Administrative Team



David Napoleon  619-956-4611

  • Bachelor of Arts in Management Information Systems from the University of Notre Dame
  • Master of Arts in Education from San Diego State University
  • I have taught all levels of Math  – (Pre-Algebra – AP Calculus), Accounting, Computers, Economics, and Virtual Enterprise.
  • I enjoy bike riding, hiking, water skiing, snow skiing, the ocean, and just being outside.  I also love to cook.  I love my work and being with teenagers all day.
  • Here is an updated Letter for prospective families from the IDEA Center Principal, Mr. Napoleon.

Vice Principals:


Dawn Cuizon (Students M-Z)  619-956-4620

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from San Diego State University,
  • Master of Arts in Educational Counseling from National University,
  • Administrative Services Credential from San Diego State University.
  • I was a Counselor before I became a VP at IDEA.
  • I love spending time with my family – we love to camp, surf, ride bikes, snorkel and just about anything else outdoors or at the beach.


Shannon Foster (Students A-L) 619-956-4621

Principal Secretary: Peggy Gedman 619-956-4612

Vice Principal Secretary: April Clement 619-956-4625

IDEA Center High School

1600 N. Cuyamaca Street El Cajon, CA 92020

619-956-IDEA (4332)