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. 

  •  Tricia

    Tricia

    Owner
    MANAGEMENT TEAM- Trish McKay became involved with The Goddard School® in 1996 when Trish became the one year old teacher. She came with a passion for young children along with a BS in Home Economics Education and her PA teaching certification. As her passion for the quality education of young children grew so did her role in the School. In 1999, Trish became the Director of the facility. As her two girls were born, her passion for young children and providing a School of excellence grew stronger. She purchased this School in 2005 when the previous owner retired. Since becoming the owner of the School she has poured her passion into creating a remarkable, educational, safe and healthy learning environment for her students and staff.
  •  Jeni

    Jeni

    Educational Director
    MANAGEMENT TEAM- Jeni Shade joined the Goddard family in the summer of 2007. She holds her Bachelor's degree in Elementary/Early Childhood Education from Kutztown University. Jeni worked for our School several years ago as a Teacher. She brings many years of experience as a Director and knowledge of young children. She spends time observing teachers' lessons as well as doing the administrative tasks in the office. Jeni also helps our teachers fine tune the curriculum in order to provide the best education to the children. She loves young children which is evident when you see the work she does at Goddard on a daily basis.
  •  Debbie

    Debbie

    Administrative Assistant
    MANAGEMENT TEAM- Ms. Debbie joined our Goddard Family in December 2003. She holds her Infant/Toddler Child Development Associate. She has over 35 years’ experience as a child care provider beginning her career in her native state of New Jersey. She loves having the opportunity to teach and nurture children. She believes that children need the opportunity to explore their world through self-expression. She is a meticulous and as such is super organized. These skills will be put to use keeping all of the student and teacher’s files in order as well as keeping all of the needed paperwork up to date and filled. She provides our students with a strong framework of love and discipline.
  •  Ashley

    Ashley

    Group Supervisor
    INFANT PROGRAM- Ms. Ashley became part of the Goddard family in the fall of 2006. Ms. Ashley holds her Occupational Child Development Certificate from Berks Career and Technical Center with a specialization in Early Childhood Education. She is nearly finished with her Child Development Associate certification.She brought with her several years experience working with children after being a student in the childcare program at Berks County Vo-tech. Ashley loves young children and is always finding new ways to encourage the children to talk. She also develops fun learning experiences which encourage the children to discover new things. You can always find Ashley with a song on her lips and a dance in her step, and the children love joining in with her.
  •  Haley

    Haley

    Assistant Teacher
    INFANT PROGRAM- Ms. Haley joined our Goddard family in the spring of 2023. Ms. Haley has her BS in Psychology and Biblical Studies from Lancaster Bible College. Ms. Haley enjoys being a teacher because children are so eager to learn. She always wants to ensure that their needs are meet so that they are able to learn new things as they are not needing anything else. She enjoys being engaged in the fun learning experiences, helping the babies with the hands on experiences that are provided in the Infant room.
  •  Molly

    Molly

    Assistant Teacher
    INFANT PROGRAM-Ms. Molly joined our Goddard family in the winter of 2024. Ms. Molly graduated from Exeter Township Senior High School. She has taken some pre-nursing classes at RACC. Ms. Molly has been babysitting since she was twelve years old and was recently working as a nanny. Ms. Molly believes that children are inquisitive, adventurous, and imaginative. She believes in developing mutual respect between the teachers and the students engaging with each other in positive ways. She values and places a heavy emphasis on allowing children to play with hands-on learning. She loves assisting in implementing hands-on fun learning experiences that allows students to thrive as they explore, thus developing their innate sense of wonder.
  •  Charlene

    Charlene

    Group Supervisor
    FIRST STEPS PROGRAM- Ms. Charlene joined our Goddard family in the winter of 2020. Ms. Charlene has her Child Development Associates. She has been working in the early childhood field for over twenty-five years. She always worked as an assistant or a teacher in a one year old classroom. Ms. Charlene actually worked here at Goddard in the nineties and is excited to return to her first early childhood family. Ms. Charlene loves to create fun learning experiences for her students to explore. She creates a variety of homemade materials for them to use to get their wiggles out. She believes that children are loving little people. Ms. Charlene loves to ensure that her students have a foundation of kindness as they learn from her how to be nice to their friends. She encourages their independence by having them complete tasks at varying levels across the learning domains. She strives to provide a safe, healthy, caring learning environment where her students thrive.
  •  Kelly

