Our Teachers

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

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. 

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. 

  •  Srishti

    Srishti

    Owner
    Hi! My name is Srishti, owner of The Goddard School. Seattle has been my home for over 20 years. With over 15 years working with children, I am excited to share my passion of children and education with families. In my opinion, Goddard is truly the best school in the industry for children to learn, grow, and have fun in a clean, safe, and secure environment that parents can be proud of. I believe in empowering students at a young age where they become confident lifelong learners. Every child is unique and our program F.L.EX framework proves to ensure your child is school ready, life ready, and career ready. Our mission is to provide children with a top notch individualized early childhood education program which fosters learning through activities and experiences all while having fun. I have had over ten years of leadership experience and am excited to build strong relationships with families and teachers. In my free time, I love spending time with my husband and my dog Milo.
  •  Carmeisha

    Carmeisha

    Director
    I have over 25 years of experience in working in early childhood education. My passion for children is what drives me to continue to work in the education field. I graduated with a BS in Human Services Administration, have an AA in Early Childhood Development, and currently completing my Masters in Early Childhood Education. I have experience as a school director, assistant director, and early learning teacher. While working in different early learning programs my vision began to crystalize. I chose The Goddard School because of the philosophy that learning shouldn’t be one size fits all. Every child can have the experience of learning that promotes their individualized learning style. I am excited to continue my passion of fostering education and early childhood learning so each child can learn to their highest potential and become confident lifelong learners while having fun and enjoying themselves. My goal is for every student to be excited to come to school.
  • Miss Fitima

    Miss Fitima

    Assistant Director
    Hello, my name is Fitima. I'm the Assistant Director at The Goddard School. I have been in the early childcare since 2011. I'm currently pursuing my education in early childhood and excited to gain more knowledge in this field! I work closely with the families and teachers building relationships. I thrive on providing the best education at my school. I truly believe in Goddard's F.L.EX (Fun, Learning Experience) philosophy and Wonder of Learning. Our goal is to meet where the child and the family is. My strength is solidifying the bridge between teachers and parents. I have experience working with kids ages 6 weeks to 12 yeard old. I enjoy every moment of the children's journey. To say I enjoyed every minute of it will be an understatement, I truly enjoy teaching children. A little about myself; I enjoy cooking and reading, which are my favorite hobbies. When I feel inspired, I’ll either paint or draw. I’m excited to start this journey with you and your child can’t wait to get started.
  •  Melanie

    Melanie

    Assistant Director
    Hello, I am your Assistant Director, Melanie. I am originally from Colorado, where I majored in Social Sciences. I have been working in early childhood education for the past 12 years now, and really enjoy being able to share my interests with the children, helping them learn and grow, and supporting such an amazing team of teachers! In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, practicing yoga, creating art, reading books, and spending time with family. I can't wait to have an AMAZING school year with all of you here at the Goddard School.
  • Miss Heila

    Miss Heila

    Health Nurse
    Hello! I am the nurse consultant for The Goddard School in Federal Way. Once a month I visit the infant classroom(s). During the visits I check on the infants’ health and development, support the teachers in best supporting healthy children, ensure the environment is healthy and safe, and support the school in health and safety protocols. I’ve been a public health nurse since 2009 and still love it. My work history includes: mom/baby home visiting; WIC; teaching childbirth education classes; breastfeeding advocacy; and SIDS prevention education. I have been a private infant nurse consultant since 2019 and am also currently on the Public Health Seattle King County Child Care Health team. My career is focused on helping children thrive and I’m grateful for the opportunity to visit your amazing children! BSN,RN
  • Miss Madison

    Miss Madison

    Early Learning Coach
    Hi, I’m Madison Otton. I have been working in childcare settings for 7 years and will be graduating from the UW in June with my Bachelor’s in Early Care and Education. I love plants, gardening, doing puzzles, and taking walks with my husband and dog! I am excited to join you as a coach and I look forward to learning lots in this role with you to provide quality and equitable childcare.
  • Miss Jessika

    Miss Jessika

    Lead Teacher
    Hello I am Mrs. Jessika! I am so happy to be a part of the Goddard team! I have a MA in Early Childhood Education and a BA in Art. I love to combine the two to make a fun and creative learning environment. It is important that I get to know each one of my little learners so that I can find the best way to educate them. I have two children of my own so I know how important it is to leave your child(ren) with someone you can trust, I can assure you that they are in good hands here! I pride myself on maintaining a fun, clean, safe, and inclusive learning environment.
  • Miss Sofya

