Alexis Mendez

Alexis Mendez

Assistant Professor of Education
Director of ESOL



  • ESOL/Bilingual Teaching certification – Western Oregon University
  • B.A. Willamette University
  • M.A.T. Willamette University


Prior to coming to Corban, Professor Mendez taught in preschool, kindergarten, and first and second grade bilingual classrooms in Puebla, Mexico; Santa Clara, California; and the Salem-Keizer school district. She was also an adjunct instructor for Corban’s education department for four years before accepting a faculty position in 2012.

In 2000, she helped write and administrate a Title VII grant which created a Spanish-language preschool program in West Salem and focused on early literacy skills and school-readiness for English language learners. Professor Mendez served as the lead teacher for the program.


Alexis and her husband, who is from Puebla, Mexico, live in Salem with their three children.

Why Corban

“It is exciting to be part of educating teachers and to be able to use biblical principles as our baseline. Corban’s strong partnership with local public school districts brings a unique opportunity for us to serve in our community and bring our strengths, talents, and passions to our neighbors in the city beyond our campus.”