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

Mrs Laura, Owner Mrs. Laura is the on-site owner of the Goddard School of Tysons. She has been a part of the Goddard family since 2017, working with The Goddard School in Rockville, Maryland as a management consultant. Laura received the honor of Summa Cum Laude while studying business administration at Notre Dame of Maryland University. Her previous work experience was focused on business administration in an academic and clinical settings at Johns Hopkins University and Hospital, in Baltimore, Maryland. During that time, she managed business and clinical operations, finances and research finances at Johns Hopkins University.

Mrs. Laura is a dedicated wife, sister and daughter. She has been married to Mr. Brad for four years and has a large immediate family with three siblings, four nephews and three nieces. Mrs. Laura sees the school as an extension of her family and believes the environment created within our school can shape a young child’s outlook on education and life, long after they are grown.

Mrs Laura

Ms Heather, Director Ms. Heather joined The Goddard School in March of 2021.

Ms. Heather comes to us with seven years of experience within Early Childhood Education and four years managing ECE and Preschool Programs within Northern Virginia. She received her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts, with a concentration in history and science.

MS. Heather is passionate about creating an environment of inclusion for students to find their voice and independence. She loves The Goddard School for its warm inviting atmosphere and focus on promoting individualized growth for students. Ms. Heather is a self-proclaimed lifelong learning and is looking forward to building on the legacy of our great school.

Ms Heather

Ms Leonise (Lulu), Director Ms. Lulu, Education and Curriculum Program

Ms. Lulu has been a part of the Goddard family since 2009, working with The Goddard School in Rockville, Maryland. Ms. Lulu joined The Goddard School of Tysons in December of 2019.

Ms. Lulu is an instrumental leader in our school’s academic development. Ms. Lulu holds graduate degree in Teacher Leadership, Mentoring & Supervision, a Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies concentrating on curriculum planning and implementation, as well as an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Lulu have over 30 years of teaching experience with ages 2-8 years.

Ms. Lulu wishes to model respect and positive relationship with the children in a nurturing, fun, and safe learning environment.

Ms Leonise (Lulu)

Mrs Fan, Lead Teacher Ms. Fan joined The Goddard School of Tysons in January of 2019. Ms Fan teaches Chinese and Art Enrichment beginning at age two through Kindergarten.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Art and Design and specialized training in Education and Visual Design. Ms. Fan has been teaching preschool aged children, school aged children, teenagers and college students for over thirteen years. She speaks Chinese, English and French and her husband and two daughters speak these three languages fluently as well.

Ms. Fan loves that the children at the Goddard School are full of curiosity. They are like sponges, absorbing new information, as well as natural born artists. Ms. Fan feels that the children’s innate artistic abilities make her more creative as a teacher. Ms. Fan wishes to model curiosity, creativity, and to be passionate and patient to her students.

Mrs Fan

Ms Kristin, Lead Teacher Ms. Kristin joined The Goddard School of Tysons in May of 2019.

Ms. Kirsten has completed her Child Development Associates and has been teaching within Early Childhood Education since 1994.

Ms. Kristin is a mom of two adult children John and Sara and is an active member of the Vienna community. Ms. Kristin loves the openness of the teaching staff and the excitement of children to learn. She wishes to model proper social skills and fun learning through play.

Ms Kristin

Ms Taylor, Lead Teacher Ms. Taylor joined The Goddard School of Tysons in August of 2018.

Ms. Taylor has a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and has been working in the early childhood education setting as a Lead Teacher since 2015.

Ms. Taylor encourages her children to be curious and try new things as she believes trying is the first step in succeeding!

Ms Taylor

Ms Emily, Lead Teacher Ms. Emily joined The Goddard family in 2016, recently relocating to work with The Goddard School of Tysons in 2020.

Ms. Emily has her Bachelor's Degree in Government and Politics, with a minor in Spanish & Latin Culture. Her professional training is in Early Childhood Education and has many years of experiences as an assistant and lead teacher.

Ms. Emily lived in Japan and Peru as a child before moving to the United States. She has two sisters and a cat at named Luna. She loves the diversity of the school and its ability to offer enrichment programs at an early age. Ms. Emily enjoys helping her infant students with their development while providing a safe and creative environment.

