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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. 

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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. 

 Mike & Megan

Mike & Megan

Owner
We are extremely proud to be the onsite owners of the Goddard School in Horsham, Pennsylvania. We live in Ambler with our sons Cael, Connor, and Danny. Cael is in Kindergarten at Goddard, Connor is in our Pre-Kindergarten, and Danny is in the infant room — they all love it, and we love being with them every day! Mike graduated from Slippery Rock University with a degree in Education. Prior to Goddard, Mike taught in a public school in Pittsburgh for 10 years. While teaching, Mike also ran a wrestling school for young athletes. Megan graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in Finance. She worked for an asset management company before coming to Goddard. Our family believes strongly in the education program the Goddard School offers and the health and safety assurance it provides. Our mission is to offer families the absolute best school setting for early childhood development and care. As we consistently strive to be the best, we welcome your feedback and your concerns. We are so grateful to be part of your child’s learning and development, and we appreciate your trust.
Ms Kristen

Ms Kristen

Director
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - Miss Kristen graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, with a minor focused in Human Development and Family Studies. Miss Kristen has been a Director at The Goddard School since 2011. Miss Kristen is responsible for everything relating to education, curriculum and child development. She comes to The Goddard School with over 13 years of experience working with young children ranging in ages from infancy to school age. Prior to joining the Goddard family, Miss Kristen spent six years as a Program Director for a school-age program where she oversaw the development and daily operation of six sites. She believes that the children grow and flourish in a positive and engaging environment and that the role of early childhood educators is to guide the children through their discovery of the world around them by providing meaningful and fun experiences. Because communication is a key factor in the success of a child, Miss Kristen encourages an open line of communication between herself, the teachers and the parents.
Ms Brooke

Ms Brooke

Lead Teacher
INFANT LEAD TEACHER - Miss Brooke graduated from Albright College with a degree in Psychology and Elementary Education. She has been a teacher at The Goddard School since 2004 and has experience working with infants, preschool and older toddler classrooms. Miss Brooke believes that children, especially when they are young, are very eager to learn new things. She thinks that if information is presented in a creative and exciting way, the children will want to learn more. That eagerness will result in the children wanting to explore even more. This is a very powerful way to create a love of learning.
Ms Carolyn

Ms Carolyn

Lead Teacher
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - Miss Carolyn graduated Magna Cum Laude from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. Miss Carolyn joined our school in 2009 with a great passion to teach young children. In addition to working in the toddler classroom, she also works every afternoon in the Kindergarten classroom. Miss Carolyn shares her art talents in many ways throughout the school. She believes that in order for children to grow and learn they must feel safe and secure in their environment. Children need to know that it’s alright to make mistakes, take chances and feel free to be themselves. She believes that children are explorers and love to learn new ideas and concepts. By providing children with a creative and fun learning environment, Miss Carolyn feels that we are able to meet the needs of all children and accommodate multiple learning styles. A classroom must be a warm and caring environment where we can all learn from each other and contribute.
Ms Christina

Ms Christina

Lead Teacher
TODDLER LEAD TEACHER - Miss Christina holds a Child Development Associate credential in Early Childhood Education. She has been a member of the Goddard Team since 2004. She is very experienced in working with the Toddler age group and enjoys the natural curiosity and boundless energy they have at this age. Miss Christina strongly believes in the importance of providing a consistent, happy environment for children to grow and learn. She feels this environment can be created by providing children with opportunities to explore new activities, while making them feel safe and secure. Miss Christina enjoys spending time with every child creating a special bond with them. She strongly believes that a teacher’s most important job is to be there for both the children and parents.
Ms Jen

Ms Jen

Lead Teacher
GET SET LEAD TEACHER - Miss Jen has been a part of The Goddard School since February 1999. She graduated with honors from Temple University, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. In 2007 Miss Jen was named Teacher of the Year from over 300 Goddard Schools across the country. She finds great joy in planning and implementing fun, hands-on learning activities for the children to participate in daily and enjoys being around children and finds spending time with them very rewarding.
Ms Joanna

Ms Joanna

Lead Teacher
PRE KINDERGARTEN LEAD TEACHER-Miss Joanna is a graduate of Gwynedd Mercy University where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Special Education. Prior to joining The Goddard School, she was a preschool lead teacher as well as being a lead art teacher for a summer program. Miss Joanna believes that each student within a classroom plays a unique and irreplaceable role in the classroom community. For this reason, she believes the teacher must strive to include students interests within the daily curriculum to ensure each student becomes an active participant in his or her learning. Miss Joanna also believes that children learn best by participating in hands on learning activities that naturally engage children.
Ms Kathryn

