The dedicated team of educators working to transform lives.

Enock Benavides was born in El Salvador and finished his early education and middle school in San Miguel, El Salvador. Mr. Benavides then moved to Los Angeles where he continued his high school education at Belmont High School. Not knowing what to study, he enrolled at LACC where he got his Associate Degree in Liberal Arts to later transfer to CalStateLA where he got his teaching credential and BA in Spanish.

His teaching career began at University High School for LAUSD in 2008. Mr Benavides joined Vista Charter Middle School in 2012 teaching Spanish for 6-8 graders. At Vista is where his leadership career started by being part of the Instructional Leadership Team, Instructional Interventionist, and Assistant Principal. Mr. Benavides earned his Master Degree in Educational Leadership from CalState Dominguez Hills. 

This year 2023, Mr. Benavides moved to Vista Horizon Global Academy to be the proud principal of our school. Mr. Benavides believes in Transforming the School Experience by working with all stakeholders as a team. He believes partnerships with parents and community partners are essential to support the education of our students.

During his free time, Mr. Benavides enjoys spending time with family, walking his dog, reading, and serving his faith community.