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. 

  • Miss Nancy

    Miss Nancy

    Owner
    My name is Nancy Goss and I am the proud owner of the Goddard School in Mechanicsburg. I live within the local community with my husband Kenneth and our 4 amazing children Ashley, Emily, and our twins William and Alexis. My oldest Ashley started at my school when she was 10 months old and I decided to return to work as a pediatric nurse. I have always valued the care and education that the Goddard School family has provided. With my passion of working with children and our community I hold a strong belief that Early Childhood Education is a foundation for our future leaders. I'm committed to provide a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment for your children. Thank you for allowing me the privilege and honor to care for your children!
  • Mrs Sierra

    Mrs Sierra

    Director of Education
    Sierra is the Director of Education here at the Goddard School. Before becoming the Director of Education, Sierra was our kindergarten teacher. She graduated from Shippensburg University in May of 2020, with her bachelor's degree in science of education Pre-K to 4th grade. She enjoys hiking, skiing, and spending time with her husband, dogs, and cat. Her son Maverick started here at The Goddard School when he was three months old. As a parent she loves being able to observe him interact with peers and thrive every day.
  • Miss Hope

    Miss Hope

    Assistant Director
    Miss Hope began teaching at The Goddard School in Mechanicsburg in 2021. She is currently attending Capella University to complete her Bachelor's of Psychology. Miss Hope received her Child Development Associate Certificate in 2023. She believes that children learn best by having hands-on experiences with encouragement. Learning through play is important because it makes learning fun and promotes creative thinking. Miss Hope's favorite thing about the Goddard School is the family involvement that happens. She loves how everyone enjoys and looks forward to muffin with moms, donuts with dads, grandparents' picnic, and many more days where we have the opportunity to bond as a community. Miss Hope's favorite teaching quote is "A great teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart."
  • Miss Emily

    Miss Emily

    Kindergarten Teacher
    Emily achieved her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from Shippensburg University in December of 2022. Miss Emily designs her classroom to ensure it provides individual needs for each student. She promotes critical thinking skills and independence in the learning environment daily. Her favorite feature at Goddard is the close-knit families and communication. When Emily is not teaching Kindergarten she enjoys shopping, spending time with loved ones, baking, and cooking.
  • Miss Kalyn

    Miss Kalyn

    Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
    Miss Kalyn has been teaching here at the Goddard School in Mechanicsburg since the beginning of 2022. She has a total of 6 years of childcare experience. Miss Kalyn has her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education PreK - 4th with two Minors in Special Education in Reading and in Children's Psychology. Miss Kalyn thinks children learn best by allowing children to be who they are during active learning times and letting them be actively engaged in their educational environment with the different learning styles. Her favorite thing about the Goddard School is she has enjoyed getting to know the amazing families and have the privilege teaching their kids and watching them grow every day! Miss Kayln's favorite teaching quote is "It takes a big heart to shape little minds."
  • Mrs Martha

    Mrs Martha

    Lead Preschool Teacher
    Martha joined the Goddard Family in September 2022. She has been educating young children for 15 years. Mrs. Martha is originally from Colombia and enjoys sharing her culture and language in the classroom. She is dedicated to providing a safe and positive learning environment for her students. Her favorite thing about our school is being surrounded by the children's curiosity, imagination, and creativity every day. In Martha's free time she loves being with her husband and daughter, going to the movies, exercising at the gym, and visiting museums.
  • Mrs Rachel

    Mrs Rachel

    Co-Lead Teacher Get Set 1
    Mrs Rachel has been teaching at the Goddard School in Mechanicsburg since 2017. She currently has over 20 years of childcare experience and has her bachelor's degree from Towson University. Mrs Rachel think children learn best through repetition, being hands-on, encouragement, and positive reinforcement. Her favorite thing about the Goddard School is the relationships she has built with the children, families, and the co-workers. They all mean a lot to her. Her favorite teaching quote is "Teachers plant seeds that grow forever."
  • Mrs Kaitlyn

