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. 

  •  Bob and Lori

    Bob and Lori

    On-Site Owners
    We are the proud owners of The Goddard School located in Peters Township. 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
  •  Tyler

    Tyler

    Owner
    Hello, I'm Tyler Santo, Owner of The Goddard School in Peters Township, PA. With a genuine passion for early childhood development and a strong commitment to organizational leadership, I am deeply invested in creating a nurturing environment where children can flourish and explore their natural curiosity. My academic journey includes earning both BA and MA degrees from Penn State University. Prior to my role at The Goddard School of Peters Township, I served as the On-Site Owner of The Goddard School of Wexford, PA. Outside of work, my wife, Jocelyn, and I enjoy golf, skiing, and spending time with loved ones. We welcomed our baby boy Dominic into the world in 2023. We also have two dogs, Archer and Benji. I am truly honored to be part of The Goddard School family, dedicated to providing an enriching environment where children can thrive, learn, and grow. Every child deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential, and I am committed to supporting them on their journey.
  • Ms Haylee

    Ms Haylee

    Educational Director
    Ms. Haylee is one of our Co-Directors here at the Goddard School. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education at California University of Pennsylvania. She has her Pennsylvania Teaching Certification in Grades K-6. Haylee has a long background of working with children. She volunteered and worked in classrooms all throughout college. She was also a nanny for many years for multiple families. When asked why she loves working with children, Haylee 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!”
  •  Natalie

    Natalie

    Co-Director
    Ms. Natalie is one of our Co-Directors here at the Goddard School. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary/Middle Level Education at Waynesburg University. She has her Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate in Grades 4-8. Natalie has a long background of working with children. She worked as a long-term substitute teacher for four years with various school districts, worked as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher for the Goddard School in Upper St. Clair and was an assistant director at a previous center. When asked why she loves working with children, Natalie replied, “Teaching is a very rewarding career. I love being a positive role model for young adolescents and I love being a part of their educational development.”
  •  Makayla

    Makayla

    Assistant Director
    Ms. Makayla is our Assistant Director. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Psychology and Education with a minor in Special Education from Bethany College. She has her Pennsylvania Teaching Certification in Newborn through Kindergarten. She has a long background of working with children. She has observed and taught in countless general education and special education classroom throughout her college years. Makayla has been a teacher at a previous center for two years. When asked why she wanted to become a teacher, Makayla replied with, “I want to help students grow and learn as much as they can. I also want to make sure each student knows they have at least one person there to support them no matter what. I want to give students the opportunities that other students might not get as well.”
  •  Angela

    Angela

    Infant
    Ms. Angela is our Co-Lead Teacher in our Infant classroom. She is perusing her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology at Penn State University. Angela has worked with children for a long time. She volunteered and worked at the zoo in Kids Kingdom seasonally for seven summers. Most recently, she worked as a nanny for three years for three children. When asked why she loves teaching, she replied “I love teaching because I love watching them grow and learn new things every day!”
  •  Jayme

    Jayme

    Infant
    Ms. Jayme is our Co-Lead Teacher in the Infant classroom here at the Goddard School. She received her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Development at the Community College of Allegheny County. Jayme started working with children when she was 16 as a volunteer in an early learning center and has worked with children ever since. When asked what the most important thing a teacher can do is, Jayme replied "Getting to know the children that you work with. Every child is different and learns in different ways."
  •  Nicole

    Nicole

    First Steps
    Ms. Nicole is a Co-Lead teacher in the First Steps classroom here at the Goddard School. Nicole is a graduate of Canon McMillan high School. She has various experiences working with children. She was a nursery schoolteacher at her church since 2014. When asked why she loves working with children she replied, “I enjoy watching students thrive when learning a new topic.”
  •  Rylie

    Rylie

    Co-Lead First Steps
    Ms. Rylie is our Lead Teacher in the First Steps classroom. Ms. Rylie earned her Associates Degree in Fine Arts from Edinboro University. She has previously been a Personal Care Assistant at the AIU. When asked what the most important thing a teacher can do is, Rylie replied, "The most important thing a teacher can do is teach in a way that all of her students can learn and grow from!”
  • Ms Angie

