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. 

  • Mr Rick

    Mr Rick

    Franchise Owner
    Mr. Rick, as the children call him, is the on-site owner of The Goddard School located in Green, OH. Rick saw a growing need in the area for a quality preschool and loved the idea of being able to provide the children and parents in this community with a loving and nurturing environment to grow and learn. Rick holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Bowling Green State University and a Master's Degree in Accounting from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. Rick has been married to his wife Kelly, who is an IT Professional, for 34 years and together they have 2 wonderful children, Allyson and Jaret. Also, we can't forget Oakley, Mr. Rick's Golden Retriever, who loves to come to school and play with the children. As the on-site owner Rick would like to extend an invitation to you and your family to visit us for a tour, introduce you to his eager faculty, including their outstanding Educational Directors, and tell you all about the Goddard approach to learning.
  • Ms Laura

    Ms Laura

    Education Director
    Miss Laura is our Education Director. She graduated cum laude from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. Miss Laura has over 30 years of experience with both teaching young children and administration. She was the assistant director as well as taught Pre-Kindergarten for over four years here at our school. She has been the Education Director since 2012. Ms. Laura has been with our school since it opened in 2008.
  • Ms Stephanie

    Ms Stephanie

    Director of Operations
    Ms. Stephanie is our Director of Operations. She is a graduate of Stark State College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been working with young children for twenty years. Ms. Stephanie has been with our school since 2016.
  • Ms Jada

    Ms Jada

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Jada is a lead teacher in our Playful Pups infant classroom. She has over five years of experience working with young children and is pursuing a CDA credential with a focus on infants and toddlers. Ms. Jada has been with our school since 2021.
  • Ms Dawn

    Ms Dawn

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Dawn is a lead teacher in the Playful Pups young infant classroom. She holds an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education from Liberty University. She has over 20 years of experience in working with children of all ages. Ms. Dawn joined us in 2024.
  • Ms Gemma

    Ms Gemma

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Gemma is an assistant teacher in our Playful Pups infant classroom. She was an au pair when she came to the United States from England at age 18 and has been working with infants and young children for over 30 years. She joined our school in 2024.
  • Ms Cheyenne

    Ms Cheyenne

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Cheyenne is a teacher in the Rambling Retrievers (First Steps) older infant classroom. She has been working with young children for five years. Several of those years have been spent working with children with special needs.
  • Ms Sydney

    Ms Sydney

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Sydney is a lead teacher in the Rambling Retrievers (First Steps) older infant classroom. She graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor's degree in Integrated Social Studies 7-12 with a comprehensive background in education spanning from Early Childhood to Adolescence. Ms. Sydney has been working with children for over six years. She joined us in 2024.
  • Ms Taylor

    Ms Taylor

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Taylor is a lead teacher in the Rambling Retrievers (First Steps) older infant classroom. She is currently pursuing a CDA certification with a focus on infants and toddlers. She has over three years of experience working with young children. Ms. Taylor joined our school in 2023.
  • Ms Megan

    Ms Megan

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Megan is an afternoon teacher in our Curious Collies toddler classroom. She works for Green Local Schools during the day and works with us in the afternoons. Ms. Megan has been with our school since 2020.
  • Ms Lisa

    Ms Lisa

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Lisa is a lead teacher in the Curious Collies toddler classroom. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Child and Family Studies from Plattsburgh State University of New York. She has 10 years of experience working with young children. Ms. Lisa has been with us since 2017.
  • Ms Kristin

    Ms Kristin

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Kristin is a lead teacher in our Curious Collies toddler classroom. Kristin has almost ten years of experience working with infants and young children. She has worked with Goddard for many years and brings much experience to the classroom!
  • Ms Dawn

    Ms Dawn

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Dawn is a lead teacher in our Bouncing Beagles preschool classroom. She has a Child Development Associate Credential with a focus on infants and toddlers. She has 30 years of experience working with children. Ms. Dawn has been with us since 2014.
  • Ms Paige

    Ms Paige

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Paige is a lead teacher in the Bouncing Beagles preschool classroom. She holds a CDA credential with a focus on the preschool age group. She has over five years of experience working with young children. Ms. Paige has been with our school since 2018.
  • Ms Alesha

