as our dedicated assistant, lending her expertise and nurturing presence to our little ones. She thrives on creating a welcoming atmosphere where children feel safe to explore, play, and learn. Despite being new to Goddard, Myriana's passion for her work shines through in everything she does. Whether she's comforting a tearful toddler or encouraging a curious mind, she approaches each day with enthusiasm and compassion.
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