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

Mr Ted, Owner Mr. Ted is the onsite owner here at The Goddard School in Walton Park! He has been a proud Goddard Franchise since 2005. Mr. Ted has his Bachelor’s of Arts Degree from Hampden-Sydney College and his MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Mr. Ted can think of no other work environment that is more fun and rewarding than a Pre-School. He believes that young children are always happy and eager to learn. He feels that it is extremely gratifying to know he is providing a safe, happy, and educational program that allows parents to walk out of his school with peace of mind.

Mr Ted

Sarah, Director Ms. Sarah has been a Director at our school since 2019 and prior to that was a Director at another Goddard School. During her career with Goddard, which began in 2006, she has taught almost every age.
She obtained her Child Development Associates in 2011. Ms. Sarah enjoys working with children because she values the imagination and heart that they have. Her favorite part about working with students and families is working towards building relationships with them, both educationally and personally.
During her time away from school, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and two children who attend Goddard. Together they like spending time outside, traveling & camping! She also enjoys volunteering with different organizations in the community.


Deborah, Assistant Director Ms. Debbie joined our school in 2017. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Family Life and Child Development at Radford University. Her natural passion for children began at an early age, as she is the oldest of 8! She has worked in public schools, as both a Kindergarten Assistant and as an Instructional Assistant, as well as teaching pre-school. She shared, “I always knew that my happy place would be working with children in some capacity. I’ve learned so much from their little minds over the years and am reminded daily how incredibly special each and every child is to us.”
Ms. Debbie loves being by the water and enjoys playing tennis, running and practicing yoga in her free time.


Whitney, Lead Teacher Ms. Whitney has been working in our Infant Room since 2017 and looks forward to the excitement each new day brings.
She says, “I believe teachers love sharing knowledge. I especially enjoy helping children achieve milestones and adore watching them grow and develop over time.”


Sarah, Lead Teacher Ms. Sarah has been working in early childhood education since 2018. She loves having the opportunity to positively impact a child's future and watch them grow each day. She says "It's rewarding to watch a child use the tools we as teachers give them to explore the world around them."
When not in the classroom, Sarah enjoys exploring the outdoors.


Tina, Lead Teacher Ms. Tina has worked with children in a childcare setting for over 15 years and earned her Child Development Associate in 2003. Working with children has always been her passion (and it shows)! She says, "there is a somewhat noble feeling that goes along with teaching toddlers." She says that just knowing that you are taking care of the most vulnerable, helping them learn and grow into responsible people and keeping them safe gives her great satisfaction. In her spare time Tina enjoys traveling, camping, reading and spending time with her family.


Jordan, Lead Teacher Ms. Jordan graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Longwood University in 2019. She has worked with children for several years, including being a camp counselor and working with children in foster care. Jordan loves being a teacher and being able to see the children grow and learn. Her favorite part about teaching is making children feel loved and comfortable in becoming their true selves.
Jordan says, “Working with children brings so much joy and laughter into my life. I love walking into the classroom every day.”
In her spare time, Jordan loves painting, cooking, and completing DIY home projects.


Sarah , Lead Teacher Ms.Sarah earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Arts from Ferrum College. She has been working with young children for several years and loves working with them because she enjoys watching them grow and learn. She says she especially enjoys celebrating their accomplishments both big and small.


Jennifer, Lead Teacher Ms. Jenna earned her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Liberty University and is currently working on her Master's. She has worked in the preschool setting, specifically with toddlers, for several years and knew at an young age that she wanted a career in teaching.
Ms. Jenna loves working with children because of the joy and laughter they bring out in her. She shared, "Seeing children figure out something for the first time is the best feeling!" In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves the beach and pool as well.


Juanita, Lead Teacher Ms. Nita has worked with children in a childcare setting for over 25 years and in 1999 earned her Child Development Associate. " My Love for children has kept me in the childcare field. I believe that children are empty vessels in which I can pour knowledge and creativity into their lives at an early age to help them have a curiosity for learning." In her spare time she enjoys attending church, doing arts and craft projects and spending time with her family.


Alex, Lead Teacher Mr. Alex has worked with children in a childcare setting for three years. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Davidson College in 2015. Alex knew from a very early age that he was meant to work with children. He has a great sense of humor and in his spare time he enjoys relaxing with a good book.


Christina, Lead Teacher Ms. Christina has earned her Associates degree at John Tyler Community College and successfully completed the Infant and Toddler endorsement. Before working at Goddard, she nannied children of all ages. She believes that being a teacher is the most rewarding job in the world. She says, "There is no better reward than being a part of shaping a child’s mind." In her spare time, Ms. Christina enjoys reading, arts and crafts and spending time with her family and friends.


Krystin, Assistant Teacher Ms. Krystin has worked with children for almost many years and began working at The Goddard School in 2016. She feels privileged to take care of infants and watch them grow as individuals. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family & friends and cooking.


O'Kary, Assistant Teacher Ms. Kay has worked with children in a childcare setting for over sixteen years. In 2008, she started working at The Goddard School with the infants. She loves working with infants because they depend on her to take care of them and she loves doing so. The infants keep a smile on her face and she tries hard to keep a smile on their face as well! Outside of work, she enjoys spending time her family, including her two children, her step-son, and her beautiful grandson.


Tralyn, Assistant Teacher Ms. Tralyn began working in early childhood education in 2014 and join our school in early 2019. She currently has her Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences from VCU, as well as a graduate certificate in Nutrition. Tralyn is also working towards finishing her Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Nutrition at Liberty University.
The thing she enjoys most about working with children is being able to teach them new things and concepts and then seeing them start to use them daily.
In Tralyn's free time, she enjoys traveling, photography, exploring new places to eat.


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