Meet the Upper Elementary Teachers

Jane Brass

Upper Elementary Teacher

214-324-5580 ext. 520

Jane grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee, and developed a love of nature with countless visits to the Great Smoky Mountains. She earned both a BA in Art History and a MEd in Elementary Education with an Art Education emphasis from Texas Christian University. Ms. Brass completed AMS certifications in both Lower and Upper Elementary. 
She began teaching in public school in 1996 and has been an Upper Elementary teacher at WRM since 2006. She enjoys reading, cooking, writing, listening to music, watching old movies, and playing games with her family. She also loves visiting Estes Park,Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. Her husband Neil and oldest daughter Zoe are WRM graduates. Her youngest daughter Eve currently attends WRM. Ms. Brass lives in Richardson with her family which includes their rescued sighthound Wesley.

Regina Swerts

Upper Elementary Teacher
214-324-5580 ext. 515

Regina is a native Texan who graduated from Midwestern State University with a Bachelors and a Masters in History.  She then moved to Belgium for eight years with her husband Koen where she taught high school English and elementary for the Department of Defense.  In 2005, they moved to Ohio with their two small boys, Matthew and Andrew, and started their Montessori journey.  She is certified with the American Montessori Society for both Upper and Lower Elementary and has been teaching Upper Elementary since 2009.  Mrs. Swerts enjoys spending time with her family, reading, taking walks, and traveling back to Belgium to visit her husband’s family.

Laura Coyle

Upper Elementary Teacher
214-324-5580 ext. 522

Laura joined White Rock Montessori in 2016 in Upper Elementary. She has her AMI credential in Primary and her AMS credential in Elementary I and II. Laura assisted in both Upper Elementary and in Primary at the Alcuin School. She holds a BS in Public Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas. Laura is a Master Gardener and Master Naturalist. Her daughter, Ella attended local Montessori schools from primary through middle school and is a 2020 Stanford Graduate.