IDEA Health Professions 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. This is IDEA’s first diverse by design school.
IGNITE students’ interests through exposure, problem solving, and fun.
EMPOWER our kids to be agents of charge.
Cultivate young people to LEAD.
IDEA Health Professions is located at
Austin, Texas 78721
Mrs. Jackson is a graduate of Houston Baptist University with a Bachelor’s of Music with a focus on Classical Opera. She is the mother of Memphis and Lola and the proud wife of Desmond Jackson and she cannot forget her pup, Chauncey! They live in the East Austin Community and love raising their family in the same community of the IDEA Health Professions. They love to be outdoors whether it is on Lady Bird Lake, on the trails or hanging out at the playground with their friends and their kiddos.
Mrs. Jackson started her teaching career as Kindergarten teacher at IDEA Rundberg and loved being a teacher and seeing students thrive with Reading and Math, at such a young age. Soon after becoming a Kinder Teacher, she became the Grade Team Leader and developed a love for leadership and working with teachers and to develop teachers. She then became a Founding Assistant Principal at IDEA Health Professions and is now the Principal in Residence here at IDEA HP Academy. She still has the honor of coaching teachers and leaders and making great relationships with families and our students!
Cameron Cook taught at the secondary level in a diverse number of settings including middle school Physics in Colorado, in the country of Bolivia as an AP Biology teacher, and Austin, his home since 2014.
He credits his high school Biology teacher for igniting his passion for Science and helping him get a full ride to Texas A&M in the Bio-Medical sciences program. Cameron went to Colorado through the Teach For America program where he also obtained a Masters degree in Education from the University of Colorado, Denver studying Leadership in Urban Education.
Cameron has completed three years in the principal residency program working alongside IDEA’s top performing principals.
Prior to joining IDEA Austin as a Principal In Resident in 2016, Cameron was one of the highest performing teacher-leaders at Eastside Memorial High School, consistently outperforming state and local high schools. Cameron has seen first-hand, and helped confront, the educational inequities in Austin, and could not be more excited to help many more students ignite their passion for science and the Health Professions.
Before joining IDEA Health Professions as APO in 2020, Wesley Kline taught middle school English and was an Assistant Principal in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
As a first-generation college graduate, Wesley is dedicated to IDEA’s mission of creating schools of excellence that create paths to lifelong opportunities for our students and families. Wesley’s high school English teacher ignited a love for language, communication, and learning in him that he carried to Virginia Tech where he received a Bachelor’s in Public Relations. Upon completion of his commitment as a Teach for America corps member, Wesley remained at his placement school and earned his Master’s in Educational Leadership and Principal Certification at the University of North Texas.