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. 

  •  Ashish


    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.
  •  Ruby


    Operations Director
    Meet our Operational Director, Ms. Ruby! Ms. Ruby has been a part of the early childhood industry for over 10 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!
  •  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


    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!
  •  Diana


    I’m from Medellin, Colombia and moved to the US in 2016. I worked for a school in Medellin for over 25 years as an admin./teaching assistant. I enjoy being around children, teaching them and seeing how they learn, grow, and develop. I think that education is based on four important pillars: learn to know, learn to do, learn to live with others, and learn to be. I believe that all children regardless of their age can be taught through games, books, songs, arts but most importantly they should be taught with love, care and warmth. Education is a rewarding vocation. As a educator, you are helping the child to grow and strengthen their pathway for a lifetime of learning. I moved to the US to be close to my family. I love to spend time with my daughter, her husband and my two adorable grandchildren. My favorite children children's books are Nannette’s Baguette and The Elf on the Shelf. I am excited to be part of The Goddard School and look forward to contribute to your child’s growth a
  •  Jahlen


    School Age
    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


    Curriculum Co-ordinator
    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


    Co-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!
  •  Priscilla


    School Age Program Manager
    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


    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.
  •  Elyshia


    Lead 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


    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Erica was born and raised in Texas, but loves all thing that are New York Giants! She has been in the Katy area for over 20 years and she has 3 wonderful boys. She is currently attending Lone Star College, and plans to attend UHD in the Spring. In her spare time she loves spending time with her 3 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 and enjoy the joy and laughter that teaching brings.
  •  Genesis


    Ms. Genesis is super excited to be apart of the Goddard School family! She is 25 years old, a native Houstonian, and a loving wife to a loving husband. For the last five years she has been teaching Sunday school and volunteering at church. She is very excited about her new teaching position in the Get Set classroom. She looks forward to teaching her students and helping them grow for years to come.
  •  Lorellie


    Co-Lead Teacher
    Mrs. Lorellie has been in the Childhood Education for five years. She felt in love with this profession and the children. It gives her a sense of accomplishment to see them grow and help them rich their full potential. She has a certificate in CDA (Child Development Associates) and she is working to get a degree in Applied Science in Child Development. She spends her spare time baking and she loves to visit State Parks with her husband. She is really happy to be part of the Goddard family!
  •  Anabel


    Kitchen Manager
    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.
  •  Anne


    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


    Executive Admin
    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.
  •  Gloria


    Assistant Administrator/Co-ordinator
    Ms Gloria has been a Katy/Brookshire resident for 33 years. She has been married for 35 years and is the mother of 3 sons and a Gigi to 5 grandchildren. She has been in childcare for 17 years with 14 of them as a part of front desk/admin staff. She believes that children should not be pressured and be able to grow at their own pace. She is very excited to be part of the Goddard family and can't wait to experience all the wonderful things the school does throughout the year.
  •  Ashlee


    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Ashlee currently attends HCC Stafford and is in the process of obtaining her bachelors in education. Her past experience expands from the afterschool program and swim instructor for the YMCA for 12 years, and six years at Alexander Elementary as a Pre-K assistant. She is the proud mother of one daughter. She is a strong believer in her faith and is an optimistic person. "No one is perfect, that's why pencils have erasers."
  •  Lathjashera


    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Lathjashera who goes by Ms Tasha is from Houston Texas. She graduated from Evan E. Worthing Sr. High School. She is extremely proud of her only daughter who has followed her into the teaching profession. She enjoys spending time with her daughter in her free time watching movies and listening to music. Ms. Tasha has been in childcare since 1997. She has experience in all ages, starting from Infants to School-Age children. What she loves most is to see their happy faces when the learn something new! She is very excited to be a part of The Goddard School team!!
  •  Melanie


    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Melanie graduated from George Bush High School. She has two boys of her own whom are 13 and 10 years old. She has been working with children since 2010. She has been at The Goddard School for 9 years. She enjoys working with children of all ages and loves to watch them grow. What Ms. Melanie loves the most is to give children in her care a wonderful learning experience full of fun and love while in a positive and nurturing environment.
  •  Chelsie


    My name is Chelsie Sowell. I am 26 years old and I am from Houston Texas. I have been working with children for 4 years with the Toddler age being my favorite age! I find that age group fun and exciting! I graduated from Alief Elsik High School in 2016. While in high school I took classes in child development, including CPR. During my free time I like to play video games, spend time with my mom, dancing and listening to music, and go shopping. I am really excited and looking forward to getting to know the Goddard families and have new experiences.
  •  Tiffany


    Lead Teacher
    Some people find their passion later in life, but I found mine when I was 15 and went to work with my mom at her school. I loved it so much that I was hired that day and have been doing it every since. No matter how many children I teach, I'm always learning something new and it keeps my passion for teaching alive. One of my favorite quotes is, " The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.", by Mark Van Doren. The joys of my life are my daughter and my 2 grandchildren, and all my fur babies! I so look forward to teaching new young minds and being a part of The Goddard Family!!!
  •  Anakarina


    My name is Anakarina and I am 31 years old. I have my degree in political science and graduated from the University of Zulea. During my studies I worked as a child care worker and for 4 years after graduating. I also worked as a professor at Rafael Maria Baralt University for 6 years. I was a thesis advisor and teaching support secretary for 2 semesters and also worked as a 7th grade teacher for 2 years. I always like to see the positive side even on tough days, and i like to laugh at everything! I have a 7 year old daughter whom I adore. I believe children learn better when taught with love, fun, and laughter. My favorite children's book is Cinderella and my favorite game is "hot potato"!!
  •  Amani


    School Age
    My name is Amani Porche. I graduated from Mountain View High School in Lawrenceville Georgia. During high school I started working at a trampoline park and that is where my love for working with children started. I started working for a preschool shortly thereafter and loved it as well. I have been a floater in all classes and eventually became the lead teacher of the 2-year-olds. I have also worked in the public school system in Georgia with the school-age children. I have recently moved back to Texas with my parents and knew I still wanted to work with children. I am very excited about joining the Goddard School family and getting to know all the children!
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