Sophia Mendoza, Los Angeles Unified School District
ISTE affiliate: CUE
Sophia Mendoza is an innovative systems-level collaborator with over 20 years of experience as an education leader in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), and a member of the ISTE Board of Directors. As the director of LAUSD’s Instructional Technology Initiative, Mendoza leads the implementation of computer science education and digital citizenship programs across 1,300 schools. She’s committed to cultivating leaders and learners who are prepared for a growing digital world. Mendoza was named a NextGeneration Leader by EdScoop and CoSN; made the 2018 Most Influential People in EdTech list from Tech & Learning; is a 2019 ISTE Impact Award honoree; a 2019 Education Dive Innovator of the Year winner; and the 2020 Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region 16 Technology Administrator, an honor that recognizes her work in establishing strategic partnerships and programs that expand instructional technology opportunities for all students.
In-person sessionsFireside Chat With the ISTE Board: Recover, Reconnect and Reimagine Professional Learning Leading for Change: Designing Equitable Instructional Programs