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. 

  • Mr Kalis

    Mr Kalis

    I am the new owner of this Goddard School in Redmond, WA. Seattle has been my home now for close to 20 years. I have two exceptional children myself. My love for children and passion for education has inspired me to open a preschool. I have over three years of experience owning the Goddard school. I am also an avid volunteer in our schools and other community programs. Our mission at The Goddard School of Redmond is to provide a premium early childhood education while fostering each child's physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and moral development in a safe, nurturing, fun, and happy environment. I am committed to providing every child with a loving and caring atmosphere to support the development of strong character, self-esteem, confidence, creativity, and a life-long love of learning. I am also committed to partnering with every Goddard family, so your children can grow and learn in an equal and encouraging environment!
  • Ms Elsa

    Ms Elsa

    Director of Education
    Director of Education Ms. Elsa joined The Goddard School in August 2012. She taught for five years in our Herons classroom before becoming our school's Education Director. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from National University and has over 15 years of experience with children of all ages. She currently received the Aim4Excellence National Director Credential through the Mc Cormick center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University. Her experience also includes teaching and coaching children with Special Needs. Ms. Elsa spends most of her free time with her two daughters, son, and husband.
  • Ms Samantha

    Ms Samantha

    Director of Operations
    Director of Operations Ms. Sam joined The Goddard School team in October 2011. Ms. Sam comes to us with years of experience in working with children. She has an Associate of Arts and Science and an Associate of Technical Arts in Ornamental Horticulture. Ms. Sam is also working on her Childhood Development Associates Degree. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, playing a game of golf, sewing, and crafting.
  • Ms Yashna

    Ms Yashna

    Operations Coordinator
    Operations Coordinator Ms. Yashna joined The Goddard School in August 2012. She is currently enrolled at Bellevue College, completing her Associate's Degree. Ms. Yashna is our jack of all trades around the school! Outside of school, she loves to play the drums, the guitar, and the piano! "I love everything, but my favorite part of the day is doing storytime with each class. As well as playing outside!"- Yashna
  • Ms Lisbet

    Ms Lisbet

    Education Coordinator
    Education Coordinator Ms. Lisbet began teaching at The Goddard School in April 2008. Ms. Lisbet had strived to work with parents to best prepare each child for Kindergarten. She has become our Education Coordinator and is looking forward to working with all ages and families. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education and has over 15 years of experience working with children. When not at school, she loves traveling and spending time with her friends and family. "My favorite activity in class would be doing arts and crafts with the kids! I love seeing them express their creativity and use their imagination!" -Lisbet
  • Ms Katie

    Ms Katie

    Education Specialist
    Ms. Katie joined the Goddard School in June of 2016. She has a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education from Western Washington University. She is currently pursuing a Master's in Early Childhood and Family Development from Missouri State. She has almost 14 years of experience with many age groups and settings. She likes to spend time with family and friends and her cat Cleo in her free time. She loves to go to concerts and sports events and experience new places thru travel. Ms. Katie loves fall! She loves the sweater weather and fall fashion, all the colors, and the start of the new academic year! Her favorite part of her day is when her toddlers demonstrate how curious and competent they are. They surprise her every day, and she learns just as much from them as they do from her. She also loves and values all the relationships she can build with staff and our Goddard families.
  • Ms Diana

    Ms Diana

    Lead Teacher Butterflies - Toddlers 2
    Ms. Diana joined the Goddard School in January of 2020. She came to us from Florida. She is currently going back to school to finish her Bachelor's in Psychology with a minor in Child Psychology. She has worked with many age groups, from infants to middle school. She loves to hike, play tennis with her boyfriend Stanley and her cat! She also enjoys painting and reading. She loves the season of Spring! It gives her life; she loves seeing colorful, beautiful flowers bloom. As well as the Fall. She loves seeing the leaves changing to warm, brown, and orange colors. It reminds her that the Holiday season is near. She loves many moments in her day. She loves the hugs she gets from her students and the bond she can build with them. She loves the staff, enjoys the conversations, and loves the support and kindness she receives from everyone. It fills her heart!
  • Ms Jessica

    Ms Jessica

    Lead Teacher- Puppies Infants
    Ms. Jessica joined our Goddard family in March of 2022. She comes with many years of experience with the little ones and is very excited to be working with our babies.
  • Ms Zoe

    Ms Zoe

    Lead Teacher Butterflies - Toddlers 2
    Lead Teacher- Butterflies
  • Ms Sara

    Ms Sara

    Lead Teacher Frogs- Twos
    Ms. Sara joined our Goddard family in November of 2021. She brings many years of experience and knowledge with toddlers. We are looking forward to seeing Ms. Sara and all of our froggies.
  • Ms Alison

    Ms Alison

    Lead Teacher Ponies- Preschool
    Preschool-Ponies Ms. Alison joined the Goddard School in June 2016 in our graceful Swans Classroom and now our Ponies Classroom. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Seattle University. When not here at school, you might find her enjoying a Mariners Game or attending the Seattle Seahawks home games!
  • Ms Nidhi

