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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.

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. 

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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. 

 Ashish

Ashish

Owner
Ashish Gupta is the proud owner of The Goddard School of Katy (Ranch Point and Cinco North-West locations). He holds a Computer Engineering degree and over 27 years of cross-functional business management and technical experience. Ashish has served on the board of ISACA and is involved with GHP, IACCGH, TIE, HTC. He is also a member of Fulshear Chamber of Commerce, Friendswood Chamber of Commerce, Pearland Chamber of Commerce and Katy Chamber of Commerce. He is our onsite owner who is passionate about childhood education.
 Janet

Janet

Director
Meet Mrs. Janet Fahy, our Educational Director. Mrs. Fahy is very happy to be back at The Goddard School of Katy. She is eager to see old friends and make new friends. She has more than 10 years of childcare experience. She has been a Teacher, After-School Director, After-School Site Coordinator, and Educational Specialist. Her favorite opportunity was Educational Specialist. She simply loves watching children learn while having fun! This is her passion. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Education. She attained her Director’s License in Childcare in 2013. She is an active member of The National Association for the Education of Young Children. She is married to her husband, Charlie. They have three grown children and one grandson. They also have one rescue dog, named Atlas. She looks forward to the privilege and fun of being a part of your child’s life.
 Ruby

Ruby

Director
Meet our Operational Director, Ms. Ruby! Ms. Ruby has been a part of the early childhood industry for over eight years. She is passionate about early childhood education and her mission is to ensure the best preschool experience for every one of our Goddard families. Being a part of the ever growing Katy community, she is a familiar face in the neighborhood. She absolutely loves what she does and looks forward to welcoming new families to the Goddard community!
 Abigail

Abigail

Lead Teacher
Ms. Abigail was born and raised in Texas. She has been working with children for the last eight years and plans on continuing her career with children as a Kindergarten teacher. Her hobbies are shopping and spending time with her son.
 Alicia

Alicia

Lead Teacher
Ms. Alicia has been in early childhood education for 4 years. She stepped away for 6 years to work in the oil and gas industry. She decided to go back to what she loves which is working with children. She has been married to her wonderful husband for 5 years and they have 3 amazing children who they love so much. She recently received her CDA certification and she is hoping one day she can receive her bachelor’s degree in teaching. She is so happy to be part of the Goddard family.
 Ashraf

Ashraf

Lead Teacher
Ms. Jalia (Ms. Ash) received a B.S. in Arts, a B.S. in Education, a Master in Education, the CDA, the TSR, and a Director's Certification. She has been Teaching for the past eight years. Teaching is her passion. She strongly believes that the Kindergarten Teacher establishes a strong SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL, EDUCATIONAL, and ETHICAL DOMAINS in the YOUNG MINDS. She is very happy to be the Jr. K-2 teacher! Nothing makes her happier than sharing her knowledge with the children! They light up her day and inspire her to be the best teacher she can be!
 Christina

Christina

Lead Teacher
Ms. Chrissy have been working with children for over 10 years. She started out in her parents child care center as a teenager and found it was her calling. She has a beautiful 10-year-old daughter and a cat name Tigress. She enjoys sharing her love of books, science, and art with her students, and she is excited to watch them learn and grow!
 Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Lead Teacher
Ms. Elizabeth is a native Texan. She moved to Katy fifteen years ago from the small town of Cuero. She grew up on a farm near Shiner,TX. She has two grown boys whom she loves dearly. She loves serving her community and spending time with friends and family. Her favorite things to do are taking long walks and reading. Her education is in nursing and psychology. Her certifications are EC-6, Special Education, and ESL. Her teacher training was in a 5th grade ELA class at Katy ISD. She has been substitute teaching for Katy ISD for the past year. In addition, she taught a Pre-K class two days a week in the downtown area. Her passion is teaching children. She finds great joy in helping children meet their academic goals.
 Jahlen

Jahlen

Lead Teacher
Mr. Jahlen is born and raised in Houston, Texas; but his dad is from Colombia. His mother was born here in Texas, but her entire family was from Costa Rica making Mr. Jahlen's first language Spanish. He has been teaching swimming to kids ages 4 months to 12 years old for the past two and half years. And, he has been babysitting his baby cousins since he was around 15 years old. At the present, he is attending Lonestar Community College. His last two years of experience working with children has help him understand how children learn and perceive information every day. It had also helped him understand how they react when they are dealing with their emotions further allowing him to help them in any capacity they need. Before working in the Goddard School he was planning to be a High School teacher; but, now this experience has helped him to decide that teaching elementary school is what he wants to do in his life because now he who knows that the early learning stage is very important for children and he wants to have the ability to help them.
 Julissa

