Our Teachers

Our teachers blend the highest education standards with nurturing care to help foster well-rounded child development.

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. 

  • Mrs Janie

    Mrs Janie

    Owner
    As a mother of two children, Janie recognizes the importance of a safe and nurturing learning environment, which is why she chose The Goddard School. She is proud to offer the opportunity for children to grow through exploration and hands-on learning. Prior to owning a Goddard School, Janie owned an interior design business for the last 30 years and worked in real estate for the last 25 years. Janie and her husband have had the opportunity to travel all over the world teaching business owner leadership skills, and her family still shares mutual interest in real estate. “Children learn best through play,” says Janie. “I am thrilled to be able to provide a fun, play-based learning experience for the children in my community.” Janie invites your family to visit the beautiful new School in Grandview. She is excited to introduce you to the incredible faculty, including the Education Director, and looks forward to talking with you about the School’s high-quality learning program.
  • Ms Jody

    Ms Jody

    Director
    I am excited to be the Director of The Goddard School of Grandview. I graduated with a dual major in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from West Chester University of PA. I have been in a preschool setting working as a teacher since 1993. I am a mom of 3 beautiful grown children and a 5-year-old sassy granddaughter who just started kindergarten. I have been a Director since 2015 and have learned so much at each center I have been in. I hope to stay at Goddard at Grandview until I retire one day! Please know I have an open-door policy and am here to help your child(ren) grow, learn, and be successful in life. Learning through play is most important and one that I agree with wholeheartedly. The Goddard School at Grandview is not just a Childcare Center, but rather a unique house of learning. Thank you all for sharing your little ones with our school.
  • Ms Melanie

    Ms Melanie

    Co- Director
    Ms. Melanie is the mother of two grown children. She is the newest member of our Administrative team. She has worked in the early education field since she was 16 years old. She has an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education and is finishing up her Bachelor's Degree in Educational Studies. She has worked with all age groups as well as spent time as an administrator. Teaching children is her passion. Her favorite thing is the little gifts received from a child. A flower picked or a picture drawn because they are "choosing to give you the most precious gift they have to give."
  • Miss Alexandra

    Miss Alexandra

    Pre-K Sr. Lead Teacher Social Media and Event Coordinator
    Ms. Alexandra has been with our school since its opening in the spring of 2019. She has been all over our building during her time with us, learning and growing in the field of Early Childhood Education and cultivating a deep passion for teaching. Ms. Alex is a Columbus native who enjoys visiting local restaurants and businesses, photography, and traveling. Ms. Alex believes that even the wisest mind has something yet to learn, and strives to grow in knowledge right alongside the children in her care. Ms. Alex is dedicated to providing a warm and nurturing environment for children, families, and staff alike.
  • Miss Libby

    Miss Libby

    Teacher
    Ms. Libby was born and raised in Columbus, OH, and has been at the Goddard School of Grandview since March of 2023! With an Associate of Arts degree from Columbus State Community College under her belt, she started out as a floater while I finished my BA in Psychology and my minor in Video Arts at Ohio State University. O-H! After graduating in August, she decided to accept a full-time position at another wonderful childcare center, and she is so excited to be continuing my journey here at Goddard. She entered this position with 8 years of prior experience in childcare, with children ranging from 2 months to 14 years. Whether she was babysitting, an assistant teacher, a floater, a camp counselor, or running a fitness babysitting center, she has always enjoyed what she does.
  • Mrs Megan

    Mrs Megan

    Infant Sr. Lead Teacher
    Ms. Megan is a wife and mother of 3. They are her pride and joy and she enjoys spending every moment with them. They love fishing, camping, and playing inside or outside. Her favorite thing to do with them inside is to build a tent, watch a movie, and eat popcorn. She loves to walk around her pond, jump on the trampoline, and play on the swing set, along with enjoying bonfires. She has 2 dogs named Redick and Luna. They are Australian cattle dogs/ Heelers. She is super excited to be working here at The Goddard School as she meets new people. She has been working in the childcare industry for over 12 years, working with the ages 6 weeks to 6 years old. She loves working with and teaching children and learning from them as well.
  • Miss Angelena (Lena)