    Ms Nidhi

    Lead Teacher Antelopes- Preschool
    Lead Teacher- Antelopes
  • Ms Ana

    Ms Ana

    Lead Teacher Herons- Pre-Kindergarten
    Ms. Ana joined the Goddard School in November 2016. She is currently working towards her CDA in Early Childhood Education through Kaplan. She has been working with children for five years and has loved every moment of it. She loves hiking, camping, and spending time with her family, especially her baby girl Anamaria. She loves the season of Fall! She loves teaching the kids essential life skills such as problem-solving and watching, then utilizing their skills during their interactions.
  • Ms Gillian

    Ms Gillian

    Lead Teacher- Swans- Bridge
    Ms. Gillian joined our Goddard family in August of 2022. She attended SCF to obtain her AA in Psychology. She plans on continuing her education at the University of Washington to receive her BA in Psychology with a focus on addictive behavior. She has been babysitting children since the age of 13 and has continued her growth in childcare. In her free time, she enjoys going to concerts, attending musical festivals, going backpacking, hiking, making jewelry, and spending time with her cats and tortoises. Gillian's favorite season is fall for the change of colors and her favorite holiday is Halloween. Her favorite part of the day at Goddard is drawing with the kids and listening to their creations.
  • Ms Sujatha

    Ms Sujatha

    Assistant Teacher-Antelopes- Preschool
    Assistant Teacher-Antelopes
  • Ms Marisa

    Ms Marisa

    Flex Teacher-All Ages
    Ms. Marisa joined the Goddard School in December of 2019. She started as a Flex Teacher and currently has transitioned into a Toddler Lead teacher in the Frogs classroom. She is currently working on her degree in Early Childhood Education at Bellevue College. She has been working with children for more than five years. She also did coaching for gymnastics! She enjoys being outside and being active. She also loves to bake! Her favorite season is Fall. She loves the cool and rainy weather. Her favorite thing about her day here is the unique one-on-one interactions with the children. She loves using those moments to learn more about each child and their interests.
  • Ms Eshwaramma

    Ms Eshwaramma

    Flex-Teacher-All Ages
    Flex Teacher all age groups
  • Ms Jessica

    Ms Jessica

    Lead Teacher Herons- Pre-Kindergarten
    Ms. Jessica joined our Goddard family in November of 2022. She has a bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Public Health. She then continued her education and completed the Teach First program in England where she gained her PGDE in Primary Education. She is currently working towards her CDA in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Jessica spent 2 years teaching in England with children ranging for the age 6 to 11. She loves exploring the state and seeing all the beautiful scenery. Especially the view of Mount Rainier. When at home, she enjoys time with her husband and lots of cuddles with her mom and son's rescue cats. Her favorite season is Fall. Ms. Jessica thinks Fall in WA is magical. Her favorite part of the day is when children call her over to tell her about something they have done that they are proud of.
  • Ms Angelica

    Ms Angelica

    Classroom Assistant
    Ms. Angelica joined the Goddard School in February 2018. A graduate of Woodinville High School, she has worked with children of all ages at the Northshore YMCA. When not here at school, she likes to watch movies, play games, goes ATV riding, and hang out with her friends. "I enjoy reading to the kids and love helping them with their centers!" -Angelica
  • Ms Brooke

    Ms Brooke

    Flex Teacher- All ages
    Ms. Brooke joined the Goddard School in April 2017. She has studied for a Nursing Degree at Lake Washington Technical College. Ms. Brooke loves the summer months for warm weather, sunshine, and beautiful sunsets. She likes to hike, travel, and spend time near the ocean in her spare time.
  • Ms Kalpana

    Ms Kalpana

    Flex-Teacher-All Ages
    Flex Teacher all ages
  • Ms Pramila

    Ms Pramila

    Flex-Teacher-All Ages
    Ms. Pramila joined our Goddard family in 2017. She comes with a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Calicut in India. She volunteered at Alcott Elementary for a year and at Emily Dickinson with Autistic children. She enjoys hiking, cooking, working out, listening to Bollywood songs, and spending time with family and friends. She loves Horror movies. Her favorite seasons are Fall and Winter. Her favorite thing is reading to the kiddos at the Goddard School.
  • Ms Kyleigh

    Ms Kyleigh

    Lead Teacher- Puppies Infants
    Lead Teacher- Infants
  • Ms Vidhya

    Ms Vidhya

    Lead Teacher- Pre K Dalmatians
    Lead Teacher- PreK Dalmatians
  • Ms Jadyn

    Ms Jadyn

    Lead Teacher- Bridge Swans
    Lead Teacher Bridge Swans
  • Ms Anbarasy

    Ms Anbarasy

    Flex Teacher - Preschool
    Flex- Teacher- Preschool
  • Ms Liberty

    Ms Liberty

    Lead Teacher Frogs- Twos
    Lead Teacher Frogs- Twos
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