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 Josh

    Mr Josh

    Owner
    Jill and I built Goddard Lake Houston in 2016. Both NAEYC and Cognia accredited, Goddard Lake Houston is the premier private childcare, preschool, kindergarten, before & after school care, & summer camp experience in northeast Houston. We are excited to be a part of the Lake Houston community and we are honored to play a role in your child’s early childhood development! We are committed to helping your child achieve excellence now and in the future. Our proprietary curriculum, Wonder of Learning (WOL), is inquiry-based, scientifically proven, and at the forefront of early childhood development. WOL aligns perfectly with Fun Learning EXperience (FLEX), a proven philosophy that tells us children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun. Together, FLEX and WOL ensure your child will receive a well-rounded experience making them confident, joyful, and fully prepared students. We are glad to have your family as part of the Goddard Lake Houston family!
  •  Rebecca

    Rebecca

    Director
    Mrs. Rebecca is the Director at Goddard Lake Houston. She has 35 years of experience, 23 years in leadership. She has experience working for profit, non-profit, corporate, and small childcare centers. Rebecca currently is a member of NAEYC and Reggio Children, both benchmarks for high quality early childhood education. She manages 2 Assistant Directors and all our Teachers. In her role, she oversees all aspects of our operation, including health & safety, staffing, training, scheduling, and much more. Mrs. Rebecca is passionate about early childhood development and believes that all children deserve a quality early start to learning. She loves helping children grow and develop and she enjoys meeting new families. Mrs. Rebecca enjoys reading true crime books and watching scary movies. However, her favorite activity is riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle through the mountains with her husband. She holds a degree in Child Development and a CDA and is a State of Texas Certified
  • Miss Niesha

    Miss Niesha

    Assistant Director
    Miss Niesha is an Assistant Director at Goddard Lake Houston. She joined us in October 2022. Niesha has 13 years experience in the early childhood education industry. She wears many, many hats during the course of any day: Interacting with parents, running the building, doing tours, helping teachers, on and on. Niesha is our Health & Safety lead, which includes monthly mock quality assurance audits and conducting fire, intruder, and severe weather drills. Miss Niesha loves being around and interacting with children of all ages. She enjoys reading books with children and loves singing and dancing with them…Any music will do but her favorite is instructional/move & grove Miss Niesha recently completed Goddard Systems Director Training and she is pursuing her State of Texas Director License. She attended University of Southern Mississippi where she excelled at intramural basketball and walked on to the University team. Miss Niesha enjoys spending time with her family.
  •  Ashley

    Ashley

    Office Administrator
    Miss Ashley is our office administrator. She has been in the early childhood development industry for over a year. Miss Ashley loves working and being around children. She previously worked with infants and toddlers before starting at Goddard. Miss Ashley is excited to be working in the office learning something new everyday. You'll probably find her with a smile on her face, a coffee in hand, running around, and making sure that everything is running smoothly. Outside the office Miss Ashley enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Greyson and going to aquariums. She loves spending time with her family especially her mom and step-dad. She is a proud auntie to her niece and nephew. Miss Ashley is a dog mom to her two dogs Duke & Daisy. She loves taking them to the park and taking them on adventures in the car.
  •  Alyzae

    Alyzae

    Infant Teacher
    Miss. Alyzae is a teacher in our Bunnies and Bumble Bee classrooms. She has 3 years in childhood development industry, she loves to encourage our babies to explore and learn new things. Miss Alyzae has a passions for working with children and enjoys helping them meet their developmental milestones. She is excited to creating a warm and fun learning classroom for our infants. Miss Alyzae enjoys keeping the babies engaged in sensory play watching them explore new textures by sight and touch allows each baby to try something new. She love to read books to our kiddos allow them to hear and learn new words and exploring a new world in a book. Her favorite book is the Very Hungry Caterpillar By Eric Carle. She loves all things animals and beauty. Favorite thing to do is to spend time with her family and friends outside of work. In her free time, she likes perfecting her craft and enjoys making people look beautiful by styling their hair and doing makeup.
  •  Emma

