Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

Our teachers blend the highest standards in early childhood development with nurturing care.

Anne, Owner As the on-site owner, I spent 15+ years in the Human Resource field after graduating from Old Dominion University with a B.S. in Education. However, it wasn’t until after the birth of our son, Connor we decided to open The Goddard School in Chesapeake, VA. My husband and I were struggling to find a quality school for our infant son so I could go back to work. We were looking for somewhere we would feel comfortable leaving him everyday and know that he was well cared for and in a safe learning environment. After an exhausting search we couldn’t find anywhere that met our standards so we began looking into opening our own school and came across The Goddard School franchise and we opened in Chesapeake in March 2005. We are now looking forward to working with you at The Goddard School located at Lynnhaven!

Anne

Ms Aimee, Director Ms. Aimee is our Operations Director. She has been with The Goddard School since the beginning. She recently married her husband Shaun, and has two beautiful children Sadie & Gregory. Ms. Aimee has an Associates in Early Childhood Education and has had almost 5 years of Childhood experience. She is eager to continue to be apart of the amazing family at The Goddard School and enjoys every minute!

Ms Aimee

Ms Kim, Director Hi, my name is Kim and I am the Director of Education for the Goddard School. I have two beautiful daughters, Hallea & Kara .I have my degree in Early Childhood Education and have been in the field for over 30 years! I have trained in all areas of early childhood education, including, but not limited to Effective Positive Discipline and S.T.E.A.M . I also mentored with Virginia Quality/Smart Beginnings and I am a co-author of Early Discovery Curriculum. I am thrilled to be a part of the Goddard family!

Ms Kim

Ms Cynthia, Lead Teacher Ms. Cindy is the Lead teacher in the Guppies room. She is from St. Mary’s, GA. She and her husband have two beautiful daughters. Ms. Cindy has been working with children since 2008 and is currently working on her CDA in Early Childhood Education. She has been with Goddard since 2016. She enjoys working with infants; watching them grow and developing their own unique personalities.

Ms Cynthia

Ms Tristan, Lead Teacher Ms. Tristan is a Co-Lead teacher in the Dolphins classroom and was born and raised in Virginia Beach. She is married with a beautiful daughter and one on the way. She is currently working on getting her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and has been with Goddard since October of 2016. She has been working with children since 2011 and loves watching them learn and grow



Ms Tristan

Ms Frances, Lead Teacher Ms. Frances is a Co-Lead teacher in the Starfish classroom. She moved to Virginia Beach with her husband who is in the U.S Navy and their two children. She has her CDA in Infant and Toddlers as well as an A.S in Social and Behavioral Sciences. She has over 10 years of experience in child development and loves watching Toddlers grow, learn and explore.

Ms Frances

Ms Angela, Lead Teacher Ms. Angela is the Lead teacher in the Turtles classroom. She was born and raised in Michigan. She is retired from the Navy and then began her teaching career in 2012. She finished her Associates Degree in Early Childhood in 2015. She has 3 beautiful children and a wonderful husband. She loves watching the kids in her class learn and grow!

Ms Angela

Ms Maria Cristina, Lead Teacher Ms. Tina is the Lead Teacher in the Jellyfish classroom. She has been in the field of Early Childhood Education for the last 18 years. She is dedicated to the social and emotional development of each child and makes it her goal to make sure that each child receives the best care and love that they all deserve. She has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Montessori training in Infants, Toddlers and Twos.

Ms Maria Cristina

Ms Kat, Lead Teacher Ms. Kat is a Co-Lead Teacher in the Crabs classroom. She has worked in childcare for 5 years and has spent 2 years of that teaching preschool ages children. She has lived in Virginia Beach for 4 years now. In her time away from school she enjoys reading and watching her daughter learn and grow

Ms Kat

Ms Kayla, Lead Teacher Ms. Kayla is a Co-Lead Teacher in the Crabs classroom. She has worked in childcare for over 8 years and has her Associated Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been with Goddard for 3 years now. She loves watching the children learn and grow each day.


Ms Kayla

Ms Ashley, Lead Teacher Ms. Ashley is a Co-Lead teacher in the Rockfish classroom. She has been with The Goddard schools since the beginning! Ms. Ashley and her husband Chris have been married for 3 years and are now expecting their first child! Ms. Ashley has her Associated Degree in Early Childhood Education and has worked with children for 9 years. She loves working with children and she loves watching them succeed.

Ms Ashley

Ms Chandra, Lead Teacher Ms. Chandra is our Lead Pre-K teacher and soon to be our Kindergarten teacher in the fall. She has been married to her husband Adam for 18 years and has two daughters Mackenzie (16) and RyLee (13). Ms. Chandra has a Masters Degree is Early Childhood Education and a Bachelors degree in Cognitive Studies. She has worked with children for almost 20 years, some of which were with K-3 in the Virginia Beach Public School system participating in PALS intervention. She is excited to be apart of our Goddard family.

