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. 

  • Mrs Katie

    Mrs 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.
  •  Keara

    Keara

    Director
    Ms. Keara earned a Bachelors' degree in English Literature and a minor in Education from Lake Forest College in Illinois while teaching preschool and middle school-aged children at Noggin Builders, a hands-on STEAM program for children, and 2nd grade in Waukegan, Illinois. Ms. Keara is currently pursuing her Masters' Degree in Social Work at UW-Madison with focuses on Mental Health and Children, Youth, and Family. Outside of preschool and graduate school, Keara enjoys doing puzzles, reading, and going on road trips to National Parks with her family.
  •  Allison

    Allison

    Preschool/4K Lead
    Ms. Allison is extremely excited to continue her career in education at the Goddard School! Ms. Allison has her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and has 20 years of experience in the early childhood field, both in administration and as a director. Ready to be back in the classroom, Ms. Allison’s philosophy is that children learn best through play. In her free time, Ms. Allison enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters, all of whom are following in her footsteps and pursuing careers in education.
  • Ms Danielle

    Ms 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)!
  •  Julia

    Julia

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. 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 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, Ms. Julia’s passion for childcare remained. After a few years, Ms. Julia decided return to went to work as the Lead Teacher at a private school in the 2-year-old room. Ms. Julia continued her passion by teaching at CAP Services in the 3-year-old classroom, which has now led her to The Goddard School. Ms. Julia has her Child Development Associate credential and is excited to teach at the Goddard School in Sun Prairie.
  • Ms Katelyn

    Ms Katelyn

    Lead Teacher
    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!
  • Mrs Kay

    Mrs Kay

    Lead Teacher
    Mrs. K is passionate about play-based learning. Mrs. K is excited to be a part of your child’s learning experiences. Mrs. K is working towards her Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked in the Early Childhood field for over twenty years. Mrs. K is known for her potty-training expertise, lesson creativity, and genuine care for the children in her care. Mrs. K is thrilled to be a part of the Goddard family.
  • Mrs Kelly

    Mrs Kelly

    Lead Teacher
    Mrs. Kelly brings real-life experience as a mom and by her work supporting an in-home daycare. Ms. Kelly believes each child has a unique way of learning and she will guide each one to blossom in their own special way. You will find her classroom full of love, laughter and learning. Ms. Kelly spends her free time with her husband and son. She loves sunshine, crafts, and sweet treats. As a teacher at Goddard, she looks forward to new challenges, smiling faces, and the development of future generations.
  • Ms Kristine

    Ms Kristine

    Lead Teacher
    Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, Mrs. 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.
  •  Taylor

    Taylor

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. 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. Ms. 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.
  •  Alex

    Alex

    Assistant Teacher
    With four adopted younger siblings at home, Mr. Alex has been around kids his whole life. He grew up playing baseball and basketball and loves to incorporate movement into his teaching to bridge his passion for sports with the importance of physical education. Mr. Alex has e been working with children since 2019 and believes he has discovered his true calling as an early childhood educator.
  •  AMY

    AMY

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Amy graduated from Madison Area Technical College with a certification in Medical Assistance. She is currently pursuing a DCF teaching certification in early childhood development. Ms. Amy has worked in the medical field for the past 10 years, where she worked as a medical assistant in a family medicine clinic. Ms. Amy wants to have a more direct impact on the people she helps in her field of work, most of all children. This passion has led her to her new journey at the Goddard School. Ms. Amy was drawn to the mission and vision of the Goddard School, because of the focus on play-based learning and the importance of social-emotional learning in the classroom.
  • Ms Calsey

    Ms 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.
  •  Hallie

    Hallie

    Teacher
    Ms. Hallie has over 5 years of childcare experience and has recently shifted her passion for in-home care to professional education. She moved from Illinois to Wisconsin in 2017 for higher quality opportunities. Her biggest achievements since moving to Wisconsin are working towards her ECE certifications and becoming a part of the Goddard family. Ms. Hallie is passionate about the Goddard School’s play-based approach to instruction and enjoys how fast children learn new skills while having fun. In her free time, she enjoys reading, bird watching, family time, and nature. Ms. Hallie is more than excited to be a part of your child’s growth and development here at The Goddard School!
  •  Jamie

    Jamie

    Infant Room
    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.
  •  Jenna

    Jenna

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Jenna was born and raised in Sun Prairie. She has spent the last 2 1/2 years working as a Certified Nursing Assistant. However, she has always wanted to work with children. As a young child, Ms. Jenna, endured multiple surgeries due to Perthes Disease. This gave her the ability to empathize with children. Her love for mentoring children grew from her relationship with her younger siblings. Ms. Jenna looks forward to nurturing, teaching, and growing with the children at Goddard School in Sun Prairie.
  •  Lindsay

    Lindsay

    Jumping Jellyfish
    Prior to entering the professional workforce, Ms. Lindsay travelled to different elementary schools in the Madison area and read books to young children learning to read and write. This experience kick-started her love and interest in caring for children. Ms. Lindsay pursued this love and interest by working with children at the YMCA in Sun Prairie for two years. While there, planning individual and group activities allowed her to develop her skills as a teacher. Ms. Lindsay looks forward to continuing her education by pursuing her lead teacher credentials. She is excited to be a part of the amazing staff at the Goddard School in Sun Prairie!
  • Ms Talisa

    Ms Talisa

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Talisa is very excited to be starting a career with Goddard school with many years of caregiving experience. She has been caring for others professionally, of all different ages and abilities. Her most recent caregiving position was with the elderly, and she is looking to now invest in her love for children, professionally. Working on her CDA certifications, she will serve as a resource staff teacher for art and photography. Ms. Talisa is excited to teaching at The Goddard School and the opportunity to work with your family!
  •  Annaliesa

    Annaliesa

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Annaliesa has a passion for helping young minds grow and knew from a young age she wanted to be a teacher! She began her childcare career in 2010 working with toddlers and infants and has continued throughout the years working with all ages, even being an Au Pair in Australia. Ms. Annaliesa earned her Bachelor of the Arts degree in Early Childhood Education in 2017 and is DPI certified to teach elementary school. She has a passion for social emotional development of young children with trainings in Pyramid Model and Conscious Discipline. Ms. Annaliesa has a passion for guiding children as she promotes learning, inspiration, and creativity! At Goddard, she is looking forward to new challenges, smiling faces, and getting to know the children and families!
  • Ms Pratima

    Ms Pratima

    Resource Staff
    With the desire to transition to her passion for children, Ms. 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. Ms. Pratima enjoys cooking - trying new recipes and gardening, which she looks to bring these experiences into the classroom. Excited for this new adventure and opportunity to grow, Ms. Pratima is excited to grow with you and your family at the Goddard School in Sun Prairie.
  • Mrs Tazhia

    Mrs Tazhia

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Tazhia has 10 years of early childhood education experience and 3 years of experience in a leadership role in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) field. The last 8 years, she has been a lead teacher with preschool/prek aged children. She has a strong belief in relationship-style teaching, as children must have a solid foundation of trust built with a teacher to learn best. Ms. Tazhia's primary skills include teaching: sign language, phonics/reading, technology and Spanish to preschoolers, which she will provide to our students through enrichment activities. Ms. Tazhia has a certification through the Child Development Association and is currently attending college to earn my BA in Elementary Education. Her hobbies include singing, drawing, playing soccer and photography with her favorite book being, "The Book with No Pictures." Ms. Tazhia is excited to join and bring all of her expertise of teaching to The Goddard School in Sun Prairie.
  • Mrs Ula

    Mrs Ula

    Resource Staff
    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.

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