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. 

  • Miss Joy

    Miss Joy

    Known as “Ms Joy”, the owner, has more than a decade spent in education industry working with both public and private entities such as Montessori schools and Oregon Department of Education focusing on early childhood development. She plays an active role in parent coaching, public and private educational consulting, and engaging in volunteer works in different organizations as well. She proudly has many ties to the community, residents and businesses in the area. Pem and her have three children: Kei, Cali, and Ori. Along with their Logan & Ellie, black & yellow Labrador. An advocate for a life changing experience for the children; campaigner of international languages; committed to parent education and close parent partnership; activist for a strong community relationship; She is proud to bring this atmosphere to the Goddard school. "Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him." Psalm 127:3 Languages Spoken: English, Tagalog/Filipino
  • Miss Lermha

    Miss Lermha

    Assistant Director
    Aloha! Ms. Lermha was born and raised on the island of Kaua'i, Hawai'i. "I moved to Oregon in July 2017 to experience life off the island. I have been working with children between the ages of three to five for seven years and I love it! Watching them grow and being able to experience new things with them for the first time is so rewarding to me." On her free time, she enjoys cooking, watching movies and spending quality time with her family and friends. Aside from teaching, she plays the role of an Assistant Director at Goddard. Her soft spoken ways, her integrity and diligence is such a reward to have her be part of Goddard. Language Spoken: English
  • Miss Karen

    Miss Karen

    Lead Teacher: The Meadow Young Toddler Classroom
    Ms. Karen is one of our Lead Toddler teacher and has been teaching for over 22 years. Her decades of experience have proven her passion, joy and interest for Children's education and development. "I love how I can help children discover new and exciting things on their journey through life." She has a son, a daughter and 2 grand daughters. Busy teacher and grandma! Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Language Spoken: English
  • Miss Lupe

    Miss Lupe

    Lead Teacher: The Park Wobbler /First Steps Classroom
    Ms. Lupe was born in Michoacan, Mexico. Aside from her name, she is also famously called "Wobblers guru" and a "miracle seed grower." Married and has 5 beautiful children. Earned a Bachelor's of Science with a Liberal Studies degree, and a minor in Spanish through Oregon State University. Following that, she worked for the Oregon Child Development Coalition Migrant Head Start and in partnership with Community Action for decades. In her spare time, she loves being in nature, camping, fishing, swimming, running and working in her garden. Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
  • Miss Victoria

    Miss Victoria

    Assistant Teacher: The Park Wobbler/ First Steps Classroom
    Positivity and high energy, Ms. Victoria has them both. Comes in with a smile that's contagious. Does not matter what time of the day, she is always energized. Born in Oklahoma; went to school in Forest Grove; has a 4 year old son and in her free time, she spends precious family time. Language Spoken: English
  • Miss Arianna

    Miss Arianna

    Meadow Young Toddler Classroom
    Ms. Arianna has over 9 years experience working with children of all ages. She grew up in the pacific Northwest and has enjoyed hiking and discovering the great outdoors with friends and family, including her two children. She's passionate about reading books out loud during circle times, as well as planning art experiences for children in the classroom and outside. Teaching young children has brought her so much joy, and she looks forward to continuing educating little ones for many years to come. Language Spoken: English
  • Miss Dominique

    Miss Dominique

    Lead Teacher & Assistant Director - The Farm Older Toddler Classroom
    Hafa Adai! Ms. Dominique is from an island called Saipan. She moved to Oregon to pursue a higher education. She is currently pursuing a degree in Psychology at Portland State. "I have been working with children since my third year of high school and never stopped since! I have always been so amazed by children and their many ways of figuring out how the world works." When she is not working with children she spends her time with her friends watching movies and cooking. "I am so proud to be part of the Goddard family!" Languages Spoken: English, Tagalog/Filipino
  • Miss Paige

    Miss Paige

    Co-Lead Teacher: The Farm Older Toddler Classroom
    Ms. Paige has recently relocated to Hillsboro from San Diego, CA, where she was born and raised. She found her passion for children at a young age, volunteering for her reservation's Head Start. "At the start of 2021, I chose to leave my previous career, to pursue working more closely with children. My intention is to be an advocate for all children and provide a safe place for them to find their true identities. I will be furthering my education, with the goal of becoming an elementary school teacher. I am beyond excited to continue my journey here at Goddard." Language Spoken: English
  • Miss Evelin

    Miss Evelin

    Lead Teacher - The Mountains Older Toddler Classroom
    Ms. Evelin Berenice Barajas comes from Morelia Michoacán Mexico. In a family of 3 siblings, she has 2 brothers and she is the middle and only daughter. Her passion working with children stems from her vision of being a Dentist focused on Pediatric Dentistry. But despite of the unfortunate situations at Mexico, when she moved to Oregon, this did not stop her in pursuing her passion in working with children. She was part of the program called Preschool Promise for low income families. "I love working at Goddard Hillsboro being a Spanish teacher. Teaching a new language to the children is the best part that I get to do everyday!" Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
  •  Sofia


