Meet The Staff
Jennifer Kudlas - Executive Director
Jennifer has been with the White Oak family as the Director of the Dawsonville location since 2012. Prior to joining, Jennifer had over 11 years experience in early childcare development. During this time Jennifer spent time as a 4 year old 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, has obtained a Director's Certificate from DECAL and her TCC. Jennifer is married with two children of her own and 3 step children. 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.
Susan Edwards - Assistant Director
Susan Edwards has been with White Oak Academy since 2000 spending the first 12 years in our Dawsonville location. Susan’s experience has included bus driving services, cooking for the center, and teaching three year old classes. Prior to her moving to our North Forsyth location as the Office Manager, she was the Assistant Director at our Dawsonville location. Besides being a mother of two and grandmother of three, Susan has a diploma in early childcare education and is currently in school to get her associates in ECCE. The greatest joy Susan gets at White Oak is when the children run up to her and hug for no reason, just to say hello.
Donna Williams - Curriculum Specialist
Donna brings over 14 years of experience in education. working in various capacities of the field. Her experience expands from teaching private kindergarten, special education and previous management positions. During this time, she realized her passion lies in helping fellow teachers find the love of education, while facilitating them on their journey of teaching children. She is a mother of three wonderful children and holds a degree in Early Child Care Education. She is also currently enrolled and working towards completing her Bachelor's degree in the same field.
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