IDEA Rundberg

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

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IDEA Rundberg 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 – 12

22-23 Grade Levels


Campus Leaders



Principal, IDEA Rundberg Academy

Allison previously worked as a Director of Leader Development for IDEA and trained IDEA Austin’s principals in their residency year. Before she joined the network, Allison was an elementary school principal in Los Angeles and a reading teacher and dean in New Jersey. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts with a degree in EnglishAllison moved to Austin to be closer to family and loves the city. She is proud to serve the students and families of the Rundberg community.  

Taylor Nichols

Taylor Nichols

Principal, IDEA Rundberg College Prep

With a BA in History from Princeton University and a Master’s in Educational Leadership, Teachers College – Columbia University, Taylor Nichols knows children are not currently getting the education they deserve and strives to change this.  This is especially true for students of lesser means which in Austin, Texas, means east of the I-35 freeway.  Taylor is committed to IDEA because the schools have proven that the status quo does not have to persist.  He is proud to work for an organization that maintains high expectations for students and is changing the trajectory of their lives.  

Taylor Metting

Taylor Metting

Assistant Principal of Operations, IDEA Rundberg

Mr. McCarty started his professional career as a business-man in Corporate America working for Procter & Gamble. After a few years of working for Corporate America, he realized his passion and purpose was within the field of Education which has led him to IDEA Public Schools. He passionately cares about helping to be a positive influence for K-12 scholars to ensure they have the opportunity to live the future they imagine without limitations. He is a champion for Diversity & Equity which is pivotal to ensuring the success of our students as well as working with parents and the community who all help to shape and empower our future leaders.

IDEA's 2022-23 Student Application is now live!

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