Noheli Breceda (Food Service Coordinator)
Ms. Breceda became the District Food Service Coordinator in 2013-14 after working as an Instructional Assistant at Trinity Basin Prep in 2012-13 and substitute teaching at LAE and other schools before that. Noheli is currently working to complete her degree in Nutrition, a subject which she has always been extremely passionate about. She is consistent in her collaboration with our food service caterer, to ensure that the students at LAE are receiving healthy meals that are full of flavor and nutritious. LAE can always count on Ms. Breceda to accomplish her duties with heart and a smile on her face.
Terri Bush (Special Education Coordinator)
Terri set up the special education department at LAE in 2006. She was the coordinator, diagnostician, teacher and mentor for three years at LAE. She went to Midlothian ISD to expand her diagnostician skills and knowledge for four years. During this time she earned her Registered Professional Educational Diagnostician’s certification with the state of Texas. She went to Duncanville ISD for 3 years to head up the Child Find and Early Childhood coordinator for the district. Terri returned to LAE in 2016 as the Special Education Coordinator. She has 6 years special education teaching experience and 10 years experience as an Educational Diagnostician. She holds a Master’s of Education in Special Education-emphasis in assessment from A & M University – Commerce, a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from University of Texas – Austin.
Current Texas Educator Certifications:
Generic Special Education PK-12
English as a Second Language Supplemental EC-12
Educational Diagnostician PK-12
Secondary Basic Business 6-12
She is currently working on her Principal Certification, Field Experience.
Celeste Carroll (District Administrative Assistant)
Ms. Carroll joined LAE in October 2013 after working in a similar capacity at Italy ISD for several years. Previously, she worked for Southwest Airlines as a flight attendant for 23 years. She is responsible for a wide variety of tasks including many HR functions and school accounting.
Kelly Fagan (Compliance and Accountability Coordinator)
Principal Certification (Texas)
Kelly is in her eighth year at LAE after coming from Dallas ISD, where she spent the previous 18 years serving in a variety of instructional and administrative roles. Her experience includes both elementary and secondary assignments. She has a Master of Education in Educational Administration from the University of North Texas.
Kendall Keene (Systems Administrator)
Mr. Keene has been the I.T. department head at La Academia de Estrellas since it's inagural year. Kendall is always happy to help, and enjoys maintaining the multitude of systems the school employs to help furth student achievement. His roles include systems administrator, help desk support and webmaster.
Jerica Visalli (District Curriculum Coordinator, 3rd- 5th)
Ms. Visalli has a Master's of Education & Curriculum with a focus on English Second to Other Languages. She started with LAE in its second year as a teacher and is currently the Curriculum Coordinator and Instructional Coach for 3rd – 5th grade.