Ms. Mendoza's Biography
Greetings! This school year will be my ninth year teaching in CPS and I am beyond thrilled to be facilitating the design of Decatur's Makerspace program. As we begin our second year of programming of Makerspace, I commit each day to build a culture of creativity where each child feels empowered to persevere through the challenges they will encounter on a daily basis; as well as ensuring our students are developing the skills needed for 21st century job opportunities. Throughout this course, students will be challenged with developing an idea for a project, designing and redesigning a prototype of their idea in order to see their project succeed. Our goal will be to get comfortable with making mistakes in order to create something new and reach our project goals. I love what I do and look forward to a wonderful and creative school year!
A little about myself: I was born and raised on the southwest side of Chicago (Go Sox!) and I currently live on the northwest side with my husband, Chris, son Ezekiel and dog Bailey. I received both my Bachelor's and Master’s degree from the University of Chicago. I love to run and spend as much time by Lake Michigan as possible. I ran my second Chicago Marathon in 2018 and I'm sure the third marathon will be right around the corner. :)