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. 

  •  Katie

    Katie

    Onsite Owner
    My name is Katie Neuman. I have spent 16 years in teaching and educational leadership in the K-12 space. I earned Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science, and a Master's Degree in Special Education from Truman State University. The last 13 years were in the special education and general education classrooms with learners ranging in ages K-12. The past three years, I worked at the administrative level at Badger Ridge Middle School in Verona, as the Multi-tiered Systems of Support Specialist, which provided me with a keen understanding of academic and social-emotional development in children of all ages. This is my first year outside K-12 public education. When we first moved to Wisconsin, 6 years ago, I was a new mother and new to the area. We found ‘The Goddard School’ in Verona, and it changed our lives. We were so impressed by the quality of culture, and the level of health and safety, we decided to move to Sun Prairie and open a school of our own.
  •  Emily

    Emily

    Center Director
    Emily has years of experience in the early childhood education field in a variety of capacities. Emily received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education and Sociology from Ripon College and a master’s degree in Special Education from UW-Whitewater. Emily comes to us with eleven years of experience in the Early Childhood field and is a DPI certified teacher. Emily started her teaching journey at a Goddard School in Arizona before moving back to Wisconsin and has spent the past seven years with the Sun Prairie School district as a teacher in the 4K program. Outside the classroom, Emily is the Varsity Head Coach at Janesville Craig High School. Emily is passionate about early childhood education and creating a nurturing ?and stimulating environments for all children to become confident learners. Emily is thrilled to rejoin the Goddard School Family and to be part of the leadership team as Center Director!
  •  Kelly

    Kelly

    Operations Director
    Kelly's journey with Goddard began when the doors opened in January 2022. She has been a teacher in several classrooms, part of the administration team, and will now serve as Operations Director. Kelly's mother owned and operated a daycare when she was growing up and was surrounded with an abundance of children. This provided her nurturing experience and love for children from an early age. She began her professional journey in customer relations and management. Formerly, she owned a business, and assisted in opening the doors to several small businesses as well. Kelly has a passion for guiding and teaching staff, as well as creating relationships with everyone in her presence. Kelly's free time is spent with her husband, high school age son, and two fluffy cats. She is thrilled to be a part of the leadership team at Goddard where we will collaborate to give every family an unforgettable experience and a high quality of care at our school!
  •  Aaliyah

    Aaliyah

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Aaliyah has been working in childcare for about a year and a half. She has worked with kids ranging from infants to 4K. Her passion to work with children came from babysitting kids in her family growing up. She enjoys watching kids learn through exploring their environment and imaginative play. Ms. Aaliyah loves the energy, positive atmosphere, and the passion that The Goddard School has to offer, and loves making sure families feel seen, heard and appreciated.
  •  Alycia

    Alycia

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Alycia or Miss Aly was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wi. She moved to the Madison area in 2018. Miss Aly is the oldest out of 12 and has 8 nephews and 5 nieces. Miss Aly graduated from Madison College in May with an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education. She has 2 years and 9 months experience in the childcare industry. Miss Aly has over 20 years of experience helping her mother raise her younger siblings. Miss Aly has a 2-year-old dog named Snoop. She enjoys reading the Bible, watching tv, and spending time with family in her spare time.
  •  Calsey

    Calsey

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Calsey has always had a strong connection with children and have enjoyed helping kids grow, learn, and express themselves. This led to her joining the childcare field in 2021 and becoming certified through the Child Development Association. She is currently a full-time student to fulfill a career in Cardiovascular Sonography. Her favorite children’s book is “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Suess. Ms. Calsey looks forward to helping students understand and grow through the ups and downs while learning every moment of the way at the Goddard School in Sun Prairie.
  •  Ariana

    Ariana

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Ariana has worked in early childhood education for almost six years now! She has taught ages six weeks to twelve years old, but always finds herself back with the little ones. She is originally from Lake Mills, Wisconsin and has lived in Madison for two years. She lives with her boyfriend and their two dachshunds Skye and Apollo. In her free time she enjoys playing video games, baking, crocheting, hiking, and spending time with her dogs. She looks forward to building strong relationships with every child in her classroom, as well as their families. She is thankful for the opportunity to care for your child and can’t wait to meet them!
  •  Claire

    Claire

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Claire attended California State University Stanislaus and earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She has experience as a before and after schoolteacher, summer camp counselor, assistant teacher, and office assistant in both the elementary and middle school settings. Ms. Claire is a passionate advocate for the environment serving as the ecology ‘point person’ for the schools she served. Educational access for minority children is another passion for Ms. Claire. She spent four months researching and documenting challenges that minority groups face in childhood education Ms. Claire is a new resident of Wisconsin and is joining us from California where she was born and raised. She wants to create a classroom environment which promotes fostering love and diversity. Ms. Claire is excited to incorporate multiple styles of learning, such as singing, dancing, and other creative means to empower each student’s individual development styles.
  •  Danielle

