Phone: 706.310.2019


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Early Childhood Education University of Georgia M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction in Accomplished Teaching Valdosta State University Gifted Certification Special Education Certification Reading Endorsement

Mrs. Makayla Gonter

Hello! My name is Makayla Gonter, and I am a First Grade teacher at Dove Creek. I graduated from the University of Georgia with my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education and from Valdosta State University with my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction in Accomplished Teaching. I also have certifications in Special Education, Gifted, and my Reading Endorsement. I have taught at Dove Creek as a Special Education teacher and First Grade teacher. I have always had a passion for teaching children and helping each child meet their full potential by fostering a loving and caring learning environment. I am excited for this opportunity to support these students through their learning endeavors and help them achieve their goals for this year.

My husband and I were married in June 2022. We are currently pregnant with our first baby girl, and we have a sweet yellow lab named Waylon. We love going to Georgia football games, traveling to the lake and beach, and spending quality time with our family. 

I am looking forward to a wonderful year!