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. 

  •  Alyssa

    Alyssa

    Owner
    My name is Alyssa Stofko and I am the owner of the Hampton Township Goddard School. My husband, Chris, and I have amazing five-year-old twin girls and a baby boy who inspire us every day. When searching for a school for our own children, we fell in love with Goddard, so much so that we decided to open one ourselves! At The Goddard School we provide a fun and encouraging environment for learning where safety is paramount - everything I look for as a parent. I am so excited to be able to bring the highest quality education to our youngest learners!
  • Ms Jeanine

    Ms Jeanine

    Director
    Ms. Jeanine grew up in the North Hills and spent most of her youth living in the Gibsonia area. She has her Bachelor’s degree in English and Women’s Studies and her Master's of Science in Education. Ms. Jeanine has 14 years of experience working with children; many of those years were spent in a leadership role. Her passion is in Early Childhood Education and ensuring that all children are able to be his/her own individual selves. Ms. Jeanine has a husband, son and dog who keep her busy and on her toes! She enjoys spending time outside, exploring, doing arts and crafts, reading, singing and dancing.
  • Ms Ellen

    Ms Ellen

    Assistant Director
    Ms. Ellen graduated from Robert Morris University in 2016 with a degree in psychology and a minor in education. She loves working with children and has over 10 years of experience working with kids. In her free time, she enjoys taking photos of nature and spending time with her husband and dog.
  • Ms Amy

    Ms Amy

    Assistant Director
    Ms. Amy has been working with children for most of her life, starting with babysitting as a teen, growing up in Ohio. After graduating from college with a degree in Child and Family Studies, Ms. Amy moved to Pittsburgh to begin working as a preschool teacher and later as a center director. Ms. Amy then worked as a nanny for many years, before returning to work as both a teacher and assistant director at other centers in the area. In Ms. Amy's spare time, she has been a youth leader for the teens at her church for many years. She is a counselor for a summer camp where she is also on the board of directors and has previously served as president and vice-president. In her spare time, she loves photography, music, movies, board games, and all things Disney. Ms. Amy loves to incorporate those in her work with children, when possible. Ms. Amy lives here in Gibsonia with her husband Brian, her daughter Heidi, and her dog, Tinker Bell.
  • Ms Anna

    Ms Anna

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Anna has 8 years of caregiving experience coming from a background in nursing and healthcare. She has a degree in science and has found that nothing brings her more joy than helping fuel a child’s curiosity for discovering the world around them. Her favorite way to enjoy free time is to spend it with her daughter and family. She loves plants, movies, and gardening- as well as creating and crafting! She is very excited to learn from the children in her care at Goddard.
  • Ms Stephanie

    Ms Stephanie

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Stephanie has over 8 years of childcare experience tutoring and nannying for children of all ages, from newborn to preteen. Some of her greatest passions are helping children grow and learn, and making sure each child knows that they are so very special. She graduated from Slippery Rock University with her bachelors degree in English and American History. Her search for a fulfilling career path led her to Goddard, where she has found her calling in early childhood education. When Ms. Stephanie is not working, she loves spending time with friends and family, reading, listening to music, and playing with her miniature sheepadoodle, Blanche.
  • Ms Iesha

    Ms Iesha

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Iesha has a strong passion for working with children, helping them to learn and explore as they grow. She has 6 years of experience working in daycares, plus 3 years as a nanny. She started her early childhood career working with infants and have added experience working with children from six weeks up to twelve years old. She recently graduated from CCAC with an Associate of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. She has one child and loves spending time doing arts and crafts and playing outside when the weather permits.
  • Ms Rachel

    Ms Rachel

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Rachel has many years of chilcare experience. She has her Child Development Associate and is currently enrolled in Edinboro University, looking to transfer to Carlow University. She is majoring in Early Childhood Education and her ultimate goal is to become a Kindergarten teacher. In her free time, she enjoys relaxing/sleeping, socializing with friends, listening to music, watching Penguins hockey, and going to camp in Erie during the summer.
  • Ms Larissa

    Ms Larissa

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Larissa is a graduate of Duquesne University where she received her bachelor's in psychology with a minor in business management as well as human and health services. She has been working in childcare centers for three years but has many years' experience with childcare when it comes to babysitting and volunteering at youth centers. She is passionate about helping children learn and thrive. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her dog and family as well as watching movies and cooking. Larissa has found her home at Goddard and is absolutely ecstatic to be a part of the Goddard family.
  • Ms Morgan

