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.


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. 

  • Mr Viral

    Mr Viral

    Viral K. Davé, Owner Education: Viral (pronounced “Veeral”) holds an B.S. from North Carolina State University, where he majored in Electrical Engineering. He also attained an M.S. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Systems Engineering. Experience: Prior to opening his first Goddard School, Viral worked as an engineer and a management consultant in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta supporting the Navy, Army, and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the past 10 years, Viral has successfully opened and managed two additional Goddard Schools in Metro Atlanta. Viral makes it his goal to ensure that the parents take comfort in knowing their children are being nurtured, educated, and, above all else, protected.
  • Ms Michelle

    Ms Michelle

    Executive Director
    *Attended Daytona Beach Community College *Taught in ECE setting for 5 years *Has been in ECE Administration for over 21 years *Has accrued over 450 hours of ongoing education hours in ECE and Business Administration *Has taken 5 schools through nationally recognized acceditations *Has been the Executive Director at the Goddard School-Buford location since 2012 I have been in early childhood education for over twenty years and have worked in all aspects of the field. The joy of teaching children, and forming parent partnerships, is one that I have come to thoroughly enjoy. I have three grown children and 6 wonderful grandchildren. I am active in Because One Matters and Grandparents As Parents, both associations dedicated to supporting families made up of children and their custodial grandparents. I enjoyed nine years building the Goddard Family in Buford. I am very excited to join the Goddard Roswell family as the Executive Director.
  • Ms Urmila

    Ms Urmila

    Assistant Director
    • Holds a Child Development Associate Credential • Has over thirteen years of experience in ECE • Has experience with all age groups from Infancy to Jr. K • Assistant Director Originally from Kenya, Uma is multi-lingual speaking English, Swahili, Gujarati, and TODDLER! Ms. Uma has snuggled, coaxed, TGS for many years. She has become a fount of information and knowledge for parents, a sure and loving caregiver for students, and an ultimate educator, not only allowing, but encouraging students' discovery. In 2020,Ms. Uma stepped into the Assistant Director's position and is sharing her knowlege and expertise with all of our families. In her off time, she enjoys adventures with her two adult daughters and her husband, Nilesh, cooking, shopping, dancing and swimming.
  • Ms Crystal

    Ms Crystal

    Curriculum Coordinator and Classroom #7
    • Holds an A.A. in Early Childhood Education • Has worked in Early Childhood Education for over 11 years • Has worked with a variety of age groups With a background in dance, music and movement, Ms. Crystal brings a focus on physical development melded with the inspiration of melodies, lyrics and spatial awareness. Ms. Crystal finds both joy and excitement in our S.T.E.A.M. focus, and is one of the biggest advocates of learning in the Outdoor Classroom. She encourages the students in exploration of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. In her personal time, Ms. Crystal and her husband Eric enjoy going to concerts, hiking, exploring National Parks, dancing and enjoying their home.
  • Ms Marlen

    Ms Marlen

    Classroom #7
    Ms. Marley is originally from Egypt where she was an elementary art educator. She holds art specialist certification through the University of Utah. Ms. Marley is in her second year as a teacher at The Goddard School. Ms. Marley enjoys sharing the beauty within her and in the world around her through drawing, design, painting and crafts. She is a versatile and knowledgeable teacher who loves working in any and all classrooms. She knows each child in our school and celebrates the unique gift of each individual. Ms. Marley also holds food service certification and helps in our kitchen whenever we need. Ms. Marley and her son and husband live in Roswell.
  • Ms Marisabel

    Ms Marisabel

    Classroom #1
    • Holds a B.S. in Secondary Education and General Business • Education • Over 17 years of experience in Early Childhood Education • Originally from Puerto Rico • Bi-lingual in Spanish and English • Trained florist and pastry chef Ms. Marisabel is a mother of three teens. She has, over previous years, worked with students of all ages. She enjoys engaging students in sensory exploration and is equally comfortable encouraging infants and five year olds. That flexibility is invaluable to the continuity of the Goddard School program.
  • Ms Helena

