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. 

  • Miss Jennie

    Miss Jennie

    Jennie has been a part of The Goddard School since 2008 and is excited to own a business that is centered around her most important priority; family. She is passionate about children and early childhood education. She enjoys operating a business that plays an important role in the community by providing exceptional service. She is committed to providing the highest quality preschool experience for the children in our community. Jennie looks forward to welcoming you to our beautiful school in Happy Valley.
  •  Felicia


    I joined The Goddard School in 2011 after receiving my degree in Early Childhood Education and Family Studies. I taught in the infant-toddler programs before transitioning into the director role in 2015. I have always loved being around children and seeing their “aha” moments as they master comprehension of new skills. A parent once asked me what we could really teach a one-year-old, and my answer was the possibilities are endless! Early education provides children learning opportunities through the natural exploration of play and teachers providing personalized learning experiences for their students based on their interests and strengths. As an educator and parent, I am proud of our program at The Goddard School that allows families to feel confident that their children are cared for, safe, and excelling while at The Goddard School. Outside of The Goddard School, I enjoy learning about superheroes from my three young sons and long walks through the aisles of Target.
  •  Christina


    Director and Teacher Support
    I joined the Goddard School in 2014 after completing my Early Education Internship in 2013. I’ve been a lead teacher in various classrooms and currently serve in a teacher and director support position. I continue my education by attending early childhood education trainings. Early education, for me, is to create a safe and fun atmosphere for each child, whether it’s through science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics, and dramatic play! Witnessing the determination and reaction when children reach a goal or milestone is such a true feeling of accomplishment. My favorite school activities are creative art and outside time because I love to see where their imagination takes them. Participating in any activity with children is a way to gain knowledge on their likes and dislike and it’s a wonderful opportunity to create amazing bonds. In my free time, I love spending time with family and going on trips.
  •  Teisha


    Bunnies Lead Teacher *2022 Western Region Goddard Infant Teacher of the Year*
    Growing up in a family with an in-home daycare, young children have always been a part of my life. In 2004, I began working with children outside of the home. I joined The Goddard family in 2014 as a Lead Teacher in our infant classroom. I love teaching for many reasons, one of the biggest is my passion for children. Every day brings something new. I love watching children learn while helping them make those connections between words and actions. Getting to experience things together for the first time is so rewarding. Plus, who doesn’t love to play, create, and explore! I strive to build strong relationships with the children in my class and their families to provide a comfortable, nurturing, safe home away from home environment. Outside of teaching, I love spending time with my husband, young sons, and my small dog who are my pride and joy! I love spending time outdoors, rain or shine. I am a free spirit who loves life and spending time with little ones.
  •  Jamie


    Bunnies Lead Teacher
    I have always had an interest in working with children. I love seeing children grow and learn new things about the world. I believe children should be taught in a fun, creative way, that if a child is not understanding the material in the way it is presented that it's the teacher's opportunity to create a way to teach the material in a way that allows the child to understand it best. In the classroom I enjoy art activities, allowing children to freely express themselves. I am currently working towards my degree in early childhood education. I am a very positive person and feel it is important to have a positive lifestyle. In my free time, I enjoy shopping and doing hair. I joined The Goddard School in 2020.
  •  Molly


    Support Teacher
    I have always loved working with children, being able to experience them meeting new developmental milestones brings me joy. I have taken two years of childhood development and early childhood education classes to further my knowledge in the field. I joined the Goddard School in 2019 working in toddler classrooms. Outside of Goddard, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and shopping whenever I can!
  •  Megan


    Lead Teacher
    I joined the team here at the Happy Valley Goddard School in 2021. I've worked with children in a church setting and through babysitting. Teaching children new things and watching them grow brings me joy. My favorite activity to do with children is playing games with them that help stimulate their minds.
  •  Amber


    Ladybugs Teacher
    I joined the Goddard School in 2022. I have previously done babysitting and worked as a nanny. I was drawn to early childhood education because the first few years of a child’s life are so impactful. What better job to have than to work alongside families to help their children grow, learn, and discover all of the things they are capable of, and to be that safe place when they’re away from home. I wanted a job where my heart is, and I couldn’t think of a better place to be. I am a mother to two beautiful babies of my own, one bonus daughter (fun fact: we are both St. Patrick’s Day babies) I have two dogs and four chickens. I enjoy spending time with my family, getting outdoors, reading a good book, and cooking/eating really good food.
  •  Peggy


    Fishies Lead Teacher
    I have been an early childhood educator and youth counselor for over 20 years. I have achieved a step 7 on the Oregon Registry and continue to take early childhood education courses. I joined The Goddard School team in 2020 as a lead teacher in the two-year-old program. In my classroom, my favorite time is group time with the children! I have always enjoyed watching children learn and sharing their curiosity. I enjoy spending time with friends, reading, walking, and music outside of teaching.
  •  Lori


    Frogs Lead Teacher
    I hold an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education, as well as most of the schooling completed for my Bachelors in the field. I have been working with children since 2008, much of this time as a lead teacher for two year olds at two different Goddard School locations. I love watching children's minds grow and connect with the world around them. Children are the most honest people, and what they say is what they mean. You can watch the progression as children grow and learn new skills and absorb information from the world around them. Being a part of that growth is such an incredible experience. I enjoy doing hands on activities where children can explore and engage to the extent they feel comfortable with. I am all for the messy activities such as sensory exploration, using hands as paint brushes, and everything in between! I enjoy taking road trips to sunny places and spending as much time as I can with my husband, my three beautiful children, and two amazing step children.
  •  Jade


