Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

Our teachers blend the highest standards in early childhood development with nurturing care.

Brad and Risa, Owners Mr. Brad and Ms. Risa are the proud owners of both Goddard Schools in Chantilly. They have three wonderful daughters, one in college and two in high school. When their oldest was only two they decided to open a Goddard School, committed to creating the nurturing learning environment and school community they wanted for their own growing family. Chantilly (Westfields) opened in 2003, and Chantilly (East Gate) opened at the end of 2011.

Risa contributes her experience and training as an educator to both locations. Risa was a 4th and 5th grade teacher for the New York City Public Schools for six years. She has her Masters degree in Elementary Education from Bank Street College in New York.

Brad is the business manager of both schools. Brad was trained as a lawyer, and he brings ten years of experience in the banking industry to the business side of running the school.

Welcome to our School!

Brad and Risa

Kathryn , Director Ms. Katie is the Education Director of The Goddard School. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from New Mexico Highlands University. Ms. Katie has completed credits towards a Master's degree in Education with plans to finish in the near future. She has a total of 15 Years of Early Childhood/Teaching experience. She is also a Goddard School parent, herself.

Kathryn

Michelle, Director Ms. Michelle is the Administrative Director of the school. She joined us as a teacher shortly after we opened in 2003, and soon became one of our directors. Michelle has completed her Child Development Associate, and 90 Hours of Training in Early Childhood. She has a total of 19 Years of Early Childhood/Teaching experience. She is also a parent of two Goddard School graduates.

Michelle

Jill, Assistant Director
Ms. Jill is the Assistant Director of The Goddard School. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Ms. Jill joined us as a teacher in 2010 before joining our management team in 2015. She has a total of 11 Years of Early Childhood/Teaching experience. She is also a Goddard School parent, herself.

Jill

Adriana--Penguins, Lead Teacher Ms. Adriana is one of our lead teachers in our Penguins Classroom. She has earned her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Adriana has 2 years of Early Childhood and Teaching Experience.

Adriana--Penguins

Amanda -- Bunnies, Lead Teacher Ms. Amanda is our Infant Room Coordinator and one of our lead teachers in the Bunnies Classroom. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Liberty University and 3 Years of Early Childhood Education and Teaching Experience. Before joining us she worked as teacher in a preschool with children of various ages. She is also the parent of a current Goddard School student and a graduate of our school.

Amanda -- Bunnies

Delmy -- Bunnies, Lead Teacher Ms. Delmy is one the four lead teachers in our Bunnies Classroom. She is currently pursuing her Child Development credential and has earned an administrative assistant certificate in addition to completing over 120 hours of training in early childhood education. Ms. Delmy joined us in 2011 and has 10 Years of Early Childhood and Teaching Experience.

Delmy -- Bunnies

Ivania--Bunnies, Lead Teacher Ms. Ivania is one of our lead teachers in our Bunnies Classroom. She is currently pursuing her Child Development Associate. Ms. Ivania has 5 Years of Early Childhood Teaching Experience.

Ivania--Bunnies

Cassie -- Raccoons, Lead Teacher Ms. Cassie is one of the two lead teachers in our Raccoons Classroom. She has a Bachelor's Degree in History and 9 Years of Early Childhood and Teaching Experience. Her previous experience includes teaching preschool children of various ages. Ms. Cassie joined us in 2014 and was our Teacher of the Year in 2016. She is also a Goddard parent, herself.

Cassie -- Raccoons

Ornella--Raccoons, Lead Teacher Ms. Ornella is one of the two lead teachers in our Raccoons Classroom. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and 10 Years of Early Childhood and Teaching Experience.Her previous experience includes teaching preschool children of various ages and holding a CNA certificate.

Ornella--Raccoons

Lauren-- Bear Cubs, Lead Teacher Ms. Lauren is a Lead Teacher in our Bear Cubs Classroom. She is pursuing an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education and has 4 Years of Early Childhood Education and Teaching Experience. Before joining us she taught preschool children of various ages.

Lauren-- Bear Cubs

Yazuly--Bear Cubs, Lead Teacher Ms. Yazuly is a Lead Teacher in our Bear Cubs Classroom. She has an Associates Degree in Physical Therapy and 1 year of of Early Childhood Education and Teaching Experience. Before joining us she taught preschool children of various ages and was a music camp counselor.

Yazuly--Bear Cubs

Erin--Giraffes, Lead Teacher Ms. Erin is one of our lead teachers in the Giraffes Classroom. She has 2 years of Early Childhood Education and Teaching Experience. Ms. Erin is completing her Early Childhood Development Certificate. Before joining us she worked as an assistant teacher and a manager for a local restaurant.