    Ms Helena

    Classroom #1
    Ms. Helena is orginally from Peru. She holds a Bachelor of Psychology degree (specialized in Infant Education) from Inca Garcilaso de la Vega University and a post graduate degree in hearing and language from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru. She is highly trained in early intervention, particularly for infants and toddlers. Ms. Helena and her husband, who is originally from Chile, reside in Roswell, where they spend lots of time with her niece, nephew and their families.
  • Ms Monica

    Ms Monica

    Classroom #2
    • Holds a B.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Child Development • Has over eight years of experience in Early Childhood Education • Faculty Advisory Board (FAB) • Has experience with all age groups from Infancy to Jr. K Ms. Monica uses her knowledge of each age and stage to inform and enhance vertical articulation of skill and concept building from one class to the next. This key piece is particularly important in spanning the ages from the Infant Class to the Toddler Class. Ms. Monica supports both parents and children in this first, and typically most challenging transition. Ms. Monica thoroughly enjoys shopping, interior decorating, and celebrating life with friends.
  • Ms Akeria

    Ms Akeria

    Classroom #2
    Ms. Akeria has an Associates Degree from American Public University. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development. She also holds certification as a pharmacy technician from Ultimate Medical Academy. She maintains professional associations with HOSA and FBLA. Ms. Akeria has worked in a classroom setting for over 5 years as a long-term substitute with Lanier County Schools. There, she worked with a variety of age groups including an autism inclusion classroom. A native of Valdosta, GA, Ms. Akeria and her two daughters recently relocated to the Roswell area. Here, Ms. Akeria plans to re-launch her tutoring business, Chosen Excellence, LLC. Teaching is indeed her passion!
  • Ms Madisen

    Ms Madisen

    Classroom #3
    Madisen resides in Marietta, Ga with her dog Murphy and parents. She grew up in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti after moving there when she was 8 yrs old. Madisen finds inspiration from her faith and her mom and enjoys reading books, drawing and beach vacations with her family and puppy. Madisen holds a bachelor's degree in Community Development.
  • Ms Alondra

    Ms Alondra

    Classroom #3
    Ms. Alondra is currently pursuing her diploma at North Springs High School. She is in a word-study program focusing on ECE. Ms. Alondra is fluent in English and Spanish.
  • Ms Paola

    Ms Paola

    Classroom #4
    Ms. Paola is a graduate of River Ridge High School and is currently enrolled at Chattahoochee Technical College. She is pursuing a degree in nursing. Originally from Mexico, Ms. Paola is fluent in English and Spanish.
  • Ms Alexandra

    Ms Alexandra

    Classroom #4
    Ms. Alex is a graduate of Sequoyah High School. She is currently enrolled at Kennesaw State University, where she is majoring in Mass Media and Communications and is concurrently working on certification in Child Development. Ms. Alex's family is originally from Port au Prince, Haiti. Alex has spent her summers working in Haiti. It is her goal to purchase land there and build, own and operate a preschool there.
  • Ms Ana

    Ms Ana

    Classroom #4
    Ms. Ana is currently pursuing her CDA in ECE, which she will complete before the end of the year. She has been with us for a year, working with our Toddlers and Twos.
  • Ms Joanna

    Ms Joanna

    Classroom #5
    • Graduate of Roswell High School • Attended University of Alabama for Elementary Education. • Attended Georgia Perimeter College for Early Childhood Education. • Pursuing her Child Development Associates. • 7 years of teaching experience. Ms. Joanna is originally from Maryland but grew up right here in Roswell, GA. She worked out the Goddard School for 3 years before moving out west to Montana. She taught out in Montana with her favorite age groups Infants, Toddlers and 2's. Now she has moved back to Roswell and returned to her Goddard Roswell family. She feels that the whole child needs support emotionally, socially and academically. She loves working with the children and their families to inspire a love of learning. In her free time, Ms. Joanna loves spending time with her boyfriend playing with her dogs.
  • Ms Marilyn

