David Raye

David Raye is owner of The Goddard School Third Lake, IL.  After two decades as an executive in the corporate world, David’s young children inspired him to dedicate his life to delivering high-quality education for infants, toddlers, pre-school and kindergarten children.  The Goddard School has been rated #1 in Early Childhood education for 14 consecutive years by Entrepreneur Magazine and enjoys an excellent national reputation. David’s school opened in 2004 and quickly rose to be in the top 10% of over 440 Goddard Schools within the United States in all business, program, and health & safety categories. David earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University and an MBA in Executive Management from St. John’s University, New York. David lives with his wife and two daughters in Lake Forest.

In support of Bernie’s Book Bank, David started and leads an annual Book Drive with 18 Goddard Schools in the Chicagoland area.  The success of the book drive inspired other Goddard Schools throughout the country to promote book drives which have already collected hundreds of thousands of books nationwide.