    Kelly

    Assistant Teacher
    FIRST STEPS PROGRAM- Ms. Kelly joined The Goddard School in the winter of 2020. She is a student at Reading Area Community College with an Early Childhood major. Ms. Kelly holds her Occupational Child Development Certificate from Berks Career and Technical Center with a specialization in Early Childhood Education. She has nearly two years experience working in the early childhood field. Ms. Kelly likes to engage with her students as they are explore fun learning experiences. She believes that she can support them as they grow and develop. She asks open ended questions that lead them to new discoveries. She believes that when they feel secure that they will be happy and have a positive educational experience.
  •  Vanessa

    Vanessa

    Lead Teacher
    TWEENIES PROGRAM- Ms. Vanessa joined our Goddard family in the summer of 2022. She graduated from Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center with a certification in Early Childhood Education. She has volunteered in early childhood schools. Ms. Vanessa believes that children are amazing and unique in their own way. She believes that when she provides a safe, healthy, nurturing environment that children feel taken care of and are able to learn. She enjoys assisting in implementing the fun learning experiences. She loves playing with her students as they explore hands-on, play-based, fun learning experiences. She loves playing with her students as they explore hands-on, play-based, fun centers that lead learning.
  •  Rosio

    Rosio

    ASSISTANT TEACHER
    TWEENIES PROGRAM- Ms. Rosy joined our Goddard Family in the winter of 2023. She's a teacher's assistant in our Tweenies Classroom. Ms. Rosy graduated as a dental assistant from RACC but after spending time babysitting found that being with young children is a good fit for her. She believes that young children are special and unique in their own way. She loves supporting her students in the way that they learn best by creating fun learning experiences. She feels that allowing children be themselves lets them enjoy learning. She desires to teach her students to be able to express themselves by better understanding their emotions and how to handle them.
  •  Sara

    Sara

    Group Supervisor
    TODDLER PROGRAM- Ms. Sara Sara joined our Goddard School Family in the fall of 2004. Ms. Sara has earned her Child Development Associates. Ms. Sara is excited about mentoring her Toddler students while assisting them in making discoveries that lead to learning. She believes that when she is having a good time the children will want to join in with her and in turn will learn so much by having fun. She also believes that her students are eager to learn good manners so she encourages them to use their words to express good manners all throughout their days. She believes that an active, involved teacher will help her students stay focused. Ms. Sara likes to create hands on fun learning experiences through the center activities that she creates while writing her lesson plans.
  •  Nicole

    Nicole

    Assistant Teacher
    TODDLER PROGRAM- Ms. Nicole joined our Goddard School Family in the summer of 2016. She has taken Early Childhood and Child Development classes. Ms. Nicole believes that children are able to anything that they believe in so the teacher’s job is to instill confidence in them. She loves being engaged with them as they play in fun learning experiences. She believes as she meets her student’s needs and provides a loving, caring, stable environment that they will be able to learn while having a blast. Ms. Nicole loves spending time with family.
  •  Joanne

    Joanne

    Group Supervisor
    GET SET PROGRAM- Ms. Joanne joined our Goddard Family in the winter of 2013. Ms. Jo has over 20 years experience working as an assistant teacher in an early childhood setting. Ms. Jo believes that children are excited to learn. She believes that children learn in different and creative ways so as a teacher she needs to provide a wide range of creative, fun learning experiences for them to explore. She loves to use music and movement to energize them and allow them to creatively express themselves. Ms. Jo encourages her students to help out and to be responsible as it gives them self confidence!
  •  Bre

