In 2005, Loraine Mantei had this dream of creating a charter school that later became a reality when her and her husband opened the doors to La Academia de Estrellas Charter School. Initially the charter school opened with only 170 students and today this charter school houses over a 1000 students. La Academia de Estrellas Charter School had its Ribbon Cutting & Building Dedication Ceremony today January 30, 2015. This new facility will provide education for student from Kindergarten to 8th grade.
We as DeSoto residents can be very proud of our fellow citizens Loraine and Richard. It is an honor to be both their City Council member and to insure their charter school. Lorraine Mantei and Richard Tuck are changing the lives for students and parents for the better in the Greater Dallas area.