Ms Kathryn

Lead Teacher
FIRST STEPS TEACHER- Miss Kathryn is the lead teacher in our First Steps Classroom. She is currently enrolled in a university where she is pursuing her degree. She also has her Child Development Credential (CDA) in Infant and Toddler Studies. Prior to joining our school, Miss Kathryn worked at a Goddard School located in her home state of Virginia. She has experience working with children of all ages as well as being an assistant martial arts teacher to boys and girls ranging in ages from 5 to 12 years old. Miss Kathryn believes that children have an innate desire to learn and learn best through a combination of creative play and engaging instruction. She looks forward to getting to know each family and building a relationship that is supportive and promotes learning.
Ms Marissa

Ms Marissa

Lead Teacher
TODDLER LEAD TEACHER-Miss Marissa is enrolled in a Child Development Associate credential program focusing on Infant/Toddler. Prior to joining the Toddler classroom, Miss Marissa was the assistant teacher in our Pre-kindergarten program. Miss Marissa feels that the most important thing a teacher can do is to build a meaningful relationship with each child by being nurturing, kind and patient. Understanding the importance of discovering and appreciating each child’s unique personality is key. She believes that education is one of the most important elements in each child’s life. The growth of young minds begins with play and exploration and that engaging children through a play based environment with hands-on learning activities and art is how children learn best.
Ms Semmie

Ms Semmie

Lead Teacher
PRE KINDERGARTEN LEAD TEACHER - Miss Semmie is a graduate of Temple University with a Bachelor of Science in Education for both Elementary and Early Childhood Education. Miss Semmie is bi-lingual speaking both English and Korean. She joined our school in 2011 with a great deal of teaching experience. In addition to working with the Pre-K classrooms, Miss Semmie has worked in the older toddler and Get Set classrooms as well as our Kindergarten program. Miss Semmie believes the ultimate goal of a teacher is to guide students in their learning experience. As a teacher, she will provide the students with the information and resources necessary for them to explore, to learn and to make their own experiences. Alongside the students growing as intellectuals, it is equally important for them to grow as individuals. Miss Semmie strongly believes that it is important to make available to the students opportunities that enable the ability to mature in all domain areas. She will offer guidance and a safe learning environment for all students. Building a sense of community in the classroom is very important to Miss Semmie.
Ms Gianna

Ms Gianna

Assistant Teacher
PRESCHOOL ASSISTANT TEACHER - Miss Gianna received her Child Development Associate's credential in 2012 as well as completed several courses in early childhood education through Temple University and Montgomery Community College. She has been a part of our teaching staff since 2006 and Miss Gianna has taught in the young toddler, older toddler and preschool classrooms throughout her years here at The Goddard School. Miss Gianna believes that all children learn differently and learn best in an interactive environment. She thinks children benefit from visual and hands-on learning as well as working in small groups. Teachers should always put forth as much effort as possible because children will learn better with someone who remains focused and dedicated to the profession.
Ms Jennifer

Ms Jennifer

Assistant Teacher
Pre-K I ASSISTANT TEACHER-Miss Jenn is an assistant teacher in our Pre-Kindergarten I Classroom. Prior to coming to The Goddard School, she worked with middle school children in a local school district. Miss Jenn has also volunteered as a classroom aide in an elementary school as well as nannied with various age groups. Miss Jenn believes that patience is the key to teaching young children. All children learn at their own pace and in different ways. Miss Jenn believes that children reach their full potential when they are surrounded by a comforting and nurturing environment.
Ms Joyce

Ms Joyce

Assistant Teacher
ASSISTANT TEACHER - Miss Joyce completed her Child Development Associate degree in 2013. She has been a part of The Goddard School Team since 1999. During her time here she has worked with a variety of age groups ranging from infants through preschoolers. Miss Joyce enjoys spending quality time every day with each child in her classroom. She believes that all children are special and have something unique to offer this world.
Ms Karina

Ms Karina

Assistant Teacher
GET SET ASSISTANT TEACHER- Miss Karina is an assistant teacher at our school. Miss Karina has a Child's Development Associate Credential with a concentration in Infant/Toddler. She is currently attending Temple University where she is pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. Miss Karina has experience working with children of all ages as well as being an assistant dance teacher to boys and girls ranging in ages from 3 to 12 years old. Miss Karina believes that children learn best by playing with other children. She believes that it is very important to make learning fun for children at a young age to reach their full potential as learners and have a successful educational experience.
Ms Mackenzie

Ms Mackenzie

Assistant Teacher
TODDLER ASSISTANT TEACHER-Miss Mackenzie is the assistant teacher in our Toddler Program. Prior to joining our school, Miss Mackenzie worked in a variety of positions that allowed her to interact with children of all ages. Miss Mackenzie aims to bring an open mind and positive attitude to the classroom each day. She likes to inspire and encourage these traits in children as well. Miss Mackenzie believes that a classroom should be a safe environment when children are free to be themselves and grow their minds.

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