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IDEA McAllen Principal Awarded Prestigious Ryan Award for Closing the Achievement Gap

In a surprise ceremony in front of students, staff and family, IDEA College Preparatory McAllen Principal Joán Alvarez was honored with the Accelerate Institute’s 2019 Ryan Award for exceptional school leadership, a national award honoring transformational school principals who are closing the achievement gap. Alvarez is one of only two school leaders selected for the Ryan Award this year out of hundreds of school leaders nominated from across the nation.

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Meet IDEA Special Education Leader: Carmen Rincon

Over the last three years, IDEA’s Special Education population has grown by approximately 65 percent. This rapid expansion has created wonderful opportunities to grow our Team & Family by hiring more licensed and certified Special Education teachers and leaders (Speech Language Pathologists, Licensed Specialists in School Psychology, Special Education Managers, and Course Leaders) in every region. 

Just two years ago, Carmen Rincon joined the Special Education team serving five campuses as their Speech Language...

IDEA’s Special Education Program: College for ALL!

In the last three years, IDEA Public School’s special education program has grown by 65 percent! We are so proud of our expanding Team & Family! 

Across each of our regions, we provide a high-quality Special Education program that supports our students on the way to and through college.  

IDEA proudly serves special education scholars. We have a dedicated Special Education team whose mission is to train and support campuses in extending an...