Principal's Message

Trussell Pix 

Dear Parents and Students,

 As your new Principal, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Manara STEM Academy (PK-8th) where “We are Maverick STRONG!" With over 20 years of experience in education, I bring a dedication and a commitment to ensuring that all students are successful.  I believe that building strong relationships with all members of our learning community is vital to the success of our school. With this in mind, I know that the 2019-2020 school year will be our most successful year at Manara STEM Academy!

We are committed to providing a nurturing environment in which all students have an opportunity to reach their potential. This year we are excited about adding opportunities for students to be involved at our campus with our new Art club, Robotics club, basketball and soccer activities. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in our Junior and Senior Student Councils in order to build leadership skills.

We are also extremely proud of the programs that we offer our students, and we encourage you to make the most of your time with us. Whether you are joining us this school year or have been with us for a number of years, parents are encouraged to become active members of our Parent-Teacher Organization.  

In addition to an excellent academic environment with an emphasis on Science, Technology, and Math, we offer our K-8 students the opportunity to learn Spanish or Arabic along with character education to help students become well-rounded and productive young adults.  We provide a climate of excellence that builds upon the strengths of our students’ cultural heritage, emphasizes quality instruction and high student achievement. 

Thank you for joining us on this exciting journey this year.  I look forward to working with you in partnership for your child’s education.


Lori Trussell, Principal
Manara STEM Academy

About Manara Academy

Manara Academy, founded in 2008; is a beacon of knowledge and community. We are the first Expeditionary Learning school in Texas. As a Public Charter School, we only deliver the highest quality education and uphold the standards of one of the most successful modes of instruction.