Montessori Kids Universe Weatherford recognizes that our caring, dedicated teachers are what makes our school so valuable. MKU Weatherford recruits and maintains a high-quality staff through an intensive selection and vetting process. We provide on-going professional development and growth opportunities within our school, and foster a healthy work environment for our employees.
Scott and Christin Bender opened Montessori Kids Universe of Weatherford in May of 2018.
Christin grew up in Mission Texas and attended Sharyland High School. Christin played softball, participated in the local 4-H chapter showing heifers and went on to graduate from Texas A&M University in 2002. After college Christin launched her career in the food industry as a Quality Control manager for the next 15 years.
Scott grew up on Eagle Mountain Lake in Fort Worth and attended Boswell High school. After high school he enlisted in the Marine Corps where he spent two years on active duty before joining his reserve unit Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron at Naval Air Station (NAS) Fort Worth. He went on to graduate from The University of North Texas, and upon graduation joined Enterprise Rent a Car. 3 years later Scott went into the recruiting business where he has been since 2003.
Scott and Christin met in December of 2007 and were married the next December. They had their one and only child Emmalyn in April of 2012. Scott and Christin always knew they wanted their daughter to attend Montessori prior to her start in school however, finding a Montessori within close distance of their home proved to be a challenge. Thus, for the next three years their daughter attended a Montessori school in Granbury, which was about a 20-minute commute each way.
Scott and Christin recognized the need for a premier pre-school in Parker County as early as 2014 as they were driving their daughter to Granbury for school. The belief that a Montessori School would flourish in Weatherford began to fester, and in 2017 manifested itself into a plan. A lengthy 14 months later that plan came to fruition, and they joined the MKU family.
The Bender family are proud Christians, and know in their hearts that God has entrusted them with a great responsibility of serving the community, providing exceptional early education, and giving back.
Kayli Frick is our Head of School at Montessori Kids Universe of Weatherford.
She grew up in Mansfield, Texas and studied Earth Science and Education at Tarleton State University. She is married and has 2 children, ages 7 and 10. Her husband is a teacher and coach and their passion for education is a shared love. She is dedicated and passionate about children and early childhood education. She started her career in education after her first child was born. It was and is important to her to be involved and invested in the education of children. Kayli has worked for multiple childcare franchises and has carried many different roles throughout her career. These different roles have allowed her to see many different perspectives such as, the mother, the teacher, and the administrator making her knowledge of the child care industry an asset to the future of our school. Her goal is to make sure that each family feels comfortable and knows that their children are receiving the best education and child care possible.
Since the opening of MKU Weatherford, she has developed and trained a wonderful and talented staff that she is very proud of. She works each day to improve the quality of care each child is receiving and is invested in each child’s education. Kayli looks forward to welcoming new families into our school and loves seeing how Montessori can make a difference for each child and family in our community.