IDEA Rise 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.
Originally from Baton Rouge, LA Shayla McCray is a passionate educator with a proven track record of success. Shayla has served a launching Assistant Principal of Instruction and Principal in Residence with IDEA Public Schools in Tarrant County.
Prior to joining IDEA, Shayla has over 10 years of experience in education. She has served as a Dean of Students, Grade Level Team Lead teacher, 2nd, 3rd and 5th grade teacher. Shayla is passionate about serving students and providing an equitable and safe environment conducive to learning. Shayla is very excited to serve as the principal of IDEA Rise Academy and looks forward to serving scholars and families for the years to come.Continue Reading
Nicholas Ditto is a passionate educator who is driven to ensure that all students, no matter their background, receive a high-quality education that empowers them to attain the career of their dreams!
He began his educational career as a 7th and 8th grade science teacher and then transitioned to high school where he taught chemistry, physics, and reading intervention. During his summers, he worked for Teach For America where he trained new teachers and provided them with the knowledge and skills needed to become effective leaders in the classroom. For the past two years, he has worked for IDEA Public Schools as a Principal in Residence where he has helped run schools in the Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio. He is excited to launch IDEA Rise College Prep as the founding principal in the Fall of 2019!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.