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Staff Biographies

Administration

Connie Laufersky

Director

connie@whiterockmontessori.org
214-324-5580 ext. 504

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.


Melanie Dizdar

Technology and Business Coordinator

melanie@whiterockmontessori.org
214-324-5580 ext. 503

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!
 


Mya Jones

Front Office Coordinator

mya@whiterockmontessori.org
214-324-5580 ext. 501

Mya Jones is a Dallas native, and grew up in the area. She is adopted, and one of seven siblings to parents who were also foster parents during her entire childhood. Growing up, she always had a passion for adoption, and knew one day she would adopt too. Mya has been married to her husband Matt, for ten years and they have five children. They have two biological boys, and adopted a sibling set of three in May of 2016 so they currently have a four year old son, five year old daughter, six year old son, seven year old son, and a fifteen year old daughter. Mya’s passion is organizing, coordinating, scheduling, and making all things happen behind the curtain. She has been an administrative assistant/personal assistant for 12 years. It’s a career that is truly her dream job.


Scott Connery

Facilities Coordinator

scott@whiterockmontessori.org
214-324-5580 ext. 506

Scott Connery is a St. Mark's alumnus and holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from Babson University in Boston, MA. He holds AMS certifications for 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.
 


Courtney Hodges

Communications Coordinator

courtney@whiterockmontessori.org
214-324-5580 ext. 502

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.