When you mention second-grade teacher Marvin Mendoza at Whittier Elementary School, you are instantly greeted with a warm smile and enthusiastic welcome. The teacher with perfect attendance during his 13 years of teaching is more than just a familiar name on campus, he’s the heartbeat on campus and the Sterling McCall VIP Services January Teacher of the Month.
“When I hired Mr. Mendoza almost 13 years ago, I couldn’t have imagined him unfolding into the remarkable employee he is today,” Principal Lorrie Lueptow said. “Mr. Mendoza is everything principals desire in a teacher and in leadership. He not only focuses on the success of his students, but he takes pride in nurturing his peers.” Continue reading