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  • Sonja Dobson

    Sonja Dobson

    Director

    Ms. Sonja has worked at Discovery Point for 13 years. She previously served as a PreK Lead Teacher. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida. She and her husband France have five children and nine grandchildren.

  • Sara Bufford

    Sara Bufford

    Assistant Director

    Ms. Sara has worked at Discovery Point since May 2013. She holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education. She worked as a Kindergarten teacher in her home country Austria. She moved to Georgia in 2011 and lives with her husband DeAntoni and son Benjamin.

  • Kaci Helton

    Kaci Helton

    Lead Teacher

    Ms. Kaci is currently pursuing her Technical Certificate in Early Childhood Education at Southern Crescent Technical University. She has worked at Discovery Point for 4 years. She has a son named Blake who attends our Georgia Pre-K program.

  • Melissa McGaha

    Melissa McGaha

    Lead Teacher

    Ms. Melissa, has worked at Discovery Point for 20 years. She holds a Technical Certificate in Early Childhood Education from Southern Crescent Technical College. Melissa and her husband Scott have two children Noelle and Josiah who previously attended Discovery Point before starting middle school.

  • Jasmine Porter

    Jasmine Porter

    Lead Teacher

    Ms. Jasmine is our Toddler Lead Teacher. She has worked at Discovery Point since May 2016 and has several years of prior experience in childcare. Ms. Jasmine holds a CDA in Early Childhood Development. She has two children, Kamden and Karson, who attend our program.

  • Elizabeth Nelson

    Elizabeth Nelson

    Lead Teacher

    Elizabeth has worked at Discovery Point since 2007. She holds a Technical Certificate in Early Childhood Education from Southern Crescent Technical College. Elizabeth and her husband Andy have three children Drew, Ryan and Raleigh who attend Discovery Point.

  • Brittany White

    Brittany White

    Lead Teacher

    Ms. Brittany has been our Preschool 2 Lead teacher since August of 2016. She has 9 years of childcare experience and has a CDA in Early Childhood Development. She has a daughter, Shanier, that attends elementary school and is also in our after school program.

  • Michele Mitchell

    Michele Mitchell

    Lead Teacher

    Michele has worked at Discovery Point for 14 years. She holds a Technical Certificate in Early Childhood Education from Southern Crescent Technical College. She has two children Michael and Courtney.

  • Genevieve Rodriguez

    Genevieve Rodriguez

    Lead Teacher

    Genevieve holds a Bachelor of Arts and is currently working on her Master degree. She has also worked in the administrative staff of the High School Girls division at Interlochen Arts Camp since 2011.

  • Susan Benjamin

    Susan Benjamin

    Lead Teacher

    Ms. Susan has worked at Discovery Point since 2014. She is a certified teacher with over 33 years experience and holds a Master degree in Special Education. She has retired from the Gwinnett County Public School System but because of her passion and love for children she decided to come back and teach PreK. Susan lives with her husband and two dogs Link and Laila in Suwannee. They have two adult daughters (Lauren, Emily) and one grandson (Jason).