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 Mawara

    Ms Mawara

    Onsite Owner
    Ms. Mawara is a pharmacist by training. She has her administrative credentials and her director credentials. She is also a certified CPR, First Aid and AED instructor along with being a trainer for Abusive Head Trauma and SIDS Prevention. She and her husband are raising two children of their own, both of them graduated from Goddard pre-K program. As a parent, she knows the importance of quality child care in the early stages of development of a child. Ms. Mawara wanted to bring a high quality education-based early childhood program to the community where the children can learn while having fun. In 2016, she and her husband opened the first Goddard School in Dane County in Verona. In a short period of time, the school became one of the most prestigious preschools in the community. She is very proud to bring Goddard to Sun Prairie where a great team of educators offer a play-based curriculum along with hands-on learning for the future academic success and a life-long love for learning.
  • Ms Kelly

    Ms Kelly

    Director
    Ms. Kelly joined Goddard in January 2022 and has held various roles, including teaching and administration. Currently, she serves as Director. Growing up with her mother's daycare, Ms. Kelly developed a love for working with children early on. Her professional journey began in customer relations and management, and she later owned her own business and contributed to the launch of several small businesses. Ms. Kelly has a passion for guiding and teaching staff and is skilled at building strong relationships. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and two cats. As part of Goddard's leadership team, Ms. Kelly is excited to collaborate and create an unforgettable experience for every family and ensure high-quality care at the school. Her dedication to the children's growth and well-being, along with fostering a positive environment, are central to her role at Goddard.
  • Ms Jen

    Ms Jen

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Jenn brings to our preschool a wealth of experience spanning over two decades, during which she has devoted herself to the care and well-being of children across various age groups. Her commitment to education is evident through her attainment of an Infant/Toddler Credential in Early Childhood Education from the esteemed University of Platteville. With a profound passion for fostering a nurturing and secure environment, Ms. Jenn takes pride in creating a space where your child can thrive. Her approach seamlessly blends the art of teaching with tender care, ensuring that each child not only enjoys their time but also experiences significant growth and development. Rest assured, our littlest friends will be in capable and compassionate hands under Ms. Jenn's guidance.
  • Ms Brooklyn

    Ms Brooklyn

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Brooklyn, an experienced childcare provider, is currently pursuing her education at Madison Technical College to become a compassionate and skilled Medical Assistant. With over 6 years of dedicated experience caring for children aged 6 weeks to 14 years, Brooklyn brings a wealth of expertise to our preschool. Her greatest asset lies in fostering a nurturing and inclusive environment where children from all backgrounds feel welcomed and valued. She firmly believes that embracing diversity enhances the overall growth and development of each child, instilling a strong sense of community and understanding. During her free time, she enjoys indulging in captivating Netflix series and cherishing moments spent with her little cousins, whom she treasures as if they were her own children. This profound sense of familial connection extends to her approach in childcare, where she provides each child with love, respect, and individualized attention. We are thrilled to have her on our team!
  • Ms Taylor

    Ms Taylor

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Taylor is a highly qualified and dedicated educator, having graduated from UW-Whitewater with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. Her commitment to excellence is evident through her DPI certification as a teacher in both regular and special education for children birth to 3rd grade. With a commendable tenure of 6 years in the field of education, she has enriched the lives of numerous students. She spent 3 years teaching 4K in Sun Prairie and actively contributed to before and after school programs at the YMCA in the same community. Ms. Taylor is deeply passionate about fostering a play-based approach to learning, recognizing its immense value in stimulating young minds. As an educator, Ms. Taylor aspires to create an inclusive and nurturing environment for her students, drawing on her understanding and compassionate approach. We are privileged to have Ms. Taylor as part of our team, enriching the lives of our young learners with her expertise and devotion!
  • Ms Jermeka

    Ms Jermeka

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Jermeka joins us from Iowa, where she garnered valuable experience working within the public school system. With an impressive background of 6 years in childcare, she has worked with children across various age groups. Being the eldest of 10 siblings, Ms. Jermeka's affinity for children blossomed while actively caring for her brothers and sisters. Passionate about nurturing the inherent potential of young minds, Ms. Jermeka firmly believes in guiding their learning journey through play. Her unwavering dedication extends to fostering children's emotional and physical well-being, making her a valuable addition to the Goddard School in Sun Prairie. We are delighted to have Ms. Jermeka on board, as her enthusiasm and commitment align perfectly with our mission and vision. With her expertise, she looks forward to providing exceptional care and support, ensuring a positive and enriching educational experience at our school.
  • Ms Ariana

