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 Akhil & Madhu

    Mr Akhil & Madhu

    Mr. and Ms. Govil are the owners of the esteemed Goddard Schools located in Ashburn and Leesburg. With nearly two decades of experience operating Goddard Schools, they bring extensive expertise to early childhood education. Mr. Govil holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, M.S. in Systems Engineering, and MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School. Ms. Govil holds a B.S. in Chemistry. Throughout her career, Ms. Govil focused on putting customers first across various entrepreneurial ventures, with an emphasis on growth and scale in new markets. Both dedicated significant time to nonprofit organizations, and have been recognized for their commitment to youth leadership and cultural education over the last 30 years. Mr. and Ms. Govil were taught the importance of learning from a young age. Particularly, Ms. Govil's family created opportunities for hundreds of children in India who otherwise lacked access to schooling. They look forward to serving the Alexandria community!
  •  Karla


    Operations Director
    Mrs. Karla is originally from El Salvador but came to the United States as a child. Mrs. Karla is a mother of four boys, ages 18, 17, 13, & 3. Mrs. Karla joins us with over 10 years of experience working with children of all ages. During the last 5 years, she worked as a Preschool Director and looks forward to continue growing in this field. Mrs. Karla is very happy to be part of the Goddard School family and excited to be working with each and every one our new families. She holds her Child Development Accreditation and is working towards completing her Early Childhood Education Associates.
  •  Mildred


    School Principal
    Ms. Milly has been in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 17 years. Her experience includes 14 years in leadership, as well as working directly with children in a preschool classroom, including children with exceptional needs. She has led preschools & private kindergarten programs through Cognia Accreditation (formally known as Advanc-Ed), NAEYC Accreditation, as well as participated with the Infant & Toddler Network and the Virginia Quality Initiative. She has led programs through various recognitions to include Best Preschool of Northern Virginia 2019, 2020 & 2021 and Best Private School of PWC 2023. Ms. Milly is attaining a Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Education Administration from the University of Arizona Global Campus. Milly has a passion in building teams that will best support children's development during the most critical years in childhood, the first 5 years.
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