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. 

  • Mr Akhil

    Mr Akhil

    Owner
    Welcome to the Goddard School®! We would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and share with you a little about who we are and how we came to The Goddard School®. Madhu’s family established many schools in Delhi, India. They created learning opportunities for many children who didn’t have access to education. As Mathematics and Early Childhood Teachers Akhil’s parents helped many children experience a better life. As a successful business executive, Madhu has spent her career putting clients and colleagues needs first. At the same time, Akhil has proudly served as an executive for the Department of Defense. Our family includes a son and daughter who attend medical and engineering school. As on-site owners of The Goddard School®, our emphasis will be to provide a loving and nurturing environment to help your child’s learning and development. Sincerely, Madhu and Akhil Govil Owners
  • Ms Hasna

    Ms Hasna

    Executive Director
    My name is Hasna Belayachi & I am the Executive Director of The Goddard School of Waldorf, Maryland. As the Executive Director, I take great pride in knowing that our School is one that strives for excellence and quality in the Early Childhood Education Industry. I have over 20 years of experience working in the childcare field. I have been working with Goddard since 2015. I have a Baccalaureate in modern literature , Preschool CDA, Infant CDA ,Associate in early childhood education. I hold Level 4 ECE Director credential. I enjoy spending time with my family and enjoying music, shopping and reading. As an Executive Director of The Goddard Schools, I’m committed to working with and supporting the Directors to provide your child with the best care and highest quality of education possible. Quote: “I love helping the children grow and making a difference in their lives, as well as helping them become what they want to be.”
  • Ms Ryan

    Ms Ryan

    DIRECTOR
    My name is Ms. Ryan Templeman, I started working for The Goddard School of Waldorf, as Assistant Director and now I am the Director of this wonderful school. I have a Bachelor's degree in sociology. I worked as a manager at a retail store in my hometown Washington DC for five years. I have also worked as a mental health therapist for a few months and then found my way here at The Goddard School of Waldorf. I have a passion for Early Childhood Education and have wanted to work in this field since I was a child. I am a mother of one beautiful daughter. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy eating crabs and listening to music. I am happy to be a part of such a wonderful team and look forward to building great long-lasting relationships.
  • Miss Courtney

    Miss Courtney

    Office Assistant
    Ms. Courtney has been with the Goddard Family since 2022. She has a background working with the elderly and School-Age kids through art programs that she facilitates within the community. Current, Ms. Courtney is taking courses for Early Childhood Development and Graphic Design. Quote: "Thank you so much for welcoming me into your school. I am an abstract artist! I believe that the different ways people create art is reflected in how they create their life. I love to use that flexibility within my approach the childcare. Every child is different and deserves to approach life in their own unique way."
  • Ms Lydia

    Ms Lydia

    Private Kindergarten Lead Teacher
    Ms. Lydia is the Lead Teacher in our Private Kindergarten. Ms Lydia is the kindergarten teacher at The Goddard School® located in Waldorf MD. She began working with children in 2008 but has been a part of The Goddard School® family since 2016. She has her Bachelor of Education in Home Economics, a Preschool and Infant Toddlers CDA and her state specific education certifications. Ms. Lydia holds a level 6 ECE credential. She is First Aid/CPR certified and Medical Administration certified. She is the mother of three beautiful children. She believes every child is a unique individual and should be allowed and encouraged to learn at their own pace. Ms. Lydia plans to instill a positive attitude toward learning in all the children she teaches. "THE BEST FACULTY, THE BEST ENVIRONMENT"
  • Ms Kendra

    Ms Kendra

    Pre-K Lead Teacher
    Pre- Kindergarten Ms. Kendra is the Lead teacher in our Pre-K I classroom. She has been a part of the Goddard family since 2017. She has several certificates in Early Childhood Education and she is currently pursuing her Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She is the mother of three beautiful children. Ms. Kendra is First Aid/CPR certified and Medical Administration certified. "THE BEST FACULTY, THE BEST ENVIRONMENT"
  •  Danielle

    Danielle

    Pre ToddLead Teacher
    Pre-Toddlers Ms.Danielle is our Lead Teacher in the Pre-Toddlers classroom. She has been working in the Early Childhood Education field since 2001 but she has been a part of the Goddard family since 2014. She has her state specific education certifications and is pursuing her degree in Early Childhood Education. She is the mother of two beautiful children. Ms. Danielle is First Aid/CPR certified and Medical Administration certified. "THE BEST FACULTY, THE BEST ENVIRONMENT"
  •  Asia

    Asia

    Get-Set Teacher
    Ms. Asia is out Lead Teacher for our Get-Set program. She has been working with children for 10 years between the ages of 2-4 years old. She is qualified for both Infant and Toddlers as well as Preschool! Ms. Asia has her CPR/First Aide, Basic Health and Safety and ADA Training. Being dedicated to the kids learning, she is always ready to work with the parent in open communication about their developmental goals. Ms. Asia prides herself on working with the families to get the children to the next level of their education. Her main hobby is cooking! "I like to see their development from when they first start my class from when they leave. It is very rewarding, when they can recognize their ABC's without singing it." "THE BEST FACULTY, THE BEST ENVIORNMENT"
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