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 Danny

    Mr Danny

    Owner
    My name is Danny Smith, and I am privileged to serve as the on-site owner of the Chester Springs Goddard School. As the brother of franchisees Megan and Michael Thompson of the Goddard Schools of Springs House and Horsham, I am deeply committed to creating an enriching environment that nurtures children's innate curiosity and love for learning. I am dedicated to providing a stimulating curriculum that supports holistic development. Drawing inspiration from my family's valuable insights, I am driven by a genuine passion for fostering growth in others. Our school proudly caters to families in the Chester Springs, Downingtown, and Glenmoore areas, and we warmly welcome the opportunity to extend our Goddard Chester Springs family to include yours!
  •  Michelle

    Michelle

    Director of Education
    Michelle began working at Goddard in 2017 while she earned her graduate degree. She has nearly ten years of childcare experience coupled with several years of childcare management experience. Michelle has her undergraduate degree from Albright College in English and her graduate degree from Gwynedd Mercy University in Elementary Education. Michelle enjoys children of all ages, and they never fail to make her laugh. Her favorite children’s book is “Leo the Late Bloomer” by Robert Kraus.
  •  Candace

    Candace

    Director of Operations
    Candy began working at Goddard in the beginning of 2020. Candy holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from West Chester University. She has two adult children and worked in childcare throughout high school and college. When her children went off to college, she realized she missed watching children learn and grow, so she got back into the childcare field. She also worked as a veterinary technician due to her love of animals. Her favorite children’s book is “The Stray Dog” by Marc Simont.
  •  Alexandra

    Alexandra

    Lead Teacher & Office Specialist
    Miss Alex is our Bridge teacher and office specialist. When Miss Alex isn’t in our Bridge classroom, she aids in closing operations and performs a variety of office tasks. She has a degree from the University of Pittsburgh and has been working in childcare for several years. In Miss Alex’s free time, she enjoys cosmetology, cooking, baking, reading, and traveling. A fun fact about Miss Alex is that she is an avid Dungeons and Dragons player! Her favorite children’s book is "Jazzbo and Googy" by Matt Novak.
  •  Karri

    Karri

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Karri is our Pre-Kindergarten teacher and has been with us for over 10 years. Miss Karri has an associate degree in early childhood education. She has taught all ages within the building and prefers our Pre-K classroom because of their personalities. She enjoys baking, cooking, and spending time with her husband and their two children. Miss Karri collects teddy bears; she has stuffed teddy bears, figurines, and toys. Her favorite children’s book is "Corduroy" by Don Freeman.
  •  Sivaranjani

    Sivaranjani

    Assistant Teacher
    Miss Ranjani joined our school in January of 2022. She enjoys spending time in all of our classrooms, and loves working with young children because she gets to help shape the future leaders of tomorrow. In her spare time she enjoys shopping, spending time with her family and cooking!
  •  Erica

    Erica

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Erica is our co-lead twos teacher and holds a degree from Albright College. She has been with Goddard for nearly 10 years. She loves being around children and her family; she has six nephews and one niece. Miss Erica also enjoys reading and crafting. Her favorite children’s book is “Llama Llama Red Pajama” by Anna Dewdney.
  •  Susan

    Susan

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Susan is our Preschool 2 lead teacher and holds an associate degree in early childhood education and is working towards her bachelors degree. She has been in childcare for over five years. Miss Susan enjoys hiking, kayaking, biking, taking her dogs swimming, and spending time at home cooking and baking. Miss Susan has several dogs and a parrot, Baby, that is a year older than her. Miss Susan is also a former Orienteering Champion. Her favorite children’s book is anything from the Pete the Cat series by James and Kimberly Dean.
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