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.
IDEA Bridge is located at:
1500 N Airway Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70815
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.