Ms. Kimberly Mendez

6th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Kimberly Mendez was raised in the Bronx, New York. She is an alumna of DePauw University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies and a focus on Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies. Kimberly is currently obtaining her Masters from Columbia University's Teacher's College. Before S2, she was a founding history teacher at Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School and a 5th grade history teacher at Excellence Girls Middle Academy. Outside the classroom, Kimberly is a community activist and organizer, focusing on issues ranging from raising awareness about violence against women to creating spaces of visibility for young women of color by designing culturally responsive curriculum that center on the experiences of Black and Brown girls.