Ms. Mendoza grew up in Milwaukee and attended Rufus King High School. After high school, she continued on to college and graduated as a Medical Assistant. She worked in the Pulmonary and Critical care unit for two years. After this experience, Ms. Mendoza joined Milwaukee Public Schools as a Paraprofessional in 2011. There she found her real passion, working with teachers, students, and their families to help serve her community. She is looking forward to building new relationships with students and families of St. Augustine.