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My Calling

-By Gerald Boyd, a native of Houston, Texas and Principal at IDEA Mays College Preparatory in San Antonio, Texas.  Gerald was a Teach For America Corps member, teacher and curriculum leader for KIPP Houston Schools and Dean of Instruction for KIPP Boston Schools before transitioning to IDEA Public Schools as a Principal-in-Residence.  This is his first year as Founding Principal at IDEA Mays College Preparatory.   

My senior year of high school, nine class...

Black History Month Events and Lessons: IDEA Monterrey Park

IDEA campuses across the district are honoring Black History Month in many ways.  Our teachers are educating our scholars on the importance of black history in America, and students and staff, alike, are celebrating this important month by holding presentations and assemblies about the contributions and impact of African-Americans throughout history, and currently.

At IDEA Monterrey Park College Preparatory, Principal Curtis Lawrence and staff provided the opportunity for every IDEA Monterrey Park ...

IDEA Teacher Spotlight: Adrian Castro, Math Teacher, IDEA Academy San Juan

My name is Adrian Castro, and I am a 2nd grade math teacher at IDEA Academy San Juan.  At IDEA, there is never a dull moment nor a time when we, teachers and students, aren't challenged to perform at our highest level, which is what genuinely makes me proud to work for such a determined network. Our slogan "no excuses" goes a long way with both staff and scholars. IDEA has high expectations, and ...