Ms Emily

Mrs Sydney, Lead Teacher Mrs. Sydney joined The Goddard School of Tysons in March 2019.

Mrs. Sydney has her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She began her teaching career in 2015 as a lead teacher at The Goddard School in Ashburn, Virginia.

Mrs. Sydney is a loving wife and mother. Ms. Sydney loves the welcoming community that the teachers at Goddard build with parents and children and she looks forward to welcoming each of you to her classroom.

Mrs Sydney

Ms Nitika, Lead Teacher Ms. Nitika joined The Goddard School of Tysons in January 2021.

Ms. Nitika has her bachelor's degree in Psychology. Ms. Nitika experience is based in Behavioral Therapy with students with Autism.

Ms. Nitika loves The Goddard School because of how friendly the faculty are and how loving the students are. Ms. Nitika wishes to model respect to her students so they are able to work well together with their peers.

Ms Nitika

Mr Shaun, Lead Teacher Mr. Shaun joined The Goddard School of Tysons in August of 2018.

Mr. Shaun has his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition. He began his teaching career in 2003, and spent the majority of that time as an adjunct Music Professor.

Mr. Shaun truly loves the Goddard school environment and watching students discover something new for the first time and seeing their daily breakthrough while learning music.

Mr Shaun

Ms Almira, Lead Teacher Ms. Almira joined The Goddard School of Tysons in July of 2019.

Ms. Alimra has her bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education. Ms. Almira has been teaching since 2003 and over 2 1/2 years teaching preschool children.

She loves that The Goddard school for its prestigious learning environment and well-respected reputation. She wants to help every child to be positive, calm and smile always.

Ms Almira

Mrs Jennifer, Lead Teacher Ms. Jennifer joined The Goddard School of Tysons in November of 2019.

Ms. Jennifer has her 90-hour Preschool childcare Certification and is currently pursuing a degree in psychology. She has been teaching since 2016 with children age 2-5.

Ms. Jennifer's favorite part about teaching is that she gets to show the children how to be their best self. Ms. Jennifer loves how the Goddard School works together with each family to create the best environment possible for their child.

Mrs Jennifer

Ms Muna, Lead Teacher Ms. Muna joined The Goddard School of Tysons in March of 2019.

Ms. Muna has completed her bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been teaching within Early Childhood Education as a lead teacher within infant and toddler classrooms since 2004.

Ms. Muna believes that education is the key to life. She looks forward to helping each child unlock their potential as they learn and grow in her class.

Ms Muna

Ms Jessica, Lead Teacher Ms. Jessica joined The Goddard School of Tysons in August of 2019.

Ms. Jessica has her bachelor’s degree in Art Education and continues to pursue further continuing education Early Childhood Education. Ms. Jessica began her preschool teaching career in 2017 as an assistant teacher.

Ms. Jessica loves that the Goddard School is committed to quality education of each child. Miss Jessica wants to help children build confidence and to teach children about their world.

Ms Jessica

Mrs Sonia, Lead Teacher Ms. Sonia joined The Goddard School of Tysons in November of 2019.

Ms. Sonia professional training and education is in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Sonia began her preschool teaching career in 2001.

Ms. Sonia was born and raised in Puerto Rico before relocating to Virginia. She has two daughters and is a proud grandmother of identical twins.

Ms. Sonia's educational philosophy is to create a learning environment that is fun and exciting. For Ms. Sonia there is nothing more inspiring than to see the face of a child who has mastered a new skill or conquered a challenge.

Mrs Sonia

Ms Vanessa, Lead Teacher Ms. Vanessa joined The Goddard School of Tysons in March of 2019.

Ms. Vanessa has her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Counseling and is currently pursuing her master's degree in Psychology with a concentration in Child Psychology. She began her teaching career in 2015 an assistant teacher and student counselor.

Ms. Vanessa believes that each child is special in their own way and should be given the opportunity to express their emotions and thoughts in an environment in which they are loved.

Ms Vanessa

Mrs Fidelis, Lead Teacher Mrs. Fidelis joined The Goddard School of Tysons in June of 2019.

