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2015 ANNUAL REPORT CELEBRATING 15 YEARS


IDEA Public Schools is a growing network of Pre-K–12th grade public charter schools serving more than 24,000 students in 44 schools throughout the Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio, and Austin. IDEA is committed to preparing students for success in college and citizenship. We believe in College For All Children, and for the past nine years 100% of our graduating seniors have been accepted to college.

PRE-K - 12

GRADE LEVELS

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24,000

STUDENTS

44

SCHOOLS


TABLE OF CONTENTS ABOUT IDEA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

2

A LETTER FROM OUR CEO

4

CELEBRATING 15 YEARS

6

DISTRICTWIDE RESULTS

8

ORGANIZATIONAL GROWTH

10

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT RESULTS

11

FINANCIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL HEALTH

12

EXPENSE ANALYSIS

13

CAMPUS PROFILES

14

FUNDING SNAPSHOT

19

STRONG PARTNERSHIPS MAKE A DIFFERENCE

19

OUR DONORS

20

OUR LEADERS

28

CLOSING REMARKS FROM OUR CO-FOUNDER

31

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BUILDING ON SUCCESS As is my custom, this report is a letter in which I provide some highlights and challenges we’ve faced over the last year, and explain where we are heading as an organization. This year’s letter is a bit special as we are celebrate 15 years as a public charter school. Of course, IDEA was truly founded 17 years ago as part of the Donna Independent School District.

I quickly saw that operating as part of a school system wasn’t a good fit for my personality and style. More importantly, it was harder to ensure that we achieve our mission of sending our students to and through a college or university – the only way to prepare them to be productive, dynamic citizens. In 2000, we opened our doors with 150 students and 20 employees. The table below shows the extraordinary growth we’ve achieved since then. On average, we serve 2,000 new students each year – an average growth rate of 24%. Even in the years we grew slowly, we served 400+ new students. Some years we’ve grown much more explosively, increasing our student population, by 1,200+ or 131%. 50 Schools

Growth at IDEA Public Schools

2000

25,000 Students

2015

We’ve learned that growing is fairly easy. Running highquality schools that change the life trajectories for children from low-income homes is much more challenging. But, we have proven it’s possible. Our most notable success is our ability to maintain high growth and high quality. From what I have seen and know about the public charter school space, I can tell you that nobody has more effectively combined quality and scale as we have. Since our second academic year, our students’ test scores have outperformed state averages. This is inspite of the fact that nearly 25% of our students are new to IDEA each year. IDEA’s English Language Learner (ELL) population is large, 88% of IDEA scholars are from lowincome communities and our rate of students qualifying

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for Special Education services is 4.7%. Given this, we still consistently outperform state averages for all children. In the 8 short months we get to work with these students before exams are administered in the Spring, we are helping these children make significant academic gains through rigorous instruction, carefully designed intervention and personalized learning, and a relentless commitment to excellence. State exams are important, but they are just one narrow measure of performance. When we look at other benchmarks, we can see that our students’ achievements are on the rise, but there is still room for improvement. For example, ACT scores are at an IDEA all-time high, though lower than they need to be for our students to be competitive with their more affluent peers when applying to college. The percentage of IDEA students taking the most challenging courses in high school-AP and IB courses-is also higher than before and still climbing. We’ve shown time and again that when you challenge students to take the most rigorous courses, they will rise to meet those expectations. Sadly, too few students in this country are challenged. In Texas, the mean score for all AP exams administered in May 2015 is a 2.48. Moreover, of the low-income student population in Texas merely 43.9% of them passed an AP exam with a 3 or higher (Class of 2013). At IDEA we are proud to boast that 89% of our current seniors have passed at least one AP course with a score of a 3 or higher. However, ACT scores and AP achievements do not fully demonstrate our students’ growth, ambitions, and character. College entrance and completion rates are one of our most important measures. IDEA excels at making college access a reality. Most notably, the first two graduating classes achieved a college success rate that is near the 77 percentile success rate of children from the wealthiest 25% of families and almost 7 times the rate of children from the poorest 25%. How are we able to reach these accomplishments for all students in the challenged communities we serve?


A LETTER FROM OUR CEO If we’re not simply getting smarter or more motivated, and it’s not getting easier to teach students, what accounts for the radical success? It’s sounds cliché, but the answer is our people. Specifically, our teachers and principals. It begins at the principal level-a great principal can be a solution to all of the problems and challenges that occur in a given year (and there are many), and great leaders are a magnet for other remarkable people, namely teachers. Because excellence doesn’t happen by accident, we put significant energy and resources into our leadership development program, the Principal in Residence program, where a rising principal spends a minimum of one year training before earning the chance to lead a school. This year allows our future Principals to learn IDEA’s culture, curriculum, and the leadership skills necessary to run a school of their own. Since the program launched in 2013, 47 Principals in Residence have been hired. 22 of them have since gone on to launch their own IDEA school. In fact, all six principals leading our newest schools completed the Principal in Residence program. Because our people are the backbone of our growing organization, we have made incredible investments in them. Last year we increased teacher salaries. Our goal was, and will continue to be, to pay our teachers the highest salary in the region in which they operate. While we cannot make the same commitment to all IDEA employees, I can assure that we go through great lengths, including, but not limited to working with the nation’s best compensation analysts, to ensure we are paying our people competitively for the incredible work they do each day for our students. While investing in our people comes with a price, we’re pleased to be able to offer competitive pay and maintain our status as a financially stable organization. For the past 8 years, we have managed our budget to a surplus. This is no simple feat and one that I’m proud we’ve been able to do year over year. This is important because, as a school network, our strong financial health and operating with a surplus allows us to be able to acquire the funds necessary for our ambitious growth plans.

Last year brought great success in college entry and matriculation. There are still things we can do, however, to ensure our students are not only academically, but emotionally and financially prepared for college. We have made small gains, such as significantly increasing our high school students access to College Summer Away programs (204 participants last summer), but it will be some time before we see the benefits of this program. We’ve been able to increase access to these opportunities for our students in great part due to philanthropy. That same philanthropy allows us to extend Give Me 5 emergency loans and scholarships to students, but there are gaps we can not always close for all of the alumni who request assistance. Academically, we recognize that one significant area of growth at IDEA is our students ability to write high-quality compositions and analyze text. Our early elementary model allows our students to gain fundamental language and mathematics mastery, but we must challenge our students to write more, create high-quality writing prompts, and encourage our teachers to do more individual conferencing with students. We have seen an increase in the frequency of writing and conferencing with our IDEA Authors initiatives. But, all of this – the challenges and the triumphs – is eclipsed by what we are poised to do in the future. Our plans for next year and the tens of years following that, would not be possible if it were not for the strong results we have accomplished to date and the learnings along the way. IDEA Public Schools is looking ahead to 2016 and beyond. We will open new schools, serve more students, and develop new regions. IDEA will pioneer new programs and expand groundbreaking initiatives. Most importantly, we will continue to prove what’s possible for our students, and students everywhere, each and every day. Enjoy this year’s Annual Report. Carpe Diem,

And, while it’s been a remarkably successful year, we are humbled to have learned from unforeseen challenges we faced this year that we had not faced before. For the first time in IDEA’s history, we did not have a facility open on time. IDEA Carver’s state-of-the-art College Prep campus was set to open in August. Due to the selected construction company filing for bankruptcy and non-typical Texas weather, the campus was not, and is still not, complete. Our San Antonio Team & Family has made it work with IDEA Eastside housing our IDEA Carver College Prep students for the year. We anticipate our IDEA Carver College Pre students will step foot on their new campus in August of 2016.

Tom Torkelson Founder and CEO

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CELEBRATING 15 YEARS In March of 2015, IDEA turned 15 years old. It’s amazing to reflect on the past decade and a half and realize that an after-school program founded by two passionate educators has turned into a network of 44 schools throughout the state of Texas.

2009

2001  1998

Tom Torkelson and JoAnn Gama start a small after-school program through Donna ISD.

IDEA relocates from the First Baptist Church to its new school site thanks to land donors, Charles and Carolyn Bell.

2000

IDEA opens its first school in Donna, Texas serving 150 students.

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2005

IDEA launches its first ambitious expansion plan titled the “2012 Plan” with a goal to operate 22 schools (#SpoilerAlert: We opened 24!).

2007 

2006

IDEA’s first graduating class sends 100% of seniors to college.

IDEA opens two new campuses: IDEA Quest and IDEA Frontier.

 2008

IDEA opens the first of its nationallyrecognized IDEA Farms.

IDEA receives the H-E-B Excellence in Education Award for Best Small School District in the State of Texas.


2011  2009

Tom Torkelson is featured in TIME Magazine as TFA founder Wendy Kopp’s pick for the 100 most influential global citizens.

2010

JoAnn Gama is named to President Barack Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

IDEA Donna named 13th Best High School in Nation by U.S. News & World Report.

2012

IDEA wins the prestigious Race to the Top District Grant with an award of $29M.

2014 

2013

IDEA launches the Healthy Kids Here program with the goal of becoming the healthiest school district in the nation

IDEA’s leadership development program collaboration with PSJA through the i3 grant is featured in The Huffington Post.

2015

All eligible IDEA high schools rank among the top 1% in the nation per U.S. News & World Report and The Washington Post.

 2016

IDEA announces its next expansion plan. #100000KidsBy2022

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DISTRICTWIDE RESULTS

2014-15 ACCOUNTABILITY TEA INDEX RATINGS Year over year IDEA Public Schools students outperform their regional and statewide peers. 2015 was no different. We are pleased to share our academic results with you which show that, once again, IDEA’s curriculum is preparing our students for success on the road to college.

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT | INDEX 1

STUDENT PROGRESS | INDEX 2

83%

44%

IDEA

77%

TEXAS SCHOOLS

IDEA

37%

TEXAS SCHOOLS

CLOSING PERFORMANCE GAPS | INDEX 3

POST-SECONDARY READINESS | INDEX 4

49%

87%

IDEA

40%

TEXAS SCHOOLS

PERFORMANCE UPDATE According to the TEA Index Ratings, IDEA Public Schools met standard for every accountability rating.