    Miss Sofya

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, I’m miss Sofya! I graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. All my life, I have wanted to pursue a career working with children and I’m happy to say that my wishes are now fulfilled! This will be my first year teaching and I’m so so excited to get to know all of our kiddos and families. In my free time, I love doing anything involving music— practicing guitar, finding new artists to listen to, going to concerts— you name it! I also love reading and learning new artistic hobbies (if you have any crochet tips, please let me know)! Let’s make this year a great one!
  • Miss Kayla

    Miss Kayla

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Ms. Kayla, and I am so excited to be here at the Goddard school! I have been teaching for three years and working with children for 7. Being able to guide a child and nurture their growth is amazing, and something I absolutely love is seeing each and every kiddo have that 'Ah Ha' moment when they finally meet a milestone or achieve a personal goal! My favorite part of teaching is connecting with the children and families, I constantly strive to create a warm and welcoming environment for all who enter my classroom. In my free time I love to paint and immerse myself in the arts, along with I want the kiddos in my class to be able to explore and extend their creativity! I look forward to meeting and getting to know all of you and your kiddos!
  • Miss Mai

    Miss Mai

    Lead Teacher
    Hello! My name is Mai. It is my pleasure to be a teacher at The Goddard School. I have lived in the state of Washington from the last couple of years. I have two kids of my own. I have a BA in english language. I am bilingual, I speak English and Vietnamese fluently. I have several years of experience in the early childhood education. I'm very excited to work at The Goddard School because I enjoy every aspect of a child's growth. We offer a safe and secure environment which is a very essential part in early learning. My goal here is to make sure that kids thrive.
  • Miss Tammy

    Miss Tammy

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello. My name is Tammy. I was born and raised in Washington State and raised my 2 daughters in Federal Way. I began my career working with children right here in Federal Way at a local elementary school in March 2002 where my daughters attended school. My previous work was with children with Special Needs in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade. My goal and passion are to help nurture the children that I work with, and to help them to feel loved and included. I look forward to building relationships with the children and families at The Goddard School.
  • Miss Inna

    Miss Inna

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Inna and I’m from Ukraine. From an early age, I babysat my three nephews. So they are the reason I dove into child development. Also, in Ukraine I was a teacher in a Christian Sunday school. My friends and I participated in many camps for children of different ages. Children are our future. And no matter what, no matter what we do, humanity always strives for one thing - to make the world better for its descendants and I'm so happy to be a part of this! I am very happy to join The Goddard school family. I hope that together we will help your children make the world a better place.
  • Miss Keiti

    Miss Keiti

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, my name is Katie! I’m from Ukraine and I moved to the USA in 2016. I’m excited to meet your child and build memories with them. I have volunteered for summer camp at church and I was assistant leader in children’s camp in Ukraine and then the idea of connecting my life with children did not leave me. It gives me happiness to see the children happy. I like to connect with them at their level and meet them where they are. I’m a very creative person and I like to add my creativity into my classroom. In my free time, I love doing art, drawing, knitting and hiking. Thank you for choosing The Goddard School for your child and I cannot wait to have a great time with my buddies!
  • Miss Anastasiia

    Miss Anastasiia

    Lead Teacher
    Hi Everyone! My name is Anastasiia, and I am very happy to work in a great team The Goddard school. I have an education in management and psychology of working with people at the Kyiv University of Trade and Economics. For 3 years, I worked in the summer as a coordinator, leader and photographer in children's camps. We created various programs for children's development when I was a coordinator. I will gladly use all my experience here and contribute to the development of the children of The Goddard school.
  • Mr Jeremiah

    Mr Jeremiah

    Lead Teacher
    Hello families. I'm Mr. Jeremiah, but also go by Mr. J. I'm originally from Illinois but grew up in Minnesota for most of my life. Before teaching I was sure I'd be a famous chef like Gordon Ramsey instead, teaching showed me my love for children and helping others understand the world around us. I started teaching by tutoring elementary school before moving to working exclusively with preschoolers for the last 6 years. I' m very energetic, so this age feels like the perfect fit. I love running 5k's, Breakdancing and skateboarding and if that doesn't tire me out, a good hike always will. I can't wait to meet everyone and help shape the future!
  • Miss Jazmyn

    Miss Jazmyn

    Lead Teacher
    Hi! My name is Jazmyn ! I have been working with children since 2020, I enjoy working with all ages and am so happy to be apart of the Goddard family! My goal is to further my education in early education. I truly enjoy being a part of kids growth. It is essential that kids are learning in a safe environment where they can freely talk and be who they are. Each child is unique and have their own personality. My goal is to empower their personalities and have fun with them!
  •  Nayeli

