District 2 - Johanna López

Johanna LópezJohanna 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 leading and serving the community, being the founder of Familias Presentes: Estudiantes Excelentes, an online forum directed to making the parents aware of different educational issues and opportunities, and Maestros Puertorriqueños en Acción. After her appointment as a school board member, she served as the Executive Director for Voces Unidas por La Educacion and the Alianza Center, not-for-profits that respectively promote education, advocacy, leadership, and civic engagement among the Hispanic communities of Florida.

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. In the same year, she was recognized by U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy from Florida’s 7th congressional district, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 for her impact and contributions to the Hispanic community. 

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, where one currently attends high school in School Board District 2.

Represented Schools

Elementary Schools
AndoverAvalonChickasawDeerwoodEagle CreekEngelwoodForsyth WoodsHidden OaksLaureate ParkLittle RiverMoss ParkNorthlake Park CommunityPinarStone LakesSun BlazeSunriseThree PointsTimber LakesVenturaVillage Park,  Vista Lakes and Waterford

Middle Schools
AvalonRoberto ClementeDiscoveryInnovationLake Nona, Liberty, Odyssey and Timber Springs

High Schools

ColonialLake Nona and Timber Creek

Special Schools
Orlando Technical College - Avalon Campus

Upcoming Relief Schools** (Planned Opening Year)
129-M-SE-2 (Aug 2024)
97-E-SE-2 (Aug 2024)
50-H-SE-2 (Aug 2024)
130-E-SE-2* (Aug 2026)

*Construction projects are always subject to change based on the District's Ten-Year Facilities Plan. Click here to navigate to our facilities webpage, and see when these projects are currently projected to open. 

**Click here to see where these school sites are located in District 2.

Contact Information

Johanna López
P.O. Box 271
Orlando, FL 32802
Phone: 407-317-3236
Email: [email protected]
External link to Johanna Lopez's Facebook page.  External link to Johanna Lopez's Official Twitter page  External link to Johanna Lopez' Official Instagram page  External link to the Official OCPS School Board Meetings YouTube page

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