Carl Hayden Student Achieves Perfect Attendance

Posted by Community Relations Department on 4/23/2014

Vanessa Marie Mendoza has never missed a day of school, from her pre-school and elementary years through four years of Carl Hayden.   Mendoza has been accepted at Grand Canyon University where she will work on a B.A. in Physical Therapy.   While Mendoza was compiling her amazing attendance record, her mother, Josie Gutierrez was following a similar educational route.  She resumed her education when her daughter went to preschool, and both enrolled in the Family Literacy Program at Isaac.  Mom earned her GED in 2000, her A.A. degree from Phoenix College in 2003, her B.A. in 2007 and Masters in 2012.  Gutierrez is currently a 4th-5th grade special education teacher in the Isaac School District.