IDEA Horizon Vista

Proudly serving the parents, families and students of El Paso, Texas.

IDEA Horizon Vista Storm

WHO WE ARE

IDEA Horizon Vista is one of IDEA’s newest campuses set to foster students on the road to college starting in 2020.

2020

Year Founded

450

Students Served Aug 2020

Pre-K – 3 & 6 – 7

21-22 Grade Levels

OUR CAMPUS

Campus Leaders

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JoAnn Brant

Principal, IDEA Horizon Vista Academy

In 1996, Joann earned her Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance from Baylor University. After earning her degree and working in finance departments with the school district, she started her family while earning a Masters Degree in Education – Specializing in Curriculum and Instruction.

This is her 18th year in the field of education. JoAnn has served as a teacher in multiple grades, including elementary,  intermediate elementary, Dyslexia Teacher, Reading Specialist, and Curriculum Coach. All of this experience led her to where I am now.  JoAnn is going on 22 years of marriage to her husband Robert, and they are proud parents of their two children Valerie and Seth.

Joann believes all scholars will achieve student success, paving their way to and through college. She looks forward to building a strong partnership with the IDEA Storm family to service both IDEA students’ academic and socioemotional success.

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Stephen Lopez

Founding Principal,
IDEA Horizon Vista College Prep

Stephen was in born and raised in El Paso, Texas and received a Bachelor of Science in Political Communication with a certificate in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. He started his teaching career at Miller Jordan Middle School in San Benito, TX where he taught 8th grade Mathematics.

Stephen joined IDEA in 2015 as their AP Microeconomics, Algebra 1, and Communication Applications Teacher. In his third year, he took on the role as an Assistant Principal of Instruction at IDEA Riverview College Prep and helped the campus become an “A” rated school and earn all 7 distinctions.   

Going into his second year as a Principal in Residence, Stephen will become the Founding College Preparatory Principal at IDEA Horizon Vista. He is committed and passionate about working with a group of school leaders to help change the course of students’ lives. Stephen coaches relentlessly to improve academic achievement for students and always lets the data tell the story of what students know or do not know. 

Denise Franco

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Assistant Principal of Operations, IDEA Horizon Vista

Denise earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2013. Her goal is to continue her education with plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in Leadership Studies.

Denise has been in the education field since 2017 and was formerly employed at El Paso Community College as an Administrative Assistant for the Career and Transfer Services Department. She had the pleasure of being the launching SIS for IDEA Edgemere and the Training and Events Coordinator for the El Paso Region.

As of July 2020, I have the honor to be part of the Horizon Vista Family. Go STORM!

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