Our Teachers

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


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. 

  •  Timothy


    On-Site Owner
    I’m so proud to be the owner of this amazing Goddard School in Hudson. I’ve always needed to do meaningful work throughout my life. The Goddard School has the highest of standards both in Health and Safety, as well as Education for the most meaningful people in our world, our children. As a father myself, I understand and appreciate the importance of the early childhood educational experience. These are just a few reasons why I choose to become part of the Goddard family. I am committed to provide the highest quality education and care for your child here at The Hudson Goddard School.
  •  Jennifer


    Center Director
    Hello! My name is Jen Owens and I am super excited to be the director here at The Goddard School in Hudson. I graduated from the University of Akron with my BA in Child Development and have over 25 years of experience working with young children. Facilitating children to reach their maximum potential in growth and development has always been my deepest passion in life. I feel extremely honored to be part of a school that holds such high standards in early childhood education and values what is needed to provide your child with the best care available.
  •  Courtney


    Assistant Director
    Ms. Courtney has her Bachelor's Degree in Criminology and Psychology. She has been with Goddard since 2023. Courtney has over 4 years of experience working with children, both as a teacher and an Administrator. -Favorite Book: Love You Forever -Favorite Activity: Coloring -Favorite Song: We Are the Dinosaurs -Favorite Thing About Working with Children: Watching each child learn something new everyday!
  •  Erica


    Lead Infant Teacher
    Ms. Erica has her Child Development Associate Certificate and helps with school opening responsibilities. She started at Goddard in 2011 and worked at another Goddard School previously. Ms. Erica has over 10 years of experience working with Infants and Toddlers - Favorite Activity: Bubbles and watching the babies explore with paint - Favorite Thing About the Infant Room: Getting to see the new things that they learn and seeing their excitement when they master something new!
  •  Kathy


    Infant Assistant
    HI! My name is Miss Kathy and I have been with Goddard since December 2022. I have a Bachelor's degree in English/ Women's studies and a Master's degree in education. I have been working with infants to high school age in many different capacities for more than 30 years. I have been married to a teacher for 32 years. We have a daughter Kyla, who has already traveled the world at 29 and fluently speaks French, Spanish, and Wolof. Our son Ethan is entering his senior year in the Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago studying Sound Design. It gives me great joy to be a special part of a child's daily life. Each day is filled with promise and wonder and renews my spirit.
  •  Brooke


    Assistant Infant 2 Teacher
    Hi! My name is Miss Brooke and I started at Goddard in August 2023. I have been working with children for 2.5 years. I completed the Maplewood Career Center Early Childhood Education program and received my certificate. I have training on creating developmentally appropriate lesson plans for ages 2-5. I love my job here at Goddard, and I am excited to come to work every day and see the children’s smiling faces. As a teacher, I take pride and joy in my job and do my best to provide the best care for each child. I love interacting with the children and making them laugh. My favorite thing to do with the children is sing songs, they love them! 
  •  Emily


    Lead Infant 2 Teacher
    My name is Emily Hartz. I received my associate degree in child development from Rasmussen College. I have been working with children for most of my adult life. My favorite thing about working with children is watching them learn and grow. It is especially exciting when they hit those milestones. I have a teenage daughter and a teenage son. In my spare time I love spending time with my kids camping and exploring the metro parks.
  •  Mercedes


    Lead First Steps Teacher
    Ms. Mercedes started at The Goddard School in March 2023. She has her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and over 4 years experience working with young children -Favorite Song: Here Comes the Firetruck -Favorite Activity: Painting with the kids -Favorite Part of Being a Teacher: Watching them grow and learning new things
  •  Amanda


    Assistant First Steps Teacher
    Hello, I’m Miss Amanda! I graduated from Maplewood career center and Streetsboro high school. I specialized in early childhood education. I love working with the first steps and love watching them learn and grow. I plan on going to back to college to further my education!
  •  Darcie


    Assistant Toddler Teacher
    Hello! My name is Darcie! I am a mom of two boys! I was a stay at home mom for 4 years. In my spare time, I love to cook & bake. I have a small business for baked goods for friends & family! I love getting coffee & shopping, going on walks, taking the boys to the zoo or indoor play places,& once a month, going to the local library. I started The Goddard Schools Feb 2024. I have a 1.5 year certification in cosmetology, 1.5 year experience in Healthcare & plan to go back to school! My favorite thing to do with children are gym/ outdoor play, Bubbles, arts & crafts & reading!
  •  Danielle