    Mrs Kaitlyn

    Co-Lead Get Set 1 Teacher
    Miss Kaitlyn has been teaching for the Goddard School in Mechanicsburg since 2021. She currently has been working in the childcare field for over 10 years and is currently going to school for her bachelor's in Early Childhood Education. Miss Kaitlyn feels that children learn best through hands-on learning, play, and positive reinforcement. Her favorite thing about the Goddard School is how close everyone is with each other, and she likes the relationships she has built here. Miss Kaitlyn's favorite quote is "Behind every child who believes in themselves is a teacher who believes in themselves first."
  • Miss Sarah

    Miss Sarah

    Lead Toddler Teacher
    Sarah joined our team in January, 2023 and values her time in the Toddler classroom. She graduated from Harrisburg Area Community College with two Associate Degrees, one being Psychology. If families had to choose one word to describe Sarah it would be nurturing. Sarah's students are always engaged in enrichment activities. Her favorite daily activity is teaching a yoga pose that corresponds with her weekly theme.
  • Miss Meghan

    Miss Meghan

    Lead Infant Teacher
    Miss Meghan began teaching at the Goddard School in the beginning of 2023. She choose the early childhood education field because she enjoys observing children grow and accomplishing milestones. Her favorite aspect of Goddard is that we are not just a daycare, we are a school. While teaching children daily, she also enjoys learning something new from them as well. When Miss Meghan is not caring for the infants; she enjoys diamond art, watching crime shows, and spending time with her significant other and their two cats.
  • Miss Ryann

    Miss Ryann

    Lead Get Set 2 Teacher
    Miss Ryann started teaching at the Goddard School in Mechanicsburg since 2022. When she first started teaching, she was the assistant teacher in the Get Set 2 room then worked her way up to the lead teacher in the classroom. Miss Ryann feels children learn best from playing with others and on their own. This gives them the ability to make discoveries and observations about their environment and the world around them. Miss Ryann's favorite thing about the Goddard School is "most definitely the children"! She believes even when things might be challenging at times, the precious children she works with will never fail to make her laugh or smile. Miss Ryann's favorite teaching quote is "When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts" Dalai Lama
  • Mrs Kelly

    Mrs Kelly

    Assistant Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
    Mrs. Kelly has been teaching here at the Goddard School in Mechanicsburg since 2016 as she also has over 20 years of experience in the childcare field. Mrs. Kelly thinks children learn best by being hands on, watching other children and adults listening to and exploring the world around them. She also thinks it's important for children to experiment and ask questions. Being interested and motivated about learning can make school so much fun! Our favorite thing about the Goddard School is how she has been with the school for 7 years now. She loves the way the teachers care about the children and their families. She really enjoys what she does and likes that the Goddard School isn't just a daycare but a learning school. Mrs. Kelly explains how she loves looking at all the happy faces soaking up all the knowledge they are learning and feeling confident in themselves. Mrs. Kelly's favorite quote is "A good teacher teaches from the heart!"
  • Mrs Cheyenne

    Mrs Cheyenne

    Assistant Preschool Teacher
    Cheyenne is our Assistant Preschool Teacher. She graduated from New Oxford High School in 2015. Cheyenne is currently working on her Child Development Associates! In her spare time, she enjoys baking, watching her nephew, and spending time with her husband and family!
  • Miss Moriah

    Miss Moriah

    Assistant Teacher Get Set 2
    Miss Moriah has been teaching at the Goddard School in Mechanicsburg since 2023. She has almost 2 years of prior childcare experience. Miss Moriah attended HACC for 2 years for Early Childhood Education. She thinks children learn best through play and exploration. Her favorite thing about the Goddard School is the app we use to update the parents on how their child's day is going. For example, what they eat, pictures of them learning new materials, and so much more which makes the families feel more involved. Her favorite teaching quote is "Play is the work of the child" Maria Montessori
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