    Ms Ariana

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Ariana brings nearly six years of dedicated experience in early childhood education to our team. Her passion for nurturing young minds has led her to teach children ranging from six weeks to twelve years old, with a special affinity for working with the little ones. Originally from Lake Mills, Wisconsin, Ms. Ariana has been residing in Madison for the past two years. During her leisure time, she indulges in playing video games, baking, crocheting, and hiking. In her role at our school, Ms. Ariana eagerly anticipates building strong and meaningful relationships with every child in her classroom, along with fostering a warm connection with their families. She is sincerely grateful for the opportunity to care for your child and is excitedly looking forward to meeting them. With Ms. Ariana's expertise and genuine dedication, children are sure to experience a nurturing and stimulating environment, where their development will be fostered with utmost care.
  • Ms Christa

    Ms Christa

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Christa brings extensive experience in childcare, starting during her time in the Navy, where she cared for fellow service members' children. Now a mother of three with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, she is passionate about nurturing young hearts and minds. Ms. Christa fosters a growth mindset, encouraging children to embrace mistakes as opportunities for learning and to persevere through challenges. Her love for reading has turned her own children into avid bookworms. With her down-to-earth and fun-loving approach, Ms. Christa creates a nurturing environment for children of all ages as they explore the world around them. We are privileged to have Ms. Christa as part of our team, where her expertise, passion for childcare, and belief in empowering young minds create a nurturing and supportive environment for our students.
  • Ms Danielle

    Ms Danielle

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Danielle holds an impressive fourteen years of early childhood education experience with various age groups. Certified with a CDA in childcare and pursuing a BA in Mass Communications, she prioritizes continuous growth. The joy of encountering former students and witnessing their growth is a highlight of Ms. Danielle's teaching journey. As someone from a family of teachers, she brings a special dedication to her role in nurturing foundational skills. Her artsy and fun-loving nature aligns perfectly with the learning through play approach, making education an engaging experience. Having previously excelled as a lead teacher at a Goddard School, she eagerly joins the Goddard Family in Sun Prairie. She looks forward to meeting both you and your child(ren) with enthusiasm and warmth. Ms. Danielle's experienced guidance and passion will help the children at Goddard thrive under her supervision where she will create a nurturing environment for them.
  • Ms Gylliane

    Ms Gylliane

    lead teacher
    Meet Ms. Gylliane, a passionate educator devoted to shaping young minds. With early ambitions in child development, she first thrived as an infant lead teacher, then as a behavior technician for special needs children, finding profound fulfillment. Ms. Gylliane's classroom presence reflects her commitment to impactful teaching. Outside work, her world is brightened by her boyfriend Matthew, dog Komet, and cats Yuma and Chicken Little. Whether enjoying outdoor adventures or capturing moments through photography, Ms. Gylliane cherishes her personal and professional life, making a difference one child at a time.
  • Ms Jen

    Ms Jen

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Jen, originally from California, has been a dedicated educator in Wisconsin for the past 15 years. Her teaching journey commenced at a young age, and she has since earned an Associate of Science degree from Herzig University, demonstrating her commitment to lifelong learning. Choosing a career in childcare was a natural fit for Ms. Jen, as she finds the company of children and witnessing their exploration of the world utterly captivating. This deep passion fuels her unwavering love for teaching and education. Joining the Goddard School in Sun Prairie was a deliberate choice for Ms. Jen. Impressed by the school's dedication to its faculty, commitment to Goddard's philosophy, and the value placed on teachers and the profession as a whole, she is excited to be part of the team. With her experience, passion, and dedication, Ms. Jen enriches the lives of our young learners. The Goddard School in Sun Prairie is proud to have her contribute to the nurturing and growth of our students.
  • Ms Kait

    Ms Kait

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Kait, a Madison, WI native, has been an educator since 2014. Her love for teaching blossomed during her time as a girl scout when she enjoyed assisting younger troops with projects and activities to earn badges. These early experiences ignited her passion for education. Devoted to teaching young children, Ms. Kait holds a deep belief in the significance of early childhood education. For her, being an educator means making a positive impact on the world. Her greatest joy comes from witnessing a child, who once struggled with a skill, experience that "light bulb" moment when everything clicks into place. Ms. Kait's dedication and enthusiasm create a nurturing and rewarding learning environment for her students.
  • Ms Michelle

