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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. 

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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. 

 Nan & Gary

Nan & Gary

Owner
WELCOME to our Faculty page! Here you'll learn about the outstanding 35-person team of directors and caring, educated, experienced, credentialed lead, assistant and flex teachers – as well as flex resources -- we've assembled to provide children who are six weeks old to Pre-Kindergarten age with the best early childhood preparation for social and academic success the best early childhood care, development, and education experience in the area. To deliver the best, our caring, compassionate faculty and staff will pursue Operational Excellence in all that they do including developing and maintaining classroom environments that reflect our SOAR Philosophy because they are Safe and simply arranged, Orderly, Aesthetically pleasing, and Respectful. At our school, your child will learn for fun – and for life - through carefully developed, daily lesson plans based on Goddard Systems’ Fun Learning Experience (F.L.EX.®) curriculum. The F.L.EX. develops the whole child by incorporating language, literacy, social and physical skills, social studies and STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math. Now that you learned something about our school and our faculty, here are some things you might want to know about us: Nan graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Home Economics that includes a concentration in Child Development & Family Relations and a specialization in Medical/Vocational Rehabilitation. She’s also an interpreter for the deaf, a Certified American Montessori Society Infant/Toddler Teacher, holds First Aid, CPR and MAT certificates and has more nearly twenty years of experience with child care, daycare, and early childhood education centers. Gary grew up in West Irondequoit where his mother also taught in elementary schools. He has advanced degrees in Architecture and Engineering Management from Cornell and Drexel respectively, and is a retired architect, innovator, business executive, and non-profit board leader. Additionally, he is Chair of the Engineering Technologies Department at Monroe Community College overseeing programs in construction, electronic, mechanical, mechatronics, and optical systems technology. We have two grown children, live in the Town of Pittsford - not far from the school, and have also lived in the villages of Pittsford and Fairport at one time or another over the past 40 years. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our school sometime soon!
 Carrie

Carrie

Director
Carrie is our director of education. Her background includes: • M.S., Childhood & Special Education – Roberts Wesleyan College • B.S., Sociology – Nazareth College • New York State Teaching Certificate • Other Certifications: First Aid, CPR, MAT • Ten years of experience in child care and early childhood education as a Toddler, Early Preschool, Preschool and Pre-K Teacher and Assistant Director at The Goddard School
 Lisa

Lisa

Director
Lisa is our center director. Her background includes: • B.S., Fine Arts – Nazareth College • Child Development Associate Credential – Infant & Toddler Education • Other Certifications: First Aid, CPR, MAT • 20 years of experience -- including 10 years at The Goddard School -- in daycare, after school care and early childhood education as a teacher and director
 Alyssa

Alyssa

Lead Teacher
Alyssa is a co-lead teacher in our Pre-Kindergarten Program. Her background includes: • M.A., Emerson College - Theatre Education • B.A., Theatre & Performance and Arts Management - SUNY Purchase • School of the Arts - Rochester, NY • Teacher's Assistant Certification • Other Certifications: Applied Theatre Education - Massachusetts, Sheltered English Immersion • Two years of Pre-K-12 teaching experience and more than five years of directing and choreography experience
 Casey

Casey

Lead Teacher
Casey is a lead teacher in our Toddler Program where we have one teacher for every five children in a classroom with up to 10 children. Her background includes: • B.A., Psychology – Nazareth College • A.S., Science – Monroe Community College • Other Certifications: First Aid, CPR • Six years of experience providing early childhood and school-age child care and education in the Rochester area including one year as an Assistant Preschool Teacher and one year as an Assistant Coordinator for a Before and After School Program at the YMCA
 Cassidy

Cassidy

Lead Teacher
Cassidy is a lead teacher in our Pre-K Program. Her background includes: • B.S., Elementary Education - SUNY Buffalo • A.A., Childhood Education, Monroe Community College • Three years of experience working with children at Monroe BOCES and the Pittsford YMCA
 Heidi

Heidi

Lead Teacher
Heidi is a lead teacher in our Get Set Early Preschool Program where we have one teacher for every five children in a classroom with up to 10 children. Her background includes: • Coursework in Early Childhood Education – Empire State College • Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential (Preschool) • Other Certifications: First Aid, CPR Instructor • Experience as a child care center Director and as a preschool teacher and Pre-K teacher at Rochester area centers.
 Lindsay

