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Becky Mendez

Becky Mendez (TX '00)

Retired

At the time of the Award, Becky Mendez was:

Teacher
Jimmy Elrod Elementary School
San Antonio, TX


Biographical Information

Math and science teacher Becky Mendez has created a dynamic hands-on learning environment in her fourth-grade classroom at Elrod Elementary School in San Antonio. As campus science facilitator, Mrs. Mendez promotes science learning by planning and coordinating activities such as math/science family nights. She established the Young Astronauts Program at Elrod Elementary, through which she arranges weekend trips to NASA and helps coordinate the district's annual overnight stargazing party. Co-author of the district's fourth-grade science curriculum, Mrs. Mendez is a frequent staff presenter, offering creative workshops and sharing best instructional practices with fellow teachers. She is also an effective teacher of reading, engaging her students in a scrapbook project that also involves parents.



Additional Information

Degrees/Certifications

1990 University of Texas - San Antonio, B.A.


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