    Bre

    Assistant Teacher
    PRESCHOOL 1 PROGRAM Ms. Bre joined our Goddard Family in the winter of 2022. Ms. Bre worked as an aid at another center for two years. Ms. Bre believes that children are a joy to be around because they are amazing. She loves to play with them as she assists in implementing the fun learning experiences created using the Flex Learning Curriculum because she believes that they learn best through play. She believes that children learn in individual ways so she finds ways to develop each child’s strengths, skills, abilities, and to extend their knowledge and learning.
  •  Linda

    Linda

    Group Supervisor
    PRESCHOOL 2 PROGRAM- Ms. Linda joined our Goddard family in the fall of 1999. Ms. Ms Linda graduated from Penn State with a degree in health and physical education. She also hold her private school academic teaching certificate. Ms. Linda holds The Goddard School Teacher of the Year 2013. Miss Linda is extremely creative and believes that children thrive in learning when there are numerous fun learning experiences. She loves music and movement activities and can create an activity to enhance any theme with little or no warning. She is our in-house songwriter. It is easy to see why the children are always engaged in learning with Ms. Linda. Ms. Linda previously won The Goddard School Teacher Award.
  •  Laura

    Laura

    Assistant Teacher
    PRESCHOOL 2 PROGRAM- Ms. Laura joined our Goddard family in the summer of 2023. Ms. Laura Bachelor of Arts in English and her master’s degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. She has over 25 years of experience working with young children. Ms. Laura believes that children are curious, active, and very caring. As a teacher her goal is to provide her students with a warm, safe, healthy environment where they can thrive as they explore hands-on fun learning experiences through play. Ms. Laura engages with her students as they play by sitting with them, taking advantage of teachable moments, and by asking open-ended questions that foster growth and further exploration. She provides loving guidance as they learn to navigate social situations by supporting them as they learn to communicate successfully,
  •  Brandi

    Brandi

    Group Supervisor
    PRESCHOOL 3 PROGRAM- Ms. Brandi joined our Goddard School Family in the spring of 2022. Ms. Brandi is the lead teacher in our Preschool 3 classroom. She has worked a lead teacher in the early childhood field previously. She has taken college classes towards her education degree. She has also spent time working with children in her position as a library assistant. She believes that children are a fun burst of life to cherish as our future shines bright in them. Ms. Brandi likes to ensure that every child’s unique needs are met by offering different approaches to learning as each child is special and built differently. She likes to have a room where structure and freedom both exist so that children are free to thrive. She desires to teach with fun learning experiences and help every child to grow into a strong confident individual who knows their self-worth and can express themselves clearly.
  •  Julie

    Julie

    GROUP SUPERVISOR
    PREKINDERGARTEN 1 PROGRAM- Ms. Julie joined our Goddard family in the winter of 2022. She has completed most of her college classes in social work and special education at Bloomsburg University. She is currently enrolled at RACC in ECE. Ms. Julie worked as a paraprofessional in a local public school for five years. She works with the Cub Scouts as a program specialist. She also worked as the cub scout camp director at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation. Ms. Julie believes and loves that children are unpredictable because they are always busy investigating new ideas. She loves to create a fun learning environment where students can explore through hands-on and mind-on activities where they learn through trial and error. She believes that as she communicates with her students that they can learn to self-regulate their emotions.
  •  Connie

    Connie

    Group Supervisor
    PREKINDERGARTEN 2 PROGRAM- Ms. Connie returned to our Goddard Family in the summer of 2012. Connie has earned her Child Development Associates and has a physical education certification for children. Ms. Connie believes that her students learn best through hands on experiences. She believes that students thrive when they are busy and that physical exercise is a must to maintain a strong brain as well as body. Ms. Connie looks forward to providing thematic activities as well to engage the students in fun learning experiences.
  •  Vicki

    Vicki

    ASSISTANT TEACHER
    PREKINDERGARTEN 2 Ms. Vicki joined our Goddard family in the fall of 2021. Ms. Vicki obtained her Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education from Reading Area Community College. Ms. Vicki believes that children are inquisitive and want to learn about the world around them. She believes that children learn best through play. She will create fun learning experiences for them to enjoy as they create, imagine, discover, and explore. She believes that each child is an individual and that she wants to value their abilities and learning styles so that she can find the way that they learn best to extend their learning. Ms. Vicki loves to promote diversity and will promote it in the classroom.
  •  Tatiana

