Our Teachers

Our teachers blend the highest education standards with nurturing care to help foster well-rounded child development.

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. 

  •  Ross

    Ross

    Owner
    Ross Flax opened The Goddard School in King Farm in October of 2003. A Philadelphia native, Ross attended Temple University where he earned his BA degree in Business Administration. He has been married to his wife Sandra since 1987 and has successfully raised two Goddard School graduates - Gabriela and Harrison aged 26 and 23. Both children have active, successful lives since graduating from college and graduate school. Gabriela lives and works in London and Harrison in Denver. Ross began his Goddard School career in 1997 when he opened the first Goddard School in Columbia, Maryland. Since then, he has opened three additional schools in Clarksburg, Bethesda and Tysons Corner.
  • Mrs Genevieve

    Mrs Genevieve

    Regional Manager
    Mrs. Genevieve Quarshie-Brown is our Regional Manager, who oversees 5 Goddard Schools located in Maryland and Virginia. She holds a B.S. in Early Childhood Education and her Masters Degree, focusing on Family Studies and Special Education. She has over 30 years of experience working in the childcare field. Genevieve is currently credentialed at MSDE Level 6. Genevieve is delighted to work in an environment where children come first, and teachers demonstrate acceptance and compassion daily. Genevieve is happily married with four beautiful children and one granddaughter. Genevieve enjoys music, shopping, and reading.
  •  Jennifer

    Jennifer

    Administrative Director
    Ms. Jenn is our Administrative Director at The Goddard School. She has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development from Frederick Community College. She has been a Preschool teacher since 1996 and has been a Director in the Frederick area since 2001. Ms. Jenn has been with us since July 2013.
  •  Courtney

    Courtney

    Director of Marketing
    Mrs. Courtney Anderson is our Director of Marketing at The Goddard School of Rockville. She earned her B.A in Early Childhood Education Administration and has been with Goddard since 2013. She is currently credentialed at the MSDE Administrator Level 4. Courtney is the mother to an eleven-year-old son and one year old daughter. As you make your decisions for childcare, Courtney will be available to answer any questions you may have and ensure your child’s experience at The Goddard School is enriching and fulfilling.
  •  Lynda

    Lynda

    Assistant Director
    Ms. Lynda Walker is our Assistant Director, supporting the administrative team in a variety of capacities. She earned her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development at Frederick Community College, and is currently working towards her Bachelor’s degree. Lynda has worked in the Early Childhood Development field for over 10 years, and is currently credentialed at the MSDE Administrator Level 2. She is the mother of four wonderful children and one amazing grandson. Lynda is very excited to be a part of The Goddard Rockville family and looks forward to the opportunity of working with children and their families.
  •  Wei

    Wei

    Chinese Enrichment
    Ms. Wei Xue is our Chinese Enrichment teacher at The Goddard School. She was born and raised in China and graduated from Xinjiang University in 1994, and taught middle school students for more than 20 years. Wei immigrated to the United States in 2013, and has been teaching Chinese to children ever since. She has taught at multiple Chinese Schools. Wei loves teaching Chinese and enjoys the process and watching them get more and more fluent at Chinese until one day they hopefully become a fluent speaker! She wishes to encourage her students to enjoy exploring the Chinese language and culture.
  •  Stefanie

    Stefanie

    Music Enrichment
    Ms. Stef graduated from the University of Maryland College Park and has her 90-hour preschool, infant, and toddler certification in Child Development and Curriculum. Teaching music is Ms. Stef's passion, as well as her career. She has been teaching preschool music and movement in Washington DC area preschools since 2005. She also teaches piano, guitar, and voice lessons in her home studio. Ms. Stef has four children and enjoys playing music, reading, gardening, and getting together with friends. She believes that music is accessible to all and that everyone can benefit from listening to, playing, and a deeper understanding of music and musical concepts. From Beethoven to the Beatles, Coltrane to the Clash, Ms. Stef incorporates all types of music into her teaching to spark creativity and joy in the musical classroom. She is very excited to share her love of music with the Goddard Rockville community!
  •  Yaudith

    Yaudith

    Spanish Enrichment
    Ms. Yaudith is our Spanish Enrichment Teacher. Our Spanish program exposes children to the Hispanic culture and introduces children to simple words and phrases in Spanish. Ms. Yaudith is the mother of two children and has been teaching for the past 14 years. Ms. Yaudith wishes to model patience and understand in each of her students.
  •  David

