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

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 and that she […]

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

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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 […]