Alfonso Mendoza Jr., is an Instructional Technologist, Podcaster and Google Innovator from the Rio Grande Valley located in the heart of South Texas. He attended the Univesity of Texas-Pan American and graduated with a Bachelors in Business Administration in 2003. He later found his true calling and passion in 2006 when he became a teacher. Alfonso taught in the classroom for 11 years where his business skills such as customer service, personalized service, and knowing your audience paid off in dividends as he became a successful classroom teacher.
During this time his passion for technology grew and experienced firsthand the amazing work that students can do if given the opportunity to create. Alfonso's class was even featured by Scratch MIT for the work he did with coding.
Alfonso serves as an Instructional Technologist and has received his Masters in Educational Technology, E-Learning Certification, Technology Leadership Certification from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, along with his Technology Director Certificate from TCEA. He is currently working on his doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in Educational Technology. He is also 1 of less than 3000 Google Innovators worldwide and was named 1 out of the top 50 EdTech Influencers on Augmented Reality K-12 worth a follow.
Alfonso is also a podcaster and blogger and loves to share his story and passion for education with others.