Julissa

Lead Teacher
Mrs. Juli has over 20 years of experience working with pre-school children. She is in the process of completing her CDA and plans to go back to school in the future to receive her degree as an Occupational Therapist. She absolutely LOVES teaching children and has so much fun doing it! She believes any child can become anything they want to be as long as we believe in them, ignite their passion to learn and teach them something new every day. She resides in Katy with her amazing husband Ivy and is the mother to five awesome children! She loves Jesus, ministry, spending time with her family, traveling, art, football, (Dallas Cowboys), and food! Above all, her passion is praying for people and spreading God’s word. Mrs. Juli is so BLESSED to be a part of the Goddard family and looks forward to having you be a part of it too!
 Laurel

Laurel

Lead Teacher
Ms. Laurel has been a teacher for more than 19 years. She loves working with children, it gives her great joy to know that she has made a positive impact in a child’s life. Her teaching style is quite simple. She believes that children learn through play in a loving and caring environment. She is a caring teacher who takes the time to spend with each child to learn what motivates them to learn more!
 Maribel

Maribel

Lead Teacher
Mrs. Maribel, originally from Venezuela, has been living in Katy, TX for the past 11 years with her husband and three kids. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business law but once moving to the United States she discovered a passion for children, which led her to start working as a freelance child care provider. Her ability to speak both English and Spanish allows her to introduce both languages to the kids in different activities. She is a very compassionate and caring teacher that does everything she can to provide a safe learning environment for the kids.
 Melanie

Melanie

Lead Teacher
Ms. Melanie graduated from George Bush High School. She has been working with kids for the past six years. She worked in Goddard Katy I for 1 ½ years. She enjoys working with children of all ages and loves to watch them grow. She has two boys of her own, an 8 years old and a 5 year old. She is looking forward to working with these wonderful children at Katy II. Ms. Melanie will enjoy giving them wonderful learning experiences full of fun and love in a positive and nurturing environment through the school year.
 Priscilla

Priscilla

Lead Teacher
Ms. Priscilla has been working in child care for over 6 years. Prior to that she was working in the oil industry in California where she was born and raised. She has lived in L.A., Sacramento, Corpus Christi, New Orleans and now Katy TX. She has two beautiful sons, Philip and SeanPaul, who are her whole heart. Fashion and interior design are a fun hobby of her. She is currently working towards getting her Texas Real Estate License which she is very excited about. Watching children thrive and progress is one of her greatest rewards. The relationships she builds with parents and families are ones that she values and intends on keeping for years to come. She is very excited and honored to have joined the Goddard Team!
 Stephanie

Stephanie

Lead Teacher
Ms. Stephanie has two sons, one is 22 years old and the other is 5 years old. She has worked in childcare for over 10 years. She has worked with all age groups. Also, she has worked in nursing for 9 years in Clear Lake, TX and served in the Naval Reserves for 8 years. She found her passion to be in childcare where everyday she can make a difference. She feels children are the biggest part of our future and in the right environment with the right teachers they can take on the world and all of its challenges.
 Yesenia

Yesenia

Lead Teacher
Ms. Yesenia has been in Early Childhood Education for more than eight years. She is from Richmond, Texas. She graduated from Foster High School in 2009. Ms. Yesenia believes children can learn through play and a loving environment. She has a 6 year old son and a one year old daughter that she loves dearly. She is excited for her future here in the Goddard School at Katy II.
 Ana

Ana

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Ana has over 2 years experience working with children. She has a high school diploma. Ms. Ana loves every part of her day, but what she loves the most is Circle Time because she loves to see how the children learn their ABC's, the colors, the numbers, the figures, etc. in both languages English and Spanish. It gives her joy to be surrounded by children.
 Elyshia

Elyshia

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Elyshia was born and raised in Texas. She just got her High School in May, 2021. She is planning to enroll in Houston Community College to get her basics and then, she is planning to get her BS in Education. She has been working with children since she was 16 years old. She loves being around them and watching them grow. She believes that teaching is a very rewarding career. She is very exited to be working in the First Steps classroom and she is so happy to be part of the Goddard School!
 Erica

