Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

Our teachers blend the highest standards in early childhood development with nurturing care.

Souji, Owner
I have been a resident of Fishhawk for three years. I live here with my husband Shekar and our two boys, Aditya and Adarsh who go to Fishhawk Creek Elementary School.
My educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from George Mason University, Virginia. I have worked in corporate America for ten years as a professional engineer.

I am excited to bring a high quality preschool program to our community. We noticed a clear need for a premier preschool in the area as we shopped for childcare for our boys. I am honored to bring the Goddard program that will help shape the early childhood development for the children in our community.


Robin, Director
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Illinois State University. I have been a preschool director for 10 years in various environments. Although I started out in a corporate-chain environment, I soon discovered The Goddard School and fell in love with the philosophy and program. I helped to open a Goddard School in Illinois and loved the challenges and triumphs of it. I had to interview, hire, train, and mentor all the staff for this new center. I had to educate the community about what a Goddard School truly offers. It was a very rewarding experience!

I have two sons that I couldn’t be more proud to call my own. My oldest will begin attending Embry-Riddle University this fall and join the Air Force ROTC program at the school. My youngest will be attending Newsome High School as a Sophomore. My youngest is a graduate of the Goddard School program and I can see first-hand what a solid foundation the program has given him for his academic career. This is what I want to see all students achieve by the time they graduate our program. Students should be confident learners, eager to explore new concepts, ideas, and places.

I look forward to getting to know all of you and your children! Welcome to our Goddard School!


Ms Beth, Lead Teacher Crabs Classroom - One Year Olds

Ms. Beth holds a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Wisconsin - Stout. She has over 15 years of experience working with children from 1-5 years old.

Personal Note:
"I became a teacher because I had great teachers that helped and guided me when I needed it the most. They even went so far as to invite me into their own homes to help and work with me."

Ms Beth

Ms Mariane, Lead Teacher Rays Classroom - Young Three Year Olds

Ms. Mariane holds a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Puerto Rico, Ponce as well as her CDA. She has over 17 years of experience working in early education.

Ms Mariane

Ms Doris, Lead Teacher Manatees Classroom - Three Year Olds

Ms. Doris holds a Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Puerto Rice. She also holds a Certificate in Early Childhood Education. She has been a preschool teacher for over 16 years and has experience in the Head Start Program in Puerto Rico.

Personal Note:
"It is very important to me that my children know they are safe and loved while they are in my classroom. Once they can be assured of that, they are set up for a healthy learning environment."

Ms Doris

Ms Dustina, Lead Teacher
Ms. Dustina holds a National Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. She has experience running her own in-home daycare, at an elementary school in Japan (Sure Start), and working in childcare centers as a VPK teacher for over 10 years.

Personal Note:
"I think children should learn through fun and play. Building confidence is important so that they can feel like they can accomplish anything."

Ms Dustina

Ms Marwa, Lead Teacher Dolphins Classroom - Three Year Olds

Ms. Marwa has an associate’s degree in Eclectromechanical engineering from Egypt. She also has a National Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. She began working in the childcare setting in 2003. Since then she has worked with children in all age groups including two year, three year and four year olds.

Personal Note:
"I love to create fun, challenging and safe learning experiences for children in my classroom."

Ms Marwa

Ms Gia, Lead Teacher Sharks Classroom - VPK

While living in Mexico, Ms. Gia was enrolled for 4 years at a university with a major in Anthropology. Upon moving to the states she began teaching at RCMA and later received and Associates degree from Hillsborough Community College. She is currently working on obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from USF.

Personal Note:
"I am fully dedicated to what I do and plan to further myself into higher education until I feel I have the power to educate the educators of new methods for early childhood education. I believe that the most important part of our profession is the children we teach and the knowledge they absorb from us after each year."

Ms Gia

Ms Amanda, Lead Teacher Whales Classroom - VPK

Ms. Amanda holds Bachelor's degree in sociology with a concentration in Education from Ashford University. She has been teaching at the PreK level for nearly 10 years now.

Personal Note:
"My teaching philosophy reflects the brain-based approach school of thought. What this means is that I plan and engage the children in activities that incorporate the five senses whenever possible. If students can see, touch, smell, hear and taste what we are learning about they will remember it. Lastly, I believe in learning through play and exploration. Children engaged in meaningful activities have fun and learn at the same time this develops a life long love of learning."

Ms Amanda

Ms Desiree, Assistant Teacher Turtles Classroom - Two Year Olds

Ms. Desiree has over 17 years of experience working in early childhood education.

Ms Desiree

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