Offering The Best Childhood Preparation for Social and Academic Success.

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

Ms Shifali, Owner Shifali is originally from Canada where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Ryerson University. She brings her strong background in Business and Project Management to own and operate The Goddard School located in Herndon (Dulles).

Shifali and her family live very close to the school in the Herndon community, and her daughter has just started in the Fairfax County Public School system and is attending The Goddard School for their Before and After School enrichment program and for the fun and educational Summer Camp. Shifali and her husband are thrilled to have their own child in The Goddard School amongst highly qualified and nurturing educators that they believe in.

Shifali took particular interest in the preschool environment when her daughter was born. As a mother Shifali obtained her Childcare Certification to learn how best to provide her daughter with a stimulating environment and a strong foundation for learning. Since then she knew that the preschool environment would make her career a fulfilling and rewarding one, and found The Goddard School to be a wonderful preschool that offers the best childhood preparation for social and academic success.

Ms Shifali

Ms Minoo, Director Ms. Minoo is our Center Director. Ms. Minoo has a vast amount of knowledge and experience to share with over 18 years of experience as a preschool Center Director. She also serves as a mentor to Child Development Associate (CDA) candidates. Ms. Minoo has a Bachelors degree in Sociology as well as two CDAs. In addition to Ms. Minoo's passion for early childhood education, she also enjoys traveling, arts, and international cuisine. Ms. Minoo looks forward to using her professional experience and leadership to manage our faculty and serve our Goddard families.

Ms Minoo

Ms Amy, Assistant Director Ms. Amy is our Assistant Director. Ms. Amy has her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Frostburg State University. Prior to becoming the Assistant Director at The Goddard School in Herndon, Ms. Amy was a Pre-K teacher with The Goddard School in Herndon for over three years. Ms. Amy has a true passion for working in an early childhood setting and loves seeing all children grow and learn. In addition to early childhood education, Ms. Amy enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and attending sporting events. Ms. Amy looks forward to using her education and experience to help serve our Goddard families.

Ms Amy

Kimberly , Lead Teacher Ms. Kimberly is the Lead Teacher in our Infants classroom. She comes to us with over 30 years of experience working with young children. Ms. Kimberly enjoys using puppets and music as she interacts with children. She believes that teaching is a special gift. We are honored to have Ms. Kimberly as part of our Goddard School in Herndon faculty.

Kimberly

Ms Aaronda, Lead Teacher Ms. Ronda is the Lead Teacher in our First Steps classrooms. She has over 20 years of experience working with children as a child care provider at her child care center in New York. She recently relocated to the area with her husband to join her adult children who live here. She provides a warm and nurturing presence in our younger classrooms.

Ms Aaronda

Ms Christine, Lead Teacher Ms. Christine is a Lead Teacher in the Young Toddlers Classroom. Ms. Christine is studying Education at Northern Virginia Community College and has 2 years of experience working with children. Ms. Christine’s teaching philosophy is to help children, from even a young age, to broaden their knowledge through play and activities that prompt creative thinking. It’s great to have Ms. Christine on our Goddard Team!

Ms Christine

Tatyana, Lead Teacher
Ms. Tatyana is a Lead Teacher in our Young Toddlers classroom. Ms. Tatyana has over three years of experience in working with children. Ms. Tatyana has her Associates degree and she has a true passion for working with children. She believes that each child is an explorer and as a teacher it is her job to provide the tools to help them learn. Ms. Tatyana also believes it is a teachers job to understand how each child learns best. We are delighted to have Ms. Tatyana on our Goddard School in Herndon team.

Tatyana

Ms Olivia, Lead Teacher Ms. Olivia is a Lead Teacher in the Early Preschool class. Ms. Olivia recently moved from Florida, and brings with her a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Additionally, Ms. Olivia is very familiar with Goddard’s F.L.EX® program and the Goddard approach to teaching as she was formerly working at a Goddard School in Florida before she moved to Virginia. She strongly believes in the Goddard philosophy and is excited to be working at our Goddard School in Herndon. Ms. Olivia considers it her duty to have a positive impact and influence on children and their developmental growth. We are delighted to have Ms. Olivia on our Goddard Team!

