Our Teachers

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

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. 

  • Mr Bob

    Mr Bob

    Owner
    I am very excited about the opportunity to serve the community through the opening of the latest Goddard School in Yorktown. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Old Dominion University. After 15 years of working for several Fortune 1.000 companies, I have decided to combine a lifelong dream of owning my own business with my love of children. Both of my children attended The Goddard School and I was thrilled with the entire experience. I thank you for being a part of our school. I look forward to getting to know you and your children.
  • Ms Holly

    Ms Holly

    Director
    Hi, my name is Holly and I am from Hampton, Virginia. I graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science degree. Go Monarchs! I have seven years experience as a lead teacher for the Preschool class here at The Goddard School. I truly love what I do and watching the children grow while having fun! I love the outdoors and enjoy being with my husband, daughter, son, and two dogs! I want every child to share a love for learning the way that I do. I am honored to be a part of The Goddard School.
  • Ms Barbara

    Ms Barbara

    Assistant Director
    Hi, my name is Barbie and I am a mother of two. I am a military wife and have lived all over the country. I am originally from Maryland! I have my degree in Applied Behavioral Science with a minor in Child Development. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family. I also enjoy coaching our sons’ baseball team with my husband and traveling (especially to Disney). I am very excited to start this new chapter of my life. I love working with children and watching them grow!
  • Ms BillieJo

    Ms BillieJo

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Billie Jo Gribble and my maidan name is Grizzle! I have 14 years of experience working with children. I am from Lebanon, Virginia and a country girl, for sure! I love to spend time with family in my spare time. I have two children and four grandchildren that I spend my time with. I enjoy watching children learn and grow. I love working here at The Goddard School!
  • Ms Marcia

    Ms Marcia

    Lead Teacher
    Hi, my name is Gail and I am from Poquoson. I recently moved back here after spending the last 12 years in Chesterfield, where I worked at The Goddard School. I am so happy to be home. In my spare time I enjoy family gatherings, crochet and church. I am excited to be a part of The Goddard School of Yorktown.
  • Ms Falicia

    Ms Falicia

    Lead Teacher
    Hi, my name is Falicia! I am a Navy wife, cat mom, and enjoy anything of the arts. I participated in dance for 10 years and theater for 6. I was born in Wisconsin, moved to Georgia and then to Florida where I graduated from Idabaker High School. I then moved to California before the Navy brought my husband and I here to Virginia! I have worked with children for eight years and I am excited to work with and get to know the staff and children at The Goddard School!
  • Ms Makisha

    Ms Makisha

    Lead Teacher
    Hi, my name is Makisha and I have a mother of four. My two oldest are in college, one is in middle school, and my baby is in elementary school. My youngest son has autism. I previously worked on Joint Base Langley-Eustis for 5 years at the Child Development Center. I graduated from Tidewater Tech in 2001 with an Associate’s degree in Childhood Development and Computer Administration. I am currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Development and will finish in the Fall of 2023. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my children and family. Family time is a very important part of my life. I have 10 years of experience working with children, including children with autism. Since I have joined the team, it has been amazing with great staff and a group of amazing kids!
  • Ms Mackenzie

    Ms Mackenzie

    Lead Teacher
    Hi, my name is Kenzie, and I am from Las Vegas, Nevada. I was born and raised there. I have two dogs, Bodhi, a Pitbull puppy, and Raider, a Great Dane. I am studying to become a pediatric nurse! I currently attend Virginia Peninsula Community College after two years at the College of Southern Nevada. In my spare time, I enjoy visiting my family back home, reading, traveling, and gardening! I have lifeguard experience and was a swim instructor, with the youngest student being 3 months old! I am so glad to have joined the Goddard family as I love the children here as well as my fellow co-workers.
  • Ms Angelina

    Ms Angelina

    Lead Teacher
    Hi, my name is Angelina! I have an identical twin sister and two older sisters! I am from Dutchess County, New York. I completed a full year at Dutchess Community College majoring in Early Childhood Education before moving to Virginia. In my spare time, I enjoy painting and drawing. I love art! I was employed at The Goddard School back home, in New York, and loved it! I am very excited to join the team here!
  • Ms Kayla

    Ms Kayla

    Lead Teacher
    Hi, my name is Kayla, and I am from Delaware! I lived in Maryland before moving here to Virginia. I have 4 siblings! I currently study Early Childhood Education at Regent University. I have 6 years of experience teaching, guiding, and babysitting little ones. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my loved ones, shopping, and going to the beach! I am very excited to meet everyone and to help my little friends grow!
  • Ms Amya

    Ms Amya

    Lead Teacher
    Hi, my name is Amya, and I am from Brooklyn, New York! I love art! I graduated from Tidewater Community College in May 2023 with a degree in Applied Arts – PreArt Therapy. I dream of becoming an Art Therapist one day. I have six years of experience working with children. By joining The Goddard School, I hope to learn and grow as well as make meaningful connections all around!
  • Ms Jennie

    Ms Jennie

    Lead Teacher
    My name is Jennie Vaught and I am from Hampton, Virginia. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a concentration in Human Development and Counseling from Liberty University. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, participating in escape rooms, reading, and spending time with my two yellow labs, Ollie and Loki! I truly believe in the Goddard School’s goal of making learning both fun and safe. I am excited to be a part of this amazing team!
  • Ms Kaylee

    Ms Kaylee

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Kaylee. I am from Yorktown, Virginia, and I have lived here my whole life. My favorite food is sushi! I am currently attending Virginia Peninsula Community College to earn a business degree. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends, watching movies, and fitting in extra sleep! I look forward to teaching at The Goddard School!
  • Ms Mary

