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 Danielle

    Ms Danielle

    Owner
    Danielle Crowley is the onsite owner of The Goddard School of Mechanicsville, VA. Danielle has worked in large and small organizations providing strategic and operational leadership. She has a Masters of Business Administration from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts from Randolph Macon Women’s College. Danielle has been married to Ben for nearly 10 years and they have two children, Finn and Grace, who are enrolled in The Goddard School of Mechanicsville. “My experience with The Goddard School started as a parent when Ben and I enrolled our children in a Goddard School. At The Goddard School we watched our children build a love for learning in a nurturing environment. I want every family that walks into the school to discover the fun learning environment that we provide. Each child's experience in The Goddard School will establish educational foundations to prepare them for life."
  •  Casey

    Casey

    Education Director
    Hi, my name is Casey! I graduated from Randolph-Macon College with a degree in Developmental Psychology. I also played volleyball there! I taught Pre-K here at Goddard for over three years and fell in love with the school and the families. I then moved into the Assistant Director role where my love for the school only grew. Now, as the Director of Education, I get to use my passion for children, education, and professional development each day. In my spare time I love spending time with my husband and our sweet little girl! I absolutely love being a part of the Goddard family and I know you will too!
  • Ms Zabrina

    Ms Zabrina

    Director of Operations
    Hi, my name is Zabrina. I am excited to be part of the Goddard School family! I have been working in the early childhood field for over 20 years and have a degree in Early Childhood Education. I love working with teachers and families to provide a loving and nurturing environment for each child. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, crafting and finding relaxing ways to enjoy life.
  •  Christine

    Christine

    Assistant Director
    Hi, my name is Christine! I have been teaching in multiple environments for about ten years. My favorite thing about working with children is watching those learning connections happen, and of course, having fun! I earned my bachelor's degree from VCU and my master's in Environmental Education from Slippery Rock University. In my free time I spend a lot of time outdoors with my dog or reading a good book. I am so excited to be a part of the Goddard team!
  •  Wilnetta

    Wilnetta

    Assistant Director
    My name is Wilnetta and I love being a member of the Goddard School of Mechanicsville. I am from Waukegan Illinois but have lived in Richmond for the past 27 years. I love working with children and have built my career around them. I have a degree in Early Childhood education, have been an Assistant Director for over 5 years, and a teacher for 20 years. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and 2 grown children. I look forward to working with you to help your child grow and develop!
  •  Christin

    Christin

    Lead Teacher
    Hi, my name is Christin! I have been in Early Education for over 18 years. I have my CDA (Child Development Associates) degree. I love teaching because I get to watch all of the children learn so many new things each day and help them meet their developmental milestones. In my spare time I love to spend time with my husband and family! My favorite children's book is "The Very Hungry Caterpillar".
  •  Amy

    Amy

    Lead Teacher
    Hi, my name is Amy! I have been in Early Education for 19 years. I love teaching because I love watching children grow and hit different milestones and watch them learn new things! In my spare time I love to attend my kids' sporting events, hang out with my family, go to wineries, and read a good book! My favorite children's book is "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly".
  •  Christina

    Christina

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Christina! I have been in Early Education for over 13 years. I love teaching because of the relationships I build with the children and their families. It is such a joy helping them reach new milestones. In my spare time I love to hang out with my daughter. We love going on adventures and exploring new things! My favorite children's book is "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie".
  •  Wendy

    Wendy

    Lead Teacher
    Hi, my name is Wendy! I have been in Early Education for over 20 years. I love teaching children because children are our future and I love having a part in giving them the confidence they need to grow into well-rounded adults! In my spare time I love to spend time with my family and travel. My favorite book is "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See" because it is a favorite with my age group and they light up during circle time when we read it!
  •  Hannah

    Hannah

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Hannah! I have been in Early Education for over a year now. I attended Rappahannock Community College and have a degree in Arts and Science. I love teaching because I love forming connections with the kids and watching them learn and grow. In my spare time I love to be outside. My favorite children's book is "Goodnight Moon".
  •  Jonnie

    Jonnie

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Jonnie! I have been in Early Education for over 3 years now. I love teaching because I love seeing the kids learn and grow and being the one to help them along the way. In my spare time I love to read, play video games, and cross stitch. My favorite children's book is "Where the Wild Things Are".
  •  Faith

