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March 23, 2014

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MIDDLETON — Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), the franchisor of The Goddard School preschool system, announces the opening of its newest school in Middleton. Located at 244 Maple St., the new school is owned by franchisee team Kris Girrell and Margie Sutton. In honor of the grand opening, a ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration was held on March 1, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The Middleton school opening is part of GSI’s expansion in the Boston metro area and southeastern New Hampshire to add 30 locations over the next several years. In addition to the new Middleton Goddard School, Kris Girrell and Sarah Blumenstock Girrell also own a Goddard School in Reading which has been open and operating since January 2010. When it came time to open his second school, Girrell partnered with close family friend, Margie Sutton on the endeavor. Sutton, a former retail manager and high tech reseller, is a certified parenting educator and brings years of experience to her new role as onsite owner. The Goddard School preschool system operates on a dual-management system, distinctive in the early childhood education industry. Each location is managed on-site by the franchise owner, as well as an educational director responsible for working with teachers and implementing the curriculum. This separation and clear delineation of roles has resulted in The Goddard School system’s success and high satisfaction ratings for 25 years. The company has 13 other Goddard School locations in the greater Boston area, which covers Massachusetts (Middlesex, Norfolk and Worcester counties) and New Hampshire (Hillsborough and Rockingham counties). For more information, call 978-762-7620 or email middletonma@goddardschools.com. Franchising information is available at goddardschoolfranchise.com or by calling 800-272-4901.

METHUEN — Amy Johnson of Exeter has joined Moore Staffing Services of Methuen as Manager of their Accounting & Finance Staffing Division. Johnson is a former Vice President of Global Trade Finance for TD Bank. She has expertise in many capacities including finance and accounting, domestic and global compliance, leading-edge technology, diverse industry base and a strong global perspective. Moore’s Accounting & Finance Division provides their client base with talented financial management, accountants, financial analysts, bookkeepers, corporate collections, advanced Excel and ERP financial consultants. Moore Staffing is an independently owned staffing firm in Methuen that provides administrative, human resources, medical office, customer service and accounting/finance and supply chain contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire staffing services. Moore has been serving Merrimack Valley companies since opening in 1986.

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