Our Team

Manu Siddhu - Director

Manu believes that true learning takes place when students are free to discover the underlying principles of the world around them through a hands-on, experiential learning model.Manu has spent the last seven years of her professional career developing and implementing innovative childcare educational programs. Manu holds a M.A. in Economics and Associate Degree in Computer Science.

This year, Manu is most excited about starting a brand new STEM-based program at Kepler STEM School while creating bonds with amazing children and families. In this new program, Manu is looking forward to getting students excited about STEM.

Alicia Lastovica - Assistant Director

Alicia is thrilled to serve as Assistant Director at Kepler STEM School. With over 16 years in Early Childhood Education, Alicia has served as a teacher, Curriculum Coordinator, Manager and Director. Alicia strives to provide the best support for the Kepler team. She remains committed to providing your family with the absolute best in early childhood education.

Alicia lives in Elgin with her husband, her six children (three boys and three girls!), her two dogs, and her two cats.

Lara Robicheaux - Director of Education

Lara is an educator with over 10 years experience in the classroom and as a curriculum developer. Lara holds  a B.A. in Creative Writing from Florida State University and a Master’s of Childhood Education from Hunter College. She taught in NYC for many years before relocating to Austin.

In Texas, she has worked for an educational non-profit and as a museum educator. Lara is passionate about bringing challenging and creative curriculum to the students at Kepler STEM School. She lives in Round Rock with her husband and son.