    Ms Michelle

    "Ms. Mickey" Lead Teacher
    Ms. Michelle brings a lifelong commitment to childcare, starting with her early exposure in her mom's in-home center. The oldest of three siblings and caregiver to 15 cousins, she transitioned from babysitting to steady roles and summer nannying. After a brief stint in the service industry post-high school, Ms. Michelle returned to childcare, assisting her mom for three years before launching her own licensed in-home center, providing exceptional care to infants, toddlers and school age kids for 19 years. Following a hiatus to collaborate with her husband, the pandemic prompted a reevaluation. Ms. Michelle, having explored various careers, found her passion again in childcare. The Goddard School proved a perfect fit. A Sun Prairie native, she resides with her husband and two sons. In her spare time, Ms. Michelle enjoys reading, camping, hiking, taking backpacking trips and spending quality moments with friends and family.
  • Ms Calsey

    Ms Calsey

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Calsey has a natural affinity for children and finds joy in nurturing their growth, learning, and self-expression. Inspired by this connection, she ventured into the childcare field in 2021 and earned certification through the Child Development Association. While pursuing her full-time studies for a career in Cardiovascular Sonography, Ms. Calsey remains dedicated to guiding young minds. Her favorite children's book, "Oh, the Places You'll Go" by Dr. Seuss, reflects her belief in the boundless potential of every child. At the Goddard School in Sun Prairie, Ms. Calsey eagerly anticipates supporting students through their ups and downs, nurturing their understanding and growth in every moment. With her compassionate and enthusiastic approach, your child will embark on an inspiring educational journey under her guidance.
  • Ms Kaitlyn

    Ms Kaitlyn

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Kaitylyn grew up in Muskego, WI. She spent her formative years with her two sisters. She is married and has a son who is a constant source of joy for her. In 2015, she earned her bachelor’s in Elementary and Special Education from UW-Madison. Early on, she engaged with after-school and summer programs, evolving into roles at a college childcare center and dedicating eight years to teaching Elementary Special Education, guiding those aged 5-11 with varying abilities. In her leisure hours, Ms. Kaitlyn immerses herself in reading, painting, and quality family time, often revolving around delectable meals. As a teacher, Ms. Kaitlyn’s excitement is palpable as she witnesses students encountering the wonders of learning, nurturing their exploration, and upholding the delight in education. She treasures the connections she forges with both students and families throughout her teaching journey.
  • Ms Ray

    Ms Ray

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Ray, a Sun Prairie local, has been dedicated to working with children since 2013. As a business owner and artist, she eagerly shares her love of creativity and art with the children. With her own younger children, Ms. Ray brings a special passion for toddlers and pre-toddlers. Her excitement in teaching, caring, and supporting your children and families is reflected in her approach: laughter and love. Ms. Ray's door is always open for meaningful conversations, addressing concerns, and exchanging ideas to elevate our collective journey together. At our school, your child will thrive under Ms. Ray's nurturing and compassionate guidance.
  • Ms Aubrie

    Ms Aubrie

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Aubrie is a dedicated mother of three boys and resides in De Forest, WI. She is armed with an associate degree in early childhood education from Madison College, and her teaching journey spans 16 years in all age groups, initially starting as a babysitter at 21. When she is not working, she is often busy coaching her sons basketball, soccer, baseball, lacrosse, and football. She cherishes crafting friendship bracelets during their family video game sessions and indulges in outdoor adventures like hiking and basketball. Ms. Aubrie likes to foster creativity and independence in her students through her engaging preschool lessons. She loves to conduct science and art projects in her classroom and allows children to be children and express who they are. Ms. Aubrie is excited to meet all the students at Goddard and make life-long connections with them.
  • Ms Angela

