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. 

  • Ms Paula

    Ms Paula

    On-site Owner
    Welcome, we are Paula and Bob Janmey, proud owners of the Goddard School in North Ridgeville. As parents ourselves, We recognize how important it is for families to have a safe and nurturing learning environment for their children. Our daughters attended a local Goddard School from the time they were infants through Pre-K. This experience inspired us to pursue the ownership of our own school several years later. Paula, who is at the school daily, received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of South Florida, and her Master of Science degree in Positive Organizational Development and Change from Case Western Reserve University. Paula enjoys reading, bicycling with the family and watching her daughters in their many extracurricular activities. Thank you for the opportunity to share this wonderful time in your family's life!
  • Ms Sarah

    Ms Sarah

    Director
    Ms. Sarah received her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education with a Reading Endorsement from Ashland University in 2010. She is interested in continuing her education in the field of special education as well. Ms. Sarah has worked in a childcare setting since 2007. She began as a Pre K teacher here at Goddard, was promoted to Assistant Director in 2015 and then to Co-Director in 2018! She decided that she wanted to be an educator when she was in preschool. She also loves nature, camping, and walking in the Metroparks. She lives in North Ridgeville with her husband, son, daughter and cats. Ms. Sarah’s favorite book is A Balloon for Isabel, because it teaches about acceptance and overcoming differences.
  •  Erin

    Erin

    Assistant Director
    Ms. Erin received her Bachelor of Science in Art from The Ohio State University in 2011. For the past 11 years, Ms. Erin has been a teacher in a childcare setting. The past two years she has also been the Step Up to Quality Manager within the Fairview Park City School District. She is very excited to become apart of the Goddard family. Ms. Erin has always loved working with children through teaching swimming lessons, babysitting, and working at Camp Christopher. She enjoys camping, crafting, and volleyball. Ms. Erin resides in Fairview Park with her husband and two children. Her favorite children’s book is “The Day the Crayons Quit,” by Drew Daywalt.
  • Ms Morgan

    Ms Morgan

    Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
    Ms. Morgan comes to the Goddard School with experience working with children and teaching in early childhood since 2003. Ms. Morgan received her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education with a Reading Endorsement from Ashland University. She loves to watch each child reach his/her potential and grow confidence throughout the school year. Ms. Morgan lives with her husband and daughter in Elyria. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and going to the movies. Ms. Morgan's favorite children's book is "A Bad Case of Stripes" by David Shannon.
  • Ms Carrie

    Ms Carrie

    Assistant Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
    Ms. Carrie has had the honor of working with children for over 10 years with the city of North Ridgeville and Shepherd of the Ridge. Carrie has been an assistant for classrooms ranging from ages 3 to 5. She has lived in North Ridgeville for 15 years with her husband and three sons, while enjoying physical fitness, reading, and the outdoors. Ms. Carrie's favorite children's book is "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein.
  • Ms Jordan

    Ms Jordan

    Lead Pre-K Teacher
    Ms Jordan graduated from The University of Akron with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education in 2014. She joined another local Goddard school and held several different lead teacher roles before a temporary departure during which she obtained her reading endorsement. Preparing students for kindergarten is what she feels like she was meant to do and is am very excited to be a part of the Goddard family once again! Her favorite children's book is, Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! by Dr. Seuss. It is not a well known Dr. Seuss book but she absolutely loves it! This book teaches the readers the importance of being yourself and being able to think for yourself. Her favorite quote, in part, is, ...we've taught you that the Earth is round and red and white make pink. And something that matters even more we've taught you how to think!
  • Ms Hope

    Ms Hope

    Assistant Pre-K Teacher
    Ms. Hope comes to Goddard from Wellington, Ohio. Hope has lived in Ohio for close to seven years now and has loved every minute of it. Hope was homeschooled and graduated in 2018. Hope has a strong love of animals and currently has four cats, one dog and four chickens. On Hope's days off she enjoys fishing and swimming and on the days she cannot do that she is drinking Starbucks and shopping Target. Hope is very excited to be here and she can't wait to meet all our Goddard friends and families.
  • Ms Heidi

    Ms Heidi

    Lead Preschool Teacher
    Ms. Heidi comes to the Goddard School in North Ridgeville with experience working with children and teaching preschool since 1992. Ms. Heidi received her Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education from Lorain County Community College. Ms. Heidi loves the excitement and energy children bring to the preschool classroom. Ms. Heidi lives in Avon with her husband and two sons. She enjoys cooking, camping, gardening and taking bike rides. Ms. Heidi's favorite children's book is "Goodnight Moon"
  • Ms Lauren

    Ms Lauren

    Lead Preschool Teacher
    Ms Lauren comes to Goddard with a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art. She loves how creative and fun the Goddard’s environment is. Previously working as a lead teacher at a different center she is familiar with the busy and exciting pace of preschool learning. Lauren is moving to Elyria with her wife, Shelby, and three cats and threes snakes. In her free time Lauren loves to paint, read and cook new recipes. She can’t wait to get to know the children and their families of Goddard School!
  • Ms Samantha

