Meet the Primary Teachers
Primary 1 Full Day Teacher
214-324-5580 ext. 528
Wendy Akin is originally from Australia. She is married and has three sons and two grandchildren. Mrs. Akin originally received her Montessori credential from the St. Nicholas Training Center in London, England. She has spent four years at the Royal Ballet School of London. Before coming to White Rock Montessori, Mrs. Akin spent several years performing as a professional dancer in England, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Australia. She also worked at two different Montessori schools in Shreveport Louisiana. She has been a Montessori teacher for 44 years - 36 of those here at White Rock! Mrs. Akin loves this quote from Dr. Montessori, “The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind” and believes it defines her practice as a Montessori teacher.
Primary 1 Half Day Teacher, Before School Care Teacher
214-324-5580 ext. 524
Rob Lewicki graduated from Texas A&M and received his AMS Montessori certification in 2012. He worked in outdoor education and public elementary school before working at White Rock Montessori. Mr. Lewicki drives to school every morning with his three children who attend WRM. His hobbies include reading, doodling, and playing games with his friends and family.
Primary 2 Full Day Teacher
214-324-5580 ext. 523
Mary Shockley has been passionately active in Montessori education for over a decade and currently strives to create an authentic child-centered learning experience for her primary students at White Rock Montessori School in Dallas Texas. She holds a BA in psychology and women's studies from the University of North Texas and is currently pursuing a MEd specializing in urban education at Southern Methodist University. Mary has a strong desire to affect systematic change in her city and has a focused goal to make quality education accessible to all Dallas residents. When she is not busy advocating for Montessori education, Mary enjoys spending time traveling, cooking, and planning for the next adventure with her husband and two children.
Primary 2 Full Day Teacher
214-324-5580 ext. 518
Lisa Williamscraig received her BA in English Literature from the University of Dallas and her AMI Montessori diploma from the Montessori Teacher Training Center of Northern California. After completing her training, she spent ten years teaching in bilingual-immersion Montessori schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is married and has two children, both of whom are in the Lower Elementary program at WRM. When not at school, Ms. Lisa and her family enjoy hiking, camping, and exploring the State and National Parks systems.
Primary Extended Day Teacher, Primary After School Care Teacher
214-324-5580 ext. 509
Hagan has been a parent at White Rock Montessori for eight years and has supported our classrooms as a sub for the past three years. Formerly, she was the Assistant Director of Afterschool Programs at St. Mark's School in Shreveport, LA and was headteacher of a toddler classroom at Skillman Church of Christ in Dallas.