    Ms Alesha

    Afternoon Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Alesha is an afternoon assistant teacher in the Bouncing Beagles preschool classroom. She graduated from Stark State College with an Associate's degree in Education. Ms. Alesha joined our school in 2023.
  • Ms Sammie

    Ms Sammie

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Sammie is a lead teacher in our Spunky Spaniels (Get Set) older toddler classroom. She earned an Associate's degree from Stark State College in Early Childhood Education with a special certification working with infants and toddlers. She has been working with young children for 10 years. She has been with our school since 2018.
  • Ms Kathy

    Ms Kathy

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Kathy is a lead teacher in the Darling Dalmatians preschool classroom. She has an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education from Stark State College. Ms. Kathy has been working with young children for over ten years. Ms. Kathy has been with our school since 2021.
  • Ms Reese

    Ms Reese

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Reese is a lead teacher in the Preschool Dalmatians classroom. She earned a CDA certificate for the preschool age group. She has been working with young children for over two years now. Ms. Reese has been with us since 2020.
  • Ms Tara

    Ms Tara

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Tara is a lead teacher in our Spunky Spaniels (Get Set) older toddler classroom. She is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been working with young children for over eight years.
  • Ms Danielle

    Ms Danielle

    Assistant Afternoon Teacher
    Ms. Danielle is an afternoon assistant teacher in the Darling Dalmatians preschool classroom. She is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Danielle has experience working with children of all ages.
  • Ms Jessica

    Ms Jessica

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Jessica is a lead teacher in the Happy Huskies Pre-Kindergarten classroom. She has a CDA credential for Infant-Toddler children. Ms. Jessica is working towards a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education at MVNU. She has been working with young children for over 7 years.
  • Ms Olivia

    Ms Olivia

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Olivia is a lead teacher in our Happy Huskies Pre-Kindergarten classroom. She earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of Mount Union in Primary Education (Pre-K through Fifth Grade). She has six years of experience working with young children. Ms. Olivia joined our school in 2023.
  • Ms Sabrina

    Ms Sabrina

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Sabrina is an assistant teacher as well as a substitute teacher throughout the school. She graduated from Stark State College with an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education. She has twenty years of experience working with young children. Ms. Sabrina has been with our school since 2020.
  • Ms Ashley

    Ms Ashley

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Ashley is a lead teacher in the Cheerful Chows Pre-K classroom. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Kent State University and is working on her Master's degree at the University of Akron. Ms. Ashley has been working with children for over eight years. She has been with our school since 2021.
  • Ms Jessica

    Ms Jessica

    Afternoon Assistant Teacher/Sub
    Ms. Jessica is a former lead teacher in our Cheerful Chows Pre-Kindergarten classroom. Ms. Jessica is now employed with the North Canton School District. She still comes back to help us as our substitute teacher. Ms. Jessica has a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education for grades Pre-K through third from the University of Akron. Ms. She has been working with young children for over 15+ years.
  • Mr Daniel

    Mr Daniel

    Lead Teacher
    Mr. Daniel is an lead teacher in the Pre-K Cheerful Chows classroom. He has four years of experience working with young children. Mr. Daniel has been with us since 2018.
  • Ms Kassi

    Ms Kassi

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Kassi is an assistant teacher in our Playful Pups Infant classroom. Ms. Kassi is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. She has experience working with children of all ages.
  • Ms Mikailyn

    Ms Mikailyn

    Assistant Teacher/Sub
    Ms. Mikailyn is an afternoon assistant teacher in our Happy Huskies Pre-K classroom. She is also a sub throughout our school. She joined us in 2024.
  • Ms Mary

    Ms Mary

    Assistant Teacher-Floater
    Ms. Mary is a substitute teacher/floater in our school. She earned her Child Development Associate (CDA) certification with a focus on preschool age children. She is now pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. Ms. Mary joined us in 2023.
  • Ms Melissa

    Ms Melissa

    Resource Teacher/Sub
    Miss Melissa is a graduate of the University of Akron and is an integral part of our staff. She is responsible for preparing all our foods each day and knows all the food allergies of all the children. She also subs in all of our classrooms as needed and is very helpful with decorating our preschool throughout the year. Miss Melissa has worked with children for eighteen years and has been with us since 2014.
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