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. 

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. 

  •  Shauna

    Shauna

    Owner
    Shauna opened The Goddard School in Redmond Ridge on February 25, 2008. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University in Special Education with a minor in Psychology. She returned to City University to receive a Master's Degree in Reading Literacy. As a teacher and mother of two, she is dedicated to providing a nurturing educational environment in which each individual gains the confidence to explore and discover their world. She strives to offer the BEST Early Childhood Program around the Redmond area. She lives in the Redmond Ridge community with her husband Jeff and their 2 amazing children. On her free weekends she enjoys watching her son play baseball for WSU Cougars.
  •  Haley

    Haley

    Director of Education
    Haley joined the team at The Goddard School on December 20th, 2022. She has over 10 years of experience working with children in various capacities. She currently holds an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Bellevue College and she is currently a student with Washington State University, working towards her BA in Human Development. Ms. Haley previously taught here at The Goddard School between 2014 - 2017. She loves providing engaging activities and teachable moments to the children every day. Her favorite color is green and Fall is her favorite season because she loves watching the pretty the leaves falling and the temperature is perfect. She enjoys fishing, hiking, hunting and gardening in her spare time.
  •  Tina

    Tina

    Director of Operations
    Tina joined our team here at The Goddard School on October 13, 2014. She has a BA in Earth & Space Sciences from the University of Washington and a Minor in Education. She has proven background in Science Education and over 15 years of experience working with children. She was previously a lead teacher in our Raccoons Class from 2011-2013 and is excited for her career to grow with The Goddard School of Redmond Ridge! Her favorite color is Aqua. Her favorite time of year is the beautiful green summers we have here in the Pacific Northwest. When not working, Tina enjoys spending quality time with her Husband, Son, and puppy too! She also enjoys reading, gardening, horseback riding, and traveling.
  •  Andrea

    Andrea

    Assistant Director of Education
    Andrea began teaching at The Goddard School on September 25, 2017. She holds an associates degree from Everett Community College in Education. She was previously a lead teacher in our Foxes Class from 2017-2021 and is excited for her career to grow with The Goddard School of Redmond Ridge! Fall is her favorite time of year because she enjoys the apple cider and reading by the fire! In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and talking walks outside.
  •  Nimisha

    Nimisha

    Administrative Assistant
    Nimisha joined The Goddard School on Jan. 31st, 2022 as an Administrative Assistant in the Office. She enjoys working with children because she enjoys being a part of their education path and she enjoys getting to see them learn and grow. Outside of work she enjoys going out and spending time with her family.
  •  Sharon

    Sharon

    Assistant Director of Operations
    Sharon joined The Goddard School – Redmond Ridge on June 14th 2021. She holds an A.A. in Early Childhood Education, a B.A. in Business and an M.B.A. from Baylor University. She has over 15 years of experience working in Early Childhood with a wide variety of age groups and positions. She admires children’s fresh look on the world and their optimism. She also relishes their sense of wonder and building them up to be confident learners and good people of the world. Her favorite part about teaching is helping a child making a new connection. Fall is her favorite time of year because it is harvest time and a time to be thankful for the abundance of the Earth. She loves the smells, the change of weather, farms, and the colors! Outside of work, Sharon enjoys walking outdoors, gardening, reading and learning.
  •  Adriana

    Adriana

    Scampering Squirrels - First Steps
    Adriana joined The Goddard School on Sept. 1st 2021. She has been an Early Childhood Educator for over 5 years and holds an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys making a difference in a child’s life by building that strong foundation/connection with them within a classroom setting. Her favorite part about teaching is the daily interactions of helping a child learn something new that they may not have known before. Outside of work she enjoys taking her dog to the park and spending time with loved ones. Her favorite time of year is Christmas because it is a beautiful time of year spent with friends and family.
  •  Debashree

    Debashree

    Enchanting Elks - Preschool
    Deb joined the team at The Goddard School on April 15th, 2019. She has an 8 year old daughter of her own and she has volunteered frequently at her Elementary School. She loves interacting with children and she enjoys encouraging children to explore! Spring is one her favorite seasons because there are flowers everywhere, longer days, and warmer weather. Outside of work, hiking, photography, baking, reading, and spending time with her family.
  •  Geri

    Geri

    Enchanting Elks - Preschool
    Geri joined our staff at The Goddard School on June 19th, 2020. Geri has over 30 years of preschool teaching experience. She holds an Associates degree in early Childhood Education and is currently working on her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. She enjoys working with children because she gets to make them laugh and she enjoys teaching them new things. Her favorite children’s book is Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein. Her favorite time of year is the Fall – specifically October (It’s her birthday month and she celebrates it all month long!). When she is not working, she enjoys watching movies and relaxing at home.
  •  Harmony

    Harmony

    Enchanting Elks - Preschool
    Harmony joined the staff at The Goddard School on June 10th, 2019. She has over 8 years of experience working in childcare in a variety of positions, but most recently as a Lead Preschool Teacher at her previous school. She loves being asked questions! It sometimes leads to both the Teacher & the Students learning something new together. Her favorite part about teaching is EVERYTHING! She loves to watch the children grow; mentally, physically and emotionally. Spring is her favorite time of year because everything is blooming and there are cute baby animals!
  •  Leticia

