Meet the Assistant Principal

Stephanie Lopez


Welcome CFB families to a new school year!  I look forward to working with students and families as they acquire skills and strategies to carry them into their post-secondary lives.  Each and every student deserves a plan for success.  As an administrator, I will work hard to create and support success plans for students, families, and staff.
 2020-2021 begins my 20th year in the district, 5 years as a teacher and 14 as an administrator.  I earned my bachelor’s degree from University of Texas at San Antonio and my master’s from the University of North Texas.  I am thrilled to join the staff of Bea Salazar Learning Center and Mary Grimes Education Center.
My husband, Rob, and I have 2 children.  Both of our children grew up in CFB and currently attend Ranchview High School and Barbara Bush Middle School.

James Otto


This will be my second year serving as an assistant principal of alternative education in CFBISD.  This is year 19 in education (15 of those in CFBISD!!!) with the last 5 in administration at Long Middle School, and at RL Turner and Creekview High School. I was a teacher and coach at Long Middle School and Vivian Field Middle School.  As a teacher, I taught middle school social studies.

I received my Bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State in History and my Master’s degree also from Lamar University in Educational Leadership.  I am currently pursuing my Doctoral in Educational Leadership from Lamar University as well.  I will be marrying my best friend soon. She is a teacher in McKinney. We have 2 boys (soon to be 3) and enjoy hiking and spending time with family.

I am proud to serve as an administrator for both the Mary Grimes Education Center and the Bea Salazar Learning Center.