    Danielle

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Danielle has fourteen years of experience in early childhood education across several different age groups. She has a CDA childcare certification and will be finishing her BA in Mass Communications. One of the most exciting aspects of teaching is running into children she taught years later and seeing how much they've grown. Knowing that she played a role in helping them develop many foundational skills never fails to make her smile. Coming from a family of teachers has definitely left a lasting effect on Ms. Danielle. As a very artsy, fun-loving person, she finds the learning through play approach a very natural process. Ms. Danielle has two young children of her own who help keep her creative juices flowing. Ms. Danielle is thrilled to be a part of the Goddard Family in Sun Prairie as she brings experience in lead teaching from a Goddard School previously. She is beyond excited to meet you and your child(ren)!
  •  Jen

    Jen

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Jen moved to Wisconsin in 2009 from California. Her teaching career began at a young age, and she has been teaching for 15 years. Ms. Jen earned an associated of science degree from Herzig University and is dedicated to being a lifelong learner. Ms. Jen chose a career in childcare because she finds that being around children and watching them discover the world is fascinating. This passion has fueled her continued love for teaching and education. Ms. Jen chose the Goddard School in Sun Prairie because of the dedication shown to their faculty, Goddard’s philosophy and the value given to teachers and the profession in general.
  •  Julia

    Julia

    Lead Teacher
    Mrs. Julia has an associate degree in General Business along with numerous courses in early childhood. She has more than five years’ experience in childcare in the private, public, and federally funded school systems. During Mrs. Julia’s time in college, she focused on business. However, she always held a desire to work in childcare. After graduating with her business degree, Julia went to work for a large mining corporation in Human Resources. While working in HR and developing her professional skills, Mrs. Julia’s passion for childcare remained. After a few years, Mrs. Julia decided return to went to work as the Lead Teacher at a private school in the 2-year-old room. Mrs. Julia continued her passion by teaching at CAP Services in the 3-year-old classroom, which has now led her to The Goddard School. Mrs. Julia has her Child Development Associate credential and is excited to teach at the Goddard School in Sun Prairie.
  •  Kristine

    Kristine

    Lead Teacher
    Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, Ms. Kristine attended Alverno College where she received her bachelor’s degree in education. After 6 years teaching in the Milwaukee Public School system, she decided to transition her focus to early childhood education. Ms. Kristine wanted to help children earlier age. Spending the last 13 years as an early childhood educator, she has found her love, passion, and enjoyment with the young children in the preschool setting. Ms. Kristine is passionate about literacy and her favorite book is "The Monster at the End of this Book." Ms. Kristine is excited to start her career at The Goddard School in Sun Prairie. She is a strong believer that it takes a village to raise a child and is passionate about partnering with families.
  •  Riley

    Riley

    Lead Teacher
    Miss Riley recently relocated to Wisconsin from California with her family. She is a proud mother and Early Childhood Educator. Miss Riley is excited to watch her classroom and program thrive! She is thankful for the opportunity and privilege to care for all children, while building healthy relationships with children and their families at the Goddard School in Sun Prairie. Miss Riley is dedicated to providing a loving and enriching space for children and their families. She spent the past year as a Classroom Lead Teacher at Vendenberg Air Force Base Child Development Center. Miss Riley is excited to watch her classroom and program thrive! She is thankful for the opportunity and privilege to care for all children, while building healthy relationships with children and their families at the Goddard School in Sun Prairie.
  •  Taylor

    Taylor

    Lead Teacher
    Mrs. Taylor graduated from UW-Whitewater with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and is a DPI certified teacher in both regular and special education for children birth-3rd grade. Mrs. Taylor has worked in education for the past 6 years, teaching 3 years of 4K in Sun Prairie and worked for a before and after school programs at the YMCA in Sun Prairie. Mrs. Taylor is passionate about the play-based approach to learning as well as the importance of social-emotional learning in the classroom. She hopes to bring her understanding and nurturing approach to the classroom and is excited to watch your little ones learn and discover the world around them. She wants my classroom to feel like an extension of home; somewhere that your child feels safe and happy!
  •  Zaire

    Zaire

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Zaire’s passion for children began with the birth of her niece and has flourished into a career. She has spent the last two years in early childhood education in varying capacities working with infants through 4K. Ms. Zaire earned her early childhood education certifications for both assistant and lead teacher positions. She loves to see children thrive while learning through imaginative play, creativity, and exploration of their environment. Ms. Zaire loves the energy and positive atmosphere of the Goddard School in Sun Prairie and is excited to be a part of the teaching team.
  •  Danielle

