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.
  •  Vanessa


    Executive Director
    Ms. Vanessa holds in Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Hampton University. She has over 10 years of experience in childcare. She first served as a floater in the classroom working with toddlers. She has worked in just about every capacity. She has moved up to administration over the years. Working with children is her passion as she has 4 of her own. "I love seeing children learn and grow and serving my families!" Ms. Vanessa believes it takes a partnership between school and family to truly allow a child to thrive! "As Pete the Cat said, "It's all good." I like to carry that mantra into each day."
  • Ms Urmila

    Ms Urmila

    Director of Operations
    Ms. Uma was born and raised in Kenya before migrating to the United States. She started working in the Goddard School of Roswell in 2003 as an assistant teacher and promoted to lead teacher soon after. Ms. Uma has been in the childcare industry for over 20 years! After the experience and knowledge, she attained here, she went to gain promotions to assistant director and now she is our Director of Operations. Ms. Uma is a wife, and a mother of 2 adult daughters, that taught at the school in their teenage years. Her favorite children's author is Eric Carle. Aside from her passion to be in the childcare field, and be a part of their journey, she loves music and believes it is so important for children. "Music is like a magic carpet that takes you on a journey through imagination."
  •  Ashley


    Director of Education
    Ms. Ashley holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology with a minor in Education and a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education (Birth- 2nd grade) in general and special education. Originally from New York City, she taught for 10 years there and was an Assistant Director before relocating to Georgia to serve as our Educational Director. Ms. Ashley is a wife, and mother that loves to travel the world with her family. She comes from a big family and always had a passion for working with children and helping to mold the next generation of our world.
  •  Marcela


    Office Manager
    Ms. Marcela is one of our bilingual office managers, born in Mexico. She has become a US citizen. She graduated from Winder-Barrow High School in Winder, GA. She was a nanny for over ten years with children of all ages and was an office administrator most recently. Ms. Marcela is working to obtain her Child Development Associate credential. She is a proud wife and mother of two daughters. Her favorite children's authors are Sandra Boynton, Roald Dahl, and J.K. Rowling. She loves to sing nursery rhymes and to play all kids games. "My mission is to provide parents assurance that their children are cared for and their littles to know it when they walk through our doors."
  •  Nima


    Office Manager
    Ms. Nima has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and English. She has served as an office manager for over 9 years. Formally she was a commercial underwriter for an insurance company. She enjoys drawing, reading, and traveling. Favorite Quote: We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. -Dolly Parton
  • Ms Marisabel

    Ms Marisabel

    Classroom #1
    Ms. Marisabel is our bilingual infant room teacher from Puerto Rico. She obtained a Bachelors Degree in secondary education with a concentration in business education from the Pontifical Catholic University of P.R. She has over 17 years of experience in Early Childhood Education and teaching students in all levels. In 2017, she moved to Atlanta, Ga. and has been working at the Goddard School ever since. Ms. Marisabel is a proud mother of three teens and loves spending quality time and exploring new places with them. "Working with children is my passion and I enjoy singing different songs to them."
  • Ms Helena

    Ms Helena

    Classroom #1
    Ms. Helena is our bilingual Infant teacher from Peru. She holds a Bachelor of Psychology degree (specializing in Infant Education) from Inca Garcilaso de la Vega University and a postgraduate 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 keeps learning and has over twenty years of experience in the daycare field. She and her husband reside in Roswell, where they spend lots of time with her niece, nephew, and their families. Ms. Helena is excited to come to work every day. "I love to see the children smile, their joy, and read books to them. It warms my heart to observe the children learn and grow!"
  •  Otilia


    Classroom #2
    Ms. Otilia is our bilingual Toddlers 1 teacher from Mexico. She has lived in Georgia for 30 years. Ms. Otilia has five children and eleven grandchildren. She has been with us for over a year and a half. She loves to work here and gives her all. Ms. Otilia loves to make her littles happy, smile, and nurture them. Ms. Otilia enjoys singing and cuddling with her littles. "I love children and my job." Favorite Children's book: "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Favorite Children's game: Singing nursery rhymes. Favorite Quote: "The world is marvelous because children exist."
  •  Belkis