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IDEA

75%

TEXAS SCHOOLS


DISTRICTWIDE RESULTS

DISTRICTWIDE RESULTS READ ABOUT STUDENT PERFORMANCE ON SPECIAL SUBJECTS. IDEA LEVEL II

IDEA LEVEL III

STATE LEVEL II

STATE LEVEL III

100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10

Level III – 2% Level II – 53% RIO GRANDE VALLEY Level III – 7% Level II – 73% AUSTIN Level III – 5% Level II – 66% STATE Level III – 5% Level II – 83% IDEA ENGLISH II Level III – 8% Level II – 62% SAN ANTONIO Level III – 4% Level II – 50% RIO GRANDE VALLEY Level III – 13% Level II – 70% AUSTIN Level III – 8% Level II – 63% STATE 10% Level III – 29% Level II – 79% 91% IDEA SAN ANTONIO ENGLISH I Level III – 18% Level III 17% II –– 85% II – 92% RIOLevel GRANDE VALLEY SAN ANTONIO Level III – 34% Level – 93% 10% Level III II – Level II – 86% AUSTIN RIO GRANDE VALLEY Level III – 28% Level – 91% 27% Level III II – Level II – 94% STATE AUSTIN Level III – 34% Level – 97% 18% Level III II – LevelIDEA II – 92% U.S.STATE HISTORY Level LevelIII III––27% 4% Level II – 98% 65% IDEA SAN ANTONIO BIOLOGY

ALGEBRA

BIOLOGY

ENGLISH I

ENGLISH II

U.S. HISTORY

IDEA Level II Level III

IDEA Level II Level III

IDEA Level II Level III

IDEA Level II Level III

IDEA Level II Level III

STATE Level II Level III

STATE Level II Level III

STATE Level II Level III

STATE Level II Level III

STATE Level II Level III

88% 25% 81% 21%

98% 27% 92% 18%

79% 10% 63% 8%

83% 5%

66% 5%

97% 34% 91% 28%

REGIONAL PERFORMANCE AS DESIGNATED BY TEA * REGION 13 (AUSTIN) Level II Level III

REGION 13 Level II Level III

REGION 13 Level II Level III

REGION 13 Level II Level III

REGION 13 Level II Level III

REGION 1 (RGV) Level II Level III

REGION 1 Level II Level III

REGION 1 Level II Level III

REGION 1 Level II Level III

REGION 1 Level II Level III

REGION 20 (SA) Level II Level III

REGION 20 Level II Level III

REGION 20 Level II Level III

REGION 20 Level II Level III

REGION 20 Level II Level III

85% 28% 76% 17%

78% 18%

94% 27% 86% 10% 92% 17%

70% 13% 50% 4%

62% 8%

73% 7%

53% 2%

65% 4%

93% 34% 85% 18%

91% 29%

* Regional performance data reflects all public school performance within the TEA designated regions.

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ORGANIZATIONAL GROWTH

NEW SCHOOL GROWTH This year marks our 15th anniversary, and we were proud to open the doors to ten new schools between August of 2014 to August of 2015

AUSTIN IDEA Rundberg Academy and College Prep

SAN ANTONIO IDEA Walzem Academy and College Prep IDEA Monterrey Park Academy and College Prep IDEA Eastside Academy and College Prep

RIO GRANDE VALLEY IDEA Weslaco Pike Academy and College Prep IDEA Riverview Academy and College Prep

ANNUAL REVENUE GROWTH RATE YEAR 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15

REVENUE $972,317 $1,179,030 $2,942,785 $4,651,819 $5,669,326 $6,906,146 $20,733,360 $28,675,327 $39,440,760 $63,201,898 $78,323,426 $102,493,850 $123,719,332 $170,650,700 $213,067,913

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% INCREASE --21% 150% 58% 22% 22% 200% 38% 38% 60% 24% 31% 21% 38% 25%

FACT In 2006, IDEA added two new campuses, IDEA Frontier and IDEA Quest. Today, IDEA Public Schools serves 44 schools and more than 24,000 students and still lives up to its name.


STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT RESULTS

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT RESULTS YEAR 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15

TEXAS 82% 85% 58% 68% 62% 67% 70% 72% 74% 77% 76% 77% 77% 77% 77%

IDEA 78% 89% 67% 75% 80% 86% 83% 80% 80% 88% 86% 82% 81% 82% 83%

COMPARISON +/-4% 4% 9% 7% 18% 19% 13% 8% 6% 11% 10% 5% 4% 5% 6% FACT In 1998, Tom Torkelson and JoAnn Gama made their way to the Rio Grande Valley as Corps members with Teach for America, where they launched IDEA Academy, an afterschool program. The program proved to be successful with a student pass rate on TAAS test scores upward of 97%. Student achievement results continue to be higher than the state average year over year.

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FINANCIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL HEALTH

FINANCIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL HEALTH

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

FACT

ASSETS CASH RECEIVABLES INVESTMENTS PREPAID ITEMS INVENTORY NET PROPERTY & EQUIPMENT

$124,134,958 $31,486,209 $134,675 $7,490,188 $71,508 $281,745,220

TOTAL

$445,062,758

LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS CURRENT LIABILITIES PAYROLL LIABILITIES LONG-TERM LIABILITIES NET ASSETS

$40,385,535 $9,684,810 $318,769,162 $76,223,251

TOTAL

$445,062,758

STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES REVENUES STATE FUNDING FEDERAL FUNDING GRANTS & GIFTS OTHER

$164,060,671 $37,189,008 $5,906,661 $5,911,573

TOTAL

$213,067,913

EXPENSES INSTRUCTIONAL & SCHOOL LEADERSHIP OPERATIONS ADMINISTRATION DEBT SERVICE

$112,657,923 $58,030,697 $12,359,754 $11,601,717

TOTAL

$194,650,091

GAIN ON DISPOSAL OF ASSETS LOSS ON EXTINGUISHMENT OF ASSETS

$6,667 $4,293,652

INCREASE IN NET ASSETS

$14,130,837

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In 2012, the U.S. Department of Education awarded IDEA $29 million as a part of the Race to the Top District grant. Today, the grant also supports IDEA’s Collegiate Summer Away Program that grants rising seniors funding for college-based summer programs, and several other education programs that support our scholars on their road to college.


EXPENSE ANALYSIS

EXPENSE ANALYSIS CAMPUS ADMINISTRATION 4% TRANSPORTATION 1%

DATA PROCESSING 2% DEBT SERVICE 6% FACILITIES 9%

FOOD SERVICE 4% PERSONNEL 56% GENERAL ADMINISTRATION 3%

INSTRUCTION & CURRICULUM 15%

AREAS 2014-15 (AUDITED) 2013-14 (AUDITED) $7,675,168 CAMPUS ADMINISTRATION 4% $8,754,613 6% $2,630,140 DATA PROCESSING 2% $1,266,579 2% $11,601,717 DEBT SERVICE 6% $15,617,850 7% $18,194,982 FACILITIES 9% $15,617,850 10% $8,106,404 FOOD SERVICE 4% $6,805,752 4% $6,279,582 GENERAL ADMINISTRATION 3% $5,526,906 4% $29,024,614 INSTRUCTION & CURRICULUM 15% $20,447,507 13% $109,251,027 PERSONNEL 56% $84,173,229 54% $1,886,457 TRANSPORTATION 1% $2,137,671 1%

TOTAL $194,650,091 100% $156,035,302 100%

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CAMPUS PROFILES

CAMPUS PROFILES RIO GRANDE VALLEY • SAN ANTONIO • AUSTIN

MET STANDARD

MET STANDARD

IDEA ALAMO

IDEA BROWNSVILLE

est. 2010 • Grades Pre-K-11 325 East FM 495, Alamo, Texas 78516 IDEA Rio Grande Valley

est. 2012 • Grades K-9 4395 Paredes Line Road, Brownsville, Texas 78526 IDEA Rio Grande Valley

IDEA Academy and College Prep Alamo had a fantastic year! Not only did the academy school earn every distinction from the TEA for which they were eligible, the college prep school maintained its T-STEM accreditation.

IDEA Academy and College Prep Brownsville met standard and all possible distinctions from the TEA. That’s not the only great thing happening, IDEA College Prep Brownsville is currently undergoing a rigorous process to become an IB authorized school to provide more academic opportunities for its high school students.

Ana Garza Principal Academy

Israel Ybarra Principal College Prep

Erica Matamoros Principal Academy

Marco Lopez Principal College Prep

MET STANDARD

MET STANDARD

IDEA ALLAN

IDEA CARVER

est. 2012 • Grades K-9 1701 Vargas Road, Austin, Texas, 78741 IDEA Austin

est. 2012 • Grades K-9 217 Robinson Place, San Antonio, Texas 78202 IDEA San Antonio

Our founding Austin campus finally moved into its permanent home in 2015. In addition to a world-class facility, students are receiving a world-class education. Last year, IDEA Allan College Prep met standard from the TEA.

Our founding San Antonio campus has a lot to be proud of. The entire campus met all academic standards and IDEA Carver College Prep received all possible distinctions from the TEA. They closed the year as the top performing IDEA campus in San Antonio.

Dr. Virginia Richter Principal (Interim) Academy

Alejandro Delgado Principal College Prep

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Guadalupe Diaz Principal Academy

Chang Yu Principal College Prep


CAMPUS PROFILES

CAMPUS PROFILES RIO GRANDE VALLEY • SAN ANTONIO • AUSTIN

MET STANDARD

MET STANDARD

IDEA DONNA

IDEA FRONTIER

est. 2000 • Grades K-12 401 South First Street, Donna, Texas 78537 IDEA Rio Grande Valley

est. 2006 • Grades K-12 2900 South Dakota, Brownsville, Texas 78521 IDEA Rio Grande Valley

Our flagship school, IDEA Academy and College Prep Donna, was recognized as one of the highest performing schools in this year’s national rankings compiled by U.S. News & World Report and The Washington Post. IDEA Academy and College Prep Donna also met standard from the TEA.

IDEA Frontier Academy and College Prep met standard and all possible distinctions from the TEA.

Rebecca Saldaña Principal Academy

Christina Cavazos-Escamilla Principal College Prep

IDEA Frontier College Prep was also recognized as one of the highest performing schools in this year’s national rankings compiled by U.S. News & World Report and The Washington Post.

Alex Anzaldua Principal Academy

MET STANDARD

Dora Villegas Principal College Prep

MET STANDARD

IDEA EDINBURG

IDEA MCALLEN

est. 2011 • Grades K-10 2553 Roegiers Road, Edinburg, Texas 78541 IDEA Rio Grande Valley

est. 2012 • Grades K-9 201 North Bentsen Road, McAllen, Texas 78501 IDEA Rio Grande Valley

IDEA Academy Edinburg was one of four IDEA schools identified by the TEA as a “High Performing” and “High Progress” Title I Reward School. IDEA Academy and College Prep Edinburg met standard and IDEA Academy Edinburg met all possible distinctions from the TEA.

IDEA Academy and College Prep McAllen met standard and all possible distinctions from the TEA. And, like IDEA Brownsville, IDEA McAllen College Prep is currently undergoing a rigorous process to become an IB authorized school to provide more academic opportunities for their high school students.

