My name is Courtney Alexander Mendolla and I’m from Matador, TX. I graduated at the top of my class from Motley County ISD in 2009. After graduation I attended Texas A&M University for two years majoring in General Studies with an emphasis in Animal Science. I thoroughly enjoyed A&M but I realized that Texas Tech University had a program better suited for my interest in cattle business where as Animal Science at Texas A&M seemed to be more set up for pre-vets, so I transferred to Texas Tech. After a year I decided to take some time off, I got married to an amazing man who owns his own business within the auto industry and now I have a very rambunctious two-year-old little boy named Rowdy who has lived up to his name since he was born. During my break, I substituted at Motley County ISD and fell in love with teaching. This fall I am going to start a degree in Education and I’m absolutely thrilled because the challenge that comes with teaching young minds fascinates me. I am mostly interested in elementary because they are so thrilled about school and excited to learn. I will be interning for the Motley County Museum and Historical Jail under Marisue Potts and Carol Campbell, I will be helping them with the preparation of the film about Matador called “Lines In the Sand”, museum tours, and website building. With this internship I will gain some experience in my community’s history, which I can carry over to my teaching of young minds!
My son Rowdy Mendolla