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. 

  • Ms Ramneek

    Ms Ramneek

    On-site Owner
    Ramneek has always believed in the critical role STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) plays in early education. A holistic approach and exposure to these fields in foundation years of child growth helps kids to be creative thinkers and problem solvers at an early age. Ramneek is a Bachelors in Science and Masters in Plant Biology from Pennsylvania State University. She has worked in Tech industry for last 7 years before deciding to follow her passion in getting quality early education to Renton community. In her free time, Ramneek likes to dance, play board games and travel with her family.
  • Ms Irina

    Ms Irina

    Center Director
    Irina believes that every child is gifted and needs classrooms arranged to offer challenging play and learning opportunities. Being in childcare for past 8.5 years, Irina understands that every child deserves to be in a safe, clean, healthy, and child-oriented environment. She has a Master’s in Secondary Education and a Doctorate degree in Philosophy focused on language and communication. In her own words: "I feel deeply honored to be a part of each family who will join our Goddard School community. I am committed to providing a holistic approach for children to build a solid foundation for lifelong learning. I love being with children and helping them to grow to their best potential. I am a proud mother of three children and a granny of three granddaughters. I enjoy traveling, music, gardening, and reading in my spare time."
  • Ms Janelle

    Ms Janelle

    Assistant Director
    Ms. Janelle has been working with children for over 20 years. After obtaining her BA in Special Education, she worked as a teacher for 5 years in the Edmonds school district. For the past 4 years she has worked in early childhood education settings and looking forward to bringing her experience to Goddard. In her free time enjoys spending time with her family in Northern Washington on the Canadian border.
  • Ms Kateryna

    Ms Kateryna

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Katya brings 12 years of experience with children ages 0 - 5. For five of those She worked a nurse in the NICU ward in the Ukraine. Her experience of NICU nurse, keeps our youngest kids in a safe and healthy environment. She enjoys working with infants and looks forward to helping them to learn and grow at Goddard School.
  • Ms Cynthia

    Ms Cynthia

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Cynthia has been working with children of toddler age since 2017. During this time, she also obtained her Early Childhood Education Certificate from Renton Technical School. She is very excited to bring her ECE knowledge to the classroom and work on projects that will help kids with their overall growth. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her young son.
  • Ms Adaline

    Ms Adaline

    Teacher
    Ms Adaline is a creative educator who's passionate about children's growth and development in the classroom. She spent this past year working as an enrichment teacher at a local elementary school, where she worked intensely with children on their social development skills. She is excited to use her knowledge to guide your child on their learning journey here at Goddard Schools. When she's not busy in the classroom, you can find her creating art or working on a craft project.
  • Ms Danette

    Ms Danette

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Danette has been working with children for over six years. She brings experience with children 6 months to 9 years old. After obtaining her Associates degree majoring in ECE, she worked as a teacher’s aid in an Elementary school in a special education class. She loves being a part of your child’s growth and development! When she is not working, she is adventuring with her four year old daughter Averie.
  • Ms Janay

    Ms Janay

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Janay has around 12 years of childcare experience and is working on getting her AA in early childhood education this spring. She loves creating the best care for our families and children. She is extremely excited to be a part of the Goddard team and loves spending time with her peers collaborating. Her smile and flamboyant nature keeps the energy of her room high, which kids love. She is from Lakewood, WA but she currently lives in Tukwila with her 3 younger children. In her spare time, she loves spending time with family and go sightseeing at the waterfront.
  • Miss Frehwot

    Miss Frehwot

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Freh, a dedicated toddler room teacher, epitomizes professionalism and warmth in her classroom. She cultivates a nurturing environment where every child feels valued and empowered. Through a diverse range of engaging activities, interactive games, and patient guidance, Miss Freh ignites a sense of wonder and curiosity, instilling a lifelong love for learning and exploration in her students. Her journey in early childhood education commenced at the age of 15, and she holds an associate degree in early education and special education, coupled with extensive experience across all age groups. In her free time, Ms Frey has a passion for various activities including running, rock climbing, reading, coding, and immersing herself in nature, as well as volunteering. Engaging in these pursuits not only energizes me but also fosters personal growth and a deep connection with the world around me.
  • Ms Jacquelyn

    Ms Jacquelyn

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Jackie, is our Pre K lead teacher! She has been working as a childcare provider for the last 5 years and 3 of which working as a Prekindergarten teacher! She is a very structured individual and her classroom rules and organization is assisting children with Kindergarten readiness. She is a mom of an incredibly sweet boy named Kellen who is heading into middle school next fall. In her free time, she enjoys drawing/painting, hiking, building lego creations, and baking. She loves squishmallows and care bears, as one thing she has learned is that one is never too old to love stuffed animals! She is looking forward to all of the wonderful adventures this year with your kiddo!
  • Miss Jocelyn

    Miss Jocelyn

    Lead Teacher
    Ms Jocelyn, grew up in Washington and is pursuing a degree in childhood education. Over the past 13 years, she has had the privilege of working with children across various age groups. What she loves most about her work is guiding kids through crucial developmental stages, helping them achieve milestones, and offering the support they need to overcome life challenges. Her goal is to empower them to grow into motivated, independent, and intelligent individuals. Outside of work, you'll usually find her at home with her husband Pavel and two cats Arwen and Gimli. She is an avid reader and enjoy experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen. She is always on a lookout for a thrilling new book or a tasty dish, she is always eager to explore and learn.
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