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. 

  •  Bob and Lori

    Bob and Lori

    Owner
    We are the proud owners of The Goddard School located in Upper Saint Clair. Our school was inspired by our 3 amazing children, Jake, Tyler and Madison, and we reside in Peters Township. We appreciate the importance of providing a solid foundation for young children and believe taking care of children's hearts, bodies and minds gives us the opportunity to make a difference in their future and the future of all of those who are touched by them. This, together with helping families find balance in their lives, has inspired us to offer the BEST early childhood education program available. Lori’s Background: • Slippery Rock University - Bachelor of Arts in Communications Bob’s Background: • General Motors Institute - Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering • Purdue University - Masters Degree in Business Administration
  •  Kayla

    Kayla

    Co-Director
    Ms. Kayla is one of the Co-Directors at The Goddard School in Upper Saint Clair. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from California University of Pennsylvania. She has her PA Teaching Certification in Pre-Kindergarten through 4th Grade. Kayla has an extensive background of working with children. She volunteered and worked in classrooms all throughout college. She was also a teacher at The Goddard School in Peters Township for two years. When asked why she loves teaching, Kayla replied, "I love teaching because I love children! I have worked with children of all ages and love seeing the "light bulb" go off above their heads when they finally understand a concept."
  •  Ashley

    Ashley

    Co-Director
    Ms. Ashley is one of our Co-Directors. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education at California University of Pennsylvania. Ashley has her Private Academic Certification. She started with Goddard in 2012 as a co lead teacher in the Preschool classroom. She originally worked at our Peters Township location and then moved to a location in Virginia. We are so glad to have her back with us! When asked why she loves teaching, Ashley replied, "I love teaching because I love knowing that I get to play a part in providing a safe-nurturing environment for the children to come to everyday. Watching the students learn and grow in my classroom and knowing that I was a part of that is such an awesome feeling. "
  •  Cassandra

    Cassandra

    Assistant Director
    Ms. Cassie is our Assistant Director! Ms. Cassie received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child Development and Education from Washington and Jefferson College and has her Private Academic Certification. Cassie has a long background in working with children of all ages. She was a previous teacher before becoming an Assistant Director. When asked what the most important thing a teacher can do is, Cassie replied, "The most important thing a teacher can do is be a role model and advocate for each of their students!”
  •  Meredith

    Meredith

    Lead Infant Teacher
    Ms. Meredith is our Lead Infant Teachers at The Goddard School (Pearls). She has her Child Development Associate Credential and a Certificate of Award in Child Care from Western Area Career and Technology Center. She was previously a Lead Teacher for Infants at a local Preschool and has over 5 years of experience working with children. When asked what the most important thing a teacher can do is, Meredith replied, "The most important thing a teacher can do is provide all students with guidance, so they are able to be successful.”
  •  Stacy

    Stacy

    Lead Teacher Infant
    Ms. Stacy is our Lead Teacher in the Infant (Pearls) classroom. She received her diploma from West Allegheny. She has over 12 years of experience working with the Infant age group in a child care setting. She is eager to begin her CDA certificate training in the future. When asked what the most important thing a teacher can do is, Stacy replied, “The most important thing a teacher can do is to treat each child differently because all students are not the same.”
  •  Shoshana

    Shoshana

    Lead Teacher First Steps
    Ms. Shoshana is our Lead Teacher in the First Steps (Guppies) classroom. Ms. Shoshana earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The University of Pittsburgh. She has previously been an Assistant Teacher at a local child care center as well as an Assistant Teacher at a Goddard School in Wayland, MA. When asked what the most important thing a teacher can do is, Shoshana replied, "The most important thing a teacher can do is support all children while learning."
  •  Tailor

    Tailor

    Lead Teacher First Steps
    Ms. Tailor is our Lead Teacher in the First Steps (Guppies) classroom. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education from West Liberty University. When asked what the most important thing a teacher can do is, Tailor replied, “ The most important thing a teacher can do is connect with her students and make them feel safe in the classroom.
  •  Lea

    Lea

    Lead Teacher Pre Toddler
    Ms. Lea is one of our lead teachers in the Pre-Toddler classroom. Lea graduated from Bradford School of Business with her Associate in Specialized Business (Hospitality and Travel Management). She has been a Youth Head Basketball Coach since 2018. When asked what the most important thing a teacher can do is, Lea replied “keep a happy, clam atmosphere and a safe place.”
  •  Laura

