Our Teachers

Our teachers blend the highest education standards with nurturing care to help foster well-rounded child development.


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. 

  •  Asli


    Franchise Owner
    Mrs. Asli is the proud owner of The Goddard School of Katy. A resident of the Katy area for more than twenty five years, she proudly has many ties to the community, residents and businesses in the area. Asli holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with many years of business experience in the oil and gas industry. With the birth of her first son, she truly felt a calling to work with children, and went back to school to get her Education degree and has worked as a teacher for many years. Asli and her husband Kirk have three boys and can be seen at various little league soccer, and baseball games and tournaments on the weekends. Asli is our onsite owner, and is passionate about early childhood education. She loves meeting families, and getting to know children's personalities. Stop by to personally receive a tour by Asli! See you at school!
  •  Dani


    Education Director
    Meet Ms. Danielle "Dani" who has been with our school since 2011! She is a mother to two amazing boys and has now had the pleasure of experiencing the Goddard program as a director and as a parent. Dani studied education at Sam Houston State University, and moved to Katy with her husband after college. She is the second oldest of ten siblings and has always loved being around children. Always eager to further her education in Early Childhood Development, Dani has completed a Child Development Associates degree and Director Certification. She is very passionate about making learning fun, and truly believes that when fun learning happens, more children participate and remember the lessons they are taught.
  •  JoAnn


    Operations Director
    Meet our Operations Director Ms. JoAnn. She has been with our school since 2014 and her main focus is the health and safety of all our little ones. JoAnn sees all of the children at Goddard as an extension of her own family and is dedicated to making sure they have the best experience at their home away from home. JoAnn started her career in early childhood education as a teacher working with infants through school-age children. JoAnn's passion for working with kids made her aspire to assist in their development from a higher level. Through the role of director, she has been able to mentor and coach teachers with her 20 plus years of experience.
  •  Angie


    First Steps
    Angie is originally from California and moved to Texas in 2007 with her husband. From a young age, she has always loved children whether it was babysitting her nephews and nieces or working in a preschool setting. Mrs. Angie joined our Goddard family in 2012 and has been bringing smiles to the faces of her little ones ever since. Angie has her Child Development Associate certification and knows that the early years build a foundation for a love of learning. Mrs. Angie's energetic personality and positive attitude make her a perfect fit for our First Steps class.
  •  Detra


    Young Toddlers
    Ms. Detra joined our team in 2020 with over 10 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Detra was born in South Boston, VA and moved to Texas back in 2002. While attending Hightower High School, she had her first job in childcare and loved it so much that she knew she had found her career path. She has been educating and caring for children ever since. Ms. Detra feels that children are the future and they deserve the best foundation possible to instill a love of learning. Ms. Detra feels grateful to be apart of the Goddard School and is looking forward to making contributions to her student’s growth and development. Some of her personal favorite books include Pete the Cat, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and the Llama Llama stories.
  •  Foster


    Before/After School & S.T.E.A.M. Enrichment Teacher
    Foster holds a degree in Education and Youth Studies from Beloit College in Wisconsin with a minor in Museum Studies. In addition to his education, Foster has over 10 years of experience working with children. He interned at the Rockford Children's Museum in Illinois, worked as a counselor for school age children at the YMCA, and worked at the Idea Lab. Joining our team has allowed him to further pursue his passion and love for working with children. Mr. Foster also leads our S.T.E.A.M. enrichment program throughout the school. He believes that his role as a teacher is to create an environment filled with positive guidance and encouragement so that the children can grow and thrive at their own pace.
  •  Jayme


    Preschool 1
    Ms. Jayme joins the Goddard School with over 8 years experience in Early Childhood Education. A native of Houston, TX, she is also a mother to two sweet girls. Ms. Jayme loves teaching all ages, but her favorite age of development is in the Preschool years! She aspires to continue her education in Early Childhood Education and become a certified teacher. Ms. Jayme loves music, dancing, and is a huge Disney fan. When she's not with her students at school, she spends her free time having fun adventures with her daughters. Ms. Jayme is happy to be a part of our Goddard family and looks forward to making a contribution to her student's growth and development.
  •  Jhoanna