Nora Perez Principal Academy

Ramiro Gomez Jr. Principal College Prep

Cassandra Flores Principal Academy

Joán Alvarez Principal College Prep

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CAMPUS PROFILES

CAMPUS PROFILES RIO GRANDE VALLEY • SAN ANTONIO • AUSTIN

MET STANDARD

MET STANDARD

IDEA MISSION

IDEA PHARR

est. 2008 • Grades K-12 1600 South Schuerbach Road, Mission, Texas 78572 IDEA Rio Grande Valley

est. 2010 • Grades Pre-K-11 600 E. Las Milpas Road, Pharr, Texas 78577 IDEA Rio Grande Valley

IDEA College Prep Mission was recognized as one of the highest performing schools in this year’s national rankings compiled by U.S. News & World Report and The Washington Post. Both IDEA Academy and College Prep Mission also met standard from the TEA.

64 students at IDEA College Prep Pharr made IDEA history when they took and passed an AP Spanish exam in the 8th grade. 77% of the students scored a 4 or 5, a 5 being the highest score possible. Both IDEA Academy and College Prep Pharr also met standard from the TEA.

Marissa Falcon Principal Academy

Sonia Aguilar Principal Academy

Yvonne Anglada Principal College Prep

Claudia Ash Principal College Prep

MET STANDARD

MET STANDARD

IDEA MONTERREY PARK

IDEA QUEST

est. 2014 • Grades K-3,6-7 222 SW 39th Street, San Antonio, Texas 78236 IDEA San Antonio

est. 2006 • Grades K-12 14001 N. Rooth Road, Edinburg, Texas 78541 IDEA Rio Grande Valley

Great things are happening at IDEA Monterrey Park! This year, IDEA Monterrey Park College Prep met standard from the TEA. And, thanks to a grant from the USDA Office of the Assistant Secretary of Civil Rights, a garden is being added to promote learning and agriculture which students will have access to in the upcoming school year.

What a year- IDEA Quest Academy and College Prep met standard and IDEA Quest College Prep met all possible distinctions from the TEA.

Martha Short Principal Academy

Curtis Lawrence Principal College Prep

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But their success doesn’t end there! IDEA Quest College Prep was recognized as one of the highest performing schools in this year’s national rankings compiled by the U.S. News & World Report and The Washington Post.

Rosy Chapa Principal Academy

Jose Luis DeLeon Principal College Prep


CAMPUS PROFILES

CAMPUS PROFILES RIO GRANDE VALLEY • SAN ANTONIO • AUSTIN

MET STANDARD

MET STANDARD

IDEA SAN BENITO

IDEA SOUTH FLORES

est. 2008 • Grades K-12 2151 Russell Lane, San Benito, Texas 78586 IDEA Rio Grande Valley

est. 2013 • Grades K-4, 6-8 6919 South Flores Street, San Antonio, Texas 78221 IDEA San Antonio

IDEA College Prep San Benito was recognized as one of the highest performing schools in this year’s national rankings compiled by U.S. News & World Report and The Washington Post. Both IDEA Academy and College Prep San Benito also met standard from the TEA.

IDEA South Flores Academy and College Prep were one of the top rated IDEA schools in San Antonio by the TEA! The academy and college prep campus met standard and all possible distinctions possible from the TEA.

Patricia Noyola Principal Academy

Joel Garcia Principal College Prep

Hailey McCarthy Principal Academy

MET STANDARD

MET STANDARD

IDEA WALZEM

IDEA SAN JUAN est. 2009 • Grades K-12 200 N. Nebraska, San Juan, Texas 78589 (Academy) 600 E. Sioux Road, San Juan, Texas 78589 (College Prep) IDEA Rio Grande Valley IDEA College Prep San Juan set the bar high this year and was recognized as one of the highest performing schools in this year’s national rankings compiled by U.S. News & World Report. Both IDEA Academy and College prep San Juan met standard from the TEA.

Michael Wagner Principal Academy

Constantine Polites Principal College Prep

Andrea Lopez Fernandez Principal College Prep

est. 2014 • Grades K-3, 6-7 6445 Walzem Rd. San Antonio, Texas 78239 IDEA San Antonio IDEA Walzem Academy and College Prep were founded during the 2014-15 school year and now serve more than 700 IDEA scholars. IDEA Walzem closed out the school year with a bang by kicking off a summer program to help their students improve their reading and math skills.

Evan Yates Principal Academy

Dr. Khalil Graham Principal College Prep

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CAMPUS PROFILES

CAMPUS PROFILES

RIO GRANDE VALLEY • SAN ANTONIO • AUSTIN

MET STANDARD

IDEA WESLACO est. 2011 • Grades K-10 2931 E. Sugar Cane Drive, Weslaco, Texas 78596 IDEA Rio Grande Valley IDEA Academy and College Prep Weslaco met standard and IDEA Academy Weslaco met all distinctions possible from the TEA. IDEA Weslaco is also a proud GEAR UP grant recipient which allows them to provide scholars with college enrichment opportunities.

Jayne Pocquette Principal Academy

Leanna Sariñana Principal College Prep

MET STANDARD

This year, our seniors received a record number of acceptances to Ivy League, Tier 1 and Tier 2 colleges and universities, including four student acceptances to Harvard!

IDEA WESLACO PIKE est. 2014 • Grades K-3,6-7 1000 East Pike Boulevard, Weslaco, Texas 78596 IDEA Rio Grande Valley IDEA’s newest Weslaco college prep campus earned all distinctions possible from the TEA. In addition to providing strong academic support, this year IDEA Weslaco Pike scholars attended their first college field lesson!

Silvia Martinez Principal Academy

Nate Lowry Principal College Prep

We don’t just tell our students what is possible, we show them by hosting college field lessons at colleges and universities across the country. As a result, our students make informed decisions about what college or university they will attend.

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FUNDING SNAPSHOT

FUNDING SNAPSHOT

$852,627 Private Donations

+

$20,479,854

=

Public Revenue and/or Government Grants

$21,332,481 Total Funding

To view a full list of donors, turn to page 20.

$852,627

EVERY DONATION MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Private Donors

Did you know that private gifts make up 25% of our overall donations? During the 2014-15 year, private donors raised more than $852,627 for IDEA Public Schools.

$21,332,481 T O TA L D O N AT I O N S

Thank you to the many individuals who helped contribute to IDEA’s work this year.

$20,479,854

Other

STRONG PARTNERSHIPS MAKE A DIFFERENCE MIKE AND LORI RHODES DONATE $1+ MILLION TO IDEA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

For the past decade, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Rhodes’ generosity has provided land for a new school, a new playground, and so much more to support IDEA Public Schools’ mission of College For All. The Rhodes are two of the greatest champions of the IDEA mission. In addition to supporting IDEA financially or with property, the Rhodes donate their time to IDEA as active members of our regional boards in the Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio. Thank you, Mike and Lori, for all that you have done and all that you will continue to do for IDEA students.

Pictured from Left: The Rhodes Family: Nick Rhodes, Mike Rhodes, Lori Rhodes, Katy Rhodes, and Jon Rhodes.

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IDEA DONORS Thank you to all of our supporters. MULTI-YEAR COMMITMENTS Anonymous Carnegie Corporation of New York Charter School Growth Fund Choose to Succeed Ewing Halsell Foundation George W. Brackenridge Foundation Greater Texas Foundation Harvey E. Najim Family Foundation Deb and Rex Gore Karen and Tim Hixon Kern Family Foundation KLE Foundation Laura and John Arnold Foundation Mays Family Foundation Michael and Susan Dell Foundation

Mike and Lori Rhodes Texas Education Agency: 21st Century Cycle 8 Texas Education Agency: Educator Excellence Innovation Program Texas Education Agency: T-STEM Grant Texas Education Agency: TTIPS United States Department of Education: Carol M. White Physical Education Program United States Department of Education: Charter School Program United States Department of Education: GEAR UP United States Department of Education: Race to the Top District Grant Walton Family Foundation

GIFTS FROM $50K+

GIFTS FROM $5,000-9,999

The Broad Foundation Rhodes Enterprises, Inc. US Soccer Foundation

Anonymous Robert W. Baird and Baird Foundation Brownsville Public Utilities Board Buck Financial Advisors, LLC D. Wilson Construction Company H-E-B Grocery Company LP Hertz Furniture HKS Inc. J Campbell Murrell Fund Pedro J. Penalo MD LA Plains Capital Bank San Antonio Spurs Tegrity Contractors, Inc

GIFTS FROM $25K+ Michael & Louise Burke Mahle Family Foundation Webber Family Foundation

GIFTS FROM $10K+ East Wildlife Foundation David Handley & Family Janet Harman and Kent Mayes IBC Bank KENCON Constructors Lone Star National Bank William Martin: The 1845 Group The Raul Tijerina Jr Foundation RGV ProDirect San Antonio Area Foundation Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc Wells Fargo Bank

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GIFTS FROM $2,500-4,999 American Bus Sales Andrade Communications Angie Arismendi Austin Quality School Operators Project Communities Foundation of Texas David Earl & Megan Clay Abraham Galonsky Dolores B. Gonzalez Colby Hall and Benjamin Hill Alter Holand Kercheville Foundation Barbara and Bart Knaggs Lake Flato Architects, Inc Lawland Group Padgett Stratemann & Co. LLP Morgan Stanley DJ Stout


IDEA DONORS GIFTS FROM $1,000-2,499 Diana Flores Aguilar Andrews Kurth LLP Anonymous Mary and Jerry Bell Erica Isabel Benitez Cardenas Development Co, Inc Jana Rae Carter Cheryl Lynn Clark Construction Rent-A-Fence Inc. Copy Graphics, Inc Cynthia Patricia Cruz Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Frances Ferguson First Southwest Santos Fraga, Jr. JoAnn and Juan Gama Oziel Garcia Ana Arely Garza Elizabet Garza Kendal and Ken Gladish Samuel J. Goessling ImpactAssets Intersection Education: Kerry Moll Joeris General Contractor K12 Search Group John C. & Bonnie Korbell Judy and Alfred Lopez Magic Valley Electric Cooperative Erica Matamoros Melden & Hunt, Inc Herman Miller Jill Koehler and Alex Dominguez Sarojani Mohammed National Math and Science Initiative, Inc (NMSI) New Creation Christian Fellowship Sara and Rolando Posada Shelley Bishop Pridgen Project Management Services, Inc. RBC Capital Markets Renato E. Cardenas The Rollins M. and Amalie L. Koppel Foundation Frank Russell William Scanlan, Jr. Ana and Bill Stapleton Isabel Altagracia Strong Terracon Dr. Nina and Thomas Torkelson Wyatt J. Truscheit Uhl, Fitzsimons & Jewett UTPA Foundation Sharon Vaughn The Whitfield Company Leslie Elizabeth Whitworth Rachel Diane Willcutts Zachry Industrial, Inc.

