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. 

  • Ms Kelly

    Ms Kelly

    On-site Operator
    My name is Kelly Van Syckle. I am the proud operator of The Goddard School in Grove City. My sister, Samantha Elliott is the owner of both the Grove City and Worthington Goddard locations. I have been involved throughout the community and the Grove City Rotary. I am excited to work with my families and teachers to provide a commitment to furthering the education of our children.
  •  Samantha


    My name is Samantha Elliott. I am the proud owner of both the Grove City and Worthington locations. My sister, Kelly Van Syckle is the onsite operator of the Grove City location. My husband, Rex and I have three lovely daughters who have attended my schools. I am proud to be a part of The Goddard School and I am committed to providing the highest quality preschool experience for the children in our community.
  •  Kathy


    Kathy Warner has a Bachelor's Degree in Arts and Business with an Associate's Degree in Child Development Center Administration. Ms. Kathy had been our Junior kindergarten and our school-age hybrid teacher. Ms. Kathy now works as a co-director at our Grove City and Worthington locations. Ms. Kathy has worked with children since 2008. She joined The Goddard School in September 2010.
  •  Kiera


    Kiera has joined The Goddard School as part of the administration team in April 2022. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kent State University. Kiera has been working in the early childhood field since 2017.
  •  Chelsea


    Junior Kindergarten-Toucan
    Chelsea Nungester is a lead teacher that works in our junior kindergarten classroom. Chelsea has a degree from Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center in Early Childhood.
  •  Cheryl


    Kindergarten (Dolphins)
    Cheryl Andrick is the private kindergarten teacher. She has a Bachelor's degree from Ohio Christian University. Cheryl has previously taught kindergarten and first grade in Columbus, Ohio and has worked with students in Guatemala.
  •  Heather


    Elephant (GetSet)
    Heather Enders has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education. Heather is the lead teacher in our Get Set program. Heather has worked in some capacity teaching children of all ages since 1992. She joined The Goddard School in Grove City in April 2008; after having worked with another location for seven years.
  •  Janelle


    Pre-Kindergarten (Giraffe) Teacher
    We are excited to introduce our prekindergarten teacher, Janelle Carroll. She has taken the role as our lead prekindergarten teacher as of March 2016. Ms. Janelle has her Bachelor of Arts in Human Ecology with her Master's in Education.
  •  Mary Ann

    Mary Ann

    Lead teacher
    Ms. Mary Ann was hired to lead the preschoolers to success in November 2020. She has her Bachelor's degree from Ohio Dominican.
  •  Sarah


    First Steps (Pandas)
    Ms. Sarah has been with The Goddard School since 2018. Sarah is floating between our Worthington and Grove City locations. She is finishing up working on her CDA.
  •  Sydney


    Preschool (Zebras)
    Ms. Sydney has returned to The Goddard School as of November 2021. Ms. Sydney is working with the GetSet children, but you may see her helping in various rooms. Ms. Sydney thinks that fun and learning should go hand in hand.
  •  Amy


    Assistant teacher
    Ms. Amy has over 20 years of experience as a foster care parent. She has joined The Goddard School in August 2021.Ms. Amy works primarily in the infant classroom.
  •  Erica


    Assistant teacher
    Ms. Erica is an assistant teacher in our young toddler program. Ms. Erica makes sure children are having fun while learning because that is the best way for children to learn, through play. Ms. Erica has been with since December 2020.
  •  Felicia


    Assistant teacher
    Felicia is working as a float throughout our building. Felicia is studying Art Education at Youngstown State University. She started at The Goddard School in May 2021.
  •  Haley


    Assistant teacher
    Haley is working as a float during the summer and holidays. She currently is attending Ohio University. Haley was a previous student of The Goddard School in Grove City. She started working May 2021.
  •  Kaylina


    First Steps
    Kayli has joined The Goddard School as a referral from one of our employees. Kayli has a Bachelor's degree from Colorado Tech University. She has had experience working in child care as a center employee and then as a nanny for over 8 years. Kayli believes that children should be able to learn in any environment that is safe where there's an opportunity for their minds to grow in whichever way is best for them.
  •  Madison


    Assistant teacher
    Ms. Madison is currently working with us part-time during the summer and holidays. She is attending Ashland University and is the sister of one of our former students and a current student. Madison started with Goddard in November 2020.
  •  Theresa


    Theresa Russell has a degree from Fort Hayes Vocational School for child care. Theresa works as an assistant teacher throughout the building. Theresa always comes into The Goddard School with excitement and greets all parents and children as they arrive for their day. Theresa has worked with children since 1997. She joined The Goddard School in August 2006.
  •  Trina


    Assistant teacher
    Trina has joined The Goddard School in July of 2021. She has completed her first year at Heidelberg University and is continuing her education in Grove City. She has been working on our younger side of the building. Trina believes that every child should have a welcoming inclusive environment and that through hard work and understanding every child can have a successful future.
  •  Veronica


    Elephant (GetSet)
    Veronica Davis began her career at The Goddard School as an aunt of some of our enrolled school age children. Veronica is working as an assistant teacher in our GetSet classroom. Veronica has taken multiple class trainings in early childhood and has been working towards her Child Development Associate degree.

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