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. 

  •  Paul and Natalie

    Paul and Natalie

    On-site Owner
    Paul's background is a blend of education and business management. In the early 2000s he was working as a general manager of movie theatres in the Portland Metro Area for Regal Entertainment Group. During this time he completed his B.S. in Business at Concordia University in Portland. Next his journey led him to graduate school to become a teacher. After earning his M.A.T.--also at Concordia--he became a licensed high school teacher in Oregon in the areas of Language Arts and Social Studies. After teaching for several years, Paul went on to further graduate study to become a literacy specialist. Paul's graduate program in literacy and thesis research reinforced the extreme importance of the first several years of life in terms of long-term learning and academic success. He was looking for a way to make an impact at the earlier ages. That journey led him here. Natalie also came from a hybrid of the business and education worlds. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from Portland State University in Child and Family Studies and Early Childhood Education. Along with working at the Goddard School she also is an active Substitute Elementary School Teacher. In addition to our business and education backgrounds, we are the proud parents of four sons ages 8 to 14. Our youngest son is a graduate of our school. We believe very strongly that our school is the highest quality educational experience in our area. We are proud to be a part of it.
  • Ms Danae

    Ms Danae

    Director of Operations
    Danae has been working with children from infants to twelve years old since 2008. Danae has her Child Development Associate credential and her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Clark College.
  • Ms Kaley

    Ms Kaley

    Assistant Director
    Kaley earned her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and an endorsement in Special Education. Prior to leaving Goddard in 2015 to pursue her education full-time, Kaley was a lead teacher at our Goddard School for 3 years...she was one of our teachers when we opened in 2012. She returned in 2017 after graduating and was Lead teacher in our Pre-K class. She now serves the school as Assistant Director.
  • Ms Keani

    Ms Keani

    Program Supervisor
    Keani has her Associates Degree in Early Child Education from Clark College in Vancouver, WA. Her past experience includes working with young children as a nanny and as a teacher's assistant at another preschool in Vancouver. She has been a lead teacher at our school for years, and now she works in the office as a Program Supervisor.
  • Ms Caroline

    Ms Caroline

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Caroline has well over a decade of experience working with Preschool and Pre-K students in a number of environments. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors Degree in Human Development. She is a Co-Lead teacher in the Stars class (ages 4-5).
  • Ms Chelsea

    Ms Chelsea

    Lead Teacher
    Chelsea graduated from Washington State University in Vancouver, WA with her Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Development. Her prior experience includes working with 3-5 year olds at another preschool in Vancouver. Chelsea is the co-lead teacher in our Lightning Bolts class (ages 3-4).
  • Ms Chrissy

    Ms Chrissy

    Lead Teacher
    Chrissy has been working with children since she was in high school. She has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. Chrissy has been an infant lead teacher, an assistant director, and is currently a Co-Lead teacher in our Stars class (ages 4-5).
  • Ms Christina

    Ms Christina

    Lead Teacher
    Christina began working with young children when she lived in Oklahoma. She has served as a lead teacher at a preschool in Battle Ground, Washington. She is currently actively pursuing her formal education in Early Childhood Education through Clark College. She enjoys working with children of all ages. Christina is the Lead Teacher in the Turtles class (ages 2.5-3.5).
  • Ms Jess

    Ms Jess

    Lead Teacher
    Jess has over 11 years experience working with young children. Prior to joining The Goddard School, she was an Assistant Preschool Teacher at SWCCC centers in Vancouver, WA. Jess has her Child Development Associate credential, and she is the co-lead teacher in our Comets class (ages 4-5).
  • Ms Kindee

    Ms Kindee

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Kindee enjoys working with children of all ages. Her past experience includes working with children as a volunteer at SHARE Vancouver. Most recently, she taught swimming, ballet, and gymnastics at Kids Club...and took her gymnastics team to state competitions. Ms. Kindee has been with our school for several years, and is currently pursuing a degree in ECE. She is a Co-Lead Teacher in the Bumblebees Class (ages 1-2)
  • Ms Lesley

    Ms Lesley

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Lesley (or "Mrs B.") has years of experience in both Preschool and public school settings. She came to us to work part-time to just have preschoolers back in her life. She has a masters degree in education. Due to the special need this year, she agreed to be the Lead Teacher for our Kinder-Specific School Age Education Program this year.
  • Ms Michelle

    Ms Michelle

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Michelle came to Goddard with nearly a decade of experience in licensed centers--mostly as a lead teacher. She has earned her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education. She serves as the Lead Teacher in the Thunderclaps class (ages 3-4).
  • Ms Nicole

    Ms Nicole

    Lead Teacher
    In addition to being a mother herself, Ms. Nicole has years of experience working in childcare centers with various age groups. She has been a lead teacher at previous centers and she is currently the Co Lead Teacher in our Dragonflies Class (Ages 24-30 months)
  • Ms Suzy

    Ms Suzy

    Lead Teacher
    Suzy earned her Associates Degree in Early Child Education at Clark College in Vancouver, WA. Her past experience includes working as a teacher's aide and volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club. Suzy is bilingual, and fluent in Spanish. She is lead teacher in our Frogs classroom (Ages 2.5-3).
  • Ms Viri

    Ms Viri

    Lead Teacher
    Viri has worked with young children for over 5 years, though her focus has been with infants and toddlers. In her previous role, she was an infant teacher at WSU Pullman, and is the lead teacher in Goddard's infant class. Viri is bilingual, and fluent in Spanish.
  • Ms Alyssa

    Ms Alyssa

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Aly has years of experience both at licensed centers and as a mother herself. She currently serves as the Assistant Teacher in the Caterpillars class (infants).
  • Ms Breanna

    Ms Breanna

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Bre has done nannying and has worked in licensed centers for years. She currently serves as Assistant Teacher in our Thunderclaps class (ages 3-4).
  • Ms Hannah

    Ms Hannah

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Hannah comes to us with years of experience at other licensed centers. She currently serves as Assistant Teacher in the Frogs class (ages 2-3).
  • Ms Nicole

    Ms Nicole

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Nicole came to us without a lot of ECE experience outside of babysitting. But, she quickly showed herself to a natural with younger children. She currently serves as the Assistant Teacher in the Fireflies class (ages 18-24mos).
  •  Alyssa

    Alyssa

    Floater
    Ms. Alyssa has years of experience with children as well as being a mother herself. She currently supports multiple classrooms.
  •  Amanda

    Amanda

    Floating Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Amanda came to us with years of experience at another licensed center in Oregon. She currently supports multiple classrooms.
  • Ms Jennifer

    Ms Jennifer

    Floater
    Ms. Jennifer has over 18 years of experience working with children of all ages. Just prior to joining The Goddard School, she was a lead teacher for children ages 3-5 at other centers in the Vancouver and Ridgefield, Washington areas.

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