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 Gary

    Mr Gary

    Mr. Gary is the On-Site Owner of The Goddard School in Fredericksburg, VA. Gary holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Virginia Commonwealth University, and has 20+ years of business and educational experience. As a father of two boys, whom have already graduated from a Goddard School, Gary recognizes the importance of providing a consistent and strong curriculum in a safe and nurturing environment. He is very excited to be part of The Goddard School and is committed to providing the highest quality preschool experience for children in the community. Gary looks forward to introducing you to our incredible faculty, and showing you around our state–of–the–art facility!
  • Mrs Lori

    Mrs Lori

    Ms. Lori is the On-Site Owner of The Goddard School in Fredericksburg, VA alongside her husband, Gary. Lori holds a bachelor's degree from Princeton University and an MBA from Duke University. She has over 20 years of business experience. Lori loves children and understands the Goddard experience as both a parent and an owner. Gary and Lori have two boys in grade school who have graduated from a Goddard School. Lori is excited to be a part of the lives of children and families in the community. She strives to create a loving and nurturing environment for the children and staff.
  • Mrs Lorie

    Mrs Lorie

    Ms. Lorie is the Educational Director. She is originally from Michigan and moved to Virginia in 2007. Ms. Lorie has more than 20 years experience in early childhood education working with head start, as a director and as a regional manager. She has an associate's degree and a medical assistant degree. Ms. Lorie has a passion for children and their families. She loves to provide a safe and friendly learning environment for all families and children.
  • Mrs Lauren

    Mrs Lauren

    Assistant Director
    Ms. Lauren has her bachelor's degree in child studies and has worked in childcare since 2000. She loves children and learning new skills. Ms. Lauren is passionate about helping students learn and grow. She is in her position to help and guide children in a positive manner to shape their future. Ms. Lauren is happily married to Brian. They have two children, Presley and Thomas, and two fur babies, Dixie and Gunner. Ms. Lauren loves family time and getting pedicures with her daughter.
  • Ms Maribel

    Ms Maribel

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Maribel is the Lead Teacher in our First Steps classroom. She earned her bachelor's degree in education in 2002. Ms. Maribel has been working in the early childcare field since 2003. It's her continued passion to teach and watch her children grow and learn.
  • Mrs Tiffany

    Mrs Tiffany

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Tiffany is the Lead Teacher in our Pre-Toddler classroom. She holds certificates in early childhood development and education and is currently pursuing her associate’s degree in early childhood development. Ms. Tiffany has been working in the childcare field since 2012. Over these years the children have taught her a lot and she enjoys learning new and fun things from the children every day.
  • Ms Julia

    Ms Julia

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Julia is the Lead Teacher in our Toddler classroom. She has her CDA (Child Development Associate) credential and 15 years' experience working in a licensed childcare facility in Florida. Ms. Julia enjoys working with children and experiencing the joy of seeing them progress and learn new things. She is the mother of two children and recently moved to Virginia from Florida.
  • Ms Miya

    Ms Miya

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Miya is the Assistant Teacher in our Pre-Toddler classroom. She graduated from high school in 2020 and fell in love with working in childcare after a summer job at a childcare center. She is the youngest of 4 girls, has moved 15 times in her life and has a pet cat, Ryan. Ms. Miya loves to do make-up and art in her free time.
  • Ms Caeley

    Ms Caeley

    Ms. Caeley is the Co-Teacher in our Get Set classroom. She has six years' experience working in licensed childcare facilities and is working towards a Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate. Ms. Caeley became a teacher because children bring her joy. She loves watching children grow and seeing them learn new things. The bonds Ms. Caeley creates keep her motivated. Ms. Caeley also loves art and reading.?
  • Ms Krista

    Ms Krista

    Lead teacher
    Ms. Krista is the Lead Teacher in our Preschool classroom. She received her certificate in early childhood development in 2013 and has several years experience as a lead teacher. Ms. Krista also volunteers to teach Sunday school and sings in the worship band. She is a single mom with one daughter and enjoys reading, sewing, baking, and taking care of her pet chickens.
  • Mrs Connie

    Mrs Connie

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Connie has been the lead teacher for our Preschool 2 class since 2016. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science. Ms. Connie is married with two children. She enjoys family, museums, and day trips. Ms. Connie strives to help children explore their environment, learn social and academic skills, and reach their full potential for success in school.
  • Mrs Shauna