    Ms Morgan

    Lead Teacher
    Mrs. Morgan graduated from Frostburg State University with a Master’s degree in Education with a focus in special education and higher education. She also has an associate’s degree and bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice from Potomac State College of West Virginia University. She has always wanted to create a warm and inviting classroom for kids to learn and thrive in. She believes all students learn at their own speed and it is our job to help them grow and learn along the way. Mrs. Morgan has previously worked with younger students in Cumberland Maryland at a head start center and has also substituted for all grade levels. Mrs. Morgan is originally from Western Maryland and moved to the Pittsburgh area with her husband and two dogs. Mrs. Morgan spends her free time painting and traveling.
  • Ms Alyssa

    Ms Alyssa

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Alyssa graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English. She started working in childcare in 2021. Ms. Alyssa is excited to be a part of the growing Goddard School of Hampton community. In her free time, Ms. Alyssa enjoys Musical Theater, movies, and reading. Ms. Alyssa also enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and cat, Professor Marvel.
  • Ms Ashley

    Ms Ashley

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Ashley has been a Phlebotomist for over 10 years with all ages. She is currently in school for early childhood education and special education. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her wife, fur-children, and reptiles. She loves anything Disney!
  • Mr Joshua

    Mr Joshua

    Lead Teacher
    Mr. Josh got his start at a summer camp and found a passion for working with children. Through firsthand experience and learning from his talented peers, Mr. Josh has tried to become the best teacher he could possibly be. He enjoys finding silly ways to keep kids engaged and to show that learning can be fun. When not working at The Goddard School, Mr. Josh explores his love of skateboarding, reading, art and movies! He also loves his family and their cat Dory!
  • Ms Lydia

    Ms Lydia

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Lydia graduated from Point Park University with a Bachelors degree in Psychology. She has experience working with children with intellectual disabilities. Her favorite thing about teaching is being able to bond with the children and help them to build social skills. Outside of the classroom, Ms. Lydia enjoys baking, art, and spending time with her wiener dog, Odie.
  • Ms Brittany

    Ms Brittany

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Brittany (Miss B) knew from a very young age that she would be a preschool teacher someday! She started working in childcare as a local babysitter. She developed her knowledge in the Early Childhood Education setting in 2012 in the ELC program at Bethel Park High school. Since then, Ms. Brittany has worked in preschools, school districts, and school-age programs while continuing her education at CCAC. Ms. Brittany loves silly books, learning about nature, and engaging in silly creative ways.
  • Ms Jenni

    Ms Jenni

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Jenni believes that children learn best through play in a supportive environment. She attended IUP for Early Childhood Education. She has experience in working in early childhood, she has worked as a TSS with children with special needs in both the school and community settings. Ms. Jenni is a mother of two daughters and cherishes quality family time. Ms. Jenni coaches youth soccer and softball. She enjoys running, relaxing with a book, and spending time with her two pups.
  • Ms Ashlee

    Ms Ashlee

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Ashlee graduated from Slippery Rock University with a degree in Community Programs for Americans with Disabilities. She has always had a love for teaching young learners. Ashlee believes that children need many hands-on experiences that involve all of their senses. She has worked as a paraprofessional in the school setting as well as has many years of experience in the childcare setting. In Ms. Ashlee's free time, she enjoys spending time with her fiance and her dog, Ruby.
  • Ms Rebecca

    Ms Rebecca

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Beckie graduated from Marietta College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She then went to Duquesne University and earned her Master’s Degree in Reading/Language Arts. She has dedicated the last 20 years to inspiring children in a childcare setting. Through her experience, she has discovered that hands-on learning creates the best environment for children. During her free time, she likes to relax in her garden and enjoy the fresh air with her husband and two dogs.
  • Ms Sarah

    Ms Sarah

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Sarah is working on her Childhood Development Associates Credential at Carlow University. After deciding to stay at home with her children, Sarah discovered a love of volunteering in the classrooms, teaching Sunday school and leading her daughter's girls scout troop for 4 years. Ms. Sarah's passion for teaching and nurturing changed her career journey. She is thankful and happy to be a part of the Goddard School to help children learn & grow in our community. Prior to being in childcare, Ms. Sarah was in Real Estate as a sales agent. Ms. Sarah loves spending time with her husband and two children. She is a lover of crafting, baking, singing, music and having fun with my family & friends.
  • Ms Janet

