One of Us: Ms. Mendoza

Ms. Mendoza graduated from Oakcrest High School in 2007. After high school, she went on to Stockton University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Language Arts and a minor degree in Latin American and Caribbean studies. Before coming to HHS, Ms. Mendoza worked as a Spanish teacher at the Jordan Road School in Somers Point and the Richmond Ave School in Atlantic City. She was inspired by her ESL and Spanish teachers where she learned the importance of bilingual education and assisting the public.

Why did you get into education? I knew I could help so many students and inspire them to make a difference. This is why I felt like education was the perfect career for me.

My least favorite thing about my job is… waking up early.

The thing I enjoy most about doing my job… teaching in two languages.

My Biggest Fear is… falling from a roller coaster.

One thing about me that would surprise people is… I can’t cook Hispanic food.

When I’m not in school, my hobbies include… photography and spending time with my dog.

One thing I learned about working at HHS is… that there is a dance called (HOP) for freshman and sophomores.