Meet Our Goddard Family

Our expertly trained and experienced teachers and staff blend the highest standards in early childhood education and development with nurturing care to help your child have fun while growing physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.

Careers

If you want to help shape the hearts and minds of young children in a fun, nurturing environment, we’d love to have you work with us! We’re always looking for great teachers to join our family.

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Warm, Nurturing & Highly Trusted

Learning happens best in a warm and nurturing environment, which is why our teachers take the time to make sure your little one feels safe and cared for every day to help them develop a lifelong love of learning. 

Expertise & Skills

Our caring teachers are highly experienced in the best methods to support your child with teachable moments of exploration, discovery and learning each and every day. 

  •  Taylor

    Taylor

    Owner
    My name is Taylor Pope and I am the on-site owner of The Goddard School in Washington, DC at The Wharf! I am a third-generation franchisee, originally from the Hampton Roads area of VA where my family currently owns one other Goddard School (Virginia Beach “Lynnhaven”). I attended Marymount University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. My wife Ashley and I met at Marymount and currently live in Alexandria with our amazing daughter, Lyla, and our two dogs - Penelope and Nelson. Lyla was born in July 22', and she is currently enrolled at the School. She loves to commute to and from the School on a daily basis with her "Dada"! There are TWO locations to visit at The Wharf - 652 Maine Avenue SW (Infants - 24 months) with an indoor playground and 910 7th Street SW (2 years - 5 years) with a private outdoor play area! I am excited to provide a fun, family oriented program to our wonderful SW DC community. Let's build our Goddard @ The Wharf family together!
  •  Nita

    Nita

    Executive Director - Maine Avenue & 7th Street
    Hi, I'm Nita. I am the Executive Director of Operations over our 7th Street and Maine Avenue locations in SW DC. I have worked with children ages 0-5 years old for over 20 years in various capacities. My degree is in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Early Childhood from Kaplan University. I have a passion for children and creating an amazing learning experience for them. I enjoy working with children because they teach me to slow down and enjoy the little things. You will find me in the classrooms often building with blocks, drawing pictures, dancing or reading books. I am a native Washingtonian. I have a daughter who is in college studying veterinary medicine. My favorite children's book is "Oh The Places You'll Go" by Dr. Seuss.
  •  Taylor

    Taylor

    Assistant Director - Maine Avenue
    Assistant Director of Operations at the Maine Avenue location - Infants and First Steps (One's)
  •  Denisha

    Denisha

    Assistant Director - 7th Street
    Assistant Director of Education at the 7th Street location - Toddlers (Two's) and Preschool (3-5)
  •  Obsidiana

    Obsidiana

    Administrative Assistant - Maine Avenue & 7th Street
    Office Coordinator
  •  Avlon

    Avlon

    Administrative Assistant - Maine Avenue & 7th Street
    Lesson Plan Coordinator for all age groups - Infants, First Steps (One's), Toddlers (Two's) and Preschool (3-5)
  • Ms Dayshawn

    Ms Dayshawn

    Infants - Maine Avenue
    Legislative Lambs
  • Ms Arnnett

    Ms Arnnett

    Infants - Maine Avenue
    Legislative Lambs
  • Ms Ciara

    Ms Ciara

    Infants - Maine Avenue
    Diplomatic Ducklings
  • Ms Tiara

    Ms Tiara

    Infants - Maine Avenue
    Patriotic Puppies
  • Ms Tiffany

    Ms Tiffany

    Infants - Maine Avenue
    Patriotic Puppies
  • Ms Anah

    Ms Anah

    Infants - Maine Avenue
    Presidential Piglets
  • Ms Ronee

    Ms Ronee

    Infants - Maine Avenue
    Presidential Piglets
  • Ms LaTia

    Ms LaTia

    First Steps (One's) - Maine Avenue
    Governing Goats
  • Ms Maia

    Ms Maia

    First Steps (One's) - Maine Avenue
    Representative Rabbits
  • Ms Tsafreyah

    Ms Tsafreyah

    First Steps (One's) - Maine Avenue
    Lobbying Llamas
  • Ms Yolanda

    Ms Yolanda

    Assistant Teacher - Twos - 7th Street
    I teach toddlers in L'Enfant Plaza. I love working with young children because I love to see the glow in their eyes when they have that "I did it" look. My favorite children's book is "Horton Hatches an Egg" by Dr. Seuss.
  • Ms La'Chon

    Ms La'Chon

    Assistant Teacher - Twos - 7th Street
    I teach toddlers in L'Enfant Plaza. I love working with young children because it amazes me to watch their personalities grow. I also enjoy seeing them master new skills. My favorite children's book is "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Numeroff.
  • Ms Kimberley

    Ms Kimberley

    Lead Teacher - Preschool - 7th Street
    I teach toddlers in Federal Triangle. I love working with young children because it brings me joy to see them grow and learn. Everyday is filled with fun when working them. My favorite children's book is "Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes" by Eric Litwin.
  • Ms Chrystal

    Ms Chrystal

    Floater - Maine Avenue
    I support the teaching teams throughout the building.
  • Ms Jada

    Ms Jada

    Assistant Teacher - Twos - 7th Street
    I teach Preschool in Friendship Heights. I love working with young children because it is amazing to watch them grow and grasp new skills. My favorite children's book is "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault.
  • Ms Antionette

    Ms Antionette

    Assistant Teacher - Two's - 7th Street
    I support the teaching teams.
  • Ms Kuljit

    Ms Kuljit

    Lead Teacher - First Steps (Ones) - Maine Avenue
    I support the teaching teams. I love working with children because it is my passion. They keep me energetic all day. I am always happy when I am with them. My favorite children's book is "Five Little Ducks" by Penny Ives.
  • Ms Mekhaila

    Ms Mekhaila

    Floater - 7th Street
    Toddlers (Two's) and Preschool (3-5)
  • Ms Susan

    Ms Susan

    Assistant Teacher- Spanish and Twos - 7th Street
    Federal Triangle and also facilitate the Spanish program, ZidZid.
  • Ms Taylor

    Ms Taylor

    Floater - 7th Street
    Toddlers (Two's) and Preschool (3-5)
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