GIFTS FROM $500-999 Heather Banczak John Bird Juan A. Carranza Chavez Irene Guadalupe Casares Elizabeth Marie Cavazos Christina M. Cavazos-Escamilla Adrian R. Correa Jessica S. D’Arcy Lauren H. Dutkiewicz Stan Erwin Melissa Angelica Estorga Roberta L. Fredenburg Marko Garafulic Gene Tackett Consulting Javier Gonzalez Cody Grindle Leanne Sasha Hernandez Sylvia S. Hinojosa Joe Hoffer Audrey Simmons Hooks James Anthony Kohn Reese B. Lockett, Jr. Griselda Lopez M. Rivas Food Store Steven Ramos Martinez Claudia Luna Meza Gloria & Phil Morales Steven Mudd Bellanira Nava Karen and Mike Novak Paramount Citrus & RollGiving Wes Pitts Matthew Randazzo Raul & Lorena Rodriguez Roger Roulett Nicholas Stephanus Larkin Wayne Tackett Aleisha Simone Taylor Terracon UBS Financial Services Inc Valerie Vargas Cardenas Dora Alisia Villegas GIFTS FROM $250-499 Olinda A. Almanza Imelda N. Alonso Carlos Alberto Alvarado Joan Sotero Alvarez Julia Bell Ambrose Yvonne A. Anglada Alex E. Anzaldua Guillermo Avilez, Jr. Sara C. Barajas Vanessa Segovia Barry Gloria Jesus Benavides Carmen Leann Boyer Dovie D. Boykins Michael Brack Rachel Anne Brown Charleen Joyce Bruggeman Diane Bryant

Ana B. Cameron Marisol Canchola Benigna Elizabeth Carcano Ashley Marie Cavazos Darlene Cavazos Esther Celestin Maria Angelica Chavez Victor M. Chavez, Jr. Jorge Paulino Chipres Castaneda Lauren and Scott Cook Randy Coreno Cristina Ann Correa Jennifer L. Corroy Crystal Cotti Cyrius Remodeling Delroy Allen Daley Leah Elizabeth Daniels Yolanda Davila Ricardo De Camps Bianca Liliana Delgado Marisela and Roberto Delgado Cameron Ervin-Dillard Angelita Valdez Escamilla Leevi Escobar Laura L. Espinosa Inelba Yanet Figueroa Cassandra E. Flores Michael Joseph Franco Maricela Gaona Azalia Lomas-Garcia Joel Garcia Moises Moreno Garcia Ricardo Chavez-Garza Donald Gladish Marissa Paula Gomez Adriana Isabel Gonzalez Doria Isela Gonzalez Maria Elena Gonzalez Marie Y. Gonzalez Rodrigus Kentavis Graham Khrystina Allyson Guajardo Nathan J. Henderson Adrian E. Hernandez Rebecca Noemi Hernandez Robert H. Weston Karthik P. Ilakkuvan Anne Jarvis Alihermy Jauregui Clare Kathryn Kane Dustin T. Kipp Helen Soto Knaggs Kelly Lynn Knight Elizabeth and Christopher Kramer Debbie De La Rosa Karen Philbrook Leary Steven Lenny Travis Wallace Lester Pedro Abraham Lopez, Jr. Nathan C. Lowry Antonio L. Guevara, Jr. Loryn Ashley Macias Dee Dee Marie Bermea

Kathleen Christy Martin Freddie Martinez Maria Guadalupe Medina Gomez Merck Foundation Tania Morales Matthew Lawrence Mueller Leroy Nellis Amanda Leah Nelson Shropshire Katie and Patrick O’Brien Sandra Olvera Lisa Owens Tracy La Quey Parker Michelle Renee Payton Albert Lee Perez Alma Nora Perez Constantine Peter Polites Karen J. Quiroga Raba Kistner Consultants, Inc. Christian Lizzette Ramirez Cassie Reyes Celina Reyna Rio Grande Valley Partnership Foundation Marlon I. Rios Alma Patricia Rodriguez Carolina Rodriguez Rollgiving Juan J. Ruiz Mark D. Ruth Erica and Victor Saenz Rolando Salas Rebecca R. Saldana Javier Sanchez Lindsey Price Schaefer Sarah Alicia Solis Estrella Medina Sotelo Lynda Angela Soto Stephanie Michelle Stokes

Tabitha Ann Strong Jane Ellen Suarez Morgan and Jane M. Talbot Jonathan Louis Tyrrell Humberto Valdez Valley Regional Medical Center Criselda Valdez Villarreal David J. Wagner Maura Siobhan Walsh Candice Westrup Christian Edward Wilcox Hope Shedrick Williams Seth Winick Isaac D. Yanes Mayra Alejandra Yepez-Uribe Zeynep Young Dawn and Eric Ziehe GIFTS FROM $1-249 Jessica A. Vasquez Jose A. Castillo Nereida A. Ybarra Sandy Abigail Abrego Araceli Acevedo Ricardo Acevedo, Jr. Jennifer L. Aceves Jose Roberto Acosta Norma Acosta Roxann Acuna Veronica C. Aguas Jesus David Aguilar Judith Alexandra Aguilar Mary Helen Aguilar Rosa I. Aguilar Sonia Yvette Aguilar Yanira Aime Aguilar Zanyace Quetzcemany Aguinaga Olga L. Aguirre

MULTI-YEAR COMMITMENT HELPS FUND GROWTH OF IDEA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The Charter School Growth Fund (CSGF) is a long-time investor in IDEA, providing millions of dollars to support IDEA in closing the achievement gap and creating collegeready scholars and future community leaders. In 2012, the CSGF renewed their commitment to support IDEA’s expansion to grow to 60 schools by 2017. The CSGF makes very select investments in charter school management organizations that deliver outstanding academic results, while achieving sustainability on public revenues. IDEA is one of 40 members in the CSGF portfolio, chosen from a pool of over 375 applicants.

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IDEA DONORS

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GRANTS HELP PROMOTE EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION, EXCELLENCE AND EXPANSION The United States Department of Education has funded IDEA through multiple competitive federal grant programs including Race to the Top-District, GEAR UP, The Carol M. White Physical Education Program and The Charter School Program Replication and Expansion Grant.  IDEA is proud to represent educational innovation and excellence through the implementation of these programs.

GIFTS FROM $1-249 CONT. Edwin Jose Aguirre-Ortiz Brenda B. Alanis Elizabeth Alanis Juana Elisa Alanis Tomasa Alanis Natalie Michelle Alaniz Jessica Alba Bernice Aldama Evaristo Aldape, Jr. Lisa A. Pledger Juan Antonio Alejandro Marivel Loya Alejandro Janie Polett Alejo Araceli Dominguez and Alex Alfaro Yarrow Circle Allaire Kimberly R. Allen Minerva Allen Mercedes Sunshine Allgood May Alizandra M. Alonzo Ruben T. Alonzo, Jr. Crystal Ann Alvarado Diana Maria Alvarado Domingo Segundo Alvarado Gonzalo Alvarado Perla Paola Alvarado Sarah Yvette Alvarado Adriana Alvarez Ashley Janelle Alvarez Beatriz Alvarez Joel Perez Alvarez Julia Arlene Alvarez Leonides Alvarez Mary Ann Alvarez Mary Jane Alvarez Rodolfo Alvarez Rosalinda Alvarez Sandra Alvarez Yarisney Falcon Alvarez Angela Maria Alvarez Bolivar

Alberto Alvear Lilia Jean Alvear Veronica Alvear Grant Alvis Dora Lee Amaya Sarahi Manuela Amaya Anna Laura Amezcua Emily Ayuko Amoche Michael P. Anastasia Nancy Del Angel Chelsie Lee Ann Alejandro Jennifer Renea Ann Greathouse Susan Ansorge Rachel Anthony Rebekah Ashley Anthony Robert Anthony Jennifer A. Bocanegra Marleen Araiza Monica Anzaldua Araiza Aurora Guadalupe Arcos Criselda Rae Arellano Arlene Murua Arevalo Jeanette Ruby Arguelles Heather Theresa Arratia Crystal Arreola Luis Arreola Arturo Arriaga Yvonne Arzola Sharon Ann Ascott Claudia Monique Ash Lawrence Adam Attebery Monique P. Avila Reynaldo Avila III Pamela Awbrey Diana Isabel Ayala Elda Nayeli Ayala Mary Margaret Azubell William Giovanni Azucena Jessika Renae Bade Alberto C. Baez

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Blanca E. Baez Jessica Thalia Balboa Olga Liliana Balderas Yuri Anai Balderas Jose Luis Balderas, Jr. Aaron Neil Baldwin Cesia T. Bandala Dorelia Juarez Barajas Elizabeth J. Barajas Aaron Barbosa Carole L. Barnes Whitney H. Barnes Miriam K. Barreiro Angela Marie Barrera Jennifer Rahne Barrera Priscilla Ann Barrera Yuridia E. Barrera Sarah Nichole Barrera Galvan Christopher L. Basham Estevan Bautista Beacon’s Regina Michelle Bedoya Dejah Mackenzie Behnke Mallory I. Bellacosa Alban Benavides Carlos Omar Benavides Elias Benavides Martha Patricia Benavides Misael Benavides Lisa Marie Benavidez Erin Benson Anita Bermea Elsa Lidia Berrios Jill Marie Berry Nidhaben Bhakta Bisruti Bhatta Nicole Sheree Bills Sarah Ann Biniasz Grace Blancas Alma Edith Blanco Linda Jane Blood Imelda Bocanegra Lizeth Asalia Bocanegra Brynn Kathryn Bohannon Irene E. Bolainez Claudia Karina Bolanos Maria Elena Bonilla Michelle Bonilla Quincy Elifelet Bonilla Alejandra Borrego Astrid Estefania Borrego Erica Borrego Marco A. Borrego Christopher Borunda Ivan Del Bosque Courtney Boswell Danielle Christine Boyd Jasmine Nicole Bracy Anali Bravo Vanessa Edith Bravo Alejandra Margarita Breeden Wayne D. Brewington

