Our Family is Passionate about your Family.

julaina, caroline and curtis wallace

Julaina and Curtis Wallace, Owners

The Pride Difference starts with Julaina Wallace. She is not only Pride's owner, she is the school's Director. She has 22 years of experience as a Director in Grapevine and you will find her at Pride virtually every day. No absentee owners here. Julaina graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in Art and Performance (which makes perfect sense if you have ever met her). Julaina's passion and love for the kids, her staff and Pride's families are what make Pride Academy all that it is. 

Julaina's husband, Curtis, is an attorney, author and film producer. The Wallace family includes Jackson, a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University; Harrison, who just graduated from Chapman University; Carter, a sophomore at Texas State University and Caroline, an 8th grader. Every member of the Wallace Family (other than Caroline - the real boss) is involved in Pride Academy in some respect. This is a true Family Business.

tanya torres

tanya torres

Tanya Torres, Assistant Director 

Tanya has been blessed to work in childcare alongside Julaina since June of 2000. She was born and raised in Irving, Texas and has been married to her high school sweetheart, Richard, for more than 20 years. Tanya and Richard have two children. Meagan is a Senior at Stephen F. Austin State University and is studying to be a teacher. Tyson is a 7th grader at Hurst Junior High where he plays football and is in the band. Tanya loves watching Pride's students learn and grow. She takes pride in helping our students become good people. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. 


Photo Credit:  dimnikolov

Photo Credit: dimnikolov

The Pride Staff

At Pride Academy, we are extremely proud of our great team of teachers, assistants and office space. Many members of this team have been with Julaina for as long as 20 years.