Our Teachers

Our teachers blend the highest education standards with nurturing care to help foster well-rounded child development.


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. 

  • Miss Christine

    Miss Christine

    Christine Matthey is the On-Site Owner of The Goddard School of Westampton. As a mother of 3 children, she has always understood the importance of early childhood education. Christine has a Bachelor's Degree in Education and a Teacher Certificate K-5. She also holds a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Principal Certificate K-12. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership. She has many years of teaching experience as well as administrative experience working in private, parochial, and public school systems. Christine and her team are committed to providing the highest quality preschool experience for the children in the community. Our unique nurturing approach will give your child the opportunity to develop into a joyful, confident learner who is prepared for success in school and in life.
  • Ms Mickayla

    Ms Mickayla

    Assistant Director
    My name is Mickayla Rush. I graduated from Rowan University in 2021 with my B.A in General Psychology. I have been working with children for about 8 years and I absolutely love what I do. I have worked with all age groups with different learning styles and personalities. My goal is to make the school a safe and inviting space for everyone! In my spare time I help coach cheerleading at Burlington Township, which is the same cheerleading program that I grew up in.
  •  Ashley


    Administrative Assistant
    Hello, my name is Ashley, I have an A.S in Criminal Justice and B.A credits in Special Education/ Elementary Education. I believe that nurturing starts at home and continues wherever the child is located, especially for the majority of their day. The same can be said about education. We are all students who are constantly in a state of learning. In my spare time I like to read and I am in the process of learning how to crochet. Previously, I was a sub para in Trenton and subbed at a few school until I became a permanent para at a school in Trenton. I taught math to a group of students and taught science to the entire class. In the future I can not wait to be a mom! Not yet... but one day!
  • Miss Luzviminda

    Miss Luzviminda

    Lead Teacher Infants
    Miss Minda is the Lead Teacher in our Infant classroom. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and has over five years of experience teaching children. Miss Minda loves working with children and teaching them how to be successful in everything they do, whether through learning or play. In her spare time Miss Minda enjoys watching tv, cooking, and spending time with her teenage daughter.
  • Miss Loretta

    Miss Loretta

    Assistant Infant Teacher
    My name is Miss Loretta the assistant teacher in the infant classroom, I believe that good communication, boosting self-esteem, and forming great connections with both the children and parents are the key to success. I strive to create a warm and welcoming space where kids feel safe to express themselves and develop their social skills. In my spare time I am a Mental Health Technician and I attend Church. I am thrilled by the endless possibilities that lie ahead and look forward to embracing all that life has to offer.
  •  Srivarshini


    Assistant Infants Teacher
    My name is Srivarshini Pallempati. I love working here at The Goddard School as an assistant teacher. This is my first time as an assistant teacher. I am here to assist my lead teacher and take care of the children as they need me. I love spending time with them. I live in Mount Laurel with my husband and two beautiful kids. My favorite food is chicken, pasta, and rice with Coke. I love being with my kids and playing with them.
  • Ms Yenel

    Ms Yenel

    Assistant Infant Teacher
    My name is Yenel and I am new to the early childhood field, but have worked as a church youth leader in my local church for four years. I am assisting in the infant classroom and I believe that children deserve a well rounded education to help them grow. In my spare time I like to watch movies and shows. I also like to crochet. I am excited to learn how to care for children and their individual needs and desires.
  • Miss Chelsea

    Miss Chelsea

    Lead First Steps Teacher
    Hello, my name is Chelsea Holcomb. I work in the First Steps classroom. I currently have my Child Professional Diploma, and I am pursuing my Early Childhood Associates Degree. Working with the kids everyday I love watching them learn and grow. When I am not working at The Goddard School I love being outdoors, either hiking, fishing, or sitting by a campfire listening to country music. I also enjoy a day at the beach with family and friends. Some of my favorite things are the color blue, target, and steak.
  •  Ja'niyah


    Assistant Teacher
    Hi! I am Ja'Niyah, I received my associates degree from Morgan State University and I am now on my journey into the childcare field. As the oldest of six siblings, I am no stranger when it comes to children. I have a passion for helping all children reach their full potential, I encourage the children to be curious and take chances when learning. In my spare time I love to be with my siblings and do different activities with them. I also enjoy reading, morning walks and baking. I am excited to keep growing and making positive impacts on not only the children's lives but myself and those who I surround myself with.
  •  Lesly