    Classroom #1
    Ms. Belkis studied at the National Experimental University of Guayana (UNEG) in Venezuela, obtaining her Bachelors in Public Accounting and hold a Postgraduate degree of Management in international taxes from the Gran Mariscal University of Ayacucho (UGMA). Ms. Belkis has two sons. She is passionate about reading, knowledge, traveling, and good cuisine. Ms. Belkis is our Infant teacher who gives love and attention to all the children in her busy room! "Working with infants has been a wonderful experience! I have the firm conviction that a happy childhood is proportional to a healthy adult, therefore, it fills me with great pride to be a part of their emotional development through affection, singing, games, and laughter."
  • Ms Monica

    Ms Monica

    Classroom #2
    Ms. Monica holds a B.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Child Development. She has over ten years of experience in Early Childhood Education and with all age groups from Infancy to Jr. K. Ms. Monica uses her knowledge of each age and stage to inform and enhance the 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.
  •  Athena


    Classroom #3
    Ms. Athena is our Lead Toddler room teacher. She is a former nanny and tutor with six years of experience and over 3 years in early childhood learning. She is CPR and BLS certified. Ms. Athena is currently a radiology and sonography student. She has a certificate of biliteracy in French and loves to teach the kids phrases/songs such as "Frere Jacques".
  •  Ginnela


    Classroom #5
    Ms. Ginnela is one of our bilingual Bridge teachers. She is from Venezuela and immigrated to the United States in 2021 to begin a new life. She has obtained her Childhood Development Associate Certificate and graduated with her degree from Venezuela. She likes to dance, watch movies, and listen to music. She likes to read books by Jane Austen and Megan Maxwell. She loves to help our families mold good humans for the future. "To educate is to guide and form good values and to leave the children with good memories given with love and fun." Favorite Children's Book: Favorite Children's Game: Simon Says Favorite Quote:
  • Ms Shannon

    Ms Shannon

    Classroom #5
    • 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 Madisen

    Ms Madisen

    Classroom #6
    Ms. Madisen is our lead Preschool teacher obtained a Bachelors Degree in Community Development from Covenant College. She has over five years of experience in the childcare field and has been with us for three years. She grew up in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti where she was influenced to work with children. Her hobbies include reading and drawing. She loves Disney, glitter, and everything pink! "I try to integrate my loves into teaching and making the children feel comfortable in the classroom."
  • Ms Marlen

    Ms Marlen

    Classroom #4
    Ms. Marley is our lead Two's teacher originally from Egypt where she was an art teacher for kindergarten for four years. She holds an Associate of Applied Science degree, Certificate for Food and safety, and a Certificate of Specialist course for Art from Utah State University. She has been with us for three years and is currently working to obtain her Child Development Associate credential. Ms. Marley loves working with children. "They welcome me every morning and their beautiful smiles and hugs mean a lot of love to me." She loves to be a part of their growth; it makes her happy. Favorite Children's Book: 5 minute Disney Junior Stories Favorite Children's Game: Memory games Favorite Quote: " The power of God is capable of performing miracles with you, but it awaits your faith" -Pope Shenouda
  •  Yuleisis


    Classroom #3
    Ms. Yule is our bilingual Toddler room teacher. She has her Administrative Sciences degree and is working on becoming A Childhood Development Associate (CDA credential). She has over a year of experience in the childcare industry since her move from Venezuela in 2019. She has taken care of children at a young age and has continued loving it throughout these years. She was a folk dancer and used dance for recreation and learning. Ms. Yule has two children who motivate her every day to be a good teacher and give her best!
  • Ms Jenna

    Ms Jenna

    Classroom #4
    Ms. Jenna is our assistant Two's teacher. She is a graduate of Roswell High School and is currently pursuing a degree in Psychology at Kennesaw State University. She plans to pursue a career as an EMT in the future. Ms. Jenna has three years of classroom experience working with all age groups. Ms. Jenna is an artist who loves trying new things. "I love working with kids and I have learned so much." Favorite Childhood Book: Green Eggs and Ham Favorite Childhood Game: Hide and seek, and Tag Favorite Quote: "Do one thing everyday that scares you"
  • Mr Kevin

