David Mendez

David Mendez

Hi everyone!

I would like to begin by introducing myself as an educator, a loving husband and father, an athlete, and a friend.

As an educator, my goal is to always provide a safe learning environment where I proudly undertake a caring role in my students’ growth through encouragement and modeling a love for learning. I place a great deal of importance on cooperative learning and creating an inclusive community in the classroom. After nine years of teaching, it holds true that the best part of being a teacher are the students!

As a husband and father, I try to keep it simple. We love, laugh and play as much as we can. I take great joy in being involved and in finding a healthy work/life balance so that I can nurture the support I need from home to be successful at work.

Calling myself an athlete might be more credit than I deserve (haha!), but sports, games, and being active have been part of my life for as long as I can remember.  When we play games and compete, we are given the opportunity to collaborate and learn from one another in a different realm outside of the classroom. I am excited to share my background in sports and promote regular physical activity at our school.

And finally as a friend, I will strive to foster trusting, dependable, and caring relationships with my teaching colleagues and support staff. I strongly believe a friendly atmosphere not only invites collaboration and inclusion, but it also summons genuine kindness, humor and fun!

With great anticipation, I look forward to a great school year filled with positive learning experiences!

 

Sincerely,

Mr. Mendez