IDEA Hidden Meadow 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 Hidden Meadow is located at:
IDEA Hidden Meadow, 10138 Culebra Rd., San Antonio, TX 78251
Mark Ruth was born and raised in Corpus Christi, TX. With the support of his family, he attended Baylor University and received his bachelor’s in Anthropology and Forensic Science in 2007. Mark married Jennifer Ruth in 2012 and together have a 9-year-old rescue terrier named Murphy.
Prior to joining IDEA Public Schools, Mark worked for Corpus Christi ISD as a 6th and 7th grade Science Teacher. His passion for creating strong learning environment was evident as he was selected as a district-level model teacher for classroom management. Mark joined the IDEA team and family in 2011, serving as the 7th grade Science Teacher and Grade Team Leader at IDEA College Prep Alamo. Mark worked diligently to increase scholar achievement and the effectiveness of his team, earning Teacher-Leader of the Year for 2011-12. Through the development of IDEA’s leadership team, Mark became the Middle School Assistant Principal of Instruction, serving as the instructional coach for Science and Humanities. In 2014, Mark and his family moved to Idaho, but his dedication to closing the achievement gap in Texas remained his passion, resulting in Mark working remotely to support district Academic Counselors and also managing the 21st Century After School programming grant for 29 campuses in San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley. Through this work, more than 7,000 scholars gained access to high-level K-12 enrichment programming like mariachi, dance, theater, and creative arts. Moving back to Texas in 2018, Mark was eager to get back to serving scholars and families on campus and become a San Antonio Principal-in-Residence at IDEA Najim College Prep and IDEA South Flores College Prep. Through his work at both campuses, Mark worked relentlessly with the Math, Science, and Advanced Placement teams to close the achievement gap for all scholars. Mark is excited to be the Founding Principal at IDEA Hidden Meadow College Prep and is eager to build Hawk traditions together with scholars, family, and staff!Continue Reading
We are now accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year for Ohio, Florida, and the majority of Texas schools. Whether you are new to IDEA or have a new sibling coming to IDEA, be sure to submit your application.