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 […]

Principals Month Spotlight: Nicholas Ditto, IDEA Rise College Prep

Principal Nicholas Ditto_1

IDEA is thrilled to celebrate National Principals Month and spotlight principals in our network that lead their campuses with integrity, deliver results, and prioritize the Team & Family experience.  National Principals Month is a collaboration between the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), and the National Association […]

Shirley Castillo, Connecting Cultural Traditions in an International Family

Shirley Castillo, Instructor at IDEA Donna College Prep, is a proud Uruguayan who is passionate about connecting and celebrating many cultural traditions with her children, who were born in different countries. Castillo often shares these unique family traditions with her scholars.    Our teachers at IDEA come from various cultural backgrounds and are an integral part […]

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week from IDEA Public Schools!

During this special week, we salute our teachers and co-teachers for their hard work and dedication as they transform the lives of our students every day. While every week is a time to be grateful for IDEA teachers – we want to say, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for all that you […]

In Memoriam: Al Lopez

Team & Family, it is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of Al Lopez, IDEA’s Acting Superintendent and Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Known for his good-natured disposition, his career and service to IDEA and his community attest to the transformational power of education.  Lopez was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona […]

Cultural Values in Pursuit of Education Equity

By Alex Jimenez, Public Schools Supporter – Former TXU Corp Vice President; Past Chairman of the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber and the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Former Fort Worth Housing Authority Board of Commissioners Chairman Many of the values our families instill in us in childhood carry into adulthood, shaping our aspirations, careers […]

Principals Month Spotlight: Dhiyaa-ud-Deen Abdullah, IDEA Bridge

Dhiyaa-ud-Deen Abdullah & IDEA Bridge Staff

“I am honored to serve as Principal at IDEA Bridge. No matter my role – from co-teacher to teacher to principal in residence and now to principal, I want the community to know that I will continue to work to ensure our students, staff, and families are put FIRST.”    Growing up in Raceland, Louisiana, played a pivotal […]

Voices of IDEA: IDEA Spotlights Kindergarten Teacher Desiree Wilson

Voices of IDEA  provides an opportunity to highlight and amplify diverse voices among IDEA’s Team & Family. From students, to staff, family and partners, Voices of IDEA profiles the impact, experience and perspectives of individuals who shape our mission and support scholars on the road to and through college.   In this Voices of IDEA feature, […]