Spotlight


Mrs. Gabriela Martinez
Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children's Tylenol®   
National Child Care Teacher Awards Winner!



Discovery Point Suwanee is proud to announce that our very own Mrs. Gabriela Martinez has been selected as a recipient of the Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children's Tylenol® National Child Care Teacher Awards!  This is a huge honor, bestowed to only 50 infant through preschool teachers nationwide each year.  Mrs. Gabriela was nominated in the fall by Discovery Point Suwanee parents as well as her peers.  In addition to letters of recommendation, Mrs. Gabriela proposed a Multi-Cultural Literacy Center to be added to her classroom as a part of her nomination.  The winning teachers are given the funds to complete their classroom enhancement project, bringing her vision to life.  Mrs. Gabriela was flown all expenses paid to Pennsylvania to receive her award from the Terri Lynne Lokoff Foundation.  In February, She was invited to meet with Governor Nathan Deal and Bobby Cagle, Commissioner of the Department of Early Care and Learning at the State Capitol in Atlanta.  We are so proud of our award-winning teacher, Ms. Gabby!  For more information on this award and the Terri Lynne Lokoff Foundation, please visit http://www.tllccf.org/pr_nccta.php.





Georgia's First Lady selects Discovery Point Suwanee to Celebrate the Week of the Young Child


Discovery Point Suwanee was selected by the First Lady of Georgia, Mrs. Sandra Deal to celebrate the 2013 Week of the Young Child which is an annual celebration of Early Childhood Teachers who make a difference in the lives of our young children.  This years theme was "Early Years are Learning Years" 


On Friday April 19th,  Georgia's First Lady visited Discovery Point Suwanee to read to our Pre-K children.  Mrs. Deal was accompanied by Commissioner Bobby Cagle of Bright From the Start.  Commissioner Cagle also read a book for our Pre-K and Preschool classrooms.   Both readers did a fantastic job in engaging the children - there were over a hundred thumbs up!


The First Lady's visit was recorded in the AJC which quoted Mrs. Deal as saying "It is important for children to learn proper pronunciation, expression, pauses and cadence. It is my hope that these visits encourage our children to read to others and become young teachers themselves."