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. 

  • Mrs LaShundrea

    Mrs LaShundrea

    On-Site Owner
    LaShundrea earned her bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee State University and later earned her master's degree from Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management. She is married to Ronnie Partee and they have 2 daughters, Alexandrea and Aubriana. LaShundrea has owned the Goddard School Cordova for the last 5 years. During this time, she has grown to understand the importance of early childhood education and is committed to providing an exceptional learning experience to children ages 0 to 5 years old who live in the Cordova and surrounding communities. "I never thought it was possible to love every family and child so individually, but each is unique and requires individualization during every interaction.", LaShundrea Partee LaShundrea is looking forward to continuing the mission of the Goddard School Cordova which is to "Provide parents with peace of mind when dropping off their child(ren) and returning them better than when they dropped off."
  •  Antoinette

    Antoinette

    Education Director
    Mrs. Antoinette is originally from Tampa, Florida. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from the University of South Florida. She then earned a master's degree from Ashford University in Child development. Ms. Antoinette has 13 years of experience working with children from 6 weeks to 12 years old. She enjoys, travelling and spending time with her family. Why do I love working with children? "I love helping children grow and meet their growth milestones from infancy and beyond."
  • Ms Velisa

    Ms Velisa

    Office Assistant
    Ms. Velisa has a B.A. in Business Management from LeMoyne-Owen College and an MBA in Accounting and Finance from AIU. She also has an MBA in Healthcare Services from Keller Graduate School of Management (DeVry University). She has 2 years of experience in early childhood. Her favorite things include: Spending time with nieces and nephews, going to NBA, High School and AAU basketball games, serving others and attending church. "I love working with children because they are our future. I want to assist them, in anyway I can, to be productive citizens."
  •  Deanna

    Deanna

    Administrative Assistant
    Ms. Deanna has a Bachelors degree in Chemistry and has worked in a school setting since 2012. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and planning events.
  •  JerTericka

    JerTericka

    First Steps Lead Teacher
    Ms. Jer’Tericka is originally from Mound Bayou, MS. She has a bachelor’s degree in Childcare & Family Education from Jackson State University. She has worked with children from ages 6 weeks – to 5 years old since 2018. Her favorite things include reading, dancing, and arts and crafts. She loves working with children because it reminds her of how beautiful the world can be. She admires the opportunity to watch them learn and grow into their own.
  •  Kebria

    Kebria

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms.Kebria is from Memphis, TN. She graduated with a degree from Remington College. She has been working with children from ages 6 months -5 years old since 2021. Her favorite things include doing activities with her babies, listening to different types of music, and reading. She loves working with children because they are our future. She loves to see their personalities grow, especially in her infant classroom.
  •  Dianne

    Dianne

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Dianne was born and raised in Memphis, TN. She currently has her Child Development Associate Credential in Infant and Toddler. She has taught and cared for ages 6 weeks – 13 years old since 2011. Her favorite things include Reading, Crafting, Gardening, and spending time with family. "I love working with children because it is one of the most rewarding jobs. I like nurturing children."
  •  Emily

    Emily

    Preschool
    Ms. Emily currently has a degree from The University of Memphis in Education. She has 11 years of experience working with children from 6 weeks to 17 years old. When not working, she enjoys reading, cooking, music, loving her dog, and spending time with family. Ms. Emily loves working with children because they are so much fun! It's rewarding to see them learn and grow and to have an impact on their development.
  •  Karen

    Karen

    Curriculum Coach/Lead Teacher
    Ms. Karen has a master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University. She has 29 years of experience working with children from ages 3 to 5 years old. Her favorite things to do includes listening to music, sewing, reading, playing family games, looking at TV, and cooking. She loves working with children because they are our future, and their minds are like sponges. They keep me thinking outside the box.
  •  Alyssa

    Alyssa

    Assistant Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Alyssa has an Associates degree from Southwest Community College. She has worked with children aged 12 months to 3 years old since 2021. When not working, Alyssa enjoys relaxing, experiencing new things, listening to music, and making crafts. Alyssa says she enjoys working with children because she enjoys helping them grow and loving them.
  •  Bindu

    Bindu

    Resource \ Floater
    Ms. Bindu has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mahatma Gandhi University, in India. She has worked with children ages 6 weeks to 7 years old since 2020. When she is not working Bindu enjoys reading, music, dance, travelling and art. Bindhu says she takes pride in making a difference in the lives of children by supporting them in their learning journey, especially in the early years of life. Working with children gives me great joy. I love to see them grow and expand their horizons.
  •  Gail

    Gail

    Toddlers Lead Teacher
    Ms. Gail was born and raised in Memphis, TN. She currently has an Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration from Southwest Tennessee Community College. When not working, Gail loves making candles, cleaning, traveling, listening to music, going to comedy shows, and reading. She enjoys working with children because she can teach them new things.
  •  Jayla

    Jayla

    Lead Teacher 2.5 year old class
    Mrs. Jayla has a degree in Health Sciences from the University of Memphis. She has worked with children since 2019. When not working Mrs. Jayla enjoys spending time with her family, shopping, traveling, and watching movies. Mrs. Jayla love working with children because she loves teaching children and supporting their social and personal development.
  •  Adijah

    Adijah

    Assistant Teacher Infant Room
    Ms. Adijah studied Early Childhood Education while living in New York. She has 5 years of experience working with children from ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. When Ms Adijah is not working she enjoys listening to music and dancing.
  •  Aaliyah

    Aaliyah

    Lead Teacher-Preschool
    Ms. Aaliyah currently has an associate's degree from the University of Arizona Global Campus in Early Childhood Education. She has 4 years of experience working with children from 6 weeks to 8 years old. When not working, she enjoys having fun, having parties, shopping, playing board games, and coloring. Aaliyah enjoys working with children because they can brighten anyone's day, seeing their different personalities. As they learn from me, I can learn from them.
  •  Jannah

    Jannah

    Teacher Assistant
    Ms. Jannah currently has a high school diploma from Penn Foster Career School. She has 7 years of experience working with children from 6 weeks to 9 years old. When not working, she enjoys fishing with her husband, puzzles, and spending time with family and friends. Ms. Jannah loves working with children because they are little beams of light that always make you smile. It is the most fulfilling job to help children learn and grow to become the best versions of themselves.
  • Mrs Tina

    Mrs Tina

    lead teacher
    Mrs. Tina Bruce married to Antonio Bruce. She graduated from Philander Smith College in 2011 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology. Mrs. Tina also graduated in June of 2017 with her Masters in Early Childhood Studies with a concentration in Public Policy and Advocacy. Mrs. Tina has been teaching in early learning since 2012. Mrs. Tina loves to dance and sing. Music is constantly played in her classroom. She attends Life Church where she is active on teams and has the opportunity to connect with a lot of people. She loves hanging out with friends and family but her favorite hobby is Zumba.
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