    Faith

    Lead Teacher
    Hi, my name is Faith! I have been in Early Education for over 4 years now. I am currently working towards my CDA and will be done in December 2023! What I love most about teaching are the daily conversations with each child and just seeing their imaginations at work! In my spare time I love spending time with family.My favorite children's book is "Oh! The Places You'll Go!".
  •  Makenzie

    Makenzie

    Lead Teacher
    Hi, my name is Makenzie! I have been in Early Education for 12 years. I am almost done with my Child Development Associates. I love teaching because I love forming relationships with children and their families as well as making an impact on their lives. In my spare time I love to relax, snuggle my dog and cat, eat new foods, and spend time with my husband and family. My favorite children's book is The Giving Tree.
  •  Makayla

    Makayla

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Kayla and I have been in Early Education for just over a year now! I plan to complete my degree in Early Childhood Education. What I love most about teaching is showing the children a whole new way of thinking and viewing the world. In my spare time I love to play with my son and do jigsaw puzzles. My favorite children's book is "Good Night Moon".
  •  Kiara

    Kiara

    Lead Teacher
    Hi, my name is Kiara! I have been an Early Education for over 8 years. I attended J. Sargent Reynolds and have a degree in Early Childhood Education. I love teaching because each day is a different adventure! Being welcomed by big smiles and even bigger hugs makes my day! In my spare time I love spend time with family and friends, travel (especially to Disney World), and snuggle my puppy! My favorite children's book is "Harold and the Purple Crayon".
  •  Sydney

    Sydney

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Sydney! I have been in Early Education for 6 years. I currently attend J. Sargent Reynolds and am pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. I love teaching because being able to see how much they grow and learn is so special to me. In my spare time I love to spend time with my family and friends as well as my dog, Yeti! My favorite children's book is The Rainbow Fish.
  •  Sierra

    Sierra

    Lead Teacher
    Hi, my name is Sierra! I have been in Early Education for over 5 years. I attend Bryant & Stratton and am pursuing a degree Human & Social Services. I love teaching because you get to see the world through a child's mind! In my spare time, I love excercising and watching good shows! My favorite children's books are "Goodnight Moon" and "Rainbow Fish".
  •  Kylee

    Kylee

    Lead Teacher
    Hi, my name is Kylee! I have been in Early Education for over 7 years. I attended Bridgewater College and have a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. I currently attend University of Richmond and am working towards a Masters of Teaching. I love teaching because the impact made is so important and I love to see their joy and development. In my spare time I love to listen to music and play games with friends. My favorite children's book is "Pig the Pug".
  •  Tara

    Tara

    Lead Teacher
    Hi, my name is Tara! I have worked in childcare for 26 years. I have my CDA (Child Development Associates) degree. I love teaching because it is rewarding, I love children, watching their progress, and helping them grow. In my spare time I love to travel and spend time with my family. My favorite children's book is Dragons Love Tacos.
  •  Keonya

    Keonya

    Lead Teacher
    Hello, My name is Keonya, but you can call me Kee! I graduated from Hampton University with a bachelor's in Psychology. I love teaching because I love to see how much children grow in such a short time! In my spare time I love to read, cook, and travel with my family and friends. My favorite children's book is "Corduroy".
  •  Hannah

    Hannah

    Lead Teacher
    Hi, my name is Hannah! I have been in Early Education for over a year now. I attend University of Phoenix and am pursuing my degree in Elementary Education. I love teaching because I love watching children learn and grow! In my spare time, I love to spend time with my daughter. My favorite children's book is "Pout Pout Fish".
  •  Lakisha

    Lakisha

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Lakisha! I have been in Early Education for over 8 years. I attended J. Sargent Reynolds for Early Childhood Education and am working on a degree in Psychology from Liberty University. I love teaching because I enjoy watching the kids learn and grow! In my spare time, I love spending time with my family and friends. My favorite children's book is "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom".
  •  Nicole

    Nicole

    Lead Teacher
    Hi, my name is Nicole! I have been in Early Education for 23 years. I attended Ashford University and have a degree in Early Childhood Education. I love teaching because I get to help children develop and learn! I love when they are able to try hard things, and with practice, are able to master that skill that used to be hard! In my spare time I love to spend time at my small farm with my husband and twin teenagers. My favorite children's book is "Otis the Tractor" because it is about building friendships even if we are different!
  •  Sara