    Ms Mary

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Mary, and I am from Poquoson. I have lived here my whole life! I graduated from Poquoson High School in 2021. I am currently studying Early Childhood Education at Virginia Peninsula Community College. After completion, I plan to transfer to a four-year college. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and spending time with friends and family. I started babysitting when I was 14 years old. I was a nanny to a family for a year and half before starting at The Goddard School. My favorite part about working with children is watching them grow and learn new things.
  • Ms Valerie

    Ms Valerie

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Valerie, and a fun fact about me is that I am bilingual! I can also remember over 100 Pokémon names! I was born in Puerto Rico, also known as Isla del Encanto or Island of Enchantment! I was nine years old when I moved to the United States. I earned an Associate’s degree in Culinary Arts from ECPI University for Culinary Arts and a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing for Entertainment from Full Sail University. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, writing, and playing Pokemon. I also like to draw and play Dominoes with my family! I am excited to have a fun place to work that is filled with smiles, here at The Goddard School!
  • Ms Hannah

    Ms Hannah

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Hannah! I am from Richmond, Virginia. I recently moved to Newport News with my dog, Karma. I am currently attending Virginia Peninsula Community College and will transfer to Old Dominion University to earn a degree in Elementary Education. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My favorite tv show is America’s Got Talent! I am so excited to grow in this field and see the kids learn!
  • Ms Molly

    Ms Molly

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Molly and I have two dogs and love Disney. I was born and raised in Poquoson. I am looking to obtain my degree and become a child’s speech therapist. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends, family, shopping and going fishing! I am very excited to be working at the Goddard School. I can’t wait to help all the children learn and grow.
  • Ms Haley

    Ms Haley

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Haley! Some of my favorite things are sea animals, writing, and math. I am originally from Delaware but moved here from a small town in Maryland. I would like to pursue a degree in teaching someday to become a middle school teacher! In my spare time, I enjoy reading books and then watching the movie! I have about 4 years of experience caring for children. I am excited to be a part of The Goddard School to watch the kids grow and hope to learn from my experience here!
  • Ms Olivia

    Ms Olivia

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Olivia, and I am from Missouri! I graduated from Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, Missouri, with a degree in Early Childhood Development. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and going to the beach. I chose The Goddard School because it seems like the perfect place to start my career!
  • Ms Jasmine

    Ms Jasmine

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Jasmine, and I was born in Tampa, Florida. I was raised in Virginia but moved back to Tampa for higher education. I graduated from the University of Tampa with my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. I have one year of experience at tutoring and caring for school-age children. In my spare time, I enjoy relaxing at home and spending time with friends. My favorite sport is softball, which I have played most of my life. I am excited to join The Goddard School and to learn so many wonderful new things in child development!
  • Ms Serahna

    Ms Serahna

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Serahna, and I am a mother of four. I grew up in Maine and have lived in Utah, California, Washington, Arizona, and North Carolina! I have worked with children for 18 years. In my spare time, I enjoy playing the piano and clarinet and watching baseball. Go, Red Sox! I am excited to join such a great school and look forward to working with all the kids!
  • Ms Reagan

    Ms Reagan

    Assistant
    Hi, my name is Reagan, and I have a twin brother and an older sister! I also have 2 cats, Cairo and Juneau, a dog, Chanelle, and a hamster, Octavius. I have lived in Newport News, Virginia my whole life. I lived in Fredericksburg for a few years while attending the University of Mary Washington. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and would like to one day pursue a career in counter terrorism and national security. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my siblings and friends. I also love the beach and music! I have 2 years of experience with children. I am overjoyed to be a part of the Goddard School as a teacher’s assistant and to help make our community a loving and fun environment for our kids!
  • Ms Susan

    Ms Susan

    Dynamic Dolphins
    Hi, my name is Sue and I was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. I am married with three children. My husband is retired Air Force. I graduated from Lock Haven State with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. After graduating, I taught preschool for many years. I was also a Director of an Early Childhood Center. As a military family, we have had the opportunity to live in places such as Oklahoma, Colorado, Iceland, North Carolina and now, Virginia. I have enjoyed being a lead teacher here at The Goddard School.
  • Ms Sara

    Ms Sara

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Sara, and I was born and raised in Newport News, Virginia. I have a pet rabbit named Nugget that I adopted when he was about a year old! I graduated from Menchville High School in 2020! In my spare time, I enjoy crocheting and making Landscape Art with chalk pastels! I am very excited to join The Goddard Team!
  • Ms Laurel

    Ms Laurel

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Laurel, and I was born in Arizona! I grew up in Northern Virginia and have lived in many different Virginia cities, including Radford, Richmond, and Newport News. My dream is to become an early education teacher! I have about a year of experience working with children so far. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends. I love playing video games and board games! I also read and paint! I am excited to start my teaching journey here, at The Goddard School!
  • Ms Erin

    Ms Erin

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Erin and a fun fact about me is that I love all holidays, especially Christmas! I was born in Georgia; however, I grew up in Hampton. I now live in York County. I have prior experience as a medical assistant and I have two and half years experience working with children, but I have been a mom for 25 years! I have three boys and one girl! In my spare time, I enjoy cooking and cleaning. My family enjoys going on long walks, going to the park and spending time together. I have always heard amazing things about the Goddard School, and now I feel incredibly honored to be apart of a team that strives for excellence when it comes to caring for children.
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