Erin--Giraffes

Jee -- Giraffes, Lead Teacher Ms. Jee is one of the two lead teachers in our Giraffes Classroom. She has a Bachelor's in Physical Education and 28 Years of Early Childhood and Teaching Experience. She joined us in the summer of 2005 and was our Teacher of the Year in 2010. She is also one of our Teacher Trainers, helping to train all new teachers. Ms. Jee started as a gymnastics instructor and has taught in many preschools and elementary schools.

Jee -- Giraffes

Sara -- Horses , Lead Teacher Ms. Sara is one of the two lead teachers in our Horses classroom. She has earned a Bachelor’s in Photography and Film from Virginia Commonwealth University. Ms. Sara has four years of early childhood experience. She also serves as a Curriculum Resource Specialist.

Sara -- Horses

Shannon--Horses, Lead Teacher Ms. Shannon is a lead teacher in the Horses Classroom. She is currently working towards completing her Child Development Associate credential. She has 9 years of teaching experience in the Early Childhood Education field. Before joining us she taught preschool children of various ages.

Shannon--Horses

Jayne -- Elephants, Lead Teacher Ms. Jayne is one of the two lead teachers in our Elephants Classroom. She has an Associate's in Early Childhood Education, she earned a Childhood Development Associate credential, and she has 18 Years of Early Childhood and Teaching Experience. She joined us in the spring of 2004 and was our Teacher of the Year in 2006. She also serves as our Literacy Resource Coordinator. Ms. Jayne is also a Goddard School grandmother.

Jayne -- Elephants

Shifat--Elephants, Lead Teacher Ms. Shifat is a lead teacher in the Elephants Classroom. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from George Mason University. Ms. Shifat joined us in 2014 and has 6 Years of Early Childhood Education and Teaching Experience. Before joining us she taught preschool children of various ages. She is also the parent of a Goddard School graduate.

Shifat--Elephants

Zahara -- Penguins, Lead Teacher Ms. Zahara is one of the lead teachers in our Penguins classroom. She has her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from George Mason University. Ms. Zahara joined us in 2014. She has 6 Years of Early Childhood and Teaching Experience.

Zahara -- Penguins

Lisa -- Hippos, Lead Teacher Ms. Lisa is one of the Lead Teachers in our Hippos Classroom. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in History from George Mason University. Ms. Lisa is one our of Curriculum Resource Specialists as well as a Teacher Trainer. She joined us in 2013 and was awarded our teacher of the year in 2014. Ms. Lisa has 22 years of experience working with children in early childhood education as a Kindergarten teacher and an administrator.

Lisa -- Hippos

Pam -- Hippos, Lead Teacher Ms. Pam is one of the lead teachers in our Hippos Classroom. She has her Master's degree in Education from George Mason University. Ms. Pam joined us in 2014. She has 9 Years of Early Childhood and Teaching Experience.

Pam -- Hippos

Stephanie --Foxes, Lead Teacher Ms. Stephanie is our lead teacher in the Foxes Classroom. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and 8 years of Early Childhood and Teaching Experience, including experience as an Assistant Director.

Stephanie --Foxes

Kianta (Kiki)--Fitness, Lead Teacher Ms. Kiki is our Fitness Room teacher. She has 3 Years of Early Childhood Education and Teaching Experience. Before joining us she taught preschool children and worked as a camp counselor.

Kianta (Kiki)--Fitness

Maggie, Assistant Teacher Ms. Maggie assists all of our classrooms, as needed. She has 24 Years of Early Childhood Education and Teaching Experience. Ms. Maggie joined The Goddard School in 2006. Before joining us she worked as a nanny and a billing manager for a large retail store.

Maggie

Zhen, Assistant Teacher Ms. Zhen assists all of our classrooms, as needed. She has 2 Years of Early Childhood Education and Teaching Experience. Before joining us she worked as a camp counselor for preschool children of various ages.

Zhen

Madelaine, Assistant Teacher Ms. Madelaine assists all of our classrooms, as needed. She has 2 Years of Early Childhood Education and Teaching Experience. Before joining us she had the chance to work with children of various ages in a preschool setting as well as a nanny.

Madelaine

Tatiane, Assistant Teacher Ms. Tatiane assists all of our classrooms, as needed. She is currently helping in our Bear Cubs Classroom for several weeks. She has 20 years of Early Childhood Education and Teaching Experience. Before joining us she worked as an infant and preschool teacher.

Tatiane

Dani -- Foxes, Assistant Teacher Ms. Dani is the assistant teacher in our Foxes classroom. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Criminology with minors in Psychology and Intelligence Analysis. Ms. Dani has 6 Years of Early Childhood and Teaching Experience.

Dani -- Foxes

Silvia, Resource Ms. Silvia is our Kitchen Manager. She has 15 Years of Early Childhood Education and Teaching Experience and was our Assistant Teacher of the Year in 2005. She has been employed at The Goddard School since 2004. She is also a parent of Goddard School graduates.

Silvia

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