IDEA Bridge 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 Special Programs team provides resources, training, and support for all campuses that service students who are English Language Learners (ELL) and/or receive 504, Homebound, Dyslexia, or Special Education services. Additionally, we provide resources, training, and support for the Response to Intervention (RtI) process and for campuses that service students who receive a specialized remedial curriculum for additional academic support.Special Programs at IDEA
Dhiyaa-ud-Deen Abdullah is a native of Raceland, Louisiana. Mr. Abdullah holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Southern University & A&M College.
Dhiyaa-ud-Deen uncovered his purpose and passion for education while a student at Southern, where he served as a mentor with Upward Bound, educational specialist for Operational Pathways, and mentor with Big Buddy. Upon completion of his bachelor’s degree, Mr. Abdullah completed his teacher certification through teachNOLA; TNTP-The New Teacher Project, where he was awarded with the Golden Apple for Excellence in Teaching. In 2015, Mr. Abdullah began his teaching career in New Orleans, at Langston Hughes Academy, where he learned the importance of school culture and the power of building genuine and authentic relationship with students. In 2016, he relocated to Baton Rouge where he joined Baton Rouge Bridge Academy and served as a first and second grade teacher and as an Instructional Coach for Math. In 2017, Mr. Abdullah accepted the opportunity to advance his skills in Instructional Leadership and Coaching through Relay’s National Principals Academy Fellowship, where he graduated with distinction. In addition, Mr. Abdullah was a fellow in The Leadership Team Collaborative (LTC) with News Schools for Baton Rouge. In 2018 Baton Rouge Bridge Academy merged with IDEA Public Schools which birth IDEA Bridge Academy. Mr. Abdullah then served as Principal in Residence from 2019-2020 prior to severing as acting Principal of IDEA Bridge Academy in 2020. From starting his career as a teacher, then Instructional Coach, then Principal in Residence, and to now, Principal, Mr. Abdullah has proven his committed to the students, families, and community of Baton Rouge. Mr. Abdullah aims to ensure that every child is provided an equitable and quality education through the usage of culturally relevant pedagogy that promotes excellence in both academic performance and socio-emotional wellness.
Debricca Webster is a native of Alexandria, LA, and the proud mom of two intelligent young men. She began her career in education in 2007 in Rapides Parish. She began her career with IDEA in 2017 as a Founding Teacher Fellow. As a Fellow, Debricca trained under leaders at IDEA Frontier College Prep, in Brownsville, TX. She continued her journey the following year by returning to Baton Rouge as the Interventionist and Founding member of the lead team. At her time at IDEA Bridge CP, she has also served as Assistant Principal of Instruction and Principal in Residence.
As an Interventionist, Ms. Webster led students to close reading gaps and supported with aligning intervention strategies across our Southern Louisiana campuses. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant Principal of Instruction and coached teachers to improve student outcomes that led to IDEA Bridge CP meeting organizational goals. In her role as Principal in Residence, she worked to ensure that Bridge CP founding students are ready to tackle high school. Ms. Webster earned her Bachelors in Business Management and Masters in Education from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA. As Principal, she is committed to continuing with placing students on a path to get To and Through College. She will lead IDEA Bridge CP with the focus on the following campus priorities: high academic expectations, social-emotional well-being, and building community beyond the classroom.
Mrs. Terrance is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Education and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Southern University A&M College. Katrice has always had a passion and love for educating children throughout the Baton Rouge community, where she encouraged her students to strive for excellence.
Mrs. Terrance began her career in education with East Baton Rouge School System. Her 10 years serving students and fellow educators laid the foundation for her mission to inspire and encourage other families to value education and to volunteer time in the schools and in the community. In 1999, Katrice began working with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge as a Program Director. Katrice was promoted to Director of Operations at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge. As Director of Operations, she oversaw over seventy staff members, nine elementary school sites, a middle school site and a high school location. She also acted as a parent liaison between her staff and board members. She is an advocate for the students she serves. Her goal is to enable all young people especially those who need assistance the most to become responsible, caring and productive citizens in their respective communities. Mrs. Terrance pressed upon on her students the importance of academics, character, leadership skills and healthy lifestyles. For her tremendous efforts she was recognized as Mississippi and Louisiana Area Council Professional of the year in 2018. Ms. Terrance joined the IDEA Bridge Team and Family as the APO in 2018. Katrice Terrance is committed to IDEA Bridge to ensure 100% of the scholars get to and through a four-year college or university. She understands and is dedicated to making a difference and positively impacting in the lives of our children and families. She is married to Brandon Terrance Sr. They have three wonderful children, Jasen, Justyce, and Brandon Jr.
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