IDEA Mesa Hills

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

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IDEA Mesa Hills 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

Pre-K – 3 &
6 – 8

Grade Levels


Campus Leaders

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Patricia Landavazo

Founding Principal, IDEA Mesa Hills Academy

Patricia Landavazo has been in education for 25 years. In July of 2018, Patricia relocated to the Rio Grande Valley to be a PIR at IDEA North Mission. She left her family in El Paso so that she could dedicate 100% of her time to learning and living IDEA’s mission. In February of 2019, Patricia was named Principal of IDEA Mesa Hills Academy in El Paso Region. Patricia is truly committed to the mission of IDEA for all students to go to and through college.  

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Nayeli Velasquez

Founding Principal, IDEA Mesa Hills College Prep

Nayeli Velasquez was born in Juarez, Mexico in an impoverished area.  Her parents emigrated to the United States to provide a better future for their 3 children and were very clear that they had sacrificed their life in Mexico to make sure we received a quality education. 

She earned Bachelor’s Degree in English and American Literature, with a minor in Linguistics.  I earned a double masters, one in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Instructional Technology and the second in Administration.  I am currently working on my doctorate in Transformational Leadership.

Velasquez wants everyone to have and experience what she has, making a point to help family members and friends on their road to and through college.  Today, she is proud to say that she is one of the reasons why my extended family found value in education.

Velasquez says that finding IDEA was like a dream come true and that she is excited to be able to follow her passion of providing support and maintaining a college going culture at IDEA Mesa Hills College Prep.

In her spare time, Velasquez enjoys partaking in “safe adrenaline”.  She has jumped out of a plane, bungee jumped, hiked a glacier and gone white water rafting amongst other things. Her next adventure is to cage dive with great white sharks.

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Jorge Delgadillo

Assistant Principal of Operations, IDEA Mesa Hills