IDEA Ewing Halsell

Proudly serving the parents, families and students of San Antonio, Texas.

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IDEA Ewing Halsell 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.


Year Founded


Students Currently Enrolled

Pre-K – 10

21-22 Grade Levels


Campus Leaders

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Pam Ray

Principal, IDEA Ewing Halsell Academy

Ms. Pam Ray joined IDEA in the summer of 2014, but her education career spans more than 25 years – her expertise and experience are world-class, and it shows in the work she has accomplished at IDEA Monterrey Park Academy as both an API and PIR.

Pam has served as a curriculum director, curriculum writer, district coordinator for various contents including Special Programs, consultant, and of course, a high-performing teacher. Pam is truly passionate about the work of educating children, and she has shown the capacity to positively influence students from pre-kindergarten all the way through high school. 

“I have lived in the San Antonio area since 4th grade and have a great sense of loyalty to the communities, families and children in our region,” said Pam.  “Serving as principal of a central Texas IDEA campus allows me to lead a powerful movement in San Antonio that gives hope to our children for a bright future.” 


William Chermak

Principal, IDEA Ewing Halsell
College Prep

Since joining Teach For America in 2010 as a corps member in San Antonio, Mr. William Chermak has been a relentless advocate for students and a standout educator. Recognized for his efforts as a teacher leader by San Antonio ISD from 2010-2013, Will also successfully coached incoming Teach For America corps members during the Summer Institute of 2013. 

Since joining the team at IDEA South Flores College Prep, William has demonstrated the ability to coach and lead teachers to tremendous results.

“I want to build a school that impacts the community in a way that they have never seen before,” said William.  “I see the schools around my house, and their ratings, and that is unacceptable for my children. This will also become unacceptable for the children in my community as I show them what is possible.” 

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marcus McCarty

Assistant Principal of Operations,
IDEA Ewing Halsell