Ms. Mendolia is currently in her 20th year of teaching as a lead teacher. In addition to her Primary Montessori duties, she is also the MPSA science lead, school sustainability liaison to APS, mentor coordinator, and is serving on the APS Deep Equity Leadership team. She began the Drew Buddy System, a program where older students assisted younger students with reading and assignments; as well as facilitating Drew’s first partnership with Microsoft for the ReSET program. Ms. Mendolia is now a candidate for the Arlington Teacher of the Year award, an honor to be announced at a later date. If you see her, please do give her your congratulations!