Dolores Gonzalez

Dolores Gonzalez

Deputy Superintendent


Dolores brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this position, demonstrating exceptional leadership qualities and a deep understanding of our organization’s mission and values.

As Chief Program Officer at IDEA Public Schools for 13 years, Dolores has overseen curriculum and instruction, assessment, athletics, special programs, accountability, and instructional strategy at a national level for grades K-12 across the organization. 

Initiatives she has led at IDEA include AP for All, intensive content training for teachers and leaders, crafting our vision of 1:1, and Critical Student Intervention (CSI), which is research-based reading and math intervention for IDEA’s most academically at-risk students.  

Before becoming Chief Program Officer, Dolores was Director of Special Education for two years and Vice President of Student Support Services for four years. Before that, she was a special education teacher at San Diego ISD in San Diego, Texas. A native Texan, Dolores was born and raised throughout the state until she and her family settled in Kingsville, Texas. She attended Texas A&M University–Kingsville, where she majored in Psychology and minored in Business Administration. In 2003, she received her teacher certification and master’s degree in special education. 

As Deputy Superintendent, Dolores will be responsible for ensuring IDEA has the most effective curriculum, academic programs, school management, college success systems, talent development programs, student performance strategies, student social-emotional learning and advocacy resources, and processes to support our schools in delivering the highest quality education to achieve our mission of preparing 100% of our students for college. 

Dolores currently lives in McAllen, Texas and enjoys reading and spending time with her family.