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. 

  • 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 Billie Jo

    Ms Billie Jo

    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 Latreena

    Ms Latreena

    Lead Teacher
    -Hi, my name is Latreena, and I was born in Virginia but raised all over the world! My dad was Air Force and so we moved every three years to amazing places! In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my two daughters and my family. I hold a degree in social work from Alabama State University. I have 7 years of experience with children. A child must know that they are a miracle. Since the beginning of this world and until the end of the world there will not be another child like them.
  • 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 Deoni

    Ms Deoni

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Deoni, and I am from Durham, North Carolina. I love to cook and shop! I graduated from Warwick High School. I enjoy volunteering with rising Kindergartners during the summer months. I currently attend Old Dominion University, majoring in Elementary Education to one day become a kindergarten teacher! In my spare time, I love to cook, watch movies, and dance! I am excited to join The Goddard School team!
  • 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 Caitlin

    Ms Caitlin

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Caitlin. I am from Yorktown, Virginia! I have a cat named Truffles! I currently attend Virginia Peninsula Community College. I hope to one day become a behavioral therapist! In my spare time, I enjoy going out and trying new restaurants! Since joining The Goddard School, I have felt so welcomed by the entire staff and have thoroughly enjoyed working with the kids!
  • 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 Alissa

    Ms Alissa

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Alissa! I have lived in Yorktown, Virginia my whole life, except for time spent in Harrisonburg, Virginia while attending James Madison University. I graduated from JMU in 2023 with a Bachelor’s degree for Business Administration in Marketing. I am currently preparing to take the LSAT this Fall and will begin Law School next Fall. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my dog, Toby, watching movies, dancing, and traveling! Although I have not had prior experience in this field, I come from a line of teachers in my family and around my family. I am excited to join The Goddard School team!
  • 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 Lovern

    Ms Lovern

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Ms. Lovern, and I am originally from Jamaica, New York! I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Management, and I have over ten years experience working with children. In my spare time, I enjoy running, Zumba and swimming. My favorite thing to do in the world is, walking the beach and collecting shells. I also enjoy watching movies and being creative. I love watching kids learn and having fun doing it. I am excited to start my journey, here at The Goddard School.
  • Ms Naaria

    Ms Naaria

    Assistant Teacher
    Hi, my name is Naaria! I am from Hampton, Virginia and I have lived here my whole life. I enjoy traveling and going on new adventures. My favorite place to visit is Cancun, Mexico! In my spare time, I enjoy making candles, painting and spending time with my siblings. I have worked with children for three years and I am very excited about my new journey at The Goddard School!
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