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.


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. 

  • Ms Cyndi

    Ms Cyndi

    On-Site Owner
    My name is Cyndi Murphy and I am the on-site owner at the Goddard School located in Murfreesboro TN. I am thrilled to be opening a Goddard School in Murfreesboro, bringing the best quality education and care to the families in the surrounding area. I am a firm believer in the Goddard program as I was a Goddard corporate employee for 9 years and my responsibility was supporting franchisees and directors by opening new schools throughout the country. It was the most rewarding job I have ever had, until now. I am passionate about Early Childhood Education. I possess a Master's Degree in ECE and have been in the profession for over 37 years. I'm looking forward to partnering with your family in the education and care of your children.
  •  Alicia


    Education Director
    Ms. Alicia has 17 years of experience working in early childhood education. She is a former lead teacher, employee and mentor trainer, and assistant director. She has a true passion for growing big hearts for God and setting an educational foundation as well as helping lead others to grow in their teaching career. She enjoys spending time with her extended family, making memories with friends, attending church followed by Sunday brunch, home projects, and going on adventures with her husband and three children. As for hobbies, Ms. Alicia enjoys making things with her Cricut, shopping, and living life to the fullest!
  •  Samantha


    Office Manager
    Ms. Sam is currently working on her Child Development Credential. She has three years 'experience working professionally with children. She loves reading, hiking, crafting, and hanging out with friends.
  •  Laila


    Floating Teacher's Assistant
    Ms. Laila is currently working on her bachelor's degree in child development and family studies at MTSU. She enjoys working with children and volunteering in the church nursery. Ms. Laila likes top golf, swimming, painting, crafts, and movies.
  •  Colton


    Pre-K 2 Teacher
    Mr. Colton has an Associate's degree in Speech and Theatre from Motlow State Community College. He has 2 years teaching experience in a private preschool setting. Colton enjoys spontaneous road trips and playing Dungeons and Dragons.
  •  Krista


    Preschool Teacher
    Ms. Krista is currently a senior in college pursuing a bachelor's degree in English education and a minor in Spanish. She has experience in childcare, the YMCA, and teaching Spanish at a preschool. Ms. Krista enjoys going to estate sales, exercising, and spending time with family.
  •  Lily


    Toddler Teacher
    Ms. Lily has experience raising her four-year-old son and is excited to be in the classroom after many years in customer service. She enjoys reading, hiking, and kayaking.
  •  Sydney


    Preschool Teacher
    Ms. Sydney has been teaching young children professionally for two years. She is currently working on her Child Development Credential. Ms. Sydney has some college experience already but hopes to complete her degree in Early Childhood Education in the future. She enjoys reading, playing video games, hiking, singing, musical theatre, watching movies, and spending time with loved ones.
  •  Shelly


    Infant 2 Teacher
    Ms. Shelly graduated from MTSU with a Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies K-8. She has experience working with children for over 20 years. Ms. Shelly is a mom, wife, church VBS volunteer, and loves scrapbooking and animals.
  •  Janice


    Floating Teacher's Assistant
    Ms. Janice has worked professionally with children for 21 years. She has experience as a teacher and director. Ms. Janice enjoys crafting, reading, and traveling.
  •  Olivia


    Kitchen Manager
    Ms. Olivia has an associate's degree in computer science. She loves to teach children in Sunday school and has a 2-year-old daughter. Ms. Olivia likes cooking, reading, and swimming.
  •  Kelsey


    Toddler Teacher
    Kelsey will be graduating next semester from Motlow State Community College with an Associates Degree. She has spent many years working with young children and has 2 young children of her own. Kelsey enjoys doing crafts and being with her family.
  •  Shelly


    Preschool 2 Teacher
    Ms. Shelly has over 20 years of experience in childcare. She spent many of those years teaching preschool and as a scout leader for boys and girls of all ages. Ms. Shelly enjoys crafting, making wreaths,and is a proud soccer mom to her daughter.
  •  Leanne


    Infant Teacher
    Leanne has a Master's Degree in English Composition. She has been working with children in an early education center for 2 years prior to coming to Goddard. Leanne enjoys reading, baking and playing games.
  •  DeAndra


    Infant Teacher
    Ms. DeAndra attended Community College and University to further her education. She has been and educational assistant for 5 years and has been working with children since she was a teenager. DeAndra loves music, cultural foods, and homework.
  •  Presley


    Floating Teacher's Assistant
    Presley has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, a minor in Special Education and is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Psychology. Presley has experience workign in a child care setting in a Toddler Classroom. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, working out, and watching her little brother's sports activities.
  •  Hsui


    Junior Kindergarten Teacher
    Jane has a Master's Degree and has worked with children since 1992. She taught English in Taiwan and was a lead Pre-K teacher in her career as well. Jane enjoys reading, drawing, and listening to music.
  •  Kayla


    First Steps 2
    Kayla has a BS in Marketing. She comes to us with 8 years of experience as a nanny and child care educator. She enjoys crafts, video games and going to pilates class.
  •  Addison


    Floating Teacher's Assistant
    Addison is a student at MTSU studying Education as a minor. She has experience with children in a babysitting capacity and is excited to get into the field of education working with children at The Goddard School. Outside of work Addison enjoys reading, painting, spending time with her family and planting.
  •  Delaney


    Pre-K Teacher
    Delaney has a Bachelor's Degree in Art History from University of TN Chattanooga. She has been working with children for many years. Outside of work Delaney enjoys hiking, walking her dog, and listening to podcasts.
  •  Ruby


    Floating Teacher's Assistant
    Ms. Ruby is attending MTSU majoring in Elementary Education. She has worked at the Preschool at her church and enjoys working with children. She likes to read in her spare time as well as enjoy her favorite Starbucks drink.
  •  Paige


    Pre-K Teacher
    Ms. Paige has experience working with 2 and 3 year old children. She is excited to work with our Pre-K children. Outside of work she enjoys painting, fishing, and taking care of her cows.
  •  Seaira


    First Steps 2
    Seaira has experience working with children in both a nanny role, volunteering at church and being a mother herself. In her spare time Seaira enjoys spending time with her family, being outside and cooking.
  •  Kourtnei


    Preschool 2
    Kourtnei has a Bachelor's Degree in Integrated Studies. She has experience working with children in a church setting for several years. Outside of work Kourtnei loves to read, listen to music and cook.
  •  Ashley


    Floating Teacher's Assistant
    Ms. Ashley has completed college courses and has worked in Murfreesboro City Schools. Ms. Ashley has 3 children of her own and enjoys being home with her family in her spare time.
  •  Maria


    Maria has an AA in Accounting. She has spent 3 years teaching in a licensed center. In Maria's spare time she enjoys walking, spending time with family and sewing.
  •  Clair


    Get Set Teacher
    Clair has an AA is Child Development and Family Studies from MTSU. She has experience working with elementary school age children as well as preschool children. In her spare time Clair enjoys shopping, being outdoors, going to the movies and spending time with her family.
  •  Katie


    Junior K 1
    Ms Katie has an Associates Degree and is working on her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Katie teaches piano to young children and also has experience working in an early education program. In her spare time, she loves music, reading, and studying languages. Ms. Katie speaks Japanese and Spanish.
  •  LaVanda


    JK Part Time Closer
    Ms. Lavanda has 28 years of experience working with children in various settings. She graduated from Southwestern Illinois State University. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, spending time with family and church activities.
  •  Caylin


    Ms. Caylin has been teaching young children professionally for the last eight years. She enjoys loving and caring for young children as well as watching them learn. She is a proud mom of two and enjoys spending time with her family.
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