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. 

  • Ms Risa & Brad

    Ms Risa & Brad

    Owner
    Mr. Brad and Ms. Risa are the proud owners of both Goddard Schools in Chantilly; Chantilly (Westfields) opened in 2003, and Chantilly (East Gate) opened at the end of 2011. Risa has a Master's Degree in Elementary Education and serves as the Senior Education Director for the schools. Risa was previously a 4th and 5th grade teacher, so she knows well that an exceptional school depends on exceptional teachers. Risa oversees the hiring of every teacher we invite to join The Goddard School, and, as Senior Education Director, she makes sure that the environment we provide is caring, fun, safe, and educational. Brad is the business manager of both schools. Brad was trained as a lawyer, and he brings ten years of experience in the banking industry to the business side of running the school. Welcome to our School!
  •  Katie

    Katie

    Education Director
    Ms. Katie is the Education Director of The Goddard School. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from New Mexico Highlands University. Ms. Katie has completed credits towards a Master's degree in Education with plans to finish in the near future. She has a total of 15 Years of Early Childhood/Teaching experience. Katie joined us in 2018. She is also a Goddard School parent, herself.
  •  Michelle

    Michelle

    Administrative Director
    Ms. Michelle is the Administrative Director of the school. She joined us as a teacher shortly after we opened in 2003, and soon became one of our directors. Michelle has completed her Child Development Associate, and 90 Hours of Training in Early Childhood. She has a total of 19 Years of Early Childhood/Teaching experience. She is also a parent of two Goddard School graduates.
  •  Jill

    Jill

    Assistant Director
    Ms. Jill is the Assistant Director of The Goddard School. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Ms. Jill joined us as a teacher in 2010 before joining our management team in 2015. She has a total of 11 Years of Early Childhood/Teaching experience. She is also a Goddard School parent, herself.
  •  Amanda -- Bunnies

    Amanda -- Bunnies

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Amanda is our Infant Room Coordinator and one of our lead teachers in the Bunnies Classroom. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Liberty University and 9 Years of Early Childhood Education and Teaching Experience. Amanda joined us in 2015, and was Teacher of the Year in 2020. She is also the parent of a current Goddard School student and a graduate of our school.
  •  Asia -- Bunnies

    Asia -- Bunnies

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Asia is one of the lead teachers in our Bunnies Classroom. Ms. Asia has six years of early childhood and teaching experience. Before joining The Goddard School Ms. Asia was a nanny and lead infant room teacher.
  •  Caroleann -- Bunnies

    Caroleann -- Bunnies

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Caroleann is one of the lead teachers in our Bunnies Classroom. She is currently completing her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Shepherd University. Ms. Caroleann has four years of early childhood and teaching experience. Before joining us she was an assistant teacher in a preschool for children of various ages.
  •  Cassie -- Bear Cubs

    Cassie -- Bear Cubs

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Cassie is one of the two lead teachers in our Raccoons Classroom. She has a Bachelor's Degree in History and 9 Years of Early Childhood and Teaching Experience. Her previous experience includes teaching preschool children of various ages. Ms. Cassie joined us in 2014 and was our Teacher of the Year in 2016. She is also a Goddard parent, herself.
  •  Dani -- Penguins

    Dani -- Penguins

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Dani is a lead teacher in our Penguins Classroom. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Criminology with minors in Psychology and Intelligence Analysis. Ms. Dani has 6 Years of Early Childhood and Teaching Experience. She joined us in 2016, and is also a Goddard parent.
  •  Erin -- Giraffes

    Erin -- Giraffes

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Erin is one of our lead teachers in the Giraffes Classroom. She has 4 years of Early Childhood Education and teaching Experience. Ms. Erin has earned her Early Childhood Certification and is completing her Early Childhood Associates Degree. Before joining us, she worked as an assistant teacher and was a manager for a local restaurant.
  •  Jackeline -- Ducklings

    Jackeline -- Ducklings

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Jackie is a lead teacher in our Ducklings Classroom. She has 2 Years of Early Childhood Education and teaching experience. Ms. Jackie was a lead infant teacher at another local preschool before joining us.
  •  Jayne -- Elephants