    Garden class Co-Lead teacher
    Hello! Miss Sofia is from Hamilton, Montana. She has been working in education over the last seven years. She knew she wanted to be a teacher because she loves children and watching them grow as well as helping to shape their future. Outside of work, Miss Sofia is an avid hiker. She often finds herself chasing waterfalls or getting as close to the edge as possible. She also enjoys volunteering within her community. Fun facts about Miss Sofia: She was the first Russian girl born in Hamilton, Montana! Miss Sofia was USDA Miss Oregon 2022!
  • Miss Hannah

    Miss Hannah

    Co-Lead Teacher - Mountains Older Toddler Classroom
    Ms. Hannah is originally from the state of Ohio. She moved here to Oregon for new opportunities in January of 2022. Before moving to Oregon, Hannah was a Home Health Care worker for individuals with special needs. Working with children was always a goal as she wanted to be a special needs teacher. In Ms. Hannah's free time, she loves to read and draw! Language Spoken: English
  • Miss Raina

    Miss Raina

    Forest class Co-Lead Teacher
    Aloha! Miss Raina recently moved from Kailua, Hawaii where she's originally from. She has been working with children for 11 years now! She started in a 6th grade classroom in American Samoa, and then a 4th-5th combined class for three years. After moving back to Hawaii, she started working with preschoolers and spent six years with 3-5 year old children. Miss Raina has a BA in early childhood education and a masters in teaching from Pacific University. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family. As her family is new to Oregon, they have been doing a lot of exploring and getting to know their new home! Fun fact about Miss Raina: she loves reading, cooking and doing all the crafty things!
  • Miss Ana

    Miss Ana

    Lead Teacher & Assistant Director - The City: Preschool
    Ms. Ana Anderson is a very passionate teacher that completes our Spanish bi-lingual environment. She is a Talented early education professional offering decades of experience. With 6 years of it was coordinating activities to promote physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth. She understands that a teacher must have the ability to communicate, inspire and motivate students, as well as an understanding of the students' educational and emotional needs. She loves working with children and well loved by them too. She is always ready to bring her high energy, early intervention knowledge and dedication to her students preschool to pre-kindergarteners. Her classroom focus are on planning diverse activities, experiences to enrich academic and socio-emotional learning and promote individual growth. Encouraging, challenging and motivating them altogether to positively impact every child. Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
  • Miss Nadxieelii

    Miss Nadxieelii

    Co- Lead Teacher: The City Preschool
    Ms. Nadxieelii was born and raised in Oregon. She has three siblings, two sisters and a brother. Her parents moved to the US and they always encouraged her and reminded her of how important education is which is why she always wanted to be a teacher. Currently, Ms. Nadxieelii is working on earning her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education at PSU. Previously she worked at a bilingual elementary school for three years before joining the Goddard School at Hillsboro. In her free time, she likes hiking, off-roading, spending time with her loved one and her dogs (she has 5!). She loves music, penguins and anything pink! Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
  • Miss Kacy

    Miss Kacy

    Lead Teacher: The Beach Jr. K to Kindergarten Classroom
    Go Ducks!!! Ms. Kacy is a native Oregonian and grew up in Lake Oswego. She graduated from the University of Oregon where she received her Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies with a minor in Special Education. "Working with young children has always been a passion of mine and I am thrilled to be able to participate in the growth and education of your children. In my spare time, I enjoy being with friends and family, hiking, attending Oregon Duck football games and traveling to the beach. I look forward to my future here at The Goddard School!" Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Language Spoken: English
  • Miss Maria

    Miss Maria

    Lead Teacher - The Ranch: Preschool & Jr. Kindergarten Classroom
    Ms. Maria is an Oregon native, a wife, mom and super proud of those titles. She has been teaching Early Childhood Education for 25+ years and completely enjoys it. Ms. Maria loves the outdoors, exploring and going on road trips. She says she's "obsessed with hiking and being submerged in nature". On her free time, she likes to spend time gardening, listen to music, read and do yoga. She loves her family time, scary movies and books. A fun fact about Ms. Maria is that she summitted Mount Saint Helens! Languages Spoken: English, Spanis
  •  Marisol


    Ms. Marisol has thrived working with kids ever since she was in high school. She knew that she wanted to help teach little minds and let kids know they are safe and nurtured and feel loved at all times. Ms. Marisol also loves being able to help the community. Her roots are one of the biggest reasons she went into an education background. Ms. Marisol is very family oriented, which allows kids to feel a sense of belonging. She has two kids who help her thrive to be the teacher she is! Languages spoken: English and Spanish
  • Miss Tierra

