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. 

  •  Nirav


    Nirav is a native to Long Island, who calls the village of Roslyn Heights his hometown. Born in Bombay (now Mumbai), India, he attended Baruch College, NY. He graduated in 1999, majoring in Business Administration and Economics. After spending fifteen years in various, successful retail ventures, he decided to change directions. Following a lifelong passion for caring for children, he opened his first The Goddard School in Stony Brook. Nirav's goal was to have a high-quality childcare system that he had difficulty finding for his two kids. As a parent, Nirav strongly believes that every child has the potential to benefit the most in life. “Be the best person that you can be! My goal for children is to acquire a love for education, and gain a greater self-image of themselves.”
  • Ms Amanda

    Ms Amanda

    Center Director
    I have been in the early childhood education field for over 35 years. I have a Bachelors Degree in Education in addition to my many years of experience. From teaching 2, 3 and 4-year-olds to running daycare centers, I have been fortunate to be able to fulfill my only career desire which was to work with children. I believe that providing a safe, nurturing environment while also offering the opportunity for children to learn and grow at their own individual pace is the greatest gift I can offer these children. When they come smiling into school and I hear their laughter and excitement throughout the day, I feel that I am accomplishing my goals.
  • Ms Alliyah

    Ms Alliyah

    Lead Teacher
    Hi!! My name is Alliyah Ramirez, I am currently attending St. Joseph’s College studying early childhood education. My goal is to become a teacher/ special education teacher. Along with The Goddard School, I am looking forward to working with children and enhance my career. I love to help children succeed in their education!
  • Ms Diana

    Ms Diana

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Diana and I am proud to call The Goddard School my new home as the Infant Teacher. I have been teaching infants and toddlers for over 20 years. I love finding new ways to give children fun learning experiences. I always knew I wanted to work with children. I have an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. When I am not teaching, I am spending time with my husband Jim and my two sons, Dylan who is 14 and Nathan who is 11. I also love to read and bake.
  • Ms Jordyn

    Ms Jordyn

    Lead Teacher
    Hi! My name is Jordyn Burnup. I am currently studying to become an elementary school teacher at Farmingdale State University. I always knew from a young age that I wanted to become a teacher. Teaching the children and making an impact on their life is so special to me. The Goddard School has me looking forward to my journey of teaching and creating great relationships with the children!
  • Ms Lori

    Ms Lori

    My name is Lori Hoffman and I am very proud to be the Toddler Teacher at The Goddard School of Stony Brook. I have years of experience as a lead teacher and I am also a mother to three children, ages 29, 16, and 11. It is my absolute joy and honor to earn the trust of my class. I help them to learn and thrive in a fun, loving, and safe environment. I am thoroughly enjoying my career as I nurture and encourage children to reach their goals as they grow in their early development.
  • Ms Maria

    Ms Maria

    Lead Teacher
    Hello! My name is Maria Martinez, I have a Bachelor in Spanish with a minor in Education from the University at Buffalo. I hope to continue my education by getting a Master's degree in Education and becoming a Bilingual teacher. I have worked with children for over five years and every day is an adventure with them. I enjoy watching them grow and learning new things with them along the way. I can't wait to see what this journey will bring!
  • Ms Victoria

    Ms Victoria

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Victoria McKee and I have had the pleasure of working with children for over ten years now! I have a Bachelor of Science in nutrition and food sciences and I hope to go back to school to receive my Master's in Education. I was born and raised on Long Island and then lived in Maryland for several years after undergrad where I first began working for Goddard. I have worked for Goddard for 3 years now and being a Pre K teacher here truly so amazing! I strive to create a fun, positive, and nurturing environment in my classroom with social and educational growth at the forefront. Teaching is my passion and I look forward to the bonds I can create with children and families each year!
  • Ms Ashley

    Ms Ashley

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi! My name is Ashley, I will be graduating from Stony Brook University with my Bachelor’s degree in May 2021. I am furthering my education at LIU for my Master’s in School Counseling starting Fall of 2021. I enjoy watching children’s personalities bloom while engaging in play and activities in school! I have worked with children for over 8 years and will work towards my career as a school counselor to help them develop academically, emotionally, and socially. I am so happy to be a part of this family-like atmosphere at The Goddard School!
  • Ms Hannah

    Ms Hannah

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello! My name is Hannah Karris and I have been working with infants to 6-year-old for the past three years, in different settings. I am currently attending Suffolk County Community College for Early childhood education. It has been my lifelong dream to be a teacher with a focus on special education. I have worked predominantly with toddlers for the past year at another center. I am so excited about this new school year to get to know you and your children as we learn and grow together!
  • Ms Joanne

    Ms Joanne

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello! My name is Joanne Lippman and I am thrilled to be a Teacher's Assistant for our Pre-K's classroom. I have over 7 years of experience working with children. I have a Bachelor of Arts/Communications degree along with a TA certificate. I have a great husband and 3 amazing children, ages 22,17, and 14. I love being creative with the children and watching their imaginations soar!
  • Ms Nicole

    Ms Nicole

    Assistant Teacher
    I have always wanted to work with children so I started my career in daycare. My motto in life is to teach and nurture children to the best of their abilities. They are our future.

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