Mandy Benedix currently works as the Mentor Specialist in Pearland ISD where she created and oversees the district-wide RISE mentoring program. Currently, there are over 400 kids matched with a mentor in this program that is 3 years old. Prior to her current position, Mandy was a classroom teacher for 17 years, 11 of which were in Pearland at Rogers Middle School. She also created and facilitates the district-wide Grit Initiative for the district that is now in its 6th year. This initiative is about changing the culture of our classrooms, schools, and families from one that focuses on the end result to one that recognizes the journey it takes to get there. She has had the opportunity to present in other districts around the state as well as multiple conferences.
Mandy’s passion lies in helping people, especially young people, to dream big, work hard, take risks, and above all be kind.