Our Teachers

Our teachers blend the highest education standards with nurturing care to help foster well-rounded child development.


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. 

  • Mrs Abha

    Mrs Abha

    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 Marilynn

    Ms Marilynn

    Center Director
    Ms. Marilynn is our Center Director at The Goddard School of Herndon. She brings to us over 10 years of experience within Early Childhood Education. She graduated from Virginia State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Education in 2012. Shortly, after graduating she moved to the Nothern Virginia area and has now made it home for her new family. She is married and together they have one daughter, McKenzie who attends The Goddard School. Ms. Marilynn is able to see the school through two different lenses, as a parent, and as a leader. Ms. Marilynn believes a great leader should always be able to see situations in different aspects. Ms. Marilynn loves being able to help provide exceptional care to all students on a daily basis.
  • Ms Padmini

    Ms Padmini

    Assistant Director
    Ms. Padmini is our new Assistant Director at The Goddard School of Herndon. She has a bachelor's degree in Engineering and holds more than 5+ years of experience working in an Early Childhood setting. Ms. Padmini was awarded "Teacher of The Year" in 2020. Her 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. Padmini be a part of our school.
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