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!


Ms Aimee, Director Ms. Aimee is our Operations Director. She has been with The Goddard School since the beginning. She is happily married to her husband Shaun, and has two beautiful children Sadie & Gregory, and a third on the way! Ms. Aimee has an Associates in Early Childhood Education and has had almost 6 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 Tasha, Lead Teacher Ms. Tasha is the Lead Teacher in the Guppies room and has lived in Virginia Beach half of her life. She has one son, Jayden, one on the way and has worked in child care for 11 years. She loves 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 Elizabeth, Lead Teacher Ms. Beth is the lead teacher in the Dolphins’ classroom at the Goddard School of Lynnhaven. Born and raised in Virginia Beach, she left her hometown to continue her education in Newport News at CNU in 2010. While completing her bachelor’s degree in psychology with minors in sociology and childhood studies, she interned at a local preschool and then continued to work in the field after graduation in 2014. Once Ms. Beth returned to VB, she worked with children infant-aged to school-aged, but found her niche as a toddler teacher. After taking a hiatus in 2016 to complete a master’s degree at ODU in counseling with an emphasis on childhood mental health and play therapy, she returned to the classroom with a strengthened toolkit and a renewed passion for teaching. Ms. Beth’s favorite bit of the day is reading time, both throughout the day and during circle time, as she is thrilled to share her love of books and see her students enjoy the rhythm of language and the creativity of stories!

Ms Elizabeth

Ms Tristan, Lead Teacher Ms. Tristan is a Lead teacher in the Starfish classroom and was born and raised in Virginia Beach. She has two children, Raelynn and Brayden. 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

Caitlyn, Lead Teacher Ms. Caitlyn is the lead teacher in the Turtles classroom. She is from virginia beach and has her associates in Social Sciences from Tidewater Community College. She loves being able to see the children learn from new experiences and being apart of their growth as little humans!


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 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 her first grandchild on the way. She loves watching the kids in her class learn and grow!

Ms Angela

Ms Kayla, Lead Teacher Ms. Kayla is a Co-Lead Teacher in the Pelicans 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 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 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 Valentina, Lead 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

Jada, Assistant Teacher Ms. Jada is the assistant in the Guppies classroom!


Ms Brittany, Assistant Teacher
Ms. Brittany is the assistant teacher in the Turtles classroom 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

Mary, Assistant Teacher Ms. Mary has been working with children for many years and is excited to be apart of the Jellyfish classroom! She loves the funny things that 2 years old say and feels great pride in helping potty train them!


Erika, Assistant Teacher Ms. Erika is from Michigan and moved to Virginia Beach with Fiancée! She has worked for Goddard for a few years in Michigan and is excited to continue her work with our Goddard!


Ms Samantha, Assistant Teacher Ms. Sam is our Assistant Teacher in our Crabs classroom. She is from Virginia Beach and is currently attending school at Tidewater Community College for pediatric dental hygiene. Ms. Sam loves being apart of the Goddard family and watching all of the children grow!

Ms Samantha

Abigail, Resource Ms. Abby is the infant floating teacher in the Guppies classroom.


Ms Amber, Resource Ms. Amber P has been an Infant Resource Teacher with The Goddard School for 3 years 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. She has a baby on the way and due in July!

Ms Amber

Caroline, Resource Ms. Alex is our resource teacher for our older classrooms as well as Pelicans! She was born and raised in Virginia Beach and loves being apart of our Goddard Family!


Ms Katlin, Resource Ms. Katlin is a resource teacher, she was born in New York, She graduated from Kempsville high school and plans to attend college in the future to further her carrier in childhood education, she loves teaching because she loves seeing the kids grow and change over the years !

Ms Katlin

Kiara, Resource Ms. Kiara is excited to be apart of the Goddard Family. She has worked with children, mostly infants, for over 6 years and excited to be apart of our younger children's classrooms as a floater!


Ms Samantha, Resource Ms. Sam was born and raised in Virginia. She has been married for 14 years, her husband has been in the US Navy for 18 years, and has 2 children, 10 and 8 years old. She graduated from Tidewater Community College with an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. She loves when the children teach her something new just as much as when she teaches them something new.

Ms Samantha

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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