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. 

  •  Ryan and Catherine

    Ryan and Catherine

    On-Site Owner
    As parents of two young children, Ryan and Catherine appreciate the importance of play in early childhood development. Goddard’s high standard of care and Quality Assurance program ensure that children can learn and grow in a fun, safe, and healthy setting. In his spare time, Mr. Ryan enjoys hockey and golf. Ms. Cat has a background in retail & design and loves to help with any creative classroom project. They both love to travel! We are excited to welcome you to our Goddard Family!
  • Ms Jalyn

    Ms Jalyn

    Assistant Director
    Ms. Jalyn has earned her teaching certificate in Early Childhood Development. She's always wanted to be a teacher and work with children - it's her passion! She loves seeing children interact with one another and explore through play. In her spare time, she likes to go to the movies, go out to eat, bake sweets and hang out with friends, family, and her son. Ms. Jalyn's favorite children's book is Amazing Grace because her mother always tells her that she can do and be anything she sets her mind to!
  • Ms Jessica

    Ms Jessica

    Ms. Jessica graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Educational Studies and a Minor in Human Development. She has a passion for working with young children and providing a fun and developmentally appropriate learning experience. Jessica is a former Goddard School graduate and enjoyed her experience so much she began her teaching career at a Goddard School in 2015.
  • Ms Chelsea

    Ms Chelsea

    Ms. Chelsea is a life-long resident of central Ohio and is an active member in many of our local communities. She attended St. Matthew School and graduated from Bishop Hartley High School and has been working with children and developing her childcare background for the last 15+ years. She loves reading any and all children's books (Dr.Seuss is a big favorite!), and singing active dancing songs like "The Freeze Dance" and "Going on a Bear Hunt". She is always excited to make an art project and will put glitter on anything she can!
  • Ms Odesser

    Ms Odesser

    My name is Odesser, but my students call me Ms. Dee. I have been teaching preschool in Columbus since 2008. I studied Early Childhood Education at Columbus State where I earned my CDA. I have a son who's in Middle School, a huge dog named Iysis, and a pet turtle named Shelly. I am very calm and gentle, very compassionate and motivational. I love working with children, helping them learn, discover new ways to develop skills and problem solve which is my nightlight in life. I believe all children are able to reach goals with guided motivation and compassion. I am delighted to be part of the Goddard family and excited to grow with each student.
  • Ms Nancy

    Ms Nancy

    I earned my degree in Early Childhood Education from Columbus State in 2003 and have been working in childcare for over 25 years. I moved back to Ohio from North Carolina in 2022 to be with my children and grandchildren. In my spare time, I enjoy riding my Harley, spending time with family and watching college football. I'm excited to grow and be a part of the team at Goddard!
  • Ms Darian

    Ms Darian

    Ms. Darian has lots of experience with kids because she comes from a big Italian family. She graduated from Westerville North High School and has been a resident of Westerville her entire life until making a move to Upper Arlington. She loves how welcoming our school is to new families and coworkers. One of her favorite things about working at Goddard is seeing smiles daily and the bond she makes with families. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, being outside, watching Columbus Blue Jackets, and listening to country music. She looks forward to watching your children learn, play and work together in a safe and happy environment.
  • Ms Kymtra

    Ms Kymtra

    Kymtra started her childcare career as a lifeguard. The position evolved into swim teacher and she decided to keep working with children. Kymtra is a student at The Ohio State University, earning her Bachelors of Science in Social Work with a Minor in Substance Abuse & Addiction. In her spare time, she enjoys crafting...painting, jewelry making, drawing and wood burning. She has a Siamese cat named Leo. Her favorite children's book is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom because it reminds her of when she started to love reading. She is excited to watch our Goddard School students grow into who they are!
  • Ms Anna

    Ms Anna

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Anna is currently enrolled at Ohio State University, pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. After graduating, she plans to become an Elementary Teacher. She has a passion for young children and loves to watch them grow. When she is not with children, Anna enjoys spending time with friends and family.
  • Ms Danielle

    Ms Danielle

    Danielle graduated from Westerville Central High School. She is currently enrolled at Otterbein University and studying Child Psychology. When she's not playing with and bringing smiles to children, she enjoys playing with her dog, Chico. She looks forward to learning the personality of each and every child at Goddard!
  • Ms Kortnie

    Ms Kortnie

    I graduated from Licking Heights High School in 2019 and now am attending Bluffton University, majoring in Exercise Science. I am so excited to be able to learn, explore and have fun with all the kids.
  • Ms Veronica

    Ms Veronica

    Assistant Teacher
    My name is Veronica but all the kids call me Ms. Ronnie! I graduated from Coloma High School in Michigan. I worked in childcare years ago and decided to come back. I love kids! I love to see the excitement and joy they have - kids are very funny and clever lol! In my spare time I love hanging with my son and daughter, singing praise & worship at my church, and hanging with my family.
  •  Hadeel


    Assistant Teacher
    I graduated from Penn Foster High School in 2022 and am currently enrolled in Columbus State University. I moved to Ohio from Jordan two years ago. I chose childcare as my first job because I love being around children - making them happy makes me happy.
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