Name: Santa Monica Mendoza

School: Helms Elementary

Subject: Math and Science

Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.…

Hello, my name is Santa Monica Mendoza. I am a recent graduate from the University of St. Thomas. I like to spend time outdoors with my family and friends. I enjoy volunteering for my community and if I have the opportunity I participate in different events. I love Italian food, Paris posters/ statues, traveling and coffee. I also enjoy organizing and sorting things to have a clean working area.

Give us an idea of your education passion, can you tell us something of why you chose education…

I decided to go into education because I struggled learning English as a second language and now, I want to help students have a good experience and transition to a new language. I am an advocate for bilingualism and strongly believe students have more opportunities when learning more than one language. I also enjoy seeing students discover new things and become amazing members of society. Helping others grow is one of my favorite things to do.


To help you feel better what do you like? Card, Starbucks, candy, prayer, etc.… list as many things as you wish

Prayer, Starbucks, outdoors activities, mediating/ yoga, chocolate cake, mixed nuts, Nutella, chips, facials and face masks.

To help you with supplies, what items are you wanting?

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Clorox wipes
  • Kleenex
  • Math manipulatives
  • Classroom organizers/ drawers
  • Anchor chart paper
  • Sentence stems
  • Counters
  • Sticky notes, pens, expo markers, Mr. Sketch markers
  • Laminating sheets
  • Construction paper/ printing paper
  • Pencils
  • Crayons / colored pencils
  • Composition notebooks
  • Individual student color boxes