OFFERING The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

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!

Mr Toby

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.

Ms Kelly

Loretta, Director Loretta is currently attending Ashford University to pursue a degree in Early Childhood Administration. She is married and has two sons. She has taught preschool for over 20 years. She feels that children are our future she loves to guide them in the right direction in order to ensure they have a positive future. Loretta wishes to be a caring, loving and supportive force in a child's life.

Loretta

Nichol, Assistant Director Nichol is the Assistant Director. She received her bachelors degree in Fine Arts in May 2009 and her masters in Elementary Education in May 2011. She received her 90 hour certification in October 2013. She has previously worked as a substitute teacher for Howard County Public Schools for two years. Nichol loves children's willingness and excitement to learn new things and their positive disposition on life. She hopes to model for her students patience, understanding, and a positive demeanor.

Earlene, Lead Teacher Earlene is a toddler teacher in the Chipmunks Room. 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!

Earlene

Erin, Lead Teacher Erin is an infant teacher in the Moos Room. 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.

Erin

Farzaneh, Lead Teacher Farzaneh is an infant teacher in the Caterpillars Room. 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.

Farzaneh

Nazanin, Lead Teacher Nazanin is an infant teacher in the Caterpillars Room. 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.

Rebecca, Assistant Teacher Rebecca is pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. She currently has her CDA in Infants and Toddlers and has her 90 hour certificate. Rebecca is an only child and grew up in Silver Spring, MD. She has taught preschool for 15 years. She loves children's imagination and creativity. She hopes to model patience and open-mindedness.

Saba, Assistant Teacher Saba assists is the infant classrooms. She has her degree as a midwife from the former Soviet Union. She has her 90-hour Early Childhood Education Certificate and also has her CDA. Saba is married and has two children. She has taught preschool for seven years. Saba speaks English and Amharic and is originally from Ethiopia. She hopes to demonstrate patience, working together, and not to give up.

Saba

Amber, Resource Amber is the PE Teacher in the before and after care program. She is pursuing a degree in Elementary Special Education at Hood College. She is a certified personal trainer and a kickboxing instructor. Amber is the youngest of three children. Her sister is a Veterinarian and her brother is a personal trainer. Amber has worked with children for four years. She loves children's enthusiasm to learn and enjoys watching them develop new skills. Amber hopes to model determination, organization, and understanding the needs of others.

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.

Cassi

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.

Rosane

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.

Roxana

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.