Jeff Moredock, Fellow Parents, Teachers & Staff Bond Together to Continue the Legacy of Meadowbrook School

In August, the owners of Meadowbrook School announced they had sold the charming Northwest Highway landmark that had housed the school for 52 years and that 2022-2023 would be its final year.

With the news, a conscientious group of passionate parents, staff and teachers has converted Meadowbrook to a nonprofit set to open at a new location on Forest Lane for the 2023-2024 school year. It will operate under the same name, and most importantly, with the same staff and teachers who have built its five-decade educational legacy.

Lakewood resident Jeff Moredock, one of the parents actively involved in sustaining Meadowbrook School, wanted to help the impactful program continue. “From our first year at Meadowbrook, it has felt like home to our whole family,” he said. “Not only has it been an incredible academic opportunity for our sons, Trip and Parker, but we instantly connected with so many others in the process. We have found some of our closest friends at Meadowbrook. Even though students move on to other endeavors after Kindergarten and their special three years at Meadowbrook, the bonds that have formed will be with us for life.”

Meadowbrook was founded in 1970 by Trisha M. Fusch after moving to Dallas from England. She developed the Meadowbrook curriculum based on Montessori methods and the principles of a traditional English education. For more than five decades, Meadowbrook has been shaping and preparing young minds while helping children develop a love of learning. The school offers a small, nurturing environment paired with a strong focus on building reading and math skills and actively encourages parent participation in all aspects of their children’s educational endeavors. 

When the Fusch family announced the building’s sale, parents, teachers and staff quickly bonded together, determined to continue. Bringing together diverse talents – from legal and financial expertise to marketing and interior design skills – the community found a way to continue operations for this preschool and kindergarten program, offering the same educational values and core principles that mean so much to the families, alumni and staff.

“Meadowbrook’s mission is for every child to love school, be excited about learning and feel good about themselves,” said Whitney Morris, director of Meadowbrook School. “It is because of the passion of parents like the Moredocks that our school will continue its legacy providing the best childhood education, offering a different approach, focusing heavily on phonics and writing at an early age.”

Meadowbrook School will open in August on the campus of Unity of Dallas, a church at 6525 Forest Lane. This coming school year marks the school’s 53rd year serving Dallas families with all staff and teachers returning. For more information on Meadowbrook School, tours, and the admissions process, visit

"We feel truly blessed to be a part of the Meadowbrook community and want to make sure that existing and new families can have the same incredible experience for years to come.”