Cynthia Rivas Mendes

Cynthia Rivas Mendes

School Board, Ward 5, Brockton, MA

2023 Endorsement

Cynthia is an experienced educator and passionate advocate for social justice. With a background in Special Education, she has spent significant time on the front lines, supporting and empowering students with unique learning needs.

Currently, Cynthia serves as a coach for new teachers, providing them with guidance and motivation to thrive in the classroom. Through individual mentoring and coaching, she helps these educators deliver the highest quality instruction to their students.

In addition to her work in education, Cynthia has dedicated the past four years to serving on the School Committee Ward 2. During this time, she has authored crucial policies to ensure the sustainability of the Brockton Public Schools.

Now, Cynthia is running to represent Ward 5, with a strong commitment to advocating for families and ensuring that every student receives a high-quality education. Her focus is on fostering consistent partnerships between families, schools, and the community.

Cynthia believes in the importance of continuous learning opportunities for educators. She emphasizes the need for teachers to develop and grow their cultural responsiveness, promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion. As a representative, Cynthia will advocate for increased funding and resources for schools. Simultaneously, she is dedicated to ensuring transparency in the school budgeting process, effectively utilizing the city’s resources.

Through her extensive experience and unwavering dedication to education and social justice, Cynthia Rivas Mendes is poised to make a positive impact in Ward 5 and beyond.