    Jayne -- Elephants

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Jayne is one of the two lead teachers in our Elephants Classroom. She has an Associate's in Early Childhood Education, she earned a Childhood Development Associate credential, and she has 18 Years of Early Childhood and Teaching Experience. She joined us in the spring of 2004 and was our Teacher of the Year in 2006. She also serves as our Literacy Resource Coordinator. Ms. Jayne is also a Goddard School grandmother.
  •  Jee -- Giraffes

    Jee -- Giraffes

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Jee is one of the two lead teachers in our Giraffes Classroom. She has a Bachelor's in Physical Education and 28 Years of Early Childhood and Teaching Experience. She joined us in the summer of 2005 and was our Teacher of the Year in 2010. She is also one of our Teacher Trainers, helping to train all new teachers. Ms. Jee started as a gymnastics instructor and has taught in many preschools and elementary schools.
  •  Kianta (Kiki) -- Fitness

    Kianta (Kiki) -- Fitness

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Kiki is our Fitness Room teacher. She has 3 Years of Early Childhood Education and Teaching Experience. Before joining us she taught preschool children and worked as a camp counselor.
  •  LeAnna -- Bunnies

    LeAnna -- Bunnies

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. LeAnna is one of the lead teachers in our Bunnies Classroom. She has cared for children of all ages and is currently working towards her CDA. Before joining the Goddard School, Ms. LeAnna worked at a country club and salon spa.
  •  Lisa -- Hippos

    Lisa -- Hippos

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Lisa is one of the Lead Teachers in our Hippos Classroom. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in History from George Mason University. Ms. Lisa is one of our Curriculum Resource Specialists as well as a Teacher Trainer. She joined us in 2013 and was awarded our teacher of the year in 2014. Ms. Lisa has 22 years of experience working with children in early childhood education as a Kindergarten teacher and an administrator.
  •  Ornella -- Raccoons

    Ornella -- Raccoons

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Ornella is one of the two lead teachers in our Raccoons Classroom. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and 3 Years of Early Childhood and Teaching Experience. Her previous experience includes teaching preschool children of various ages and holding a CNA certificate. Ornella is also a Goddard parent.
  •  Pam -- Penguins

    Pam -- Penguins

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Pam is one of the lead teachers in our Penguins Classroom. She has her Master's degree in Education from George Mason University. Ms. Pam joined us in 2014. She has 9 Years of Early Childhood and Teaching Experience.
  •  Shahrazad -- Hippos

    Shahrazad -- Hippos

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Shahrazad (Shay) is a lead teacher in our Hippos Classroom. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and 2 and a half years of teaching experience. Her experience includes being a special education assistant teacher in an elementary school.
  •  Shifat -- Elephants

    Shifat -- Elephants

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Shifat is a lead teacher in the Elephants Classroom. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from George Mason University. Ms. Shifat joined us in 2014 and has 6 Years of Early Childhood Education and Teaching Experience. Before joining us she taught preschool children of various ages. She is also the parent of a Goddard School graduate.
  •  Stephanie -- Foxes

    Stephanie -- Foxes

    Kindergarten Teacher
    Ms. Stephanie is our lead teacher in the Foxes Classroom. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and 8 years of Early Childhood and Teaching Experience, including experience as an Assistant Director. Stephanie joined us in 2015, and was Teacher of the Year in 2018. She is also a Goddard parent.
  •  Yazuly -- Bear Cubs

    Yazuly -- Bear Cubs

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Yazuly is a Lead Teacher in our Bear Cubs Classroom. She has an Associates Degree in Physical Therapy and 1 year of of Early Childhood Education and Teaching Experience. Before joining us she taught preschool children of various ages and was a music camp counselor.
  •  Maggie

    Maggie

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Maggie assists all of our classrooms, as needed. She has 24 Years of Early Childhood Education and Teaching Experience. Ms. Maggie joined The Goddard School in 2006. Before joining us she worked as a nanny and a billing manager for a large retail store.
  •  Regan

    Regan

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Regan assists all of our classrooms, as needed. She has 4 Years of Early Childhood Education and Teaching Experience. Before joining us she worked as an assistant teacher for various ages.
  •  Silvia

    Silvia

    Kitchen Manager
    Ms. Silvia is our Kitchen Manager. She has 15 Years of Early Childhood Education and Teaching Experience and was our Assistant Teacher of the Year in 2005. She has been employed at The Goddard School since 2004. She is also a parent of Goddard School graduates.

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