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:




program planning

employee benefits

fine arts programming

community service 

bilingual program development

licensing acquisition 

employment contracts

tuition agreements 

tuition insurance 

 strategic planning

human resources 

best practice policies

parent education programs 

teacher education programs 

accreditation standards requirements 

curriculum development and coordination

public relations




real estate sales and acquisitions

Mrs. Dendinger has led and participated in training workshops for AMS Annual Conferences, The Dallas Montessori Teacher Education Programs, the Annual International Montessori Council’s Conference, and the DFW Montessori Association’s workshops. She recently joined the teaching faculty at Loyola University, Baltimore where she has been recruited as an instructor for a classes in Montessori Leadership.

Mrs. Dendinger is a passionate and colorful instructor who devoted the majority of her professional career to building and maintaining quality Montessori programs. She has a great deal of knowledge and experience to share with her students and continues to work on programs as the needs arise.

Her own three sons thrived in the Montessori environment and she attributes their current and past successes to a strong Montessori foundation.