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Connie Laufersky has been involved in Montessori education for over 25 years, having begun her Montessori journey when her children were enrolled in a Montessori school during their preschool years. She holds a BS in Earth Science, with a minor in Music from Michigan State University, has her MEd in Education with an emphasis on Montessori Integrated Studies, holds Montessori credentials in Secondary I, Secondary II, and Administration, and has her state certification in School Leadership. Ms. Laufersky loves anything to do with the outdoors, is a yoga enthusiast, and enjoys spending time with her husband, her four adult children, and her dogs, Sadie and Scout. She is originally from northern Michigan and loves spending time there whenever she is able.
Technology and Business Coordinator
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Melanie Dizdar was introduced to Montessori as a teenager when her mother worked at Montessori Children’s House and School. She fell in love with the Montessori method during college, while working as a teacher’s assistant in their summer program and working in the administrative office for a Montessor teacher training program. Graduating from the University of Texas at Dallas with her BS in Accounting and Information Systems, Ms. Melanie realized that supporting Montessori education was her true passion. Beginning at the front desk at WRM in 2009, she has fulfilled various duties in the administrative office and now works as the Technology and Business Coordinator. Melanie loves music, photography, and her family pets - all four of them!
Front Desk Coordinator
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Megan is a Dallas native who grew up in the suburbs of Rockwall/Royse City. She has seventeen years of administrative experience, and spent seven and half years of that time in public education. In the beginning of her career, she found her passion in organizing, managing, and supporting different organizations so that they could thrive. Megan loves cooking, home renovations, and traveling with her husband and five children.
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Scott Connery grew up in Dallas, is a St. Mark's alumnus and holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from Babson University in Boston, MA. He holds AMS certifications for teaching both Lower and Upper Elementary, and has been a teacher at Montessori schools since 2007. He is joined at WRM with his wife, his daughter, and his dog, Genevieve. Mr. Connery enjoys a diverse array of hobbies that range from camping and hiking, to welding, car repair, chain sawing, and miniature war-gaming.
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Courtney Hodges is a Dallas native and grew up in the Garland area. She graduated from Texas State University-San Marcos with a BA in Journalism & Mass Communication. Courtney first began her career in radio administration, and then ventured into restaurant marketing and advertising. She enjoys cooking, working out, and being outdoors.
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Julie is a Dallas native who grew up very near our school. She has been the Director of Admission at Rogers Park Montessori School (RPMS) for the past 18 years. Her sons are former Montessori students and she came to this work, like many of us, through her children's experience at RPMS. A favorite Montessori quote of Julie's is "If hope and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men." This has always made her respect the ideas that children have as well as value their capabilities. The children are responsible for the future and it is our job as educators to protect and nurture their potential.
In addition to loving purposeful work, Julie is equally passionate about relaxing and having fun. She enjoys traveling with her husband (with limited plans in place) and hanging out with family and friends. She's a practitioner of contemplative photography which allows her to connect more intimately with the world around her and is very excited about joining the White Rock Montessori community.