Andrea Mendoza is the K-12 Social Studies specialist for Arlington Public Schools. She previously held a similar role in Loudoun County and taught social studies in Virginia public schools for 10 years.

Andrea is passionate about preparing students to become engaged community citizens. In 2018 she founded “Girls on the Map,” a program that connected high school students with female leaders in government, diplomacy, business and civil society. She has participated in The George Washington University’s Teachers in Industry Program and the Global Education Think Tank at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. She received a Fulbright teachers grant in Ecuador and is an Ambassador for Teach SDGs, an education advocacy group for the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

She has a B.A. in Education and History from the University of Rhode Island and an M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University. She is a member of the National Council for the Social Studies and the Virginia Social Studies Leaders Consortium.