IDEA Alamo 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
Ana Treviño-Garza was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. With the help and support of her parents she attended the University of Texas Pan-American and received her bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Bilingual Education in December 2004.
Prior to joining IDEA Public Schools Ana worked for Weslaco ISD as a 4th and 5th grade math, and science TAKS teacher. Her passion for ensuring student success was evident in her students’ TAKS results year after year, achieving results in the high 90th percentile. Ana’s passion to close the academic achievement gap was the encouragement she needed to continue her education and pursue a Masters degree at the University of Texas Pan American. She graduated in 2008 with a Masters in Bilingual Education with a specialization in mid management. in 2010, Ana Garza joined IDEA Academy Alamo, it’s founding year, as the Spanish Enrichment teacher and Kinder Interventionist. Throughout the year she worked diligently to ensure students met their academic goals. Her talent was immediately recognized and in 2011 she was named principal of IDEA Alamo. As principal she has assured her students achieve mastery. Ana married Harvey Garza Jr. in 2002 and they have two beautiful children, Emma Faith Garza 6 years old and Micah Josiah Garza 2 years old. The Lord and her family are her foundation, and the reason for her success.Continue Reading
Mayra’s career with IDEA Public Schools began in 2010, as a founding staff member at IDEA College Prep Alamo. She was the ELA Interventionist for 6th and 9th grades. Working with fellow teachers, she established and implemented interventions that consisted of strategic groupings to address students’ academic gaps.
As a result of hard work and dedication, ICP Alamo earned the state rating as a Recognized Campus with TAKS. In 2011, Mayra became the school’s AVID Coordinator. As such she implemented and established a campus AVID site team and spear headed community service projects with 9th and 10th grade students to promote citizenship among the student body. By the end of the 2011-2012 school year, IDEA College Prep Alamo was one of six IDEA schools recognized as an AVID Accredited High school. IDEA College Prep Alamo continued to foster Mayra’s development in and outside the classroom and by the 2012 – 2013 school year she was named the Assistant Principal of Instruction for high school. She remained in this role for three years and had the additional responsibilities of serving as the ELA instructional coach, ELL campus coordinator, and overseeing interventions among other duties. In the course of these years, her focus on writing became a priority; which led to the creation and implementation of the Writing Academy for 9th grade students. The initiative was piloted over the course of a semester and the gains students demonstrated gave way to the launch of the Practical Writing class. The need for foundational writing skills at an early start was evident in these students’ growth, not only in their STAAR EOC scores, but in ACT and AP course results as the years progressed. By the end of the 2015 school year she had finished her first year as a Principal in Residence (PIR) at IDEA College Prep Alamo, having seen the number AP Scholars increase. Mayra spent the fall semester of 2016 as PIR at IDEA Quest Academy and was recently interviewed and selected by regional leadership and a panel of teachers and leaders at IDEA Alamo to lead this campus to continued greatness.Continue Reading