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Meet the faces of the educational advisory board...those responsible for ensuring the quality of education we deliver to your family.

The Educational Advisory Board (EAB) is an accomplished group of educators, researchers and experts in child development, early learning, technology integration, brain development, parent engagement, and health and nutrition. The focus of the EAB is to provide Goddard Schools with valuable guidance and support to plan for the future and ensure we are providing your family with the best early learning programs.


Dr. Craig Bach

Professional Development & Accreditation 

Craig Bach, Ph.D., proudly serves as Goddard Systems, Inc. vice president of education. He received his doctorate from the Group in Logic and Methodology of Science at U. C. Berkeley. Dr. Bach is an educational researcher with more than 12 years in higher education, including five years in institutional research and served as Drexel University's associate vice provost for curriculum and assessment. His areas of research include learning assessment, learning analytics, philosophy of mathematics, instructional technologies, mathematics education and the application of philosophical methods to research. Prior to coming to Drexel, Dr. Bach served as the vice president of the office of institutional effectiveness at Kaplan Higher Education where he managed five teams working on assessment, research, analytics, data management, and performance measurement.

Lillian Kellogg

21st Century Approach to Learning

Lillian Kellogg is vice president of client services for Education Networks of America (ENA), a leading managed Internet service provider focusing on the education and library markets. For ENA, she oversees marketing, as well as strategic national association partnerships. She also is past chairperson for the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21). In that role, she heads up the Leadership Development and Membership committees. Lillian has dedicated her career to education and technology and has more than 25 years of experience in working with school districts and libraries in the field of educational technology. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and co-chairs their Empowering the 21st Century Superintendent initiative as well as their Advocacy committee. Previously a board member and education division co-chair of the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), Lillian remains highly active in SIIA. Lillian started her career as a high school teacher and has held national positions with education and library market leaders.

Susan Magsamen

Parent Engagement

Susan is an award-winning writer and advisor on family and children issues. Her books and programs have been called “a beautiful celebration of family life,” empowering parents and children to connect—with each other, with other families, and with the world around them. Her most recent book, The Classic Treasury of Childhood Wonders, National Geographic, 2010, has become a best seller and a must have for all families with young children. Susan is the founder of Curiosity Kits, FamilyStories, and most recently Curiosityville. Susan has developed successful partnerships and collaborations with many organizations supporting parent engagement, such as Johns Hopkins University, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Temple University, Baltimore City School’s Family Institute, University of Delaware, Families and Work Institute, National Geographic Society, Sylvan Learning Systems, and The Walt Disney Company to name a few.

Dr. Jack Maypole

Health and Nutrition

Jack Maypole, M.D., is the director of pediatrics at the South End Community Health Center and the Comprehensive Care Program at Boston Medical Center. He is also an assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Maypole’s interests include caring for children with complex and chronic illness, such as neurodevelopment problems and complications of premature infancy, as well as the challenges of high risk children who have nutritional or social concerns. Dr. Maypole’s blog on pediatrics, is very popular with parents, pediatricians and educators. He also contributes articles on child health matters to magazines and websites, including Curiosityville and l-rn. Dr. Maypole trained at Yale Medical School and completed his residency and chief residency in the Boston Combined Residency in Pediatrics (Boston Medical Center and Children's Hospital, Boston). Dr. Maypole is also a freelance cartoonist and lives with his wife and three children in Newton, Mass.

Dr. Kyle Pruett

Playful Learning and Child Development

Kyle D. Pruett, M.D, is a clinical professor of Child Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. An internationally known child psychiatrist and expert on children, family relationships, and fathers, he has been a trusted advisor to The Goddard Schools since 1998. Dr. Pruett has the unique ability to share his medical knowledge and other information in plain English, which makes him highly sought after by the media, government agencies and the business community. A pioneering researcher on fathers and children, Dr. Pruett is a prominent author of award-winning books, including “Me, Myself, and I” and “The Nurturing Father,” “Partnership Parenting: How Men and Women Parent Differently- Why it Helps Your Kids” and “Can Strengthen Your Marriage.” Dr. Pruett is a frequent contributor to national publications including The Washington Post, Good Housekeeping, Parents, and Parenting. He is also the host of the Lifetime TV Series, “Your Child 6 to 12” and serves as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies Goldman Sachs, Ropes and Gray and Robert Wood Johnson.

Lee Scott

Curriculum Development and Parent Engagement

Lee Scott is a well-respected business and education consultant with more than 25 years of experience in program and curriculum development, early childhood education services, professional development, after-school programs, assessment of young children and supplemental educational programs. She has been a consultant to The Goddard School for the past five years. Lee was a senior officer and business developer for Primrose Schools, Sylvan Learning Systems and Connecting with Kids where she developed curriculum products as well as programs for parents in character education, online instruction, after-school programs, preschool education and children’s entertainment. She has launched strategic partnerships on a variety of family-oriented projects with National Geographic Society, Scholastic Publishing, Discovery School, and others.