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Excellence in Teaching Award

David Mendez

David Mendez has 20 years of teaching experience. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a teaching credential from UCLA Extension. He has also participated in many professional development activities to expand his knowledge as a teacher, to bring excitement and learning to his students.

He has worked with the curriculum office in developing materials to use in various academic classes in adult education. He has also presented in many Los Angeles Unified School District conferences. In addition, he has made math program presentations on a national level for COABE.

Many adults are visual learners. Mr. Mendez prides himself on creating lessons that are filled with visual images and examples. He especially finds it exciting when students grasp the organization of an essay and a thorough understanding of fractions.

Mr. Mendez enjoys traveling across the country and has a great affinity for coaching soccer.