    Miss Angelena (Lena)

    Toddler Teacher
    My name is Angelena (Lena). I'm a recent graduate of Grove City Career Academy where I studied interactive media design. I live in a country area with my 3 dogs Moe, Grizzy, and my newest pup Daisey May. I love anything that has to do with being creative like painting, drawing, photography, and coloring. I've been working at Goddard since 2022 and am very excited to watch all of our babies grow and to learn more from Ms Megan.
  • Mrs  Emily Kate

    Mrs Emily Kate

    Infant Teacher
    Hi! My name is Kate Lambert. I was born and raised in London Ohio. I attended London City schools. I have a beautiful 2-Year-old son, (Hudson) and have another on the way! I’m engaged to the love of my life and plan on getting married within the next year. I adore working with Children and have been in the field for 2 years. I plan on working towards a degree in Early Childhood Education. My Hobbies include Camping, Hiking, Being outdoors, Painting & Pyrography. I’m looking forward to starting my career with Goddard!
  • Miss Casey

    Miss Casey

    Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Casey is one of our wonderful Toddler teachers and is currently working towards her CDA. She is the oldest of two siblings and was born and raised in Northern Ohio. She grew up watching her younger sister and cousins. She is passionate about creating a safe and fun environment for children to learn. In her free time, she loves to read and write stories along with binge-watching all of the Harry Potter movies!
  • Ms Randi

    Ms Randi

    Preschool Sr. Lead Teacher
    Hi, my name is Randi. I have my CDA in Early Childhood Education. I have worked with all age groups some with disabilities and special needs for the past 6 years. I went to Academia Medical Institute where I earned my STNA license to work as an in-home health provider for the elderly. When I'm not learning something new from my little's I enjoy spending time with my fiance Ryan, my daughter Angelena, and our three fur babies Moe, Gizzy, and my newest pup Daisey I'm excited to get to know and work with the Goddard family.
  • Mrs Ashley

    Mrs Ashley

    Toddler Sr. Lead Teacher
    Ms. Ashley was born and raised in Groveport, Ohio. During high school, she volunteered with children and soon discovered her passion for education. She received her associate's degree and bachelor's degree in Early/Middle Childhood Studies from The Ohio State University. After working at her first preschool she soon realized that Early Childhood Education was what she wanted to do. She has been working in the field since 2014. When she's not working she loves to travel with her family and spend time with her four dogs.
  • Miss Sheila

    Miss Sheila

    Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Sheila has worked mainly with infants in the field of Early Childhood Education since 2013. She is working on completing her CDA with the intention of continuing her education further. In her free time, she likes to travel and spend time with friends and family. She loves working with children. She feels there is nothing better than watching a child reach a developmental goal.
  • Mrs Benicia

    Mrs Benicia

    Preschool Teacher
    Ms. Benicia is originally from Champaign Illinois and moved to Columbus in 2016. Her love for children began at a very young age while helping her mother out in her in-home childcare. Ms. Benicia has served as a teacher in the field of early learning for 8 years and thoroughly enjoys nurturing children and helping them develop cognitively, emotionally, socially, and physically. She believes that teaching children is her purpose in life. She is currently attending Columbus State Community College pursuing a degree in Psychology. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and friends, traveling to see family, and going to the movies. Ms. Benicia is so excited to be a part of The Goddard School of Grandview team and looks forward to teaching and providing loving care to families.
  • Mrs Alexandrea

    Mrs Alexandrea

    Support Teacher
    Ms. Allie was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, and graduated from Columbus City Schools. She has worked with children 2-3 years old as well as preschool/pre-k aged children. She also has experience babysitting children of all ages for family members. She will soon become a first-time mom in a few short months. She hopes to pursue higher education in ECDE and Psychology. She hopes to someday work with elementary school children. Ms. Allie's hobbies include reading, hiking, and hanging out with her pets. She has 3 cats and one dog. She is so excited to be a part of the Goddard team and get to know all of the children and families.
  • Ms Christina

