Mrs. Dendinger has a professional career in Montessori leadership and education that spans over a 21-year period. She founded Pebblecreek Montessori in 2001 where she served as the Head of School for 16 years.
Under her leadership, Pebblecreek received full accreditation status by the International Montessori Council and joined the elite tier of 7% of accredited Montessori schools in N. Dallas. Prior to founding Pebblecreek, Mrs. Dendinger served on the administrative team of Preston Meadows Montessori.
Focusing on quality education while utilizing authentic Montessori practices, Mrs. Dendinger successfully recruited and retained the highest caliber of Montessori educators in the area who share her vision and belief in implementing and maintaining standards of excellence in education.
She has vast leadership experience and a working knowledge of:
fine arts programming
bilingual program development
best practice policies
parent education programs
teacher education programs
accreditation standards requirements
curriculum development and coordination
real estate sales and acquisitions
Mrs. Dendinger has led training workshops for the Dallas Montessori Teacher Education Program, the International Montessori Council, and the DFW Montessori Association.
She co-founded Holistic Montessori Solutions in 2017 with her long-time colleague, Meena Kara. The two envision pooling their vast experience to support and maintain excellence in Montessori education.
She is passionate about her belief in Montessori and is eager to share its success stories. Her own three sons thrived in the Montessori environment and she attributes their current and past successes to a strong Montessori foundation.