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. 

  • Ms Alyssa

    Ms 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 twin girls and a little 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 has been with The Goddard School since August 2023. She 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 has been with the Goddard School since March 2023. She 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 with the Goddard School since December 2023. She 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 lives here in Gibsonia with her husband Brian, her daughter Heidi, and her dog, Tinker Bell.
  • Ms Stephanie

    Ms Stephanie

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Stephanie has been with the Goddard School since August 2023. She has over 8 years of previous 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 Larissa

    Ms Larissa

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Larissa has been with the Goddard School since September 2023. She 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 Elizabeth

    Ms Elizabeth

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Elizabeth has been with the Goddard School since January 2024. She 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 Maxine

    Ms Maxine

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Maxine joined the Goddard School in April 2024. Ms. Maxine is a dedicated teacher, committed to nurturing young minds and creating a safe, engaging, and joyful learning environment for our little learners. Her passion for teaching was inspired by her grandmother, Leilou, who was also a teacher. Born and raised in South Florida, Ms. Maxine has always had a passion for caring for young children, being the oldest of four siblings. With experience babysitting, working at multiple childcare centers, and interning at Felix A. Williams Elementary with Kindergarten students, Ms. Maxine has many years of experience in childcare and education. She pursued her degree in Early Childhood Education at Indian River State College, and shortly after graduation, she welcomed her daughter in 2012. She and her husband relocated to Allison Park, PA in 2018. Ms. Maxine enjoys spending time with her pet lizard and bunny, watching movies and playing games with her family.
  • Ms Holly

    Ms Holly

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Holly has been with the Goddard School since November 2023. Previously she worked as a nursing assistant for 18 years. She also has 20 years of nannying experience with different families. 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 Morgan

    Ms Morgan

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Morgan has been with the Goddard School since June 2023. She 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 has been with the Goddard School since May 2023. She 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 Brittany

    Ms Brittany

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Brittany (Miss B) has been with the Goddard School since January 2024. She 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 Kya

    Ms Kya

    Lead Resource Teacher
    Ms. Kya has been with the Goddard School since March 2023. She 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 Hannah

    Ms Hannah

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Hannah has been with the Goddard School since March 2024. She has been working with children for over 10 years. She first discovered her passion for teaching while working at a summer art camp at age 16. Ever since then, she has taught older toddler classrooms for many years, and also has been a nanny. Growing up, Ms. Hannah was homeschooled, alongside her 6 siblings. Coming from a creative family helped influence her style of teaching by incorporating music, theater, art, dance and encouraging children to let their imaginations run wild. In her spare time, Ms. Hannah enjoys singing, Ceili dancing, exploring nature, and writing letters to pen pals. She lives in Pittsburgh with her partner, their 3 cats, and their dog.
  • Ms Yvonne

    Ms Yvonne

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Yvonne has been with the Goddard School since January 2024. She 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.
  • Ms Lydia

    Ms Lydia

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Lydia has been with the Goddard School since August 2023. She 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 Ashlee

    Ms Ashlee

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Ashlee has been with the Goddard School since December 2022 (before we opened!). She 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 Jenni

    Ms Jenni

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Jenni has been with the Goddard School since December 2022 (before we opened!) She 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 Sarah

    Ms Sarah

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Sarah has been with the Goddard School since December 2022 (before we opened!). She 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. 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.
  • Mr Joshua

    Mr Joshua

    Lead Teacher
    Mr. Josh has been with the Goddard School since March 2023. He 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 Christina

    Ms Christina

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Christy has been with the Goddard School since February 2024. She has a BS in Early Childhood Education and a master’s degree in Education. She has been teaching in the preschool setting for many years and has a very strong passion for the education of young children! She enjoys spending time with her friends, volunteering and being outside! She is very excited to join The Goddard School – Hampton family!
  • Mr Jason

    Mr Jason

    Lead Teacher
    Mr. Jason has been with the Goddard School since December 2023. He 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 Janet

    Ms Janet

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Janet has been with the Goddard School since June 2023. She 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.
  • Ms Rebecca

    Ms Rebecca

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Beckie has been with the Goddard Scholl since May 2023. She 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 Diana

    Ms Diana

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Diana has been with the Goddard School since January 2024. Prior to joining the Goddard team, she had 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 Madeleine

    Ms Madeleine

    Resource
    Ms. Maddie has been with the Goddard School since February 2024. She attended Slippery Rock University majoring in social work, and minoring in psychology. She is currently in school to obtain her Master of Social Work. Ms. Maddie loves working with kids because they all have amazing personalities. In her free time, she likes to relax, watch hockey, and go on drives to watch the sunset.
  • Ms Connie

    Ms Connie

    RESOURCE Teacher
    Ms. Connie has been with the Goddard School since December 2022 (before we opened!). She 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 Hannah

    Ms Hannah

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Hannah graduated from LaRoche University with a bachelor's degree in Pre-K through 4th grade Education and Kindergarten through 12th grade Special Education. She has found a deep love for education that continues to grow each and every day. Children develop new skills every day and need to be encouraged to do so. Ms. Hannah feels that with positivity and encouragement every child can reach their fullest potential. She greatly enjoys working with young children and hopes to fuel their eager minds for the future in a positive way!
  • Ms Lindsay

    Ms Lindsay

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Lindsay has been with the Goddard School since August 2023. She 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
  • Ms Italia

    Ms Italia

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Italia has been with the Goddard School since January 2024. She 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.
  • Mr Dennis

    Mr Dennis

    Resource Teacher
    Mr. Dennis has been with the Goddard School since August 2023. He 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 Holly

    Ms Holly

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Holly joined the Goddard School in May 2024. She began her educational journey in 2020 where she attended Point Park University and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. During her college career, she worked at other childcare facilities as a teaching assistant. Ms. Holly did her student teaching with the North Hills School District at McIntyre Elementary! She knew she always wanted to work with kids, and started in a childcare center the day she turned 18!
  • Ms Rose

    Ms Rose

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Rose joined the Goddard School in June 2024. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish with Honors, a minor in education, and a certificate in Latin American Studies. Ms. Rose has many years of experience working with kids from infants to 17 year-olds through teaching Spanish, babysitting, helping at VBS, or volunteering at her church! Ms. Rose has always had a passion for working with kids and love to accompany them on their learning and growing journey. She is also passionate about education, Spanish, and learning new things! She strives to create a welcoming environment in which every child is nurtured and encouraged to learn as she learns too! When Ms. Rose isn’t at Goddard, she loves to travel, paint and draw, hike, spend time with family, and sing. She can’t wait to work alongside you and your family!
  • Ms Sarah

    Ms Sarah

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Sarah joined the Goddard School in June 2024. She found her passion for teaching in high school when she worked as a tutor at an afterschool program. Ms. Sarah went on to study Elementary and Early Childhood Education with a minor in Special Education at Penn State Behrend. Since graduating Ms. Sarah has worked as a Pre-K teacher and as a reading teacher for kindergarten through fifth grade. Ms. Sarah enjoys spending my time at home reading, cooking, or playing video games. She and her husband have two cats, Bunny and Butters that they absolutely adore. Ms. Sarah loves being outdoors camping, hiking, and fishing.
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