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 Shibani

    Ms Shibani

    Ms. Shibani is the proud owner of The Goddard School of Katy. She holds a Master's degree in Computer science with 25+ years experience in the technology. She is our onsite owner who loves children and is passionate about early childhood education.
  • Ms Alexandra

    Ms Alexandra

    Center Director
    Ms. Alex is originally from Colombia and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She is an experienced childcare administrator with over ten years of experience working with Early Childhood Education. Her Director’s Credentials are from the State of Texas. Ms. Alex has a deep love for children and realizes that as they are the leaders of the future, they need to grow in an emotionally and physically safe environment. In addition, she knows that children’s curiosity drives learning since they learn through play. She ensures all individual student needs are recognized and supported in her roles as a teacher and director. She greatly values the connection between the students and the teacher. Ms. Alex sees the parent, teacher, and school coalition as an opportunity for everyone to contribute their specialized knowledge, which is a win-win situation for all.
  • Ms Pamela

    Ms Pamela

    Assistant Director
    Mrs. Pamela has worked in early childhood education for over six years. While working, she had the opportunity to wear many hats, from teacher to Operation Manager. Pamela has a Degree in Social Services and a vast range of knowledge from yoga to robotics. This includes 500 hours of required training for a Yoga Trainer and multiple hours of in-service training as a Robotics Instructor. Mrs. Pamela feels that teaching is her passion and loves to plant the seed of knowledge. She believes each child is unique and deserves opportunities to better themselves. Mrs. Pamela can not wait to be a part of your child’s early childhood education.
  • Ms Nivedita

    Ms Nivedita

    Ms. Nivvy has a master's degree in electrical engineering from Cleveland State University. She found her passion in early childhood learning once she had two sons. She loves teaching her children and engaging their creativity through crafts and storytelling. She lives with her two sons and her husband in Cinco Ranch, Katy. Ms. Nivvy loves traveling, cooking, and hiking nature trails with her family. Her favorite activity is reading the stories of "The Berenstain Bears" with her boys. She is excited to join "The Goddard School" family and looks forward to meeting you.
  • Ms Ana

    Ms Ana

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Ana has a bachelor's degree in Law. However, she found her way back to working in Early Childhood. She has a gift and knows this is where she belongs. Working with children is her passion, and she finds great joy in the happiness they bring into her life, as well as being able to bring happiness, growth, and development to their lives. She believes every child is unique, and giving them love and meeting their needs is her priority. Ms. Ana believes that early childhood learning is the building block of knowledge children need to instill a lifelong love of learning. Further, she believes that learning goes hand in hand with teacher and parent involvement. Ms. Ana strives to provide a safe environment where children can actively explore and discover new materials.
  • Ms Aryana

    Ms Aryana

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Aryana was born and raised in Texas. She has worked with children for three years and believes she always leans from children. She plans on continuing her early childhood education. She enjoys fostering the children's curiosity about the world around them. She believes that every child blossoms when they are positively nurtured and are made to feel safe. Ms. Aryana's philosophy is to tailor lessons to benefit each child based on their personality. Her favorite part about working with children is seeing them accomplish and overcome tasks they formerly struggled with. She will further her education in this field by pursuing her CDA in Infant and Toddler Development. Her favorite book is "Goodnight, Moon."
  • Ms Marie Allison

    Ms Marie Allison

    Lead Teacher
    Mrs. Allison has been in Houston for twenty years and comes with twenty-three years of teaching experience. She attended Lone Star College and had a CDA in early childhood education. On her time off, she enjoys spending time with her family traveling. Her passion for teaching comes from growing up in a large family, being the youngest of nineteen. Her daily goal is to encourage each child to shine like a diamond.
  • Ms Jesenia

    Ms Jesenia

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Jesenia is originally from New Jersey and recently moved to the great state of Texas. She started her college journey at Montclair State University and then transferred to the University of Houston. Ms. Jesenia comes to Goddard with five years of experience in the classroom, bringing curiosity and energy to inspire her students. Her favorite children's book is "Where the Wild Things Are," and her favorite song is "Make a Circle for a Great Circle Time." She promises to make her classroom a great learning experience for all her students.
  • Ms Madeleyn

    Ms Madeleyn

    Ms. Madeleyn is from Venezuela and comes to us with an engineering degree. This is her first experience working with young children. She feels blessed to work with children from 18 to 24 months because they are most curious about the world around them, and she is happy to help them discover it. Ms. Madeleyn loves being outside and going to the park with her dog, Apolo. Her favorite children’s songs are “Freeze Dance” and “The Floor is Lava.” She can’t wait to meet each of you and start her journey here at Goddard.
  • Ms Magdi

    Ms Magdi

    Ms. Magdi comes to us from Venezuela with open arms and heart. She has a degree in economics from Zulia University. Ms. Magdi wants to teach her students the importance of being proactive and responsible for their daily choices. Her favorite childhood book is "Charlotte's Web," and her favorite song is "Bingo, Is his name." She feels like working with children is incredibly rewarding as she loves the opportunity to engage with future generations actively.
  • Ms Maria Lourdes

    Ms Maria Lourdes

    Ms. Maria is new to early childhood education; however, comes with a lifetime of wisdom and experience. She has a degree in humanities from her country, Venezuela, where she served as Prosecutor of the Public Ministry for twenty-five years, defending the rights of women, adolescents, and children. Ms. Maria is very excited to join our Goddard team and grateful for the opportunity to help our students become everything they inspire to be.
  • Ms Reyna