    Ms Angie

    Pre-Toddler
    Ms. Angie is a Co-Lead Teacher in the Pre-Toddler classroom. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education from Slippery Rock University. She has many years of experience working with children and has been here at The Goddard School since 2011. When asked what she enjoys most about working with young toddlers she replied “I enjoy watching their curiosity grow!”
  •  Brittany

    Brittany

    Pre-Toddler
    Ms. Brittany is our Co-Lead Teacher in our Pre-Toddler Classroom. Brittany is a graduate from Northport High School. While attending high school she babysat as well as worked in many daycares. She also has experience working as a counselor at a local summer camp for many years. When asked why she loves teaching, Brittany replied “I enjoy watching the children learn about everything around them and experiencing different ways of learning.”
  •  Alyssa

    Alyssa

    Toddler
    Miss Alyssa is our Lead Teacher in the Toddler classroom. She received her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Health Science from Gettysburg College. She was a lead teacher for a two year old classroom at a previous center for almost two years. When asked why she loves to teach, Alyssa replied, "I love teaching because of the children. It is such a gratifying experience to see them learn and grow every day."
  •  Erin

    Erin

    Lead Teacher- Toddler
    Ms. Erin is our Lead Teacher in our Toddler classroom here at the Goddard School. She is a mom of six children and former public school teacher with a PreK-12 Principal Certification. Erin believes that our greatest investment is in our children. “There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to teaching; good teaching must extend beyond traditional academic readiness and take into account the unique needs, strengths, interests, and learning styles of each child.” Erin looks forward to working with and serving our children and families.
  •  Holly

    Holly

    Preschool
    Ms.Holly is the Co-Lead Teacher in the Preschool classroom. She graduated from Westmoreland County Community College with an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Holly was a previous teacher at a childcare center for four years. When asked why she loves teaching, Holly replied, “I love teaching because I love to observe children having fun through educational activities, learning new skills, and growing into their own person. I genuinely believe each child will make the world a more kind and brighter place!”
  • Miss Mallory

    Miss Mallory

    Preschool
    Ms. Mallory is a Co-Lead Teacher in our Preschool classroom. She received her Bachelor’s Degree at California University of PA in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. Mallory has worked in several positions with children, which include: daycare settings, church nursery, as well as various childhood programs throughout her church (i.e. Vacation bible school). When asked what the most important thing a teacher can do is, Mallory replied, “The most important thing a teacher can do is to be a good role model for the students and ensure students are being taught as individuals not as a group.”
  •  Amanda

    Amanda

    Get Set
    Ms. Amanda is a Co-Lead Teacher in the Get Set Classroom. She graduated from Clarion University with a Bachelor’s in Communication. Amanda has a long background of working with children of all ages, starting from the time she was 12 years old. She has been a babysitter and nanny for several years. When asked what the best part about being a teacher is, Amanda said, “I love my kiddos and nothing is better than watching them meet their goals. They accomplish so much in even such a short time.”
  •  Rebecca

    Rebecca

    Get Set
    Ms. Becca is our Co-Lead Teacher in the Get Set room. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from West Virginia University. Becca has been working with children for many years, as Therapeutic Support Staff, a nanny, and as an intern in an Early Intervention Clinic for children with Autism. When asked why she loves working with children, Becca replied, “I love working with children because they are our future. Each child has such a unique personality, that brightens the world around them. I’m so excited to teach each wonderful child as they flourish!”.
  •  Chloe

    Chloe

    Pre-Kindergarten
    Ms. Chloe is a Co-Lead Teacher in the Pre-Kindergarten classroom. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education at Duquesne University. Chloe also has her PA Teaching Certification in grades PK-4. She began working with children at 15 years old as a babysitter. Most recently, Chloe worked part-time at a childcare center while also completing her classroom observations and undergraduate coursework. When asked what she values most about teaching, she replied " I believe that it is my duty to help shape young learners into the future leaders of our world. I am honored to be a part of this process."
  •  Jessica

    Jessica

    Pre-Kindergarten
    Ms. Jess is our Co-Lead in the Pre-Kindergarten Classroom. She received her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Clarion University. She has volunteered to work with children throughout high school and college. Jess previously has 5 years of experience working with children in an early childhood setting at another center before coming to Goddard. When asked why she loves working with children, “I love seeing their faces light up with excitement when they learn something new. I want to help our future generations grow to love learning!”
  •  Madison