    Ms Angela

    Lead Teacher
    With over eleven years of experience in early childhood education, Ms. Angela brings a wealth of expertise to our team. Her teaching repertoire spans ages from six weeks to twelve years, and she has also held management roles. Ms. Angela holds a bachelor's degree in liberal arts and a master's degree in early childhood education, from Marshall University. Beyond her professional pursuits, she finds solace in hiking, and baking. Selecting the Goddard School in Sun Prairie was a purposeful decision for Ms. Angela. She was drawn to the school's family-oriented atmosphere, unwavering dedication, and commitment to the Goddard philosophy. We are privileged to have Ms. Angela as part of our team, where her extensive experience, educational qualifications, and dedication to nurturing young minds create a supportive and engaging learning environment. Your child will thrive under her care and guidance, as she is dedicated to foster children's growth with passion and commitment.
  • Ms Judit

    Ms Judit

    lead teacher
    Ms. Judi is a passionate and experienced preschool teacher with a strong commitment to early childhood education. She is a native of Spain who moved to the United States at the age of 18 to pursue a degree in criminal justice and EMS. However, life circumstances led her to a career in preschool education, where she has thrived for the past two years. Ms. Judi is honored to be entrusted with the protection, teaching, and care of young children. She believes that every child deserves a safe and loving environment where they can learn and grow at their own pace. She is a firm believer in play-based learning and creates a classroom environment that is both stimulating and nurturing. In her free time, Ms. Judi enjoys spending time with her two daughters, swimming, playing soccer, eating ice cream, volunteering in the community, and visiting the zoo. She is a positive role model for her students and their families, and she is committed to making a difference in the lives of the children.
  • Ms Ula

    Ms Ula

    CHEF
    Ms. Ula is originally from Poland. She has worked in woodworking and carpentry, successfully completing technical school in the field. Her passion for craftsmanship remains evident as she continues to enjoy woodworking as a hobby. Having been a mother, Ms. Ula's journey took an inspiring turn, discovering her profound passion for nurturing children. Now, as she transitions her career to childcare, she brings a wealth of experience and a genuine love for nurturing young minds. In addition to her role as a teacher, Ms. Ula's diverse talents extended to the kitchen, as she embraced her role as a chef at our preschool soon after joining our team. We are delighted to have her as an integral part of our team, where her dedication to both teaching and culinary excellence enriches the experience of our young learners.
  • Ms Brandi

    Ms Brandi

    Lead Teacher/Resource
    Ms. Brandi embarked on her childcare career in 2019 as a Float Teacher. After a brief break, she is returning to the childcare field with renewed enthusiasm, eager to continue her journey in early childhood development. From the young age of 12, she discovered her passion for childcare through babysitting her younger cousins. Growing up in a blended family with four siblings, she has always been drawn to nurturing and caring for young minds, igniting her desire to help children learn and grow into their full potential. During her leisure time, she delights in spending quality moments with family and friends, engaging in video games, dancing, and savoring dining experiences. As Ms. Brandi joins our nurturing environment, she brings her expertise and love for childcare, creating a warm and supportive space for young children to thrive. She is excited to embark on an enriching journey of early childhood with the children at Goddard fostering their growth every step of the way.
  • Ms Willie

    Ms Willie

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Willie Mae comes to us from a childcare center in Madison. She has been in the childcare field for about 10 years. Ms. Mae is currently graduating from Madison College in Early Education! Ms. Mae enjoys spending time with her family, at church, leading worship, or with her grandchildren! When she is not busy, you can find Ms. Mae enjoying the sun and music. We are excited to have Ms. Mae on our team! Please welcome her to our Goddard Family!
  • Ms Sonia

    Ms Sonia

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Sonia has nearly three years of experience in childcare and a degree in Business Administration from Brazil. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our preschool community. Fueled by a genuine love for children, she has dedicated herself to making a positive impact, showcasing particular proficiency in caring for children aged 3 months to 5 years. Beyond her professional pursuits, she finds joy in spending her time skateboarding, exploring the outdoors, and embracing adventure. Her love for travel extends to creating new experiences with individuals from all walks of life. We are delighted to welcome Ms. Sonia to our team. Her commitment to the well-being and development of young minds aligns seamlessly with our values, and we look forward to the positive contributions she will bring to our preschool community.
  • Ms Talisa

