Miss Mendoza's Room

         Grades 7 - 9

About Me

I am Miss Nelyssa Mendoza and I teach our grade 7-9 students. 

I was called to teach in little Port Hardy and made the big move from my hometown of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.  I initially never saw myself as a teacher but believe that God placed me in several situations that helped mould me into one.  A major game changer was a mission trip I embarked on in 2015 to Honduras where I served as a missionary High School Science teacher. Although I had next to no teaching experience, I saw how God worked through my unqualified self and discovered how fulfilling of a ministry teaching was.  Upon realization of my calling to share God’s love through teaching, I made the trip to Lacombe, Alberta to get my B.Ed degree from Burman University.

My favourite Bible verse is found in 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 which reads, “And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

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My Favorite Things



Playing guitar

Creating things

Swimming (even though I can’t swim)

Exploring nature

Shooting hoops

Riding roller coasters

Adrenaline junkie (sky diving is at the top of my bucket list)

Classroom Rules


If you are ordering Scholastic Books, please use the Class Code for Grades 7-9 as we get credit for each classroom.  The class code is below.

Class Code: RC726859

1. Be on time, on task and prepared to learn everyday!

2. Be responsible for your own learning!

3. Keep all personal electronics put away (unless told otherwise).

4. Respect the teacher, other students, yourself, and the classroom!

5. Clean up after yourself -- I ain't yo momma!