Executive Director, San Antonio
Rolando has worked with IDEA since 2006. He started his career at IDEA Frontier College Prep as a 6th grade team leader. As grade team leader he achieved a 97% passing rate on the English Language Arts TAKS test.
He was promoted to Principal of IDEA Frontier College Prep in the fall of 2007. As Principal he raised the campuses TEA rating from Academically Unacceptable to Recognized in six months. The campus achieved Exemplary in Spring 2010. In 2010, Rolando was promoted to Vice President of Secondary Schools, a position he held until 2012.
As Executive Director of IDEA Public Schools in San Antonio, Rolando leads the organization’s campuses and expansion. This includes managing and coaching principals at IDEA Carver and IDEA South Flores, as well as engaging community leaders, families and key stakeholders in the region. He is focused on ensuring ambitious college ready results for all IDEA students in San Antonio.
Rolando and his wife, Sara, have three daughters and are relocating to San Antonio.