IDEA Public Schools celebrates Farmworker Awareness Week

This week, IDEA Public Schools proudly celebrates Farmworker Awareness Week, which is aimed towards honoring the daily contributions every farm worker makes in the food cycle.   Within our organization, 12 campuses across our various regions have farms that grow delicious and nutritious organic foods. These are then harvested and later served in IDEA’s cafeterias […]

Sarah Czerlinsky and Empowering Voices as a Speech Language Pathologist

At IDEA Public Schools, we believe that every child can and will succeed if given the opportunity.  Nearly one in twelve students in the United States from the ages of 3-17 have had a disorder related to speech, voice, language, or swallowing in the past year, according to research from the National Institute of Deafness […]

Dashiell Young-Saver and Innovation in Statistics Curriculum

Last month, our very own AP Statistics teacher out of IDEA South Flores, Dashiell Young-Saver, found himself on the prestigious 2024 Forbes 30 under 30 list. In his second year of teaching at IDEA, his engaging lesson plans have gotten him nationwide recognition. So, what got him there? We got the chance to sit down […]

Thank You, Yolanda Munoz, and to all our IDEA Team and Family Veterans

IDEA Public Schools observes Veterans Day on November 11, and we want to thank our veterans for their bravery, hard work, and dedication. 🎖❤ We would like to recognize one of our very own, Yolanda Munoz. She joined the IDEA Team and Family back in 2014 at as a 21st Century After School Site Administrator […]

A Tiger, Lobo, and Proud Custodian

Mr. José Mercado, known by many IDEA students and staff as “Don Jose,” spent seven years with IDEA Public Schools as a hard-working member of the campus facilities staff at both IDEA McAllen and IDEA Tres Lagos in the Rio Grande Valley. Recently, IDEA Tres Lagos celebrated his retirement via a campus celebration, and the […]

Thank You Farmers! A Region-by-Region Look at our IDEA Farms

Did you know that many of the delicious produce items served in our cafeterias come directly from our IDEA Child Nutrition Program (CNP) Farms? That’s right! To help build, grow, and maintain these farms, it takes a dedicated and passionate team. Today, we would love to recognize those farmers who help promote healthy eating for […]

We Act with Integrity: The “Lunch Bunch” Initiative for Bullying Prevention Month

October is Bullying Prevention Month. At IDEA, one staff member has taken a unique and heartwarming approach to support students in their emotional and social development. Amanda McChesney, a dedicated teacher and a mother of two, has pioneered the “Lunch Bunch” emotional support group, creating a haven for her students and making a remarkable impact […]

Karen Prewitt, IDEA Educator and Course Leader, Recognized as National Board-Certified Teacher

Chasing a Dream It’s the most respected nationwide distinction for teachers and certainly not easily achieved: National Board Certification. Karen Prewitt, Pre-AP (Advanced Placement) Algebra teacher at IDEA Palmview College Preparatory, embarked on a journey to become Nationally Board-Certified in May of 2021. Though it seemed a daunting challenge, Karen knew she was not alone […]