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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. 

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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. 

Mrs Abha

Mrs Abha

Owner
Abha is originally from Bombay (now Mumbai), India where she obtained her Bachelor of Commerce in Economics from University of Mumbai. She then came to the US to obtain for a Master’s degree from George Washington University in DC. She is married to Bhushan who is the co-owner of the school and together they have 2 lovely children. Abha has been in the teaching profession for the past 11 years in various capacities. She has a passion for working with children and firmly believes in the philosophy that each child is unique in his or her own ways and the curriculum should be personalized to match their uniqueness. That belief resonates with the Goddard philosophy. Her Vision for the school: ‘At Goddard, we create a safe environment which fosters curiosity, confidence and empathy within the children. The positive Foundation will instill a passion for lifelong learning.’
Ms Minoo

Ms Minoo

Director
Ms. Minoo is our Center Director. Ms. Minoo has a vast amount of knowledge and experience to share with over 18 years of experience as a preschool Center Director. She also serves as a mentor to Child Development Associate (CDA) candidates. Ms. Minoo has a Bachelors degree in Sociology as well as two CDAs. In addition to Ms. Minoo's passion for early childhood education, she also enjoys traveling, arts, and international cuisine. Ms. Minoo looks forward to using her professional experience and leadership to manage our faculty and serve our Goddard families.
 Ann Priyadarshani

Ann Priyadarshani

Lead Teacher
Ms. Priya is the lead teacher in our Early Preschool 1 classroom. Ms. Priya has over 20 years I have worked with infants and toddlers for over 20 years. She has taken courses in early childhood development at Northern Virginia Community College. Ms. Priya truly loves working with young children and it shows with her nurturing personality. She has a positive approach with the children. We are delighted to have Ms. Priya as a part of our Goddard Family!
 Lettie

Lettie

Lead Teacher
Mrs. Lettie is the Lead Teacher in our Infant program. She recently moved here from London, England. She has a Bachelor’s degree and experience with children. She comes to work every day excited to work with the children and eager to learn more. Mrs. Lettie truly loves working with young children and it shows with her caring personality, she loves seeing children be the best they can be with the right support and attention. She believes that every individual child is unique and has their learning style. She also firmly believes in supporting children as they explore using 21st-century learning methods. We are grateful to have Mrs. Lettie as a part of our Goddard team in Herndon.
Ms Sonia

Ms Sonia

Lead Teacher
Ms. Sonia is the Lead Teacher in our Young Toddler Classroom. Ms. Sonia has several years of experience working with children in early childhood programs. She strongly believes that each child is a unique individual who needs a safe, caring and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow. Ms. Sonia is thrilled to be given the opportunity to work with the wonderful Goddard families and all the children in the classes. We are happy to have her a part of our Goddard Team.
 Ghada

Ghada

Assistant Teacher
Mrs. Ghada is the Assistant Teacher in our Pre-K 2 Classroom. She has five years of teaching experience in an early childhood setting. Mrs. Ghada believes a teacher’s responsibility is to create an environment for children to express themselves creatively, in order to grow and reach their full potential. She is looking forward to working with our students and is excited to be apart of the Goddard school Herndon team.
Ms Padmini

Ms Padmini

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Padimini is one of our Resource Teachers who assists in our classrooms. She has her Bachelors in Engineering and has 4 years of experience working in an early childhood setting. Ms. Padmini’s teaching philosophy includes the greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, ‘the children are now working as if I do not exist’. We are proud to have Ms. Padimini be a part of our school.
Ms Micaela

Ms Micaela

Resource
Ms. Micaela is one of our Resource teachers who assists in the classrooms as well as the kitchen. Ms. Micaela has several years of experience working with children and is very familiar with the early preschool environment. Ms. Micaela is eager to work with our students every day and is happy to be a part of our Goddard Team!

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