Rosa M

Rosa Mendoza

Board Member

I was born and raised in Mexico, I'm the fourth child of six children. I studied business in Mexico. I moved to America, in 1995, it was hard to find a job because the language difference. I was working as an assistant teacher in Mexico so I found out what I needed to become a teacher in this country. I attended a Montessori conference 1999 with a friend and from that time I believed in Maria Montessori philosophy. I did my child development education in Cañada College, in Redwood City CA, between 2000-2003 and I completed my Montessori Teacher Credential practicum in 2010.

I'm married and I have five children. Alfredo Jr. who is 27, Gustavo who is 25, my twins Andy and Kory who are 14 (now in 10th grade at ODA), Sabrina who is 9. As a mother I believe that a child should be valued and treated with respect because the first years in a child lives are the most important to develop independence, self-confident and respectfulness toward others.

When I am not busy teaching my students, I am busy teaching and helping my own children. I also enjoy outdoor activities such as soccer, swimming, hiking, biking and much more with my family. And if I have a spare moment, I also enjoy reading, music and movies.