    David

    Physical Education
    Mr. David is our Physical Education Teacher here at The Goddard School. David is a certified and licensed Coach by the U.S Soccer Federation, with a true passion for sports. He is enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge and love of the sports with others. Since 2016, his company, High Score Soccer, has been serving children from toddlers to teenagers, through their development programs and services, to help students develop and grow in a healthy environment by encouraging students to practice sports as part of a well-rounded life.  Our Physical Education Program emphasizes fun clinics, and support learning and play through dynamic activity, oriented to: Demonstrate traveling skills; balancing skills and gross-motor manipulative skills encouraging participant’s enthusiasm and enjoyment.
  •  Ramona

    Ramona

    Chef
    Ms. Ramona is our head cook here at The Goddard School. Ramona has spent the last 15 years in food service and earned her food handler certification. We thank Ms. Ramona for providing us with our daily nutritious snacks!
  •  Sunita

    Sunita

    Teacher
    Ms. Joyce is a teacher in our Infant Program. Ms. Joyce has been teaching at Goddard Rockville since we first opened our doors in 2003! Ms. Joyce received her 90-hour Early Childhood Certification, and 45-hour Infant/Toddler Certification.
  •  Jenifer

    Jenifer

    Teacher
    Ms. Jen is a teacher in our preschool program. Jen has been teaching at Goddard Rockville since 2008. She has her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, Master of Arts in Education Management and 90-hour Early Childhood Certification.
  •  Gina

    Gina

    Teacher
    Ms. Gina is a teacher in our Pre-K program. Ms. Gina has her 90-hour Early Childhood Certification and degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been teaching at Goddard Rockville since 2016.
  •  Eunice

    Eunice

    Teacher
    Ms. Eunice is a teacher in our twos/preschool program. Eunice has her 90-clock hour certification and 45-hour certification in Early Childhood Education. Eunice has been teaching at Goddard Rockville since 2017.
  •  Charles Eric

    Charles Eric

    Lead Teacher
    Mr. Eric is a teacher in our Pre-K program. Her earned his CDA and 90-hour child development certifications with a focus in preschool and pre-k curriculum.
  •  Milenie

    Milenie

    Teacher
    Ms. Milenie is a teacher in our twos program. She has been teaching at Goddard Rockville since 2016. and earned her bachelor's degree in mass communication and 90-hour certification in early childhood.
  •  Fatima

    Fatima

    Teacher
    Ms. Fatima is a teacher in our infant program. She is currently pursuing her CDA and has taught education for the past four years.
  •  Angelica

    Angelica

    Teacher
    Ms. Angelica is a teacher in our infant program. She has been with Goddard Rockville since 2021 and has a three-year-old son who also attends Goddard.
  •  Juan

    Juan

    Teacher
    Mr. Juan is a teacher in our kindergarten program. Juan earned his associates degree in general studies and is currently pursuing his B.A in Psychology. Mr. Juan wishes to model patience, understanding and empathy in his students.
  •  Andrea

    Andrea

    Teacher
    Ms. Andrea is a teacher in our pre k program. Ms. Andrea earned her B.A in Fine Arts and has been teaching at Goddard Rockville since 2021.
  •  Aseel

    Aseel

    Teacher
    Ms. Aseel is a teacher in our infant and toddler programs. She has been in the educational field for the past three years and has earned her bachelor's degree. Ms. Aseel currently holds her 90-hour infant & toddler certification.
  •  Aseel

    Aseel

    Teacher
    Ms. Aseel is a teacher in our preschool program. She has been teaching since 2018 and earned her Bachelor's degree in Biology. Ms. Aseel also earned her 90-hour certification in preschool child development.
  •  Kenneth

    Kenneth

    Teacher
    Mr. Kenneth (Kenny) is a teacher in our pre-k program. Kenneth has been teaching at Goddard Rockville since 2021.
  •  Farah

    Farah

    Teacher
    Mrs. Farah is a teacher in our pre-k program. Farah earned a bachelor’s in home economics and has over 10 years of experience working with children.
  •  Simona

