Marco MenéndezMarco Vicente Menéndez and his family are new additions to our the mountain community. He and his wife, Cici, have two boys who are attending Loma Prieta Elementary School.
Mr. Menéndez holds a Masters in Education, a BFA in Theatre Studies, and has been working in education for over 20 years. His first 10 years were teaching in California and internationally at nearly every grade level and a wide range of subjects from the social sciences and English to drama, music, and dance. When he transitioned to administration, he first served as a head of school for an international school serving preschool-12 international students in China. After that, he wanted to explore higher education and served as a Dean of Liberal Arts and Student Life for a community college in Oakland, California. During that time, his wife and he also founded their own Mandarin-immersion daycare program serving ages 6 months to age 5. Those experiences proved very insightful when he returned to K-12 education serving as a principal for another international school in China. When Mr. Menéndez accepted his latest offer to serve as an administrator in San Jose, his wife and he fell in love with the city of Los Gatos in general and the Summit community in particular and specifically chose to settle here long term.
In his free time, Mr. Menéndez enjoys astronomy, playing music, outdoor activities, watching FCBarcelona, and spending time with his family. His wife and he are raising their two boys to be trilingual and multicultural.
Mr. Menéndez proudly states, "I consider it a great honor to serve on the LPJUSD Board. I hope that I can offer many positive contributions to this wonderful community."