    Mrs. Jhoanna brings culture and diversity to our school as a native of Venezuela, South America. She has also called Spain, Europe her home before residing in Katy, TX with her husband and two children. She loves the developmental stage of the Toddler age group because they are curious and eager to be more independent, a skill that she enjoys fostering. Mrs. Jhoanna hopes to provide compassion, hugs, and lots of love to all of the students in her care.
  •  LaMeika


    Ms. LaMeika is excited to be a part of the Goddard School as she continues her career in Early Childhood Education. Ms. LaMeika studied at Praire View A&M University and has been in the education field for over 10 years with each year bringing new experiences. Ms. LaMeika loves to see her students learn and grow and especially enjoys seeing them build self-confidence over time. Ms. LaMeika's teaching philosophy is that children should enjoy learning and that it is okay to make mistakes! She feels that children keep us young and they remind adults to keep an open mind. She is excited to contribute to your child's development as part of our Goddard family!
  •  Margarita


    Margarita has more than twenty-five years of experience in the childcare industry. She has been an infant teacher for twenty-three of these twenty-five years. Margarita just loves working with this age group. Margarita completed her CDA certification and she is always looking to further her education of teaching young children. She is passionate about facilitating an environment conducive for learning. Margarita is very happy to be a member of the Katy community and The Goddard School.
  •  Maria


    Preschool 3
    Maria holds a CDA certification and is a graduate of the Ashworth University Childcare Professional Program. She has been at Goddard and teaching in the preschool setting since 2011. She is excited to guide her students in exploring, learning, and having fun. Mrs. Maria is always entertained by the things her students say and do and she loves to witness when her students grasp the concepts she's teaching.
  •  Mwikali


    Mwikali started working with children in 1987 by volunteering in a kindergarten school in Nairobi, Kenya. She found that she loved it and thus started the journey in early childhood education. That same year, she enrolled in a two year kindergarten programme in Nairobi. Upon graduation she worked two years then went to Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. Children have always been a delight and pleasure to work with and she always said that they have kept her young. She has learned a lot about children over the years and knows that the experience that she will gain at the Goddard School will be one of growth, enrichment, and fulfillment. She hopes the same for the children in her class.
  •  Christiana


    We are so happy to introduce Ms. Christi! Ms. Christi is excited to be a part of the Goddard team. She is a recent graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University where she majored in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Early Childhood-6th grade. She joins us with a wealth of experience babysitting as well as experience with practicum hours in various schools and after-school care facilities. Getting to teach, learn with, care, and build relationships with children is such a JOY for Ms. Christi. Her personal teaching philosophy is that a relationship with her students has to be the foundation to teaching them. Knowing her students needs as individuals, their likes and dislikes only strengthens her ability to teach them. She looks forward to helping her students grow and develop at the Goddard School!
  •  Crystal


    Junior K
    Meet Ms. Crystal! Ms. Crystal joins our team with over 8 years experience. Most of her experience comes from being an enrichment leader for school age children at the YMCA in Kingwood. She prides herself on providing a safe and fun learning environment for her students to expand their young minds. Her personal teaching philosophy is to follow the golden rule, treat others as you would want to be treated. She truly loves being able to love, teach, and nurture children as they continue to grow!
  •  Desiree


    Get Set
    Meet Ms. Desiree! Desiree joins us with over 4 years experience working with young children. She thoroughly enjoys helping children meet their many milestones in their early years. Ms. Desiree is a native of Sealy, TX and has a twin brother and two younger siblings. Ms. Desiree loves coming to work everyday knowing that she is making a difference. She enjoys seeing her students smile, learn, and grow. She shares the belief that if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life.
  •  Irma


    Mrs. Irma has always had a passion for teaching children. She is a nurturer and quickly falls in love with the babies in her care. Mrs. Irma joins us with over 10 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. She is passionate about working with children and focuses on learning the unique interests, abilities, and learning styles of each of her students so that she is able to give them the individualized care they need. Her loving and energetic personality is a true asset to our Goddard family.
  •  Patricia