Narcedalia Briseno Ahmad Drushane Brooks Jacqueline Nichole Broshears Deion Julius Brown Jennifer Brown Robert Jermaine Brown Valerie J. Brown Donna and Bryan Budak Thomas Burbridge, Jr. Emily Dale Burris Linda Marie Bustamante Silvia A. Bustamante Felipe Joel Butanda Mollie and Steve Butler Esmeralda Caballero Angela Michelle Cabrera Azusena Cabrera Carla Marcela Cabrera Yvonne Maldonado-Caceres Elizabeth Michelle Cain Magalie Calderon Lurae Caldwell Laura Calo Luis G. Camacho Uballe Melynda A. Camacho Berenice Camarena Lindsey Ann Campbell Ernesto Campos Michelle Campos Olga Lydia Campos Rosalinda G. Campos Amanda Canales Manuel Eloy Candanoza Abelardo Cano Sandra Cano Yessenia Cano Augustin J. Cantu Brenda Ana W. Cantu Cathryn S. Cantu Edmundo Cantu Edna T. Cantu Ernesto Cantu Esmeralda Cantu Flavia Cantu Graciela Bustillos Cantu Ingedia Sativie Cantu Jesus Cantu Kristine Dominic Cantu Luis D. Cantu Marco R. Cantu Mariza Aide Cantu Oscar V. Cantu Raul Cantu, Jr. Selena Cantu Sonia E. Cantu Susanna Gabriela Cantu Vanessa Cantu Velma Cantu Jeanine E. Capitani Seidy Capuchines Charles Michael Cardenas Jesus A. Cardenas

Juan Rene Cardenas Kisella Isabel Cardenas Jesus Cardona Ilsa Hinojosa Cardoza Cynthia Elena Careaga Maria Del Carmen Hernandez Ana Luisa Carmona Melinda Perez Caro Sue Carpenter Camilo Carranca Johnny J. Carranza Belinda Carreon Catherine Michelle Carreon Jennifer Hope Carrillo Courtney Brooke Carter Gregg L. Carter II Debbie Casares Mary T. Casarez Santiago Casiano IV Olga Casillas Oneida Casillas Maria Monica Casino West Antonia Castaneda Patricia Marie Castaneda Roxanna Castaneda Beatriz Issamar Castillo Corina Castillo Francesca Diane Castillo Francisco Castillo III Kimberly A. Castillo Luis A. Castillo Luisa Marie Castillo Marco Antonio Castillo Martin Yanez Castillo Olga Lidia Castillo Shirley Castillo Cayetano Castro, Jr. David Alfredo Castro David Castro Laura E. Castro Stephanie Marie Castro Vanessa Monique Castro Linda Marie Cavazos Lorrinda Renee Cavazos Norma Linda Cavazos Jahaziel J. Cavazos Gonzalez Belinda Cazares Isaac Cazares Magdalena C. Leal Julio C. Benaridez Gabriela Cepeda Eva B. Cerda Norma Jimenez Cerda Phillip A. Chairez Shyral D. Chaney Eduardo J. Chapa Leonor Chapa Rosa Chapa Victor Garcia Chapa Richard R. Charles Cristella Marie Chavez Desiree Jasmin Chavez


IDEA DONORS Diamantina Chavez Maria Cristina Chavez Maria G. Chavez Marisela Chavez William Matthew Chermak Bryant Anthony Chiu Katherine A. Christon Audrey Jo Cisneros Christina Cisneros Noe Cisneros, Jr. Elizabeth Corinne Cline Belen Closner Jeanette Clough Dana Renee Cohn Amy C. Molina Luis Heriberto Colon Rosario Colunga Lisa L. Colwell Joyce Ann Compton Maria del Consuelo Gonzalez Maria D. Contreras Liz Valeria Contreras Gomez Griselda Copal Veronica C. Morales William P. Corbit Guadalupe Cordero Noe R. Cordero Delisa Renee Cordova George Coronado Rigoberto Coronado Veronica Denise Coronado Yesenia Coronado Jose R. Correa-Vilarino Elizabeth Cortez Eva G. Cortez Nancy G. Cortez Teresa Cortez Karina Renee Coscuna Luann Costigan Alejandro Omar Cotto Denise Valeria Cox Brittany Lisa Creary Janet N. Crenshaw Scott W. Crippen Christine Arlene Crowe Amy Vera Cruz Josias Cruz Krystal Ann Cruz Robbie Cruz Hugo Cuellar Amber Michelle Curry Ingrid Bernadette Daly Haritha Dasari Erika Maria Davila Maria I. Davila Prescilia Davila Gloria Zuniga de Galvan Alana A. De Groot Kathia Cam De Keller Cyndia Vasquez - De La Fuente Krystal R. De La Garza Susan Yvette De La Garza

Carlos A. De La Pena Sara A. De La Rosa Diana Ivette De La Torre Ana M. De Leon Christie N. De Leon Eloy Orlando De Leon Maria L. De Leon Nichoel Gonzalez De Leon Jose L. De Leon, Jr. Beverly Angel De Luna Abigail De Ochoa Edna de Saro Kathryn Taylor Dean Cristina Del Toro Gerardo Ernesto Dela Garza Tara Delagarza Mario Rene DeLeon Rosio Laura Deleon Berenice Delgadillo Alejandro Delgado Juan A. Delgado, Jr. Lesbia Andrea Delgado Luis Alberto Delgado Mayra Elizabeth Delgado Mandy Demayo Raj Kirtikumar Desai Rebecca DeVault Cristina Maria Diaconu Lara Lea Diallo Eleana Michelle Diaz Guadalupe Diaz Kathy Lee Diaz Maria D. Diaz Maria E. Diaz Penelope L. Diaz Rebecca Nicole Diaz Sandra L. Diaz Norma Denae Dibrell Bernis Dilber Javier Dimas Stephen William Doak Jennifer Marie Dominguez Maria Alejandra Don Pete Doria Cheryl Ann Dosal Matthew Joseph Dougherty Leah Renee Douglas Michael Thomas Drawbaugh D. Dudley & Judy W. Oldham Tish Dudley Christopher Duke Ana Maria Duran Selina Marie Duran Dustin Dickerson Farms Carrie Dyer Sasha Marie Echavarria Adrian E. Edmonds Thomas Anthony Edwards Deborah L. Elbert Sarah C. Eley Deisy Lizeth Elizondo Lizzette Ruby Elizondo

Lydia Beraza Elizondo Martha Elizondo Raul Tomas Elizondo Reynaldo M. Elizondo II Christine Elliott Sadie T. Ellner Eli E. Infante Barksdale English Michael E. Gragert Jennifer Lynn Eriksmoen Diana Escobar Melissa Garcia-Escobedo Judith Lilia Espinosa Pedro Ezequiel Espinosa Loyda Esmeralda Espinoza Nichole Racquel Espinoza Aracely Esquivel Liliana Esquivel Christina E. Estrada Rosaura Estrada Amy Etten Mariska E. Dunkin Denise Antionette Evans Allyson Boyd Even Dawn Marie Everson Marissa E. Falcon Steven Falduto Koorosh Famitafreshi Leopoldo Farias III Viviana M. Farias Frank Farrow Steven Bradford Ferguson Myrla Esther Feria Alejandra Fernandez Emilie Marie Fernandez Tina Fernandez Rhonda Ray Fetty Madeleine C. Fierstein Alejandro Figueroa Alma Filoteo Melissa Ann Finch Devin Finlay Carla Beth Fiscal Anthony Lemont Fitzgerald, Jr. Lindsay Fitzpatrick Joseph B. C. Fitzsimons Meaghan Flaherty Claudia Angelica Flandes Rebecca S. Fletcher Jose Antonio Flor Amanda Nadine Flores Ana Consuelo Flores Andres Flores April Flores Baltazar Flores II Christina Lee Flores Elizabeth Jimenez Flores Erica Flores Idalia S. Flores Jose Luis Flores Keury Y. Flores Lauro Flores

Michael Daniel Flores Monica Rose Flores Randy Flores Reynaldo P. Flores Sofia Esperanza Flores Vanessa V. Flores Veronica Flores Stephanie Amber Flowers Hely Katherine Forrester Armando Eugenio Fraire, Jr. Ashley Michelle Francis Emily Franco Gloria and Robert Franco Jorge L. Franco Terry Lynn Frels Alejandro Galan Victor D. Galicia Cecilia Gallagher Horacio Martinez Gallardo Rudy Gallardo Abraham Gallegos Melissa Gallegos Paula Galvan Eve Y. Galvan Ibarra Melissa May Gama Bean Brian Gamas Fernando Gamas Genaro Gamez Maricela G. Ramirez Jourdan Parker Gandara-Valderas Roxanne M. Gaona Irasema Garate Marcia Leigh Garber Rene Garces, Jr. Amanda Victoria Garcia Ana Cecilia Garcia Belinda Martinez Garcia Brenda K. Garcia Daniel Garcia

Diana Garcia Diego Garcia Edward Garcia Elizabeth Garcia Erica Danielle Garcia Estella Garcia Esther Elizabeth Garcia Fernando C. Garcia Grecia Arely Garcia Irene Garcia Jennifer Ann Garcia Jessica Solano Garcia Joseph Garcia Juan Carlos Garcia Juan Garcia Kevin M. Garcia Lauren Viator Garcia Lee Garcia, Jr. Lisa Marie Garcia Lizet Garcia Luis Carlos Garcia Marisol Garcia Marlene Garcia Martha Garcia Matthew A. Garcia Melissa Marie Garcia Mellori Garcia Michael Thomas Garcia Michelle Garcia Mona Garcia Nelda Garcia Nelda Garza Garcia Omar Garcia Raul H. Garcia Sabrina Alexis Garcia San Juanita Garcia Sandra Yadira Garcia Sergio Hugo Garcia Sofia D. Garcia

IDEA EMPLOYEES RAISE $185,825 TO SUPPORT IDEA’S MISSION

The IDEA Public Schools staff giving campaign raised $185,825 during the 2014-15 fiscal year; a 25% increase from the previous year. All funds raised provide financial support for IDEA graduates and alumni in the form of scholarships and emergency loans as they matriculate to and through college. Thank you to all of the IDEA Team & Family members who participated in our campaign.