    Assistant Teacher Toddler
    Hello, my name is Lesly Santos. This is my first year working in education. I am also currently in college, majoring in Health Science. One of my favorite things about Early Childhood Education would be getting to know each and every child, and being a part of their learning process. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, going to the beach, and camping. My favorite foods are Italian and Spanish foods. My favorite desserts are cheesecake and tiramisu. Also my favorite beverages are iced coffee and Pure Leaf Raspberry Tea.
  •  Morgan


    Assistant Teacher
    My name is Morgan and I am currently assisting in the Toddler classroom. I attend Rowan College with a major in Special Education. My first job was a baysitting position, and I loved it. I knew after that my passion was teaching. The most important rule I set for myself while working here at the Goddard School is ensuring safety at all times and making sure I help the children develop their learning skills in our classroom. Outside of work, my hobbies are shopping, drawing and cooking.
  • Ms Zoey

    Ms Zoey

    Assistant Teacher
    My name is Zoey, I graduated from Rancocas Valley Regional High School in 2023, and now attend The University of New Haven, majoring in Health Science with a Public Health minor to become an OBGYN. I have worked at my church's youth group and I am also a server. I love interacting with the children and learning new things about each of them. In my spare time, I love to travel! I have been to Liberia three times, London and Belgium. Fun fact: My Mom also works at The Goddard School!
  • Miss Shiane

    Miss Shiane

    Lead Teacher Twos
    Hello, I am Shiane White. I am the Lead teacher of the Two’s classroom here at The Goddard School. I have been a part of The Goddard School since 2018. I love that I can come into work everyday and help shape little minds so that eventually they will become beautiful, bright, and wonderful minds. Outside of school, I sing in my church choir, cook, and spend time with family. Some of my favorite things are Target, Bath & Body Works, and the color yellow.
  •  Siani


    Assistant Teacher Twos
    My name is Siani Young. I am an assistant teacher in the Two’s classroom. I have worked in childcare for six years now, and it is truly my passion. I love coming to school and seeing my students get excited to see me, because I really enjoy teaching each child. I enjoy reading, cooking, and all animals. Some of my favorite things are potatoes, the color turquoise, and the flowers called forget me nots.
  •  Christina


    Lead Teacher Get Set
    Hi, my name is Christina Swirbel, but I go by Tina. I have been working with children for 30 years. I took ten years off from working to raise my son, I have been back working for five years now. I am the assistant teacher in the Bridge classroom. I enjoy watching them learn and grow each day.
  • Ms Brooke

    Ms Brooke

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello! My name is Brooke and I am currently studying elementary and special education at Rowan University. I have experience working with children as a substitute aid as well as volunteering as a Volleyball Coach. My biggest joy in the classroom is watching the children learn and grow. In my free time I am a very active person, I love to play sports and spending time with my family and friends.
  • Mrs Astra

    Mrs Astra

    Hello! My name is Astra, and while my background may be in business, my passion for fostering growth and learning transcends industries. My approach to education is centered around fostering a love for learning and instilling essential life skills such as communication, problem-solving, and socialization. I believe in the importance of creating a safe and nurturing space where toddlers can feel empowered to express themselves, take risks, and develop a strong sense of self-confidence.
  •  Jeanette


    Lead Teacher Prekindergarten
    Hello! My name is Jeanette Cruz, born and raised in Puerto Rico. I have been an elementary/preschool teacher for 12 years now and I absolutely love my Job! I am also a mother of two, Shaday and Abimael, and I am an Abuela of two DJ and Kay. When I am not teaching I am dancing or singing! My favorite color is teal, my favorite season is Summer, my favorite food is tacos, and my favorite things are fruity candles.
  •  Dennice


    Assistant Teacher Prekindergarten
    My name is Dennice Stribling. This is my first year working with Preschoolers, as a teacher assistant. My favorite thing about working with preschoolers is not just helping in the class, but learning so much from each individual child. I enjoy spending time with my husband of 46 years, my four children, and my eight grandchildren. I also spend a lot of time with my friends whom I attend church with. Some of my favorites include; lasagna, banana pudding, sweet potato pie, and coffee.
  •  Melvina


    Assistant Teacher Prekindergarten
    Hello! My name is Melvina Yarngo. I am from Liberia, Africa. I moved to New Jersey in 2020. I am blessed with one beautiful daughter. I have worked as a Residential Caseworker for 24 years, before transferring to early childhood education. I love working with children. I also enjoy cooking and making new friends. My favorite drink is Kool-Aid, my favorite candy is Skittles, and my favorite food is chicken.
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