IDEA Public Schools:
At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all of our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 58% of our students graduate from college in 6 years thats 8 times the national rate for students in our communities!
IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEAs co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve nearly 45,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. By 2022, IDEA will serve 100,000 students. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near youwith continued growth in our current regions and new launches in Tarrant County (Fort Worth/Arlington), New Orleans, Houston (2020), Permian Basin (2021), and Tampa Bay (2021)!
When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.
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About the Rio Grande Valley
Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a school of 150 students in Donna, TX to the fastest- growing family of tuition-free, public charter schools in the United States. In the Rio Grande Valley, we are a nucleus of four counties (Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy County) that work as one unit to support our children academically and holistically.
RGV is home to a population of just over 1.3 million residents. Children across the region truly benefit from IDEAs mission of college for all as only 1 out of 17 students graduate college-ready. Our mission holds true as we have 2,400 IDEA alumni that currently attend, or have graduated from, 150 colleges and universities across the country.
Join our passionate team of change makers in south Texas as we prepare to expand our home region to 55 schools, serving over 38,000 students in 2022.
The role of the Social Emotional (SE) Counselor is to create and maintain a comprehensive social emotional learning program that is integrated into all aspects of the school community. This includes designing and leading professional development for faculty and staff, designing lessons for students to be given by teachers and/or the SE Counselor, leading the preparation of presentations for families and community members, collaborating with instructional coaches to coach and support teacher development on climate and culture (Guidepost 2 of the Guideposts for Excellent Teaching Rubric), overseeing the Peer Mediation Program, connecting families with community resources, providing direct student support when needed, and leading the implementation of any other new, research-based SE initiative(s), all of which will help the school address the social emotional learning needs of students that often serve as barriers to academic growth and achievement and overall well-being.
We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics:
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Knowledge and Skills:
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