IDEA Donna

We are an IB World School and also the flagship located in the Rio Grande Valley.

Who we are

IDEA Donna 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.

  • 2000 Year Founded
  • 1540 Students Currently Enrolled
  • K – 12 23-24 Grade Levels

Our Campus

IDEA Donna is located at:

IDEA Donna, 401 S. 1st St., Donna, Texas 78537

401 S. 1st St.
Donna, Texas 78537
(956) 464-0203


Campus Leaders

Sylvia Verdooren

Principal, IDEA Academy Donna

Sylvia Verdooren was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. She attended the University of Texas at San Antonio and received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems.

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Amanda Canales

Sr. Principal, IDEA College Prep Donna

Amanda Canales, an RGV native, began her journey as an educator when she became a part-time tour guide at the International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS) in 2008. During her time as a tour guide, she was able to explore her abilities and interests in teaching and realized this was her niche.

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Alberto Castillo

Sr. Assistant Principal of Operations, IDEA Donna

Alberto Castillo was born and raised in Rio Bravo Tamaulipas, Mexico. He immigrated to the United States in 1993. He attended the University of Texas Pan American and received a bachelor’s degree in International Business in 2007.

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