    Tatiana

    ASSISTANT TEACHER
    TEACHER RESOURCE- Ms. Tatiana joined our Goddard family in the Spring of 2023. Ms. Tatiana is an assistant teacher in our Get Set Classroom in the afternoons. Ms. Tatiana is enrolled at Penn State Berks in pursuit of her BS in Occupational Therapy. Ms. Tatiana is working full time for summer camp and part time during the school year as a teacher resource helping to maintain ratios and implement lessons. Ms. Tatiana believes that children are curious and are very eager to explore to learn new things. She enjoys helping the students with their fun learning experiences. She believes that if each child feels welcomed, important, and heard that they will thrive with the loving care she provides for them. She encourages interactive, imaginative play where they have the space to create and activate all the parts of their brains. Children thrive where there are routines but she likes to provide for children the ability to make choices to promote confidence and individuality.
  •  Leah

    Leah

    Assistant Teacher
    TEACHER RESOURCE- Leah McKay joined our Goddard family in the fall of 2021. Ms. Leah is attending Marywood University in the fall of 2022 with a major in Interior Architecture. Ms. Leah was a student a Goddard from Infancy through school age as she is Ms. Trish and Ms. Dave’s daughter. She has been volunteering with us to help transport the students to their parents. Ms. Leah will be working as a teacher resource. Ms. Leah believes that children learn the most through play as they explore hands on learning experiences. She loves being right on the floor or at the table playing with them, engaging in conversations, asking open ended questions, and being thoroughly involved with all that they do. She really loves seeing them learn new things.
  •  Natalie

    Natalie

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Natalie joined our Goddard family in the winter of 2024. Ms. Natalie worked as a paraprofessional in a local school district providing personalized, educational, behavioral, and emotional support to individual students to enable positive learning outcomes. Ms. Natalie believes that children are unique individuals who are each so important. She to ensure that she knows them as individuals so that she can meet those individual needs. She believes that children are creative and that they love to explore. She loves to create and provide a loving environment filled with fun learning experiences. She loves playing and exploring with them and ensuring that they are happily learning all of the time.
  •  Alondra

    Alondra

    Teacher's Aid
    TEACHER RESOURCE- Ms. Alondra joined our Goddard family in the fall of 2022. Ms. Alondra is a teacher’s aide working as a teacher resource, where there is a need in the afternoon. She is a student at Reading Career and Technology Center in the Early Childhood Education program. She has volunteered in early childhood schools. Ms. Alondra believes that children are each unique and brilliant their own special way. She loves to encourage students to learn at their own different pace providing assistance and direction as needed. She really enjoys engaging and playing and exploring with her students in the fun learning experiences that are hands-on and play-based. She loves to see their reactions whey they master something new.
  •  Camille

    Camille

    Assistant Teacher
    TEACHER RESOURCE- Ms. Camille joined our Goddard family in the winter of 2024. Ms. Camille is a teacher resource working where there is need to support the teachers. Ms. Camille attended Ball State University in Indiana for two years studying early childhood education. She worked in an early childhood school for two years with her last experience being at a Goddard School in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ms. Camille believes that children have unlimited potential and are each unique in their own special way. She enjoys creating fun learning experiences that allow her students to explore with an open mind and to grow in a space of creativity. She believes that children thrive when they are given opportunities to succeed but also that they can learn from their failures when supported by their teachers to figure out things by reevaluating them.
  •  Nyana

    Nyana

    Assistant Teacher
    TEACHER RESOURCE- Ms. Nyana joined our Goddard family in the winter of 2024. Ms. Nyana is a teacher resource working where there is need to support the teachers. Ms. Nyana has taken some introductory courses in early childhood education at Millersville University. She has done babysitting since 2019. She has worked as assistant preschool teacher. Ms. Nyana believes that children are curious, creative, and full of energy. She believes that students will thrive when their teachers create a clean, safe, supportive learning environment. She feels that when a teacher to fosters a nurturing, inclusive, educational environment. She enjoys creating fun learning experiences to inspire curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking.
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