    Ms Marilyn

    Classroom #5
    Ms. Marilyn is a graduate of River Ridge High School. She is currently enrolled at Chattahoochee Technical College. Marilyn is pursuing a degree in ECE. Marilyn is fluent in English and Spanish.
  • Ms Denise

    Ms Denise

    Classroom #6
    *Holds a Child Development Associate Degree *Has over 3 years experience in ECE, 2 years formerly at The Goddard School in Roswell Ms. Denise finds joy and happiness in making sure the children are having a fun learning experience. When she is not working, she enjoys hanging out with her sister Katherine, playing the flute, and spending time with her family.
  • Ms Malgorzata (Gosia)

    Ms Malgorzata (Gosia)

    Classroom #6
    Ms. Malgorzata, who prefers to be called Gosia, is originally from Poland. She holds two Masters Degrees, in Business Management and Tourism. She is multi-lingual, speaking English, Polish and Spanish. Ms. Gosia is an artist as well and owns and operates a furniture restoration business. Ms. Gosia shares her love of beauty with her students.
  • Ms Roxana

    Ms Roxana

    Classroom #6
    Ms. Roxana is a graduate of Roswell High School, where she took a two-year course in Child Development. She went on to Everest Medical Institute, where she obtained her CNA. Ms. Roxana has worked with all age groups, in school settings and as a nanny for a family of three, one of whom had special needs. Ms. Roxana is bi-lingual, speaking English and Spanish fluently. Her mother is originally from El Salvador and her father is originally from Mexico. Ms. Roxana and her three sons reside in Canton, where they enjoy hikes and movie night on their big comfy couch.
  • Ms Crishelle

    Ms Crishelle

    Classroom #8
    Ms. Crishelle holds a degree in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University. She has over two years of experience in an early care and learning setting. Ms. Crishelle's philosophy and goal for her students is to provide a stimulating and child-centric learning environment where they are able to grow not only mentally and physically, but also socially and emotionally. Ms. Crishelle resides in Atlanta.
  • Ms Karen

    Ms Karen

    Classroom #8
    • Holds a B.A. in Business Management • Holds Child Development Associate Credential • Mentor Teacher • Faculty Advisory Board (FAB) Ms. Karen is the parent of an adult daughter, Katie. She and her husband, Greg, reside in Woodstock. Karen continues to provide guidance and expertise to many of our alumni students through tutoring she offers for students through fifth grade. She is an active community participant in both Roswell and Woodstock. She partners with educators in the surrounding school systems to provide cohesive transitions for our students.
  • Ms Jenna

    Ms Jenna

    Ms. Jenna is a graduate of Roswell High School. She is currently pursuing a degree in Psychology at Kennesaw State University. Ms. Jenna has three years of classroom experience working with all age groups. Ms. Jenna is an artist who is currently learning to speak Russian. She loves trying new things, and exploring the world around her. She has a passion for encouraging her students to discover new things in the world around them.
  • Ms Shannon

    Ms Shannon

    Classroom #8
    • Holds diplomas from Roswell High School and The Warm Springs Institute • Has over five years experience in Early Childhood Education Ms. Shannon is a shining example to our students of tenacity, dedication, and helpful service. She brings a strong desire to positively impact her students and seeks to meet each child as a wonderful individual. She has shown great personal growth during her time with us, and provides many supports and helps to all of her fellow faculty members. Ms. Shannon and her husband, Keith, enjoy exploring amusement parks and watching movies.
  • Ms Carson

    Ms Carson

    Classroom #5
    Ms. Carson has moved to the Sandy Springs area from Buckhead, GA. She has studied Art History at Elon University and Early Childhood Education at GSU. Carson has many years of experience working with children one on one as a Nanny.

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