Patricia Cantu

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Patricia Cantu

I'm a 1st Grade Teacher.  I was born in Texas and have lived in California.  I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Multidisciplinary Studies from Texas Tech University. I enjoy reading, watching movies and working in the garden.
 Jessica Gutierrez

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Jessica Gutierrez

Hello, my name is Jessica Gutierrez.  This is my fifth year teaching at Rufino Mendoza Elementary.  I have worked in the FWISDvsince 2011. Before teaching, I was as a FWISD pyramid substitute for the North Side.  I was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX. I graduated from Arlington Heights HS. I received my bachelor’s degree in Communications - Radio, Television, and Film from the University of Texas at Austin. Hook 'Em Horns!  I love and enjoy my family, church, education, and politics. I hope that our classroom this year will produce some of the finest minds Rufino Mendoza has ever seen!! J

 Maria Mendoza

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Maria Mendoza

My name is Maria Mendoza and I teach 1st grade Dual Language. I have been in the district for eight years. I attribute my passion for education to my mother, who worked for the district as a special education assistant for over twenty years. I continue her legacy of “every child can learn” by providing the best education possible to my students. 
 
I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Incarnate Word. I also hold a Master’s in Education in School Counseling from Tarleton State University. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family and love to spoil my nieces and nephews. I also enjoy teaching my little Shih Tzu,Turby, new tricks. I have been a runner my whole life and love to run the Trinity Trails. I love traveling to Miami, Florida where I’m the happiest when I’m at the beach.
 Concepcion Nava

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Concepcion Nava

My name is Concepcion Nava. I graduated from Texas Wesleyan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Bilingual Education, Early Childhood- 6th grade.  I have been working in FWISD for 10 years. I've been at Rufino Mendoza for seven years serving as a Bilingual teacher. I have taught 2nd grade for three years and 1st grade for four years, which I so enjoy.  I am married and I have two boys. I love musical boxes, to draw, do crafts, watch movies and spend time with my husband and boys. 

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