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. 

  •  Corie

    Corie

    Franchise Operator
    Hi! I am Corie Shields the onsite operator here at The Goddard School in Virginia Beach at Strawbridge/Red Mill. In the past I have taught Kindergarten and 2nd Grade in public schools and I am a former Goddard School Director. I love getting to know the children, families, and teachers so we can all work closely to create the best environment for learning and growing!
  •  Michelle

    Michelle

    Director
    Welcome! I am Michelle, Director of the Goddard School in Virginia Beach at Strawbridge/Red Mill. Since January of 2003, I have had the privilege of working alongside some amazing and creative educators. I love working with the children and their families' aspects because it gives me an opportunity to learn and grow professionally. I am proud of the support I give the teachers, parents, and children at our Goddard and I look forward to meeting you and your family.
  •  Sharla

    Sharla

    Assistant Director
    Ms. Sharla is our assistant director. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology. Ms. Sharla has been working with children for 15 years and has been with our school since 2019. She was our lead infant teacher from 2020-2023. She likes to spend time with her family, garden, and go to the beach anytime she can.
  •  Dawn

    Dawn

    Assistant Director
    Ms. Dawn has a Child Development Associate's Degree, and has been working with children for 20 years. She has been with our school since 2021. In her free time Dawn likes to go fishing, read, watch movies, and listen to music. She also enjoys watching sports such as football, baseball, and hockey.
  •  Megan

    Megan

    Kindergarten Teacher
    Ms. Megan is our Kindergarten teacher and has been with our school since 2006. She works hard each year to get our Kindergarteners ready for 1st grade! Ms. Megan enjoys spending time with her family in her free time.
  •  Kara

    Kara

    Lead teacher
    Ms. Kara is the lead teacher in our PreK classroom. She has worked with children for over 10 years. She has a bachelor's degree in education.
  •  Ila

    Ila

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Ila is the lead teacher in our Infant classroom and has been with our school since February 2023. She has worked with children for over 4 years and enjoys working with infants the most. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family and friends, read, go to the movies, and go shopping.
  •  Kyera

    Kyera

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Kyera has been with our school since 2020. She is currently the lead teacher in our Infant 2 classroom. Ms. Kyera is working on her bachelor's degree in education.
  •  Jessica

    Jessica

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Jessica is the lead teacher in our Twos classroom. She has been with our school since February 2022. Ms. Jessica loves to work with all age groups and has many years of experience working with children. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her son.
  •  Sade

    Sade

    Lead Teacher
    Ms. Sade is the Lead Teacher in our Preschool classroom. She is currently working towards her Child Development Associates Degree. She has been with Goddard since May 2023.
  •  Lauryssa

    Lauryssa

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Lauryssa is an assistant teacher in our Preschool classroom. She is new to teaching and is enjoying learning about education and teaching. She has been with our school since December 2022. In her free time she likes to spend time with her son.
  •  Adreanna

    Adreanna

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Adreanna has been with our school since February 2023 and is an assistant teacher in our Kindergarten classroom. She enjoys working with preschool and prekindergarten aged children.
  •  Felisha

    Felisha

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Felisha is an assistant teacher in our Infant classroom. She has been at Goddard since July 2023.
  •  Anastasia

    Anastasia

    Teacher
    Ms. Anastasia is a teacher in the infant 2 Classroom. She has worked with children for over 3 years and has been at our school for since April 2022. She has a degree in Exercise Science, Food Science, and Nutrition. She enjoys using her education to foster the physical development of infants by encouraging them to participate in activities that lead to their developmental milestones. She also enjoys reading Dark Horse and Marvel comics and watching classic science fiction movies in her free time.
  •  Jasmyn

    Jasmyn

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Jasmyn is an assistant teacher in our Infant classroom. She has been with Goddard since August 2023.
  •  Khari

    Khari

    Assistant Teacher
    Ms. Khari is an assistant teacher in our Toddler classroom. She has been at Goddard since July 2023.
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