    Simona

    Teacher
    Ms. Simona is a teacher in our pre-k program. She has her bachelor's degree In Kindergarten and Elementary School Education and her master's in management of educational Institutions. She has been in the education field since 2018.
  •  Awat

    Awat

    Teacher
    Awat is a teacher in our infant program. She has been teaching for several years and obtained her infant & toddler certification.
  •  Beatriz

    Beatriz

    Teacher
    Ms. Beatriz is a teacher in our toddler program. She has been teaching for the past two years and is currently pursuing her degree to become a doctor.
  • Mrs Sarai

    Mrs Sarai

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Sarai is a teacher in our two-year-old program. Ms. Sarai has over ten years teaching experience in the early childhood educational field. She obtained her 90-hour certification in addition to her CDA.
  •  Brittany

    Brittany

    Teacher
    Ms. Brittany is a teacher in our preschool program. She is currently pursuing her B.A in Psychology and earned her CDA.
  •  Ruqayah

    Ruqayah

    Teacher
    Ms. Ruqayah is a teacher in our toddler program. Ms. Ruqayah has been at Goddard Rockville since 2020 and is currently pursuing her B.A.
  •  D'yana

    D'yana

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. D'yana (D) is a teacher in our twos program. She has been in the educational field since 2021.
  •  Ebony

    Ebony

    Teacher
    Ms. Ebony is a teacher in our twos/preschool program. She has been in the educational field since 2016 and earned her 90-hour certifications.
  •  Sarbeth

    Sarbeth

    Teacher
    Ms. Sarbeth is our afternoon part time teacher in the infant program. She is currently pursuing a degree in ASL.
  •  Amenah

    Amenah

    Support Staff
    Ms. Amenah is our center floater, supporting our school in a variety of capacities. She is currently pursuing her degree.
  •  Siby

    Siby

    Teacher
    Ms. Siby is a teacher in our toddler program. She has been teaching in the early childhood education field since 2019 and earned her 90-hour certifications; with a focus in infant and toddler development.
  •  Nicole

    Nicole

    Teacher
    Nicole is a teacher in our toddler program. She has been teaching in the early childhood field since 2018.
  •  Adrianna

    Adrianna

    Teacher
    Ms. Adrianna is a teacher in our two-year-old program. She has been in the early childhood field since 2012 and obtained her 90-hour certifications.
  •  Mya

    Mya

    Teacher
    Ms. Mya is a teacher in our two-year-old program. She has been in the early childhood education field since 2021 and earned her 90-hour certification.
  •  Elizabeth

    Elizabeth

    Teacher
    Ms. Elizabeth (Liz) is a teacher in our toddler program. She has been in the early childhood education field since 2019. She earned my associate degree in general studies and infant and toddler certification through MSDE. Ms. Liz is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in communication studies as well as her CDA.
  •  Mitra

    Mitra

    Teacher
    Ms. Mitra is a teacher in our two-year-old program. Ms. Mitra has been working in the early childhood since 2017. She is currently pursuing her degree in Psychology.
  •  Jacqueline

    Jacqueline

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Jacky is a teacher in our preschool program. She is currently pursuing her degree and has been in the early childhood field since 2023.
  •  Nayereh

    Nayereh

    Teacher
    Ms. Nayereh (Simin) is a teacher in our toddler program. She has been in the educational field for over 20 years and earned her 90-hour infant & toddler certifications.
  •  Lesly

    Lesly

    Teacher
    Ms. Lesly is a teacher in our preschool program. She has been in the early childhood field since 2017 and earned her 90-hour preschool certifications.
  •  Ferneoh

    Ferneoh

    Teacher
    Ms. Fern is a current MCPS teacher who teaches at our school full time each summer. She has been in the early childhood field since 2013 and earned her degree in Early Child Development and Secondary education in Mathematics.
  •  Yakini

    Yakini

    Support Staff
    Ms. Yakini (Yaya) is a center floater, supporting our entire school in a variety of capacities. She has been teaching since 2022 and is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree.
  •  Sabrina

    Sabrina

    Support Staff
    Ms. Sabrina is our afternoon part-time teacher, primarily supporting our school in the infant and toddler programs.
  •  Ali

    Ali

    Support Staff
    Mr. Ali is an afternoon support staff at Goddard Rockville. He is currently in school pursuing a degree in electrical engineering.
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