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. 

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 three 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 Nancy

    Ms Nancy

    Assistant Director
    Hello, My name is Ms. Nancy. I have worked in Child care for 20+ years. I have done many things from Nanny, in home child care, daycare teacher, to now the Assistant Director here at Goddard. I graduated from Columbus State with my associates degree in 2003. I am a mother and a Grandmother. I have 5 children, 2 grandchildren and one Bonus child. In my spare time i enjoy crafting, camping, riding my motorcycle, and just hanging out with family. Here at Goddard I look forward to getting to know all the families and being able to be as helpful to everyone as I can to make the transition to school as easy as possible. My favorite thing about working with children is being able to follow and watch them learn and grow.
  • 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 sons. 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 Odesser

    Ms Odesser

    Teacher
    Hello, my name is Ms. Dee. I have worked in childcare for almost 20 years now and have been at Goddard since 2021. At Goddard I look forward to bright spirits and smiling faces. About Me: I studied at Augusta Tech for business, Ga. State university and Columbus State for Early childhood education. I have a huge family! I am the youngest. I have one son who plays bass drum and trombone. I have 2 cats, 2 turtles, 2 dogs, and 2 leopard geckos. Some of my hobbies are Anime, Nerf, Laser tag, and reading novels. I like to color and paint. I like to paint large spaces, mandalas and decorate spaces. My favorite thing about being a teacher is watching students grow, progress and shine.
  •  Jennifer

    Jennifer

    Lead Teacher
    Hello, my name is Ms. Jenny. I have worked in Childcare on and off for over 20 years. At Goddard I look forward to tapping into the creative side of teaching and being hands on with the students at the Goddard school. About Me: I graduated from high school and have some college classes that I have taken. I have a son (23) Preston, and a daughter (19) Payton. In my spare time I like to roller skate, and I love to craft. My favorite thing about being a teacher is seeing a lightbulb go off in a child’s head when they learn something new.
  • Ms Danielle

    Ms Danielle

    Teacher
    Hello, my name is Ms. Danielle. I have been in child care since 2021 here at Goddard. I attended high school at Westerville central, college at Otterbein university and I am currently in my Masters program at Capella University. At Goddard I enjoy seeing new kids faces in my classroom. I recently got a new puppy who is a shipoo (shitzu/ Poodle) mix named onyx Ace. One of my hobbies are trying out new restaurants. My favorite thing about teaching is seeing the children learn and grow everyday.
  • Ms Kortnie

    Ms Kortnie

    Teacher
    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 Chelsea

    Ms Chelsea

    Teacher
    Hello, my name is Ms. Chelsea, I have worked in childcare for 5 years. I am the longest employed staff member at Goddard. I am looking forward to growing the Goddard family and helping children to accept love, and to help one another. About me: I went to St. Matthew and Graduated high school from Bishop Hartley. I do not have any children; I am the youngest of three with one older brother and one older sister. I have a niece and two nephews (Wren 9, Henry 7, and George 2). I also have a 15-year-old cat named Pearl. I love to craft! Before Goddard i was a hairstylist for Penzone Salon and spas. I have had every color of rainbow hair. (ROYGBIV) as well as pink and silver. My favorite thing about being a teacher is i can work with parents and get them comfortable. I believe we have the opportunity to build the “village” it takes to raise a child.
  • Ms Kymtra

    Ms Kymtra

    Teacher
    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!
  •  Madison

    Madison

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, my name is Ms. Maddie. I have been in childcare since 2022. At Goddard I look forward to making memories with the team. About Me: I went to Eastland Career center and have a certification as a Medical Assistant. I am engaged to my Fiancé` Trevor and plan to get married in October 2025. I have 3 cats, (Monster, Cricket, and Oscar) I love playing with my cats in my spare time! My favorite thing about being a teacher is helping kids learn and grow. I love working with toddlers.
  •  Cynthia

    Cynthia

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, my name is Ms. Cyndi. I started my childcare career in 2024 here at Goddard. I look forward to building relationships with the children, watching them, and helping them learn and grow. About Me: I have been Married to my husband since 2022. I do not have children of my own, but I would love to someday. I have a 10-year-old Pittie named Cooper, I received from my late best friend in 2021. In my spare time I love reading. And I would like to learn calligraphy someday. My favorite thing about being a teacher is interacting with the children and I love that I get to be a child right along with them.
  •  Monica

    Monica

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, my name is Ms. Monica. I have been in childcare here at Goddard since November of 2022. At Goddard I look forward to working with preschool and experiencing with other ages of children and watching them learn and grow. I look forward to learning more about teaching and doing morning circle time. About Me: I attended Columbus State. My hobbies are taking pictures, going for a walk at the park, and spending time with my family. I I have 5 siblings that I love very much. And would love to have pets someday. I enjoy traveling and I love to make others laugh. My favorite thing about being a teacher is watching children grow and learn. I also enjoy learning from other teachers and gaining experience.
  •  Hadeel

    Hadeel

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, my name is Ms. Hadeel. I started my childcare career in 2023. I look forward to witnessing the kids learn and grow as time goes on. About Me: I graduated from high school in 2022 at the age of 16, I currently go to Columbus State Community College majoring in healthcare management, I have 3 older siblings and 2 younger ones. I am also an aunt to 4 nieces and nephews. I enjoy playing soccer and shopping in my free time. My favorite thing about being a teacher is meeting new kids and getting to teach them and play with them.
  •  Faith

    Faith

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, my name is Faith. I recently started my childcare career and I look forward to watching children learn and grow. I also look forward to developing personal knowledge and skills working with the children over time. About me: I graduated from Westerville Central high school in 2019. I plan to further my education soon. I am the oldest of 3 children with one sister (Abigail) and a brother (Jack). I have a mom, stepdad, dad, stepmom and 2 stepbrothers. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend, my friends and my family. I love to cook, and Music is my life. I love to sing. My favorite thing about being a teacher is that I love bringing joy to the children in any way I can and having the opportunity to see them smile every day.
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