Lindsay

Lead Teacher
Lindsay is a Lead Teacher in our Older Toddler program serving students who are between 28 and 36 months old. Her background includes: • B.A., Psychology – St. John Fisher College Major: Developmental Psychology • Experience working with preschool- and Kindergarten- age children in Rochester-area public schools.
 Lucy

Lucy

Lead Teacher
Lucy is a lead teacher in our Toddler Program where we have one teacher for every five children in a classroom with up to 10 children. Her background includes: • B.A., English - SUNY Cortland • Three years of experience providing early childhood and care and education in Upstate New York
 Michelle

Michelle

Lead Teacher
Michelle is a lead teacher in our Preschool Program. Her background includes: • Early Childhood Education - Finger Lakes Community College (in progress) • B.A., Arts - Eastern Kentucky University • A.A.S., Graphic Design - Finger Lakes Community College • Teacher's Assistant Certification • Other Certifications: First Aid, CPR • More than five years of experience as a Lead or Assistant Teacher in Toddler and Preschool classrooms at child care centers, including a center that served children with special needs
 Samantha

Samantha

Lead Teacher
Sam is a lead teacher in our Pre-K Program. Her background includes: • B.S., Communication Studies (major); School & Counseling Psychology (minor) - SUNY Fredonia • 10 years of experience as a nanny, child-age assistant child-age camp director, counselor and marketing director
 Sarah

Sarah

Lead Teacher
Sarah is a lead teacher in our Younger Infants Program where we have one teacher for every four infants in a classroom with up to eight infants. Her background includes: • B.S., English – Nazareth College • A.S., Liberal Arts & Science – Finger Lakes Community College • Other Certifications: First Aid, CPR • More than five years of experience in early childhood care and education, working with infants and preschoolers at a large daycare centers in the Rochester area
 Amanda

Amanda

Assistant Teacher
Amanda is an assistant teacher in our Pre-K Program. Her background includes: • A.A., Human Science – Rochester Business Institute • Other Certifications: First Aid, CPR • More than 10 years of experience in daycare and early childhood education including six years as a Preschool Lead Teacher
 Emily R

Emily R

Assistant Teacher
Emily is a Lead teacher in our Younger Infant Program. Her background includes: • B.S. Health Science with major in Inclusive Childhood Education - SUNY Brockport • Three years of experience in child care and early childhood education as a nanny and a summertime LEAP Kindergarten teacher
 Jackie

Jackie

Assistant Teacher
Jackie is an assistant teacher in our Preschool Program. Her background includes: • Liberal Arts Coursework – Rochester Institute of Technology • Five years of experience working in daycare and early childhood education centers before joining The Goddard School in 2018
 Mackenzie

Mackenzie

Assistant Teacher
Mackenzie is assistant teacher inour Older Infant program where we have one teacher for every four children. Her background includes: • Child Development Associate Certificate - Monroe Community College (in progress) • B.A., Psychology – SUNY Buffalo State • Three years of child care and geriatric care experience
 Taylor

Taylor

Assistant Teacher
Taylor is an assistant teacher in our Toddler Program. Her background includes: • B.A., Visual Arts & New Media - SUNY • Experience as a school and family portrait photographer and as a flex resource at The Goddard School
 Abby

Abby

Resource
Abby is a flex resource for all of our programs. Her background includes: • B.A., Psychology, SUNY Oswego (in progress) • More than five years of child-sitting for toddlers and young children • Certifications: First Aid, CPR
 Amelia

Amelia

Resource
Ameila is flex resource assisting in all of our programs. Her background includes: • Coursework in Education - Robert Morris University • Other Certifications: Red Cross Babysitting • Two years of experience nannying and in retail settings.
 Kelly

Kelly

Resource
Kelly is an assistant teacher in our older toddler program. Her background includes: • Four years of experience in a community center and a large childcare center working with school-age children and several years as a private childcare provider. • Other Certifications: First Aid, CPR
 Madeline

Madeline

Resource
Madeline is flex resource assisting in all of our programs. Her background includes: • Coursework in Childhood Education - Monroe Community College • Five years of experience nannying and in retail and hospitality settings.
 Mariah

Mariah

Resource
Mariah is a part-time flex resource for all of our programs. Her background includes: • B.A., Psychology,St. John Fisher College (in progress) • One year of experience working with students with disabilities
 Wendy

Wendy

Resource
Wendy is a naptime assistant for our Toddler-to-Pre-Kindergarten programs. Her background includes: • A.S., Liberal Arts & Science – Finger Lakes Community College • Nine years as an active PTA member in the Fairport Central School District and six years as a Girl Scout Leader

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