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. 

  •  Ruth


    We are Kyle & Ruth Arbaugh, the proud owners of The Goddard School of Reynoldsburg and The Goddard School of Lewis Center. We have two young children who both attend Goddard and have dedicated our lives to the education and care of young children. As owners we bring a unique education and business background to our Schools. Ruth was the Dean of a private elementary school and elementary school teacher for over a decade before we joined the Goddard family. She has a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University as well as additional certification from Harvard University and Yale University. Kyle grew up in Northeast Ohio and spent 15 years as a technology entrepreneur. Prior to our Goddard School ownership his most recent venture was a financial education platform for young adults. He attended Ohio Northern University and has a Bachelors of Science in Business Management and Marketing. Our passion is to build a program that helps develop young minds and create a welcoming community for all our parents, students and teachers.
  •  Crystal


    Executive Director
    Crystal is the Executive Director of The Goddard School of Reynoldsburg. She has been a part of the Goddard family since 2010 when she began working at The Goddard School of Lewis Center, first as a Preschool teacher and for six years as a Director. She is the mother of two wonderful daughters who attended The Goddard School. At Lewis Center she led curriculum development, quality assurance, faculty training and much more. She has a degree in early childhood education from Columbus State and a number of advanced certifications in social emotional learning, classroom management and education administration.
  • Miss Lisa

    Miss Lisa

    Education Director
    Miss Lisa comes to The Goddard School with over 10 years of experience working with Pre-K children and a Bachelor’s of Science in Early Childhood Education from Baldwin Wallace College (Univ.) She loves making a difference in each child’s life. She enjoys seeing the children learn and grow and the smile on their face when they learn something new. In her free time she enjoys reading, doing puzzles, cleaning and spending time with family. Overall Miss Lisa loves working with children, challenging them and helping them get prepared for their next adventure in Kindergarten!
  • Miss Madalyn

    Miss Madalyn

    Operations Director
    My name is Madalyn Evans and I am so happy to have joined the Goddard team! I have close to 7 years of experience working in a childcare setting, and I absolutely love what I do! I always knew I wanted to enter the education field after high school, but once I started working at my first childcare job at 18, I absolutely fell in love with working with children, and watching them develop and grow. I completed my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from Northern Kentucky University in 2015 and relocated to the Columbus area in early 2021! In my spare time, I love to go thrifting, spending time with my friends and family, and hanging out with my cat Salem, who is my best buddy! I’m also a major bookworm, I love reading new books and finding new bookstores! My favorite children’s books growing up were The Rainbow Fish, and any of the Junie B Jones books. My mom used to take me to the library to check out new books every Friday after school!
  • Miss Jennifer

    Miss Jennifer

    Infant Teacher
    Miss Jenn joins us at the Goddard School with her Associates Degree in General Education and is currently working towards her Bachelors Degree in Healthcare Administration. She loves working with children because nothing beats watching the wonder in children as they grow and learn. She is a huge bookworm and swimmer. One of her favorite children’s books is Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax. She is a mother of two and they enjoy water parks and cabin trips together.
  • Miss Sierra

    Miss Sierra

    Infant Teacher
    Miss Sierra comes to the Goddard School with over two years of experience in childcare. She loves working with children and watching them learn and share ideas. One of her favorite children’s books is Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss because of all the wonderful activities you can connect to the book. Outside of school she loves spending time with her family (including her mom who is our new Young Toddler teacher!), two cats named Boo and Kitty, two lizards named Gizmo and Mushu, and her two hermit crabs named Kraken and Jaws!
  • Miss Abby

    Miss Abby

    Toddler Teacher
    Miss Abby comes to the Goddard school as a passionate, CDA certified teacher with 4 years of experience in early childhood education. She strives to provide a warm, welcoming, and inclusive environment to every child she meets. Her favorite part of being a teacher is seeing the expression on a child's face when they learn something new. Her favorite children's book is “My Shadow is Purple” by Scott Stuart because inclusivity in children's media is important. In her free time she enjoys playing tennis, having a game night with friends, or snuggling her cat, Lorelai!
  • Miss Holly