    Caterpillars Lead Teacher
    As an educator, I am continuously taking classes to gain knowledge in the early childhood education field. I've worked with children since 2014 in various settings and hope to always have a place to teach children. I remember the teachers that impacted my learning and helped me grow to love it and showed me my love for the classroom. I love watching and helping children learn and discover their world. My goals are to provide a fun, loving, and safe environment for their minds to grow and have a love for learning. My favorite centers in the classroom are creative art and science/sensory. Art allows you to express yourself in ways words could never. Science and sensory help to grow every stage of development and what better way to do that than getting a little messy. My partner and I love spending time outdoors camping fishing and hiking with our dogs. In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and family, organizing, crafting, and of course, drinking coffee!
  •  Grace


    Caterpillars Teacher
    I love working with children! I have been around children my entire life, I love watching children learn through exploration. My goals are to earn my bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. In my free time, I enjoy reading, walks, and photography.
  •  Brittney


    Chipmunks Lead Teacher
    What draws me to early childhood education is watching children become more confident and grow into their personalities. My favorite activity to do with the children in my classroom is art! I enjoy incorporating the 3 years of education I have in American Sign Language into my classroom daily. I began working with children in my high school preschool program. I have worked in preschools, volunteered with youth sports, and have been an outdoor school teacher. I joined The Goddard School in 2020. In my free time, I like spending time with my friends and dogs.
  •  Savannah


    Grasshoppers Lead Teacher
    I hold an Associates of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education from Mount Hood Community College. I began working with children in 2015 and have experience teaching toddlers, preschoolers, and prekindergarten children. In 2018 I joined The Goddard School in Happy Valley as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher. What I enjoy about early childhood education is watching the children in my classroom learn and figure new things out. I love introducing science experiments to the children in my class and seeing their reactions to the cause and effect. Art projects allow the children in my class to explore their creativity using a variety of materials. I support the children in my classroom to enhance their confidence and independence while providing support when needed. Don’t think you can put on your own coat? I can show you how and am excited to see you try! I am very family oriented, I have 11 siblings and recently got married in 2021.
  •  Lisa


    Wise Owls Lead Teacher
    I hold a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Concordia University. My teaching experience consists of working with grades ranging from preschool through high school in standard and special needs classrooms. I joined The Goddard School in 2015. I enjoy sharing learning experiences with children through hands on activities and helping them discover their strengths. In my classroom I enjoy creative art and reading books with the children. Outside of teaching I spend my time with my three active children!
  •  Haley


    Support Teacher
    I enjoy creating a positive impact on young children and having the opportunity to be a part of their everyday growth. Seeing the smiles on their faces as they learn something new brings me joy. I have worked with children from infancy up to age 5. I joined the Goddard School in 2021 and am so grateful to spend my days working with all of the wonderful children here! I moved to Oregon with my husband and love it here, the trees and greenery make me so happy. I enjoy reading and drawing in my free time. Outside of teaching you can find me watching my favorite shows with my three fur babies; Chewy, Mittens, and Juniper.
  •  Tanya


    Support Teacher
    I have an associate's degree in Early Elementary Education from Pacific University and over 20 years of teaching experience. I taught a kindergarten program for 15 years as well as worked as a site director of an elementary school after-school program. I joined The Goddard School in 2016. I love watching children grow from an early developmental skill to a higher level of skills. I really enjoy observing children interact with one another in imaginary play activities, children learn so much from imaginary play! Group time is another favorite of mine as children enjoy their teachers reading to them and enjoying music together. I have three sons, one daughter, and nine grandchildren who I adore. I have been with my husband for 14 years; we enjoy spending time together as a family.
  •  Julie


    Support Teacher
    I grew up around children and gained years of experience nannying for families. I've taken child education and development courses. The Goddard School is my second official childcare setting and I am excited to work with the children here! Building connections and finding ways to help each child grow makes me happy.
  •  Mikayla


    Support Teacher
    In 2018 I started my journey working with children. I thoroughly enjoy watching children grow and learn through play. My favorite activity to do with children is reading books to them as they enhance their literacy skills and social interaction skills. I have a high school diploma and am continuing my education currently at Mt. Hood Community College. In my free time, I enjoy reading a good book and playing board games with my family. I love going ice skating and camping with my family.
  •  Michelle


    Support Teacher
    Childcare has always been a passion of mine! I love finding creative and memorable ways to teach children and I work to make every day an awesome, special day for each child. I have worked in schools babysat, and am currently working toward a degree in early childhood development. My favorite part of my day at The Goddard School is doing art with the children or teaching the children to love learning. Outside of the classroom I love to read, cook, or explore the PNW.
  •  Natalie


    Support Teacher
    While nannying and tutoring for over four years, I have come to the realization that I love watching children break educational barriers and develop pride in the growth they achieve. Being able to walk alongside the children as they experience new things, and learn and develop new skills, has been such a gratifying journey. I joined Goddard in 2022 and am grateful for the opportunity to pursue my passion.
  •  Linda


    Support Teacher
    I love seeing the joy in children when they learn and accomplish new things on their own! My favorite classroom activity is art! I enjoy watching children express their creativity through painting and collages. I have 8 years of experience working in preschool settings. I have completed multiple high school courses in the field of early childhood education and continue to take trainings in the field. I joined The Goddard School in 2013. In my free time, I love spending time with my family, going on runs, hikes, as well as cooking and baking with my daughter.
  •  Mirian


    Support Teacher
    I am so happy to work with children, every day they have new things to teach you! We are learning together. I joined The Goddard School in 2023.
  • Miss Jennifer

    Miss Jennifer

    I love working with children and watching them develop into the individuals that they are. I have a Bachelors of Science in Human Development. I have had great experiences traveling and serving abroad. I also instruct dance and acrobatics to all ages including accelerated competitive dancers. I enjoy reading, taking my dog for walks, and the company of my husband.
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