Meet The Staff
Jennifer Kudlas -
Jennifer has been with the White Oak family as a Director since 2012. Prior to joining, Jennifer had over 11 years of experience in early childcare development. During this time Jennifer spent time as a preschool teacher and quickly moved into a director position at a center in North Carolina. She transferred to Georgia and spent 6 years as the Director of a KinderCare facility. She has completed specialized training, obtained a Director's Certificate from DECAL and her TCC. Most recently Jennifer was promoted to Executive Director over all the White Oak locations. Jennifer is married with 2 children of her own and 3 stepchildren. Outside of work you'll usually find her at one of her husband's basketball games or on the lake. Her favorite aspect of White Oak Academy is having the opportunity to watch all the children around her grow.
Jessica Kidd -
Director Prominence Ct
Jessica started working in childcare in 2005 at North Georgia Kids Academy as an infant room teacher. She spent two years with us before relocating to Hall County. For the next 6 years, she continued to work with children of all ages, eventually moving into a management role as Assistant Director for a Discovery Point center. Jessica, her husband and 2 children were able to move back to Dawson County in 2014 and joined the White Oak family in 2017 as Assistant Director and was promoted to Director in 2020 at our Prominence Court location. The greatest joy Jessica gets at White Oak is being able to watch the children in her community grow in a safe and fun environment.
Jennifer Welteroth -
Director Grizzle Road
While working in a preschool as a high school student, Jennifer knew early on that she had a passion for childcare. She quickly decided on making this her career and joined the White Oak family in 2011 at our Cumming location. In 2018 she moved to the Grizzle Road location as the Office Manager and in 2019 accepted the offer as Director in 2020. Jennifer has her paraprofessional certificate in childcare education. Jennifer is happily married with 3 wonderful children. The greatest joy Jennifer gets at White Oak is feeling like we are all one big family.
Kim Jackson -
Asst Director Grizzle Road
Kim started with the White Oak family in 2004 at our Cumming location at the end of high school. While working there, she quickly realized the love she had for working with young children and moved into a lead teacher position in the 4 year old class. In 2008 she moved to the Dawsonville location as a toddler room teacher. Since then she has gained experience in each of our classrooms. With that experience and knowledge, Kim accepted the role as Assistant Director of our Grizzle Road location. Kim is happily married with three children. The greatest joy Kim gets at White Oak is having the opportunity to watch children grow and learn in a fun and stimulating environment.