    Ms Janet

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Janet graduated from Clarion University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and is working toward her Master’s Degree at Slippery Rock with a Reading Specialist Certification. Being a teacher was Ms. Janet’s lifelong dream, and she has been following that dream as a lead Pre-K teacher since 2017. Ms. Janet has a passion for singing, telling stories, and art. Her biggest hope for the children in her class is that when they move on to kindergarten, they are confident, independent learners with a passion for learning that will follow them for the rest of their lives. Outside of school, Ms. Janet loves to spend time exploring nature with her husband, their 15-year-old daughter, and their puppy.
  • Mr Jason

    Mr Jason

    Resource Teacher
    Mr. Jason graduated from Duquesne University with an Undergraduate Degree in Early Childhood Education. Mr. Jason found his passion in teaching in high school when he began working at a summer camp as a counselor. During the hours he is not teaching, Mr. Jason likes playing baseball or spending time with his family.
  • Ms Holly

    Ms Holly

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Holly started as a nursing assistant for 18 years. She has experience as a nanny for 20 years, with different families. Ms. Holly was an administrative assistant for a contracting business. Ms. Holly loves working with children and teaching them to explore and try new activities learn new things. Ms. Holly loves spending time with her son, scrapbooking, listening to music and helping other people.
  • Ms Kya

    Ms Kya

    RESOURCE Teacher
    Ms. Kya is currently a Junior at La Roche University and is working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. She has been working professionally in schools for the past seven years as both a teacher and an aide. She owns a small photography business on the side and loves being able to take pictures and meet new people. She is an avid reader and loves doing different outdoor activities and exploring.
  • Ms Connie

    Ms Connie

    RESOURCE Teacher
    Ms. Connie attended Carlow University and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Over the years, she has worked as a registered nurse in various settings. She has also worked as a paraprofessional for the North Allegheny School District. Ms. Connie has been married for over 27 years and has two children. She enjoys gardening, walking her dog, and spending time with family and friends. Working with children brings Ms. Connie great joy and happiness!
  • Ms Lindsay

    Ms Lindsay

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Lindsay first started her role as a child caregiver in high school as a date night babysitter and her love of children has grown and grown each and every year. While she has tried other career paths, Ms. Lindsay has always come back to childcare. She has been a nanny for a few families over the last 5 years and loves watching these kids learn and grow into their own little people. Her favorite part about being a nanny is becoming a part of their family and watching them learn so much over the years she is with them. When Ms. Lindsay isn't busy watching children she loves to read, listen to music, and go hiking or on the boat with her boyfriend
  • Mr Dennis

    Mr Dennis

    Resource Teacher
    Mr. Dennis found his love of education while taking a course in Early Childhood Education through the A.W. Beattie Career Center during his time attending Pine Richland High School. He has had many years of experience working with children as an assistant and then lead teacher. Mr. Dennis loves giving children the skills and abilities that they will take for the rest of their lives.
  • Ms Italia

    Ms Italia

    Resource Teacher
    Italia is a third-year student at Robert Morris University studying secondary education with a minor in special education and a concentration in English Language Arts. She started working with children in high school as a junior cheer coach. When she’s not doing homework, she is reading or writing.
  • Ms Samantha

    Ms Samantha

    Resource Teacher
    Ms Sam has degrees in both Music Theater and Early Childhood/Elementary Education. She has been teaching for over 35 years and often incorporates music, dance and dramatic play in her teaching. Samantha is pursuing her MA as a Reading Specialist at Pitt and resides in Allison Park. She believes that your child learns best when they feel safe and respected, and she is honored to be a part of a child’s most impressionable educational years.
  • Ms Elizabeth

    Ms Elizabeth

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Elizabeth is a graduate from Grove City College where she received her bachelor's in Biblical and Religious Studies. She has worked with children for many years nannying, volunteering at her church, and working at summer camps. Ms. Elizabeth loves to play with her dogs, watch movies, and spend time with her family in her free time.
  • Ms Diana

    Ms Diana

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Diana has 4 years experienced with nannying with all ages. She worked with church youth groups when she was a teen. She was an office administrator for a driving school for 3 years. She has a love for working with children of all ages and decided to dive into working with young children. It brings her joy seeing young children discover new things. Ms. Diana plans to further her education in early childhood education. In her free time Ms. Diana loves to hang out with her family, cook, and play with her cats.
  • Ms Yvonne

    Ms Yvonne

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Yvonne has always had a love for helping others and knowing that she has made a positive impact on a child’s life is the most fulfilling feeling for her. She has had many years of experience in the school environment, from helping teach in the classroom to organizing events like galas, walkathons and fundraisers. Ms. Yvonne has two beautiful children, whom she is very proud of and a Cava-Tzu puppy, whom she enjoys spending time with. She enjoys painting, cooking, watching movies, and anything having to do with the beach and sun.
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