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IDEA DONORS

SAN ANTONIO FUNDERS MAKE EXPANSION POSSIBLE

Our sincerest appreciation to the following foundations for supporting expansion in San Antonio: Brown Foundation Choose to Succeed Ewing Halsell Foundation George W. Brackenridge Foundation Harvey E. Najim Family Foundation Hixon Family Foundation Mays Family Foundation

GIFTS FROM $1-249 CONT. Yadira L. Garcia Yvette Garcia Zaira Alejandra Garcia Andrick Baltazar Garcia Buenrostro Ani Emire Garcia Escorcia Elizardo B. Garcia-Duenas Adriana Garza Alejandro Garza Alma R. Garza Alma Rosa Garza Amadee C. Garza Anabel Hernandez Garza Andrea Berenice Garza Andrea Garza Angelica Maria Garza Armando Garza Aseneth Garza Carlos T. Garza Clarissa Izette Garza Dawn Marie Garza Edna D. Garza Edwardo Garza Elizabet Garza Elizabeth Garza Erica Garza Francisco Garza, Jr. Gilberto Garza Gonzalo Garza Hector Garza Heriberto Garza Hilario Garza Horacio Garza Iris Garza Jacqueline Garza Jalyssa Garza Jessica Renee Garza Jessica Velez Garza Jocelyn S. Garza Karina Rodriguez Garza

Maria Garza Maria Luisa Garza Marisol Flores Garza Marissa Garza Mary B. Garza Michael Garza Miranda Nora Garza Monica Garza Monica Iris Garza Myriam G. Garza Nallely Garza Priscilla Garza Ricardo R. Garza Roberto Garza IV Sandra Dolores Garza Susan Garza Vanessa Janette Garza Vanessa Marie Garza Veronica Garza Gabrielle G. Ocumarez Amanda G. Keller Victoria G. Mendoza Anne Marie Genovese Carleigh C. Ghent Loren Gigliotti Raymond G. Tijerina IV Desiree Dorette Gil Helen Gilbert Laura Y. Giron Donald Gladish Daniel Goessling Joseph Goessling Lenora and Sam Goessling Rochele Goldstein Amanda Gomez Christopher Michael Gomez Denise N. Gomez Dian Lea Gomez Francisco Javier Gomez Gracy Gomez

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Hannah Rose Gomez Irma Linda Gomez Lucas Andrew Gomez Maria Elena Gomez Ramiro Gomez, Jr. Sergio Gomez Lisa Gomi Cassandra M. Gonzales Irene Gonzales Jessica Marie Gonzales Abel Gonzalez III Alberto Gonzalez Alfredo Gonzalez, Jr. Alfredo Lorenzo Gonzalez Amador Gonzalez Anai Gonzalez Anna Farias-Gonzalez Astrid Gonzalez Blanca L. Gonzalez Brenda Lee Gonzalez Cassandra Gonzalez Christopher Daniel Gonzalez Concepcion Gonzalez David Gonzalez David Gonzalez, Jr. Derek Jason Gonzalez Diana Gonzalez Enedina Gonzalez Erika Aimee Gonzalez Francisco G. Gonzalez Georgina Gonzalez Gilberto Gonzalez Iriss Victoria Gonzalez Irma B. Gonzalez Irma Gonzalez Jeremias E. Gonzalez Jonathan Gonzalez Jose A. Gonzalez Juan Ramon Gonzalez Karen Gonzalez Laura Lorena Gonzalez Lucinda D. Gonzalez Maria Eugenia Gonzalez Maria Gonzalez Miguel Gonzalez, Jr. Monica G. Gonzalez Nalani Lee Gonzalez Omar Gonzalez Rosa N. Gonzalez Ruby M. Gonzalez Sandra Sanchez Gonzalez Teodora G. Gonzalez Yesenia Sorangel Gonzalez Carlos Jeziel Gonzalez Banuelos Martha A. Gonzalez Martinez James Goodall Delia G. Moreno Adriana Gracia Salvador Grajeda, Jr. Savanna Lizette Granado Danielle Grazier Nancy Salazar Greigo Monica Grimaldo

Maria Guadalupe Perez Angelica Guajardo Celeste Allyna Guajardo Edna S. Guajardo Radha L. Guajardo Julian R. Fuentes, Jr. Kellie Guerra Mario Guerra Minerva Guerra Sandra Dee Guerra Isela Maris Guerra Garcia Arnoldo Guerrero Esperanza I. Guerrero Eva G. Guerrero Nicole Lynn Guerrero Noel Guerrero Nora Iliana Guerrero Paola Viridiana Guerrero Tania Sarai Guerrero Doris V. Guevara Francisco Fortino Guevara III Corina Cristian Gutierrez Ernesto Eduardo Gutierrez Gregorio David Gutierrez Maria Alma Z. Gutierrez Medalia Roxane Gutierrez Ramon Gutierrez Rosa Gutierrez Rosario G. Gutierrez Vanessa Lizeth Gutierrez Alma Guzman Amanda R. Guzman Yliana Guzman Yvette M. Guzman Fairuz Fathi Haj-yahya Tonia Kay Hale Debra Michelle Hall Dottie L. Hall Julie Lynn Ham Michael J. Hardy Melanie Allison Harr Aubrey Jean Hastings Nora Elena Hazon Brittany Renee Hedges Catherine Heidrick Billie Catherine Hembree Marisol Flores-Henderson Ana Cristina Henggeler Cassandra Henkiel Juan Carlos Henry Luana J. Hernandez Allison Hernandez Azucena Salinas Hernandez Carlos X. Hernandez Darlene G. Hernandez Diana Lucia Hernandez Gerardo Lagunes Hernandez Gilbert Hernandez, Jr. Karla Patricia Hernandez Krystal Ann Hernandez Krystal E. Hernandez Leticia Hernandez Liliana Hernandez

Lydia Mariel Hernandez Mayra Z. Hernandez Moises Hernandez Natalicia Hernandez Noe Guadalupe Hernandez Noelia Trejo Hernandez Rohanda D. Hernandez Soraida Hernandez Stacy Lea Hernandez Vidal Hernandez, Jr. Hector J. Hernandez Mancilla Roman Ramirez Herrada Jacquelyn Monique Herrera Willmar G. Herrera Carlo Hershberger Nancy Andrea Hi Lourdes Yvette Hidalgo Cassandra Lee Hinojosa Cecilia Lorena Hinojosa Ismael Hugo Hinojosa Jessica M. Hinojosa Mario Hinojosa Martha Evangelina Hinojosa Rose M. Hinojosa Ricardo Noe Hinojosa, Jr. Christopher Hite Claire Kathleen Hoffmann Hope Nicole Hollenhead James Hood Audrey Hooks Diana H. Moran Chenetra Houston Linda De Hoyos Delgadillo Lacey Anne Huehlefeld Angelica Maria Huerta Brenda Edith Huerta Eliza Huerta Julian Huerta Rogelio J. Huerta Loera Ellen Joy Huffman Erik Javier Humphrey Evelyn Joy Hunter Evelyn Marie Hurd MaryAnn Hutchinson Angela Danea Ibarra Juana Patricia Ibarra Lidia I. Beltran Natalie Marie Jaeger Jessica Rochelle James Heather Irene Jankins Jennifer J. Cantu Lizzy Jarvis Mary Catherine Jarvis Maria M. Jauregui Rebecca Lynn Jeffries Bobby Roy Jenkins Lloyd A. Jerauld Jose de Jesus Aguilar Alessandra Jimenez Christina Marie Jimenez Lourdes Jimenez Pedro Meza Jimenez Valerie Marie Jimenez


IDEA DONORS Allison Johnson Ashley Clarissa Johnson Dijan Bernard Johnson Robert Johnson Sharnese L. Johnson Adam Jones Ignacio Martinez, Jr. San Juana Leos Ariel Xavier Juarez Camerina Juarez Jodi-Ann Judeen Jones Emily C. Juen Tira Verena Julienne Cynthia Lorena Kanagui Adan Karr, Jr. Noah Samuel Karr Kaitin Kimberly Ann Kearns Karen K. Reece Sterling Kay Keith Cindy Ireen Keller Matthew Lee Kelly Ashton C. Kelly Stephanie Anne Kelsey Chisholm Jennifer Lee Killebrew-Menchaca Antoinette Marie King David Tyler King Kendra Jean Kirksey Neisy Jagaira Kopara Jennifer Koppel Matthew C. Kyle Danielle Evalyn Kyral Sandra De La Fuente Sandra De la Pena Saron De La Rosa Mata Naomi Filoteo Lacayo Alana Marie Lacey Chau Lam Stephanie Lamarca Laura Ashley Lamb Janett C. Landeros Adriana Lando Kodie A. Lane Tiffany Janell Langbein Evelyn Yolanda Lara Sarah Lara Mayra A. Lara Perez Melissa Laurel Curtis F. Lawrence, Jr. Charla Ayn Layne Jeniferlin Yolanda Lebaron Sandra Lee Leduc Victor Leija Erica De Leon Elizabeth De Leon Galvan Stephanie Erin Lerma Lindsey Nicole Leverett Carolyn Lewis Julia Liebscher Leonardo S. Limas Tara Leigh Lindow Jan Lindsey Renee M. Livesay Katana Marie Locke

Neri Loera Nickolas W. Loftis Amy Long April Long Jorge Luis Longoria Monika Michelle Longoria Daniel Edward Loper Andrea Lopez Anna Laura Lopez Cristina Marie Lopez Elizabeth T. Lopez Erica S. Lopez Erika Lopez Jeanette Lopez Jennifer L. Lopez Juan A. Lopez Juan Antonio Lopez Julia Guadalupe Lopez Lalis Anahi Lopez Liliana Teresa Lopez Marco C. Lopez Maria G. Lopez Maria Leticia Lopez Nora Lisa Lopez Osiel Lopez Regina Lopez Ruth A. Lopez Sandra Lopez Tricia A. Lopez Victoria E. Lopez Virginia Lopez Reina Angelica Lopez Bazan Nichole Lopez-Riley Daniel Julian Loredo Gigi Amour Loresco Maria De Los Angeles Vargas Cecilia De Los Santos Anna Maria Losoya Jackie Lee Losoya Barry Lovelace Jessica Kay Lowe Francisco X. Loya Ana Lozano Fernando & Crystal Lozano Lozano Realty Investments Marcella Lozano Tonique L. Brown Emily Lubarsky Holly Francene Lucas Stevie L. Luera Alicia Lujan Joshua Mark Lumley Alisa Renee Luna Christa Julieann Luna Olivia DeLuna Zoila Blanca Luna Cinthya V. Luna Hernandez Luxor Custom Construction Alejandra M. Caballero Hector Javier Macario Joanna L. Maxfield Sandra Denise Macias Victoria Lisandra Macias

Gabriela Maciel Norma Madero Larmel D. Madrilejos Brieanna Jori Mae Stephanus Joseph Rubio Magallanes America Iliana Magnon Sarai Maldonado Krystina C. Maloukis Howard E. Mance IV Irma Romo Mancillas Angelica Florinda Mancinas Katherine O’Lone Mantz Cinthia Rodriguez Maravilla Jose Roberto Marceleno Melinda M. Hardy Ana Lisa Marinez Michael Marino Katrina Gabrielle Marmolejo Rose M. Marques Alma G. Marquez Juan Ibarra Marquez Misty Daniels Martin Alejandro Martinez Ashley Eve Martinez Ashley Lauren Martinez Blas Quiroz Martinez Brianda Lizbeth Martinez Carlos Martinez Celeste Alicia Martinez Claudia Esther Martinez Denise Pichardo Martinez Enriqua Jo Martinez Erika Martinez Irma Leticia Martinez Irma Martinez Jeanette M. Martinez Kelly Rene Martinez Lauren Nicole Martinez Marc Andrew Martinez Marco Antonio Martinez Mario Jacob Martinez Marisa A. Martinez Marte Ileana Martinez Mayra Martinez Moises Martinez Nancy Patricia Martinez Nayeli Martinez Noelia Martinez Saul Martinez Silvia L. Martinez Tiffany M. Martinez Veronica Lee Martinez Victoria Rose Martinez Ezequiel Mata Jose Antonio Mazy Hailey Bates McCarthy Maria Teresa McClellan Linda McDavitt William Angus McLeod IV Charmaine Nicole McMillen Claire M. Weaver Orlando Uriel Medellin Ana Gabriela Medina

