Mary Mechem-Fields, Business Manager
Mrs. Mechem-Fields graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies from the University of Kansas, and a Masters in Business Administration from Rockhurst University. She has always been actively involved in her three children's educations which included authentic Montessori. Mrs. Mechem-Fields also has been a supporter since the school's inception. Her business background, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as her ability to manage multiple tasks, makes her the perfect fit as our Business Manager.
Mrs. Riordan was one of the four women who founded Southlake Montessori in 2014 and served as its Head of School through the 2017-2018 school year. Currently, she serves as the Executive Director of AMI/USA, but she remains a pedagogical resource to Southlake Montessori faculty, staff and families. Mrs. Riordan has a Master's degree in Developmental Psychology, a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, her AMI Montessori Elementary diploma and, most importantly, has witnessed the gift of Montessori education in her four children.
Karol joined Southlake Montessori with five years experience as the Assistant Director at a Montessori school. As the Administrative Director, Karol is in charge of all day-to-day operations of Southlake Montessori. With a Science of Culinary Arts certificate from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, an Associates degree in Applied Science Transportation from the Community College of the Air Force and nearly nine years of work in the United States Air Force, Karol shows just the kind of determination and commitment that we are honored to have in our Southlake Montessori community. Karol's daughter attends the Southlake Montessori Elementary level.