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. 

  • Mr Martin

    Mr Martin

    "I am very proud to be part of The Goddard chain of schools. I along with our staff are 100% committed to providing the highest quality preschool experience in the Akron area. There is no greater joy for us than to watch a child's confidence grow each day as they learn and have fun doing it...." Mr. Marty
  •  Karis


    Director of Operations
    Karis has been employed since April 2007. She is the Director of Operations. She has attained her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Ashland University. Karis loves stars and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She likes reading to the children "Where The Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak because it allows them to use and develop their imagination.
  •  Anmarie


    First Steps
    Ms. Anmarie joined our team in February 2016. She is co-teaching in our Infant 2 classroom. Anmarie graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelors of Science in Education. She likes the color purple and has a dog named Ranger. Anmarie enjoys spending time outdoors and is a Cub Scouts & Boy Scout leader as well.
  •  Anna


    Anna joined our Infant program March 2020. She is our Lead Teacher in our Infant 3 classroom. Anna may be pursuing Early Childhood Education at Tri-C Community College. Anna has experience working with little babies and infants. She likes listening to music especially The Beatles and Elton John. Anna's favorite restaurant is Swensons and watching the Cleveland Indians.
  •  Barb


    Preschool 2
    Ms. Barb has been working at The Goddard School since February 2011. She is co-teaching in our Preschool class. Barb has a Child Development Associates Degree in Early Childhood & Preschool Education. She enjoys seeing children involved in activities and loves celebrating with them when they accomplish tasks and skills. She spends her free time cooking, traveling, and with her 2 sons.
  •  Heidi


    Ms. Heidi began working at The Goddard School in January 2013. Heidi is pursuing a degree in Social Work from McKinley College. She is co-teaching in our Infant 1 classroom. She loves playing with the babies. Heidi enjoys traveling and photography in her free time. Heidi comes to work each day with a smile on her face. She feels that the bond between the children and the teachers is the most rewarding working at the Goddard School.
  •  Lynnette


    Lynnette joined our team in February 2020. She is co-teaching in our PreK classroom. Lynnette has many years of experience teaching as well as administration experience. Lynnette is pursuing Elementary Education and has earned her CDA. She likes watching basketball and her all time favorite star is Lebron James. Lynnette enjoys doing crossword puzzles and playing games in her free time.
  •  Rachel


    Get Set
    Rachel joined our team in September 2018. She is co-teaching in the Get Set classroom. Rachel graduated from the University of Akron with a degree in Child Development. Rachel likes cookie dough ice cream as well as lemon cake dessert. She likes to read fiction & fantasy books.
  •  Rebecca


    Get Set
    Ms. Becky joined our team in March 2014. She is co-teaching in our Get Set classroom. Becky graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, Psychology, and Dance. She has years experience working with children of all ages. Becky's favorite food is mashed potatoes and loves Reeses Fast Break candy bars.
  •  Regina


    First Steps
    Ms. Regina joined our team January 2021. She is co-teaching in our First Steps classroom. Regina is pursuing Early Childhood Education from the University of Akron. She has 4 years of experience with Infants & Toddlers. Regina's favorite ice cream is cookies and cream and likes to go to Barnes & Noble.
  •  Sarah


    Junior Kindergarten
    Ms. Sarah is co-teaching in our PreK class. She has been employed with The Goddard School since August 2013. Sarah has her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Akron. Sarah's passion is working with children. She loves to sing and dance with them. Sarah's favorite game to play is Hot Potato. She incorporates this into letter recognition. Sarah is a huge fan of NASCAR racing. Sarah was voted 2014 & 2015 Teacher of the Year.
  •  Kaitlin


    Kaitlin joined our Infant/Toddler team April 2021. She is co-teaching in our First Steps classroom. Kaitlin graduated from Notre Dame College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood education. Her favorite food is pizza and Peanut Butter Cup candy. She enjoys taking walks in the park.
  •  Marissa


    Ms. Marissa joined our team July 2020. She is a part-time floater in all of our classrooms. She currently attends Stark State College majoring in Early Childhood Education. Marissa's favorite food is salmon and going to Panera. She enjoys exercising and her favorite movie is The Greatest Showman.

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