Einstein Charter School at Village de l’Est (ECS@VDLE) is the site of the first Einstein School and was the first open-admissions “B” school in the East! In the immediate wake of the hurricane, Einstein opened in 2006 and began operating as a PK-8 elementary, Einstein Charter School at Village de l’Est is at the site of the former Etienne Debore Elementary School, a previously failing school closed by the storm. Our flagship school, ECS@VDLE offers a competitive education to PK-5 students.


Einstein Charter Schools is pleased to announce the promotion of Mrs. Danielle D. Vappie to Principal of Einstein Charter School at Village De l’Est. Mrs. Vappie has been serving in the role of Assistant Principal at Einstein Charter School at Sherwood Forest since June 2015.Vappie

“In her three years as Assistant Principal at Einstein Charter at Sherwood Forest, Mrs. Vappie has done an excellent job of developing programs that are beneficial to students and staff,” said Interim CEO Daniel Davis. “We are excited to see what Mrs. Vappie will bring to her new role as Principal.”

Ms. Vappie joined Einstein from C.T. Janet Elementary School in Marrero where she worked for multiple years as a TAP Mentor Teacher. Previously, she had served on the School Leadership Team and was a TAP Master Teacher and Reading Interventionist at H.C. Schaumburg Elementary.

“I am honored to be a part of the Einstein Charter Schools team and eager to build upon the successes of Einstein Charter Schools,” said Mrs. Vappie. “I am committed to fostering a safe and nurturing environment that promotes academic excellence in teaching and learning.”

Mrs. Vappie obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of New Orleans in 2000; followed by a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Xavier University in 2003.


Temporary Location: 5316 Michoud Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70129
(Extension Building behind Sarah Towles Reed)

Phone: 504.324.7450

Einstein Charter Schools seeks to ensure that our program serves teachers, administrators and students from underrepresented groups. All meetings are held in handicap accessible areas and persons concerned should contact us to make special arrangements.