    Emma

    Infant Support Staff
    Miss Emma has 2 years of experience in early childhood education. She is excited to be apart of the children's lives and see them meet all the first milestones. It is so special to be apart of their journey. Miss Emma is happy to be following the inquiry-based curriculum wonder of learning Miss Emma is passionate about providing a safe and nurturing environment for the kids. She wants all the children to feel loved and cared for. She is excited to the journeys and memories she's going to make while being here at Goddard Lake Houston. Outside of the classroom miss Emma enjoys spending time with family, friends, and pets. She loves shopping, especially antiquing, and home decorating.
  •  Emma

    Emma

    Bunnies Infant Teacher
    Miss Emma is a teacher in our Bunnies & Bumble bee classrooms. She has 6 years experience in the Early Childhood Development industry. Miss Emma loves our inquiry-based curriculum Wonder of Learning. She enjoys exploring art with our babies. Miss Emma is excited to help our babies master their developmental milestones. Miss Emma is super engaging and nurturing which allows her to slow down and better understanding each child individually. She loves to read and sing to the children. Her favorite books to read are Dr. Suess books, Especially “Oh the places you’ll go” and her favorite song to sing is the “Itsy Bitsy Spider”. She is compassionate and understanding and takes pride in helping each child learn and grow to their fullest potential. Miss Emma enjoys spending time with her friends and family, camping And shopping. She also enjoys relaxing, traveling and cooking. Miss Emma has 2 dogs, Wrangler and King.
  •  Marissa

    Marissa

    Infant Teacher
    Miss Marissa is an assistant teacher in our bunny's classroom. She has several years of experience with early childhood development. Miss Marissa Assists her lead teachers in the classroom during curriculum-based learning activities, diapering, nap time, and explorative playtime. She helps keep the class in tip top shape during the day and for the day ahead. Miss Marissa enjoys spending her days bonding with the kids in her class, making long lasting bonds, watching them grow, and reaching new milestones everyday. She loves reading books to them especially the very hungry caterpillar by Eric Carle, which has been her favorite book since she was a child. She also loves singing “I’m bringing home a baby bumble bee” Miss Marissa loves spending time her free time with friends and family, watching movies, listening to music, and playing cornhole. She also has a basset hound named Beau Cefus.
  •  Stacy

    Stacy

    Infants Support Staff
    Miss Stacy is a support teacher in our bunnies/ bumble bee classrooms. She has 20 years in the early childhood development industry. Miss Stacy loves taking care of kids and watching them grow. She started off babysitting as a teenager for family and friends. She wants to thanks The Goddard School for giving her this great opportunity. Miss Stacy is happy to be learning about our curriculum wonder of learning and implementing it with the babies in her classrooms. Her favorite thing about her classroom is being able to watch the babies learn and grow. She loves babies and is so happy to be working ad taking care of them. Miss Stacy is from Clarksville Tennessee and is new to the Houston area. She has 2 adult sons and 3 grandchildren. Two of her grandchildren are here with her. he used to also assist with Sunday school back home.
  • Miss Hilda

    Miss Hilda

    Lead Butterflies
    Miss Hilda is the Lead Teacher in the Butterflies classroom. She has 15 years’ experience in the early childhood development industry and is Goddard Lake Houston’s longest tenured teacher! Hilda is Goddard Lake Houston’s version of Big Ben…She is always on time, never absent, and opens our building EVERY morning…She is an all-star and super consistent! Miss Hilda loves her classroom and won’t let anybody mess with it! As you might think, she has a very specific way she wants her classroom run, especially curriculum & cleaning. Miss Hilda is dedicated, works very hard, and has an amazing way of teaching 1-year-olds so much in a short period of time. Her class even sits at the table and eats lunch together (most of the time). She is super task oriented and won’t stop until the job is done. Hilda has 2 children, Melissa (34) and Mikayla (26), and 1 granddaughter, Luna (2).
  • Mrs Mary