    Mrs Shauna

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Shauna is the Lead Teacher in our Pre-K classroom. She has been working in the early childcare field for over 20 years. Ms. Shauna is the mother of three girls. In her spare time she enjoys watching sporting events with friends and family members. Ms. Shauna believes that the preschool age is the perfect age to impact a child’s life in a very positive way, helping them to believe in themselves and guiding them to pursue their dreams and goals.
  • Mrs Marta

    Mrs Marta

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Rose is a Lead Teacher in our Pre-K classroom. She has worked with children (infant to school age) over 10 years. Ms. Rose studied early childhood development and has an associates in science and medical administration. Her passion is science and she is excited to help children explore and develop a love for nature and science. Ms. Rose is from Poland and has 3 children of her own.
  • Ms Aurora

    Ms Aurora

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Aurora is an Assistant Teacher in our Infant classroom and is currently attending Prince George's Community College to study early childhood education. She became a teacher to have a positive impact on the children. Ms. Aurora feels it is important to understand each child's unique personality as every child has their own way of learning and receiving information. She believes every child needs to feel loved, understood and safe. Ms. Aurora loves to cook and would like to travel to Paris. She has a beautiful daughter, Jazmine.
  • Ms Nattie

    Ms Nattie

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Nattie is an Assistant Teacher in our First Steps classroom. She has been working with children for over nine years. Ms. Nattie has a huge love for children and for Disney. She loves to sing in the church choir and teach Sunday school. Her joy is to watch children grow and learn.
  • Ms Violet

    Ms Violet

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Violet is an Assistant Teacher in our Pre-Toddler classroom. She has an associate's degree in early childhood education, two certificates in early childhood and a health certificate. Ms. Violet loves to see children learn and grow every day. She cultivated this passion volunteering in the children's section of the library. Ms. Violet also loves to read, travel, and spend time with family and friends.
  • Ms Annesha

    Ms Annesha

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Annesha is an Assistant Teacher in our Toddler classroom. She has 5+ years' experience working with children. Ms. Annesha became a teacher out of her love and compassion for all children. She enjoys every day being different in a preschool setting and looks forward to helping your children learn and grow. Ms. Annesha also enjoys watching TV, exploring nature, capturing pictures of beautiful landscapes and cuddling with her dog.?
  • Ms Jenni

    Ms Jenni

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Jenni is an Assistant Teacher in our Toddler classroom. She has worked in early childcare for 20 years and studied at Northern Virginia Community College. Ms. Jenni enjoys helping and watching kids grow and develop. She loves spending time with her three children, exploring the outdoors and listening to music.
  • Mrs Maria

    Mrs Maria

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Maria is an Assistant Teacher in our Preschool classroom. She is from Puerto Rico and moved to Fredericksburg in 2018. Ms. Maria has always loved working with children and taught at her local church since she was 18 years old. She sings in the worship band at church and enjoys cooking, singing, and going to the park with her family.
  • Ms Karen

    Ms Karen

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Karen is an Assistant Teacher in our Preschool classroom. She has been with The Goddard School since 2019 and has experience working across all ages infant through Pre-K. Ms. Karen was inspired by her grandmother to become a teacher, and she enjoys working with children as it creates a positive environment. Ms. Karen has two young children of her own.
  • Ms Catie

    Ms Catie

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Catie is an Assistant Teacher in our Pre-K classroom. She has worked in childcare for over five years and is studying early childhood development through the University of Phoenix. Ms. Catie loves spending time with her family, her boyfriend, and his daughter. She enjoys sushi and kit-kats and is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan.
  • Ms Cynthia

    Ms Cynthia

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Cynthia is an Assistant Teacher with eight years' experience teaching. She loves teaching children and watching them grow with knowledge every day. Ms. Cynthia's passions are teaching, art, music and traveling. She hopes to own her own childcare business one day.
  • Mrs Ruth

    Mrs Ruth

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Ruth is a floating assistant teacher with two years childcare experience in both childcare facilities and her church's childcare ministry. She helped raise her two sisters and has always loved kids and teaching. Ms. Ruth is a kid at heart and finds joy in children. She got married in 2023 and she and her husband enjoy leading worship music together at church. Ms. Ruth loves shopping, going out, and making people laugh.
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