    Ms Samantha

    Assistant Preschool Teacher
    Hello, my name is Ms. Sammie, I am the youngest of two children and I currently reside in North Ridgeville. I graduated from high school in 2021. I love my two cats and one dog, and I love working with children of all ages! I can’t wait to continue my journey here at the Goddard School, I am proud to be apart of such an incredible community. I am very excited to further your child’s amazing education and look forward to meeting all of you!
  • Ms Kayla

    Ms Kayla

    Lead Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Kayla comes to the Goddard School in North Ridgeville with five years' experience in childcare as a nanny and babysitter. She is currently enrolled at Liberty University. Ms. Kayla enjoys helping children learn and watching them grow. She loves the energy and fun children bring into each day. In her free time, Ms. Kayla volunteers with middle school students, spends time with her four dogs and her family. Ms. Kayla's favorite children's book is “Chicka Chicka, Boom Boom” by Bill Martin Jr. and "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss.
  • Ms Holly

    Ms Holly

    Assistant Toddler Teacher
    Ms Holly has been working in childcare since 2018. She's going to school for Pre-k to 3rd grade at Lorain County Community College. She started her experience working with children by babysitting at Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and for family friends. She started off in childcare as a before and after school teacher, to a kindergarten teacher assistant, to a Pre-K 2 teacher. In her free time, she loves to volunteer at Toy for Tots!! She has volunteered there for 13 years. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her boyfriend. Ms Holly's favorite books are "The Rainbow Fish" and "If you Give a Moose a Muffin! "
  • Ms Kaitlyn

    Ms Kaitlyn

    Lead Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Kaiti comes to The Goddard School with experience working as a children’s entertainer since 2014, and with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Kent State University. She loves being apart of children’s growth and helping them discover new things. Ms. Kaiti loves the energy, joy, and vivid imagination that kids have. She has recently moved to Avon Lake from Michigan with her boyfriend. In her free time, Ms. Kaiti likes to read, dance, and take care of her many plants. Her favorite children’s book is “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch.
  • Ms Emily

    Ms Emily

    Assistant Toddler Teacher
    Hello, my name is Emily Taylor, I am a graduate of Elyria Catholic High School and reside in Vermilion. I am the mother of two beautiful children, my son Braxton and my daughter Isabella. I love the fact that they get to come to school with me each day and that they are getting the best early childhood experience thus far! I eventually would like to get my CDA certificate to further my ECE education. I am thrilled to be a part of the Goddard community and look forward to watching your children grow!
  • Ms Marissa

    Ms Marissa

    Assistant Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Marissa grew up taking care of her younger siblings as well as her older sisters' kids when she had them and that is one of the best things she has ever done so far in life. She has always had a good connection with kids being the second oldest out of her three siblings. She was also a summer camp leader one year at her church. She moved to Ohio in 2020 from California and she babysat twins for a year. She is excited to learn and experience so much more here at the Goddard School. In her free time she enjoys going out, painting, making coffees, and spending as much time as she can with her loved ones and pets.
  • Ms Jenny

    Ms Jenny

    Lead Infant Teacher
    Ms. Jenny comes to the Goddard School in North Ridgeville after many years spent raising her own three children as well as providing care for children in her home ranging in ages from 10 weeks to five years old. Ms. Jenny received her Bachelors of Science degree in both Elementary Education and Secondary English Education from Bowling Green State University. Ms. Jenny loves to work with young children because of their enthusiasm for new experiences, and looks forward to working with a new group of children whom she hopes to inspire with her love of reading. Her favorite children’s book is "The Adventures of Max the Minnow" by William Boniface because of its encouraging message to be one’s best self
  • Ms Tiffany

    Ms Tiffany

    Assistant Infant Teacher
    Ms. Tiffany comes to the Goddard School with five years' experience working in early childhood. She is currently enrolled at Lorain County Community College. She wants to pursue a career with working with children in a pediatric office. She has been working with children since 2011. She loves to help children learn and watch them grow every day. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her son and her family. Ms. Tiffany's favorite book series is the "Little Critters" books by Mercer Mayer because she would always read them with her grandma when she was younger.
  • Ms Tirsa

    Ms Tirsa

    Lead Infant Teacher
    Ms. Tirsa has her four year degree in Translation/Interpretation and a passion for kids. Tirsa has had experience in developing curriculum as well as carrying out existing ones. She has taught Kindergarten and loves bringing excitement to learning. She comes from El Salvador where she was born and raised and has resided here since 2018. Tirsa looks forward to working with the families and children at Goddard! Ms. Tirsa's favorite children's book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
  • Ms Elena

    Ms Elena

    Assistant Infant Teacher
    Hello, my name is Ms. Lainey and I am a graduate of Elyria High School. I am exploring a degree in early childhood education. I live in Amherst with my partner, 3 dogs, and 3 ferrets!. I enjoy listening to music, hanging out with my friends and family, and going up to Lake Erie whenever I can. I am honored to be a part of the Goddard family and am so excited to be a part of your child’s education.
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