Principal's Message

Johnie Flores

Founding Principal

“Welcome to YES Prep North Forest Elementary! My name is Johnie Flores and I’m the Founding Principal. I’m grateful you’ve chosen North Forest Elementary as your student’s school and we look forward to partnering with you to ensure your child is provided an incredible elementary school experience. As a little girl growing up in the North Forest zone, I did not have the privilege of attending great elementary, middle or high schools. As a child, I didn’t realize how many opportunities were available to me outside of my neighborhood. That’s why I’m so passionate about opening North Forest Elementary. I know there are countless creative, brilliant and resourceful children that live in the North Forest community and all of them deserve access to an excellent school. I can’t wait to meet you, parents. I also can’t wait to meet your children. Most important, I look forward to building a foundation for students so they can grow up to lead a choice-filled life.” 

About Johnie Flores

Johnie Flores is a native Houstonian, a proud member of the Chickasaw Nation, and a first-generation college graduate. She joined the education movement in 2007, after working in fashion and retail. From 2007 through 2012, Johnie taught a variety of subjects to diverse student populations at García Elementary and Herod Elementary; both of which are part of Houston Independent School District. 

Johnie joined YES Prep Public Schools in 2012 as an Instructional Coach for Teaching Excellence. She supported teachers from Pre-K through 12th grade at various YES Prep and KIPP Houston campuses. In 2013, Johnie transitioned back to campus life and served as a Dean of Instruction and Director of Academics at YES Prep Brays Oaks for six years.  

Johnie accepted the Resident Principal role with YES Prep in June of 2019. In her Resident Principal role this school year, Johnie served as Interim Principal at two different campuses and as Interim Director of Student Support at a third campus. 

Johnie obtained a Bachelor of Science in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin, Master of Education from the University of Houston, and holds a Texas Principal Certification.