    Leticia

    Little Ladybugs - Infants
    Leticia started with us on Aug. 2nd 2021. She has over 8 years of working in Early Childhood Education and has worked at two other Goddard Schools in her past. She holds a Child Development Associates degree. Her favorite part about teaching is being a part of the children’s achievements and witnessing them flourish. She finds joy as a facilitator for other human beings to grow and learn. Spring and Fall are her favorite season because she enjoys the change sin the colors. Outside of work Leticia enjoys doing arts and crafts, hiking with her family and dog, and stargazing.
  •  Lindsay

    Lindsay

    Wonderous Wolves - Get Set
    Lindsay joined The Goddard School on June 24th, 2022. She holds a degree from University of Maryland and has over 10 years of experience working with children in a variety of capacities. She enjoys working with children because she gets a chance to watch them grow and blossom. Her favorite part of teaching is when the kiddos learn new things! Her favorite children’s movie is The Lion King. Her favorite time of year is Autumn because it’s sweater weather and Halloween is right around the corner. Outside of work she enjoys anything having to do with exercise (bouldering, longboarding, weightlifting, swimming, etc.).
  •  Mandy

    Mandy

    Radiant Raccoons - Toddlers
    Mandy joined The Goddard School teaching team on October 22nd, 2020. She has a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from a University in Germany. She has over 8 years of experience working as a Lead Teacher. She enjoys getting to see your children grow up and getting to see their little personalities develop. Her favorite part of teaching is getting to see your child’s smiles and giggles. Her favorite season is Christmas because of all the snow and festive decorations. When she is not working she enjoys playing with her puppy, hiking, reading books, and playing video games.
  •  Maria

    Maria

    Bouncing Bears - Pre-Kindergarten
    Maria joined our teaching team here at The Goddard School on January 3rd, 2022. She has over 8 years of experience working with children and has also spent time teaching Spanish. Her favorite part about working with children is knowing that she is helping each little human grow to their fullest potential! Each child's eagerness to learn gives her a fresh perspective on life. She loves the sunshine and all the outdoor activities that summer brings. Outside of school she enjoys spending time with her dogs, going on walks with her husband and painting.
  •  Matthew

    Matthew

    Cuddly Cubs - Preschool
    Matt joined The Goddard School on June 8th, 2020. He has achieved a B.A. in Drama & a Masters Degree in Education Policy. He has over 9 years of experience as both a Co-Teacher & Lead Teacher teaching children in Preschool & Pre-K. He enjoys working with children because they consistently challenge him to look at the world with a fresh perspective. When he is not working, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and son, physical fitness, collecting vinyl records, and reading (both fiction & non-fiction). Summer is his favorite season because he loves to be outdoors, swimming, and soaking up the sunshine.
  •  Nicole

    Nicole

    Cuddly Cubs - Preschool
    Nicole began teaching at The Goddard School on December 14, 2016. She has over 6 years of experience working as a nanny for children ages 3 months to 6 years. She loves working with children because she enjoys encouraging and watching them learn new things and seeing them achieve such great milestones! Spring is her favorite time of year because she loves the colors and the weather begins to get warmer. Outside of work, she enjoys going fishing with her family and spending quality time with her nieces and god kids.
  •  Ophelia

    Ophelia

    Energetic Eagles - Pre-Kindergarten
    Fefe joined our family on April 1st, 2008 and happily works each day to provide every child with a warm and nurturing classroom experience. She holds Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Chicago State University and has countless years of staff development and continuing education classes. She has over 30 years of teaching experience and has a passion & love for the field of Early Childhood Education because she feels it is the foundation for all learning. Summer is her favorite season because she loves the outdoors. On her personal time, she absolutely enjoys traveling with her family to as many places as possible, sharing in authentic, hands-on, cultural experiences.
  •  Signe

    Signe

    Scampering Squirrels - First Steps
    Signe joined out teaching team here at The Goddard School on August 20th, 2019. She has over 10 years of experience working with children and she is also currently pursuing her degree in Early Childhood Education at Bellevue College. Her favorite part about working with children is their smiles! She enjoys their facial expressions when they learn and execute a new skill. Fall is her favorite time of year because she loves seeing all the leaves changing colors. Outside of school she enjoys spending time with her dogs, music, and getting out into nature.
  •  Sophia

    Sophia

    Little Ladybugs - Infants
    Sophia started with The Goddard School of Redmond Ridge on Aug. 18th 2021. She has over 7 years of experience teaching in a wide variety of positions. She is currently working on her Child Development Associates degree. She enjoys working with children because she enjoys watching them learn new things everyday and she also enjoys making learning fun for all the children in her care. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying the summer sunshine.
  •  Toni

