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Mona White received her Bachelor’s (92) and Master’s (93) degrees as a Meadow’s Scholar from the University of North Texas with an emphasis in reading. After teaching 3rd grade and Spanish in Lewisville ISD, Mona went on to work for Prentice Hall in textbook sales and teacher training. After the birth of her first son, Mona returned to UNT and obtained her educational diagnostician and special education certifications and began contract testing for local school districts in 2003. She spent several years contracting with various districts such as Little Elm, Lake Dallas, Weatherford, Northwest, Denton County Coop, and Denton. Mona also worked with charter and private schools such as Responsive Ed., Liberty Christian, Denton Calvary Academy, and Jean Massieu Academy for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. While testing for school districts, Mona was also able to work as a field examiner for Harcourt Assessment to develop the following test batteries: NEPSY 2, Wechsler EASI, First Step 2, WIAT III, Delis Brief. She then began working with the Dyslexia Department with Denton ISD in 2007 and took the position as the dedicated diagnostician for the department in 2011. She served as their lead diagnostician from 2011 until opening her practice with Stacey Dihel in 2020. Mona currently holds four Texas certifications: Reading, General Education, Special Education, and Educational Diagnostician. She most recently received her Strong® Interest Inventory Career Assessment Certification from the Myers-Briggs® Company, which enables her to help a wide range of individuals from high school students deciding on a college major to adults re-entering the workplace, find their best and clearest path to their future.
When she is not working with clients, Mona loves traveling with her husband of 20+ years, visiting her oldest son at A&M in College Station, or watching her youngest son play one of his many varsity sports for Denton Calvary Academy.
Stacey earned her bachelor's degree from Texas Woman's University with a focus on Early Childhood - 4th grade general education and holds a Master's of Education Degree in Special Education from UT Tyler. Stacey worked for Denton ISD from 2004-2017. She has taught 2nd grade, 1st grade, English as a Second Language, and inclusion. After teaching in the classroom for the first 5 years of her career, she was trained through Texas Scottish Rite Hospital as a Dyslexia Therapist and began serving Denton ISD students with dyslexia for the next 8 years. After earning her diagnostician certification in 2017, Stacey began working for several private practices in the metroplex as well as contracting with the Denton ISD Dyslexia Department as an educational diagnostician. Having provided intervention programs and assessment for learning disabled students of all ages in both public schools and private practice for over 16 years, Stacey has extensive knowledge of research based assessment tools and identification criteria of learning disabilities including dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia. She is trained in and has implemented Orton Gillingham based programs including Take Flight, Pre-Flight, Rite Flight, MTA, and Alphabetic Phonics. Stacey holds state certifications in general education (EC-4 and 4-8), English as a Second Language (EC-8), Educational Diagnostician, Licensed Dyslexia Therapist, and Academic Language Therapist. Her experience brings an understanding of various intervention programs that allows her to make recommendations for specialized instruction plans and appropriate accommodations needed for individuals to maximize their learning potential in both classroom and work settings.
When she is not serving clients, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and attending sporting events.