Ms Olivia

Ms Vanessa, Lead Teacher Ms. Vanessa is our Lead Teacher in our Early Preschool classroom. Ms. Vanessa recently moved from Memphis, TN and is thrilled to be starting a new chapter here in Virginia. She has 7 years of experience working in the early childhood setting and is currently working towards her CDA. Ms. Vanessa’s teaching philosophy is to develop caring, respectful and responsive relationships with the children and parents. She is determined to provide a fun and educational environment that will teach trust and creativity. We are honored to have her be a part of our Goddard Team.

Ms Vanessa

Linsey , Lead Teacher Ms. Linsey is a Lead Teacher in the Preschool 1 Classroom. She comes to us with over five years of experience working with children. Ms. Linsey has a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. She strongly believes that all children are capable of learning and that we should celebrate the milestones reached by each child. We are delighted to have Ms. Linsey as a member of our Goddard School Herndon faculty.

Linsey

Roya, Lead Teacher Ms. Roya is the Lead Teacher in our Preschool classroom. She has over four years of experience in the early childhood field. Ms. Roya has her Associates Degree and is currently working towards her CDA. Ms. Roya strongly believes in using a child’s strengths to help them grow and learn. She also firmly believes that children best learn and retain information through play. We are grateful to have Ms. Roya as a member of our Goddard School in Herndon faculty.

Roya

Ms Widney, Lead Teacher Ms. Widney is a Lead Teacher in our Jr.K classroom. Ms. Widney has her Bachelors degree in Human Services and Counseling from Dominion University and has 6 years of experience working with children of different ages. She is eager to use her teaching methods with our students by following our F.L.EX program. We are honored to have Ms. Widney be a part of our team.

Ms Widney

Ms Priya, Lead Teacher Ms. Priya is a Lead Teacher in our Junior Kindergarten classroom. She has her Master’s degree and has over eight years of experience as a teacher for preschool and kindergarten age children. Ms. Priya feels that teaching and working with children is her true passion. She believes that children should be delighted to come to school each day to enjoy learning. Ms. Priya enjoys helping students grow both academically and socially. We are delighted to have Ms. Priya as a part of our Goddard School faculty.

Ms Priya

Ms Janna, Lead Teacher Ms.Janna is our Lead Teacher in PreK class. She has a Masters degree in Education and Bachelor degree in Psychology. She holds a professional license to teach elementary education PreK - 6th grade. Ms. Janna strongly believes a teacher's responsibility is to encourage her children to explore learning which helps them grow and gain confidence in everything they do.

Ms Janna

Ms Brittany, Assistant Teacher Ms. Brittany is our Assistant Teacher in our Early Preschool classroom. She has many years of experience working in the early childhood setting and is working towards her Bachelors degree in Education. Ms. Brittany strongly believes that all students learn in their own unique way. She is excited to use Goddard's FLEX program to help reach her student’s achieve their highest potential, while enjoying the interaction with each child. We are thrilled to have Ms. Brittany be a part of our educational staff.

Ms Brittany

Ms Padmini, Assistant Teacher Ms. Padimini is one of our Resource Teachers who assists in our classrooms. She has her Bachelors in Engineering and has 4 years of experience working in an early childhood setting. Ms. Padmini’s teaching philosophy includes the greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, ‘the children are now working as if I do not exist’. We are proud to have Ms. Padimini be a part of our school.

Ms Padmini

Ms Saloni, Assistant Teacher
Ms. Saloni is our Assistant Teacher in our Pre-K classroom. Ms. Saloni has her Bachelor’s in Commerce and Master's in Business Administration. She has 4 years of experience working with children. She strongly believes that every child has different strengths and as an educator it is important to provide enough support to challenge them in ways they can learn and grow. We are happy to have Ms. Saloni be a part of our team!