    Mrs Mary

    Butterflies Support Staff
    Mrs. Mary is Support Staff in the Butterflies Classroom. She has 27 years experience in the early childhood education industry. She enjoys watching the children grow through active play and hands on experiences. Mrs. Mary is very affectionate and nurturing. She loves hugging the children and singing and dancing with them…You will probably catch her teaching the children her latest, most awesome dance moves! Mrs. Mary enjoys interior design, listening to music, and spending time with her family. Mary has 2 sons, Alfred & Charles.
  •  Haley

    Haley

    Butterflies Support Staff
    Miss Haley has 2 years of experience in early childhood education. She is excited to be apart of the children's lives and see them accomplish so much. She is so happy to be apart of their journey’s . Miss Haley is happy to be following the inquiry-based curriculum wonder of learning. Miss Haley is passionate about building bonds and relationships with the children. She is most excited about all the games she’ll play with the butterfly's class. She can’t wait to watch her little friends learn new words and fun educational activities. She is excited to see their progress and growth while in her class. Outside of the classroom miss Haley loves spending time with her family and dogs. She loves to shop and be around her friends. She has been babysitting family members since she was young. Miss Haley lives by the saying “ Teamwork makes the dream work.”
  •  Amanda

    Amanda

    Support Staff Turtles
    Mrs. Amanda is one of our support staff in our Chipmunks classroom. She is new to early childhood development industry but is eager to learn and create a nurturing environment for our kiddos. Passionate about nurturing young minds, she finds joy in witnessing children’s growth and learning journey. Mrs. Amanda is committed to providing a happy and secure learning environment. Engaging in interactive activities like circle time. Mrs. Amanda delights in teaching children about shapes, colors, alphabets, and counting. Outside of the classroom Mrs. Amanda enjoys painting, reading, and playing video games. Together with her husband Javier, she relishes in weekend outings, particularly going to the movie theater. Mrs. Amanda is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, aspiring to fulfill her dream of becoming a second-grade teacher.
  • Miss Melissa

    Miss Melissa

    Frogs Teacher
    Miss Melissa is the lead teacher in our Frogs classroom. She has 8 years experience in the early childhood development industry. Miss Melissa enjoys teaching Wonder of Learning and she incorporates life skills, such as hygiene, into the lessons. She makes sure the children are reaching age-appropriate learning milestones and benchmarks. Miss Melissa is passionate about helping children learn and grow. Her favorite thing to do in the classroom is arts crafts, especially painting. Miss Melissa goes above and beyond in the classroom. She treats every child with respect and helps them navigate their emotions and behaviors. She also helps with potty training. Miss Melissa likes to go on nature walks, do yoga, and travel. She LOVES reading, especially personal development books. Miss Melissa enjoys playing games and cooking out with friends and family. She has an Associate Degree of Science and is the second oldest of 11 children!
  •  Aaliyah

    Aaliyah

    Frogs Support Staff
    Miss Aaliyah is a support teacher in the frog's classroom. She is passionate about making sure a child is feeling loved in a fun learning environment. Miss Aaliyah wants to connect with each child and wants them to feel like school is another safe place besides home. Miss Aaliyah’s favorite thing to do with the kids is circle time and working on activities where the kids can Express their creativity through art, singing, and learning while having fun. She loves watching the little minds work and flow with creativity. Outside of work miss Aaliyah loves to travel. She enjoys trying new foods, exploring new places, and gaining new experiences. She also enjoys spending time with her mom, she is her best friend. Miss Aaliyah is currently going to Sam Houston State University for Kinesiology.
  • Mrs Kristen

    Mrs Kristen

    Lead Chipmunks Teacher
    Mrs. Kristen is our lead teacher in the chipmunk's classroom. She has 5 years experience in the early childhood development industry. Mrs. Kristen utilizes our inquiry-based curriculum, Wonder of Learning, to lead small group activities. She encourages individualism of children through dramatic play and helps keep the classrooms organized and on schedule. Mrs. Kristen enjoys playing one-on-one with the children. You will probably find her leading a dance party and singing. Her favorite kid song is Freeze Dance. Mrs. Kristen does her best to help children understand their emotions and how to effectively communicate those feelings to others. Mrs. Kristen loves all sports including soccer, fishing, and volleyball. She is married to Wesley (1 year) and has a son, Mateo (10). Mrs. Kristen holds a bachelor of science degree in Psychology from the University of St. Thomas (May 2023).
  •  Lauren

