Proudly serving the parents, families and students of Tarrant County, Texas.

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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.


Year Founded


Students Currently Enrolled

K-3 & 6-7

Grade Levels


Campus Leaders

Kristin Olson

Founding Principal, IDEA Rise Academy

Originally from Chicago, IL, Kristin joined IDEA this year as a Principal-in-Residence. As a 1st Principal-in-Residence, she currently works at IDEA South Flores Academy in San Antonio. 

Prior to joining the PIR Program, Kristin had over 16 years of experience in education with a wide range of positions including special education teacher in New York City, Director of Special Education in Chicago and most recently an Elementary Principal in the Marshall Islands. Upon completion of the PIR program, Kristin will be the Founding Principal at IDEA Rise Academy in Fort Worth.

Nicholas Ditto

Founding Principal, IDEA Rise College Prep

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!

Marc Ybarra

Assistant Principal of Operations, IDEA Rise

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