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Mrs. Heather Mendoza


Greetings!  My name is Heather Mendoza.  I have taught at Dora M. Sauceda Middle School since 2014 and am very proud to be a Seminole!  When I was a student, I had teachers that I admired and who inspired me to dream big.  I want to be that light for my students!

I graduated from UTRGV (UTPA) and began my career in the business world.  No matter how great it was,  something was missing.  I couldn’t ignore the feeling that I was meant to share my love of education with others.  I have very fond memories of my middle school years.  With many changes happening during these years, having someone who motivates us to learn during this time can make a big difference!

I teach English Language Arts (8h Grade and English I).  Throughout my years at Donna ISD, I have written curriculum for middle school and high school, sponsored the cheerleading team, been a part of many committees, conducted trainings for my fellow colleagues, and held the position of ELA Department Chair.  I am very honored to be a part of Sauceda MS!

Welcome, Mighty Seminole, to our school!  This year will be filled with learning, experiences, and fun!  We are glad you are here!