    Lauren

    Chipmunks Support Staff
    Miss Lauren is one of our support staff in our chipmunk's classroom. She has been in the early childhood development industry for 4 years. She had previously worked with infants and 2-year-olds. Miss Lauren loves working and being around children. She is excited to be working with the inquiry-based curriculum wonder of learning. Miss Lauren is excited to provide a loving and fun classroom. She loves helping the children learn exciting new skills. She is ready to see the excitement and smiles on the children's faces when they learn new things Outside of the classroom miss Lauren loves spending time with her family and friends. Even though she doesn’t have any children of her own she cherishes spending time with her friends' children. She also loves grabbing all kinds of coffee and going on road trips.
  • Miss Diamond

    Miss Diamond

    Lead Squirrels Teacher
    Miss Diamond is the lead teacher in our squirrel's at Goddard Lake Houston classrooms. She has 8 years experience in the early childhood development industry. Miss Diamond ensures each child is learning at an individual pace while staying on schedule and task with the class. She encourages and nurtures her kiddos to success. Miss Diamond is patient and AMAZING at potty training! Miss Diamond loves singing and dancing with the class. She gets on the same level of the children so that she can understand their mindset. Miss Diamond helps her children grow intellectually and physically, but especially socially. She is always smiling and laughing with the children. Miss Diamond enjoys outdoor activities, such as camping, fishing, and hunting. Her favorite park for camping is Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Campground near Prairie View, Texas. She has 2 children, Tari (6) and Nalorie (2).
  •  Morgan

    Morgan

    Squirrels Support Staff
    Miss Morgan is Support Staff in our Squirrels classrooms. She has 1 year in the early childhood development industry. She tries her very best to connect with each child in the classroom. Miss Morgan is always ready to have fun and make them laugh. She feels that communicating with parents is important because it allows the child to flourishes. Miss Morgan is passionate about creating a classroom that is fun and allows the children learn and grow. You can catch her running around the classroom keeping the children engaged, and if your lucky you may even catch her doing yoga with the class. Miss Morgan is vey hands on and like to make sure every child is happy while at school. Miss Morgan loves spending time with her family in her free time. She has 1 older sister, 1 younger brother, and is a proud Auntie to two nephews. She is a pet mommy to a lovely English bulldog named Shiloh. She is a proud 2023 Texas Southern University graduate with a bachelor’s in Health Science.
  • Miss Stephanie

    Miss Stephanie

    Teacher
    Miss Stephanie is a teacher in our Foxes classroom. She has 1 year experience in the early childhood development industry. Miss Stephanie enjoys teaching our inquiry-based curriculum, Wonder of Learning. She adapts the lesson plans so that the children are most likely to understand the lesson and retain what they have learned. Miss Stephanie believes in learning while having fun, but also likes to keep the classroom on a scheduled for consistency and routine. Miss Stephanie builds a relationship with each child individually. This relationship leads to trust, which leads to a great learning environment. She makes learning interesting and fun by always being enthusiastic. Miss Stephanie does her most effective teaching in small groups. Miss Stephanie is an avid sports fan. Her favorite teams are the Houston Astros and the Dallas Cowboys. She has 3 dogs that look just like Scooby Doo. Miss Stephanie is pursuing a degree in Business Management at San Jacinto College.
  •  Donetta

    Donetta

    Foxes Teacher
    Mrs. Donetta is Support Staff in our Foxes classrooms. She has 7 years in the early childhood development industry. She plans to implement the Wonder Of Learning curriculum and make her student excited about learning. Mrs. Donetta plans are to make ensure that each child master their development milestone and is ready to kindergarten. Mrs. Donetta is passionate about small group teaching because it will allow her the opportunity to see each student's strength and weakness while allowing her to help them strive academically. She is looking forward to creating a unique bond with each student in her class. Mrs. Donetta loves watching tv, shopping and listening to music in her free time. She has been married for 3 years to her husband (John). Mrs. Donetta has 2 children Journey(8) and
  • Miss Keila

