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November 7, 2017 — Local Elections

Whittier Union High School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Maria Carmenita Mendez

4,051 votes (18.16%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Fully Staffed Schools - I support lower student-to-teacher ratio, more college and career advisors, a strong mentorship program with community members and organizations. I also support the expansion of our Adult School programming.
  • Mental Health Support. Higher incidence of mental health issues are prevalent in today's youth. Teachers must be adequately trained to identify students at risk and provide crisis response.
  • More School Funding - As a board member I will fight for more local and state funding for our schools.



Profession:Teacher/District Parent
Resource Specialist Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District (1998–current)


Concordia University Irvine Masters of Arts, Educational Administration (2017)
National University Masters of Education, Cross Cultural Teaching (2012)

Community Activities

Member, United Teacher Los Angeles (1998–current)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Whittier Voter Coalition
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party

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