    Laura

    Lead Pre Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Laura is our Lead Teacher in the Pre-Toddler Classroom (Starfish). Laura graduated from Florida Technical College. She received her Associate of Science Degree in Website and Graphic Design. Laura has previously been a Personal Care Assistant in a Life Skills classroom with a local elementary school. When asked what the most important thing a teacher can do is, Laura replied, "The most important thing a teacher can do is create a safe and engaging environment for learning.”
  •  Carmela

    Carmela

    Lead Teacher Early Preschool 1
    Ms. Carmela is our Lead Teacher in Early Preschool 1 (Seahorse) classroom. She received her CDA and is currently attending Carlow University working towards earning her Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been working in Early Childhood for over three years. When asked what the most important thing a teacher can do is, Carmela replied, “The most important thing a teacher can do is, be attentive and listen to her students.”
  •  Leslie

    Leslie

    Lead Teacher - Early Preschool 1
    Ms. Leslie is one of our Lead Teachers in the Early Preschool 1 classroom (Seahorse). She received her diploma from Highland High School and her Certification from the Nathan Layne Institute. When asked what the most important thing a teacher can do, Leslie replied "the most important thing a teacher can do is be there for the kids, especially someone to look up to.”
  •  Briah

    Briah

    Lead Teacher Early Preschool 2
    Ms. Briah is our Lead Teacher in the Early Preschool 2 (Clownfish) classroom. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from West Texas A&M University. She has been working as a Preschool Director in Texas for over a year and was previously a Pre-K teacher! When asked what the most important thing a teacher can do is, Briah replied, “The most important thing a teacher can do is be patient and remain calm in all situations.”
  •  Kara

    Kara

    Lead Teacher Early Preschool 2
    Ms. Kara is our Lead Teacher in the Early Preschool 2 (Clownfish) classroom. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Duquesne University. She has her PA Teaching certification is Prek-4th grade. She has been a camp counselor and a building sub for a local school district. When asked what the most important thing a teacher can do is, Kara replied, “The most important thing a teacher can do is teach children to love learning.”
  •  Chloe

    Chloe

    Lead Teacher Preschool 1
    Ms. Chloe is our Lead Teacher in the Preschool 1 Classroom (Pelicans). Chloe graduated from The University of Pittsburgh with her Bachelor of Arts degree in German Language and Cultural Studies with a minor in Secondary Education. She was previously a toddler teacher at a local preschool for the past year. We are excited to see all the exciting things that Ms. Chloe will bring to the Preschool 1 classroom. Please welcome her into her new position when you see her When asked what the most important thing a teacher can do is, Chloe replied, "The most important thing a teacher can do is be a positive model for her students!”
  •  Fallyn

    Fallyn

    Lead Teacher Preschool 1
    Ms. Fallyn is our Lead Teacher in the Preschool 1 Classroom (Pelicans). Fallyn graduated from West Liberty University with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Early Childhood Education. She was previously a preschool teacher at a local preschool for the past two years. We are excited to see all the exciting things that Ms. Chloe will bring to the Preschool 1 classroom. When asked what the most important thing a teacher can do is, Fallyn replied, "The most important thing a teacher can do is care for her students.”
  •  Megan

    Megan

    Lead Teacher Preschool 2
    Ms. Megan is our Lead Teacher in the Preschool 2 Classroom (Sea Turtles). Megan graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with her Bachelor of Science in Community, Environment and Development. She also received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Point Park University in PreK through 4th grade education. Ms. Megan has had the opportunity to teach abroad and has served as a Host Site for AmeriCorps KEYS Service Corps. When asked what the most important thing a teacher can do is, Megan replied, "The most important thing a teacher can do is care for their students and foster learning in each of them!”
  •  Samantha

    Samantha

    Lead Teacher Preschool 2
    Ms. Samantha is our Lead Teacher in the Preschool 2 Classroom (Sea Turtles). Samantha graduated from Slippery Rock University. She received her Bachelor of Science degree and has her PA Teaching Certification in Pre-k-4th Grade. Ms. Samantha has had the opportunity to teach as an Online Elementary School Teacher and at Wesley Spectrum with 1st-2nd grade students. When asked what the most important thing a teacher can do is, Samantha replied, "inspire students and make them feel safe!”
  •  Christine

