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Welcome to IDEA Pflugerville


Pflugerville, Texas 78660

K-3 & 6-7


Campus Leadership

Marie Kunthara

Principal, IDEA Pflugerville Academy

Marie began her career in education in 2003 as a Teach for America Miami Dade corps member. After serving in Miami, she worked at KIPP Austin as a 5th grade teacher and grade team leader.  Marie then spent 7 years at YES Prep...

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Mera Dougherty

Principal, IDEA Pflugerville College Prep

A graduate of Columbia University, Mera joined the Teach For America New York Corps in 2010 as an elementary teacher in Brooklyn, and later was the founding kindergarten teacher of a new campus with Harlem Village Academies, one of the more...

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What is a Charter School?

Charter schools are tuition-free public schools that use open-enrollment policies and innovative curricula to improve student learning for all types of children.

They receive approximately 75% of their funding from state and federal funds compared to traditional public schools, which typically receive 100% of their funding from these sources. The charter school movement has established a new form of accountability for public schools.

In Texas, charter schools operate under the direction of an appointed (not elected) board of directors.

These schools also have more flexibility in personnel decisions and have the abilitiy to offer services that set them apart from traditional public schools, such as a strong focus on college preparation.

Find out more about charter schools from the Texas Charter Schools Association.