    Nayeli

    Support Teacher
    Hello, my name is Nayeli Baltazar. I was born and raised in the Federal Way area of Seattle, Washington. I am thrilled to begin my journey working with children, and this will be my first experience in a childcare setting. In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, coloring, and listening to music. My goal as a child educator is to establish strong communication with the children's parents and ensure that all the children in my care are safe, healthy, and comfortable.
  •  Fatima

    Fatima

    Support Teacher
    I'm Fatima from Pakistan, assisting teachers at Goddard School in the United States. With six months of experience, I'm dedicated to creating a fun and supportive learning environment for children. Alongside my role, I'm working towards an associate degree. I help with lessons, keep the classroom organized, and support students. I believe in celebrating each child's uniqueness, ensuring they all feel valued and included. My goal is to foster a diverse and inclusive atmosphere at Goddard School, where every child's background is celebrated and respected. Continuously learning and growing, I strive to contribute to our school's ongoing success. Above all, my passion is to positively impact children's lives, irrespective of their origins. I take pride in being part of a compassionate team and am committed to enhancing the Goddard School experience for every child.
  •  Konor

    Konor

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi there, I'm Konor. I'm just a quiet guy from the East coast. I was born in Muskegon, MI but I moved to a small village in New York called Wells when I was in elementary school. I grew up there in a tight-knit community surrounded by positivity and compassion. My main strengths are in technology and helping. I love to be as positive a force as I can in anything I do, and teaching is no exception. Above all, safety is my highest priority right next to fun. We can have fun, but safely so everyone gets to enjoy themselves. When I'm home; I am spending time with my family, spending time with my girlfriend, playing creative games or thinking of interactive games to keep my students engaged, moving and learning.
  •  Brittany

    Brittany

    Lead Teacher
    Hello to all! My name is Brittany and I am thrilled to be apart of an amazing team at The Goddard School! I reside locally with my teenage daughter who is in honors classes and my boyfriend who is serving in the Army in our new home. I have had the pleasure to nurture and care for children for 21 years now and I plan on obtaining my associates degree in Early Childhood Education. My experience ranges with ages 4 weeks to 12 years old but predominantly toddlers. I love watching young children grow and learn new skills. We as educators are a huge part in a young child's development and I'm an honored to be apart of it. I am looking forward to getting to know all families and creating a bond with you and your children. Seeing their little smiles is the highlight of my day.
  •  Daneyell

    Daneyell

    Assistant Teacher
    Miss Daneyell is an assistant teacher in our wonderful Bridge 2 classroom. She was born and raised in the state of Alaska, where she first discovered her passion for working with children. She is enthusiastic about her journey here at The Goddard School and looks forward to teaching, making new connections, building relationships, and thriving with us. She is very family-oriented and enjoys swimming, camping, and spending quality time with her cat.
  •  Tisha

    Tisha

    Lead Teacher
    Hi! I’m Tisha! I have spent the last few years being a dog groomer and decided that I needed a career change, early childhood education is always something I wanted to pursue. I love to sing and dance with the kids, and their smiles and giggles always make my day! I look forward to learning and having fun with all of your kiddos! I have a 10 year old son myself and we love playing outside with our dogs and lounging with our cats while playing video games!
  •  Summer

    Summer

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Summer. I am so excited to be a part of the wonderful team here at Goddard! I have been working in childcare/early childhood education since 2017; beginning with courses and internships, through programs offered by my highschool. Prior to that, I developed my more nurturing traits as an overly-involved older sister. Fun-fact: my youngest sibling is 15 years younger than me. Outside of work, most of my time is spent with those siblings and friends. I also enjoy a plethora of music, reading, writing, coffee, and exploring our beautiful state. My favorite part about working with children is being able to witness first-hand the different ways their young minds develop. I can’t wait to experience all of the fun-times to be had here!
  •  Kayla

    Kayla

    Assistant Teacher
    My name is Kayla. I have been teaching since 2017. I grew up in Southern California. I moved to Colorado and spent 3 years there before moving here in 2022. I am currently in school to get my associate degree in early childhood education. A fun fact about me: I love going on long drives to explore new places.
  •  Kaylyanna

    Kaylyanna

    ASSISTANT TEACHER
    Hi! My name is Kaylyanna (Kay). I am excited to be here to support and encourage young children in their growing and development. I currently attend Saint Martin’s University, studying psychology, so that I can understand children and their families and adapt to support with what I can. Also, some side hobbies of mine are doing nails, reading, and visiting beaches or lakes!
  •  Karisma

