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. 

  •  Paul and Natalie

    Paul and Natalie

    On-site Owner
    Paul and Natalie's background are a blend of education and business management. Paul is a graduate of Concordia University where he completed his B.S. in Business and went on to pursue a Masters in Education. Paul worked for many years as a High School Language Arts Teacher. His 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 to Goddard. Natalie holds a Bachelor's Degree from Portland State University in Child and Family Studies and Early Childhood Education. She has been an active substitute teacher for over a decade. 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. Paul and Natalie are the proud parents of 4 boys ages 11-17.
  • Ms Danae

    Ms Danae

    Director of Operations
    Danae has been working with children from infants to twelve years old since 2008. Danae has been at the Goddard School of Salmon Creek for over 10 years! She has her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood from Eastern Washington University.
  • 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 Bachelors in Children Studies from Eastern Washington University. She joined our school in 2016 and had been a lead teacher in our young toddler classrooms at our school for years. Ms. Keani now works in the office as a Program Supervisor.
  • 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 the Lead teacher in our Infant classroom and has been with us since 2016.
  • 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).
  •  Brooke


    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Brooke has been working with children since 2017. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Education and Learning from Pacific University. Ms. Brooke is the Lead teacher in our Walking Sticks classroom. (ages 1-1.5)
  • Ms Tylar

    Ms Tylar

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Ty(lar) has several years of experience with other centers as well as education in the field. She earned her Associates Degree and is continuing her education in Early Childhood Education. She is the Lead Teacher in our Walking Sticks class (ages 12-18 months)
  • Ms Jadyn

    Ms Jadyn

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Jayden is the lead teacher in our Dragonflies classroom (early toddler.) She has multiple years experience in the childcare industry. Ms. Jayden is currently working on her Early Childhood Education degree at Clark College.
  •  Natalya


    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Natalya joined our school in early 2022 and is currently pursuing her education at Clark College. Ms. Natalya is currently an assistant teacher in our early toddler classroom.
  • 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 a Lead teacher in our Bumblebees classroom.
  •  Monica


    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Monica has been working in the childcare industry since 2018. Monica received her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Clark College. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. Ms. Monica is the Assistant teacher in our Dragonflies classroom. (early toddler)
  • 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 our Frogs classroom.
  •  Kaya


    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Kaya joined our school in the Spring of 2022. She has her Associates Degree and is currently serving as the Assistant Teacher in our Frogs classroom (ages 2-2.5)
  •  Natalie


    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Natalie has grown up in the childcare industry as her Mom operated an in-home daycare. She also has served for as a nanny for multiple families. She currently is the Assistant Teacher in our Bumblebees classroom. (early toddler classroom)
  •  Rachel


    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Rachel earned her Associates Degree in ECE and has previous experience as an ECEAP teacher. Rachel is the Lead Teacher in our Turtles classroom.
  • 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. Ms. Chelsea has been a teacher at our school for over 10 years! Chelsea is the Lead teacher in our Lightning Bolts class (ages 3-4).
  •  Lyudmila


    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. (Lyud)Mila joined our school in January 2022. She is fluent in three languages and serves as the Assistant Teacher in our Lightning Bolts classroom. (ages 3-4)
  • 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 Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She serves as the Lead Teacher in the Thunderclaps class (ages 3-4).
  • 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 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 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 Lead teacher in our Comets class (ages 4-5) along with Ms. Hannah.
  • Ms Hannah

    Ms Hannah

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Hannah comes to us with years of experience at other licensed centers. She came to work for us in 2021 and currently serves as a co-lead teacher in our Comets classroom. (ages 4-5)
  • Ms Viri

    Ms Viri

    Floating Assistant
    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. Viri is bilingual, and fluent in Spanish.
  • Ms Taylor

    Ms Taylor

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Taylor joined our school in 2022. She is currently working towards a degree in Elementary Education. Taylor is our assistant teacher in the Turtles classroom.
  • Ms Jennifer

    Ms Jennifer

    Floating Assistant
    Ms. Jennifer has over 18 years of experience working with children of all ages. She has been with us since 2014. 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.
  •  Alice


    Floating Assistant
    Ms. Alice has an Associates Degree in Family Science with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education from BYU Idaho. She is the proud grandmother of 6 grandbabies, and the mother to 5 children of her own.
  •  Leticia


    Floating Assistant
    Ms. Letty joined our team in early 2023. She is originally from Brazil and is bilingual. She currently works as a floating assistant.
  •  Kaleo


    Floating Assistant
    Ms. Kaleo joined our school in the beginning of 2023 and serves as a floating assistant.
  •  Zenora


    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Zenorah has her Bachelor's Degree from Washington State University in Social Sciences. She is currently the Assistant Teacher in our Thunderclaps classroom. (ages 3-4)
  •  Brandi


    Floating Assistant
    Ms. Brandi joined our school in early 2022, and serves as a floating assistant.
  •  Kadee


    Floating Assistant
    Ms. Kadee has her Associate's Degree from Clark College. She joined our school in Summer of 2022.
  •  Delanie


    Floating Assistant
    Delanie has worked for years with children as a nanny and at Discovery Behavioral Solutions. She joined our school in the summer of 2023 and serves as a floating assistant.
  •  April


    Floating Assistant
    Ms. April has worked in childcare since 2018. She currently has an Associate's Degree from Clark College and is working towards her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education.
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