WELCOME! Tommy and Ann Chamakala are excited to introduce themselves as the Goddard School of McKinney (Honey Creek) owners. Although they embark on this journey as a husband and wife team, Tommy will be the on-site owner and operator, with Ann as his support. As parents of two beautiful girls (ages 4 and 2), Tommy & Ann recognize the importance of a safe and nurturing learning environment, which is why they chose The Goddard School, both as a school for their daughters and as a school to bring to the McKinney community. After enrolling their daughters in The Goddard School of Celina, Tommy & Ann became believers in the program, philosophy, and how much of an impact it has had on their girls. They are proud to offer the opportunity for children to grow through exploration and hands-on learning.
Opening The Goddard School is the next milestone in their professional career. Tommy's family moved to McKinney in 1996, and Tommy graduated from McKinney High School. After earning his Bachelor's degree in Education and his Master's degree in Educational Leadership, he returned to McKinney to teach in the same school district where he was a student. Tommy has been a Teacher, an Assistant Principal in Coppell ISD, as well as the Head of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition for a Charter Network in Dallas.
Ann started her career as a Teacher in the Chicago Public School system; she earned her degree in Teaching from Loyola University and earned her Master's in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Arlington. Teaching is her passion, and she is completing her 11th year as a Teacher, currently in Frisco ISD.
When the opportunity knocked on their door to open a Goddard School in McKinney, Tommy and Ann felt it was a great way to give back to the community that gave him so much. They are eager to introduce you to the incredible faculty and look forward to meeting with you about the School's high-quality learning program.