    Miss Holly

    Toddler Teacher
    Miss Holly comes to the Goddard School with over ten years of experience in childcare. It means the world to her to be part of the foundation in a child’s growth, development and education. She has experience working with all age groups, toddlers being her absolute favorite! Outside of school she loves spending time with her three children, coaching her youngest daughter's softball team, and watching OSU football. Her favorite children's book is "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein because of the message of altruism it inspires.
  • Miss Karen

    Miss Karen

    Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Karen comes to the Goddard School with 20 years experience working in early childhood. She graduated at Rasmussen University with a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood education and will be continuing her education at Ohio University in the fall in Early Childhood Education Intervention Specialist. . I have watched many children learn and grow through play. I encourage children to use their imaginations to gain experiences in their everyday routines. In my free time I enjoy crafting on my cricut, or creating things using my heat press. I also enjoy being outdoors when the weather is nice! My favorite children’s book is “Oh the places you will go” by: Dr. Seuss.
  • Miss Alexa

    Miss Alexa

    Preschool Teacher
    Miss Alexa comes to the Goddard School as a graduate from The Ohio State University with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has been working with children since she graduated in 2021 and wants to eventually pursue a career in Family Law to help children involved in custody, adoption, and guardianship disputes and who are victims of child neglect and abuse. Her favorite part of working with children is watching them gain confidence in themselves as they continue to learn new things each day, and fostering healthy relationships with them in an attempt to make a positive impact on their lives. In her free time, she loves going on hikes and nature walks with her dog, baking, crafting, and spending quality time with her boyfriend and pets. Miss Alexa’s favorite children’s book is The Secret Life of Squirrels by Nancy Rose because it is lighthearted and silly, and she loves seeing children laugh as she reads them the different scenarios of squirrels completing human-like domestic tasks
  • Miss Tessa

    Miss Tessa

    Preschool Teacher
    Miss Tessa is our lead Preschool I teacher and joins us with over 14 years of experience leading Preschool & Toddler classrooms and has a Child Development Degree from Columbus State. She brings a fun, joyful energy to her classroom every day. As students transition to her classroom she has the invaluable skill of helping make them feel at home from day one.
  • Miss Caitlin

    Miss Caitlin

    Preschool Teacher
    Miss Caitlin joins us at the Goddard School with her Associates Degree in Elementary Education and is currently working towards her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education with two minors in parent and child adolescent development, as well as family and marriage studies. She loves watching children learn and succeed, knowing that she made a difference in the child’s life. She has many favorite children’s books and enjoys discovering new children's books. One of her top favorite children books is, "There Was An Old Lady That Swallowed a Fly" by Lucille Calandro. She is an Air Force spouse and a mother outside of helping children. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and traveling.
  • Miss Shayla

    Miss Shayla

    Preschool Teacher
    Miss Shayla comes to the Goddard School with her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and is currently working towards her Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been in a childcare setting for about seven years ranging from infant to school age. She love's working with children because they are so curious about the environment around them and they want to know more about it. She enjoys watching the gears turn in their head when they are working towards a concept. In her free time she enjoys being with my family, shopping, swimming, and watching movies. She has a seven year old son in The Goddard summer camp program and they have a one year old hound dog at home named Stella! She is so excited to be working with your children!
  • Mr Bradley

    Mr Bradley

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
    Mr. Bradley comes to the Goddard School as a graduate from the University of Rio Grande with his Bachelors of Science degree in Multi-age Visual Arts (Art Teacher). He has worked with students 3 years old as well as seniors in High School. Mr Bradley has also worked with students with disabilities. He is currently the lead teacher for the Pre-K room at the Goddard School of Reynoldsburg. He brings a passion for helping the students learn the skills that they need to have to thrive. His favorite kids book is “Where the Wild Things are” by Maurice Sendak. He loves to create commissions, lift weights, as well as socialize with his friends.
  • Miss Nahid

    Miss Nahid

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
    Miss Nahid comes to the Goddard School with over 9 years of experience working in early childhood. She completed her CDA certification in 2017 and since then worked as Pre-K lead teacher at a 5-star childcare center. She finished her primary/middle/high school along with undergraduate studies in Bangladesh, a small country located in south Asia. She loves working with children and a helping hand in their learning experience/process. She loves to travel and enjoys the experience of different cuisines, also a huge fan of Jeni’s ice creams and her favorite color is purple. Miss Nahid’s beloved children’s book is “Llama Llama Red Pajama” by Anna Dewdney.
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