IDEA Riverview

Proudly serving the parents, families and students of Brownsville, Texas.

IDEA Riverview Rockets mascot

WHO WE ARE

IDEA Riverview 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.

2015

Year Founded

1354

Students Currently Enrolled

Pre-K – 11

Grade Levels

OUR CAMPUS

Campus Leaders

Radha Guajardo

Principal, IDEA Riverview Academy

Radha Guajardo was born and raised in Monterrey, N.L., Mexico. She graduated as a lawyer from Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in 1993; however, it was not until 2001 that she pursued her passion as an educator. 

Radha first joined IDEA Public Schools at our Frontier campus as a high school Spanish teacher in 2007. Afterwards, Radha went on to become an Assistant Principal in 2012 and a Principal in Residence in 2014. Her drive and love for education led Radha to become a Rhodes Scholar and complete Harvard’s Educational Leadership Program all in the same year.

In 2015, Radha went on to become the founding Academy Principal at IDEA Riverview, where she still serves today. Through her hard work and renowned leadership, IDEA Riverview Academy has set the performance standard across both our district and the state of Texas. Radha earned our Best Academy award for the 2017-2018 academic year. Likewise, the Education Results Partnership (ERP) has recognized Riverview Academy as a leader in student performance in Texas, and the ERP has named Riverview Academy to the 2018-2019 Texas State Honor Roll. Her dedication and passion for fostering future generations has surely empowered Radha with the abilities and goals to Close the Achievement Gap and better the community.

Her love extends beyond her community as she continues to serve God alongside her husband and two sons.

Adriana Ramos

Principal, IDEA Riverview College Prep

Mrs. Adriana Ramos was born and raised in Monterrey, N.L. México. Mrs. Ramos matriculated to the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León with a full scholarship. She graduated in 1991 from the School of Philosophy and Spanish Letters and obtained her bachelor’s degree in Pedagogy making her the first college graduate in her family.

Mrs. Ramos joined IDEA Frontier College Prep in 2009 with 12 years of experience in education, 9 of those as a Principal of a private school in Mexico. At IDEA Frontier Mrs. Ramos taught AP Spanish Language and Literature.  In her 1st year of teaching at IDEA, she received the honor of being named the 2010 Teacher of the Year. As an AP teacher, she lead the district with the highest AP college credit awarded to seniors two years in a row. In 2010, she became the Spanish content leader and was responsible for developing a vertically aligned curriculum for existing Spanish courses and wrote the Spanish III curriculum for the district. In 2011 she was assigned to served as 12th grade Team Leader, and in 2012 she became part of the IDEA Frontier’s Instructional Lead Team when she was assigned to be the Spanish & Science Instructional Coach. Her unprecedented AP results were a contributing factor in having IDEA Frontier College Prep named and ranked in 2013 as the best High School in our District, number 11th in the state and number 60th in the nation by US News and World Reports.

For the 2013-2014 school year, Mrs. Adriana Ramos started as a Principal in Residence at IDEA Frontier College Prep. During that year she supported our teachers and students to achieve excellent results on the state exams. She was part of “Rhodes Fellowship,” a prestigious program, where she received the best training to become a school leader. Also, she attended the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University to develop her skills as a leader.  Mrs. Ramos traveled to New York City to observe the best charter schools and brought new ideas to our campus. She has adopted best practices that she acquired while in Harvard School of Education at IDEA Riverview College Prep.

IDEA Riverview College Prep was open in August 2015, with Ms. Adriana Ramos as a Founding Principal.  After its first year, IDEA Riverview College Prep earns five out of five Texas Education Agency distinctions under Ms. Adriana Ramos leadership. Ms. Ramos firmly believes that parental involvement is crucial in education. She developed Escuela para Padres, which its main purpose is to provide parents with the necessary skills to ensure the best environment at home for our Rockets. When walking the hallways at Riverview College Prep, the culture of high expectations and camaraderie is palpable by observing IDEA students demonstrate Team & Family through all their actions. Ms. Ramos goal for IDEA Riverview Students is to create a culture of unity and masters in creating individual relationships with all students and families.

Mrs. Ramos’ commitment to IDEA mission and culture facilitated her ability to invest parents, students, teachers and school leaders in creating a strong TEAM and FAMILY environment. Mrs. Ramos believes that everyone deserves respect, hope, and an opportunity to succeed and she models these beliefs on a daily basis by always willing to listen, understand, help and problem solve to assist others in meeting their goals.

Mrs. Ramos lives in Brownsville, with her husband Dr. Mario Valades where together, they raise their daughter Elizabeth, who is a proud IDEA Frontier graduate. Her daughter now belongs to a class of 2020 at the University of Texas at Austin.  They love to travel as a family and enjoy the blessings of time spent with family and friends.

Rolando Salas

Assistant Principal of
Operations, IDEA Riverview

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