    Christine

    Lead Teacher Pre K
    Ms. Chriss is our Lead Teacher in the PreK (Stingrays) classroom. She has continuing credits in Early Childhood education and has over 20 years of experience in a child care setting. When asked what the most important thing a teacher can do is, Chriss replied, “The most important thing a teacher can do is build a relationship and form a trust with their students.”
  •  Leah

    Leah

    Lead Teacher-Junior K
    Ms. Leah is our Lead Teacher in the Junior K Classroom (Lobsters). Leah graduated from Kutztown University with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. Ms. Leah has over a year experience working with children in a school setting. She was also a camp counselor for Camp for two summers. When asked what the most important thing a teacher can do is, Leah replied, "The most important thing a teacher can do is give their students everything they need!"
  •  Lindsay

    Lindsay

    Lead Teacher-Junior K
    Ms. Lindsay is our Lead Teacher in the Junior K Classroom (Lobsters). Lindsay graduated from Geneva College with her Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education with a concentration in Reading. She has her Pennsylvania Teaching certification in Prek-4th grade and Special Education in PreK-8th grade. Ms. Lindsay has been working with children in a school setting since 2015. She recently was a camp counselor for Camp Judson for children ages 5-18. When asked what the most important thing a teacher can do is, Lindsay replied, "The most important thing a teacher can is listen to and care for their students!”
  •  Kelly

    Kelly

    Kindergarten
    Ms. Kelly is our Lead Teacher in the Kindergarten (Manatees) classroom. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary/Early Childhood Education from California University of Pennsylvania. She has her PA Teaching Certification in Early Childhood (N-3) and Elementary Education (K-6). She was previously a Second and Third Grade Teacher at a Public School in Virginia. She has had various training on Balanced Literacy. When asked what the most important thing a teacher can do is, Kelly replied, "The most important thing a teacher can do is have patience and understanding with all children!”
  •  Emily

    Emily

    Support Teacher
    Ms. Emily is one of our Support Teachers at The Goddard School. When asked what the most important thing a teacher can do is, Emily replied " is to be understanding that these are the most critical ages of children so it is important how you respond to all children." Emily has previously been a teacher aide at a center in Florida, where she is originally from!
  •  Angela

    Angela

    Support Teacher
    Ms. Angie is one of our support teachers here at the school. Ms. Angie graduated from Bethel Park High School. When asked what the most important thing a teacher can do is, Angie replied "teach children how to understand themselves and value others."
  •  Jerry

    Jerry

    Support Teacher
    Mr. Jerry is one of our Support Teachers at The Goddard School. He attended La Roche College and earned credits in a Computer Science Degree. Jerry has been working with children since 2020 as a Teacher's Assistant and Support Teacher and was previously a job coach. When asked what the most important thing a teacher can do is, Jerry replied, "The most important thing a teacher can do is to support his students and make them feel at home."
  •  Abigail

    Abigail

    Support Teacher
    Ms. Abby is one of our Support Teachers here at the school. She graduated High School from South Fayette High School. And has previously been a camp counselor at a local summer camp. When asked what the most important thing a teacher can do is, Abby replied "help a child express their creativity and expand their knowledge."
  •  Danielle

    Danielle

    Support Teacher
    Ms. Danielle is one of our Support Teachers here at the school. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the Pennsylvania State University and her Associate Degree in Specialized Technology from Kaplan Career Institute. She was previously a Pediatric Occupational Therapy Assistant and was also a Lead Teacher for multiple age groups at a local Preschool. When asked what the most important thing a teacher can do is, Danielle replied, "The most important thing a teacher can do is listen and be able to be flexible and accommodating to all learners.”
  •  Jaime

    Jaime

    Support Teacher
    Ms. Jaime is one of our Support Teachers here at the school. She received her Child Development Associate National Credential and her Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from Grand Canyon University. Jaime has been a Lead Teacher with us previously for 4 and a half years. When asked what the most important thing a teacher can do is, Jaime replied “To promote learning to every child! I believe that education extends beyond the classroom, and should be taught at an early age."
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