Phone: (210) 356-3500
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Mathematics, Teacher Certification Spanish Minor
Ms. Mendez teaches 6th grade Math, and has taught at IKE since 2018. Ms. Mendez is a graduate of St. Mary's University, and is currently working on her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Ms. Mendez, why do you love teaching?
I love teaching because it is a very rewarding occupation. I love pushing students out of their comfort zones, and getting them to believe in themselves. It is rewarding to see a student who "hates" math change their mind, and begin to appreciate it.
How do you create a welcoming environment for all?
I create a welcoming environment for all by allowing everyone to have a voice in my classroom and acknowledging the rights of every classroom. No idea is "too dumb" and no mistakes is "stupid" because mistakes are part of the learning process.
How will you communicate and be accessible to your students and parents?
I will be comminicating with students and parents via email and Google Voice.
What do you like to do? What inspires you?
I like to watch movies with my family. I enjoy going hiking, bowling, and completing escape rooms. I am inpsired by those around me who care about others, who are kind, and people who aren't afraid to stand up for what they believe in.
1st Period (8:20 - 9:12) Math 6 Acceleration
2nd Period (9:16-10:04) Math 6
3rd Period (10:08 - 10:56) Math 6 Co-Teach with Mrs. Avila
Teacher Lunch-A (11:00 - 11:30)
4th Period (11:34-12:22) Math 6 GT, Honors
5th Period (12:26 – 1:14) Math 6
6th Period (1:18 – 2:06) Math 6 Honors
7th Period (2:10 - 2:58) Math 6 Co-Teach with Mrs. Avila
8th Period (3:02-3:50) Planning/Conference
Monday (PLC Day)
1st Period (8:20 - 9:05) Math 6 Acceleration
2nd Period (9:09-9:54) Math 6
3rd Period (9:58 - 10:43) Math 6 Co-Teach with Mrs. Avila
Teacher Lunch-A (10:45 - 11:15)
4th Period (11:19-12:04) Math 6 GT, Honors
5th Period (12:08 – 12:53) Math 6
6th Period (1:57 – 1:42) Math 6 Honors
7th Period (1:46 - 2:31) Math 6 Co-Teach with Mrs. Avila
8th Period (2:35-3:20) Planning/Conference