    Ms Talisa

    Lead Teacher/Resource
    Ms. Talisa's journey in childcare began with the opening of Goddard School in January 2021, marking the start of her enriching career with us. Prior to joining Goddard, she dedicated 6 years as a caregiver, compassionately serving the elderly and disabled. With a versatile background, she served as a resource teacher across various classrooms before recently transitioning into her role as an assistant teacher in the infant room. Beyond her dedication to childcare, she is an accomplished photographer and embraces various forms of art with enthusiasm. We are proud to have Ms. Talisa as a valued member of our team, where she continues to bring her wealth of experience and commitment to the well-being of our little ones. Her dedication to learning and fostering creativity ensures that your child will be in nurturing and skilled hands, making their time at Goddard School a truly enriching experience.
  • Ms Sirah

    Ms Sirah

    Resource
    Ms. Sirah, hailing from Gambia, West Africa, discovered her passion for cultures and languages early on, further nurtured by her move to Germany at age 10. This global journey led her to the USA at the age of 17, where she flourished while experiencing the “Melting Pot". After earning a bachelor's in German and International Relations from Minnesota State University, Mankato, Sirah became a proud mother of two, inspiring her dive into education. Her tenure as a Teacher Aide at Reach Dane solidified her passion for teaching, allowing her to foster joy and learning in children from diverse backgrounds. At The Goddard School, Ms. Sirah combines her rich cultural insight and love for education, aiming to cultivate an inclusive, nurturing environment for every child.
  • Mr David

    Mr David

    Resource
    Originally from Texas, Mr. David brings valuable experience from his work with children at Ronald McDonald House, orphanages, and La Posada Shelter in El Paso, TX. Known for his infectious positivity, Mr. David quickly builds strong connections with children of all ages, creating a nurturing and joyful learning environment. In his free time, Mr. David explores his artistic side through sketching, painting, and discovering new art forms. He passionately encourages our children to express themselves creatively, believing this fosters their individuality and joy. Mr. David is excited to be at Goddard where his enthusiasm and creative spirit are enriching our community.
  • Ms Jordan

    Ms Jordan

    Resource
    Ms. Jordan joined Goddard Preschool in February 2024, bringing with her a rich background in behavior therapy, tech support, and caregiving, among other roles. Her passion for working with children shines through, especially from her time as a behavior therapist (BT), where she delighted in watching her clients' growth and personality development. Now at Goddard, she's eager to apply her skills in a group setting and embark on this new journey. Outside of work, Ms. Jordan loves crafting, photography, and exploring nature. She's always open to new experiences and enthusiastically shares her discoveries and knowledge with others. Ms. Jordan is excited to be at Goddard where her diverse talents and eager spirit are sure to inspire both children and adults alike.
  • Ms Chrisharon

    Ms Chrisharon

    Resource
    Ms. Chrisharon was originally born and raised in Illinois. She has lived in California, Texas, North Carolina and now settling here in Sun Prairie, WI. She comes from a large family of 13 siblings, herself being #12. Along with those siblings, she has a total of 21 nieces and nephews whom she has cared for throughout different stages of their lives. Ms. Chrisharon has also been a personal nanny which guided her interest into early childhood care and education. She plans to extend her education in childcare by becoming a lead teacher at The Goddard School. Ms. Chrisharon enjoys watching children meet educational milestones and celebrate them with happy dances and cheers. Outside of work she enjoys spending all the sunny days outside or by water. Arts and crafts, painting and pottery are a few of her favorite free-time hobbies.
  • Ms Lauren

    Ms Lauren

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Lauren is incredibly excited to be joining our Goddard family! Ms. Lauren is new to this profession, but comes with lots of experience being around children. Lauren is from a family of 12 and she takes immense pride in being an older sister and amazing aunt! Lauren is also a stepmom of two. Simone and Elijah, who she parents with her loving partner, Duane. Lauren's ultimate goal stepping into early childhood education is to become an art teacher. In her free time Lauren draws and paints, specifically using charcoal ink and acrylic paint as her mediums. One of her biggest projects was painting the Walgreens on the corner of State and Lake, downtown Madison. Lauren also helped O'keeffe Middle School with their murals. When she isn't painting, Lauren is also an amateur photographer working family events and weddings. Lauren believes art is an amazing form of expression.
  • Ms Daniela

    Ms Daniela

    Resource Teacher
    Daniela's home away from home is Texas. It has always been in her nature to live a life of helping others. Her true passion for young childhood development education began when she worked with youth at her hometown church in Texas. After moving from Texas to Wisconsin, she realized it was her calling to work in preschool where she could see her passion grow. In her free time Daniela enjoys working out, playing her guitar, and is a lover of paining and drawing.
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