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. 

  •  Shanna

    Shanna

    Owner
    Being involved with enhancing the lives and education of so many families here at The Goddard School is such an honor and so rewarding. I graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Communication as well as Elementary Education. I’m a certified Elementary Teacher (K-6) with an Early Childhood Education certificate as well. I’ve spent many years in the classroom teaching as well as in school administration as part of a management team. As the On-Site Owner of The Goddard School located in Downtown Pittsburgh, I am dedicated to providing your children with a quality, loving, hands on, exciting learning environment! I await the opportunity to welcome you and your family to the Goddard family. “The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences.” Loris Malaguzzi
  •  Lindsay

    Lindsay

    Director
    I am thrilled to be the Director at the Downtown Pittsburgh Goddard School! I have been working with The Goddard School since September 2012. Before The Goddard School, I was active in Pittsburgh Public Schools as a substitute teacher and Programming Coordinator of an after school program. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, graduated from Carlow University in 2009 with a BA in Elementary Education and Special Education, and from Penn State in 2022 with a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction. I have known since I was young that I wanted to be a teacher and am so excited to be able to share my love of learning with all of the students at The Goddard School!
  •  Kathryn

    Kathryn

    Assistant Director
    Miss Kathryn has her Bachelor's of Science in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. She has over 10 years of experience working with children. Miss Kathryn was inspired to become a teacher through her mother, who is also a teacher. I look forward to having different experiences each day with all of the children at our school and being a part of The Goddard Family as the Assistant Director!
  •  Alyssa

    Alyssa

    Lead Teacher
    Ms Alyssa received her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Carlow University. She has over 6 years of experience working with children. She has been passionate about teaching from the moment she was introduced to child development classes in high school. She believes that children are our future and their learning years impact who they become greatly, and she loves being a part of that!
  •  Lora

    Lora

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Lori has her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Infant Toddler Care as well as her Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University. She has over 13 years of experience working with children. She is inspired to teach by a drive to help struggling students be successful.
  •  Gracie

    Gracie

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Gracie has over 8 years of experience working with children in various settings such as the foster system, nannying, and childcare centers. She was inspired to be a teacher from her two grandparents who were also teachers, and she always enjoyed helping in a classroom setting. Ms. Gracie's favorite children's book is Love You Forever by Robert Munsch or Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein.
  •  Brittani

    Brittani

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Brittani is certified in Early Childhood Education with her degree from Point Park University. She has over 4 years of experience working with children. She loves teaching children and has always been passionate about teaching. She became inspired to teach from many of her own teachers throughout school!
  •  Alexanderia

    Alexanderia

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Allie completed 3 years at a Vocational Tech School for Child Care where she received her certificate in working for Early Childhood Education. She has over 10 years of experience working with children. Miss Allie always told people when she was younger that one day working with children would be her dream job. She was inspired to become a teacher knowing that everyday she is helping to shape the future minds of the next generation. Her favorite children's book is From Head To Toe by Eric Carle!
  •  Erin

    Erin

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Erin is currently studying Psychology at Purdue University. She has over 4 years of experience working with children at child care centers and babysitting. Ms. Erin was inspired to be a teacher by her love of children and the curious and excited energy they bring to every situation. Her favorite children's book is Pete the Cat by James Dean, Kimberly Dean, & Eric Litwin!
  •  Savannah

    Savannah

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Ms. Savannah and I am 23 years old and have ben assisting at daycare centers for 2 years and have many years of experience helping with my nieces and nephews. I was inspired to be a teacher because it comes naturally to me and I love helping others. I am a mom to two boys and I feel like I am a role model to them. My favorite children's book series is Junie B. Jones!
  •  Lakiesha

    Lakiesha

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Lakiesha has her high school diploma from Perry Traditional Academy. She 5 years of experience working with children in daycares and school settings. Ms. Lakiesha was inspired to be a teacher to make a difference in young lives. Her favorite thing about working with infants is that it reminds her of home with her four children. Her favorite children's book is "Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?" by Bill Martin Jr!
  •  Marissa

    Marissa

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Marissa studied photography at Point Park University! She has over 15 years of experience working with children as a nanny and babysitter, through volunteer work, and at childcare centers. Ms. Marissa was inspired to be a teacher to change lives and the world, which starts with the new generations. Her favorite children's book is Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown.
  •  LaQuala

    LaQuala

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. LaQuala received her Nursing Assistant Certificate from the Community College of Allegheny County. She has over 5 years of experience working with children in teaching and babysitting settings. Ms. LaQuala was inspired to be a teacher by her aunt who taught for over 20 years. Her favorite children's book is One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss.
  •  Holly

    Holly

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms Holly received her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education from Point Park University. She has over 10 years of child interaction experience. When she was growing up she was inspired to be a teacher by the dedication of her own childhood teachers.
  •  Sheila

    Sheila

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Sheila graduated from McKeesport High School and studied Communications at LaRoche University. She has over 20 years of experience working with children in various settings such as daycare centers, babysitting, teaching, and having her own child. Ms. Sheila was inspired to be a teacher by the ongoing forever passion she has for the children of the world. She loves to help people and be apart of a child's educational growth. Ms. Sheila's favorite children's book is Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish!
  •  Tamera

    Tamera

    Assistant Teacher
    Miss Tammy has over 17 years of experience working with children and is always taking educational classes for professional development. She loves teaching children and believes they are full of life and energy and most of all are so much fun! She finds it so important to make a bond with each child and really get to know them!
  •  Hengameh

    Hengameh

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Hanna studied English at Payame Noor University in Tehran, Iran. She has over 4 years of experience working with children. She was inspired to become a teacher in order to take care of children and make sure they are happy and safe. She loves that her class is so caring.
  •  Marie

    Marie

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Marie has her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Carlow University. She was inspired to become a teacher from her Elementary School teachers and to help people in whatever way possible. Ms. Marie’s favorite book is The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss.
  •  Caroline

    Caroline

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. C.G. graduated high school from Pittsburgh CAPA. She has over 5 years of experience working with children while babysitting and in a preschool setting. Ms. C.G. was inspired to be a teacher by her mom and all the great mentors she has had throughout her education. Her favorite children's book is Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh!
  •  Celia

    Celia

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Celia is currently attending Duquesne University to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences and and a Minor in Special Education. She is also working towards her Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology. Ms. Celia was inspired to be a teacher by her love for kids and how important it is to have strong, loving, and compassionate teachers to help them learn and develop to shape the future minds and generations of society. Her favorite children's book is If You Give A Pig A Pancake by Laura Numeroff!
  •  Mia

    Mia

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Mia is currently studying Speech Language Pathology at Duquesne University. She has over 6 years of experience working with children as a dance teacher and nannying experience. Ms. Mia was inspired to be a teacher by her mother who teaches preschool and shadowing speech therapists at the preschool. Her favorite children's book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle!
  •  Cipprianna

    Cipprianna

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Cipprianna is currently studying Early Childhood Education and Child Development at CCAC. She has over 3 years of experience working with children as a childcare provider. Ms. Cipprianna was inspired to be a teacher from seeing her Kindergarten teacher have fun with them when she was a child. Her favorite children's book is If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff.
  •  Skye

    Skye

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Skye has her high school diploma from Penn Hills High School. She has over 5 years of experience working with children at daycares and as a camp counselor. Ms. Skye was inspired to be a teacher by her kindergarten and 2nd grade teachers because they were such good role models and had a large impact on her life. Her favorite children's book is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein!
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