IDEA Walzem 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.
IDEA Walzem is located at
6445 Walzem Rd
San Antonio, TX 78239
Andrea Fernandez has been a part of the IDEA Team & Family since 2009. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Southwestern University, and subsequently two different graduate degrees, first a Master of Arts degree in Latin American studies from the University of California-San Diego in 2001, then a Master’s in education from Texas State University in 2004.
Fernandez began her career in education as a teaching assistant for undergraduate courses at the University of California-San Diego and the University of Texas. After developing a love for teaching, she began at the middle school level teaching ELA, speech, and humanities. She was a founding 6th grade Humanities teacher and team leader at IDEA San Juan in 2009.
After completing Leadership Pathways in 2010, her great interest in educational leadership brought her to IDEA Donna as an Assistant Principal, where she focused on high persistence, attendance rates, and low failure rates. At IDEA Donna, she organized the Intensive Academics tutoring program, served as coordinator for Section 504, focused on discipline management, and worked with school culture for grades 6th-12th. She also supervised Athletic Programming, served as Physical Education content leader, teacher coach, and evaluator. Additionally, Lopez was in the first cohort of IDEA Public Schools Rhodes Fellows for educational leadership training.
She currently lives in San Antonio, Texas and enjoys spending free time with her husband, Darío, and their two dogs.