Beatriz Medina Carolina Dee Medina Deirdre Maria Medina Dikla Y. Medina Jessica Medina Roel Medina Nora Isabel Medrano Sonia Medrano Gladys Janet Mejia Pablo Mejia Sylvia Alicia Mejia Marisol Melgoza Cody M. Kemmerling Estela G. Mendez Nereida Mendez Darren Mendiola Jenali Rene Mendiola Ana Isabel Mendoza Crystal Ann Mendoza Cynthia C. Mendoza Itzbi Kaminal Mendoza Luanna Mendoza Norma L. Mendoza Norma Mendoza Claudia Yvette Mendoza Ramirez Christian Lauren Menendez Cristina Lee Mercado Cynthia Mercado Laura Mercado Marie Mercado Sarah Nicole Mercado Anne Messineo Daniel Cazares Meza Erika Meza Laura San Miguel Martin San Miguel Searcy L. Milam

Cesar A. Millan Ortega Christina M. Villarreal Misty Amber Miller Rachael Abbe Miller Lauren Millisor Elizabeth M. Alvarado Nicholas Joel Moa Nirvick Mohinta Leticia Nathalie Molina Melissa Nicole Molina Sabrina Molina Betzaida Montalvo Mathew Nicholas Montalvo Arlene Montano Cristina Montealvo Efren Montenegro Armando Montes Domitilo Montes, Jr. Jerry Montes Alejandro Mora Jaime Omar Mora Abraham Morales Olga Lydia Morales Stephanie A. Morales Hilda Benita Morales Nichols Laura Anne Moralez Ismael Moran Minerva Morato Cynthia L. Moreno Melba Marie Moreno Mirelle Edith Moreno Paola Atemis Moreno Samuel Moreno Sofia Moreno Dennis R. Morgan Cynthia Morley Edward Morris

KLE FOUNDATION, AN IDEA CHAMPION IN AUSTIN

The KLE Foundation is IDEA’s greatest philanthropic champion in the Austin region. Led by Eric Harslem, Rani Clasquin, and Kate Harslem, the KLE Foundation has invested significant funding to open additional IDEA schools in Austin. Reflecting their family’s deep commitment to educational equity, KLE has also supported projects related to computer coding, principal-in-residence training, and public charter school advocacy.

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IDEA DONORS GIFTS FROM $1-249 CONT. Judith K. Morrison Kenieka Lashun Mosley Teresa M. Ortiz Steven G. Mudd Jolynne Muniz Esmeralda Munoz Jose Munoz Yolanda Munoz Kate and Jamie Murdoch Haley Murdock Elizabeth M. Gutierrez Caleb M. Swaringen Nicole Sue Myers Ariana N. Barrera Fermin Nava Crischelle Iriz Navalta Sabarinath Navaneethakrishnan Aylem Nereyda Navarro Javier Navarro Marcela Navarro Maria Navarro Bryn A. Nelson Maria Felix Nerio Nancy Veronica Nerio Network for Good Kyle A. Neubauer Monica Neuberger Le Nguyen Nga Nguyen Son Nguyen Tho-Hau Nguyen Elliott Nguyen Nicho Produce Co., Inc Pike Taylor Nichols Emily Louise Nielson Vanessa Nieto Antonio Nino Krystal N. Elizalde Nohemi Tonche Nogueira Susan and Daniel Nold Damon Mccarley Nolen Carmen H. Noriega Patricia Gayle Noyola Norma N. Cruz Aimee Nunez Yvonne Q. Nunez Clarissa Michelle O’Brien Laura Stroud O’dea Anna Linda Ochoa Gisela Aurora Ochoa Jazmin Esmeralda Ochoa Raul Ochoa III Rigoberto Ochoa, Jr. Marlen A. Olivares Christopher Michael Olivarez Erika Olivarez Robynn Elaine Olivarez Samuel J. Olivarez Claudia Oliver Cristina Ontiveros Juan O. Gracia

Reynaldo G. Ordonez Brenda G. Orezza Krystal Marie Orozco Ammie N. Ortiz Denise Ariana Ortiz Esmeralda Ortiz Jorge Adrian Ortiz Leslie Nannette Ortiz Selina R. Ortiz Laura V. Osorio De Camacho Andrea M. Padilla Emmanuel Padilla Stephen Joseph Padilla Yolanda Ochoa Padron Nicole Lynn Pageler Erica Paige Gisela Palacios Guadalupe Palacios Elena Palomin Heather S. Pardo Maria Alejandra Passero Ashley Marie Patton Brenda Jeannette Paz Emily Rachel Pearson Crystal Ann Peche Melinda S. Pedroza Erica J. Pegueno Guillermo Alejandro Pelayo Joel Pena, Jr. Michelle Lopez Pena Veronica Marie Pena Juan M. Penuelas, Jr. Zayra Patricia Pequeno Gilbert Perales Nadia Mitchel Perales Amanda Rut Peralez Susana Lorena Peralez Yosef Edward Pereira Ana Cristina Perez Andrea L. Perez Anissa Lynnette Perez Armando U. Perez Bertha A. Perez Damaris M. Perez Eugenio Perez Jackeline Perez Jessica Linn Perez Joan Valdez Perez Jorge Ivan Perez Jose C. Perez, Jr. Julia Mariana Perez Maribel Pulido Perez Monica L. Perez Myrna Guadalupe Perez Nora E. Perez Nora Perez Venessa A. Perez Jenna Sue Peter Caroline Newman Phillips William Cole Pierce Keith A. Pilger Asja Nichelle Pinder

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Cynthia Evelinge Pineda Rebecca L. Pledger Jayne Susan Pocquette Constantine Polites Alyssa Renae Pope Samantha Allyssa Portales Karen Adela Posadas Sarah Powell Stephanie Hall Powell Leslie Ann Prado Patricia Denise Prado Olga N. Prado Sanchez Tanisha M. Prince Katherine Nicole Proa Margaret Ann Propst Alexandra Vanessa Puckett Edward A. Puente Gilberto Puente Norma Alicia Puente Carlos A. Puentes Francisco Hernandez Puentes Berenice Puga Sara Lyford and Robert Pyeatt Lucia Quezada Aglae Quinones Clarissa Quintanilla Ernestina Quintanilla Fernando Quintanilla, Jr. Mychael Lee Quintanilla Samantha D. Quintana Yesenia Quintanilla Yvonne M. Quintanilla Crystal Ann Quiroz Amanda Lee Quisenberry R. E. Friedrichs Company Bebhinn Rae Jonathan R. Caine Ana Lilia Ramirez Anthony Ramirez Eleazar Ramirez, Jr. Juan Antonio Ramirez Kasandra Anais Ramirez Katherine Michelle Ramirez Katrina Gabrielle Ramirez Mabel R. Ramirez Maribel G. Ramirez Nancy S. Ramirez Noel S. Ramirez Veronica Ramirez Victoria Ramirez Yezenia Ramirez Haydee Ramon Adriana M. Ramos Alvarado Ashley M. Ramos Jennifer Nicole Ramos Juanita Ramos Linda Ramos Maria Ramos Martha Jane Ramos Monica Lizeth Ramos Sandra Ann Ramos Sandra Ramos

Irfan Ali Rana Colleen Diane Randazzo Adan Rangel, Jr. Roxanne Lynn Rangel James Raup Pamela Ann Ray Christian Paola Recinos Elizabeth X. A. Red Richard Reddick Nidia Regalado Augustin Rendon Priscilla Ivonne Renteria Amanda A. Resendez Ambar Denyse Reyes Ana Reyes Daisy Abigail Reyes Michelle Marie Reyes Patricia Reyes Sarah Elizabeth Reyes Stella M. Reyes Thianna N. Reyes Vicente Reyes, Jr. Ana Vianey Reyes Martinez Alma Elizondo Reyna Gonzalo Reyna Jose R. Reyna Pedro A. Reyna Roger Reyna, Jr. RGV Awards LLC DBA Winners World Amanda Rae Richards Timothy James Richardson Carl Richie Ana Maria Rios Hilda Mauro Rios Jose Angel Rios Melissa Ann Rios Michelle Garcia Rios Miriam Abigail Rios Nicole Rios Taylor Christian Risica Amanda Rose Rivas Alejandrina Rivera Alexandria Rivera Deniece Riann Rivera Dora E. Rivera Jessica Rivera Bob Roberts Arianna Yadira Robles Angelica Marie Rocha Leonardo Rocha Luis F. Rocha Patricia G. Rocha Rene David Rocha Azucena del Rocio Trevino Ana Carmina Rodriguez Angelica M. Rodriguez Anita Jessica Rodriguez Armando Rodriguez Brenda Alyssa Rodriguez Brenda Citlali Rodriguez Brianda Rodriguez Candido Rodriguez, Jr.