Mrs. Fidelis has a Bachelor of Art Degree in Economics and a Master of Science in Early Childhood Education and has been teaching since 2010.

Ms. Fidelis is married, with two sons. Miss Fidelis is originally from Kenya and speaks English & Swahili. Ms. Fidelis loves that The Goddard School offers children the ability to learn through play. She wishes for children to be caring, kind and learn self-regulation.

Mrs Fidelis

Mrs Roshna, Lead Teacher Ms. Roshna joined The Goddard School of Tysons in January of 2019.

Ms. Roshna has her associate degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Roshna began her teaching career in 2017, working with preschool age students.

Ms. Roshna was born and raised in Kurdistan and is a loving wife and mother of two boys. She wishes to teach all children in her class to never give up when faced with a challenge and to be patient and kind.

Mrs Roshna

Mr Jason, Lead Teacher Mr. Jason joined The Goddard School of Tysons in July of 2019.

Mr. Jason has his bachelor’s in Psychology with a concentration in Developmental Psychology. Mr. Jason began his teaching career in 2017 working with elementary school students and students with special needs.

Mr. Jason looks forward to showing the children in his class how to be independent and portray a positive attitude towards life and their education journey.

Mr Jason

Ms Shawnie, Lead Teacher Ms. Shawnie joined The Goddard School of Tysons in August of 2020.

Ms. Shawnie has her bachelor's degree in Business Administration and her Master of Science in Education with a special concentration in Special Education. She began her Early Childhood Education teaching career in 2012. Most recently teaching internationally for six years in Shanghai, China.

Ms. Shawnie grew up in Germany and enjoys traveling around the world. Ms. Shawnie loves The Goddard School's inclusive learning environment that promotes trust, respect, love and laughter. She wishes to help her students to become great citizens in their class community and to promote learning in a playful, engaging and inclusive manner.

Ms Shawnie

Marie, Assistant Teacher Ms. Marie joined The Goddard School in September 2020.

Ms. Marie is currently pursuing her certificate in Early Childhood Education. She comes to us with thirty years of experience in early childhood education.

Ms. Marie is from an Irish background. She loves how the Goddard School provides a friendly and fun environment. All the teacher show empathy and love to all children in their care.

Marie

Mrs Yashu, Assistant Teacher Mrs. Yashu joined the Goddard family in 2017 in Denver, CO. After relocating to Virginia with her family, Mrs. Yashu joined The Goddard School of Tysons in August of 2018.

Mrs. Yashu's professional training is in Early Childhood Education and has completed her Lead Teacher ECE coursework. Mrs. Yashu has over has years of experiences as a resource and assistant teacher with Infant through preschool aged children.

Mrs. Yashu was born and raised in India and moved to the United States with her husband. She is a loving wife and mother. She loves the enthusiasm and passion her students have for exploring new subjects and trying new things. She enjoys helping her students become more independent and reach new milestones.

Mrs Yashu

Ms Malika, Resource Ms. Malika joined The Goddard School in December of 2019.

Ms. Malika has her national certificate in Early Childhood Education. She comes to us with twelve years of experience in early childhood education.

Ms. Malika is from New Zealand and speaks English, Hindi and Punjabi. She loves how the Goddard School provides an engaging, stimulating and fun environment in which children of all backgrounds can work together.

Ms Malika

Ms Patricia, Resource Ms. Patricia joined The Goddard School of Tysons in July of 2019.

Ms. Patricia has her bachelor's degree in Psychology specializing in Child & Family Relationships and Early Childhood Education & Elementary Education. She began her teaching career in 1996.

Ms. Patricia is the youngest of six in a Navy family. She loves the bright and cheerful atmosphere at the Goddard School and the dedication to putting children first.

Ms Patricia

Ms Samantha, Resource Ms.Samantha joined The Goddard School of Tysons in June of 2019.

Ms. Samantha will complete her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 2019 and will continue to pursue her master’s degree in Elementary Education. Ms. Samantha has 2 years of experience working with infants.

Ms. Samantha loves the very friendly and welcoming nature of everyone at the Goddard School. She looks forward to teaching each child to be kind and empathetic with each other.

Ms Samantha

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