Ms Saloni

Ms Aihua, Resource Ms. Aihua is our Mandarin Teacher who teaches Mandarin language and the Chinese culture to our Preschool and Pre-K students. She has her Bachelors in English and has over 10 years of experience working in the education field. We truly appreciate Ms. Aihua being a part of our team, as well as helping our students learn the Mandarin language.

Ms Aihua

Ms Inderjeet, Resource Ms. Inderjeet is one of our Resource Teachers who assists in our classrooms. Ms. Inderjeet has over 3 years of experience educating preschool children. She plans on going back to school for a degree in Early Childhood Education, while working in the field. Ms. Inderjeet believes that all children are equal and special in their own way and that children are a joy to be around.

Ms Inderjeet

Ms Jacinta, Resource Ms. Jacinta is one of our Resource Teachers who assists in our classrooms. Ms. Jacinta has been working in the early childhood setting for over 2 years and truly enjoys working with children. She is currently in school completing her Bachelors degree. Ms. Jacinta strongly believes that children learn best through play and interaction and looks forward to helping teach children the fundamentals in preschool. We are excited to have Ms. Jacinta part of our team.

Ms Jacinta

Ms Jennifer, Resource Ms. Jennifer is one of our well-known Resource Teachers who assists in our classrooms. She has 10 years work experience in the childhood setting and acquired her Early Childhood Certification. Ms. Jennifer loves how children think and how they learn through play. She strongly believes that educators should be aware of how unique each child is and should implement activities and learning methods based on each child. Ms. Jennifer enjoys playing volleyball, traveling, and playing the piano. We are honored to have Ms. Jennifer be a part of our Goddard Team.

Ms Jennifer

Ms Kelly, Resource Ms. Kelly is a Resource Teacher here at the Goddard School of Herndon. Ms. Kelly comes to us with over five years of experience working with children. She has her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Mary Washington. Ms. Kelly believes that each child works at their own pace and that school should be a fun place for learning. We are delighted to have Ms. Kelly as a part of the Goddard School in Herndon’s Faculty!

Ms Kelly

Ms Lindsey, Resource Ms. Lindsey is a Resource Teacher at our school and is currently attending Northern Virginia Community College. Ms. Lindsey believes that guidance, discipline and individual care provided by teachers will help children reach their maximum potential. Its great having Lindsey available to care for the children in many of our classrooms.

Ms Lindsey

Ms Martha, Resource Ms. Martha is our Kitchen Aide and helps to prepare healthy snacks and lunches for all of the children in the school. She is a Licensed Food Manager and works hard to ensure the food we serve is delicious and nutritious. She is a true team player and is excited each day to be a part of The Goddard School family.

Ms Martha

Ms Mawadda, Resource Ms. Mawadda is a Resource Teacher in our school. Ms. Mawadda is currently studying Family Law at George Mason University and has 2 years of experience working with children of different ages. She wants to create an environment where children come to know that school is amazing and that they can always count on their teachers to lend a helping hand.

Ms Mawadda

Ms Micaela, Resource Ms. Micaela is one of our Resource teachers who assists in the classrooms as well as the kitchen. Ms. Micaela has several years of experience working with children and is very familiar with the early preschool environment. Ms. Micaela is eager to work with our students every day and is happy to be a part of our Goddard Team!

Ms Micaela

Ms Sonia, Resource Ms. Sonia is one of our Resource Teachers that helps assist in our classrooms. Ms. Sonia has several years of experience working with children in early childhood programs. She strongly believes that each child is a unique individual who needs a safe, caring and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow. Ms. Sonia is thrilled to be given the opportunity to work with the wonderful Goddard families and all the children in the classes. We are happy to have her a part of our Goddard Team.

Ms Sonia

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