Sophia Mendoza, Director, Instructional Technology Initiative at Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), oversees the integration of instructional technology across the nation’s second-largest school district. CETF is partnering with Mendoza’s team on School2Home to close the Digital Divide and Achievement Gap in middle schools. Her insightful approach includes supporting educator growth through comprehensive professional development and aligning missions with strategic partners. Leading with instruction, she says, means centering equity and access for students so that all learners receive the instructional scaffolding needed to thrive in a digital world. In Los Angeles, School2Home serves more than 10,000 students and 500 teachers in 14 schools and is working to expand to an additional 3 schools.
Who’s Making It Happen: Los Angeles Unified School District; Sophia Mendoza, Director, Instructional Technology Initiative; Francisco Canche, Program, Policy and Partnership Development Specialist.
Learn more about Director Mendoza in a Q and A with CETF.