New 3/4 Grade Teacher: Monica Rossmerz Méndez

Wildflower is pleased to welcome Monica to our community. Born and raised in Chico, Monica has strong ties to the community and fond memories of her own experiences with open classroom education as a child. Monica says that the open classroom learning environment made her a more confident, inquisitive learner as well as more tolerant, flexible and self-sufficient.

Monica has a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Education from U.C. Santa Cruz. She spent the last four years living in El Salvador with her husband, teaching first grade at the International School of San Salvador. Monica speaks fluent Spanish and would like to incorporate the language into her curriculum, and potentially help create a Spanish program at Wildflower. Please join us in welcoming Monica to the Wildflower team.