    Young Toddlers
    Patricia is a native of Venezuela and has lived in Texas for the past 11 years. A mother of three, Patricia believes that her maternal instincts and nurturing personality will benefit the children in her class. She loves to foster her students growth by first letting them experience things for themselves, and then offering subtle assistance. Patricia's ability to encourage a child's natural learning process makes her the ideal teacher for our PreToddler class.
  •  Maria


    Kitchen Manager
    Mrs. Maria joins our Goddard family as a mother of three. Maria focuses on learning the unique interests, abilities, and learning styles of each of her students so that she is able to give them the individualized care they need. Quite the comedian, Maria brings a light-hearted, fun energy to the classroom.
  •  Katherine


    We're so happy to introduce you to Ms. Kathy! Ms. Kathy was born in New Jersey but has been a part of the Katy community for most of her life. She attended Rylander Elementary, CRJH, and Cinco High School. Ms. Kathy has a twin sister and a brother. She enjoys working with kids and providing them with a loving, nurturing environment. Ms. Kathy loves showering her students with smiles, hugs, love, support, and positivity. She guides her students in the classroom using the philosophy that “The teacher has two tasks: to lead children to concentration and help them in their development afterward.” M.M.
  •  Eden


    Get Set
    Meet Mrs. Eden! Mrs. Eden has an abundance of experience working with children, starting when she was a sophomore in high school. She is originally from Hayward, California but has called Houston her home since 2009. Mrs. Eden is a mother to six amazing children and knows that routine and organization are essential in caring for children. She believes that early childhood education is her calling and that all children deserve a chance to learn and grow in a loving, nurturing environment. Her personal teaching philosophy is that consistency is the key to building relationships and routines in the classroom. We are so happy to have her as part of our Goddard family!
  •  Angel


    Preschool 3
    Meet Mrs. Angel! Mrs. Angel is a native of small town, TX (Jacksboro to be exact). She has been in the military since 2018 and is pursuing her education to become an ultrasound technician. Mrs. Angel's passion for working with children started when she was young. She's always known that she has the ability to motivate children to reach for the stars! In her experience as an early childhood professional, Mrs. Angel's favorite thing is seeing the children's smiling faces. She is looking forward to making an impact in her student's lives here at Goddard!
  •  Norka


    Infants II
    Ms. Norka is a native of Venezuela where she obtained her bachelors degree as a Medical Laboratory Technician. She relocated to Texas in 2021 with her son and is extremely family oriented. She began caring for her niece when she moved to Texas and enjoyed it so much that she chose to continue her career path in ECE. Her teaching philosophy is based on loving, recognizing, and nurturing the unique potential of each student and approaching them with compassion and empathy. She believes that creating an environment of acceptance and respect promotes growth. She is excited to care for and love on her students!
  •  Tristen


    Preschool 1
    We are thrilled to have Ms. Tristen as part of our Goddard family! Ms. Tristen is a recent graduate of the Art Institute of Houston where she obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Photography. She has been passionate about teaching since she was young and is currently working toward acquiring her teaching certificate in art education and social studies. Ms. Tristen puts an emphasis on encouraging children to express their creativity and wants to nurture their natural curiosity!
  •  Shirley Lorena

    Shirley Lorena

    Junior K
    Mrs. Lorena is a native of Venezuela where she obtained her degree in Human Resources. She joins our team with an abundance of experience working with all age groups as a teacher and as an administrator. Mrs. Lorena has a deep love for children and recognizes them as the leaders of the future. She feels that children should be able to learn and grow in an emotionally and physically safe environment where their individual needs are supported. She believes in the importance of working together with her team to provide the best opportunity possible for her students. She is excited to start this new chapter with the Goddard family!
  •  Juanita


    First Steps
    We're so happy to introduce you to Ms. Juanita! Ms. Juanita joins us with 2 years experience in childcare. She is the oldest of 4 and is extremely family oriented. Culture and languages are big interests of hers and she is excited to share her love of sign language with her students. Ms. Juanita loves helping her students reach their full potential while reaching developmental milestones in a loving, fun learning environment. She is excited to contribute to her students academic and social growth while they are in her class.
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