    Sara

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Sara! I have been in Early Education for over 12 years. I attended ETSU and have a degree in International Affairs. I love teaching because every day is a new and exciting day! In my spare time I love to read a great book, watch a new tv series, and go shopping. My favorite children's book is "Stellaluna". Some of my favorite memories are of my mom and I reading it together.
  •  Connor

    Connor

    Lead Teacher
    Hi, my name is Ms. Connor! I have been working in childcare since 2012. I graduated from Longwood University with my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I absolutely love being in a classroom teaching children and helping them grow. I am very excited to be part of the Goddard family and to get to the Rockin' Rhinos ready for kindergarten!
  •  Cassidy

    Cassidy

    Resource
    Hi, my name is Cassidy! I have been in Early Education for over 6 years. I currently attend Bryant & Stratton College and am working towards my degree in Early Childhood Education. I love teaching because every day is different and I get to see the progress of the children I work with. In my spare time I love to enjoy nature and spend time with friends and family. My favorite children's book is "The Rainbow Fish".
  •  Daphne

    Daphne

    Resource
    Hello, my name is Daphne. I graduated from VCU with a BS in Psychology and Masters in Education. I have been working with children for the last 23 years and have been teaching at The Goddard School for the last 10 years. I enjoy travelling, exercising, cooking, and spending time with my grandchildren and family.
  •  Timothy

    Timothy

    After-School
    Hi, my name is Timothy! I have been in Early Education for over 9 years. What I love most about teaching is using my experience to help make a positive impact on the rising generation. In my spare time, I love to watch basketball, play video games, and spend time with my family. My favorite children's book is "We Don't Eat Our Classmates!"
  •  Jennifer

    Jennifer

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Jenny! I have been in Early Education for 13 years. I attended Randolph-Macon College. I love teaching because I get to play a small part in helping a child become their own individual self as they learn and grow every day! In my spare time I love to spend time at home with my husband and our 2 cats! My favorite children's book is The Invisible String by Patrice Karst.
  •  Jordan

    Jordan

    Resource
    Hi, my name is Jordan! I have been in Early Education for over 3 years. I attended VCU and have a bachelor's in Elementary Education. I will earn my master's in December 2024! I love teaching because making a difference in children's lives is so important and being an impactful figure in their lives is an amazing privledge! In my spare time I love to spend time with friends and family, especially my three children! My favorite children's book is "The Giving Tree".
  •  William

    William

    Lead Teacher
    Hi, my name is William! I have been in Early Education for over a year now. I love teaching because I can make a positive impact on children's lives! In my spare time I love to listen to music, play basketball, and enjoy my family! My favorite children's book is "Green Eggs and Ham".
  •  Carlene

    Carlene

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Carli! I have been in Early Education for over 2 years. I attended James Madison University and have a degree in Special Education as well as Communication Sciences & Disorders. I love teaching because I can help the children express themselves with confidence! In my spare time I love hiking, camping, sports, and walks. I love to be outdoors! My favorite children's books are the "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" series.
  •  Meredith

    Meredith

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Meredith! I have been in Early Education for over 5 years. I attended VCU and have a degree in English and Spanish. I love teaching because I can see the children's personalities grow and watch them discover new things! In my spare time I love to read, watch tv, and spend time with my chihuahua, family and friends. My favorite children's book is "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?".
  •  Ariana

    Ariana

    Resource
    Hi,my name is Ariana! I have been in Early Education for over a year. I currently attend Mechanicsville High School. I love teaching because I love to help the kids learn new things and watch them grow! In my spare time I love to draw, color, paint, and spend time with family and friends. My favorite children's book is "Harold and the Purple Crayon".
  •  Josefina

    Josefina

    Resource
    Hi, my name is Josey! I have been an Early Education for one year. I currently attend Mechanicsville High School. I love teaching because watching the children grow and learn is very rewarding! In my spare time I love to spend time with friends, serving, scrapbooking, and taking pictures. My favorite children's book is anything Dr. Seuss!
  •  Kendall

    Kendall

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Kendall! I have been in Early Education for 2 years. I am currently studying history and have goals of getting my teaching license. I love teaching because I get to watch the kids grow and help them build relationships with their peers. In my spare time I love shopping, going to concerts, and spending time with family. My favorite children's book is "Fancy Nancy".
  •  Jennifer

    Jennifer

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Jennifer! I have been in Early Education for over 4 years. I attended Liberty University and have a degree in Early Education. I love teaching because of all of the memories made and watching the children learn and grow. In my spare time I love to spend time with my dog and my family. My favorite children's book is "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie".
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