    Karisma

    LEAD TEACHER
    Hi, my name is Karisma. I am beyond excited to be a part of The Goddard School. I am currently working towards my AA in Early Childhood Education (ECE). I have one daughter who has special needs. Having my daughter has taught me that every child is different, but they’re all capable of amazing things. It just might look different for each child. Introducing new skills to my daughter and helping her master them has inspired me to do the same for all children. I want to support families and be a trusted teacher. My goal is to support all kids and families with any concerns they may have and to aid in their child’s continued education.
  •  Kendra

    Kendra

    LEAD TEACHER
    Hi my name is Kendra. I am so thrilled to work with your child at the Goddard School. My mission is to be a great leader while creating future leaders. I have been in child care for 8 plus years and am raising a young boy of my own. I am originally from New Jersey but now reside in Tacoma. I enjoy creative arts and crafts as well as cooking. My goal is to pursue a degree in marketing and some day become an entrepreneur. I believe it is important to follow your dreams and reach for the stars and I will support your child in doing the same. Thank you for your support in my journey here at the Goddard School.
  •  Jeanne

    Jeanne

    Lead teacher
    I have been working in the field of Early Childhood Education (ECE) since 2019, starting as a Toddler Lead Teacher. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology back in the Philippines, where I was born and raised. Being a teacher was my first job, and I immediately fell in love with the unpredictability of children. I love witnessing the children's milestones and their honesty. I enjoy providing them with a “home” away from home, shaping their young minds, and helping them grow into the future leaders of our generations. I am also a mom to my baby girl. Spending time with her is the most priceless thing ever! She is simply my entire life and world. She is always my everything in every way. I love working at The Goddard School because it allows me to be part of something bigger. I appreciate the diversity of our school. Learning about different cultures, traditions, nationalities, and races is something I have truly embraced.
  •  Tayler

    Tayler

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi! My name is Tayler, and I’m so happy to be working here! I have been working with kids since 2021, and I love it. Currently, I am going to school to become a pastry chef and would love to open my own bakery in the future. I’m very excited to be working with your kids and to build a bond with all of you!
  •  Allie

    Allie

    Assitant Teacher
    My name is Miss Allie. I have a background in early childhood education with over 6 years of experience and have specifically worked with infants for over 3 1/2 years. I love spending time outdoors camping, fishing, and going on fun road trips. My favorite part about being a teacher here at The Goddard School is the sense of community we have among the kids and teachers. I look forward to meeting you and your family!
  •  Genesis

    Genesis

    Assistant Teacher
    Hola, my name is Genesis Romero. I have been working with children since 2022 and felt a connection with them right away. I am planning to return to school to advance my career in the childcare field. In my free time, I enjoy sunrise beach trips, concerts, dancing, singing (not too well), and embarking on spontaneous adventures with my family and friends. I am happy to be part of the Goddard team!
  •  Jumah

    Jumah

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello, my name is Jumah Mannah. I am from West Africa and have been in the US for almost 20 years. I have been working with children since I was 12 years old, and I love it. I enjoy working with children because they teach me patience. I love spending time with my family, going hiking, and kayaking. My favorite hobbies are running, cooking, and dancing. My favorite season is summer, and my favorite color is green.
  •  Teena

    Teena

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Ms. Teena and I’m so excited to be apart of the preschool team! Most importantly, I am thrilled to be your assistant teacher! I’m so excited to see what this year has in store for us. I want to know all about you, but first I’m going to tell you a few things about me. I was born and raised here in Washington and I’m the oldest of three I graduated high school at Insight school of Washington, I then went and continued my education in dental. I now am adventuring my way to be a child educator. I’m so excited to be a part of you and your child’s life and to watch them grow this year.
  •  Lesia

    Lesia

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Lesia, and I’m Ukrainian. I enjoy working with children and teaching them new things. I have more than ten years of experience working with children in different countries. In my free time, I like to travel and read books. I have my own library, which makes me happy. I’m currently studying at Vision International University, and I am excited to apply all my knowledge and experience in working with children at The Goddard School.
  •  Maritza

    Maritza

    Assistant Teacher
    Hello! I am Maritza. It’s my pleasure to have the chance to teach, guide, and help children. I have over 20 years of experience interacting with kids from the ages of 3 months to 12 years old, including those with special abilities. I’m beyond happy to have the opportunity to contribute to their growth and development.
  •  Yuliana

    Yuliana

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, I’m Yuliana. I love taking care of your children at the Goddard School! I have a passion for being a great leader and teaching kids how to become outstanding individuals. Every child is special, and children are our future. I teach all my students to be responsible and kind human beings. When children have great leaders, there's nothing that can stop them from shining like stars.
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