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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. 

 Maria

Maria

Owner
Maria has an undergraduate degree in Education Psychology from Birmingham Southern University and an M.B.A. from University of Texas - Arlington. She has worked in various positions within the legal, telecommunications and website development industries and has found her true passion owning a preschool. Maria enjoys offering a loving and educational environment where children can develop into lifelong learners. She has experienced The Goddard School as a parent – both of her children are graduates of the school. Butch has a graduate degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in College Administration. He worked in Higher Education for several years before transitioning to a career in the telecommunications industry. He also has an MBA from Duke University. He is very active in the Cedar Park community, having served on the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. WHAT MAKES OUR FACULTY THE BEST? Our lead teachers are required to have education degrees and certifications. Many of our assistant teachers are also degreed or in the process of completing a degree. In addition to the customized daily lesson plans developed for your child by the lead teacher, our faculty includes a full-time music teacher and a fitness teacher that visit all classrooms throughout the week. Our teachers are carefully mentored and coached by our Curriculum Director to assure each child has a fun learning experience.
 Cindy

Cindy

Director
Cindy has a Bachelors Degree in Child Development and a Masters Degree in Education from Texas State University. Cindy has been in the child care and educational field for over 15 years in both the public and private school settings. Cindy taught in Austin ISD for 4 years as a 4th and 5th grade teacher and transitioned to a Literacy Specialist before making a move to Pittsburgh. In Pittsburgh, Cindy began working at The Goddard School in Peters Township. She started working in the Toddler classroom, then became the Kindergarten teacher and ended her 5 year tenure as a Director. She enjoys the constant quest for knowledge that children bring and loves children's curiosity. You never know what they are going to say next! Cindy moved to Texas in the summer of 2017 and became the Operational Director at the Goddard School in Cedar Park.
 Heather

Heather

Director
Heather has been working in the Early Childhood Education field since 2006. She started as a teacher and has been a Center Director since 2007. She holds a Masters degree in Curriculum Instruction and Assessment and the equivalent of a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. Heather is actively involved in the community and currently serves as a member of the DCE PTA. Heather is passionate about supporting children, families, and educators and is committed to providing your children with a high quality educational experience. I am very excited to be the Executive Director at The Goddard School of Cedar Park; I enjoy partnering and working with families during their child(ren)'s early care and education.
 Jacqueline

Jacqueline

Assistant Director
Jacquie has been working in the childcare field for 16 years as a teacher, assistant director and director. She is TX Director Certified and holds a CDA. Jacquie Joined our team in February 2021. She is passionate about building lasting, positive relationships with children and their families.

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