My name is Cindy Maldonado and I am the third-grade teacher at St. Mel School. I was born and raised in a suburb of Chicago to a family full of teachers. I graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI with my Bachelors in Education. There I was a Division 1 Volleyball player for 4 years. I then received a Masters in Administration from Governors State University in University Park, IL. I married Luis Maldonado in 2006 and we have 3 children named Max, Maya and Ella and a chocolate lab named Lucy. We moved to California in July of 2017 and we joined the St. Mel Community at that time. I am starting my 15th year of teaching and I have taught in grades 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th. My family is thrilled to be part of this wonderful school.