    Miss Keila

    Teacher
    Miss Keila is a teacher in our Bears classroom. She started her career at the Children’s Museum of Houston and has 6 years experience in the early childhood development industry. Miss Keila focuses on building a foundation of learning so that the children will become confident learners. Her classroom is structured but fun so that the children in her classroom are well prepared for success in kindergarten. Miss Keila is a creative teacher who always displays evidence of learning in her classroom. She believes one can get the most out of children by breaking down learning into small, understandable pieces. Miss Keila is well organized and stays on schedule (most of the time). Miss Keila loves to bake; especially pumpkin bread and white chocolate chip Macadamia nut cookies. She has a cat named Rigel (the brightest start in the Orion constellation). Keila has a Bachelor of Human Development and a Masters of Education of Curriculum & Instruction, both from University of Houston.
  • Mrs Tiffany

    Mrs Tiffany

    Kindergarten Teacher
    Mrs. Tiffany is our Private Kindergarten teacher in the Owls classroom. She has 9 years experience in the early childhood development industry and is one of Goddard Lake Houston’s longest tenured teachers! Mrs. Tiffany focuses individually on each child and makes learning fun. She teaches directly to the State of Texas TEKS. Each year she covers all kindergarten TEKS in the first 85% of the academic year, using the remaining 15% of the year to teach 1st grade TEKS to our Private Kindergarteners. Mrs Tiffany enjoys shaping the minds of young children. She is hard working, patient, and dedicated to making sure all of her students are extremely well prepared to excel in 1st grade and beyond. Mrs. Tiffany enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and fishing. She has a bachelors degree in Psychology. Mrs. Tiffany is married to Jimmy (2 years) and has 3 children: Jaxin (9), Emma (7), and Johnie (1).
  • Miss Morgan

    Miss Morgan

    Teacher School Age
    Miss Morgan is a teacher in our Owls classroom. She has 7 years experience in the early childhood development industry. Miss Morgan feels it is important to connect with each child individually in the classroom. She talks to them, listens to them, and tries to understand their feelings and issues. Her goal is to ensure they feel safe and that they are learning and having FUN, FUN, FUN! Miss Morgan is nurturing and outgoing, even bubbly. She always has a smile on her face and communicates well with parents. Miss Morgan makes sure there are always multiple activities for the children to enjoy in the classroom and outside. Our After Schoolers and Summer Campers love her! Miss Morgan enjoys hanging out with her friends and family and is a foodie, Mexican is her favorite.
  • Miss Aurora

    Miss Aurora

    Kitchen
    Miss Aurora is the Kitchen Manager at Goddard Lake Houston. She has 11 years experience, 2 years experience in the food service industry. Miss Aurora keeps our kitchen organized and super clean. She does all our ordering for meals and snacks, ensuring that each child receives appropriately nutritional food. Miss Aurora also drives a bus for before and after school drop off and pick up. Miss Aurora is soft spoken and honest. She is understanding, open minded, and kind to everyone. Miss Aurora is flexible and willing to do whatever is needed and whatever it takes to get the job done. She is detail oriented and likes to see tasks to conclusion. Miss Aurora likes to do yoga and read, especially thriller & suspense novels. She enjoys baking and cooking for family. Miss Aurora has 2 cats, Silver and Luna.
  •  Vivian

    Vivian

    Floater
    Mrs. Vivian is a floater and will be going from classroom to classroom helping where needed. Mrs. Vivian loves the idea of getting to work with all the teachers and the kids in their classrooms. She is happy to be learning how all the classrooms are run and implementing the wonder of learning curriculum. Mrs. Vivian is very outgoing and loves working with children of all ages. She is happy to be working in all the different areas that she’s needed. She is happy to learn and work with our inquiry- based curriculum and implement it in all the different classrooms that she will be in. Mrs. Vivian comes from a big family of 7 kids. She has 4 older sisters, 3 older brothers, and she is the youngest. She loves spending time with her grandchildren who are 3 years old, and 6 months old.
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