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

    On Site 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 and graduated from Carlow University in 2009 with a BA in Elementary Education and Special Education. 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!
  •  Alyssa

    Alyssa

    CoTeacher
    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!
  •  Beatriz

    Beatriz

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Beatriz has her Bachelor's in Elementary Education from the Catholic University of Avila and her Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education from the University of Valladolid. She has over 2 years of experience working with children. She was inspired to become a teacher by playing school as a child. She believes in the power of guiding children as they learn about the world around them.
  •  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!
  •  Christa

    Christa

    Co-Teacher The Heinz Suite
    Ms. Christa has a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education from Penn State University. She has over three years of experience working with children. Ms. Christa was inspired to become a teacher by her second grade teacher who challenged her to think deeper and strive to be her best self. Ms. Christa’s favorite book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
  •  Kathryn

    Kathryn

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Kathryn has her Bachelor's of Science in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. She has over 6 years of experience working with children. Miss Kathryn was inspired to become a teacher through her mother and aunt, who are both teachers. She was also inspired by experiencing things through the children's eyes as well as the creativity of the job!
  •  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.
  •  Shannon

    Shannon

    Co Teacher
    Miss Shannon earned her degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. She has over 7 years of experience working with children. Miss Shannon was inspired to become a teacher by the great teachers and caregivers she had growing up! They all allowed her to develop skills she still carries today and hopes to be able to pass on to her students!
  •  Hengameh

    Hengameh

    Assistant Teacher-The Bridges Suite
    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.
  •  Holly

    Holly

    Pittsburgh Zoo
    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.
  •  Kimberly

    Kimberly

    Three Rivers Suite
    Ms. Kim has her Bachelor of Science degree in Leadership and her Associate's Degree in Christian Ministry from Geneva College. She has over 10 years of experience working with children and even owned her own childcare center. She was inspired to become a teacher after working with her husband, who was a youth pastor.
  •  Shelby

    Shelby

    Assistant Teacher-The Neighborhood Suite
    Miss Shelby has over 5 years of experience working with children and is continuously taking educational classes for professional development . She loves children and has always been passionate about teaching. She believes the children in her classroom make teaching extra special because they are always ready to explore and try something new!
  •  Tamera

    Tamera

    Assistant Teacher-The Point State Park Suite
    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!
  •  Victoria

    Victoria

    Floating Teacher
    Miss Victoria earned her Bachelor's in Child Development and her Master's in Education from Mills College. She has over 12 years of experience working with children. Miss Victoria is inspired to teach because she believes there is so much learning, listening, healing, communication, and collaboration that goes on in the early education field and it is beautiful!

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