Mary Lopez

Mary Lopez

Mary Lopez is an Independent Study and home/hospital teacher for the Riverbank Unified School District in Riverbank, California. She scaffolds grade level instruction for students accessing the curriculum through digital pathways. She works with at risk families to develop pathways to lead students back to school. She facilitated CLAD training for teachers in Stanislaus County. She taught 9-12 ELD for 40 years. She was a summer school migrant principal for 6 years. She was the ELD coordinator for the district for 10 years. She helped with the development of the ELPAC for the CDE. Mary was the recipient of the 2003 Anne Richardsons Reading is Fundamental Volunteer of the Year Award as an advocate of family literacy and the development of home libraries. Throughout her 40 year career, Mary has supported teachers as an ELD coach and trainer for the SJCOE as well as for the Riverbank Unified School District. In addition, she has acted as the union site rep and union representative for contract negotiations. She earned her BA in Spanish and English with an MEd in Educational Leadership and administrative credential from National University.