Mr Toby, Owner I am a dedicated family man that has been married to my wife Heather for 18 years. Together, we have two daughters Hannah and Lilah. I love to spend time with them supporting their sports and any other extra-curricular interests. I have also been involved with local support organizations who prevent child abuse and neglect of young children in Central Maryland. These groups give parents the support they need to raise a strong family. I am very excited to be opening The Goddard School in Clarksburg which will provide local families a safe and nurturing environment coupled with strong academic program.
I have been in the workforce for 30 years, and have an extensive background in business management and building new businesses from the ground up.
I enjoy working around the house, both in the garden and doing general handyman projects. I am an avid Ravens and Orioles supporter, and look forward to spirited discussions with others. I am found of many sports and outdoor activities, playing golf and fishing when time allows. Cooking is also a passion, though I will tell you I have a lot to learn.
Welcome to The Goddard School of Clarksburg!
Ms Alison, Director Alison is the Administrative Director. She grew up in Montgomery County, Maryland. She has been married for three years and has a young daughter. Alison received her bachelor's degree in Psychology in 2006. She worked for Montgomery County Public Schools for 17 years, 7 of which at an elementary school in Germantown, Maryland. She loves children's enthusiasm and honesty and loves to watch them grow, develop, and learn new things. She wishes to model honesty, kindness, and the importance of hard work.
Ms Kelly, Director Kelly is the Academic Director. She has her bachelors degree in Elementary Education. She also has her 90 and 45 hour certifications. She was born and raised in Montgomery County. She has been married for 11 years and has two sons. Kelly has worked in a preschool setting for 18 years. She has also taught preschool aged children and has 13 years experience in administration. Kelly loves that each child is unique and feels priviledged to be given the opportunity to watch them learn and grow. She wishes to model for students patience, kindness, generosity, and a love for learning and exploring new ideas and experiences.
Bonnie, Assistant Director Bonnie is the Director of Elementary Programs. She was born in France but has spent all of her adult life in Maryland. She has two grown sons and two grandchildren. Bonnie has her bachelor and master degrees in Elementary Education. She began teaching in 1976 Montgomery County Public Schools and retired in 2012. Bonnie loves that children are accepting of others and their differences and want to truly live in the moment. She hopes to model for her students patience, tolerance and a positive attitude toward new ideas and experiences.
Earlene, Lead Teacher Earlene is an Infant Teacher. She currently has her 90-Hour Certification in Early Childhood Education and is currently pursuing her CDA. She has 19 years of teaching experience. Earlene loves that children are curious and creative. She hopes to model for children to be themselves and to not be afraid to try things they have never done before!
Erin, Lead Teacher Erin is an infant teacher. She currently lives with her husband and son. She obtained her 90 hour certificate from Montgomery College and is currently pursing a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been teaching for two years with a variety of age groups. She wishes to model patience, compassion, leadership, understanding, and respect to her students.
Farzaneh, Lead Teacher Farzaneh is an infant teacher. She has an associates degree in School Health and Nursing. Farzaneh has three children, two sons and one daughter. She has been teaching for almost 33 years, 23 years in Iran and 10 years in the United States. Farzaneh speaks English and Farsi. She loves that children are always happy and energetic. She wishes to provide her students with a loving environment.
Nazanin, Lead Teacher Nazanin is an infant teacher. She received a bachelor’s degree in literature from her country. She is pursuing her degree in Early Childhood Education at Montgomery College. Nazanin has been married for 14 years and has two handsome sons! She has taught Grades 2 and 4 in her country for six years and has worked with children here in the US for five years. Nazanin loves to nurture and care for infants and help them accomplish their first milestones in life. She hopes to model for her students respect and responsibility.
Cassi, Resource Cassi is the Preschool Fine Arts Teacher and the Elementary Programs Art teacher. She has her Associates in Fine Arts from Montgomery College and her 90 hour certificate from Howard Community College. She is dedicated to teaching children all aspects of fine art using the influences and techniques of the great masters of art. Growing up in Maryland her entire life, she has one brother and two sisters. She wishes to model creativity, persistence, and independence to her students.
Cierra, Resource Cierra is currently pursuing her associates degree in Social Work at Montgomery College. She plans on transferring to the Universities of Maryland at Shady Grove to pursue a bachelors degree. She has a smart and beautiful seven year old daughter who is in the second grade. Cierra has taught preschool for five years and has been working with children for eight years. She hopes to be a positive role model for children.
Jing, Resource Jing is the Chinese teacher. She studied English at Beijing Normal University. Once she graduated she continued to take courses in Psychology. When she arrived in the USA she began taking classes in Early Education. She is currently married and has a young daughter. She taught for two years in China and for one year when she moved to Pennsylvania. Jing speaks English and Chinese. She loves that children are friendly, smart and interactive. She wishes to model for her students the importance of treating other people kindly, exploring their culture, and that learning other languages is fun!
Kathy, Resource Kathy is the yoga instructor for the before and after care program. She grew up in the Montgomery County area. She is married and has a son and daughter. She has been teaching yoga to children and adults for one and a half years. She loves to learn from children. She is inspired by their creativity and desire to learn. She wishes to model for her students creativity, a passion for learning, and a desire to be the best they can be.
Kelly, Resource Kelly is the dance instructor for the before and after care program. She received a dual major bachelors in Fine Arts from East Carolina University in Dance Performance and Theatre Design and Production. She completed the post-baccalaureate program for Dance Education K-12 from Towson University and she is currently in the application process to receive her teaching certification. Kelly has two older sisters, two dogs, and two cats! She hopes to model for her students respect, consideration, and how to have fun while working hard learning.
Pamela, Resource Pamela works in the before and after care. She has her bachelors degree in Psychology. She also has her 90-hour preschool certification and is currently pursuing her 45-hour school age certificate. Pamela is married and has one daughter. She has been working with children for 10 years. Pamela wishes to model for her students a love for learning, manners, respect and responsibility.
Rosane, Resource Rosane works in the Before and After Care. She has her bachelors degree in Administration and has two years of college in Education for Grades K-4. Rosane is married and has two sons. She loves spending time with her family! Rosane has eight years of teaching and a year of internship at an elementary school. She speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Rosane is originally from Brazil and has lived in the USA for 12 years. She hopes to model for her students respect and self-confidence.
Roxana, Resource Roxana works in the before and after care. She earned her Associate of Arts in Teaching at Montgomery College. She is currently enrolled at Towson University to pursue her Bachelors of Science in Elementary and Special Education. She is married and has two brothers, one sister, and two nieces. Roxana speaks English, Spanish, and a little bit of French. She wishes to model appreciation, respect, kindness, and honesty for her students.
Sonia, Resource Sonia is the Spanish teacher. She was born in Colombia, South America. She is married and has two young children. Sonia has her bachelor's degree in Business Administration from La Sabana University in Colombia. She also has her 45 hour course certificate. Sonia loves that children enjoy music, nature, and learning new things. She hopes to model to her student to be open to learning and exploring new things.
Stephanie, Resource Stephanie is the music teacher. She has a bachelors degree in Human Ecology and an minor in Early Childhood Music Education. She has been married for over 20 years and has two daughters. Stephanie has been teaching for over 23 years. She loves children's smiling faced when they learn new songs. Stephanie hopes to model for her children respect, manners, and a love for music and acting.
Zachary, Resource Zachary is the PE Teacher in the before and after care program. He has an associates degree in Education from Montgomery College and a bachelor's degree in Communications from University of Maryland University College. He is also a certified personal trainer. Zachary worked for three years for the Montgomery County Department of Recreation Summer Programs.