IDEA Bassett Campus 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.
The next step in joining IDEA is completing a paper application or submitting it online via STREAM. You may choose to apply to multiple IDEA Jacksonville schools and submit one application per child. Any family can submit an application at any time.
At IDEA Jacksonville, we will host one lottery event to randomly select students to fill spots for the school year. During the lottery, applicants in each grade level offered will be selected at random and placed on a lottery–ordered applicant roster.
The date of the Jacksonville Lottery is:
1. February 19, 2022
Patricia Jackson is a passionate believer of late Rita Pierson’s motto: “Every student deserves a champion”. She is a proud graduate of Bethune Cookman University, graduating with a degree in Exceptional Student Education and Varying Exceptionalities and later receiving her master’s in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Her teaching career began as a reading teacher at a Title 1 school in Broward County Public Schools. There she championed for the most critical and vulnerable students and was successful in showing tremendous reading growth.
Her next ventures led her to a School Reading Coach then-District Literacy Specialist working with several Title I schools at Duval County Public Schools, Jacksonville before becoming an Assistant Principal for 5 years. Her leadership was crucial in helping the school gain and maintain an “A” status for 3 consecutive years. In 2020, she joined IDEA Public Schools as a Principal In Residence. Excelling in several leadership roles, Patricia ensured the overall success of the Academy and was named the proud Founding Principal of IDEA Bassett Academy, Jacksonville, FL. She is excited to lead and lay a strong foundation for future IDEA scholars. She is a loving wife, mother of three kids, and recently adopted a beautiful daughter to her family. They enjoy traveling and spending time with extended family.
Katoya L. McCaskill is a firm believer in the adage that “It takes a village to raise a child.” She is a Mississippi Delta native and a proud graduate of Tougaloo College where she earned B.A. in History and later a master’s degree in educational leadership from Northcentral University. She spent her time in the classroom teaching multiple subjects to 5th and 6th grade students in Title 1 schools on the Northwest side of Jacksonville, Florida. While in the classroom, she was a part of instructional teams that grew students exponentially in reading and in math through targeted interventions.
She soon moved into various levels of school leadership including grade team leader, testing coordinator, and eventually Curriculum and Testing Administrator. While serving as Curriculum and Testing Administrator she helped to strategically lead Somerset Preparatory Academy move from a “D” to a “B” and Somerset Eagle Academy move from a “B” to an “A” during the 2018-2019 school year. In 2020, she joined IDEA Public Schools to champion its mission of College and AP for all as a Principal in Residence. Through her residency, she showed that she is prepared to lead a school of her own and was given the honor of being named the Founding Principal of IDEA Bassett College Prep. Ms. McCaskill has dedicated her career to creating school communities that not only provide strategic academic support but invests in growing the whole child. She is thrilled to enter this next phase of leadership with the support of the Jacksonville Regional Team and the IDEA Bassett Lead Team. She is a proud daughter and aunt to two nephews and one niece.
Jessica moved from Miami to Jacksonville, FL at a young age and attended Duval County Public Schools. She is a proud graduate from South University, where she obtained a degree in Health Science. Jessica has worked over 12 years in the operations field in private and charter schools in the Jacksonville community. Some roles she has held are Administrative Assistant, Bus Driver, Front Office Coordinator, School Operation Coordinator, and Dean of School Operations. Jessica is proud to join IDEA and to uphold its mission, core values, and focus of sending 100% of scholars to and through college. Jessica is dedicated to continuing to build connections and serve the community of Jacksonville.
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