Austin, Texas 78721
K-2 & 6th
Jarod Hawk garnered much of his educational experience in his home state of Ohio. In order to facilitate growth Jarod continued teaching in South Carolina, prior to joining IDEA for the 2016 school year. He obtained his Master’s degree...
College Preparatory Principal
Cameron Cook taught at the secondary level in a diverse number of settings including middle school Physics in Colorado, in the country of Bolivia as an AP Biology teacher, and Austin, his home since 2014. He credits his...
Assistant Principal of Operations
Rick Ramos is a native Austinite. He grew up and was raised mainly in Del Valle, Manor and Southeast Austin. While neither one of his parents attended college, they always instilled the importance of continued education, both formal and...
Jessica has ten years of education experience in Austin. Jessica has taught science, social studies, and writing, and was named IDEA Rundberg College Prep Teacher of the Year in 2015-2016 and 2016-2017, and IDEA Austin’s Teacher of the Year...
Director of Grants and National Advancement
Stephanie LaMarca is the Director of Grants and National Advancement for IDEA Public Schools. In this role she provides leadership and direction to IDEA’s Grant’ED team of state and federal grant managers, raises funds in support of IDEA’s...
Magnet Schools Assistance Program Manager
Roland Najera is the Magnet Schools Assistance Program Manager that is supporting the launch of IDEA Health Professions in Austin. In this role, he is working to build relationships with community partners to provide out-of-classroom...