Our Founder & CEO

Hello, and welcome to Bright Star Academy Schools! My name is Tonya Stump. I am the founder and CEO. For over a twenty years I have been providing the highest quality of care and learning for young children.

As a working mother of four, I realize how difficult and important it is to find exceptional child care for your little one. Entrusting your child to someone else’s care is one of the hardest things a parent has to face. However, knowing that your child will be given an abundance of love, attention and nurturing in an educational, eco-friendly, clean and safe environment can help to make the transition a little easier. In 1992 I graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Minor in Human Development and Family Science. Upon entering the workforce, I realized very quickly that I was not alone in my needs as a parent to find the perfect early learning program for my children.

Therefore, in 1995 I began my journey of developing the perfect school for my children and the many other families who sought the same exceptional care. Our child care center grew to include several locations in the central Ohio area with an outstanding reputation for high quality education and care.

As I began to consider my next adventure, it was my son who inspired me to think about what had changed since I had first ventured into the childcare industry. Certainly parents still wanted the best practices in curriculum, staffing and security, but I also noticed that the modern day family was more environmentally conscious than ever before. Protecting our planet and conserving precious resources for our children’s future is a top priority for today’s parents.

The Bright Star Academy School was created to support this cause: “Live Green, Grow Bright, One Little Star at a Time.” This statement is more than just a slogan, it is my promise to the next generation and what better place to start than in my home state, deep in the heart of Texas! I sincerely hope you will come and see for yourself all the wonderful amenities Bright Star Academy Schools has to offer.

Make Every Day Bright,

Tonya Stump
Founder and CEO
Bright Star Academy Schools

opening summer 2010