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School Board Member Johanna LopezJohanna López was elected to represent District 2 on the Orange County School Board in 2018 after her campaign was fully run by current and former OCPS students. A native of Puerto Rico, Ms. López earned her Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Studies from the University of Puerto Rico and holds a Master of Arts in Higher Education from the Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico.

Before joining the school board, she served as an Advanced Placement Spanish Teacher at Colonial High for 19 years (1999-2018), earning the distinction of being the 2017 OCPS Teacher of the Year. Ms. López is also a recipient of the Governor's Shine Award for Inspirational Teachers, the Queen Smith Award for Commitment to Urban Public Education, Macy's Magic of Leadership Award, the Wings of Inspiration Award, Coca-Cola's Educator of Distinction Award, and the Life Changer of the Year award.

López has an impressive record of serving the community, being the founder of FamiliasPresentes: Estudiantes Excelentes, an online forum directed to making the parents aware of different educational issues and opportunities, and Maestros Puertorriqueños en Acción. Her other community involvements include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council, the OCPS Calendar Committee, the OCPS Foundation Board, Leadership Orange, and Mi Familia Vota's Education Committee. In 2017, she participated as part of the Superintendent's Public Education Leadership Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She was also recognized as the 2021 Elected Official of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Florida Central Unit. She is currently the Executive Director of the Alianza Center, a not-for-profit that serves the Puerto Rican and Hispanic communities of Florida by developing and promoting leadership, the environment, healthy living, and civic engagement.  

Ms. López, the daughter of a World War II veteran, is a proud mother of four young adults who all attended Orange County public schools. Three are former OCPS students, and one attends high school in School Board District 2.

Contact Information

 E-mail: [email protected]
 Phone: 407-317-3236
Address P.O. Box 271
Orlando, FL 32802


Johanna López's Biography (English)


Johanna López's Biography (Spanish)

News & Information

August 2021 District 2 Newsletter

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June 30, 2021 - District 2 June Newsletter SEL Highlights 

Site 43-E-SE-2 40% Construction Community Presentation - Feb, 25, 2021 
 - Click here to view Community Meeting YouTube video 

OCPS Facilities District 2 School Construction and Maintenance Projects 2020-21

Stonewall Jackson Middle School Renaming Survey Results 9.8.20 

Regreso a Clases Durante el Covid-19 Presentacion 8.6.20

Pinar Elementary 40% Construction Community Meeting Presentation - Feb 26, 2020

Site 83-E-SE-3 100% Design/Construction Kick-off Presentation - April 29, 2019

Pinar Elementary 100% Design Community Meeting Presentation - April 17, 2019

40% Construction Community Meeting for Deerwood Elementary Presentation - Feb. 11, 2019

How OCPS Plans Schools Presentation - Aug. 29, 2018

30% Design Community Meeting for Pinar Elementary - Aug. 20, 2018

Represented Schools

Elementary

Andover, Avalon, Chickasaw, Deerwood, Eagle Creek, Engelwood, Forsyth Woods, Hidden Oaks, Laureate ParkLittle River, Moss Park, Northlake Park Community, Pinar, Stone Lakes, Sun Blaze, Sunrise, Three Points, Timber Lakes, Ventura, Vista Lakes and Waterford

Middle

Avalon, Discovery, Innovation, Roberto Clemente, Lake Nona, LibertyOdyssey and Timber Springs

High

Colonial, Lake Nona and Timber Creek

Special Schools

Orlando Technical College - Avalon Campus

*Charter schools can be found at the School Choice page.