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 Courtney, Assistant Director Ms. Courtney is the Assistant Director. She is from Indiana and moved to Virginia Beach with her husband who is in the military. She worked at Goddard in Indiana for 2 and a half years before she got married. She has her Bachelors of Science in Behavioral Health Science with a focus in childhood and adolescent disorders. She has a daughter named Stella. She strives for being an advocate for children and their families.

Ms Courtney

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 Deiara, Lead Teacher Ms. Deiara is our Lead in the Turtles classroom! She is from Virginia Beach and has lived here her whole life. Ms. Deiara is currently attending Tidewater Community College for an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education with plans to graduate this fall. She has worked with preschool age children for over 6 years and is enjoying being a part of the Goddard Family

Ms Deiara

Ms Angela, Lead Teacher Ms. Angela is the Lead teacher in the Herons 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 Tina, 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 Tina

Ms Kayla, Lead Teacher Ms. Kayla is a 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 Co-Lead Kindergarten teacher. 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 Pelican's Pre-K 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 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

Danielle, Assistant Teacher Ms. Danielle is our Assistant Teacher in Starfish! She is a Virginia Beach Native and has been working with children for about 10 years! She has been with The Goddard School for about a year and loves working with her younger toddlers!

Danielle

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 Co-Lead Teacher in the Rockfish's Kindergarten 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 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 the kids here at Goddard.

Ms Brittany

Ms Tessa, Resource Ms. Tessa is a Resource teacher for The Goddard School. She currently attends The University of Mary Washington and helps out during her breaks from school! Ms. Tessa is a Virginia Beach Native studying to become an Early Childhood Educator.

Ms Tessa

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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