July 11, 2024

The Goddard School’s Bill and Wendy Kim Recognized as 2024 Franchise Rock Stars by Franchise Business Review

Bill and Wendy Kim, owners of The Goddard School of Ramsey, NJ, and The Goddard School of Paramus, NJ, have been selected by franchise research firm Franchise Business Review as 2024 Franchise Rock Stars. The Kims were chosen from hundreds of nominations from brands that participate in Franchise Business Review’s franchisee satisfaction research.

Franchise Rock Stars are recognized for setting admirable examples when it comes to leadership, business acumen, financial and professional success and contributing to their community. Categories include: Giving Back, Women, Millennials, Veterans, Family-Owned, “Freshmen,” Top-Performers, and Multi-Unit Owners. The Kims were nominated by Goddard Systems, the manager of The Goddard School franchise system, and were honored in the Family-Owned category.

“We are truly thankful and honored to be named Franchise Rock Stars by Franchise Business Review and proud to represent The Goddard School brand,” said the Kims. “We thank our incredible faculty and staff, our families and our students for allowing us to do what we love every day—providing the highest quality care and early childhood education for our community.”

Bill and Wendy Kim's journey as owners of two Goddard Schools in New Jersey has been marked by their unwavering commitment to fostering a supportive and high-quality learning environment for more than 20 years. Their success stems from their hands-on approach, engaging with their faculty and community to ensure the best outcomes for their students and families. The Kims' focus on recognizing and nurturing the strengths of their teachers has created a culture of respect and high employee retention, benefiting everyone in their schools.

With plans to open a third location, the Kims' approach to expansion is focused on keeping ownership within their family, ensuring continuity and quality. By mapping out a detailed succession plan with proper training in place for their children to one day take ownership of the new school, they can preserve the mission and values that have been the cornerstone of their success.

“The Kims are the definition of rock stars, and they are an outstanding representation of the Goddard School brand and our franchise system” said Dennis R. Maple, chairman and CEO of Goddard Systems. “The Kims’ schools provide every student with a safe and nurturing environment to support their individual social, emotional and academic development, empowering them to confidently take on the world. We are so incredibly appreciative that they’re part of the Goddard family.”

“There are so many stories of inspiring franchise owners who are living their dreams of successful business ownership. Each franchisee brings unique abilities, values, and skills to their franchise brand,” said Eric Stites, founder & CEO of Franchise Business Review. “We’ve seen that most successful franchise owners demonstrate an incredibly strong work ethic, a deep passion for their businesses, and a real commitment to their communities. Our Rock Star Awards are for those who truly go above and beyond in some special way. These individuals are truly assets to their company—and their passion resonates throughout the entire brand.”

Visit FranchiseBusinessReview.com to see the full list of 2024 Franchise Rock Stars.

For more information about The Goddard School, please visit GoddardSchool.com, and to learn about franchise opportunities, go to GoddardSchoolFranchise.com.

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