Thank You, IDEA Substitute Teachers!

From unexpected sick days to important days off, our substitute teachers at IDEA provide our students with the help and support they need to not miss a beat in their coursework. Every year during American Education Week, we celebrate Substitute Educators Day. We want to thank all of those who contribute towards our mission of […]

Principal Spotlight: Ms. Barrera and Her Mission Towards Education for All

October is a time when we recognize the outstanding leaders of our campuses- our principals. This month, we got the chance to hear from Principal Mariela Barrera of IDEA Bluff Springs Academy in our Austin region. We caught up with her to hear more about what inspired her to become a teacher and then eventually […]

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 […]

Principal Spotlight: Dr. Allysia Gibson is Empowering Futures in Baton Rouge

This October, we take time to recognize a special group of leaders in our Team & Family – our school principals. These dedicated individuals play a pivotal role in shaping our students’ futures and the trajectory of their lives with their support in our mission of College for All.  This month-long celebration is an opportunity […]

Dreams of Teaching Lead to Regional Nomination

Ana Ontiveros: Region One Nominee for Teacher of the Year Known on campus as “Ms. Onti,” Ana Ontiveros grew up in the small Nicaraguan town “Villa 15 de Julio.” Growing up, she played school with her cousins and was always eager to play the role of the teacher. Ana would use a branch as a […]

Happy National Assistant Principal Appreciation Week!

This year, National Assistant Principals Week is celebrated from April 3 – 7! During this week, we join the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the American Federation of School Administrators in honoring the enormous contributions of assistant principals to student achievement and overall success. At IDEA, our assistant principals of operations (APO), assistant principals of instruction (API), and […]

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 […]

Thank You, Substitute Teachers!

Friday, November 18 is Substitute Educators Day, a day to encourage increased respect for substitute education employees.   Each year during American Education Week, substitute teachers are shown appreciation for all their hard work in helping prepare our thousands of scholars for the future. Here at IDEA Public Schools, we love our outstanding substitute teachers […]