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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. 

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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. 

Ms Parul

Ms Parul

Owner
Parul is the on-site owner of The Goddard School of Chattanooga®. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Masters in Corporate Finance from Bentley College. Parul worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Microsoft Corporation and General Electric for 10+ years specializing in evaluating business synergies for mergers, dispositions and acquisitions. After becoming a mother, she saw a growing need in the area for a quality preschool and loved the idea of being able to provide the children and parents in her community with a loving and nurturing environment to grow and learn. As the on-site owner, Parul would like to extend an invitation to visit her at her beautiful school, introduce you to her eager, caring professionals and tell you all about the Goddard approach to learning.
Ms Brandy

Ms Brandy

Director
Brandy Grun is the Director of Education. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts Education from Southern Adventist University. Brandy has worked for Hamilton County Department of Education as both a Kindergarten and 2nd grade teacher, and comes to us with over 10 years of Early Childhood and Elementary Education experience. As a mother herself, Brandy is passionate about STEAM education and the importance of quality, developmentally appropriate education for children in their formative years. Brandy is thrilled to be joining the Goddard School of Chattanooga and hopes to instill a love of learning and spirit of resilience in all children by creating a loving, educational environment where each student and family feels welcomed and at home.
Ms Ivey

Ms Ivey

Lead Teacher
Hi! My name is Ms. Ivey and I am going to be your Infant teacher. I have a Bachelors Degree in Education. I love teaching Early Childhood Education because I love children. I have over 4 years experience working in Early Childhood profession, and I love what I get to do! I am most excited to have fun with the children this year. I am the oldest child. My favorite children's book is Oh, The Places You'll Go.
Ms Jaclyn

Ms Jaclyn

Lead Teacher
Hi! My name is Ms. Jackie and I am your Preschool teacher. I love teaching Early Childhood Education because each child has a set of gifts that make them so unique and special. I have a bachelor's degree in human development, and love what I get to do. I am most excited to learn and grow with your child this year. I am originally from Franklin, TN. I love hiking, camping, dancing, and my favorite book is If You Give A Mouse a Cookie.
Ms Marisa

Ms Marisa

Lead Teacher
Hi! My name is Ms. Marisa, and I am going to be your toddler teacher! I am CPR and first aid certified. I love teaching Early Childhood Education because each child has a natural sense of wonder and curiosity that I would love to help foster and grow! I have over 10 years of experience working in the Early Childhood profession, and I love what I get to do! I am most excited to see your child learn and grow this year! When I am not at work I love to run around with my puppy and make jokes!
Ms Samantha

Ms Samantha

Lead Teacher
Hi my name is Samantha Neal I have been working with children and in childcare for over five years I love being able to teach and show how each child is so unique in learning their own things. Watching them grow and learn is my passion. I am CPR/First Aid certified I was born and raised in Chattanooga. I am married and we have two pups named Target and Izzy. My favorite color is pink and black. I love traveling to the mountains in the winter and the beach in the summer.
Ms Tasha

Ms Tasha

Lead Teacher
Hi! My name is Ms. Tasha. I am one of your lead teachers and have over 10 years of experience working with children. I am also a wife and mother of two amazing girls of my own. My family and I are all originally from Kauai, HI. I earned my Associates of Science in Early Childhood education and love to garden, read, and be creative. I look forward to the opportunity to teach and care for your babies this year!
Ms Victoria

Ms Victoria

Lead Teacher
Hi! My name is Ms. Tori and I am going to be your new infant room teacher! I love teaching early childhood education because I love children! I have a Bachelors degree in psychology and I love what I get to do! I am most excited to watch and help your babies grow. I come from a big family with 7 kids and was born and raised here in Chattanooga! I love to garden and take my pups for walks! My favorite children’s book is the Pout-Pout Fish!
Ms Liza

Ms Liza

Resource
Hello! My name is Liza. It is my most sincere pleasure to be a resource for both your children and for their incredible teachers! I am a mother of two grown princesses and look forward every day to provide a soft voice and warm arms to your princess and princesses.

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