Our Leadership

Passionate. Innovative. Dedicated.

At IDEA, we invest in people who bring 100% every day and are motivated to inspire others to believe in themselves and do their best work. We currently have leadership teams overseeing our district-wide, regional, and board operations.

SENIOR LEADERSHIP
Collin Sewell

Collin Sewell

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Jeff Cottrill

Dr. Jeff Cottrill

Superintendent

Candice Burns

Candice Burns

Chief Communications Officer

Layne Fisher

Layne Fisher

Chief Operating Officer

Phillip Garza

Phillip Garza

Chief College and Diversity Officer

Martin Winchester

Martin Winchester

Chief Human Assets Officer

Dolores Gonzalez

Dolores Gonzalez

Chief Program Officer

Cody Grindle

Cody Grindle

Chief Information Officer

Leanne Hernandez

Leanne Hernandez

Chief Financial Officer

Jessica Hess

Jessica Hess

Chief Compliance & Administrative Officer

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Aisha Gayle Turner

Interim Chief Advancement Officer

Al Lopez

Al Lopez

In Memoriam

AREA LEADERSHIP

Dr. Ernie Cantu

Area Superintendent

Rolando Posada

Area Superintendent

Jill Dominguez

Jill Dominguez

Regional Superintendent, RGV

REGIONAL LEADERSHIP
AndreaFernandez

Andrea Fernandez

Executive Director, Austin

Frankie Gray

Frankie Gray

Executive Director, El Paso

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Dr. Dionel C. Waters

Executive Director, Tarrant County

Julene Robinson

Executive Director, Tampa Bay

Natalie Rubio

Executive Director, Houston

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Angie Arismendi

Executive Director, San Antonio

Bethany Solis

Executive Director, Permian Basin

Matt Kyle

Matthew Kyle

Executive Director, Cincinnati

Adam Miller

Adam Miller

Executive Director, Florida

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Disha Jain

Interim Executive Director, Louisiana

Our Student Application is now Open!

We are now accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year for Ohio, Florida, and the majority of Texas schools. Whether you are new to IDEA or have a new sibling coming to IDEA, be sure to submit your application.