    Ms Christina

    Toddler 3
    Miss Christina has 19 years of experience in Early Childhood settings. She has worked with infants through pre-k and loves watching children grow. She is a mom of 3 wonderful children and a grandmother. She has her associate's degree from Columbus State in Early Childhood Education. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Childhood Studies. Miss Christina enjoys reading mystery books and Zumba in between work and school. Christina believes that children are our best teachers about the world from their perspective.
  • Mrs Rebecca

    Mrs Rebecca

    Curriculum Coordinator
    Ms. Becky is from Columbus, Ohio, and is in her 33rd year of teaching young children. She is a talented artist who specializes in teaching art to individuals from 8 months old to adulthood. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her partner, their 3 boys, and their beloved pets!
  • Ms Claire

    Ms Claire

    Pre-K Teacher
    Ms. Claire was born and raised right here in Grandview Heights, Ohio. She has several years of experience in the education field and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from The Ohio State University. She loves working with children and gets so much joy out of watching them have that “Ah-Ha” moment. Getting to be a part of the growth of young children is the greatest of gifts. When she’s not here at school, Ms. Claire is hanging out with friends, family, or her cats at home. She is so excited to be a part of The Goddard family!
  • Mrs Helen

    Mrs Helen

    Kitchen Manager
    Ms. Helen is the mother of three adult children and a loving grandmother to twin grandsons and two granddaughters. Her love for being with children comes from growing up in a large family with seven siblings and a lot of nieces and nephews. Celebrations and holidays are always loud but FUN occasions in Ms. Helen’s family. She looks forward to bringing all that fun and experience with her own family to our Goddard family here in Grandview.
  • Ms Kirsten

    Ms Kirsten

    Pre K Teacher
    Ms. Kirsten or Ms. Zeng was born in New Jersey. She also lived in Pennsylvania and Illinois before making it to Ohio. Her high school years were spent at Dublin Scioto where a majority of time was spent in the art room prior to graduating. Since graduation, she has attended school for her STNA and also Bee school. Ms. Zeng has a great love for some of God's smallest creatures. She has raised butterflies, ghost mantids, spinny flower mantids, and a stick mantis. Someday she hopes to add an orchid mantis to that group! Ms. Zeng is the proud mother of a greyhound, an Italian greyhound, and a hairless Chinese crested. She also has a one-eyed chameleon and a lot of fish. In her free time she likes to travel, go to concerts, create artwork, and garden along with taking care of her 4 legged and finned babies. In Ms. Zeng's garden, you will find mostly medicinal herbs and things that attract your pollinators. Ms. Zeng is a big kid at heart!
  • Ms Christy

    Ms Christy

    Infant Teacher
    Christy was born and raised in Lancaster, OH. She went to Columbus State Community College where she received her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys cooking and baking. She also loves spending time outdoors and going camping. Ms. Christy has been in the Early Childhood field for 28 years. She loves spending time with children and watching their progress as they grow. " It is such a joy to nurture and love your children every single day."
  • Mr Roberto

    Mr Roberto

    Support Staff
    Mr. Roberto was born and raised in Toluca, Mexico. He graduated from the Ohio State University with a B.S. in Psychology. He likes to cook and play games with his partner. This is his first time working in a childcare setting and he loves that every day is fun and exciting.
  • Mrs Esther

    Mrs Esther

    Support Staff
    My name is Esther Seungbo Roh, I live in Columbus, Ohio with 3 of my children. Since 2010, while working as a writer creating my own works, I have been working as a local artist, I love children, I am interested in their art education, I love to draw with them, I love interacting, teaching, and helping. I am also interested in early childhood education. To broaden this systematic knowledge, I studied art education at a community college and Ohio State University Graduate School. While developing my skills as an artist, I am working hard towards my future dream of art education and am now gaining teacher experience by teaching early childhood courses.
  • Miss Gabby

    Miss Gabby

    First Steps Teacher
    Miss Gabby was born and raised in Columbus, OH. She graduated from Whitehall-Yearling High School and has taken some classes at Columbus State. She enjoys knitting, crocheting, and drawing. She has been working in the Early Childhood Field for a whole year now. Gabby loves watching children figure the world out and explore their surroundings.
  • Miss Courtney

