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Alexis Mendez

Director of ESOL  
Assistant Professor of Education 
ESOL/Bilingual Teaching certification - Western Oregon University
B.A. Willamette University
M.A.T. Willamette University

Professional: Prior to coming to Corban, Professor Mendez taught in preschool, kindergarten, and first and second grade bilingual classrooms in Puebla, Mexico; Santa Clara, California; and the Salem-Keizer school district. She was also an adjunct instructor for Corban’s education department for four years before accepting a faculty position in 2012.

In 2000, she helped write and administrate a Title VII grant which created a Spanish-language preschool program in West Salem and focused on early literacy skills and school-readiness for English language learners. Professor Mendez served as the lead teacher for the program.

Personal: Alexis and her husband, who is from Puebla, Mexico, live in Salem with their three children.

Why Corban: “It is exciting to be part of educating teachers and to be able to use biblical principles as our baseline. Corban’s strong partnership with local public school districts brings a unique opportunity for us to serve in our community and bring our strengths, talents and passions to our neighbors in the city beyond our campus.”