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. 

  •  Anne

    Anne

    On - Site Owner
    As the on-site owner, I spent 15+ years in the Human Resource field after graduating from Old Dominion University with a B.S. in Education. However, it wasn’t until after the birth of our son, Connor we decided to open The Goddard School in Chesapeake, VA. My husband and I were struggling to find a quality school for our infant son so I could go back to work. We were looking for somewhere we would feel comfortable leaving him everyday and know that he was well cared for and in a safe learning environment. After an exhausting search we couldn’t find anywhere that met our standards so we began looking into opening our own school and came across The Goddard School franchise and we opened in Chesapeake in March 2005. We are now looking forward to working with you at The Goddard School located at Lynnhaven!
  • Ms Aimee

    Ms Aimee

    Operations
    Ms. Aimee is our Operations Director. She has been with The Goddard School since the beginning. She is happily married to her husband Shaun, and has three beautiful children Sadie, Gregory & Autumn! Ms. Aimee has an Associates in Early Childhood Education and has had over 7 years of Childhood experience. She is eager to continue to be apart of the amazing family at The Goddard School and enjoys every minute!
  • Ms Courtney

    Ms Courtney

    Assistant Director
    Ms. Courtney is the Assistant Education Director. She is from Indiana and moved to Virginia Beach with her husband who is in the military. She worked at Goddard in Indiana for 2 and a half years before she got married. She has her Bachelors of Science in Behavioral Health Science with a focus in childhood and adolescent disorders. She has two children, Beau & Stella. She strives for being an advocate for children and their families.
  • Ms Angela

    Ms Angela

    Lead Teacher in Pelicans
    Ms. Angela is the Lead teacher in the Herons classroom. She was born and raised in Michigan. She is retired from the Navy and then began her teaching career in 2012. She finished her Associates Degree in Early Childhood in 2015. She has 3 beautiful children and her first grandchild on the way. She loves watching the kids in her class learn and grow!
  • Ms Chandra

    Ms Chandra

    Lead Teacher-Rockfish
    Ms. Chandra is our Co-Lead Kindergarten teacher. She has been married to her husband Adam for 18 years and has two daughters Mackenzie (16) and RyLee (13). Ms. Chandra has a Masters Degree is Early Childhood Education and a Bachelors degree in Cognitive Studies. She has worked with children for almost 20 years, some of which were with K-3 in the Virginia Beach Public School system participating in PALS intervention. She is excited to be apart of our Goddard family.
  •  Erika

    Erika

    Lead -Herons
    Ms. Erika is from Michigan and moved to Virginia Beach with Fiancée! She has worked for Goddard for a few years in Michigan and is excited to continue her work with our Goddard! She is the Assistant in the Herons classroom
  •  Kiara

    Kiara

    Co-Lead Guppies
    Ms. Kiara is the Lead in the Turtles classroom.
  •  Mary

    Mary

    Lead Teacher Turtles
    Ms. Mary is the Lead in our Turtles classroom.
  • Ms Samantha

    Ms Samantha

    Lead-Crabs
    Ms. Sam is our Acting Lead in the Crabs classroom. She is from Virginia Beach and is currently attending school at Tidewater Community College for pediatric dental hygiene. Ms. Sam loves being apart of the Goddard family and watching all of the children grow!
  • Ms Tasha

    Ms Tasha

    Lead Teacher- Guppies
    Ms. Tasha is the Lead Teacher in the Guppies room and has lived in Virginia Beach half of her life. She has one son, Jayden, one on the way and has worked in child care for 11 years. She loves working with infants and watching them meet milestones. Ms. Tasha has been with the Goddard school since 2016 and absolutely loves it!
  • Ms Tina

    Ms Tina

    Lead Teacher- Jellyfish
    Ms. Tina is the Lead Teacher in the Jellyfish classroom. She has been in the field of Early Childhood Education for the last 18 years. She is dedicated to the social and emotional development of each child and makes it her goal to make sure that each child receives the best care and love that they all deserve. She has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Montessori training in Infants, Toddlers and Twos.
  • Ms Tristan

    Ms Tristan

    Co-Lead Teacher-Dolphins
    Ms. Tristan is a Lead teacher in the Starfish classroom and was born and raised in Virginia Beach. She has two children, Raelynn and Brayden. She is currently working on getting her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and has been with Goddard since October of 2016. She has been working with children since 2011 and loves watching them learn and grow!
  • Ms Valentina

    Ms Valentina

    Lead Rockfish
    Ms. Valentina is the Co-Lead Teacher in the Rockfish's Kindergarten classroom here at The Goddard School. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics. She has always had a great passion for working with children and has been doing it for the last 5 years. Ms. Valentina also is an exhibiting artist and an Art instructor at the Artists Gallery. She is an native Russian, but she has relocated to Chesapeake with my husband and my beautiful daughter.
  • Ms Alexa

    Ms Alexa

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Alexa is the Assistant teacher in the Jellyfish. She is a Long Island native, but the military has brought her here to Virginia Beach. She is excited to be apart of our Goddard family!
  • Ms Katlin

    Ms Katlin

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Katlin is one of our Guppies teacher, she was born in New York, She graduated from Kempsville high school and plans to attend college in the future to further her carrier in childhood education, she loves teaching because she loves seeing the kids grow and change over the years !
  •  Savannah

    Savannah

    Assistant Teacher-Dolphins
    Ms. Savannah is the Assistant Teacher in the Dolphins classroom!
  •  Victoria

    Victoria

    Assistant Teacher - Crabs
    Ms. Victoria is our Resource teacher.
  • Mr Charles

    Mr Charles

    Physical Education
    Mr. Charles is our Physical Education Resource teacher. He recently joined the Goddard teacher family but has been a parent with Goddard for a while! He was born and raised in Virginia Beach! His mother was a long time 5th grade teacher and he is the oldest of four siblings! He is very passionate about making P.E. a staple in children's daily routines as well as making it fun and innovative! He is excited to be apart of our team and looks forward to providing the Goddard school with a powerful P.E. presences.
  •  Jada

    Jada

    Resource teacher
    Ms. Jada is the assistant in the Guppies classroom!
  • Ms Nika

    Ms Nika

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Nika is a Co-Lead in the Pelican's Pre-K classroom. She is married and has one daughter, Selena. She moved from her hometown of Charlotte to Virginia Beach with her husband who is in the military. She attended the Art Institute of Charleston for interior design, but she has a passion for teaching and plans to going back to school for education.
  •  Shereen

    Shereen

    S.T.E.A.M. Teacher
    Ms. Shereen is our S.T.E.A.M teacher, she has received her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education for Old Dominion University in 2011. Ms Shereen has 13 years of teaching young children at International schools overseas. At the Goddard; she incorporates S.T.E.A.M concepts into the school curricula. Everyday the children learn new concepts through the fun activities that she introduces to them.
  • Ms Tiffany

    Ms Tiffany

    Resource Teacher
    Ms. Tiffany has been working as a Resource Teacher for Goddard since May of 2018. She was born and raised in Virginia Beach. She has her associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Tidewater Community college. Ms. Tiffany has been working with children since right out of high school for 9 years now and enjoys every moment of it.

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