    Assistant Toddler teacher
    My name is Danielle, I prefer to go by Ellie though. I have been married for 3 years and we have a 2.5 year old. I have been in the Early Childhood Education field since I was a junior in High school when I attended the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center. Ever since I graduated in 2017, I have been working with young children ages, 6weeks-12 years old, in different centers. I am currently enrolled online at Eastern Gateway Community College for Teacher Education and I have about 9 classes until I receive my Associates degree. Once I do that, I will go on to receive my Bachelor's degree. In my downtime I enjoy spending time with my family and singing.
  •  Brianna


    Lead Get Set Teacher
    Ms. Bri has her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Bri has also completed the Excel TECC TEACH program. She started at Goddard in 2017. Ms. Bri has over 6 years of experience working with Toddlers -Favorite Song: Bringing Home a Baby Bumblebee -Favorite Activity: Reading books with the children -Favorite Thing About Get Set: They're cute and I love them!
  •  Loralei


    Assistant Get Set Teacher
    Ms. Loralei started at Goddard in April 2023 and has over 2.5 years of experience working with children. -Favorite Book: Guess How Much I Love You -Favorite Song: Run Baby Run -Favorite Activity: Painting -Favorite Thing About Being a Teacher: watching the kids hit new milestones
  •  Hillary


    Assistant teacher
    Ms. Hillary has an Associates Degree in HR Management. She has been with Goddard since 2023. She is an Assistant Teacher in our Junior Preschool rooms. -Favorite activity: coloring with the kids -Favorite thing about being a teacher: seeing how happy kids are to learn new things!
  •  Lauren


    Jr. Preschool Lead Teacher
    Ms. Lauren has been with Goddard since July 2022. She has been working with children for 8 years, ranging from infants to 5th graders. She graduated from Kent State University in 2019 with her bachelors in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Lauren loves spending time with her family, being outdoors, and doing arts and crafts!
  •  Jordan


    Lead Preschool Teacher
    Ms. Jordan went to school for Hospitality, however she found a love for education and started at Goddard in 2022. She started as an Assistant and moved into the Lead Teacher position in the Preschool Room. She is currently working on her degree in Early Childhood Education. -Favorite Book: When You Give a Mouse a Cookie -Favorite Activity: Arts and Crafts -Favorite Thing About Being a Teacher: Seeing the children's smiling faces every morning and watching their little personalities come to life!
  •  Ashley


    Lead Preschool Teacher
    Hello! My name is Ashley Canterbury. I am 27 years old, and teaching children is my passion! I graduated from Walsh University in 2019 with my Bachelor of Science in Education. I am originally from Marietta, Ohio, where I taught preschool for 3 years. This most previous school year I took off to be with my son, who was born in July of 2022. I now reside in Stow with my fiancé, Blake and our son, Dax. I am excited to be back in the classroom doing what I love! Along with my love of teaching, my other interests include spending time with my family and friends, reading, watching movies, listening to music, cooking, and baking.
  •  Taylor


    Lead Pre-K Teacher
    Ms. Taylor has her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She started at Goddard in 2021. Ms. Taylor has over 5 years of experience working with Preschoolers and Prekindergartners. -Favorite Activity: Dancing! -Favorite Part of Being a Teacher: Seeing the children make a connection with learning and seeing their faces light up!
  •  Austin


    School Aged/Summer Camp Teacher
    Hello! My name is Austin but everyone at school calls me by my last name Isaac. I am currently a senior at Kent state University pursuing my degree in early childhood education. I did a semester of student teaching at Goddard school and began working here as a resource teacher directly after. In my free time I love spending time with my wife Kaelynn. We like to watch Cleveland sports, go out to eat, and have game nights with our friends.
  •  Olivia


    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Liv is currently in school for Communications and started at Goddard in 2021. She is an Assistant Teacher in our Toddler and Preschool Rooms. -Favorite Song: All Disney songs -Favorite Activity: Drawing and painting -Favorite Thing About Being a Teacher: Watching the children learn something new every day and making a difference in their lives!
  •  Kim


    Resource Teacher
    Kim has a business degree from The University of Akron and has spent her career in sales. She is a loving mother of 4 and has 1 granddaughter. Her hobbies include books, orchestra music, hiking, zoos, and modern art. What she loves most about working with kids is seeing them learn new things, build things, and show kindness to their friends.
  •  Payton


    Resource Teacher
    Hello! My name is Payton and I am a Resource Teacher here at The Goddard School in Hudson. I am currently studying to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education at Kent State University. Working with children is something that I have always adored doing. Education is such a rewarding field of work with the multitude of personalities you get to work with everyday, the connections you get to make, the impact you could possibly have on a child’s life, and more. 
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