Dr. Menjivar, Ed.D. (a.k.a. Dr. M)
All about Dr. Menjivar (MEN-GEE-VAR or Dr. M)
I graduated from the University of Southern California (Fight on!) with a doctorate in educational leadership in 2016. My research focused on educational technology in k-12 settings. I have taught grades 1-12 for the past 11 years and I am also the founder of a children’s theatre program in Los Angeles, California that has been producing musicals for ten years.
I decided to go into education because it is the greatest field in the world! It is an amazing feeling to know that I am part of the learning process with my students. Everyday brings about exciting teaching moments. Through my experience, I believe students learn best when they explore their interest within a classroom culture of inquiry. I strive everyday to ensure that my student’s curriculum achieves the “Three E’s” educational, engaging, and exciting. I am a life long learner who loves to read, write and research.
On a personal note, I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful children. On my spare time, I enjoy hiking, fishing, watching sports, theatre, films, camping, and spending time with family and friends.
I am excited to belong to the St. Mary’s Catholic School family!