3831 Mars Hill Road * Watkinsville, GA 30677
Georgia Lottery Funded Pre-K Program
All Exceeds Site - 2006 -2009
Georgia Department of Early Care & Learning

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Downs Preschool Staff

Lisa Downs Henry, Director / Owner
Mrs. Lisa has an Associate of Science Degree in Business from Shorter College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organization Management from Ashford University and is a licensed Georgia Paramedic and Paramedic Instructor.  She has been the Program Director at Downs since April of 2005.

Lead Teachers

Lisa Peterson – Ms. Lisa P has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from UGA and a Master’s degree in Education from Piedmont College.  .  She is certified to teach Pre-K through 5h grade by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. She has been teaching for over 10 years and has been at Downs since August 2010.

Ricki Walls – Ms. Ricki has a Bachelor’s degree from Easter Washington University and a Master’s degree from Brenau University.  She is certified to teach Pre-K through 8th grade by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.  She has been teaching for 12 years and has been at Downs since August 2002.

Emily Maxey – Ms. Emily has both a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Education from Piedmont College. She is certified to teach Pre-K through 5th grade by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.  She has been teaching Downs since August 2010.

Robin Hubbard – Mrs. Robin has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Georgia.  She is certified to teach Pre-K through 5th grade by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.  She has been teaching for over 20 years and has been at Downs since August 1998.

Kim Williams – Mrs. Kim has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Central Michigan University and a Master’s degree in Education from Piedmont College.  She is certified to teach Pre-K through 5th grade and is also certified to teach Special Education by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.  She has been teaching for 7 years and has been at Downs since August 2006.

Tammie Dudley – Ms. Tammie has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Marshall University and a Master’s degree in Education from Ohio University.  She is certified to teach Pre-K through 8th grade by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.  She has been teaching for over 20 years and taught at Downs from 2000 to 2003 and returned to us in August 2011.

Mary Beth Scott – Ms. Mary Beth Bachelor’s degree in Education from Piedmont College.  She is certified to teach Pre-K through 5th grade by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.  She has been teaching at Downs since February 2011.


Para-Professionals

Randi Davis – Ms. Randi has an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Kaplan University and is currently certified at the Para-Professional level by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.  She has been teaching Pre-K for several years and at Downs since August 2011.

Terri Hughes – Mrs. Terri has a Child Development Associate certification by the CDA National Credentialing Program.  She has been an assistant teacher at Downs since August 1998.

Jane Wood – Mrs. Jane is currently certified at the Para-Professional level by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. She has been an assistant teacher at Downs since August 2005 after retiring from the University of Georgia after 30 years.

Allison DeMars – Mrs. Allison is currently certified at the Para-Professional level by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. She has been an assistant teacher at Downs since August 2005 after working for 6 years in the Gwinnett County School System.

Reita McClintock – Mrs. Reita currently certified at the Para-Professional level by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. She has been an assistant teacher at Downs since August 2009 after working for 5 years in the Oconee County School System.

Tiffany Jennings - Ms. Tiffany is currently certified at the Para-Professional level by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.  She has been an assistant teacher at Downs since August 2011.

Elizabeth Palomino – Mrs. Elizabeth is currently certified at the Para-Professional level by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.  She has been an assistant teacher at Downs since August 2011.