    Miss Courtney

    Infant Teacher
    Ms. Courtney was born and raised in Grove City, OH. She graduated from Central Crossing High School and is attending Columbus State to obtain her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She loves to read and spend time with friends and family. Goddard is my first center experience. She loves seeing the creativity and curiosity that children possess. She also loves watching them learn new things and create strong relationships with their peers and teachers.
  • Ms Judy

    Ms Judy

    Support Staff
    Ms. Judy was born and raised in Buffalo, NY, and graduated from Niagra University. She enjoys yoga, biking, ballroom dancing, Contra dancing, ushering, and gardening. She has worked in the Early Childhood Field for over 21 years. She loves the connection with the children and believes they are our greatest teachers.
  • Miss Presley

    Miss Presley

    Support Teacher
    Presley was born in Columbus, OH, and raised in Hilliard, OH where she graduated from Hilliard Davidson High School. She is currently attending Columbus State. Her hobbies include cooking baking and hiking. She has been working in the early childhood field since she was 18 years old. She says, " I love working with children because they are so goofy and innocent to the world. They are always wanting to be themselves no matter who's looking.
  • Miss Brina

    Miss Brina

    Infants
    Ms. Brina was born and raised in Columbus, OH. She graduated from Centennial High School. She enjoys shopping, listening to music, and hanging out with family. She has worked in childcare for about 5 years and says, " I love the bond you create with the children. They think you are the coolest person ever and the feelings are reciprocated. Every day they teach me patience and show me unconditional love. That makes your heart so full and warm. I can only remember life with children surrounding me!"
  • Miss Brooke

    Miss Brooke

    Infant teacher
    Brooke was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from Valley Forge High School and is currently pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education at OSU. She enjoys listening to all types of music, reading, working out, and of course, teaching. She has been in the childcare field since May of 2023 and says, "Children can always make you laugh and brighten your day. Children deserve to have a passionate teacher in their lives who not only wants them to succeed academically but mentally as well. We owe them our very best since they are the face of our future."
  • Miss Julianna

    Miss Julianna

    Preschool
    Miss Julianna was born and raised in Ponte Vedra, Florida and just recently moved to Columbus OH. She graduated from Ponte Vedra High School in Florida. She enjoys doing crafts and hanging out with her cat. She has been working with children for about a year now and says, "The things I love most about working with children is watching them grow and learn."
  • Miss Mykael

    Miss Mykael

    Get Set Teacher
    Mykael was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from Hilliard Darby High School. She enjoys cooking, dancing, and scrapbooking. She is new to the field of Early Childhood Education and has six months under her belt thus far. She says she, " loves the different personalities each child has every day. I love building strong bonds with children."
  • Miss Corri

    Miss Corri

    Intern
    Ms Corrie was born and raised in Columbus. She currently attends Columbus Alternative High School and Fort Hayes Career Center. She is here fulfilling her internship for school. She loves painting, reading, law studies, and music. This is her first experience in the Early Childhood Field, but she has babysat. She says she," loves the impact you get to have on their developing lives, even if they won't remember, it's such a big responsibility and it feels so fulfilling.
  • Ms Georgia

    Ms Georgia

    Support Staff
    Ms. Georgia was born and raised in Shreveport, LA. She graduated from Linear High School and Paul Quinn College. She loves reading, gardening, and visiting family. Although this is her first time working in the childcare field, she has six grandchildren who have taught her so much about loving, caring for, and having fun with young children. She says she," loves the innocence of conversing with littles. They tell it like it is, honestly and sincerely. They have boundless energy and they help keep me young."
  • Mrs Marisol

    Mrs Marisol

    Support
    Ms Marisol was born and raised in Guayaquil-Ecuador, South America. She graduated from The American School of Guayaquil. She attended OSU and Brookdale Community College for Business but put education aside to be a full-time mom. She loves walking with her dog Maya and watching rom/com movies. She has taught ESL classes to different ages and began working with children over 20 years ago. She says, " I love being a part of their learning process, being surrounded by their positive energy and innocent and honest love. They teach us so much on a daily basis.
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