Ms Chandra

Ms Nika, Lead Teacher Ms. Nika is a Co-Lead in the Rockfish classroom. She is married and has one daughter, Selena. She moved from her hometown of Charlotte to Virginia Beach with her husband who is in the military. She attended the Art Institute of Charleston for interior design, but she has a passion for teaching and plans to going back to school for education.

Ms Nika

Ms Amy, Assistant Teacher Ms. Amy is the Resource Teacher for the Guppies class. She grew up in Virginia Beach and went to Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and 6 years’ experience with working with children. Ms. Amy has a passion for music and loves to play songs on her Ukulele for all the children at Goddard.

Ms Amy

Ms Tasha, Assistant Teacher Ms. Tasha is the Assistant Teacher in the Guppies room and has lived in Virginia Beach half of her life. She has one son, Jayden, and has worked in child care for 11 years. She loved working with infants and watching them meet milestones. Ms. Tasha has been with the Goddard school since 2016 and absolutely loves it!

Ms Tasha

Ms Amber, Assistant Teacher Ms. Amber R is the Assistant Teacher for the Dolphins class here at The Goddard School. She was born and raised in beautiful Colorado! She moved to Virginia in 2016 after she got married to her husband who is in the Navy. She has been in Early Childhood Education for 5 years and loves every moment of it. Her favorite part is creating a special bond with every child, and watching them master new task and milestones!

Ms Amber

Ms Kiah, Assistant Teacher Ms. Kiah is a CO-Lead teacher in the Starfish classroom and is originally from New York. She has been with the Goddard School since 2015 and is currently working on her CDA in Early Childhood Education. She has worked with children for over 5 years and wouldn’t trade it for anything else.

Ms Kiah

Ms Amy, Assistant Teacher Ms. Amy A is the Assistant Teacher in the Jellyfish class and she is from Erie, Pa. For the past four years, I have been working with children. I recently relocated to Virginia Beach with my family, and we are so excited to be here. I have three daughters that keep me very busy and have taught me everything I need to know about working with children.

Ms Amy

Ms Samantha, Assistant Teacher Ms. Sam is our Assistant Teacher in the Herons classroom. She is from Virginia Beach and is currently attending school at Tidewater Community College for pediatric dental hygiene. She has spent time as a nanny and is excited to be part of the Herons team.

Ms Samantha

Ms Valentina, Assistant Teacher Ms. Valentina is the Assistant Teacher in the Pelican’s Classroom here at The Goddard School. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics. She has always had a great passion for working with children and has been doing it for the last 5 years. Ms. Valentina also is an exhibiting artist and an Art instructor at the Artists Gallery. She is an native Russian, but she has relocated to Chesapeake with my husband and my beautiful daughter.

Ms Valentina

Ms Amber, Resource Ms. Amber P has been a Resource Teacher with The Goddard School for 1 year now. She was born and raised here in Virginia Beach. She is currently attending Old Dominion University and majoring in Speech Pathology. She has been working with kids for the past 8 years, but her goal is to work in a hospital as a Speech Therapist once she finishes school.

Ms Amber

Ms Bernadette, Resource Ms. Bernadette just celebrated her 1 year here at The Goddard school.
She is currently in her second year at Old Dominion University where she
is majoring in English and plays in the marching band. She loved getting
to spend time in all of the classroom and is so glad she get a chance to
know all of the sweet friends we have here at the Goddard School.

Ms Bernadette

Ms Brittany, Resource
Ms. Brittany is a Resource Teacher here at The Goddard School. Her passion has always been to care and educate young children. She is working towards her degree in Early Childhood Education. She has a four year old son named Aiden who inspires her everyday to reach her full potential. During her spare time she enjoys watching movies and going to the beach and spending time with her family. She is excited about getting to know all
he kids here at Goddard.

Ms Brittany

Ms Janelle, Resource Ms. Janelle has been working as a Resource Teacher at The Goddard School since November of 2018. She was born in New York but grew up in Virginia Beach. She graduated from Bayside High school in 2016 and also attended the Virginia Beach Tech and Career Center for 2 years to receive her Early Childhood Education Certificate. One her free time she loves going to the beach, listening to music and spending time with her family and friends. She’s been working with children for about 6 years now and loves helping them achieve their full potential and watching them grow.

Ms Janelle

Mr Niles, Resource Mr. Niles is our Resource teacher for our Pre-k and Pre-school classrooms. He was born and raised in Virginia Beach, where he currently lives with his wife and their daughter, Lucy. He graduated from Mid-Atlantic Christian University with a bachelors in Entrepreneurial Leadership. He has a passion for helping kids with life skills and sports! He is excited to be joining our Goddard Family!

Ms Tiffany, Resource Ms. Tiffany has been working as a Resource Teacher for Goddard since May of 2018. She was born and raised in Virginia Beach. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education and plans to continue her education with a bachelor’s degree in education. Ms. Tiffany has been working with children for 5 years and enjoys every moment.

Ms Tiffany

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