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. 

  • Miss Christine

    Miss Christine

    Owner
    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.
  • Mrs Arnae

    Mrs Arnae

    Director
    Arnae Corbett is the Director of Education and training of the Goddard School of Westampton. She has a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and her Teaching Certification in Birth to 4. She taught preschool for fifteen years and then transitioned into administration. Her love for education has led her to pursue her masters in Curriculum and Instruction. She truly enjoys creating an environment of learning that educates teachers with the necessary tools to promote development.
  • 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 Chelsea

    Miss Chelsea

    Assistant Teacher Infants
    Hello, my name is Chelsea Holcomb. I work in the Infant 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.
  •  Sierra

    Sierra

    Assistant Teacher Infants
    My name is Sierra Gates. I have worked in Early Childhood Education for about two years predominantly with infants. I am currently finishing my associates in Liberal Art and Sciences, and will continue my studies in pediatric neurodiagnostics. I have completed about 280 clinical hours in the emergency department at Southern Ocean Medical Center. I am Basic Life Support (BLS) certified. I love fashion, travel, and various outdoor activities. I am currently training for half marathons and love to challenge myself in various aspects of my life.
  •  Lesly

    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.
  • 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.
  •  Kayla

    Kayla

    Assistant Teacher Twos
    Hello, my name is Kayla Rusin. I am the assistant teacher for the Two’s classroom. I found my love for teaching early on through providing childcare to many families. My favorite pastimes are spending time with my little sister, learning to play new songs on my Ukulele, and caring for my two dogs. My favorite thing about teaching is the bond I am able to form with my students and be a role model for them.
  •  Siani

    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

    Christina

    Assistant Teacher
    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.
  • Miss Ayannah

    Miss Ayannah

    Preschool
    My name is Ayannah Corvil. I am 19 years old. I have worked with kids for about a year now, previously working in a summer camp and now in an early childhood center. I have a strong passion for working with children. I am currently in school studying English to become a family lawyer. Outside of work and school I spend quality time with my mom and friends. I enjoy going to the beach, especially Atlantic City to walk the boardwalk. I also enjoy trying new restaurants. I am very excited to work with the kids and help them grow everyday.
  •  Srivarshini

    Srivarshini

    Assistant Teacher Preschool
    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.
  •  Jeanette

    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

    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

    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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