Mrs. Janea Waite photograph of Janea Waite                     

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I am thrilled to be part of the Mendoza Pup family. I am in my 22nd year as a professional educator. I spent seven years as a classroom teacher, seven years as a reading specialist specializing in reading intervention, and six years as a reading coach before I began my role in 2018 as the Title I School Improvement Specialist at Mendoza Elementary. I have earned a master’s of education degree in Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University, a master’s of education degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Language and Literacy from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education.

I have been married to my amazing husband, Stuart for thirty years. We are proud adoptive parents to our thirteen-year-old son who loves his chiweenie dog more than anything else in the world. I am passionate about learning and love to read to expand my knowledge and skills as an educator. When I am not at school or learning, I like to spend time with family and friends watching movies, playing games, laying by the pool, or engaging in meaningful conversation.


Please let me know if you have any questions about the Mendoza Title I program. I would love an opportunity to talk with you about your child’s learning and success at school!