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. 

  • Ms Jaynne

    Ms Jaynne

    Owner
    Jaynne is the owner of The Goddard School located in Hastings on Hudson. She earned her BA in Dance from Point Park University and has taught dance and gymnastics to children of all ages for almost ten years. She has been a flight attendant for the last 25 years, but is most excited to be back in an environment that is dedicated to children and fun! Jaynne and her husband, John, have two children and are committed to making their school a welcoming and nurturing environment for every child in their care.
  • Ms Casey

    Ms Casey

    Operational Director
    Ms. Casey is the Director of Operations. She has a Bachelor's Degree in English and Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany and a Master's Degree from Pace University. She has 10 years of experience in child care and has been with us for over eight years years. Casey has gained experience through teaching the ages of 18 months to 5 years old. Her experience ranges from Toddler gymnastics to structured learning. She believes that children learn and develop through a playful and nurturing environment.
  • Mrs Kristy

    Mrs Kristy

    Educational Director
    Ms. Kristy is the Educational Director of our school. She has earned her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development, and is currently enrolled to obtain a director's credential and Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Before becoming our educational director Kristy was a preschool teacher for over 17 years. She has over a decade of experience in Creative curriculum and childhood assessment and 17 years of experience in play based programs. She has taught ages ranging from 3 yrs old to 6 years old. She believes that children learn best through a play based philosophy. Ms. Kristy has two children of her own. What we love about her is her loving nature and patience.
  •  Adriana

    Adriana

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Adriana is the Lead teacher in the Toddler 1 classroom. She has her Associate's Degree in Early childhood from Westchester Community College and over 5 years experience working in childcare. She is nurturing and absolutely loves the Toddler age group!
  •  Andrea

    Andrea

    Preschool 2 Head Teacher
    MS. Andrea is the head teacher in our Preschool 2 classroom. She has over ten years of experience working with children in the early childhood field. She has obtained an Associate's Degree from Monroe College. Ms. Andrea is a dependable leader and she is a wonderful addition to any team.
  • Ms Ashley

    Ms Ashley

    Lead Teacher Pre-K 2
    Ms. Ashley is the Lead Teacher in our Prek 2 Classroom. She has a bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Benedict College in South Carolina, and she has also finished her CDA program. She has completed the Pyramid Model training for Preschool/ Prek. Ashley believes that playing is one of the key components of learning. She is energetic and enthusiastic, which helps promote our philosophy of learning through play.
  • Ms Frances

    Ms Frances

    Lead Prek
    Ms. Frances is the Lead teacher in our Pre Kindergarten classroom. She has her Associates Degree in Liberal Science from Mercy College. She has been working with young children for the past ten years and has always found the early education field to be very rewarding. Her personal philosophy is "Children will be children; encourage them and they will reach greatness."
  •  Joselyn

    Joselyn

    Lead Teacher
    Joselyn is a wonderful addition to our Goddard Team as a lead teacher of the young toddler classroom. She has many years of experience working with young children. Joselyn is very outgoing and has a great demeanor. She is well-liked by all her peers and can work with any age group. Currently, she is working towards her CDA and early childhood certificate.
  • Ms Bonnie

    Ms Bonnie

    Floating Assistant/Administration
    Ms. Bonnie is a substitute teacher. She has a Master's Degree in Special Education and is a New York State certified teacher. She has many years experience as a teacher and director of Special Education programs. More recently, Bonnie has worked in preschools in lower Westchester. Bonnie loves the opportunity to work with all age groups!
  •  Bristol

    Bristol

    FLoater
    Ms. Bristol is the assistant teacher in the Pre-K 2 classroom. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Family and Children Services and a minor is Sociology. Most of her experience in working with children has been working with The Boys and Girls Club as an activity coordinator. She helped engage children of various ages and helped develop curriculum
  •  Cynthia

    Cynthia

    Assistant
    Ms. Cynthia is the Assistant Teacher in our Preschool 3 classrooms. She has over five years of experience working with toddlers and preschool aged children. Ms. Cynthia obtained her A.A.S. in Liberal Arts and Sciences. She is currently enrolled in nursing school.
  •  Kaitlin

    Kaitlin

    Assistant teacher
    Kaitlin is an assistant teacher in PreK 2. She has her bachelor's in Speech-Language Pathology with a minor concentration in early childhood education, completed at Lehman College. Although Goddard is the first school with which she is employed; she has volunteered at Lehman College’s speech clinic reading to children ages: 3-4. She has a passion for teaching children, and she is a huge believer in play-based learning to help kids develop and flourish in their own ways.
  •  Kathryn

    Kathryn

    Reasource
    Kathryn is a floater teacher that primary helps in the toddler classrooms and with administration. She helps out with daily activities such as lunch, pick up and snack. She has experience as an assistant teacher in the toddler age group. Kathryn loves working in a childcare setting and watching the children learn and develop into caring and independent individuals.
  • Ms Molly

    Ms Molly

    Prek 2
    Ms. Molly is a Floater teacher in our program. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Geography. She has over 9 years of experience working with children as a lifeguard, Water Front Director and Preschool Teacher. What we Love about Ms. Molly is her loving and gentle personality.
  •  Skaila

    Skaila

    FLoater
    Ms. Skaila is a floater teacher in our infant and toddler classrooms. She is currently working part time and going to school for her Bachelor's at Lehman college. Her experience in childcare is primarily as a nanny, but is looking forward to gaining some experience teaching in a classroom.
  • Ms Tiffany

    Ms Tiffany

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Tiffany is the assistant teacher in our Preschool 2 classroom. She has several years of experience working with children ages 2-12. Ms. Tiffany also has a Bachelors of Science from SUNY Oneonta. Her favorite activity is participating in sports!
  •  Antonietta

    Antonietta

    Floater
    Ms. Toni is a floater for our Prek classrooms. She is a mom of 2 grown children and has gained experience working with children through her work with the Ability Beyond program. There she worked with disabled teens and adults and helped them learn life and job skills. We love her outgoing personality and positive energy.
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