    Mr Kevin

    Classroom #7
    Mr. Kevin graduated from Roswell High School and attended Valdosta State University. He is currently working to obtain his Child Development Associate credential. He has worked in early childcare for over six years. He enjoys watching sports and collecting sneakers, and jerseys. "I enjoy working with kids. It is a way for me to give back." His favorite quote is, "A wizard is never late, nor is he early, he arrives precisely when he means to." -Dumbledore
  •  Latoschia


    Classroom #6
    Ms. Latoschia is the assistant preschool teacher. She took two years of community college in New Mexico before moving to Ga. Ms. Latoschia is currently taking a course to obtain her Child Development Associate (CDA). She has been with us for over two years. She is a proud mom of her kids, including a Marine, basketball and band stars. "I have always enjoyed being with kids". Favorite Children's Book: Good Night Moon and Green Eggs and Ham Favorite Children's Game: Favorite Quote: "I believe the children are our future" -Whitney Huston
  • Ms Crystal

    Ms Crystal

    Classroom #7
    Ms. Crystal is our Lead Pre-K teacher. Originally from Glencoe, Alabama, she attended Gadsden State Community College as a student ambassador. Ms. Crystal received her degree in early childhood education from Perimeter College in 2013. She has been with us for sixteen years and resides in Woodstock with her husband, Eric, and two sons. She has worked with a variety of age groups with a background in various dance genres to bring a focus on physical development incorporated by melodies, lyrics, and spatial awareness. "I enjoy teaching the science of nature, animals, space, and creative arts." Favorite Book: A Walk to Remember
  • Ms Marilyn

    Ms Marilyn

    Classroom #5
    Ms. Marilyn is one of our bilingual Bridge teachers. She is a graduate of River Ridge High School 2021. She is currently enrolled at Chattahoochee Technical College and will enroll at KSU to start the BSN program. Ms. Marilyn has been a wonderful and caring teacher to her students as she celebrates two years with us. She would love to travel the world. "I love to work with kids". Favorite Children's Book: The Witches by Roald Dahl Favorite Children's game: UNO Favorite Quote: "Be the change you want to see in the world"- Mahatma Gandhi
  •  Egypt


    Classroom #5
    Ms. Egypt is one of our Young Preschool teachers. She is attending Wilmington University majoring in Elementary Education. Ms. Egypt has worked in the education field teaching children from kindergarten through fifth grade since 2020. Ms. Egypt is a personal trainer and a published author. She has two children. "I have a passion for pouring into our children and building the future one baby at a time." Favorite Children's Book: Favorite Children's Game: Favorite Quote:
  •  Elia


    Class #4
    Ms. Elia is our bilingual resource teacher. She is a proud mom of two children and has longed to be a part of the childcare industry. Ms. Elia is ecstatic to be a part of our Goddard Family. It gives her joy to teach and nurture our littles. "I love kids and interact with them every day."
  • Ms Karen

    Ms Karen

    Classroom #8
    Ms. Karen is one of our Jr. K teachers with over twenty years of experience. She holds a B.A. in Business, a Child Development Associate Credential, and is a Private tutor K- 5th grade. She is from Orlando Florida. She and her husband have lived in the Woodstock/ Roswell area for 21 years. She has her daughter, Katie, and grandchildren, Ilan, Stella, and Dante who live in Jerusalem, Israel. Ms. Karen loves getting kids ready to take on the wonderful world of kindergarten and beyond! "I wish great success for our kids in all areas- socially, emotionally, and academically." Favorite Children's Authors: Eric Carle and Leo Lionni. Favorite Children's Game: Trouble
  • Ms Crishelle

    Ms Crishelle

    Classroom #8
    Ms. Crishelle is originally from Wilmington, Delaware. She holds a degree in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University and an associate degree in Nursing. She is enrolled to obtain her BSN and become a registered nurse. Ms. Crishelle has over six years of experience. Her favorite children's book is Elmer, and her favorite game to play with kids on rainy days is Candy Land. Her favorite quote is, "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own and you know what you know. And you are the one who'll decide where to go." -Dr. Seuss. She enjoys working with her co-teacher to teach and brighten their student's futures!
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