    Madison

    Jr. Kindergarten
    Ms. Maddie is our Co-Lead Teacher in the Jr. Kindergarten Classroom. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Duquesne University. She has her Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate in Pre-Kindergarten through 4th Grade. She has over 8 years of experience working in Early Childhood Education and was previously the Director of another center before coming to Goddard. When asked what she loves most about teaching, Maddie replied “What I enjoy most about teaching is empowering the children to discover and learn about the world around them. I love knowing that I helped each child to grow and become confident lifelong learners.”
  •  Miranda

    Miranda

    Junior Kindergarten
    Miss Miranda is a Co-Lead Teacher in the Junior Kindergarten classroom here at the Goddard School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education at John Carroll University. She has experience working as a substitute teacher in childcare centers as well as an after-school teacher in private school programs. As a native of the South Hills area, she is excited to be teaching close to her hometown. Her passions outside of teaching include spending time in nature, playing musical instruments, and film photography.
  •  Stephanie

    Stephanie

    Kindergarten
    Ms. Stephanie is the Lead Teacher in the Kindergarten classroom. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Slippery Rock University as well as her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Butler County Community College. Although taking time off to be a stay-at-home mother to her two children, Stephanie has lots of experience in classrooms ranging from preschool through high school. Most recently she has been a small group leader with Jr High girls through her church and held various roles in Vacation Bible School and PTA supported programs in the Peters Twp School District. When asked why she loves teaching, Stephanie replied, "I love teaching because of the influence that I can have on young lives and in return the joy that they provide for me. My goal is to recognize each child as an individual and discover how I can best develop their social and academic potential."
  • Ms Michelle

    Ms Michelle

    Support Teacher
    Ms. Michelle is a Support Teacher here at The Goddard School. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education at Point Park College with a minor in Dance. She has her Pennsylvania Professional Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education K-6. Michelle is a mother of 3 and has over 30 years of teaching experience. Whether it was being a nanny or working in childcare in college, running a before/after school program in Mt.Lebanon, substitute teaching in elementary schools, or teaching dance, children of all ages have always been a part of her life. She said she wouldn't have it any other way!
  • Ms Brooke

    Ms Brooke

    Support Teacher
    Ms. Brooke is a Support Teacher here at the Goddard School. She received her Associate Degree in Travel and Hospitality Management at Sawyer School, Pittsburgh, PA. Along with raising her two sons, Brooke has enjoyed being a nanny for the past 20 years and a substitute para educator for five years. When asked why she loves teaching, Brooke responded "I love the eagerness and the joy of learning in children. They are our future and who best to teach them than teachers?"
  • Ms Marissa

    Ms Marissa

    Support Teacher
    Ms. Marissa is a Support Teacher here at the Goddard School. She received an Associate’s Degree from CCAC in Early Childhood Education. She also received a Bachelor’s Degree from California University of Pennsylvania in Professional Studies in Education. When asked why she loves teaching in early childhood, Marissa replied with “Learning is taught through hands on experiences and through play at a young age. If you supply children with the tools to learn, the children will pick up the skills to be successful through trial and error. They will also be successful by learning from other children in the classroom and with scaffolding from the teachers in the classroom."
  •  Pat

    Pat

    Support Teacher
    Ms. Pat is a Support Teacher here at the Goddard School. She is a graduate of Bethel Park High School. As a mother of three children, and grandmother of four, Ms. Pat has gained valuable real life experience as a caretaker. She was an active parent and participated in a variety of roles, such as room mother, to support the growth and development of her children and their classmates. When asked why Ms Pat loves working with children, Pat replied, "I will bring the same enthusiasm and dedication as I did with raising my children and grandchildren to my role at the Goddard School!"
  •  Jocelyn

    Jocelyn

    Support Teacher
    Ms. Jocelyn is the Co-Lead teacher in the Junior Kindergarten classroom. She has been volunteering and working in childcare for many years. Along with that, she has nannied and babysat for many families. When asked why she loves working with children she said, “Because I love seeing every unique individual grow and learn every day!”
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