    Ms Reyna

    Mrs. Reyna has been working with children for more than 20 years. She enjoys working with toddlers because they are fun. Throughout the year, Reyna has enjoyed learning and growing with the Goddard School. She believes children should be able to learn and grow uniquely. Her goal is to help enrich the lives of each child and help them accomplish their full potential.
  • Ms Gloriany

    Ms Gloriany

    Kitchen Manager
    Ms. Gloriany comes from Venezuela and has a degree in Mechanical Engineering, leading her to work in the oil industry for three years. Her life changed with the birth of her son back in 2015. Her son showed her the infinite love of children. As Venezuelan poet Andres Eloy Blanco said, “When you have a child, you have all the children in the world….” She loves seeing happy children, which led her to develop other abilities making paper crafts and whimsical decorations with balloons. At “The Goddard School,” Ms. Gloriany enjoys seeing the smiles on the children’s faces when she brings them their healthy and delicious meals and snacks daily.
  • Ms Maria Lilian

    Ms Maria Lilian

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Lili is originally from El Salvador and moved to the great state of Texas in 2020. She comes to Goddard with ten years of experience in the classroom, bringing curiosity and energy to inspire her students. Ms. Lili graduated and became a preschool teacher. She loves teaching, and her goal is to make learning fun. Her favorite children’s book is “Green Eggs and Ham,” and her favorite song is “You are my Sunshine.” She is a chocolate and coffee lover. She promises to make her classroom a great early learning experience for all her students. She is excited to be part of our infant class and looks forward to making this her best year.
  • Ms Shailis

    Ms Shailis

    Ms. Sally is from the Dominican Republic, an island in the Caribbean. Her passion is caring for infants. Ms. Sally knows their need to explore their new surroundings. She loves to sing and read to her infants every day. The safety of the infants is always on her mind while providing her full attention to each infant and their ever-changing world. Her favorite song is “We Go Together” from Grease. She wants a safe environment where children can learn, explore, and discover.
  • Ms Jayanti

    Ms Jayanti

    Lead Teacher
    Mrs. Jay holds a bachelor’s degree in Zoology and a Diploma in Information Technology. She brings over 4 1/2 years of early childhood teaching experience and secondary school teaching experience in Mathematics, Science, and Computer Science. She is excited to be a part of The Goddard School and cannot wait to know all our families. In her own words, her goal is to “inspire her students to follow their dreams, interests, and talents.”
  • Ms Mariangelica

    Ms Mariangelica

    Ms. Mariangelica was born in Venezuela, where she studied communication and public relations. Ms. Mariangelica is a mother of three boys. She moved to Houston in 2019. Her teaching style is mixed teaching, where the child can experience broad and complete learning between visual, auditory, and reading through games and dances. For her students, she hopes to establish a genuine relationship with them that allows us to nourish each other, earn their affection, and help and guide them in the critical stages of their lives. As for her parents, Ms. Mariangelica hopes to work as a team to achieve effective development and learning for each student. Her favorite childhood book is "The Little Prince." She feels happy to be part of children's early learning and see them grow daily in a safe, healthy, and comfortable environment.
  • Ms Tiffani

    Ms Tiffani

    Tiffani is a passionate educator who loves creating a fun and engaging learning environment. Her favorite childhood book is "Goodnight Moon," and she shares it with her daughter. She also loves the melody of "Part of Your World" from The Little Mermaid. Interestingly, Tiffani has a fear of Styrofoam, but she embraces a positive outlook on life. Her favorite quote is "It's okay to be a glow stick; sometimes you have to break before you shine."
  • Ms Angie

    Ms Angie

    Angie is a Houston-based facilitative educator from El Salvador and Mexico. She values critical thinking, student engagement, kindness, and knowledge. Angie enjoys Junie B. Jones books and "Lavenders Blue" tune, but fears bugs. She's guided by John F. Kennedy's quote, "One person can make a difference, and everyone should try it," and is committed to making a positive impact.
  • Ms Tiffany

    Ms Tiffany

    Tiffany is a passionate educator from Galveston who believes in creating an engaging and enriching experience for her students. She infuses fun into the learning process and cultivates a safe and inclusive classroom environment where every student feels respected and valued. Tiffany cherishes the story of "Corduroy" and loves the melody of "You Are My Sunshine".
  • Ms Mariedni

    Ms Mariedni

    Mrs. Mariedni takes delight in witnessing the vibrant development of children, guided by wonder and curiosity, with the loving support and enthusiasm of parents. Mariedni's favorite book is "Sometimes Mom Has Thunder in Her Head," she enjoys dance songs. Her unwavering belief is that no obstacle is too big to overcome, reflecting her optimistic outlook on life and challenges.
  • Ms Nelida

    Ms Nelida

    Nélida is an experienced educator who is passionate about guiding young minds. She believes that education can transform lives and sees teaching as a noble pursuit. Nélida enjoys working with children of all ages, from infants to prekindergarten students, and finds great satisfaction in fostering their skills, instilling discipline, promoting teamwork, and nurturing problem-solving abilities. With a penchant for enriching young minds, Nélida incorporates beloved literary works like "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" by Eric Carle and cherished songs such as "If You're Happy and You Know It" into her teaching repertoire, igniting joy and curiosity in her students.
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