Veronika Lopez-Mendez has been in the educational field since 1995. She holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree from San Diego State University and Administrators Credential from the University of San Diego. Currently, she is the Principal of Rosa Parks Elementary in San Diego Unified. Prior to this, she was Program Manager in the Office of Language Acquisition for San Diego Unified School District where she helped to establish 8 Dual Language programs. Veronika has extensive experience implementing, Response to Intervention within a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, providing technical assistance to Two-Way and One Way Immersion as well as Developmental Bilingual programs. During her tenure at The Language Academy(Spanish and French), her work was focused on strengthening both language programs, integrating cutting edge research and improving the overall academic performance of the school.