    Danielle

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Danielle comes to us with previous childcare experience in a well-reputed daycare in the community. She grew up with in a big family of 2 brothers and 7 sisters. She has been caring for her younger siblings as well as her nieces and nephews. Ms. Danielle is currently working on her assistant teacher qualifications and later will start working on her lead teacher qualifications through State of Wisconsin. Ms. Danielle likes to be outdoors and go on walks. Her favorite season is fall and she enjoys fall colors quite a lot. She is looking forward to the growth and professional development at Goddard and to make lifelong relationships with all the Goddard students and families.
  •  Christa

    Christa

    Resource Teacher
    Mrs. Christa has worked with children for numerous years. After high school, she joined the Navy and continued watching the children of fellow service members on nights and weekends. After leaving active duty in 2010, Mrs. Christa joined the reserves and prepared to be a mother. Mrs. Christa now has 3 children of her own along with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice focusing on security. She is a down to earth fun person and loves children of all ages. She is passionate about nurturing the hearts and minds of children as they learn about the world around them. Mrs. Christa loves reading and has turned her older two children into book worms. She has a strong belief in fostering a growth mindset in children and help them see that some mistakes are simply different paths, failure is ok, and not to give up.
  •  Hailey

    Hailey

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Hailey’s passion for working with children came from growing up with nine siblings, and always being around children. She is currently working towards her lead teacher qualification and plans to go to UW Madison next fall to earn her bachelor's degree in early childhood education. In her spare time Ms. Hailey writes music, sings and loves learning how to play new instruments!
  •  Jermeka

    Jermeka

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Jermeka comes to us from Iowa, where she worked in the public school system. She has 6 years of experience working with children of all ages. Ms. Jermeka is the oldest child of 10 children and found her love for children while helping care for her brothers and sisters. Ms. Jermeka is passionate about nurturing the inner wealth of little ones and helping guide their learning through play. She is dedicated to children's emotional and physical well-being and is excited to support the mission and vision of the Goddard School in Sun Prairie.
  •  Pratima

    Pratima

    Assistant Teacher
    With the desire to transition to her passion for children, Mrs. Pratima is changing careers from Business Administration to Education. Although she is new to the field, she has experience as a nurture being the mother of two young children. Mrs. Pratima enjoys cooking, trying new recipes, and gardening, and she looks to bring these experiences into the classroom. Excited for this new adventure, Mrs. Pratima is excited to grow with you and your family at the Goddard School in Sun Prairie.
  •  Jamie

    Jamie

    Resource
    After taking care of my younger siblings and babysitting while growing up, Ms. Jamie began working with children professionally in 2021. She is currently attending Madison College to earn my Associates Degree in Education and plans to earn her bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to teach high school English. Ms. Jamie is grateful for the opportunity to teach at the Goddard School in Sun Prairie. She is excited to create bonds, nurture development, and watch our littlest ones discover and investigate the world around them.
  •  Katelyn

    Katelyn

    Resource Teacher
    Mrs. Katelyn has been in the childcare setting since 2019 and has four young children. She is a prior member of the military with excellent communication skills, situational awareness and attention to detail. She is beyond thrilled to be a part of your child's growth and their learning experiences!
  •  Kelly

    Kelly

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Kelly is a junior at UW Madison and is working towards her bachelor's degree in Human Development & Family Studies. Ms. Kelly has experience working with children from all ages and with learning disabilities, trauma, and other behavioral concerns. She has experience as a certified lead teacher, experience as an instructional aide, served as a Crisis Intervention Behavioral Therapist @ Achieving Collaborative Treatment and is trained in ABA therapy. Ms. Kelly was drawn to this profession by seeing first-hand how the pandemic affected families and wanted to make a difference through the classroom. She has so much love and enjoyment in facilitating curriculums that allow children to branch out and explore beyond their milestones. Ms. Kelly is excited to continue her journey at the Goddard School in Sun Prairie.
  •  Ula

    Ula

    CHEF
    Mrs. Ursula is originally from Poland. She finished technical school in woodworking and carpentry, which she still enjoys as a hobby. She is excited to transition her career to childcare. Mrs. Ursula's time as a mother, she discovered her passion for teaching children! Mrs. Ursula is passionate about nurturing a love for learning with her students. She’s excited to bring her love for others into each and every classroom.
  •  Talisa

    Talisa

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Talisa started her career in childcare here with us at Goddard, when the school opened in January 2021. Before Goddard, she worked as a caregiver for 6 years with the elderly and disabled. She was a resource teacher for awhile, working in all of the classrooms, but has recently moved into our infant room as an assistant teacher! She is currently working on expanding her education and wants to become a lead teacher soon! She also has her own photography business and enjoys many different kinds of art.

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