My name is Jacqueline Méndez. After working in the business sector for several decades I decided to fulfill my heart’s desire and become an educator. In 2004, I graduated from State University of Old Westbury, New York, where I obtained a Bachelors of Science in Childhood Elementary K-6 with a Bilingual Extension, a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish K-12 Culture, History, and Language. Then in 2010, a Masters in Educational Leadership from Saint Leo University in Dade City, Florida. I am also endorsed to teach ESOL (English as a Second Language), Gifted and High Achieving Students. For the past decade, I have taught at Northwest Elementary school; eight years in third grade and two years in second. I also taught two years in Hernando County.
My husband Cesar and I are blessed above and beyond all measures with more than “30 years of marriage.” Our amazing extended family includes four sons, one daughter, nine grandchildren. In December 2017, we are joyfully expecting the arrival of grand-baby number “TEN.” Another important family member is our ten year old Boston Terrier named Beanie, who we LOVE even though she SNORES while she’s awake.
Both Cesar and I enjoy spending quality time with family and friends, cooking with natural herbs and spices, playing board-games and dominoes. We also enjoy traveling, going on cruises, listening and dancing to music. I also enjoy the beach, biking, gardening, Palm Trees, reading, writing, and most of all teaching.