Erica

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Erica was born and raised in Texas. She has been in the Katy area for over 20 years. She has two wonderful boys Christian and Jayden. She is currently attending college pursuing a bachelors degree in Psychology. She is a former CNA and Team Leader. On her spare time she loves spending time with her two boys, husband and fur babies. Her education philosophy is she believes each and every child has the potential to bring something unique and special to this world. She is really excited to be apart of the Goddard family.
 Gabrielle

Gabrielle

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Gabrielle was born and raised In Olathe, Kansas, where she lived for 12 years before moving to Katy, Texas in 2014. She come from a family of 6 including her parents, two sisters and the family pittie, Potchi. Some of her hobbies include baking, playing any kinds of sports and hanging out with herfamily and friends. She absolutely loves working with kids and babies. She has five years of experience working with various children ages. While working, he is currently studying to retrieve her Associates of Arts Degree at Lone Star. Then, she is planning to go Texas A&M University to get her Accounting Degree. She is super excited to be a part of the Goddard family!!!
 Haley

Haley

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Haley graduated from Royal High School in 2016. She has been in childcare for the past two years. She has been taken care of many children in and outside of work including four nephews and two nieces. She loves to be part of their active lives and she enjoys watching them grow and becoming their own persons with different personalities. At the present, she is planning to become a CNA in the upcoming months, and, in the near future, she is looking forward to getting her CDA certification in order to become a lead teacher. She is honor to be part of our Goddard School and can’t wait to watch the TODDLEROO class grow through the Goddard School’s F.L.EX learning program!
 Maria

Maria

Assistant Teacher
Mrs. Maria moved to Texas from Colorado with her husband in 2014, after hearing how residents take good care of their community. She settled in Katy and currently has 3 girls. She is CNA, First AID/CPR, and First Responder certified. During high school, she was involved in Colorado Area Health Education Program where she mentored younger students who had an interest in Healthcare. Her hobbies included spending time with family, dancing and going to the beach. She is grateful to have an opportunity bonding with children at the Goddard School and is excited to see what the future holds!
 Anabel

Anabel

Resource
Mrs. Anabel received her GED Certification in Longview Community College in Longview, WA in 2013. GED certification. In July 2015, she moved to Texas with her family. She did volunteer work at Wallace Elementary in Kelso, WA, and she was a faith formation teacher for kindergartners at St. Thomas More Catholic church in Edmonds, WA. She also did volunteer work with 2nd graders at Beacon Hill elementary in Kelso, WA. She is really happy to be part of the Goddard School.
 Angela

Angela

Resource
Ms. Angie grew up in Austin, Texas. She always had a passion for children. She attended Texas State University to study Early Childhood Education. She made the move to Katy in the Spring of 2014 and truly loved the area. She has over 9 years of experience working with children. She has managed 3 after school programs, helping build one from the ground up into a flourishing program. She is very excited to be a part of The Goddard family. She would love for you to stop by and get a tour of our amazing Before and After School and Summer Camp Annex!
 Anne

Anne

Resource
Ms. Anne was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. Her family moved to Houston in 1977. She started working in child care in 1990. She has worked with all age groups through the years. She is happy to be working at the Goddard School. She looks forward to getting to know and work with the children and their parents.
 Becky

Becky

Resource
My name is Mrs. Becky. I graduated from Florida Institute of Technology with a Bachelor degree in Computer Science coupled with several courses in Business Administration and Management. I am excited to bring my wealth of knowledge in computer related duties and organizational skills to the teachers and administration team. After acquiring my degree in Melbourne, Florida, I returned back to my first home in Venezuela where I worked for nine years in INTERALUMINA, CVG Corporation as a Data Base Administrator. After my stint there my family and I moved back to United States and started my career in Business Administration with IWC. I worked as a Computer Instructor in different software packages, and served as a Contingency Planning Director for COMMODITY CUSTOMER Corp., an International operation company in the oil and gas service for Venezuela and other countries. I have been a member of the Katy community since 1989 and employed with the Goddard School family since January of 2010. I completed the CDA (Child Development Associate) credential in 2011 and since then I have been enjoying helping and sharing all my knowledge with my co-workers. But, most of all, I’m extremely honored to be a part of the Goddard School.

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