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. 

  •  Karen


    Karen is the On-Site Owner at The Goddard School and opened The Goddard School in Jackson Township in 2009. She has her Bachelor's degree in Education from The University of Akron and her Master's degree in Education from Malone. Previous to The Goddard School, Karen was a 3rd-6th grade teacher for Tuslaw and Jackson Local Schools.
  •  Elizabeth


    Elizabeth is our center Director here at the Goddard School. She has her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Oakland University and has over 9 years of experience in early childhood education. She has worked in every age group ranging from Infant through 3rd grade. Her passion for child development is endless and is strongly dedicated to the guidance for teachers' professional development.
  •  Keegan


    Assistant Director in Training
    Keegan is the assistant director in training here at The Goddard School. She previously was a lead teacher in our First Steps classroom and a preschool assistant. Working beside the director, Keegan ensures a healthy and safe environment for families, their children and staff members.
  •  Haley


    Lead Teacher
    Miss. Haley is our lead pre-k teacher. She has her associates degree in early childhood education and is headed into her 3rd school year with TGS. You may also find Haley in the front office some mornings as she assists administration in opening our building.
  •  Kelsey


    Co-Lead Pre-K
    Ms. Kelsey is one of our Pre-K teachers at The Goddard School and holds her bachelor's degree in early childhood education. She is ready to inspire and teach the youth of our future young learners.
  •  Melissa


    Miss Melissa is one of our Lead Pre-School teachers here at The Goddard School. She has worked in childcare for over 23 years and holds her CDA in Infant & Toddler. The goals for her students and future students are endless. She will help them succeed in all forms of development.
  •  Amanda


    Assistant Teacher
    Miss. Amanda has been with TGS for 7 years and is currently our lead toddler teacher. She continues to love on the little ones and is great at making every child feel welcomed.
  •  Gillian


    Lead Teacher
    Miss Gillian is our Lead Get-Set teacher and has been with TGS for over 3 years. She has a great impact on all the little ones preparing for preschool. When she is not in school, you can find her photographing nature and going on adventures.
  •  Megan


    Lead Teacher
    Miss Megan is our lead pre-toddler teacher and is working towards her CDA. She has always enjoyed working with children and seeing the world through their eyes. She cannot wait to celebrate future milestones with all of her babies in the classroom.
  •  Lauryn


    Floater Teacher
    Miss Lauryn is a floater teacher here at The Goddard School while she works towards her bachelor's degree in early childhood education. She is gentle and sweet with any child who enters her room and gets on the children's level every single day.
  •  Riley


    Assistant Teacher
    Miss Riley currently attends Kent State University and will be obtaining her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. She is currently an assistant teacher in our pre-toddler classroom working alongside Miss Megan. She is always finding new and exciting things for the students to do and enjoys watching them grow and develop.
  •  Shawntel


    Assistant Teacher
    Miss Shawntel is our Assistant Get-Set teacher. She loves teaching children new things and helping them grow into their future selves.
  •  Alyssa


    Lead Teacher
    Miss Alyssa is our lead preschool 1 teacher. She recently moved over from our toddler classroom and has an abundance of knowledge in child development. While working towards her degree in early childhood, she works full time and cares for her son.
  •  Alyssa


    Assistant Teacher
    Miss Alyssa is our assistant infant 2 teacher and works alongside Desiree. She recently moved here from Nebraska and is loving her new home.
  •  Colleen


    Floater Teacher
    Miss Colleen is a floater teacher here in our center. She is currently working towards her bachelor's degree in early childhood education. You can find her helping out in classrooms and covering infant breaks in the afternoon.
  •  Desiree


    Lead Teacher
    Miss Desiree is our lead infant 2 teacher. She has been in the field for over 5 years and continues to love on the babies. Her knowledge and expertise is critical for the growth and development of her students.
  •  Kaylee


    Miss Kaylee is a teacher in our preschool 2 classroom and works alongside Miss Melissa. She has been in the field of early childhood for over 5 years and is working towards her CDA.
  •  Lauren


    Assistant Teacher
    Miss Lauren is our toddler assistant teacher and has grown to love all of the children in her classroom. With a nursing background, she continues to care for the children and maintain the health and well-being of the children.
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