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. 

  • Dr Tamkeen

    Dr Tamkeen

    Head of School
    My name is Dr. Tamkeen and I am the on-site owner of the Goddard School Long Meadow Farms. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Vanderbilt University, a Master's in Educational Administration from the University of North Texas, and a Doctorate in Education from Vanderbilt University in Leadership and Learning. I am a certified school principal, middle school science, and high school science teacher. I have been a professional science educator, artist, singer, and school administrator in both public and private school systems. I am the proud mother of four young girls (and 3 rescue dogs). I am passionate about early childhood learning and development and am a strong supporter of various charitable causes in the local community. My husband and I opened this center in August 2014 and are proud of the many accomplishments of the children and faculty members in the past 8 years.
  • Ms Stephanie

    Ms Stephanie

    Advanced Years Education and Operations
    My name is Ms. Stephanie and I have been married for over twenty years. I have 3 boys, 22, 20 and 18. I was born and raised in California. I have a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Childhood Education. I am certified to teach Early Childhood- Elementary-aged children. I have worked with kids in and out of a classroom setting for over 20 years. Every child is special and learns in their own way and deserves to learn and grow as independent individuals. I enjoy teaching younger children because they LOVE to learn and are EXCITED about the little things in life! I have been with the Goddard School Long Meadow Farms since it opened in August 2014 as a Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten. I have been with the Goddard School Long Meadow Farms since it opened in 2014.
  • Ms La'Nekka

    Ms La'Nekka

    Early Years Education and Operations
    I am Ms. La'Nekka. I am the second youngest of five children and come from a big family. I have completed my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Prairie View A&M University and plan to continue my studies in graduate school with a focus on Child Psychology. I have been working with children for the past 15 years as a teacher and nanny. Working with children is my passion and I find great joy in the happiness they bring into my life as well as being able to bring happiness, growth, and development into their lives. I have been with the Goddard School Long Meadow Farms from the first few months of the school opening in the Infants and Toddlers program. I have loved to see so many young children growing up while I have been at the school. I have been with the Goddard School Long Meadow Farms since it opened in 2014.
  • Mrs Esperanza

    Mrs Esperanza

    Infants Teacher
    My name is Ms. Esperanza and I was born in Zacatecas, Mexico. I come from a big family, am married and have no children of my own. I have obtained my Bachelor's of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Biopharmaceutical Chemistry. I worked at a hospital in the Clinical laboratory for 19 years. More recently I have completed my Child Development Associates after years of working with young children. Since my first day working with children more than six years ago, I have gained a strong passion for them. They are the ones who teach me something new every day; they encourage me to strive and continue on my path as an educator. The same way that I used to help doctors to establish a diagnosis to cure and save lives in my previous career, I now feel I am able to help children live happy, healthy, and successful lives. I am happy to be at my new home the Goddard School Long Meadow Farms.
  •  Aieman


    My name is Aieman. I graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a B.A. in English. I have worked as a substitute teacher for EC-12. I am married with a daughter who attends The Goddard School with me. I love working with children because I find it rewarding to help shape young minds, witness their growth and development, and contribute positively to their future.
  • Mrs Patricia

    Mrs Patricia

    Infants & Pre-Toddlers Teacher
    My name is Ms. Patricia, and I have 2 adult daughters and 3 grandchildren. I have a Bachelor's degree in Communications (Broadcast Journalism) and a Master's degree in Public Administration. I have been retired for 5 years. My last 25 years of employment were with the City of Houston, as an HR Manager, in charge of staff training and development for the City of Houston employees. I am excited to now be a part of the staff at The Goddard School.
  • Ms Petress

    Ms Petress

    Pre-Toddlers Teacher
    Hello, my name is Ms. Petress and I have lived in this area most of my life. I have completed my Child Development Associates and planning to continue my education to become a teacher. I have been working with children in childcare for nearly twenty years. I have found that there is never a dull moment when working with children and I love to see them learn as they grow. I have been with the Goddard School Long Meadow Farms from its first day in the Infants and Toddlers program. It is truly a pleasure seeing the children grow from their infancy. I have been with the Goddard School Long Meadow Farms since it opened in 2014.
  • Mrs Meena

    Mrs Meena

    Infants Teacher
    Hi, I'm Mrs. Meena and I have one daughter and one son. I'm from Bangladesh where I also studied before coming to Houston. Since coming to Houston I've been working in childcare for 3 years and 5 years in retail. I have been caring for children since I was younger and enjoy my full-time work here at The Goddard School LMF. My favorite thing is to spend time taking care of the babies.
  • Ms Khardajah

    Ms Khardajah

    Toddlers Teacher
    My name is Khardajah. I come from a big, loving family. I graduated from Sam Houston University and have my CPR certification. I love working with children because they are so sweet and still love learning about the world.
  •  Mosammat


    I am Nahar. I am a housewife and a mother. I am married and have two kids. I've finished my degree in Bangladesh. I have taken care of my own children and enjoy doing the same for others.
  • Ms Janae