Cesar Rodriguez Crystal Rodriguez Deanna Alyssa Rodriguez Dianne Rodriguez Elizabeth Garcia Rodriguez Elizabeth Rodriguez Gloria Elisa Rodriguez Grizelda Rodriguez Israel Paul Rodriguez Ivonne S. Rodriguez Jennifer Rodriguez Jesus L. Rodriguez, Jr. Julissa Ruth Rodriguez Karla I. Rodriguez Lorilee Rodriguez Luis Adrian Rodriguez Marcia Pena Rodriguez Maria Inez Rodriguez Maritza Rodriguez Melanie Rodriguez Miguel Angel Rodriguez Monica A. Rodriguez Rachel Annette Rodriguez Rigoberto Rodriguez Rodolfo Rodriguez Samuel D. Rodriguez Stacy Rodriguez Stephanie Marie Rodriguez Vanessa M. Rodriguez Yvonne Rodriguez Claudia E. Rodriguez Cavazos Maria Teresa Rodriguez Vela Heidi Gabriella Rojas Imelda Rojas Maria Isabel Roldan Norma A. Romo Lopez Ruth Perozo Rosado Luis Arturo Rosalez Maria del Rosario Cordova-Galvan Arianna Lizbeth Rosas Marilu Rosas Jonathan Lee Rosenbaum Eduardo Ruiz Erika Jazmin Ruiz Hilaria Bianca Ruiz Patricia Ruiz San Juanita Ruiz Sara Deeann Ruiz Crystal Marie Rule Blanca N. Rumfield Alexandra Saenz Marisela Saenz Natasha Nicole Saenz Norma L. Saenz Victor Saenz, Jr. Liliana Elizabeth Salas Rebecca Salazar Rosa M. Salazar Eleazar B. Salazar Leal Alexandria L. Saldivar Jessica Salgado Amador Salinas


IDEA DONORS Ana Karen Salinas Angela Salinas Annette Salinas Carmina Lee Salinas Cristina Salinas Elizabeth Salinas Erika Edith Salinas Erika Salinas Maria Alicia Salinas Nelson Salinas Norma Salinas Samantha Salinas Soila Cynthia Salinas Fernando Javier Salinas, Jr. Sarah Eli Salinas-Puga Amanda Leigh Sanchez Arcelia Sanchez Bridget Lynn Sanchez Diana Maria Sanchez Edmundo Sanchez, Jr. Leticia S. Sanchez Ruby Sanchez Sara Lisa Sanchez Desiree Sandoval Ryan Matthew Santa Ana Rigoberto Santibanez Leanna Dinora Sarinana Oscar Sarmiento, Jr. Carrie Ann Sauceda Jennifer Onel Saucedo Juan Saucedo, Jr. Silvia Saucedo Dyna Esther Sayavedra Scott C. Schaedler Melissa Barkin Scheinfeld Jennifer Schmerber Abby L. Schwartz Catherine Scriven Anabel Segovia Cynthia Yvette Sendejo Felicia Sepulveda Jamie Rene Sepulveda Manual Sequera Cassandra Serna Maria Elena Servin Caitlyn Sharp Stefanie Rena Shedrock Judith Sierra Sierra Medical Services Edgar Alan Sifuentes Nichole Joan Sills Amelia Y. Silva Marcos O. Silva Nancy M. Silva Nancy Silva Sandra Silva Vanessa Silva Alyssa M. Smith Danielle Niquole Smith Debra G. Smith Sarah Lynn Smith Ruth Snell

Jean Lee Sohne Alyssa Marie Solano Bethany Alice Solis Bethany Solis Diana G. Solis Jessica Solis Raymundo Solis Sandra K. Solis Allison Rivera Solorio Alynne Joy Solway Ronnie Lee Soria, Jr. Crystal Emilie Soto Erasmo Soto Juan D. Soto Ramey Scott Soto Sarah Nichole Soto Stephany Alyse Soto Laura Spears Nicole Spirgen Edward P. St. Clair Ryan E. Startz Christina E. Steiner Zachary J. Stingl Kathryn Leigh Strickland Eric E. Strom Cynthia A. Stuart Brandy Kay Stubblebine Meghan Patricia Stubbs Erenia Suarez Graciela Suarez Rosario Berenice Suarez Stephanie Sullenger Rosemary Swaim Jessica Ida Swerdloff Anne Riordan Sykes Jessica Sylvester Jacqueline Tafolla Monica G. Tamez Melissa J. Tan-Cantu Target Corporation Veronica Templeton Augustina Tetecatl Deborah A. Thompson James Thompson Rolynda Araceli Tienda Aleyda M. Tijerina MaryElise Topp Tanya K. Torres Alysondra Danielle Torres Arnoldo Torres Ashley Marie Torres Belinda Torres Jose Antonio Torres Juan Torres, Jr. Laura Lydia Torres Laura Torres Linda Willette Torres Monica Torres Ruth Marie Torres Ruben Tostado Jessica Toste Alexandra Tovar

Cristina Tovar Cynthia Trejo Priscilla Ana Trejo Priscilla Salazar Trejo Veronica Trejo Ashley Nicole Trevino David Trevino Denney Trevino Elvira Trevino Glory Ann Trevino Jodi Audine Trevino Thalia Trevino Zamaira Trevino Samantha Triana Lilia Lizett Troncoso William E. Trueblood Jaime Arturo Trujillo Juanita Inez Trujillo Nhan-ai Truong Emily Pyeatt Tucker Justin M. Tuley Kenneth W. Tyrrell Deborah Jane Tyrrell Nais Ulloa Heriberto Urbano Roberta Lynn Valadez Erika Sanchez Valdez Beatrice Valencia Lisa C. Valera Maria L. Valerio Andres Ricardo Valle Calix Paula Vallejo Vallley Trophies LLC Florencia Varela Cathy Vargas Denisse Alejandra Vargas Isabel Cristina Vargas Jesus M. Vargas Justine Leann Vargas Michael Anthony Vargas Glenn G. Varlack Janelle Varley Cecilia Vasquez Claudia Vasquez Kristina Vasquez Luis Santos Vasquez Mariela Vasquez Noemi Vasquez Patricia Vasquez Cynthia Vazquez Maria Isabel Vega Alyssa Lynne Vela Armando Vela Arturo Alvar Vela Elvira Vela Jimmy Lee Vela Sofia Samanta Velazquez Guajardo Kaila M. Velez Rene Venecia, Jr. Melissa Vera Jacklyn L. Verdin Sylvia Verdooren

Karina Analee Vergara Joni Jene Vicinaiz Claudia Elizabeth Villalobos Claudia Villalobos Catherine Belen Villanueva Valerie Villanueva Beatrice Marie Villarreal Daniela Villarreal Evelyn Villarreal Gertrudis Esperanza Villarreal Jahaziel Villarreal Jennifer C. Villarreal Jennifer L. Villarreal Julian Villarreal Kelley Annette Villarreal Manuel A. Villarreal Marissa Anne Villarreal Melissa Isabel Villarreal Yvonne Villarreal Zelina C. Villarreal Alejandra V. Villarreal De Huizar Sonya Andrea Villegas Martha Y. Villegas de Oliver Brad Vogt Maria V. Gonzalez Travis M. Walker Douglas Weissinger Karen Weissinger Christopher Adam Welch Frances Celeste Wells Amber Welsh Jon-Michael Welsh Rutter Priscilla E. Weninger Mara Lyssa Wenzel Anna M. Wey Bobbie White Jennifer Wood Whitman Tracey Farris Wiesenfeld Andrea Marie Wilborn-Nieto Janna Judithzi Wiley Rebeca Y. Wilhelmsson Sarah Gabrielle Willhelm Christie Williams Jared Dwayne Williams Jennifer A. Williams Mark Williams Monica Williams Morgan Nicole Williams Justin A. Wilson Sarah Elizabeth Wilson Myrna Tay Winer Ruth Winkler Charles Roy B. Withrow Rodrigo Alonso Wong Mary Caroline Wood Natasba U. Wooden Amanda Kay Wratten Juan E. Yanez, Jr. Evan Yates Andrew A. Ybarra Daniel Cristo Ybarra Israel Garcia Ybarra

Nancy Yeomans Debra Y. Thomas Alejandro Ysquierdo, Jr. Byong Chang Yu Deisy Karen Zabala Betsaida Zacarias David Zamora Iris Zamora Mauro Zamora Lisa Michelle Zamorano Anselmo Zamorategui, Jr. Simone Angelle Zamorategui Irma Elia Zapata Ignacio Zarate, Jr. Zoticus, LLC. Miriam Fabiola Zumaya Rodriguez Elsica Zuniga

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OUR LEADERS

IDEA LEADERS SENIOR LEADERSHIP Tom Torkelson Founder and Chief Executive Officer JoAnn Gama Co-Founder, President, and Superintendent

Dolores Gonzalez Chief Program Officer

Wyatt Truscheit Chief Financial Officer

Irma Mu単oz Chief Operating Officer Jamey Roberts Chief Human Assets Officer

Samuel Goessling Chief Advancement Officer

REGIONAL LEADERSHIP Angie Arismendi Senior Vice President of Schools

Mike Hardy Senior Vice President of Schools

Dr. Virginia Richter Senior Vice President of Schools

Ernesto Cantu Senior Vice President of Schools

Jill Koehler Senior Vice President of Schools

Larkin Tackett Executive Director, Austin

Elizabet Garza Senior Vice President of Schools

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Rolando Posada Executive Director, San Antonio


OUR LEADERS

IDEA LEADERS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Tom Torkelson Executive Chairman CEO of IDEA Public Schools

David Earl Member Earl & Associates

Sergio Sanchez Chairman-elect RGV Communications

Bill Martin Chairman Morgan Stanley

Bert Garcia Member RGV Vipers

David Guerra Treasurer IBC Bank

Xenia Garza Member

Ryan Vaughan Member Anderson Bean, Olathe, and Rios of Mercedes Boot Companies

Reba Cardenas McNair Secretary Cardenas Development Alonzo Cantu Member Cantu Construction, Doctors Hospital Renaissance, Lone Star National Bank Edna De Saro Member Lone Star National Bank

David Handley Member Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital

Eric Ziehe Member NAI RGV

Al Lopez Member Economic Growth Business Incubator Gabe Puente Member RGV Vision Magazine

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OUR LEADERS

IDEA BOARD RIO GRANDE VALLEY REGIONAL BOARD Mike Rhodes Chairman Rhodes Enterprises

Brian Disque Member Vantage Bank

Jesus “Jesse” Barba Jr. Member Mayfair Properties, LLC

Nathan Jones Member South Texas FCA

Lori Rhodes Member Chicktime and Rhodes Enterprises

David Earl Member Earl & Associates

David Robinson Member Admiral Capital Group

Will Harte Member

Carlos Rodriguez Member R Communications Radio & Television

Sonia Marroquin Member

SAN ANTONIO REGIONAL BOARD David Handley Chairman Methodist & Transplant Hospital Michael Burke Member San Antonio Clean Technology Forum

Victoria Rico Member Brackenridge Foundation

Ivy Taylor Member City of San Antonio

AUSTIN REGIONAL BOARD Al Lopez Chairman Economic Growth Business Incubator

Rex Gore Member PJS & CleanScapes

Yolanda Davila Member BBVA Compass Bank

Barbara Knaggs Member Formerly with TEA

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Richard Reddick Member The University of Texas at Austin


CLOSING REMARKS FROM OUR ADVANCEMENT TEAM

100% COLLEGE MATRICULATION IS NOT JUST A GOAL, IT’S AN IMPERATIVE. Poor performance in classrooms across the country affects more than just the struggling students. Entire communities suffer the consequences. When students leave high school unprepared for college, it limits not only their own futures, but also that of the neighborhood, towns, and cities they call home. A college degree now means more choice for the future. Your investment in IDEA Public Schools supports our mission to drive change by immersing ourselves into communities across the state to infuse a college-bound culture that will result in educated citizens with college degrees who will build businesses, raise healthy families, run for office, and influence future generations in hundreds of other ways unique to their interests. Thank you for helping ensure that College For All Children is not a dream, but a reality.

JoAnn Gama Co-founder, President, and Superintendent

Give online today at donate.ideapublicschools.org and support College For All Children.

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