Veronica “Betty” R. Mendoza is running for the Place 1 seat on the Mission C.I.S.D. school board. Mendoza formerly served on the MCISD board in 2014-16 by unanimous appointment of the board and seeks to gain a spot with the upcoming election. The election will be held Saturday, May 5.
Mendoza states she has been a Life Skills coach to high school students with the La Joya I.S.D. PEP program. She received her bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Texas-Pan American and a social work associate’s degree from South Texas College.
In community service, Mendoza has been an advocate the Hidalgo County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program.
Daughter of Arnulfo “Tatan” Rodriguez, a former Mission city councilman, and Irma Rodriguez, Mendoza is a “product of Mission schools.” She has been married for 35 years to Ignacio Mendoza and is “mother to Carmen, Ignacio Jr., Bianca and Arnulfo Mendoza, and grandmother to Sophia, Atom and James.”
In conclusion, Mendoza said, “I believe education is the greatest equalizer and have dedicated myself to improving our education system for our faculty, staff, and most importantly, our students. With your help and support, I will use my experience and passion for helping others to serve as your next Mission CISD school board member and be a voice and advocate for all.”