    Toni

    Fancy Foxes - Pre-Toddler
    Toni has been with The Goddard School since Jan. 11th, 2021. She has achieved a Child Development Associates degree. She enjoys getting to watch children grow and learn/develop new skills. Her favorite part of teaching is getting to interact with the children and helping them expand their imagination. Her favorite time of year is Winter-time because of the festive season. Outside of work she enjoys photography and art.
  •  Madison

    Madison

    Wonderous Wolves - Get Set
    Madison joined The Goddard School on May 2nd, 2022. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Development from Texas State University. She has over 7 years of experience working with children in various capacities. She enjoys working with children because of their silly, creative, and curious personalities, their cute little noses, and of course their big hugs! Her favorite part about teaching is getting to spend time with your children and watching them grow. Her favorite time of year is the beginning of Fall for the perfect weather and beautiful trees. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and cats. She loves to read!
  •  Marina

    Marina

    Energetic Eagles - Pre-Kindergarten
    Marina joined the staff at The Goddard School on June 17th, 2019. She has over 5 years of experience working in childcare in a variety of positions. She loves watching children explore and learn new things and her favorite part about teaching is getting to know the kids. Her favorite children’s book is Llama Llama by Anna Dewdney. Fall is her favorite season because she loves the changing colors, the smells, and the pumpkin spice lattes of course! In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family & friends.
  •  Mayaka

    Mayaka

    Energetic Eagles - Pre-Kindergarten
    Mayaka started at The Goddard School on Feb. 22nd, 2021. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Washington in Global Studies & Law, Economics, and Public Policy. She has 3 years of experience working in early childhood. Her favorite thing about working with children is seeing them enjoy learning, growing, and having fun! Her favorite children’s book is Alice in Wonderland. Summer is her favorite time of year because it is so sunny and warm! Outside of work, Mayaka enjoys painting her nails and hanging out with her family, dog & friends.
  •  Sayana

    Sayana

    Radiant Raccoons - Toddlers
    Sayana began teaching here at The Goddard School on June 22nd, 2020. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Central Washington University. Her favorite part of teaching is getting to experience how children learn and grasp new concepts. She enjoys working with children because she gets to watch each child grow into their own personality. Her favorite time of year is Springtime because her birthday is in the spring and there are so many fun colors! When she is not at work, Sayana enjoys hanging out with friends & family, painting, and baking cookies.
  •  Sonja

    Sonja

    Assistant Teacher
    Sonja joined The Goddard School on May 9th, 2022. She has previous experience working with child in childcare settings and babysitting. Her favorite part about working with children is getting to watch them grow so fast - right before your eyes. Her favorite part about teaching is when you get to watch a child learn and execute a new skill. When she is not working, she enjoys working with animals and riding horses.
  •  Andrea

    Andrea

    Classroom Aid
    Andrea joined The Goddard School on Sept. 11th, 2020. She has achieved her Bachelor’s Degree in Literacy, Learning, & Leadership from the University of Arizona. She has been working with children in a variety of capacities since 2018. Her favorite part about working with children is getting to see each child grow and grasp new concepts. Summer is her favorite time of year because she loves the warm weather and going on vacation with her family. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with friends & family and boating/wake surfing on Lake Sammamish.
  •  Hannah

    Hannah

    Classroom Aid
    Hannah joined our Goddard School family on October 27th, 2021. She has achieved her bachelor’s degree in human development from Washington State University. She also works as a certified behavior technician and has been babysitting since she was 15. Her favorite part about teaching is learning something new every day and helping children learn in their own way. She enjoys working with children because she loves seeing how they learn and watching them grow and develop. Outside of work she enjoys going to the gym, watching movies, going for hikes, and spending time with her family.
  •  Juli

    Juli

    Classroom Aid
    Juli joined The Goddard School on March 2nd, 2022. She has past experience working with children through babysitting and watching her 7 nieces and nephews. She enjoys working with children is watching them explore the world and develop their amazing personalities. Her favorite part about teaching is getting to help children be the best version of themselves. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, swimming, and baking.
  •  Karen

    Karen

    Classroom Aid
    Karen joined the team at The Goddard School on February 23, 2016. She has two children of her own in and volunteers frequently at the Elementary School. She loves interacting and engaging with children because of their curiosity and joy! Spring is one her favorite seasons for the renewal and lengthening days. Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, biking and spending time with her family.
  •  Kerry

    Kerry

    Classroom Aid
    Kerry joined The Goddard School on May 3rd, 2022. She has over 7 years of experience helping in classrooms and has her Associates degree. She enjoys working with children because of their enthusiasm and curiosity. Her favorite part about teaching is having fun through the teaching process. When she is not working, she enjoys gardening, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family.
  •  Sheri

    Sheri

    Classroom Aid/Nutrition Coordinator
    Sheri joined The Goddard School family on February 18, 2008. She has been a lead teacher in several of our classrooms throughout the years. She currently also functions as the school's Nutrition Coordinator. She has over 25 years of experience working with toddlers in a variety of settings. She is excited to provide and help teach healthy choices for the children in our care. Her favorite color is blue. She loves all seasons and the sights, smells, and sounds that come with each one. In her free time she enjoys photography, sewing, reading, and cross-stitch.

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