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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. 

 Anne

Anne

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

Director
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 two beautiful children Sadie & Gregory, and a third on the way! Ms. Aimee has an Associates in Early Childhood Education and has had almost 6 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 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 a daughter named Stella. She strives for being an advocate for children and their families.
Ms Angela

Ms Angela

Lead Teacher
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
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.
Ms Kayla

Ms Kayla

Lead Teacher
Ms. Kayla is a Co-Lead Teacher in the Pelicans classroom. She has worked in childcare for over 8 years and has her Associated Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been with Goddard for 3 years now. She loves watching the children learn and grow each day.
 Mariah

Mariah

Lead Teacher
Ms. Mariah is our Lead Teacher in the Crabs classroom! She is a Virginia Beach Native who's been working with children for over 4 years! She has been a part of The Goddard family since 2017 and is in the process of getting her degree in Early Childhood Education!
Ms Nika

Ms Nika

Lead 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.
Ms Tasha

Ms Tasha

Lead Teacher
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
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

Lead Teacher
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 Teacher
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.
 Erika

Erika

Assistant Teacher
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!
 Mary

Mary

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Mary has been working with children for many years and is excited to be apart of the Jellyfish classroom! She loves the funny things that 2 years old say and feels great pride in helping potty train them!
Ms Samantha

Ms Samantha

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Sam is our Assistant Teacher in our 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!
 Sarah

Sarah

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Sarah is the Assistant in our Dolphins classroom!
 Abigail

Abigail

Resource
Ms. Abby is the infant floating teacher in the Guppies classroom.
Ms Amber

Ms Amber

Resource
Ms. Amber P has been an Infant Resource Teacher with The Goddard School for 3 years now. She was born and raised here in Virginia Beach. She is currently attending Old Dominion University and majoring in Speech Pathology. She has been working with kids for the past 8 years, but her goal is to work in a hospital as a Speech Therapist once she finishes school. She has a baby on the way and due in July!
Ms Katlin

Ms Katlin

Resource
Ms. Katlin is a resource 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 !
 Kiara

Kiara

Resource
Ms. Kiara is excited to be apart of the Goddard Family. She has worked with children, mostly infants, for over 6 years and excited to be apart of our younger children's classrooms as a floater!
Ms Samantha

Ms Samantha

Resource
Ms. Sam was born and raised in Virginia. She has been married for 14 years, her husband has been in the US Navy for 18 years, and has 2 children, 10 and 8 years old. She graduated from Tidewater Community College with an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. She loves when the children teach her something new just as much as when she teaches them something new.
Ms Tiffany

Ms Tiffany

Resource
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. Ms. Tiffany has been working with children for 8 years and enjoys every moment.

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