Mendez Teacher of the Year & SAUSD Classified Employee of the Year
Joe Miramontes is a plant custodian who has worked for the District for 28 years, and at Mendez since it opened. He was named Classified Employee of the Month for January 2016, and was nominated for working tirelessly to ensure that the school facilities are in top shape and that everything is working properly. Miramontes believes that when students walk into a clean, pleasant campus, they will take greater pride in their school and ultimately will learn better and faster. Everything he does is driven by this belief, and he performs all his duties with kindness and compassion.