    Miss Tierra

    Ranch class co-lead teacher
    Ms. Tia was born and raised in Kelso, WA, and recently moved to Beaverton for more opportunities. She is currently working on her Bachelors degree in Human Development while specializing in human services at Washington State University. "I knew ever since working in special education that I wanted to continue working with children by helping them with their accomplishments and goals". Tia specializes in behavior management, observations, and autism. Previously, Tia had worked as a substitute teacher at Head Start, a behavioral specialist for ABA therapy and para educator for Vancouver, WA school districts. Her main goal while working with Goddard School is to help those less fortunate and to make sure every child has the same opportunities in life while also making families feel welcome and comfortable with their child in her care. She is very excited to start her new journey living in Oregon and experience a more diverse environment. Language Spoken: English
  • Miss Madelyn

    Miss Madelyn

    Floater - Preschool Support
    Miss Madelyn (Miss Maddy) was born and raised in Portland, OR. She has been working with children for 4+ years in occupations such as childcare, teaching, working as a nanny, teaching summer programs for the Hillsboro School District, as well as programs for Harvest and Bethany Baptist Church, and many others. In her free time, Miss Maddy is always working on 2-3 new art projects to keep herself busy and to keep her portfolio current. Her main hobbies are printmaking (silkscreen, relief printing) and music (guitar and piano). Having a creative outlet has always been an indispensable facet in her life, and she loves to combine her passion for the arts with her love of early childhood education. One fun fact about Miss Maddy is that she has a twin sister! Miss Maddy also makes house decor! (lamp upholstery, throw pillows, posters, etc.) Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Languages Spoken: English
  • Miss Deborah

    Miss Deborah

    Beach Classroom: Kindergarten Licensed Teacher
    Ms. Debbi graduated from Concordia College, Portland with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Adminstration. Prior to education she has also worked as an office manager in retail and messenger service. After volunteering for years as a teacher/Sunday School Superintendant; a Camp Fire leader for her daughter’s group; and having two children of her own, this led her way back to education. Returned to Concordia University, Portland for her Master’s in Teaching-Early Childhood Education. She has worked in a variety of capacities as a teacher: substitute teacher, afterschool care, HeadStart, Recreation Center teacher, and childcare preschool teacher and now our Jr Kindergarten and Kindergarten accredited teacher at Goddard. "I enjoy music, movies, sports, and learning to bellydance! I look forward to this great, new opportunity to work with Jr. Kinders and Kinders!" Language Spoken: English
  • Miss Udeshi

    Miss Udeshi

    Floater - Preschool Support
    Ms. Udeshi was born and raised in Sri Lanka and came to the USA in 2008. Ms. Udeshi has worked with the Goddard team for about 2 years now and has loved the teachers she's worked with! "I truly believe working with children is my calling!" Currently, Ms. Udeshi is working on her Child Development Associate (CDA) to become a certified teacher. In her free time, Ms. Udeshi enjoys spending time with her family, trying new recipes, and hiking. "I love working at the Goddard School with the best children, families, and staff!" Languages Spoken: English, Sinhalese
  • Miss Rian

    Miss Rian

    Ms. Rian has been working with children since 2019. She loves working with kids and watching them learn and develop. Her goal for the future is to be an educator, and starting at an environment where she gets to help children grow to be the best they can has only made her more excited and prepared for that role. Ms. Rian loves sports, so any sport or any kind of activity that involves competing or movement, she enjoys. Ms. Rian also has a creative side, so crafts, decorating, organizing, etc. she also enjoys. Fun fact about Ms. Rian is she LOVES CATS! Her favorite movie is Cars. Languages Spoken: English
  • Miss Angelina

    Miss Angelina

    Hi Hi! Ms. Angelina is a native Oregonian and grew up in the Albany/Corvallis area. She loves children and has worked with them in some capacity for 35+ years. She graduated from OSU with her BS in Human Development and Family Sciences with an emphasis in family services and a minor in writing. Since then she has worked with children in both social services/child welfare and early childhood education. "My favorite part of working with children is watching and helping them grow and discover life in each developmental phase. The awe, wonder, and curiosity with which they approach life is a joy to be able to witness. They are these little beings simply learning how to 'human' in this great big world". In her free time she loves reading, cooking, traveling, going to concerts, and spending time with her husband and five cats! She's also a very proud aunt of nine delightful nieces and nephews whom she adores. "I'm so thrilled to be here at Goddard!" Language: English
  • Miss SeAnna

    Miss SeAnna

    Ms. SeAnna is a senior at Century Highschool. She is thoroughly involved in her church Kidlife program. She teaches Sunday school for first and second graders every weekend. She is a VBS leader and runner for a kids camp. Ms.SeAnna aspires to be a person that kids can trust and look up to and hopes to become an elementary school teacher. Language Spoken: English
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