IDEA Achieve sets high expectations for every student and goes the extra mile to make sure every student realizes their own potential. Personalized learning, critical thinking skills, mastery of core subjects is our recipe for success.
Giovanni Outram is an individual dedicated to excellence. Coming from a family of educators, Mr. Outram truly believes that education is the pathway to closing the gap of inequity and increasing generational wealth in our school community. Mr. Outram believes in servant leadership and is committed to developing strong leaders, supporting our teachers and students, and helping them reach their highest potential.
He has been in education in the DFW for the past ten years, including 2015-2016, when he taught at the 7th highest performing middle school in the state of Texas. In year one as principal of Achieve Academy, the school had the highest growth in the region receiving a rating of 96 and receiving all distinctions available. During the 2022/2023 school year, Mr. Outram is focused on building on the academic success from the previous year, instilling a love for reading in all students and building community by focusing on social emotional skills.Continue Reading
Deshanta Gooden began her educational career in the Shelby County School District in 2013 as an eighth-grade teacher in Memphis, Tennessee. Ms. Gooden spent six years teaching within the Shelby County School district, the Achievement First Network, and Aspire Public Schools network before accepting her first Assistant Principal position with Journey Community Schools. Over the next two years, Ms. Gooden served as an Assistant Principal managing Math, SPED, and Science. In Summer 2021, Ms. Gooden relocated to Fort Worth, Texas, and joined IDEA Public Schools as a Principal in Residence, then became the first successor Principal of IDEA Achieve College Prep in December of 2021.
Her educational experiences have afforded her the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of people to meet the common goal of increasing student achievement and well-being. Her educational philosophy is based on her uncompromising belief that all students can learn, given a positive learning environment, strong and knowledgeable leadership, a committed and focused educational team, an encouraging community, and a supportive family. All of which, thrive at Achieve CP. Ms. Gooden has received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Middle Tennessee State University. She returned to Columbia University, Teachers College where she practiced in the Summer Principal’s Academy in 2018.Continue Reading