    Ms Janae

    Early Preschool Teacher
    Hello, my name is Miss Janae J King. I’m in school for special education and early education. I absolutely love working with children of all age groups. I have been working with kids since 2015, but I am a natural when it comes to children. I call it my GOD-given talent. My Goal as a teacher is to help children learn in new and fun ways to do things or even solve a problem. Sometimes you just have to think outside the box because every kid learns in a different way. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my nieces and nephew and also going to the movies.
  • Mrs Sama

    Mrs Sama

    Preschool Teacher
    My name is Ms. Sama and I am married with 4 grown children who are 25, 22, 22 and 16 years old. I have a Bachelors and have taught for 5 years and have worked in preschools since 2014. I love working with kids as they are pure and honest and their imaginations have no limits.
  • Mr Matthew

    Mr Matthew

    Preschool/School Age Teacher
    Hi, I'm Mr. Matthew. My mom is a physical therapist and my dad is an engineer. I spent my time grading papers as a teacher assistant while working on my master's. I worked at a daycare called the P.A.R.C. for two summers while in my undergrad and enjoyed working with the range of kids there. Organizing events and helping get them through each learning experience was very rewarding.
  •  Marisol


    My name is Ms. Marisol Rizo, and I am a mother of 2 children, 15 & 11 years old. I am from California, lived in Mexico for a couple of years and then moved here to Houston. My career in early childhood education started in Early Headstart where I volunteered to be Vice-chair for the parent committee. After that, I started working with children as a preschool teacher. I have taken multiple classes in childhood development and strive to continue on this path. I incorporate the Spanish language and American Sign Language in the classroom. My proudest achievement in the classroom has been helping speech-delayed children communicate through ASL. I am excited to be here at the Goddard School at Long Meadow Farms.
  • Mrs Sonia

    Mrs Sonia

    Early Preschool Teacher
    My name is Musavera (Sonia). I am married with 3 children. I have an Associate degree in Business. I love working with kids, they are so much fun. The stories they tell, the faces they make, and the laughter really make my day. I love those moments when children show love and affection in different ways. It brings me joy when I see them growing and developing into confident, self-sufficient learners.
  • Mrs Rana

    Mrs Rana

    Prekindergarten Teacher
    My name is Rana. I am a mom of a 6th grader. I have worked in childcare for more than 3 years. My qualifying experience includes my CDA, Emotional Freedom Technique, Life Coaching, Diploma in Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management of ADHD, and Cognitive and Advanced Cognitive Behavior Therapy certificates. I am currently enrolled in school to obtain my Early Childhood Education degree. My goals for the classroom are to help children understand the way they feel and to provide the tools for them to be able to express themselves. In my free time out of work. I enjoy spending time with my small family, my husband, Faris, and my son, Mohammed.
  • Mrs Nighat

    Mrs Nighat

    Prekindergarten Teacher
    My name is Ms. Nighat. I have a lovely family of two boys and a girl. I am blessed to be a grandmother. I love to read, travel, explore, and become familiar with different cultures from around the world. I have a Bachelor's degree in Biology and am certified in Professional Studies in Education with Bradford University (UK). I have worked with children for over 30 years and have taught students at various levels. I have also served as a school administrator for multiple schools. I am extremely passionate about teaching. The times that I spend with children are the best moments of my life because I learn so much from them. I believe each child is unique and precious. Their sweet smile is an inspiration for me and I look forward to meeting them the next day to share and experience their innocence, happiness & delight. I am team-oriented and proud to be part of this talented group of individuals. I have been with the Goddard School Long Meadow Farms since it opened in 2014.
  • Mrs Indumathi

    Mrs Indumathi

    Instructional Support
    My name is Ms. Indumathi (Indu) and I have been married for 11 years. I have 11 years old son and a 6-year-old daughter. I was born and raised in India. I have a Bachelors Degree in Commerce and Mathematics and experience teaching children of various ages. I have worked with children in and out of a classroom setting for over 7 years. I enjoy teaching younger children because they each have special gifts.
  • Miss As'Yah

    Miss As'Yah

    School Support
    Hi, my name is As'yah and I am one of the teachers here at The Goddard School. I have 2 younger brothers that I care for greatly. I graduated from high school in 2022 and am now trying to achieve my Associate. Growing up I had lots of experience with children as I was always surrounded by children and watched both of my brothers. I enjoy being around kids for their fun-spirited ways and the endless opportunities we bring to each other.
  • Mr Jaysen

    Mr Jaysen

    School Support
    My name is Jaysen. I'm 35 years old, I was born and raised in Southeast Texas. I went to school in Vidor and Beaumont and graduated from college here in Houston with a degree in Fashion as well as a Bachelor's in Theater. I worked full-time in performance arts for just over 10 years. While I still do that part-time I have since decided to pursue a new career path in Early Childhood Education here at The Goddard School. For the last 7 years have been a single dad of 5. I spend my days and evenings doing what I love, taking care of kids. It brings me so much joy to be able to make a difference not only in my own children's lives but other's too. I believe it's crucial to teach children the basics at an early age so when they start elementary school they are already a step or two ahead of the rest. I'm currently working on my CDA which will allow me to provide high-quality childcare to young children and demonstrate all of the knowledge and skills to teach younger children
  •  Aspen


    My name is Aspen and I have three children. I graduated from Taylor High School and then went to Houston Community College and studied Criminal Justice. I have worked in childcare for over 16 years and enjoy teaching.
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