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. 

  • Mr Mark

    Mr Mark

    Onsite Owner
    I earned my Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Lipscomb University in Nashville TN. My wife Tammy and I have lived and worked in the Franklin community for the past 20 years. We have two sons, Jackson and Cooper. Jackson is at Father Ryan High School and Cooper is at Woodland Middle School. We chose to be part of The Goddard School because it is simply the best option for the overall development of your child. We have spent a lot of time investigating Early Childhood Development Schools. We came away most impressed with the option of the Goddard School and are happy to be a part of their family! We are humbled by the opportunity to make a positive difference in the life of your most prized possessions!
  • Ms Tonya

    Ms Tonya

    Director
    Ms. Tonya earned her Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential at Nashville State Community College. We are so happy to have Ms. Tonya as our Goddard Berry Farms Director! Ms. Tonya brings over 20 years Early Childhood Leadership experience as a Director, Staff Trainer, and Health Safety Coordinator. Overall Ms. Tonya has been part of Early Childhood education for over 30 years.
  • Ms Kathy

    Ms Kathy

    Assistant Director
    Ms. Kathy had her Child Development Associate credential from Ellis University. We are so happy to have Ms. Kathy as our first Asst. Director the Goddard School Berry Farms! Kathy has over 20 years experience in Early Childhood including 12 years of Director/Asst. Director experience. We are excited to have her join our team!
  • Ms Michelle

    Ms Michelle

    Assistant Director
    Michelle received her Bachelors Degree in Human Development with a minor in Psychology from Lee University in Cleveland, TN. We are so happy to have Michelle Ivey as an Assistant Director of our Goddard School! Ms. Michelle brings 10 years of childhood experience to our school. She is a cornerstone of our Berry Farms school! Ms. Michelle's goal is to help provide a loving and uplifting foundation for staff, families, and students so that they can soar!
  • Ms Crissy

    Ms Crissy

    Teacher
    Ms. Crissy received her CDA from Ellis University. Ms. Crissy has 28 years of childcare experience with all age groups. She has two children of her own. We are looking forward to having her as the Lead Teacher of our Infant Chicks Classroom!
  • Ms Margaret

    Ms Margaret

    Teacher
    Ms. Margaret is a graduate of the Nashville Technology School in Nashville, TN. Ms. Margaret was born and raised in Williamson County and currently lives in College Grove, TN. She is a devoted wife of 26 years and has 3 children. Ms. Margaret has been a co-teacher in our Chicks Infant Classroom for over 5 years and loves working with our infants.
  • Ms Hannah

    Ms Hannah

    Teacher
    We are excited to have Ms. Hannah join our Young Toddler Penguins classroom! Ms. Hannah earned her Bachelor's of Psychology and a minor in Elementary Education from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Ms. Hannah has over 7 years of expericence of caring for children.
  • Ms Emma

    Ms Emma

    Teacher
    Ms. Emma emigrated from England to the US in 2009 with her family. She has worked with young children for over 4 years. She enjoys playing soccer and spending time with her family, especially her 2-year-old Riley. Ms. Emma is a great addition to our Parrot classroom.
  • Ms Alecia

    Ms Alecia

    Teacher
    We are excited to have Ms. Alecia join our Goddard family as a co-teacher in our Eagles Pre-Kindergarten classroom. Ms. Alecia has over 30 years of experience in childcare, including owning her preschool. She is from western Kentucky and has an Associate in Applied Science from Brown Mackie College.
  • Ms Chelsea

    Ms Chelsea

    Teacher
    We are excited to have Ms. Chelsea as a Co-Lead in our Peacocks Twos classroom. Ms. Chelsea received her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, with an associate in photography. She has over 6 years of experience in early childhood working with children of all ages.
  • Ms Katelyn

    Ms Katelyn

    Specialist
    Ms. Katelyn is from North Carolina and has over 10 years of experience working with young children. Ms Katelyn has an Associate Degree of Science and will be attending the University of Memphis to complete her degree in Child Psychology. Ms. Katelyn will be working in various classrooms as a Specialist Teacher.
  • Ms Jennifer

    Ms Jennifer

    Teacher
    Ms. Jennifer received her Bachelor's Degree from Moody Bible Institute in Children's Ministry. Ms. Jennifer recently relocated to us from Dalton GA and has been in our Get Set Hawk Classroom for 7 years. She has 19 years of experience in Early Childhood working in Montessori, learning and development schools.
  • Ms Andrea

    Ms Andrea

    Teacher
    Ms. Andrea is the Co-Teacher of our Get Set Hawks classroom. Ms. Andrea brings years of experience working as an in-house nursing care for infants. We are thrilled to have her join the two's classroom with her background.
  • Ms Anna

    Ms Anna

    Teacher
    Ms. Anna attended Murray State University where she studied elementary education. She has over 12 years of experience working with children of all age groups. Ms. Anna enjoys working with our Cardinal Preschool classroom and watching them master new skills.
  • Ms Sharon

    Ms Sharon

    Teacher
    Sharon brings several years of caregiving experience to our Goddard support team! She is originally from Houston TX and moved to Tennessee while in her 20's. Sharon loves ancestry, reading, and spending time with her family. Ms Sharon has been a great addition to our Cardinal Preschool classroom!
  • Ms Carol

    Ms Carol

    Teacher
    Ms. Carol joins the Preschool Owls classroom as a Co-lead Teacher. Ms. Carol brings over 20 years of experience of working with children as a nanny and, special needs Teacher to our Preschool Owls classroom. Carol also enjoys travel, movies and is an accomplished singer!
  • Ms Pamulia

    Ms Pamulia

    Teacher
    Ms. Pam grew up in Knoxville and received a Bachelor's degree from the University of TN. Ms. Pam has experience working in 5 Williamson County Elementary schools and brings 18 years of experience to Goddard Berry Farms. Ms. Pam has 3 children and 7 grandchildren, as well as a cat named Pumpkin and a Toy Poodle named Hershey!
  • Ms Jamie

    Ms Jamie

    Teacher
    Ms. Jamie has been watching children excel as an early education teacher for over 14 years, with the past 4 years in our Pre-Kindergarten Toucan classroom. She has two boys, Jordan, and Jase, and is involved in her church and spending time with family.
  • Ms Mary

    Ms Mary

    Teacher
    Ms. Mary Ellen received her degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Elementary Education. Ms. Mary Ellen brings over 28 years of working with children to our Toucan Pre-Kindergarten classroom! She enjoys spending time with family, reading, watching movies, and going on walks with her dog.
  • Ms Emily

    Ms Emily

    Teacher
    Ms. Emily received her Master's in Education from Trevecca Nazarene University and has over 5 years of teaching experience in early childhood. Ms. Emily is married with a 3-year-old girl. She enjoys camping and family activities. Ms. Emily is excited to join our Specialist Staff.
  • Ms Julie

    Ms Julie

    Specialist
    Ms. Julie has an Associates Degree in Accounting from Acadiana Technical College in Lafayette, LA. Ms. Julie also attended the University of LA with course study in Education. Ms. Julie will be working in various classrooms as a Specialist Teacher. She has several years of Early Childhood experience and loves to read, scrapbook, and spend time with family.
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