Phone: 540-658-6800


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Super Dragon Principal

Ms. Caroline Goddard

  • Dear Anthony Burns Elementary School Staff, Students, and Families,CarolineGoddard

    My name is Caroline Goddard and I will be the new Principal for Anthony Burns Elementary School. I am writing to introduce myself and to let you know how excited I am to join the Anthony Burns family! I am looking forward to working with you and ensuring that we continue the tradition of excellence at Anthony Burns.

    I have been in the education field for 23 years. I have been fortunate enough to have taught Kindergarten, First and Third grades. I have also served as a Reading Specialist and Assistant Principal before becoming the Principal at Ellis Elementary School in Manassas, Virginia where I have been for the last three years. I have worked in school systems in North Caroline, Alaska and was in Stafford before heading to Prince William County. I am very happy to return to Stafford and the Anthony Burns community.

    I am originally from Virginia and am a farmer’s daughter (whose name was Anthony). We raised cattle on our farm in Culpeper, Virginia. I still enjoy going back to the farm on the weekends and love to work with animals. I have two dogs at home that keep me busy.  I received my undergraduate degree from Methodist University in Elementary Education and my Masters of Education degree from the University of Virginia. My endorsement in Educational Leadership is from Virginia Commonwealth University. I am also a National Board Certified Teacher in Literacy; Reading Language Arts, Early and Middle Childhood.

    In July, I look forward to my transition into the Anthony Burns Elementary School Community and to begin creating relationships with the staff, students and families. 

    I am eager to meet all of you and to learn all I can about Anthony Burns Elementary School. Please feel free to contact me at any time at 540-658-6800.


    Caroline Goddard